SSC Stenographer Skill Test Notification 2021: Latest SSC Notice, Important Guidelines to Follow

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : October 21st, 2021

SSC Stenographer Notification 2021: SSC has published an important notification regarding the SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2019 which is to be conducted on 21 and 22 October 2021. The notification mentions the important guidelines for eligible candidates to follow during the SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2019 and a Demo Link for Stenography Test. Let us check the Notification

SSC Stenographer 2021: SSC has published an important notification regarding the SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2019 which is to be conducted on 21 and 22 October 2021. The notification mentions the important guidelines for eligible candidates to follow during the SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2019 and a Demo Link for Stenography Test. Let us check the Notification

SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2019 Notification

Demo Link for Stenography Test

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Important Guidelines for SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2019

(a) The typed text printout will not be taken following the Stenography Skill Test (Transcription).
(b) Candidates for English Transcription (Typing) should choose English (US) as their Keyboard Layout.
(c) Candidates for Hindi Transcription (Typing) should select Hindi Inscript / Hindi Krutidev / Hindi Remington CBI / Hindi Remington GAIL as their Keyboard Layout.
(d) VH applicants who bring their BRAILLE Typewriter will be assigned a separate seat to prevent disturbing other candidates.
(e) The Commission will supply the computer, keyboard, and shorthand notebook for the exam; no applicants will be permitted to bring their own keyboard.
(f) For the test, candidates must bring their own pen/pencil/sharpener/eraser.
(g) Compensatory Time for qualified candidates will be permitted solely during Transcription (Typing); no compensatory Time will be permitted during Shorthand Dictation.

What is Stenography Test?

Skill test for Stenographer (Grade C & Grade D) will be conducted in which the candidates would be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi at the speed of 80 words per minute (w.p.m.) for the post of Stenographer Grade D and 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade C. The transcription of dictated passage will be allowed on computers only.

First stage

Candidates are required to write down the Speech. Someone will read the written text at the speed of 100 words per minute (w.p.m) for Hindi/English for 10 minutes, i.e. he will speak 1000 words in 10 minutes, you have to carefully listen to the words and you need to write it in your notebook. If you write in the normal way, you may not be able to write it with the speed that is required. To write the speech in a fast way you need to use the technique called “SHORTHAND”.

Nobody except you is going to read the note written by you. The text that you have written in your notebook from listening is going to be used in the second stage of the Skill test.

Second stage:

In the second stage of the test, you need to type the text that you have written in your notebook within the time given below:

For Stenographer Grade - C:

  • 40 minutes (English)
  • 55 Minutes (Hindi)

For Stenographer Grade - D:

  • 50 minutes (English)
  • 65 minutes (Hindi)

Admissible %age of Mistake in Steno Test

  • Normally 5% for UR and 7% for others
  • Relaxable to 7% for UR and 10% for others if adequate candidates are not available

There are two categories of Transcription mistakes decided by SSC-

The following will be considered as full mistakes:

  • Every omission of a word or figure includes the omission of a definite or indefinite article.
  • Every substitution of a wrong word or figure.
  • Every addition of a word or figure or a group of words/figures including the addition of a definite article not occur in the passage.
  • Handwritten additions/corrections/insertions.

The following will be considered as half mistakes:

  • Mis‐spelling, including transposition of letters in a word and also the omission of a letter or letters from a word.
  • Using singular for plural noun and vice versa.
  • Transposition of words/group of words in a sentence.
  • Repeating a word/figure or a group of words or group of figures in the transcript.
  • Wrong use of capital letters at the beginning of the sentence.
  • Omission or placement of the apostrophe in a word in the possessive case, or in contracted words.
  • Insertion of a space in the middle of a word.
  • Lack of space between words.
  • Wrong syllabification of a word at the end of the line.
  • Ambiguous overtyping.
  • Complete and ambiguous overlapping.
  • Omission or wrong placement of the caret sign.
  • Arbitrary and unfamiliar abbreviations.
  • More than one error in a single word.

 More than one error in a single word: All the errors are counted but the total mistakes counted in a single word should not exceed one full mistake.

 Important Points to Remember about Stenography Test:

  • THE SKILL TEST IS OF QUALIFYING NATURE.
  • If a candidate does not indicate the medium of STENOGRAPHY TEST in the relevant column of the Application Form, the Commission will consider ENGLISH as the medium of stenography test for such candidates and the candidates will not be allowed to change the medium at a subsequent stage.
  • There is no exemption from skill tests for steno for any category of candidates.
  • Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment
  • VH candidates will be required to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand Test for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’.
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FAQs

  • SSC Stenographer Skill Test 2019 is to be conducted on 21 and 22 October 2021.

  • Skill test for Stenographer (Grade C & Grade D) will be conducted in which the candidates would be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi at the speed of 80 words per minute (w.p.m.) for the post of Stenographer Grade D and 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade C

  • Yes, the SSC Steno Skill Test is qualifying in nature.

  • SSC Steno Selection Process involves following stages:

    • Stage 1: Computer Based Test (CBT)
    • Stage 2: Skill Test in Stenography
    • Stage 3: Document Verification


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