STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION NOTICE STENOGRAPHERS (GRADE ‘C’ & ‘D’)
EXAMINATION, 2017 Date of Computer Based Examination: 04-09-2017 to 07-09-2017 Closing Date for receipt of application: 15-07-2017 (upto 5.00 P.M.)
AGE LIMIT: 18-27 years as on 01.08.2017
Note-I: The upper age limit for the post of Stenographer Grade „C‟&‟D‟ is relaxable for Central Government Civilian Employees as per extant Government order.
Note-II: The crucial date of age limit is reckoned with reference to 01-08-2017. Candidates should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate only, will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
How to apply:
Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in Annexure – I and Annexure – II, may be referred to. Candidate may note that only online application will be accepted at http://ssconline.nic.in only.
Application Fee:- Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only):
Mode of payment:- Fee can be paid through SBI Challan / SBI Net banking or through credit/ debit cards of any bank. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with disability and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
Scheme of Examination: The details of computer based examination are mentioned below –
Question paper will be of Objective Multiple choice type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except Part-III. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the question
Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination:
(1) General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, 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.
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‟s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person.
The test will also include questions relating to India and its Neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability /afflicted by cerebral palsy and locomotor disability candidates and opting for scribe there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper. English Language & Comprehension: In addition to the testing of 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.
(2) Skill test in Stenography: Candidates who obtain the qualifying marks in the Examination as may be prescribed by the Commission will only be called for the Skill Test. Commission may also prescribe qualifying marks in each part of Examination.
The skill test will be of qualifying nature and the Commission will fix the qualifying standards in the skill test for different categories of candidates. 10 The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 100 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade „C‟ and 80 w.p.m. for the post of Stenographer Grade „D‟. The matter will have to be transcribed on compute. The transcription time is as follows:- For Stenographer Grade „D‟: 50 minutes (English) 65 minutes (Hindi) For Stenographer Grade „C‟: 40 minutes (English) 55 Minutes (Hindi)