SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2020-21 Highlights


Exam name

SSC Stenographer 2020

Conducted by 

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam level


Mode of exam 


Exam category

Class 12

Exam purpose

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

Eligibility requirement

Only those candidates who have required skills in stenography are eligible to apply

Exam stages

Computer Based Test and Skill Test

Exam duration 

Computer Based Test: 2 hours 

Negative marking 

Computer Based Test: 0.25

Official website


SSC Stenographer 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

Age Limit as on January 1, 2020:


Age limit (In years)

Stenographer Grade C


Stenographer Grade D


Reservation in the upper age limit is provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories:


Relaxation in age (In years)





PwD (Unreserved)


PwD (OBC) 


PwD (SC/ ST)


Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

3 (after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application)



Educational Qualification

Candidates must have completed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board or university.

SSC Stenographer 2020-21 notification

SSC will release SSC Stenographer notification 2020-21 soon. The notification will be available in PDF format on the official website. The notification will contain details such as important dates, number of vacancies, how to apply, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. Candidates are advised to read the notification before applying. 


SSC Stenographer 2020-21 recruitment

SSC Stenographer 2020-21 recruitment is conducted to select Stenographer Grade C and D. The Stenographer Grade C post falls under Group B Non-Gazetted category. The Stenographer Grade D posts comes under Group C category. Only candidates who have desired skills in Stenography can apply for the exam. 

SSC Stenographer 2020-21 Dates

The table below contains SSC Stenographer dates pertaining to the exam.

SSC Stenographer Events

SSC Stenographer Dates

Salient Features

Release of notification

04-Aug-2020 (Delayed)

The notification was scheduled to be released on August 4. However, it has been delayed. The notification will be available in PDF format

Application dates

04-Aug-2020 to 03-Sept-2020 (Delayed)

The application form can be filled online only. The application fees can be paid both online and offline.

Computer-based test date

01-Dec-2020 to 03-Dec-2020 (Likely to be postponed)

SSC Stenographer exam is likely to be postponed as the notification has been delayed. The exam will be conducted across various cities in the country. 

SSC Stenographer 2019-20 dates

SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Events

SSC Stenographer 2019-20 Dates

Salient Features

Date for submission of online applications


The application form was released on September 20, 2019.

Last date to apply online


Candidates could fill the application form till this date.

Last date of online fee payment


Online fee payment was accepted till this date.

Last date of offline fee payment


Candidates could pay the application fees offline till October 22 provided the challan was generated on or before October 20. 

Computer-based test date

16-Nov-2020 to 18-Nov-2020


The CBE of SSC Stenographer 2019-20 which was scheduled to be held from September 10 to 12 has been postponed again. The new exam dates have been announced.


Selection Process of SSC Stenographer

The complete selection process of SSC Stenographer is explained below:

Release of application form: SSC Stenographer application form is released online. The application fee is Rs 100, Women and Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) candidates are exempted from fee payment.

Issue of admit card: SSC Stenographer admit card is released online on the respective regional websites of the commission. Candidates can access their admit cards by logging with registration ID/roll number/candidate’s name and password. 

Computer Based Test: This is the first stage of SSC Stenographer Grade C & D. The computer-based test is conducted for all candidates who successfully register for the exam. The exam comprises three sections, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language and Comprehension. The total marks for the test are 200.

Declaration of result: SSC Stenographer result will be declared online for different stages of exams. The result will be available in PDF format. It will display the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Along with the result, SSC Stenographer cut off marks for various posts and categories are also released. 

Skill Test in Stenography: This stage is conducted for the shortlisted candidates of the Computer Based Test. Candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi. Candidates need to type the dictation at the speed of 100 words per minute for the post of Stenographer Grade C and 80 w.p.m for the post of Grade D.

SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2020-21

SSC Stenographer 2020-21 vacancies will be released along with the notification. However, SSC has not notified regarding SSC Stenographer 2019-20 vacancies. In 2018, total number of vacancies announced for SSC Stenographer Grade C & D exam is 1464, out of which 473 are for Stenographer Grade C and 991 for Stenographer Grade D. 

SSC Stenographer Salary Structure 

The salary structure of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D are as follows.


Grade C (In Rs)

Grade D (In Rs)

Pay Scale



Pay Band

4,200 or 4,600 (Pay Grade 2)

2,400 (Pay grade 1)

Initial Salary



Basic salary



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