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SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2022

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SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2022: Every year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds a recruiting examination for the positions of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D.’ The commission announced the SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2022 along with the SSC Stenographer Official Notification on August 20, 2022. SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria include age limit, qualification, nationality/citizenship, etc.

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Applicants between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible to apply for Group C positions, whereas candidates between the ages of 18 and 27 are eligible to apply for Group D positions. The SSC JE 2022 exam is expected to be held in November 2022. Candidates planning to apply for this post must check the eligibility criteria from this article.

SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2022

There are several important criteria that a candidate must meet in order to be considered for the SSC Stenographer 2022 position. The following are the parameters:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Academic Qualification

Let’s go through all the criteria one by one:

SSC Steno Citizenship 2022

All interested candidates must meet the SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria for their nationality. The following are the criteria that candidates must meet:

A candidate must be a citizen of one of the following countries and must meet the nationality requirements of the following countries:

  1. India
  2. Subject of Nepal or
  3. Subject of Bhutan or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Sri Lanka, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Ethiopia, Zaire, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and Myanmar.

The Indian government will give a certificate of eligibility to those individuals who fall under categories 2, 3, 4, and 5.

SSC Stenographer 2022 Educational Qualification

The educational qualifications for the SSC Stenographer 2022 exam are as follows:

  • The SSC Stenographer exam requires a minimum educational qualification of 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised Board or University.
  • All degrees granted by Universities, including technical education degrees/diplomas awarded through Open and Distance Learning modes of study, are recognised for employment in posts and services under the Central Government. It is necessary to ensure that they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau and the University Grants Commission.

Note – All candidates will be required to present original certificates such as mark sheets and Provisional Certificates of Intermediate/Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary.

SSC Stenographer 2022 Age Limit

Candidates must be aware of the SSC Stenographer age limit in order to register for the exam. Those who do not meet the SSC Steno age limit will be disqualified at any level of the examination. Below, we have mentioned the SSC Stenographer age restriction as of January 1, 2022.

PostsAge Limit (In Years)
Stenographer Grade C18 to 30 (Candidates not born before January 02, 1992, and not later than January 01, 2004, are eligible to apply)
Stenographer Grade D18 to 27 (Candidates born not before January 02, 1995, and not later than January 01, 2004, are eligible to apply)

SSC Steno Age Relaxation 2022

Candidates from the reserved categories have relaxation in their upper age limit. The exemption granted to such applicant is detailed below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwD (Unreserved)10 years
PwD (OBC)13 years
PwD (SC / ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)03 years after conduction of military service from the closing date of the application
Candidates who attained domicile in J&K from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.05 years
Defence Personnel that suffered from a disability due to hostilities with a foreign nation or in a disturbed area and were relieved of their duties as a consequence03 years
Defence Personnel that suffered from a disability due to hostilities with a foreign nation or in a disturbed area and were relieved of their duties as a consequence (SC / ST)08 years

The following are the permissible upper age limit relaxations for Group ‘C’ posts only:

Category (Other Backward Classes)Age Relaxation
Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Individuals who have served for 3 years or longer for a continuous and regular period as on the last day of online applicationsUp to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Individuals who have served for 3 years or longer for a continuous and regular period as on the last day of online applications (SC / ST)Up to 45 years of age
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.Up to 35 years of age
Widows / Divorced Women / Women Judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC / ST)Up to 40 years of age
Service Clerks in their last year of service in the Armed ForcesUp to 45 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of service in the Armed Forces (SC / ST)Up to 50 years of age
Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service + 3 years

Note-

  • Candidates should be aware that the only date of birth accepted by the Commission for determining an individual’s age eligibility is the date listed on their matriculation/secondary examination certificate, and no requests for revisions will be considered.
  • Ex-servicemen (ESM) who have previously obtained regular employment in either Group ‘C’ or ‘D’ posts after receiving reservation benefits are ineligible for reservation in the ESM category and the required fee concession.
  • The “call-up service” term is defined as service that is treated as service in the Armed Forces.
  • Dependents, daughters, and sons of ex-servicemen are not eligible for age relaxation. As a result, these candidates should not identify as ex-servicemen.

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SSC Stenographer 2022 Eligibility for Ex-Servicemen

The following are the eligibility criteria for ex-servicemen competing in SSC Stenographer 2022:

  • An applicant who has served in the Indian Union’s Army, Navy, or Air Force as a combatant or non-combatant.
  • Any person who has been released after completing the designated time of duty, or at his own request, or dismissed due to misbehaviour or inefficiency and has been paid a gratuity, including Territorial Army members (pension holders).
  • Candidates for the Army Postal Service who have served in the Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service or who have been released from the Army Postal Service due to medical reasons and have been awarded a medical or other disability pensions.
  • Personnel who had been assigned to the Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to April 14, 1987.
  • All Armed Forces gallantry award winners.
  • Ex-servicemen who are medically discharged receive a medical disability pension.

Candidates who are serving as a Service Clerk in their final year of service in the Armed Forces and are scheduled to be released between September 01, 2020, and August 31, 2022, are eligible for age relaxation. Such individuals will be able to compete for positions only at Armed Forces Headquarters and the Inter-Service Organisation.

SSC Stenographer 2022 Reservation

Reservation is available for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Serviceman/PH, i.e. (Persons with Disability (PWD)/etc. categories as per Government of India guidelines.

The following positions for Stenographers Gr. “C” have been identified:

  • Individuals with disabilities of One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B), and LV (Low vision).
  • The roles of Stenographers Grade “D” have been designated as being appropriate for the exam.
  • The persons who are suffering from disabilities of One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and Leg (OAL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B) and LV (Low vision).

SSC Stenographer 2022 Vacancies

SSC will shortly release SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2022. When we look at the last year’s SSC Stenographer Exam openings, the total number of vacancies advertised for Stenographer Grade D was 1276. The total number of Stenographer Grade C openings announced was 429. The vacancy is projected to remain the same as last year.

Post NameVacancy [2019-20]
Stenographer Grade ‘D’1276
Stenographer Grade ‘C’429
Total1705

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FAQs: SSC Steno 2022 Eligibility

Check some frequently asked questions on SSC Stenographer eligibility 2022 below:

Q.1: What is the maximum age to apply for SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ for an SC category candidate?

Ans: The maximum age for SC candidates applying for Grade ‘C’ will be 35 years.

Q.2: Can 12th appearing candidates apply for SSC Stenographer?

Ans: Candidates must have completed Class 12 in order to apply for the SSC Stenographer exam. Those currently enrolled in Class 12 are ineligible to apply for this exam.

Q.3: Is typing certificate required for SSC Stenographer?

Ans: No. No certificate is required for the SSC Stenographer position. Following the written examination, the SSC administers a skill test (Stenography test means in examination hall an audio start and you have to write that 10-minute dictation in Steno and then transcribe it in English by typing in the computer).

Q.4: What is the selection process for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2022?

Ans: The selection process for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D is a written test & skill test.

Q.5: When is SSC Stenographer 2022 CBT Exam scheduled?

Ans: SSC Stenographer 2022 CBT Exam has been scheduled to be held in November 2022.

We have now provided you with all the relevant details on the SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria. Go through all the details and apply online as per the schedule. Also, start with your SSC Stenographer Preparation for the upcoming exam.

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