SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus

The SSC Stenographer exam syllabus covers several subjects to assess the candidate’s aptitude and skills required for the Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ positions. Here’s the detailed syllabus:

SSC Stenographer Syllabus:

1. General Intelligence & Reasoning:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Syllogistic Reasoning

2. General Awareness:

  • Current Events
  • India and its neighboring countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity including Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research, etc.

3. English Language & Comprehension:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Writing Ability
  • Comprehension Passage


  • The questions in General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness sections will be of the level of 10th standard.
  • The English Language & Comprehension section will be of the level of 12th standard.

Exam Pattern:

  • Computer-Based Test (CBT):
    • Total Questions: 200
    • Total Marks: 200
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer

Skill Test:

  • Grade ‘C’ Stenographers:
    • Dictation: 10 minutes at 100 words per minute (w.p.m) in English/Hindi
    • Transcription: 50 minutes (English) and 65 minutes (Hindi) on computer
  • Grade ‘D’ Stenographers:
    • Dictation: 10 minutes at 80 w.p.m in English/Hindi
    • Transcription: 50 minutes (English) and 75 minutes (Hindi) on computer

Preparation Tips:

  1. Know the Syllabus: Understand the topics and subtopics in each section.
  2. Regular Practice: Solve previous years’ question papers and mock tests.
  3. Improve Typing Speed: Practice typing to improve speed and accuracy.
  4. Read Newspapers: Stay updated with current affairs and general knowledge.
  5. English Grammar: Focus on grammar rules, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
  6. Time Management: Practice time-bound tests to manage time effectively during the exam.

By following a systematic preparation strategy focusing on each section of the syllabus, candidates can perform well in the SSC Stenographer exam and increase their chances of selection.

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