SSC Stenographer 2023 skill Test exam dates are out

SSC has released the exam dates for the stenographer skill test and that is notified on its official website and the skill test is going to be conducted on the 3rd and 4th January of 2024.

SSC Stenographer 2023 Final Answer Keys out

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has issued the final answer key for the 2023 Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam. The final answer key can be downloaded from the official website The Online exam result was announced on November 24, 2023. The examination was held on October 12 and 13. The Direct link of the SSC stenographer 2023 final answer keys is given below. Candidates need to enter their roll number and DOB to download the answer keys.

Click Here for the SSC Stenographer 2023 final Answer keys

1. SSC Stenographer 2023 Notification

The SSC Stenographer 2023 notification was released on 2nd August 2023 . SSC has released 1207 posts for stenographers. The online application link will be available from 2nd August to 23rd August.  The online exam for SSC Stenographers is expected to be conducted in October 2023. 

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds the SSC Stenographer exam to find qualified candidates for the positions of Grade C and D stenographers in central government agencies. Every year, thousands of students apply for it because it is one of the most sought-after government jobs. Details about all the aspects included in the SSC Stenographer exam, such as the exam date, admit card date, eligibility, hiring procedure, course outline, pay scale, etc. are mentioned.

This exam is counted annually and the number of vacancies will always increase by the end of the entire selection process. The main advantage of applying for this exam is that candidates can apply for the SSC Stenographer and then prepare for the exam. A stenographer post is considered one of the easiest jobs with the required shorthand skills. Qualified candidates will be able to work across various ministries. The link to the SSC Stenographer 2023 notification is given below.

Click Here for the SSC Stenographer 2023 Notification

2. About SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam pattern

For the SSC Stenographer 2023 recruitment is for the positions of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade ‘D’ (Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted), the Staff Selection Commission holds an All India Open Competitive Examination.There are two exam stages in SSC Stenographer which is given below.

2.1 Computer Based Test (CBT)

 Computer-based tests will be divided into four sections: general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, and English language and comprehension. Examination time is 2 hrs. The candidate has to complete 200 questions in the given time. While physically handicapped candidates will have 2 hrs 40 minutes. The following is the table of weightage of marks with different topics. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. In order to avoid negative marking candidates are advised to mark the answers correctly.

Part  Subject  No. of  


Maximum Marks
  I  General Intelligence &  Reasoning 50  50 
  II  General Awareness  50  50
  III English Language and Comprehension  100 100


The candidates who have qualified for this Computer based examination (Tier-I ) will be called for a Tier-II(skill test)/interview and only those who clear both stages will be offered an appointment.

2.2 Skill Test:

The Computer Based Examination’s shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to show up for the Stenography Skill Test.  Below given is the detailed time of the examination schedule.

S.No Post  Language   Time  Time

(for reserved Candidates)

Stenographer  Grade- D English  50 mints 70 mints
Hindi  65 mints 90 mints
Stenographer  Grade – C English  40 mints 55 mints
Hindi  55 mints 75 mints

3. About IACE coaching for SSC Stenographer

The IACE coaching for SSC aspirants is the best way to prepare for the SSC stenographer exam. The program is designed in a way that helps the candidate understand every topic in depth. Other than that, the program has real-time projects and assignments. Interested Candidates can join IACE SSC Coaching because the program has a unique way to prepare for a stenography position. This program breaks down every topic into small parts and makes it easy for the candidate to understand everything.

4. SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam Highlights

The SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam Highlights are documented below that provide an in-depth analysis of the exam and highlights of the exam. It features an overview of the exam, exam time duration, and other related information.

Exam Name SSC Stenographer 2023
SSC Full Form Staff Selection Commission Combined 
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Vacancies To be notified
Category Government Jobs
Exam Type National Level
Mode of Application Online
Online Registration 23.08.2023
Mode of Exam Online
Exam duration 2 hours
Eligibility Indian citizenship & 10+2   (bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline)
Selection Process
  • Tier 1 (Qualifying)
  • Tier 2 (skill test)
Official Website


Since the SSC Stenographer Grades “C” and “D” are divided into 2 levels, details of each level and syllabus are mentioned separately.

5. SSC Stenographer 2023 Online Application & Fee

Online Application

The SSC Stenographer 2023 Online Application Process is now open. Interested candidates can apply for the exam by filling out the online application form available on the official website of SSC. One needs to create an account on the website and then apply for the post.

Candidates who are interested in applying for these posts can check out the eligibility criteria, educational qualifications &  age limit.

The mode of application for the SSC Stenographer exam is Online. To register for the SSC Stenographer 2023 exam following steps are needed.

  • The candidate must first register in the SSC online portal
  • Then log in with the SSC user Id and password and go to the latest notification on SSC Stenographer 2023 to apply for the SSC Stenographer 2023 exam.
  • Update your profile with id proof like Aadhar, voter id, etc, and a digital copy of your recent Passport size photo and signature.
  •  Mobile number and Email ID  are verified through OTP, so candidates are advised to give proper and accurate information.
  • After verifying all your details, submit the form and you will be directed to the payment portal.
  • Payment and submission confirmation will be done through the registered mail id.
  • Then please wait for the SSC Stenographer  2023 Tier -I Admit card or follow IACE blogs.

SSC Stenographer 2023 Application Fee

The application fee for SSC Stenographer 2023 exam is as below.

S.No Category Fee
1 All others  100/-
2 All Category Female Nil
3 SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen Nil


Examination fee needs to be paid online through a debit card or credit card only.

6. SSC Stenographer 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the post of SSC Stenographer 2023 are given below:

6.1Educational qualifications:

Candidates should be a graduate of a recognized university or institute. They should have studied English, Hindi, and Mathematics/Accounts at 10+2 level or equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate.

6.2 Age Eligibility 

The SSC Stenographer 2002 notification specifies an age limit range of 18-30  years for the exam, candidates who are 18 years old can apply.

 Stenographers Grade C: 18 to 30 years are eligible to apply. 

Stenographers Grade D: 18 to 27 years are eligible to apply.

The upper-age candidates can avail of age relaxation. The Age relaxation for SSC stenographer 2023 is given below. 



Category  Age-relaxation is 
01  SC/ ST  5 years
02  OBC  3 years
03  PwD (Unreserved)  10 years
04  PWD (OBC)  13 years
05  PwD (SC/ ST)  15 years
06  Ex-Servicemen                 3 years
07  Defence Personnel disabled  3 years
08 Defence Personnel disabled (SC/ ST) 8 years
10  Central Govt. Civilian Employees: with regular service of  3  years. Up to 40 years of age
11  Central Govt. Civilian Employees: with regular service of  3  years.

 (SC/ ST)

Up to 45 years of age
12  Widows/ Divorced Women/Women  separated and not remarried. Up to 35 years of age


7. SSC Stenographer 2023- Important Dates

The SSC Stenographer 2023  Notification for the online examination is released. The SSC Stenographer 2023 Important Dates are given below. The following is a list of the critical dates for the SSC Stenographer 2023 examination.

Stenographer Grade C & D  Examination 2023 

Activity Dates
Dates for submission of online applications 2nd August 2023.
Last date and time for receipt of online applications 23rd August 2023 (11 pm)
Last date and time for making online fee payment 23rd August 2023 (11 pm)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 23rd August
Date of „Window for Application Form  Correction‟ and online payment of  Correction Charges. 24.08.2023 to 25.08.2023

(2300 hours)

Schedule of Computer-Based Examination 12th & 13th October 2023 
SSC Stenographer Skill test exam dates 3rd and 4th january

8. SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure

The SSC Stenographer Selection Procedure has various steps that need to be followed by the applicants. There will be more vacancies than last year for Stenographers Grade-I in various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India.

The Stenographer Selection procedure consists of two steps:

Stage 1: Computer-based test 

 Stage 2: Skill test.

 Document verification:

All the candidates who are qualified in both exams are needed to show up for document verification with photocopies and the original documents. This is not a qualifying part but it is important because any discrepancy in the certificates leads to disqualification.

9. SSC Stenographer Syllabus 2023

The syllabus for Tier-I of SSC STENOGRAPHER  2023 is given below Subjects  Topics
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 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 the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation, and other analytical functions, etc
2 General Awareness It may include questions from the following topics,

India and its 20 neighboring countries, especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research, etc.

3 English Language & Comprehension Its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and correct usage, etc.


The syllabus for Tier-II (Skill test ) of SSC STENOGRAPHER 2023 is given below

Skill test is the second qualifying exam in the procedure for the position of stenographer grade “C” . Candidates will be required to transcribe one 10-minute dictation in either English or Hindi at a speed of 100 words per minute (w.p.m.) or 80 w.p.m. for the position of stenographer grade “D.

10. SSC Stenographer Vacancy 2023:

The openings for Grades C and D positions is announced by the Staff Selection Commission. There will be 1207 (tentative) vacancies for stenographers. It is available, we will update the vacancy for each category. The vacancy of SSC Stenographer 2023 is given below.

  category Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Stenographer Grade ‘D’
SC 13 165
ST 03 88
OBC 22 272
EWS 06 90
UR 49 499
Total 93 1114

11. SSC Stenographer Cut-Off: Expected & Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks

SSC Stenographer examinations are administered by the Staff Selection Commission for positions with the Indian government. In connection with the relevant SSC  Tier-I and Tier-II Exam, the SSC SSC Stenographer cut-off 2023 for CBT has been announced along with the result. Applicants can check below the cutoff marks for CBT.

SSC Stenographer Cut off for Grade C

Category Cut-off Marks
SC 114.61486
ST 105.95174
OBC 129.05339
EWS 130.70370
UR 130.70370
OH 87.90371
HH 40.00000
VH 63.59872
Others PwD 40.00000

SSC Stenographer Cut off for Grade D

Category Cut-off Marks
SC 76.76512
ST 63.40226
OBC 96.40411
EWS 90.64748
UR 108.60916
ESM 40.00000
OH 40.07236
HH 40.00000
VH 40.00000
Others-PWD 40.00000


12. SSC Stenographer 2023 Salary Structure

SSC Stenographer Salary Structure has a pay scale for Grade C are 9300-34800 and for Grade D 5200-20200 respectively as per the SSC Stenographer 2023 Notification  Stenographer 2023 Salary Structure

Salary Structure GRADE C GRADE D
Initial salary 5200 5200
Basic pay 14500 7600
Pay scale  9300-34800 5200 – 20200
Pay Band 4200 or 4600 (pay grade -2) 2400 (pay grade -1)

13. SSC Stenographer Allowances and Deduction

SSC Stenographer Allowances

For SSC Stenographer Salary below listed are some allowances that will be part of the Staff Selection Commission’s SSC Stenographer Salary in 2023:

  • House Rent Allowance (HRA),
  • Dearness Allowance (DA),
  • Transportation Allowance.

SSC Stenographer Deduction

SSC Stenographer Salary has some deductions and that will be a part of the Selection Commission’s SSC Stenographer Salary in 2023: 

  • NPS (10% of Basic+DA)
  • CGHS

14. SSC Stenographer 2023 Exam Centre

An applicant must specify the centers to take the exam in the online application form. The following are the exam Centres and Regional Offices that this Exam will be as follows:

S.No SSC Region and  States Address of the Regional  Offices/ Website Examination Centres & Centre Code 
Central Region 

Bihar and Uttar  Pradesh

Regional Director (CR),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

34-A, Mahatma Gandhi  Marg, Civil lines,  

Kendriya Sadan,  

Prayagraj – 211001. 

Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206), Agra (3001), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur (3009), Purnea, Bareilly (3005) 


Eastern Region  

Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,  Jharkhand,  and West  Bengal, Sikkim.

Regional Director (ER),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

1st MSO Building, (8th Floor), 234/4, 

Acharya Jagadish Chandra  Bose Road, Kolkata, 

West Bengal-700020

Gangtok (4001), Kolkata, Port Blair (4802), Ranchi (4205), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Siliguri (4415), Sambalpur (4609),

Kerala Region 

Karnataka, Kerala, and Lakshadweep.

Regional Director (KKR),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

1st Floor, “E” Wing,  

Kendriya Sadan,  

Koramangala, Bengaluru,  Karnataka-560034  

, Udupi (9012), Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205)Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001),  Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)  (9005), Mangaluru (9008),, Kozhikode (9206), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Thrissur (9212),+Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010)
4 Madhya Pradesh  Sub-Region  

Chhattisgarh and  Madhya Pradesh

Dy. Director (MPR), 

Staff Selection  Commission, 

5th Floor, Investment  Building, Pandri, Raipur  

LIC Campus-2,  


Jabalpur (6007), Sagar (6015), Satna (6014).Bilaspur (6202), Durg-Bhilai (6205), Raipur (6204), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006),  Ujjain (6016)Bhopal (6001).
5 North Eastern  Region

Arunachal Pradesh,  Assam, Manipur,  Meghalaya,  

Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.

Regional Director (NER),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

Housefed Complex, 

Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, P. O.  Assam Sachivalaya,  Dispur, Guwahati, Assam 781006 

Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Churachandpur (5502), Imphal (5501), Ukhrul (5503), Shillong (5401), Aizawl (5701), Kohima (5302), Agartala (5601).
6 Northern Region  

Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand

Regional Director (NR),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

Block No. 12, 

CGO Complex, Lodhi  Road, 

New Delhi-110003 

Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409), Dehradun (2002),Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bharatpur (2403), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006),Kota (2407), Sikar (2411),
7 North Western  Himachal  Pradesh,Chandigarh,  

Jammu and Kashmir,  Ladakh, and Punjab,Haryana

Dy. Director (NWR),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

Ground  Floor, Block No. 3,Kendriya Sadan,  Sector-9, Chandigarh 160009

Jammu (1004), Samba (1010), Srinagar (1007),Chandigarh (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Leh (1005), Amritsar (1404), Jalandhar (1402)Shimla (1203).
8 Southern Region  

Andhra Pradesh,  Puducherry, Tamil  Nadu, and Telangana.

Regional Director (SR),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

2nd Floor, EVK 

College Road, Sampath Building, DPI Campus,  Chennai,  Tamil Nadu-600006

Guntur (8001), Kurnool (8003), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vijayawada (8008), Visakhapatnam (8007), Puducherry (8401), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Hyderabad (8601), Warangal (8603).
9 Western Region  

Haveli and Daman  and Diu, Dadra and Nagar   Gujarat and Maharashtra, Goa

Regional Director (WR),  Staff Selection  Commission, 

1st Floor, South Wing,  Pratishtha Bhawan, 

101, Maharshi Karve  Road, Mumbai,  


Amravati, Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Panaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Rajkot (7006), (7203), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208) (7201), AurangabadSurat (7007), Vadodara (7002), (7202), Jalgaon (7214), Kolhapur


15. SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips 2023

The syllabus for the SSC Stenographer Preparation Tips 2023 is vast and it is vital that you have a good understanding of the material.

It is important to start with revision and practice as early as possible. It is also important to do mock tests in order to get an idea of how well you are doing. This will help you focus on areas where you need improvement.

In addition, it is important to remember that speed typing can be achieved through repetition and confidence in your typing skills, so keep practicing!

16. SSC Stenographer 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter

SSC Stenographer 2023 Admit Card will be released on the SSC official website. Applicants can download the admit card 1 week before the exam date. Students who qualified in Tier-I Computer based test are shortlisted for Tier-II. An admit card will be released for Tier-II(skill test), after the results of   Tier-I. All the information regarding the exam Center, Time, and Date will be available in the downloaded Admit card.

The applicants qualified in both Tiers are selected for the posts of SSC Stenographer. All the details regarding posting will be mentioned in the Call letter. Candidates will directly receive the sent call letter to their registered email Id.

17. SSC Stenographer Tier-I 2023 Result

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the online exam for recruitment to the post of Stenographer Grade-C. The SSC Stenographer Tier-1 2023 results will be released by the SSC recruitment board, as an official notification will be announced. The results are expected after the completion of the exams. 

Students qualified in SSC Stenographer Tier-1 2023 will only be allowed to attend the  SSC Stenographer Tier-II examination. Students are advised to stay alert regarding the SSC Stenographer  Exam notifications. Do check our  blog for all important updates.

18. SSC Stenographer Tier-II (Skill Test) 2023 Result

The SSC Stenographer Tier-II (Skill Test) result for 2023 will be announced on the official website of the Staff Selection Commission. All the selected candidates will receive the final confirmation letter for the next process. There will be document verification and selected candidates will receive the call letters tot the registered email Id.

21. FAQ's

1. What is the minimum qualification required to be a stenographer?

Ans. To be a stenographer, you need to have completed 10th or 12th standard and also have passed in the English language.

2. What is the basic salary for the 2023 SSC stenographer post?

Ans. The salary for SSC Stenographer 2023 post is different for Group C and Group D. The salary for the Group C post is  Rs 14500/- and for Group -D is 7600/- 

3. Can I work as a stenographer without doing any courses?

Ans. Yes, you can work as a stenographer without doing any courses because there is no specific requirement of having done any course before becoming a stenographer. But you need minimum knowledge of the language and good typing speed. Exams can be either Hindi or English.

4. What is the last date for the online application of SSC Stenographer 2023 notification?

Ans. The last date for submitting SSC Stenographer 2023 Online application form and the payment process is 23-08-2023. However, students can edit the details from 24-08-2023 to 25-08-2023. The application windows will only be available for candidates registered before 23-08-2023.

5. Does the SSC stenographer exam have a negative score?

Ans. Yes, the SSC stenographer exam has a negative marking. There are 200 objective-type questions in the SSC Stenographer Preliminary Exam, each worth one mark. Each incorrect response will result in a negative grade of 0.25 marks.

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