SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Recruitment 2018 (SSC Stenographer – 2018)

SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Recruitment 2018 (SSC Stenographer – 2018)

ssc stenographer 2018


SSC organizes an All India level Competitive Entrance Exam for recruitment of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group B – Non-Gazetted) and Grade ‘D’ (Group C – Non-Gazetted). The exam is held annually by SSC for recruiting Stenographer to various Ministries/Central Govt. Department across the nation. The recruitment process involves two stages: Written Test & a Skill Test before finally be absorbed by departments. SSC Stenographer 2018 official notification will tentatively release in 2nd week of June 2018.

Suggested: Read in detail about SSC CHSL 2018 examination.

List of Contents

  1. Important Dates.
  2. Date of Examination.
  3. Mode of Examination.
  4. Medium of Examination.
  5. Eligibility Criteria.
  6. How to Apply?
    1. Application Fee.
    2. Photograph & Signature Specifications.
    3. Application Procedure.
  7. Examination Pattern.
  8. Admit Card.
  9. Results.
  10. Important Links.

Important Dates (Tentative)

Event Date
Submission of online application form starts 2nd week of June 2018
Last date for making application online/offline 2nd week of July 2018
Admit Card issued August 2018
SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Date 2nd week of September 2018
Result Declaration October 2018
Skill Test December 2018
Final Result March 2019

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Date

SSC Stenographer 2018 exam will be held in the month of September 2018. Being a Computer-based exam (CBE), the exam shall be held over 3-4 days.

Mode of Answering

SSC Stenographer 2018 will be a Computer-Based Examination (CBE).

Medium of Examination

The question paper will be in both Hindi and English languages except for the Part 3 of the paper which deals with English language skills.

Eligibility Criteria


Candidates of the following Nationalities can apply for SSC stenographer 2018 exam:

  • Citizen of India.
  • Belongs to Bhutan or Nepal.
  • Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Immigrates from Countries like Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Burma and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam and Ethiopia with the intent of permanent settlement in India.

Age Limit

  • Candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must be below 27 years of age as measured on 01.08.2018.
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PH (GEN) 10 years
PH (SC/ST) 15 years
PH(OBC) 13 years
Ex-Servicemen (GEN) 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years


For the detailed description of age limits, read the official information brochure carefully.

Qualifying Examination

  • Candidate must have passed the 12th examination or its equivalent from any board.
  • The candidate has to produce his/her marksheet or proof of passing the examination by 1st August 2018.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Application Form

SSC Stenographer 2018 application form is not yet released. 

The application forms are expected to be out by 2nd week of June 2018.

Forms will be filled through the official website of SSC only.

Application fee

The application fee of Rs. 100 has to be paid.

The fee can be paid by either of the following methods:

  1. Net Banking.
  2. Credit/Debit Card.
  3. SBI Challan.

Complete Fee is exempted for female candidates, ex-servicemen, and SC/ST/PH candidates. 

Photograph & Signature Specifications

  • Colored Photograph – JPEG/JPG format – 4kb – 12kb in size.
  • Scanned Signature – JPEG/JPG format – 1kb – 12kb in size.

Application Procedure

The application portal for SSC Stenographer 2018 is currently closed.

However, based on last year’s format, following major steps are involved in the form.

  • Visit the official SSC portal site
  • Click on the Registration section
  • Fill the One Time Registration Form.
  • Enter all the required credentials such as personal, academic and contact details.
  • Upload all the required documents such as scanned photograph, signature etc.
  • Once the registration is over the candidates will be provided with the Registration ID and the password on their phone or else on the email address they have provided.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Candidates are requested to take a print out of the application form for further notice.

Admit Card

The admit card for SSC Stenographer 2018 examination will be available from the 3rd week of August 2018 on the official website.

No hard copy of the admit card will be issued by the authorities.

Further details regarding SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2018 will be published soon.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern

SSC Stenographer 2018 test will be 2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for VH/OH) long.

The question paper will be 200 questions in total each carrying 1 mark. The complete paper will have 3 section/subjects:

Section/Subject No of Questions Maximum marks
General Reasoning and Intelligence 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
English Language and Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 200


Each correct answer is rewarded with 1 mark while every incorrect answer results in 0.25 mark deduction.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Cut Off

SSC Stenographer 2018 cut off list will be updated on the official SSC website after the entrance exam has been conducted.


SSC Stenographer 2018 written test results will be declared in the month of October 2018. Selected or shortlisted candidates will be called for the Skill Test or typing test.

The final result of SSC Stenographer 2018 exam will be published in the month of March 2019.

A detailed description of the SSC Stenographer Result 2018 will be published soon.

Use of Link Link
SSC Official Website
SSC Stenographer application Portal
SSC Stenographer 2018 Tentative Vacancies Yet to be published.
SSC Stenographer 2018 brochure/Notice Yet to be published.