SSC - Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ Examination: Tips and Strategies

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is all set to conduct a Combined All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of  Stenographer Grade ‘C’ ( Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted ) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’(Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted). The Examination, for which the minimum qualification is intermediate/12th pass or equivalent, is scheduled to be held on 31st January 2016.

Scheme of Examination: The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test in stenography.

A. Scheme of the written examination and syllabus: The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below:

Date of Exam



Maximum Marks

Total Duration/ Timing for General candidates

Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped/cerebral pulsy candidates

31st January 2016 (Sunday)


General Intelligence & Reasoning

(50 questions)


2 Hours

10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon


2.00PM to 4.00PM

Note: Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.





2 Hours 40 mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM

OR 2.00PM to 4.40PM Note: Note: Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift.


General Awareness

(50 questions)



English Language and Comprehension



Note: The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

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Since it’s time for SSC - Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ Examination 2015, the exam experts of are provided here with some important tips and strategies related to all the 3 parts of the said exam. Take a look:

General Intelligence: Tips

The preparation of Reasoning Section requires mental alertness and logical skills of Aspirants. To gain expertise in this section, candidate should understand the nature of questions by practicing similar questions from model papers and previous year exam papers. The questions in this section are included from topics like Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning including topics- Analogy, Symbolic Operation, Classification, Syllogism, Inferences, Number Series, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Venn Diagrams etc.

General Awareness: Tips

This section is considered as one of the interesting sections in SSC - Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ Examination. For preparation of this section, the candidates should keep an eye over latest happenings of the country. The topics included in GA Section comprise History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

English Language: Tips

English Language is the highly scoring sections in SSC - Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ Examination, which requires good command over English language. For this, the candidates are required to strengthen their vocabulary power in order to score well. This section generally includes Passage Based questions, Common Error in Sentence, Rapid Fillers, Cloze Test, Antonyms, and Synonyms etc.

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