Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2023

The Staff Selection Commission will
hold an Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for direct
recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’, Non-
Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’) in various
Ministries/Departments/Organizations including their Attached offices,
Subordinate offices and Statutory bodies of the Government of India
located in various States and Union Territories. Only those candidates
who have skills instenography are eligible to apply.

Dates for submission
of online applications
02.08.2023 to 23.08.2023
Last date and time for
receipt of online

23.08.2023 (2300 hours)
Last date and time for
making online fee
Date of ‘Window for
Application Form
Correction’ and online
payment of Correction
24.08.2023 to 25.08.2023
(2300 hours
Schedule of
Computer Based
October, 2023
Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination:
(a) 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, judgment, 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 thecandidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
(b) General Awareness:
Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidates‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test the 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 studyof any discipline.
(c) For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ General Awareness Paper.
(d) 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. 13. Skill Test in Stenography: (i) The candidates who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the online Application Form) at the speed of 100 words per minute (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 computer.

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
1General Intelligence & Reasoning5050
2General Awareness5050
3English Language and

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