SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - February 13 2018

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format will be announced for ‘Grade C & Grade D’ posts organized by SSC (Staff Selection Committee). It is a common exam for aspirants who have successfully finished their Intermediate from a recognised board of the university.

  • The difficulty of questions is expected to be of secondary level but considering the number of participants, there will be a tough competition as usual.
  • The exam will be organized in the online mode
  • SSC Stenographer exam is going to be organized in 2nd week of August 2018
  • SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format includes 200 objective type questions in the Preliminary exam.
  • In pre-exam questions from Reasoning, General awareness and English sections will be asked.
  • Total marks for the exam is 200 which will be organized for 2 hours

SSC Stenographer 2018 eligibility must be checked by aspirants ready to fill the form which will start from the 1st week of June 2018.  All the successfully registered aspirants will be issue Hall Tickets from the 1st week of August 2018. The result of the exam will be published post successful organize the examination.

Highlights Table of SSC Stenographer 2018

Exam ModeOnline Mode
Number of Papers2 (Pre and skill test)
Number of sectionsPre-exam: General Intelligence (Reasoning), General Awareness and English. Skill Test: Typing ability exam
Question paper typeObjective type questions (Pre)
Number of questions200
Total Marks200
Exam duration2 hours
Exam LanguageReasoning & General awareness: Bilingual & English comprehension

Exam Format for SSC Stenographer 2018

SSC organizes this exam in two stages; Preliminary exam and after qualifying this, participants required to go via a skill test.  Pre-exam includes 3 sections i.e., Reasoning, English Comprehension and General awareness. The questions will be classified as per the table is given below:

SectionNumber of questions
General Intelligence (Reasoning)50
General awareness50

Marking Scheme for SSC Stenographer 2018

SSC Stenographer 2018 Preliminary exam includes of 200 objective type questions with the weight of 200 marks carrying 1 mark each. The competition level is quite tough considering the number of participants. The merit list of the students will be based upon the marks scored by the students in preliminary exam. Marking scheme for the exam is given below. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each negative answer.

  • Marks deducted for inaccurate answer: 0.25-mark deduction
  • Marks deduction for not attempted: NIL Marking.
  • Total Questions asked: 200
  • Marks allotted for accurate answer: 1

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format for General Intelligence (Reasoning)

General Intelligence test is a form of psychometric testing that is widely used by corporate employers & Government to help assess aspirants during the appointment procedure. ‘Psychmetric’ is just a fancy way of saying ‘measuring mental ability’ and logical reasoning tests are designed to measure your non-verbal skills. This section includes of 50 questions and marks allotted to this section is 50, hence giving equal importance to each question with 1 mark.

Take a quick look at SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format for General Intelligence.

  • Total Questions asked: 50
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative answer.
  • Maximum marks: 50
  • Time to be invested: 35 – 45 minutes recommended.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per accurate answer.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Syllabus for General Intelligence

Since SSC Stenographer exam is organized for appointment procedure for the aspirants who have finished the intermediate exam. It is also similar to the major appointment exams organized at national and state level. The questions will be asked from the syllabus mentioned in the notification. Hence, syllabus for the section is up to 10th level.

Here is a list of some important topics that could come in the SSC Stenographer exam:

Important Topics
Arithmetical ReasoningAnalytical reasoning
SyllogismMissing character
Number SeriesPuzzle test
Blood Relationship conceptVenn diagram
Number seriesSeries test
Problem-solving analysisDirection test

Books Advisable for General Intelligence

  • Reasoning by Rakesh Yadav Publication
  • Reasoning by R.S Agarwal

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format for General Awareness

This section is basically comprised to check the general knowledge of aspirants. General awareness is the aptitude to discover or too self-conscious of objects things or sensorial systems. To know the concept, they required having an in-depth understanding with regard to the various subjects covered by these appointments. Aspirants required to have a deep understanding of the topics covered in this portion. This section includes 50 questions about the weight of 50 marks carrying 1 mark each.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format for General Awareness:

  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per accurate answer.
  • Maximum marks:50
  • Time to be invested: 25- 30 minutes recommended.
  • Total Questions asked: 50
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative answer.
  • Difficulty level: Secondary

SSC Stenographer 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness

There is no limit as such for the syllabus of General awareness but one can prepare for this section by going via the topics and understanding the format of questions asked in earlier years exams.

Some of the important portion to prepare the general awareness section is mentioned here.

Important Topics
Based on important dates of celebrationGeneral polity
The economy of IndiaBook author’s Name
Scientific researchImportant sports days
 HistoryEconomic Sense
The ConstitutionNewspapers
Present affairs--

Books or content advisable

  • Lucent by Sunil Kumar Singh
  • Yojana Magazine
  • Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format for English language and Comprehension

English comprehension plays the vital role in the selection of an aspirant in any competitive exam. This is the most important section of the exam which checks the grammar ability and basic understanding of concepts concerned with English.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam Format for English is given below:

  • Maximum marks:100
  • Total Questions asked: 100
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deduction per negative answer.
  • Time to be invested: 50-55 minutes recommended.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per accurate answer.

Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension

This section consists 100 questions in the exam and checks the general English of the aspirant. A wide portion based on the comprehension, spotting mistakes, fill in the blanks and questions concerned to vocabulary will be asked in the exam.

Some of the important portion aspirants required to cover to prepare well for the exam is mentioned in the table below.

Important Topics
 English Language based questionsSpotting mistakes
SynonymsReading comprehension
AntonymsSentence structure
One word substitutionGrammer

Books Advisable for English

  • Plinth to paramount by K.D Publications
  • English Language by Kiran Publications
  • General English by Arihant

SSC Stenographer 2018 Skill Test

After qualifying the Preliminary examination, aspirants required to go via skill test to get selected for the post. Aspirants who qualifies the preliminary exam and applicable for the skill test, will be given one dictation for the time duration of 10 minutes in Hindi as well as English with at least speed of 100 words per minute for the stenographer grade C posts while for Grade D the at least speed would be 80 words per minute. The skill test/stenography test will be conducted at different sub-regional offices or at some other centers.

SSC Stenographer 2018 Important Instructions

Aspirants appearing for SSC stenographer 2018 should understand and remember all the aspects of Exam Format. If you are appearing for SSC Stenographer 2018, knowledge about its format and topics that hold importance and significance in the exam will surely give you an upper hand over a well prepared but less informed student.

Here are some important instructions for aspirants appearing for SSC Stenographer 2018:

  • English is considered as the toughest section of all as mentioned previously. It is recommended to divide the topics into three parts as mentioned above. You can divide the topics into sections
  • General Awareness can be a little tricky in SSC Stenographer 2018 at times. However, with complete concepts and deep understanding, you can tackle heavy questions in the section easily. Getting/ Making a handbook that contains important tricks to remember important events will surely help.
  • Okay. I required a little exercise for these
  • I am very bad at it.
  • I am best at these
  • Start with Reasoning section as it consists the calculation portion in some portion. The section does not involve heavy calculations and complex problems. If your concepts about logical reasoning are strong and you are well educated about rules of logic along with exercise of topics, you will have to invest less time in the section.

Dividing topics as per your strength would help you strategize your preparation in a monotonous and healthy attitude. Writing an important synopsis for important topics over the wall of your study table will help you revise in your subconscious every time you look at those.

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