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SSC Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Examination 2014

Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Exam - 2014

Steno (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Exam 2014 Date: 14th September, 2014

STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION

Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) Examination 2014

Date of Advertisement : 24.05.2014
Date of Exam : 14.09.2014
Closing Date : 20.06.2014

Grade ‘C’ Stenographers in the Pay Scale of Rs. 6500-10,500/- in the Election Commission of India, Central Vigilance Commission and also in other Central Government Departments / Offices, viz., Ministry of External Affairs, Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ), Department of Tourism, etc. in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 mostly located in Delhi / New Delhi.

Grade ‘D’ Stenographers in the Pay Scale of Rs. 4000-6000 in the various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices.

Lower Division Clerks (LDCs) in the Pay Scale of Rs. 3050-4590 in the various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices (other than in Central Secretariat Clerical Service Cadre).

Note-I: Direct Recruitment to the Grade Of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ In Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Cadre And LDCs In Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) Cadre Have Been Discontinued by the government.

Vacancies of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ and LDCs are grouped / classified as under;

Group ‘X’ – For Ministries / Departments of Central Government located mostly in Delhi.

Group ‘Y’ – For Offices / Departments of Central Government including Attached/ Subordinate Offices located in States and Union Territories all over the country.

Note : All the above stated posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL) i.e. the Candidate, on selection, could be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

Applications are invited from willing candidates for the Combined Matric Level Examination 2008. The candidates will have to apply in the prescribed Application Form, common both for the Preliminary and the Main part of the Combined Matric Level Examination, 2008 only once with the requisite fee.

No separate Application Form will have to be filled up by the candidates who qualify for the Main Examination and no fee will be charged again for appearing in the Main Examination. The Main examination will tentatively be held on 27-28th Septemper, 2008.

Change if any in the Main (written) examination as well as the centres of examination will be notified to the successful candidates through public notice in employment news / rozgar samachar and the admission certificates which will be issued to them by the regional office / sub-regional office of the commission separately for appearing in the main examination.

Candidates, who qualify in the main examination, will be separately called for the typewriting test / Stenography test.

Note: All the provisions relating to the three stages of recruitment, viz., preliminary, main and skill test / stenography, have been incorporated in detail in this notice. hence, no separate notice for the main examination will be published in the employment news / rozgar samachar.

Vacancies / Reservation:

1. Firm number of vacancies for different categories of posts for Stenographer Gr. ‘C’, Stenographer Gr. ‘D’ and LDC will be determined in due course.

2. Reservation for SC / ST / OBC / ExS / PH etc. categories are applicable as per extant Central Govt. Orders.

Note-1: Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH) and Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates are eligible for all the categories of posts viz.

Stenographers Grade ‘C’, Stenographers Grade ‘D’ and LDCs.

Note-2: Hearing Handicapped (HH) candidates are eligible for the posts of LDC only, and not for Stenographers Grade ‘C’ and Stenographers Grade ‘D’, hence HH candidates need not apply for posts of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Stenographer Grade ‘D’.

Vacancy:

Preferences of Departments / Offices for allocation(subject to availability of confirmed number of vacancies for the concerned Offices / Ministries).

The posts of LDC, carrying the pay scale of Rs. 3050-4590 are expected to be located in the following areas / offices / Services :

Group ‘X’

1. Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service Lower Division Grade.
2. Election Commission of India.
3. Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade VI.
4. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
5. President’s Secretariat.
6. Central Vigilance Commission.
7. Directorate of Forensic Science.

Note: The Central Secretariat Clerical Service Lower Division Grade is not participating in the Combined Matric Level Examination, 2008 as Direct Recruitment to the post of LDC of CSCS Cadre has been discontinued by the Government.

Group ‘Y’

Equivalent / Comparable posts in Subordinate Offices of Government of India located throughout India, offices of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Accountant General (Audit) and Accountant General (Accounts & Estt.) in various States, Controller General of Defence Accounts.

Grade ‘D’ Stenographers posts carrying the pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000/- are expected to be located in the following areas / offices / Services:

Group X

1. Armed Forces Headquarters’ Stenographers Service Grade D.
2. Central Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade D.
3. Central Vigilance Commission.
4. Election Commission of India Stenographers Grade D.
5. Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade III.
6. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
7. Railway Board Secretariat Stenographer Service, Grade D.
8. Directorate of Forensic Science.
9. Any other Department / Office not mentioned above.

Group ‘Y’

Subordinate Offices of Government of India located all over India, Offices of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Accountant General (Audit), Accounts General (Accounts & Estt.), Controller General of Defence Accounts & Any other offices / Organization not mentioned above.

Grade ‘C’ Stenographers posts are expected to be located in the following areas / cadres / Services / Offices, mostly located in Delhi / New Delhi:

1. Armed Forces Headquarters’ Stenographers Service Grade ‘C’ (Pay-scale of Rs. 5500-9000).
2. Indian Foreign Service (B) (Pay-scale of Rs. 5500-9000).
3. Election Commission of India (Pay-scale of Rs. 6,500-10,500).
4. Central Vigilance Commission (Pay-scale of Rs. 6,500-10,500).
5. President’s Secretariat (Pay-scale of Rs. 5500-9000).

6. Posts of Stenographers in other Government Departments / Organizations and Attached Offices of the Government of India not participating in the I.F.S.(B) / Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service / Election Commission of India and Central Vigilance Commission.

Note-1: The Central Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade ‘C’ is not participating in the Combined Matric Level Examination, 2008 as Direct Recruitment to the post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ of CSSS Cadre has been discontinued by the Government.

Note-2: The posts of Grade ‘C’ Stenographers mentioned at (A) to (F) above, pertain to Ministry of External Affairs, President’s Secretariat, Central Government Ministries / Departments & Armed Forces Headquarters which are mostly located at Delhi.

Candidates may, therefore, keep this in mind while sending their applications for the posts of Grade ‘C’ Stenographers. No request whatsoever for posting outside Delhi shall ordinarily be entertained after selection.

Syllabus:

Skill Test:


The questions in all the tests will be ‘Objective Multiple Choice Type’. Candidates will be required to qualify in each of the two tests separately.

The Commission will have full discretion to fix the minimum qualifying marks in the two tests separately or comulatively. The Questions will be set in Hindi and English Languages.

General Intelligence : The syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type.

The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc.

The test will also include questions designed to test the candidates’ abilities to deal with abstract ideas, any symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

General Awareness : Questions will be designed to test 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 every day 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, and Geography, economic scene, General polity, Indian Constitution and scientific research, etc.

Stenography Skill Test: 100 words per minute – 300 marks

(Stenography Test will be conducted later for those candidates who qualify in the Main Examination.)

Note: The candidates who opt for Hindi / English in General Studies and Essay will have to take the skill test in Hindi / English as the case may be i.e. in the same language / medium.

Scheme of Examination:

The Scheme of the Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below;

1st Tier A – Preliminary (Written) Examination (Objective Type)
2nd Tier B – Main Written Examination (Descriptive type)
3rd Tier C – Skill Test (Typing Test or the Stenography Test)

A. Combined Matric Level (Preliminary) Examination

This Examination, as a part of 1st Tier, would be common for all the three categories of posts as under.

There will be one paper having two parts – General Intelligence and General Awareness, each having 100 questions – each question carrying one mark.

Scheme of Preliminary Examination for all candidates other than Visually Handicapped candidates (including blind and partially blind persons) with visual disability of forty percent and above and opting for availing the assistance of scribe.

Category of PostsPapersNo. of
Questions
Max. MarksTotal Duration/Timing
Stenographer Grade ‘C’,
Stenographer Grade ‘D’, and
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
Part I
General Intelligence
100 100 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
or
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
Part II
General Awareness
100 100


Questions will be of Objective Multiple Type Choice. The questions will be set in Hindi / English.

Scheme and Syllabus of Combined Matric Level (Preliminary) Examination, 2008 for Visually Handicapped candidates (including blind and partially blind persons) with visual disability of forty percent and above and opting for availing the assistance of scribe.

PartSubject/QuestionMaximum MarksNo. of
Questions
Total Duration & Timings
for VH candidates
I General Awareness 100 100 2.20 hours
10.00 AM to 12.20 PM
or
2.00 PM to 4.20 PM
II English Language 100 100


The above examination may be conducted in 2 shifts by the Commission, wherever necessary.

The questions in both the parts will be Objective Multiple Choice-Type. The Questions of Part I, i.e., General Awareness will be set both in English and in Hindi.

Visually Handicapped candidates, on prior request, will be allowed to avail the facility of Scribes for indicating the replies on his / her behalf either in Hindi or in English.

Candidates who are declared successful by the Commission in the Combined Matric Level (Preliminary) Examination, 2008 will have to appear in the Combined Matric Level (Main) Examination, 2008.

B. Combined Matric Level (Main) Examination

This examination, as part of 2nd tier, will be a descriptive (conventional) type written examination. It will consist of different papers / subjects, depending upon the category of post the candidate is appearing for. The category-wise (i.e. nature of post applied for) details of papers / subjects, maximum marks for each paper and duration for each paper are indicated below :

Scheme of Written (Main) Exam:

1. Written Examination for posts of Stenographers Grade ‘C’ and Stenographers Grade ‘D’ (Conventional Type):

Paper No.Subject / PaperMax. MarksDuration & Timings
for General candidates
Duration & Timings
for VH candidates
Paper I
Part-A
Part-B
General English
General Studies
100 Marks
100 Marks
2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2.20 hours
10.00 AM to 12.20 PM
Paper II Essay 100 marks 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2.20 hours
2.00 PM to 4.20 PM


Essay (Paper-II) will be compulsory only for those candidates who have opted for the posts of Stenographers Grade ‘C’ and Stenographers Grade ‘D’. Candidates who have opted for the post of LDC only need not appear for this paper.

There will be different set of Questions for the papers on Arithmetic & General Studies for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates which shall not have any component of Map / Graphs / Statistical Data / Diagrams / Figures / Geometrical problems / Pie-chart etc.

VH candidates shall be allowed to bring their own Tailor frame and braille slate with paper for solving Arithmetical problems.

VH candidates with 40% and above visual disability and opting for availing the assistance of SCRIBE for the Preliminary Examination will have to indicate in the Application Form, the language (either Hindi or English) in which the SCRIBE will indicate the replies in the Preliminary Examination and also the language and the language code (as given in Annexure-X of the Notice) for replying answers in the Main Examination for Part B of Paper-I (General Studies) and Paper-II (either Essay or Arithmetic). If relevant information is not furnished, the candidature will be cancelled forthwith.

The Commission will have the discretion to fix a qualifying standard for the written test.

2. Written Examination for LDCs (Conventional type):

Paper No.Subject / PaperMax. MarksDuration & Timings for
General candidates
Duration & Timings for
VH candidates
Paper I
Part-A
Part-B
General English
General Studies
100 Marks
100 Marks
2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2.20 hours
10.00 AM to 12.20 PM
Paper II Arithmetic 100 marks 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2.40 hours
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM


C. Skill Test (Typing Test or the Stenography Test)

Candidates, after they are declared qualified in the Main Written Examination for a particular category, will have to appear at the Typing Test and / or the Stenography Test, as the case may be, depending upon the category of the posts in which they had appeared and been declared qualified for such skill test, as a part of 3rd tier of this Scheme of examination.

The details of such skill test, categorywise, are indicated below;

i. Skill Test for Grade ‘C’ Stenographers.
ii. Skill Test for Grade ‘D’ Stenographers.
iii. Skill Test for LDCs.

Mode of Selection:

Candidates fulfilling the prescribed qualifications will be required to undergo a Written Examination. The Commission holds full discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks component-wise in Paper-I and II for different categories, i.e., UR, SC, ST, OBC, etc.

Candidates declared qualified on the basis of the Preliminary Examination would be required to appear for the Main Examination and those who qualify the Main examination will be called for skill test.

Final Select List would be prepared on All – India basis in order of merit as disclosed by the aggregate marks (marks of Written Examination and Skill test (in respect of Grade D and Grade C Stenos) – (Typewriting Test for LDCs is a qualifying test only) finally awarded to each candidate as given under this scheme of recruitment and in that order so many candidates as are found by the Commission to have qualified in the Examination will be recommended for appointment upto the number of un-reserved vacancies.

Provided that SC, ST and OBC candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, alongwith candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies.

The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs and OBCs which will, thus, comprise of SC, ST and OBC candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate on merit list of unreserved category but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.

Provided that the candidates belonging to the PH (OH, HH and VH ) category or Ex-Servicemen, to the extent the number of vacancies reserved for them, be recommended at the relaxed standards to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota subject to fitness of such candidates for selection, irrespective of their ranks in the order of merit.

However, an Ex-Serviceman or Physically Handicapped category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies.

In so far as cases of Ex-Servicemen are concerned, deduction of Military Service rendered from the age of Ex-Servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age.

Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless government is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service / post.

Contact Address:

Secretary
Staff Selection Commission
Block No. - 12
CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Phone: 011 - 24363343
Website: http://ssc.nic.in

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