SSC- Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Exam 2015:
SSC will hold examination for the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted) on 31.01.2016. Here is SSC Stenographers Selection Process:
Tentative Vacancies in Ministries/Departments of Central Government:
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) : 50
Stenographer Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted) : 1014
Must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
18-27 years as on 01.08.2015 (Age relaxation as per prescribed rules).
Scheme of Examination:
The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test in stenography.
Written Examination (Objective multiple choice type):
The question paper contains 200 questions each of one mark.
Part I : General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 questions)
Part II : General Awareness (50 questions)
Part III : English Language and Comprehension (100 questions)
Duration of Exam:
Total Duration of Examination for General candidates – 2 Hours
Total Duration of Examination for Visually Handicapped candidates– 2 Hours 40 mins.
Medium of Examination:
The questions will be set in Hindi/English in respect of Parts I & II.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
Skill test in Stenography:
The skill test will be of qualifying nature and the commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates.
The candidate will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/ Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’. The matter will have to be transmitted on computer only. The evaluation will be done electronically only. The time of transcription is as under:
Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 40 minutes (English) & 55 minutes (Hindi)
Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 50 minutes (English) & 65 minutes (Hindi)
Mode of selection:
Candidates will be short listed for the skill test on the basis of their performance (qualifying marks) in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualify in the Skill Test will be recommended for appointment by the commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Allocation of departments will be depend upon their merit position and option exercised by candidates.
General Intelligence & Reasoning:
Questions will be both verbal and non-verbal type. Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. Symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
General awareness of the environment and its application to society. Current events and matters of everyday observation and experience. Questions relating to India and its Neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc.
English Language & Comprehension :
Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. writing ability.
Note: Candidates may also check SSC’s official web page for Examination Notification and date of examination SSC- Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Exam 2015.