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SSC Grade 'C' Stenographers Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2017

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an Indian government organization established in 1975, which recruits staff for various posts in the different Ministries and Departments of the Government of India, and in Subordinate Offices. It is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training, and is under the same umbrella.

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The Staff Selection Commission will conduct a Stenographers Grade 'C' Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2017 on 2 July, 2017 for Grade 'C' Stenographers for the following Services/Cadres:

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service Grade 'C'
  • Central Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade 'C'
  • Central Vigilance Commission Stenographers Service Grade 'C'
  • Election Commission of India Stenographers Service Grade 'C'
  • Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade 'C'
  • Stenographers Cadre of Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade-II

Apart from the above mentioned Services/Cadres, Departmental candidates who are also eligible to apply for this examination can also apply,



Important dates

  • 4 April, 2017 - Late Date of Submission of Application
  • 11 April, 2017 - Late Date of Submission of Application in remote areas
  • 2 July, 2017 - Date of Examination

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, your age limit should not be more than 50 years as of the last date of submission of the application, which is 4 April, 2017, or 11 April, 2017 if you come from a Remote Area. The cities included in the category of 'Remote Area' are mentioned later in the article.

The upper age limit is further relaxable if you belong to the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe category, or served up a maximum of three years in case of Defence Service Personnel disabled in operation (eight years in case of SC/ST), or served upto a maximum of three years (eight in case of SC/ST) in Border Security Force and are a disabled personnel of the same during the Indo-Pakistan hostilities of 1971.

Any regularly appointed Grade 'D' or Grade III employee of the following services who satisfy the conditions are eligible to appear for the examination:

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service
  • Central Secretariat Stenographers Service
  • Central Vigilance Commission Stenographers Service and Central Administrative Tribunal Stenographers Service
  • Court Master
  • Election Commission of India Stenographers Service
  • Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service
  • Stenographers Cadre of Indian Foreign Service (B)

You will be considered only for vacancies in your service. For example, if you are a Grade 'D' Stenographer of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers, you will only be eligible for a vacancy in Grade 'C' of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service.

Selection of applicants will be based on the marks obtained in the Competitive Examination.

Only candidates who are already in a government job can apply. You will have to apply through a prescribed application form, which was made available on the official website of the SSC.

Application procedure

To apply, you must apply on or before April 4, 2017 through the application form to:

Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110504

This is relaxed to April 11, 2017 if you are from the following states:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Himachal Pradhesh - Lahalu
  • Himachal Pradhesh - Pangi
  • Himachal Pradhesh - Spiti
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Lakshadweep
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Tripura
  • Sikkim

Application Fee

There is no fee for application, as you are already a government employee. If in case you are not, you are not eligible.

Examination Pattern

PART A

The examination pattern of the written examination is as follows:

Subject

  1. General Awareness
  2. Comprehension and writing ability of English Language

Maximum Marks

100 marks each for both sections

Time for General Candidates

2 hours (single session)

Time for Visually Handicapped Candidates

2 hours 40 minutes (single session)

The written examination may be held in two shifts wherever necessary.

The General Awareness questions will be set both in English and Hindi. A question paper in Braille for candidates who are visually handicapped will not be available.

Visually handicapped candidates with visual disabilities more than 40%, including blind and partially blind candidates, can avail the assistance of a Scribe, and this provision will be granted only to those candidates who have sought a scribe in the application form. No other attendant is allowed along with the candidate inside the examination premises.

Visually handicapped candidates with a degree of visibility less than 40% will not be provided a scribe. This goes for "one eyed" candidates as well.

Each incorrect answer will result in a penalty of 0.25 marks.

The standard of the question paper will be that of the matriculation examination.

PART B

A Shorthand Skill Test will be held in English of Hindi for candidates who qualify in the written examination. You will be required to transcribe your Shorthand Notes on a computer that is provided by the Commission.

Visually handicapped candidates will be provided with Passage Dictators who will read out the transcribed material.

This part of the process carries a maximum of 200 marks.

PART C

In this stage, the commission will evaluate record of service of the candidates based on their performance in the written examination and the Stenography Skill Test. This part of the process carries a maximum of 100 marks.

Syllabus

General Awareness

This section aims to test your knowledge of the environment and society around you, along with your General Awareness of current events and scientific aspects to any observations. India-based questions and that about its neighbouring countries will also be asked. Questions will cover the topics of Culture, Economics, General Politic, Geography, History, Science, and Scientific research.

Comprehension and Writing Ability in English

This section aims to test your understanding and knowledge in English. The topics that questions will come from include synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure, phrases, and idiomatic use of words.

An exercise of passage comprehension is also present.

Shorthand Test

The English test of Stenography/Shorthand will comprise a sectional total of 100 marks, where candidates will have to transcribe in 40 minues.

Exam Centres

The Staff Selection Commission was held in the following nine cities:

  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Raipur

Contact Details

Address:

Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110504

Official Website: www.ssc.nic.in.



About Elizabeth Joseph

Elizabeth Joseph has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering and dabbles in poetry and article writing.
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