SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus 2020-2021

SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2020 has been released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The SSC Stenographer for Grade-C and Grade-D is a highly competitive exam in the SSC exam. The stenographer job post is one of the most demanding jobs among India including the job offers security, stability and ample opportunities to learn and improve career.

SSC Stenographer Exam Detail 2020

Organization Staff Selection Commission
Category Central Government
Exam Name Stenographer Grade-C & Grade-D Examination
Selection_Process 1. Computer Based Test
2. Skill Test
3. Document Verification
Job Location Across India

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern

Stage-1 Stage-2
Computer Based Test Skill Test

SSC Stenographer Exam Questions, Marks & Time

Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks Test Time Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 Questions 50 Marks 2 Hours
General Awareness 50 Questions 50 Marks
English Language 100 Questions 100 Marks
Total Marks 200 Questions 200 Marks
  • Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability comprises of 50 marks each.
  • The English Language comprises of 100 marks.
  • The Computer Based Test will contain MCQs and is of 2 hours duration.
  • There is negative marking for incorrect answers; 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC Stenographer Exam Syllabus

For General Intelligence & Reasoning

The following are the topics covered in the General Intelligence & Reasoning section in SSC Stenographer Exam 2020-2021:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Problem Solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discriminating observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetic reasoning
  • Verbal & Figure Classification
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Non-verbal series etc
  • Abstract ideas & symbols
  • Relationship, arithmetic computation, analytical functions of abstract ideas & symbols
  • Paper Folding
  • Coding and Decoding

For General Awareness

The following are the topics covered in the General Awareness & Knowledge section in SSC Stenographer Exam 2020-2021:

  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • Indian Neighboring countries Sports
  • History: Indian Independence Movement, Mughal Empire, etc.
  • Indian Art and Culture
  • Geography: Soil in India, Indian Crops, Farming and Irrigation in India, Indian Rivers, etc.
  • Economic Scene: Indian Economy, India and World Economics Scenes
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research, Science& Technology
  • Countries, Currencies, and Capitals
  • Knowledge of Books and Authors
  • Days and Events

For English Language & Comprehension

  • Basic English Grammar & sentence structure
  • Parts of Speech: Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Preposition, Conjunction, etc.
  • Articles
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Spotting Errors
  • Parajumbles
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Comprehension Reading

SSC Stenographer Syllabus For Skill Test

The expected speed is 100 words per minute for Stenographer Grade C posts and 80 words per minute for Grade D posts.

Positions Test Language Total Time Duration
Stenographer Grade C English 55 Minutes
Stenographer Grade C Hindi 75 Minutes
Stenographer Grade D English 70 Minutes
Stenographer Grade D Hindi 90 Minutes

Recommended Books For SSC Stenographer Exam

This list help to choose the right study material and Books for SSC your SSC Stenographer Grade-C and Grade-D exam preparation 2020 & 2021:

For SSC Stenographer Reasoning 1. Verbal Reasoning by 'R.S. Aggarwal'
2. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by 'R.S. Aggarwal'
3. A new approach Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning (Arihant) by 'BS Sijwali'
4. Analytical Reasoning by 'M.K Pandey'
For SSC Stenographer English 1. Word Power made Easy by 'Norman Lewis'
2. Objective General English by 'R. S. Agarwal and Vikas Agarwal'
3. Descriptive General English by 'S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma'
4. High School English Grammar by 'Wren and Martin'
For Stenographer General Awareness 1. Lucent 'GK'
2. Pratiyogita Darpan


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