Date for submission of online applications: 20.09.2019 to 18.10.2019
Last date for receipt of application: 18.10.2019 (17:00)
Last date for making online fee payment: 20.10.2019 (17:00)
Last date for generation of offline Challan: 20.10.2019 (17:00)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): 22.10.2019
Date of Computer Based Examination: 05.05.2020 to 07.05.2020
New Delhi, September 20, 2019 : The Staff Selection Commission will hold an Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for recruitment of Stenographer Grade C (Group B, NonGazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C) for various Ministries/ Departments/Organizations in the Government of India. Only those candidates who have required skills in stenography are eligible to apply.
(a) Vacancies will be determined in due course. Updated vacancy position will be uploaded on the website of the Commission from time to time (https://ssc.nic.in>Candidate’s Corner > Tentative Vacancy).
(b) Vacancies of Stenographer Grade C and Stenographers Grade D are in Ministries/Departments/Organizations of Central Government, including their Attached and Subordinate offices located in various States and Union Territories all over the country.
3. Reservation and suitability of posts for Persons with Disabilities:
(a) Reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Ex-Serviceman (ESM) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD), etc would be as determined and communicated by the Indenting Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Cadres, as per extant Government
(b) Vacancies for ESM are reserved for only Group “C” posts as per extant Government Order/ Instructions.
(c) The posts of Stenographers Grade „C‟ have been identified suitable for the persons suffering from disabilities of One Arm affected (OA), One Leg affected (OL), Both Legs affected (BL), Blind (B) and LV (Low vision) as per guidelines of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
(d) Except for BRO, the posts of Stenographers Grade „D‟ have been identified suitable for the persons suffering from disabilities of One Arm affected (OA), One Leg affected (OL), One Arm and Leg affected (OAL), Both Legs affected (BL), Blind (B) and LV (Low vision) as per guidelines of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
(e) Please note that the posts of Stenographers are not identified suitable for Hearing Impaired persons.
(f) Requirement of Physical Standard, Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards for the posts of Stenographer Grade „D‟ in BRO is available at Annexure-XVI. Candidates may ensure that they fulfill all the required standards before opting for the post of Stenographer in BRO. Posts once allocated as per merit-cum-preference given by the candidates will not be changed subsequently due to failure of the candidates to
qualify in these Standards.
(g) Only male candidates are eligible for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ in the Border Roads Organization (BRO).
(a) Stenographer Grade „C‟: 18 to 30 years as on 01.01.2020
(b) Stenographer Grade „D‟: 18 to 27 years as on 01.01.2020
(c) Permissible relaxation in upper age limit as specified in Para-5 (a) and 5 (b) above for deserving candidates
Educational Qualifications (As on 01.01.2020):
(a) The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
(b) As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.2015 published in the Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.
(c) As per UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 published in official Gazette on 23.06.2017, under Part-I (2) (P), the programmes in engineering, medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, architecture and
physiotherapy etc are not permitted to be offered under Open and Distance Learning mode.
(d) All candidates who are declared qualified in Computer Base Examination will be required to produce all the relevant Certificates in original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates etc. for completion of Intermediate/ Higher Secondary/ 10+2/ Senior Secondary as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification
on or before 01.01.2020, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut-off date and he/ she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the
(e) Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications will require to be produced by the candidates at the time of Document Verification or as and when required by the Commission, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of the Notice of examination.
(f) Candidates who have not acquired/ will not acquire the essential qualification as on 01.01.2020 will not be eligible and need not apply.
How to apply:
(a) Applications are required to be submitted in online mode only at the official website of SSC Headquarters i.e. https://ssc.nic.in.
(b) Last date for submission of online applications is 18.10.2019 (17:00).
(c) Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.
(d) The Commission does not accept any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission.
(a) Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only)
(b) Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
(c) Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
(d) Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to 20.10.2019 (17:00). However, candidates who wish to make the payment through challan of SBI, may make the payment at designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 22.10.2019 provided the challan has been generated by them before 20.10.2019 (17:00).
(e) Applications received without the prescribed fee shall not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection will be entertained. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.
(f) Candidates who are not exempted from fee payment must ensure that their fee has been deposited with SSC. If the fee is not received by SSC, status of Application Form is shown „Incomplete‟ and this information is printed on the top of the printout of online Application Form. Further, status of fee payment can be verified at the
„Payment Status” link provided in the candidate‟s login screen. Such applications which remain incomplete due to non-receipt of fee will be SUMMARILY REJECTED and no request for consideration of such applications and fee payment after the period specified in the Notice of Examination shall be entertained.