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SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' Syllabus 2018-19

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Staff Commission Selection has prescribed the syllabus of SSC Stenographer 2018. SSC Stenographer syllabus 2018 for computer based test (CBT) includes topics under General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language and comprehension.Before getting into the detailed SSC Stenographer Syllabus, you need to have a clear idea about the SSC Stenographer exam pattern.

SSC Stenographer exam is conducted in two stages :

 SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern
Stage 1 Computer Based Test
 Stage 2 Skill Test

The Computer Based Test (CBT) has 3  sections as tabulated below:

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern For CBT


Number of Questions/Maximum Marks

General Intelligence    & Reasoning 50/50
General Awareness 50/50
English Language & Comprehension 100/100
Total 200/200

The Computer Based Test will contain MCQs and is of 2 hours duration. There is negative marking for incorrect answers; o.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC Stenographer Syllabus For General Intelligence And Reasoning :
1. Analogies
2. Similarities and differences
3. Space Visualization
4. Problem Solving
5. Analysis
6. Judgment
7. Cubes and Dice
8. Visual memory
9. Discriminating observation
10. Relationship concepts
11. Arithmetic reasoning
12. Verbal & Figure Classification
13. Arithmetical number series
14. Blood Relations
15. Non-Verbal Series
16. Abstract ideas & symbols
17. Blood Relations
18. Embedded Figures
19. Decision Making
20. RBIing-DeRBIing
21. Number Ranking
22. Alphabet Series
23. Clocks & Calendars
24. Arithmetical Reasoning
25. Mirror Images
26. Directions
27. Relationship, arithmetic computation, analytical functions of abstract ideas & symbols

General Awareness & General Intelligence
1. Indian History – Indian Independence Movement, Mughal Empire, etc.
2. Indian Polity
3. Indian Geography – Soil in India, Indian Crops, Farming and Irrigation in India, Indian Rivers, etc.
4. Indian Constitution & Scientific Research
5. Art and Culture
6. India and World Economics Scenes
7. Awards and Honours
8. Countries, Currencies, and Capitals
9. Indian Economy
10. Government Policies and Schemes
11. Events and affairs of National and International Importance
12. Days and Events
13. Indian Neighboring countries Sports
14. Books and Authors
15. Science and Technology
17. Non-verbal series
18. Coding and Decoding etc
19. Discrimination
20. Spatial Orientation
21. Visual Memory
22. Arithmetical Reasoning
23. Current Events – National, International
24. Culture & Heritage of India
25. Observation
26. Geography of India
27. Similarities and Differences
28. Relationship concepts
29. General Politics
30. Spatial Visualization
31. Figures Classification
32. History of India
33. Indian Constitution
34. Social Events related to India etc

SSC Stenographer English Syllabus
1. Basic English Grammar & sentence structure
2. Parts of Speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Preposition, Conjunction, etc.
3. Articles
4. Active and Passive Voice
5. Direct and Indirect Speech
6. Fill in the Blanks
7. Cloze Test
8. Sentence Correction
9. Spellings
10. Phrases and Idioms
11. Antonyms and Synonyms
12. Spotting Errors
13. Parajumbles
14. Phrase Replacement
15. Comprehension Reading

SSC Stenographer Syllabus
The Skill Test is conducted to test the speed of candidates in noting down dictations. Candidates must have knowledge of shorthand (use of abbreviations and symbols to quickly note down what is being spoken). Candidates will be given 10 minute dictations in English and Hindi to note down. The expected speed is 100 words per minute for Stenographer Grade C posts and 80 words per minute for Grade D posts.

 The details of the tests is tabulated below:

Post Test Language Time Duration (In Minutes)
Stenographer Grade D English 70
Stenographer Grade D Hindi     90
Stenographer Grade C English 55
Stenographer Grade C Hindi     75