SSC Stenographer 2020 Cutoff

The previous year cut off for SSC Stenographer is listed below for both Grade C and Grade D.

 List I: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘C’)


Cutoff Marks













List II: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘D’)


Cutoff Marks







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SSC Stenographer Exam Dates 2020

The Commission has announced official SSC Steno registration and exam dates as tabulated below:



SSC Stenographer Notification released on

September 20, 2019

SSC Stenographer 2020 Registration began from

September 20, 2019

Last Date to submit SSC Stenographer Application Form 2020

October 18, 2019 (up to 5:00 P.M) 

Last day to online pay SSC Steno Application fee 

October 20, 2019 (up to 5:00 P.M)

Last day to generate offline challan

October 20, 2019 (up to 5:00 P.M)

Last day to pay SSC Steno registration fee in cash

October 22, 2019 (in banking hours)

SSC Stenographer 2020 Admit Card to issue on

April, 2020

SSC Stenographer 2020 Exam Date

September 10-12, 2020(Announced)

SSC Stenographer Result 2020 Declaration Date

To be announced

SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2020

Aspirants of SSC Stenographer 2020 will have to fulfill certain eligibility requirements to successfully fill the application form.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam from a recognized board or university as on January 1, 2020.


  • A candidate must be either:
  • 1. A citizen of India, or 
  • 2. A subject of Nepal, or 
  • 3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  • 4. A Tibetan refugee who seeked asylum in India before January 1, 1962. 
  • 5. Person with indian origins who has transferred from one of the following countries: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, etc.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) have to produce a certificate of eligibility at the time of offer of appointment. 

Age Limit (as on January 1, 2020)

  • The age of the candidate must be between 18 to 30 years for Grade-C and between 18 to 27 years for Grade-D .
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH/ Ex-Servicemen, Central Government Employees, and J&K domiciled category can avail age relaxation as per the Government of India norms.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020

  • SSC Stenographer 2020 will be a computer based exam having multiple choice questions.
  • The question papers will be set in both English and Hindi (except for English language section).
  • Each question carries 1 mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern is explained below in detail:


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks 

Total Duration

General English and Intelligence



A cumulative time duration of 2 Hours

General Awareness



English Language and Comprehension




200 Questions

200 Marks

120 Minutes

SSC Stenographer 2020 Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness

English Language & Comprehension

There are verbal and non-verbal questions included in this segment. The test will include questions based on:

  • similarities and differences
  • judgement
  • discriminating observation
  • analogies
  • space visualization
  • problem solving
  • analysis 
  • decision making 
  • arithmetical reasoning
  • verbal and figure classification
  • arithmetical number series
  • visual memory
  • non-verbal series etc. 

The test will also include questions that aim to test the candidate’s abstract abilities and their understanding of symbols, as well as analytical functions and other arithmetical computation.

Questions in this segment are created in an attempt to understand the candidate’s awareness of the environment that surrounds him/her.

  • current events
  • daily observations and experiments
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • topics related to national sports, history, geography, culture, national economics and general polity i.e. the indian constitution etc.
  • no special study of any discipline required

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.


SSC Stenographer 2020 Preparation Tips

As mentioned earlier, written test of SSC Stenographer 2020 consists of three parts:

  • Part I- General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Part II- General awareness
  • Part III- English language and comprehension

It is very important to prepare and strategize techniques and tricks to solve the questions given in exam. Candidate must focus on solving maximum number of questions within a short span of time. Here are some simple tricks and tips to prepare for written test of SSC Stenographer 2018 written examination:

SSC Stenographer Application Form 2020

SSC releases online applications for SSC Stenographer 2020. Candidates can fill the appication form by following the below given steps:

Step 1: SSC Registration

  • Visit the official website of SSC and navigate to click on “Apply”
  • Click on “Steno C & D” tab and click on “Apply now” link.
  • Enter the details (name, father’s name, date of birth, gender) to register for the SSC Stenographer.
  • Enter text or captcha in the field provided.
  • The new window to enter the personal, basic and contact details in the SSC Stenographer Application Form
  • Enter the captcha at the end and click on ‘Submit’
  • You will receive an SMS and an Email stating your registration number and password.

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

Candidates have to upload scanned images of their color passport size photograph and signature in described specifications:


Dimension (width X height)




3.5 cm X 4.5 cm

20 – 50 KBs



4.0 cm X 3 cm

10 – 20 KBs


Step 3: Fill SSC Stenographer Application Form

  • Select the desired SSC Stenographer Exam Center along with the applicable code
  • Indicate category code and the post you are applying for.
  • Select the academic qualification details along with the generic details in application form
  • Enter the contact details correctly for further correspondence.
  • Preview and submit the form

Step 4: SSC Stenographer Fee Payment

There is an option to pay the application fee both in offline and online mode:

Online Mode

  • Choose the payment gateway among Net banking/ Debit/ Credit Card or BHIM UPI
  • Enter the details and pay the fees. 

Offline Mode

  • Download e-challan from the official website before October 20, 2019.
  • Submit the cash in nearest SBI Bank branch along with this challan.

SSC Stenographer Application Fee 


Application Fee

General/ OBC/ EWS candidates

INR 100

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-servicemen and Female candidates

No Application Fee

SSC Stenographer Exam Centers 2020

Candidates have to mention the center code along with the preferred choice of SSC Stenographer Exam Center while filling up the application form. 

  • The allocated SSC Stenographer Exam Center is mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates must enter the choice of exam center wisely.
  • Once selected, the commission will not approve any changes to the location to the exam center. 

SSC Stenographer Result 2020

SSC Stenographer 2020 Result has a separate declaration for the written test and the skill test. SSC Stenographer Result for written test will be declared in June, 2020 (tentatively)

  • Candidates who pass the written test are eligible to sit for the skill test in SSC Stenographer 2020.
  • Post skill test, the Commission releases a Final Merit List or Allotment List on the official website.
  • Candidates included in the merit list are recommended for an appointment by the commission.
  • They are allocated to User Departments depending upon the merit position and options exercised by them.


SSC Stenographer 2020 Admit Card

Candidates will be issued SSC Stenographer Admit Card in the month of April, 2020. They can download the SSC Stenographer Admit card from the official website of SSC. The steps to download SSC Stenographer 2019 Admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Follow the link ‘download SSC Stenographer Admit Card 2020’
  • Enter the details asked such as roll number, date of birth, candidate’s name etc.
  • Post verification of the entered details, click on Submit
  • Download the Admit Card if the information mentioned on it is correct.
  • Print  admit card for further neccessary application. 

SSC Stenographer Admit card is available on the website 2 weeks prior to the date of the exam. There is different SSC Stenographer Admit card for both written examination and skill test. The discrepancies related to the SSC Stenographer Admit card are entertained at the Regional centers for different states.

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