SSC Stenographers Recruitment Exam 2016 Announced (Group C & D Posts)

The latest SSC Stenographer grade C & D exam 2016 notification has been released by Staff Selection Commission.The examination is conducted every year as part of the recruitment to the posts of stenographers in central government offices.With the eligibility condition lower than other govt jobs, we can expect many graduates also to apply for these SSC steno exams.


The SSC stenographer grade C & D exam is being conducted every year for posts in the offices of Indian government.,It is similar to the SSC CGL exam with few differences in question paper sections & difficulty level.


Post – Vacancies – Payscale

The exact number of vacant positions will be known only after the results of these exams are out.But we have provided the expected vacancies for stenos based on previous year trends.


1) Stenographer (group C) – approx 50 to 100 openings

2) Stenographer (group D) – approx 1000 vacancies


Post Location: Stenos (gr. C) would be posted in central government ministries/ departments located mostly in Delhi.As these employees come under the payscale of Rs.9300-34800, their salary is around Rs.35,000 /month.


Grade D stenos shall be posted in central govt offices /ministries located in other states across India.With a payscale of Rs.5200-20200, their monthly salary is approx Rs.25000.


Dates to Note

Last date to submit online applications – June 3, 2016 (upto 5 pm)

Written examination to be conducted on – July 31, 2016


Who are Eligible?

To apply for SSC stenographer 2016 exam, you need to satisfy the following conditions,

  • Agelimit: 18 – 27 years as on August 1, 2016 (OBC: +3yrs, SC/ST: +5yrs)
  • Should have passed std.12th on or before 1.08.2016

Since the minimum educational qualification is set as pass in std.XII, candidates who have completed degree are also eligible to apply.


Selection Process

The procedure involves a written examination to be held in the month of July.All those who qualify in this exam shall be called for the skill test in stenography.


The written exam shall consist of the following sections.OMR sheets would be provided to answer as this is not an online test.




Skill Test: Candidates who secure the necessary cutoffs in the written examination would be invited for the skills test in stenography.

You will be required to hear a dictation for 10 minutes in english or hindi at a speed of 80 - 100 words per minute (wpm).This matter should be typed on the computer within 50 minutes (group D) or 40 minutes (group C)

The skill test can also be taken up in hindi language as well but such candidates must learn english stenography after appointment.


Books for SSC Steno Exam:

To help you prepare for the SSC stenographer grade C & D exams, here are some of the guides that can be bought online.


* SSC Stenographer GuideClick here to buy online for Rs.145

* SSC Steno – 20 Practice Papers BookClick here to buy online for Rs.186


There will be no interviews for selection to these positions.So if you qualify in the skill test, appointment is confirmed.


Registration Steps

The application fee of Rs.100 must be paid through online mode only before June 3, 2016. Candidates can also generate the payment challan & pay at any SBI branches.

All female candidates and those belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-Servicemen are filly exempted from payment of fees.They are not required to pay the application amount.

The online application forms can be accessed & submitted only via


Download notice: If you are interested to apply for this SSC stenographer 2016 exam, download the notification from their website here(.pdf) & read it carefully.


For online application link, click here

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