STENOGRAPHERS (GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’) EXAMINATION, 2017
The Staff Selection Commission will hold an open competitive Computer Based Examination for Recruitment of Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C Non-Gazetted) in the month of September 2017.
DATE OF COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION: 04-09-2017
CLOSING DATE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION: 15-07-2017 (Upto 5:00 P.M)
Vacancies: Vacancies will be determined in due course.(a) Vacancies of Stenographer Grade C and Stenographers Grade D are in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, including their Attached/Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.
The posts of Stenographers are not identified suitable for Hearing Impaired persons.
Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either:(a) a citizen of India, or(b) a subject of Nepal, or(c) a subject of Bhutan, or(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01.08.2017.
Upper Age relaxation for the SC/ST and OBCs are 5 years and 3 years respectively.
Educational Qualifications: Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
Pay Scale: For Grade C- 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 (Pay Band 2)
For Grade D- 5200-20200 Grade Pay 2400 (Pay Band 1)
Scheme of Examination:The details of computer based examination are mentioned below –
I. General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 Questions carrying 50 marks)
II. General Awareness (50 Questions carrying 50 marks)
III. English Language and Comprehension (100 Questions carrying 100 marks)Total duration for Examination will be 2 hours ( 2 hours 40 minutes for VH/OH)
Indicative Syllabus for SSC Stenographer grade C and D Computer Based Mode Examination:
(1) General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include 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. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
English Language & Comprehension: In addition to the testing of candidates’ understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability, would also be tested.
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There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
Skill test in Stenography:Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of Examination. 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 candidates 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 transcribed on compute.
The transcription time is as follows:- For Stenographer Grade D : 50 minutes (English) 65 minutes (Hindi) For Stenographer Grade C : 40 minutes (English) 55 minutes (Hindi)
MODE OF SELECTION: Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Computer Based Examination. Candidates who qualify in the skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of total marks in the Computer Based Examination.
Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.