8. SSC Stenographers Scheme of Examination 2012
The SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D examination 2012 will consist of a SSC Stenographer written examination and Skill Test in stenography.
(A) Scheme of the Written Examination and Syllabus
The SSC Stenographers written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :
|Part||Subject||Maximum Marks||Total Duration / Timing |
for General candidates
|Total Duration / Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates|
|29.07.2012 ( Sunday )||I||General Intelligence & Reasoning ( 50 questions )||50||2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon||2 Hours 40 minutes 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM|
|II||General Awareness ( 50 questions )||50|
|III||English Language and Comprehension ( 100 questions )||100|
Note – I :
The SSC Stenographer Paper will consist of Objective Type – Multiple choice questions only. The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.
Note – II :
Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic / electrical device for answering any paper ( Test Booklets ). Candidates must not, therefore, bring Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic / electrical device inside the SSC Examination premises.
Possession of these items, whether in use or not, will be considered as “use of unfair means” in the SSC Examination and appropriate action will be taken by the Staff Selection Commission against such candidates, as per extant policy of the Staff Selection Commission. Candidates should not keep mobile phones etc. with them even after switching off.
Note – III :
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the SSC Stenographer questions.
Note – IV :
Discrepancies in Question Paper, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Staff Selection Commission, in writing, within such time as prescribed while placing answer keys on the website of the Staff Selection Commission. Representations submitted thereafter will not be considered.
SSC Syllabus for Stenographers :
SSC General Intelligence & Reasoning :
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The SSC Stenographer test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc.
The SSC Stenographer test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
SSC General Awareness :
SSC Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its SSC Stenographer application to society. SSC Stenographer Exam Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person.
The SSC Stenographer test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These SSC Stenographer questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for Scribe there will be no component of Maps / Graphs / Diagrams / Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.
English Language & Comprehension :
In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his / her writing ability, would also be tested.
(B) Skill Test in Stenography :
Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the SSC Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission will only be called for the SSC Skill Test. It may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the SSC Stenographer Written Examination. The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature and the Staff Selection Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates.
The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m. for the post of SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer only.
The transcription time is as follows :
|For Stenographer Grade ‘D’||50 minutes (English)|
|65 minutes (Hindi)|
|For Stenographer Grade ‘C’||40 minutes (English)|
|55 Minutes (Hindi)|
1. If the candidates do not indicate the medium of SSC Stenography Test in Column No. 14 of the SSC Stenographer Application Form, the Staff Selection Commission will consider English as the medium of SSC Stenography Test for such candidates and the candidates will not be allowed to change the medium at a subsequent stage.
2. There is no exemption from SSC skill test for any category of candidates.
3. Candidates who opt to take the Staff Selection Commission Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their SSC appointment.
4. VH candidates will be required to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes for English Shorthand or in 100 minutes for Hindi Shorthand for the SSC post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ and in 70 minutes for English Shorthand test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand test for the SSC post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’.
5. The Staff Selection Commission Skill Test will be held at the Staff Selection Commission’s Regional / Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Staff Selection Commission.
6. Detailed instructions regarding SSC Skill Test will be sent by the concerned Regional / Sub Regional Offices of the Staff Selection Commission to the candidates called for the SSC Stenographer Skill Test.
9. General Instructions to be complied by the candidates in the SSC Written Examination
i. Candidates must write the papers / indicate the answers in their own hand.
ii. In the SSC Stenographers question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures only will be used.
iii. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the SSC Stenographer Examination Premises / Venue.
iv.If any candidate is found to possess mobile phones or any other means of wireless communication in the working or switched off mode, his / her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith. This will also invite further penal action as per the policy of the Staff Selection Commission.
v. OMR Type of Answer Sheets will be supplied by the Commission for recording their answers of multiple choice objective,type questions. Candidates are advised to read very carefully. The following instructions in their interest :
(a) Side I & II of OMR sheet to be filled in Blue / Black Ball point pen only as per instruction given in OMR sheet.
(b) Candidates should write his / here name, Roll No, Ticket No. Name of the Examination as mentioned in the Admission Certificate, Date of Birth and Test form number correctly in relevant places in OMR sheet. Answer sheet not bearing candidates Name, Roll No, Ticket Number, Test Form Number, signature, left hand thumb impression etc. or in which such details have not been properly shaded will not be evaluated and zero marks will be awarded to them. If any candidate belonging to reserved category does not write and shade the category code properly, they will be treated as belonging to UR category.