Dear Bankersdaily Aspirants,

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has released the most expected notification of the year after the CGL Exam now and aspirants can check the detailed notification of the Stenographer Grade “C” & “D”  recruitment now in this post. The Staff Selection Commission will hold an open competitive Computer Based Examination for recruitment of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’, Non Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’) for various Ministries/ Departments/Organizations in the Government of India.

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Date for submission of online applications 22-10-2018 to 19-11-2018
Last date for receipt of application 19-11-2018 (up to 5.00 P.M)
Last date for making online fee payment 21-11-2018 (5.00 PM)
Last date for generation of offline Challan 21-11-2018 (5.00 PM)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 26-11-2018
Date of Computer Based Examination 01-02-2019 to 06-02-2019


The Vacancies for the SSC Stenographer Grade “C & Stenographers Grade “D” is not released in the official notification and it will be determined in the due course of time. Also, Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Stenographers Grade ‘D’ are in Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of Central Government, including their Attached and Subordinate offices located in various States and Union Territories all over the country.


(a) Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 18 to 30 years as on 01-01-2019 (i.e. candidates born on or after 02-01-1989 and born before or on 01-01-2001)

(b) Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 18-27 years as on 01-01-2019 (i.e. candidates born on or after 02-01-1992 and born before or on 01-01-2001)

c) Permissible relaxation in upper age limit as specified in Para-5 (a) and 5 (b) above and category codes for claiming age relaxation.

Educational Qualifications – STENOGRAPHER GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’ RECRUITMENT 2018

The educational qualification will be considered as on 1st January 2018.

(a) The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

(b) As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.6.2015 published in Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas /certificates including 8 technical education degree/ diploma awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grant Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grant Commission.

(c) All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for Document Verification will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates etc. for completion of Intermediate/ Higher Secondary/ 10+2/ Senior Secondary in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01-01-2019, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be canceled by the Commission. The candidates who can prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut-off date and he/ she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the educational qualification.

(d) Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications will require to be produced by the candidates at the time of Document Verification or as and when required by the Commission, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of the Notice of examination.

Scheme of Examination – STENOGRAPHER GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’ RECRUITMENT 2018

This is a Two-tier exam and the first one is an Online Exam and the second one is a Skill Test in Stenography.

  • Tier I – Online Exam
  • Tier II – Stenography Skill Test

Tier I – Online Exam –  STENOGRAPHER GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’ RECRUITMENT 2018

Date of Exam Part Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
1-2-2019 to 6-2-2019 I General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe as per Para-7 (a) and 7(b) above)
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 100 100

Tier II – Stenography Skill Test – STENOGRAPHER GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’ RECRUITMENT 2018

  • Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will be called for the  Skill   Commission  may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of the Examination. The  Skill  Test will be of qualifying nature and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the Skill Test for different categories of candidates.
  • The candidates will have to appear for the Skill Test in  Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for  10 minutes in English/  Hindi  at  the  speed of 100 word per minute (w.p.m) for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and  80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer. The transcription time is as follows:

S. No. Post The language of  Skill Test Time Duration (in minutes) Time Duration (in minutes) for the candidates who are allowed the use of  scribe in the CBE (Para-7)
1 Stenographer Grade ‘D’ English 50 70
2 Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Hindi 65 90
3 Stenographer Grade ‘C’ English 40 55
4 Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Hindi 55 75

(i)  Candidate s who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their 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 the candidate during the examination.

  • The skill test will be held at the  Commission’s  Regional/  Sub  Regional Offices or at other Centre(s) as may be decided by the Commission.

Aspirants can start applying for the SSC Stenographer Grade “C” & Grade “D”  postings for the year 2018 from the official new website of SSC or from the link that is provided below.

Apply – SSC Stenographer Grade “C” & Grade “D” 2018 Exam 

Aspirants can check the official notification the SSC Stenographer Grade “C” & Grade “D”  postings for the year 2018 from the official new website of SSC or from the link that is provided below.

Official Notification – SSC Stenographer Grade “C” & Grade “D”  2018 – Exam