SSC Stenographers Grade C and Grade D 2016 Scheme of Examination

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The SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D examination 2016 will consist of a SSC Stenographer written examination and Skill Test in stenography.

A. Scheme of the SSC Stenographer Written Examination and Syllabus

The SSC Stenographers written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :

Date of ExamPartSubjectMaximum MarksTotal Duration / Timing for General candidatesTotal Duration / Timing for Visually Handicapped / cerebral
palsy candidates
31.07.2016(Sunday)IGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning ( 50 questions )502 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon Or 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

Note : Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed after
9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.
2 Hours 40 minutes 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM Or 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

Note : Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.
IIGeneral Awareness ( 50 questions )50
IIIEnglish Language and Comprehension ( 100 questions )100

Note – I : The question except in part III will be set both in English & Hindi.

Note – II :

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Note : The Commission reserves the right to conduct the examination in computer based mode. The Commission also reserves the right to add an additional Tier in the scheme of Examination.

Syllabus for SSC Stenographers Written Examination 2016 :

General Intelligence & Reasoning :

It would include questions of both verbal and non – verbal type. The 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 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.

General Awareness :

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. 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 test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring 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.

Note :

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability / cerebral palsy affected candidates 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 Written Examination as may be prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission will only be called for the SSC Skill Test. Commission 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 evaluation of transcription will be done electronically 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 )

Note :

1. If the candidates do not indicate the medium of SSC Stenography Test in SSC Stenographer Application Form, the Staff Selection Commission will consider English as the medium of SSC Stenography Test for such candidates.

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, failing which their probation may
not be cleared by appointing departments. Candidates have to work as English / Hindi stenographers as per the functional requirement of the User Office irrespective of the medium of Skill Test of candidate during the examination.

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.

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. Candidates are not permitted to use electronic gadgets except as specified in the Notice. They should
not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Premises / Venue for papers for which their use
is not permitted.

iii. 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 and he / she will be
debarred form the Commission‟s examination for a period upto three years.

Whenever applicable, the candidates must indicate / write the answer either in Hindi or in English. If answers are indicated / written partly in Hindi and partly in English and vice versa, the Answer script
will not be evaluated.

In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures only will be used.

OMR type of Answer Sheets will be supplied by the Commission to candidates for recording their answers of Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions. Candidates are advised to read very carefully, the instructions, placed on the Commission‟s website ( Candidate‟s Corner ), and instructions on OMR sheets / Question Papers in their own interest. Model OMR sheet is also provided on the website to enable the candidates to practice proper marking of the answers in objective type papers.

Part A and Part B of OMR answer sheet to be filled in dark black ball point pen only.

Candidate should write his / her name, Roll Number, Ticket Number and Question Booklet Serial Number correctly in the relevant places in OMR Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet not bearing candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Question Booklet Serial Number, Signature and left hand thumb impression or improper / incomplete coding of these details will not be evaluated. The Commission prima-facie considers mistakes in such details / coding as attempt to commit malpractice in the examination or to impersonate. Candidates are advised to follow these instructions meticulously and ensure that the above details are duly and fully coded in the appropriate places.

If any candidate belonging to Visually Handicapped ( VH ) category does not write and shade the category code properly, they will not be treated as belonging to PH category.

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SSC Stenographers Grade C and Grade D 2016 Scheme of Examination


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