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SSC Stenographer 2022: Registrations Open; Apply Now


SSC Stenographer 2022: The Staff Selection Committee (SSC) has released the SSC Stenographer official notification for Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2022 via its official regional websites on August 20, 2022. The application window to apply for the examination will be open till September 5, 2022. The SSC Stenographer exam date 2022 is scheduled in the month of November 2022 in CBT mode across various exam centres in India.

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The SSC will conduct the SSC Steno exam every year for the recruitment of Stenographers for General Central Service Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ Non-Gazetted posts in various Central Government Ministries/Departments, in different States & Union Territories. The total SSC Stenographer vacancy will be notified in the official notification when released. Read on to find out more about the SSC Stenographer exam 2022.


SSC Stenographer 2022: Exam Overview

SSC conducts an exam to shortlist skilled stenographers for services in various departments of Government. Competent candidates with knowledge and skills will be eligible for the recruitment of stenographers. Check the overview of the SSC Steno 2022 exam below.

Particulars Details 
Exam Name SSC Stenographer
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam LevelNational level
Exam FrequencyOnce a year 
PurposeFor recruitment of Stenographer Grade C and Grade D for various ministries and Government departments of India.
Mode of ExamOnline
StagesComputer-based test and skill test
Duration2 hours for the computer-based test
SSC Official Website ssc.nic.in

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What is the SSC Stenographer Exam?

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC steno exam via online mode. The officials conduct the exam for recruitment of Stenographer Grade C and D for various ministries and organisations. The SSC Steno exam will begin in November 2022 tentatively. Eligible candidates need to qualify for both the computer-based test and skill test in order to get selected.

SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2022

The SSC officials conduct the national-level competitive exam and skill test to shortlist the skilled candidates for the post of stenographer. Aspirants who clear both the stages will be eligible for recruitment to the below-mentioned post.

S.NoName of the Post
1Stenographer Grade C (Group B, Non-Gazetted)
2Stenographer Grade D (Group C)

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2022

The officials have not released the vacancies for the post of stenographer on the SSC Stenographer notification 2022. The vacancies of stenographers will be in ministries/departments/organisations of the central government. For 2020, the commission released a total of 842 vacancies, out of which 87 vacancies were for Stenographer Grade C and 757 for Stenographer Grade D. The SSC Stenographer vacancy 2022 details are yet to be released by the authorities.

SSC Stenographer Important Dates 2022

Candidates who wish to take the test must go through the dates. The officials release the schedule of recruitment via online mode. Each aspirant must follow the dates and appear for each event accordingly. Check below the dates of SSC stenographer recruitment 2022.

EventsKey Dates
Release of SSC Stenographer Notification 2022August 20, 2022
Commencement of Online Application Form August 20, 2022
Deadline to Apply for the ExamSeptember 5, 2022
Last date for Generating Online ChallanSeptember 5, 2022
Last date for Making Online Fee PaymentSeptember 6, 2022
Last date for Fee Payment through ChallanSeptember 6, 2022
SSC Steno Admit Card Release DateTo be notified
SSC Stenographer Exam DateNovember 2022
Answer Key Release DatesTo be notified
SSC Stenographer Result Declaration DateTo be notified
Skill Test DateTo be notified
Declaration of Final ResultTo be notified

SSC Stenographer 2022: Eligibility Criteria

The SSC prescribes the eligibility criteria to apply for the recruitment exam. Interested candidates must check the conditions and be ready with the documents proving their eligibility for verification at later stages. The eligibility criteria comprise age, academic and nationality requirements. The officials will disqualify the candidates found ineligible at any stage of selection. Check the SSC Stenographer eligibility criteria below:


Aspirants must be either:

  1. A citizen of India 
  2. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan

Age Limit

  1. Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old to apply for the exam.
  2. The Upper Age limit for Stenographer Grade C and Grade D is 30 and 27 years, respectively.
  3. The officials provide relaxation in the upper age limit to the reserved category candidates. 

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have passed the +12 or equivalent exam from a recognised board. 

SSC Stenographer Registration 2022

The commission will accept the applications of the candidates via online mode only. Aspirants must check the dates of application and apply accordingly to avoid rejections. The SSC will not be responsible in case the candidates are unable to submit their applications before the deadline. Check below the steps to apply for an SSC stenographer.

1st Step: Registration

Candidates will need to register with necessary details such as name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc. A registration number will be generated on successful registration.

2nd Step: Fill out the Application Form

Log in and fill the application form with personal, academic and contact details. Aspirants will also need to provide a preference for the exam centre.

3rd Step: Upload the Documents

Aspirants need to upload a scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications.

4th Step: Pay the Application Fee

Candidates require to pay an application fee of INR 100 via any of the online payment modes. There is an exemption of fee for women and SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen aspirants.

SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2022

SSC will release the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2022 admit card via respective regional SSC websites. Only the registered aspirants will be able to access the hall ticket via online mode. Candidates should carry the admit card to the examination hall along with the identity proof. The SSC Stenographer Admit Card includes the date, time, venue and other examination details. 

SSC Stenographer Exam Centres 2022

The officials provide an opportunity for the candidates to provide their preference for the exam centre during the application process. Check below the SSC steno exam centres:

RegionsExam Centres
SSC Northern Region (NR) Rajasthan, Delhi, UttarakhandDelhi, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Sriganganagar, Udaipur, Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee.
SSC Central Region (CR) Uttar Pradesh, BiharBhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Agra, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj, Varanasi.
SSC Western Region (WR) Maharashtra, Gujrat, GoaPanaji, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune
SSC Eastern Region (ER) West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Andaman Nicobar Island, SikkimPort Blair, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Gangtok, Kolkata, Siliguri.
SSC Southern Region (SR) Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil NaduGuntur, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Puducherry, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Hyderabad, Warangal.
SSC North Eastern Region (NER) Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, MizoramItanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati (Dispur), Jorhat, Silchar, Churachandpur, Imphal, Ukhrul, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Agartala.
SSC North Western Region (NWR) Haryana, Punjab, J&K Ladakh, Himachal PradeshChandigarh, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Samba, Srinagar, Leh, Amritsar, Jalandha.
SSC Kerala Karnataka Region (KKR) Karnataka, KeralaBelagavi, Bengaluru, Hubballi, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur.
SSC Madhya Pradesh Region (MPR) Madhya Pradesh, ChattisgarhBilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates must know the exam pattern before attempting the exam. Check the detailed exam pattern below.

Computer-Based Test

The commission prescribes the pattern for the competitive exam of the stenographer. Candidates appearing for the test must go through the details of the paper to get an overview. The exam will consist of objective questions in both English and Hindi language. Aspirants will get two hours to attempt the complete paper. Check below the SSC Stenographer exam pattern:

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks 
IGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning5050
IIGeneral Awareness5050
IIIEnglish Language and Comprehension100100

Skill Test

Post the announcement of the CBT result, candidates will need to appear for the skill test. The officials conduct this test to assess the speed of the candidate. Aspirants will get 10 minutes for dictation in Hindi or English at the speed of 100 words per minute for the post of Stenographer Grade C whereas those who applied for the post of Stenographer Grade D will need to write 80 words per minute. The officials conduct the skill test at the regional offices of the commission. Candidates who clear the skill test will be provisionally selected for the post.

Check more details of the SSC exam pattern in the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern and prepare well for the upcoming exam.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2022

The officials provide the syllabus for the computer-based examination. Candidates must check the section-wise topics and plan the preparation accordingly. Aspirants can buy books or use online resources to cover the topics. Check the SSC Steno syllabus below:

General AwarenessCurrent events, History, Geography, Culture
English Language and Comprehension Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence structure, Antonyms, Synonyms 

Check here for detailed information on SSC Stenographer Syllabus.

SSC Stenographer Answer Key 2022

The officials are likely to release the provisional SSC Stenographer Answer Key of the computer-based examination via online mode. The answer key is expected to be released after some days of the exam. They can be downloaded by the test-takers to know the correct responses to the questions asked in the test. Also, candidates can raise objections in online mode before the deadline by paying a fee of Rd. 100 per question.

The officials will scrutinise and release the final answer key after announcing the result. The committee’s decision in this regard will be final and cannot be challenged.

SSC Steno Result 2022

The officials release the result of the competitive exam via online mode. The SSC Stenographer Result will be available in PDF format. Candidates must check the result and download the same for future reference. The result will mention the post name, exam name, candidate’s qualifying status, etc. Aspirants clearing the written exam will be eligible for the skill test. The SSC Stenographer scorecard will be available for qualified candidates after the declaration of the result.

SSC Stenographer Cutoff 2022

The officials will release the cut-off online on the official website. Candidates must check the minimum marks required for qualifying for the exam. The officials consider several factors such as the number of test-takers, difficulty level of the paper etc. to determine the cut-off. Check below the SSC Stenographer Cutoff for the computer-based exam:

CategoryQualifying Marks
Unreserved  30%
OBC/EWS  25%
All other categories  20%

SSC Stenographer Selection Process 2022

The officials will provide the final selection based on the merit of the candidates in the computer-based exam and skill test. After completing the selection process, aspirants will be called for the document verification round. Candidates need to bring all the specified documents to verify the details. The applicants who clear the document verification round will be eligible for recruitment as stenographers. 

SSC Stenographer 2022: Pay Scale

The selected candidates will be eligible for recruitment to the applied post. Check below the SSC Stenographer salary structure for Grade C and Grade D.

ParticularsGrade C (In INR)Grade D (In INR)
Pay Scale9,300-34,8005,200-20,200
Pay Band4,200 or 4,600 (Pay Grade 2)2,400 (Pay grade 1)
Initial Salary5,2005,200
Basic salary14,5007,600

FAQs on SSC Stenographer 2022

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding SSC Steno exam 2022.

Q.1: What is the qualification required to apply for the SSC Stenographer exam?
Ans: 10+2 pass-outs are eligible to appear for the SSC steno exam. 

Q.2: What is the responsibility of the SSC Stenographer post?
SSC Stenographer is responsible for speech writing, helping in public relations etc. in various ministries of the government.

Q.3: What are the qualifying marks for the recruiting exam?
Ans: The qualifying mark for an SSC stenographer is 30% of the total marks. 

Q.4: When is the SSC Steno exam 2022 scheduled?
Ans: The SSC Stenographer exam date 2022 is scheduled in the month of November 2022.

Q.5: What is the minimum age limit to apply for the computer-based examination?
Aspirants need to be a minimum of 18 years old to apply for the exam.

Q.6: What is the application fee to apply for the exam?
Ans: The application fee is INR 100 to apply for the exam of SSC Stenographer.

Q.7: What is the skill test of an SSC Steno?
The skill test is one of the criteria for selection for the post of Stenographer. The test will assess the skills of the candidates.

Q.8: What is the upper age limit to apply for the post of SSC Stenographer Grade C?
Ans: The candidates must not be more than 30 years to apply for the post of SSC Stenographer Grade C.

Q.9: What are the selection criteria for the recruitment of SSC Stenographers?
The officials will consider the performance of the candidates in the computer-based exam and skill test to shortlist the aspirants for recruitment.

Q.10: Can I challenge the answer key released by SSC?
Yes, aspirants have the provision of challenging the answer key via online mode with a fee of INR 100 per question.

Also check;

SSC Steno NotificationSSC Steno Admit Card
SSC Steno Exam PatternSSC Steno Syllabus
SSC Steno Answer KeySSC Steno Result
SSC Steno CutoffSSC Steno Salary
SSC Steno Preparation TipsSSC Steno Books

We hope that this article provided you with everything you needed to know regarding SSC Stenographer 2022. Stay tuned to Embibe to catch all the updates about the SSC Steno Exam 2022!

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