ssc stenographer eligibility criteria

The official notification for SSC Stenographer exam 2017 has not published yet. But you can check eligibility criteria as per previous year notification for the year 2016. We are giving here complete eligibility criteria for SSC Stenographer exam 2017. If you have any doubt regarding eligibility criteria ask via comment from. The followings are the recent updates of SSC Stenographer exam.

SSC Stenographer Exam Recent Updates

UpdatesCheck Here
Update on 25-11-2016: Notice - Result of the Stenographers Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination-2015, Result of the written examination of Stenographers Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination-2016Check Here
Update on 06-05-2016: Notice Stenographers (Grade 'C' & 'D') Examination, 2016 Check here Apply Online

SSC Stenographer Eligibility Criteria 2017

1. Nationality of the Candidate

A candidate shall be honoured with the opportunity to apply for the Stenographer post only if he satisfies one of the following conditions:

  • The candidate is a citizen of India,
  • The candidate is a subject of Bhutan,
  • The candidate is a subject of Nepal,
  • The candidate is of Indian origin and has migrated from Sri Lanka, East African countries, Burma or Pakistan with a view to reside permanently in India,
  • The candidate is a Tibetan refugee, whose ancestor had settled in India before 1.1.1962

Any one of the above conditions is enough for a candidate to clear the Nationality criteria.

2. Age Limit

The required age of the candidate should be in between 18 years to 27 years as on 1st Aug, 2016. This means that the candidates who were born before 02.08.1989 and candidates who were born after 01.08.1998 cannot apply for this post. However, there is an exception to this rule as the clauses of reservation applies to this job vacancy. The following relaxation would be offered to candidates belonging to various groups.

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe 5 years
Person with Disability (PwD) 10 years (max. 56 years)
PwD + OBC 13 years (max. 56 years)
Pwd + ST / SC 15 years (max. 56 years)
Ex-Serviceman 3 years
Ex-Serviceman + OBC 6 years
Ex-Serviceman + ST / SC 8 years
Employee of Central Government Civilian(for Grade C) 5 years
Employee of Central Government Civilian + OBC (for Grade C) 8 years
Employee of Central Government Civilian + ST / SC (for Grade C) 10 years
Employee of Central Government Civilian(for Grade D) Till 40 years
Employee of Central Government Civilian + OBC (for Grade D) Till 43 years
Employee of Central Government Civilian + ST / SC (for Grade D) Till 45 years
Widows, Divorced women or women who were judicially separated Till 35 years
Widows, Divorced women or women who were judicially separated + OBC Till 38 years
Widows, Divorced women or women who were judicially separated + SC / ST Till 40 years
Defence Personnel with disability 5 years

3. Educational Qualification

This is the most important criteria for application. According to the notification issued by the department, a candidate must have passed Higher Secondary/12th Passed from a recognized board or University as on 1st Aug, 2016.

Recognition in the present condition refers to the Government acknowledgement. Only those certificates would be considered valid which come from Institutes registered with the Government. Any tampered or false document can result into lifelong termination from participating in any Government job opportunity. Candidates who have found themselves eligible for the post can proceed with the online application process.

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