SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2016 – Latest UpToDate

For candidates who have registered for the post of Grade C and D Stenographer, knowing the exam pattern is of great importance. It is only through this knowledge that they will be able to enhance their performance in the exam and come out with flying colors. We will talk here all about latest up to date SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2016.

First of all, all candidates should be aware of the fact that the examination will take place on 31st July 2016.

The candidates who has not applied yet. They should read the complete official notification here. The last date to apply is 3rd June, 2016.

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2016

Written Test: There will be three sections in the examination, namely, English Language and Comprehension, General Awareness and General Intelligence. Each section will carry a certain specific amount of questions along with respective marks. According to the provisions of the SSC Steno 2016 Exam, the exam pattern is as follows: The duration of written exam will be of 2 Hours for general candidates and 2 Hours 40 Minutes for visually handicapped candidates.

The questions except in Part II will be set both in English & Hindi. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Subject No. Of Question Total Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
English language and Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 200

Typing Test/Stenography Test: The candidates who will clear written test go to next level i.e. Stenography Test as following:

Grade Typing Speed Transcription Time
Grade ‘D’ Stenographer 80 w.p.m. 50 Minutes (English)

65 Minutes (Hindi)

Grade ‘C’ Stenographer 100 w.p.m. 40 Minutes (English)

55 Minutes (Hindi)

An Analysis of SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2016

Negative Marking: The exam pattern is simply intended to handpick candidates who are smart as well as intelligent. With 200 questions on offer, candidates will have a leverage in picking up their strong areas as answering all the questions within the given time frame is next to impossible. Moreover, presence of negative marking will make the situation tougher for the candidates to play the guessing game. For every wrong answer, the authority will deduce 0.25 or 1/4th of a mark.

Presence of sections suggests that their will sectional cut offs as well. This means that a candidate has to devote time to each section. However 100 questions in the English language is a hint towards investing more than an hour in the other two sections. The most time saving section will be General Awareness, where you either ‘know’ an answer or you ‘don’t’. The most challenging part of the exam is to handle the General Intelligence section as it will test the patience of a candidate with long questions and tricky solutions. A candidate has to maintain his composure and balance the time consumption in this section.

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Exam timings and rules: The notification which was issued by the SSC clearly indicates strict regulations with respect to timings. As a candidate you need to enter the examination venue 30 minutes earlier than the time of examination. This means that if you are appearing in the morning shift, then your arrival time should be earlier than 09:30 am and if you are in the afternoon shift, then your arrival time should be before 01:30 pm. Any delay can disallow a candidate from sitting in the exam.

It is important to focus on the given syllabus to make your preparation effective. Hence, do not forget to check the syllabus section.

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