SSC has released the official notification for SSC Recruitment 2023, inviting applications for over 1200 Stenographer posts. Interested candidates can apply through the official website of SSC Headquarters, with the application process already underway and the last date set for August 23. The vacancies include 93 posts for Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and 1,114 posts for Stenographer Grade ‘D’, and the age limit for Grade ‘C’ is 18 to 30 years, while for Grade ‘D’ it is 18 to 27 years as of August 1, 2023, with relaxations applicable for reserved category candidates. Candidates should have passed the 12th standard or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University to be eligible. The application fee of Rs 100 is payable for general category candidates, but women candidates and candidates from SC, ST, PwBD, and Ex-Servicemen categories are exempted from the fee. The Computer-Based Examination (CBE) is scheduled for October 2023, and more details can be found in the official notification.
SSC Recruitment 2023 Eligibility
For SSC Recruitment 2023, the eligibility criteria are as follows:
Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India, subjects of Nepal, subjects of Bhutan, Tibetan refugees who came over to India before January 1, 1962, or persons of Indian origin who have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Age Limit: The age limit varies based on the post applied for.
For Stenographer Grade ‘C’: Candidates should be between 18 to 30 years old as of August 1, 2023.
For Stenographer Grade ‘D’: Candidates should be between 18 to 27 years old as of August 1, 2023.
Note: Age relaxations are provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories as per government rules.
Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed the 12th standard or its equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
Application Fee: General and OBC category candidates need to pay an application fee of Rs 100. However, women candidates and candidates belonging to SC, ST, PwBD, and Ex-Servicemen categories are exempted from the payment of the fee.
It is essential for candidates to meet these eligibility criteria to be considered eligible for SSC Recruitment 2023.
SSC Recruitment 2023 Vacancies
SSC Recruitment 2023 offers a total of 1,207 vacancies for the Stenographer posts. The vacancies are divided as follows:
Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 93 posts
Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 1,114 posts
Candidates interested in applying for the Stenographer position can choose between Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’, depending on their eligibility and age criteria. The distribution of vacancies aims to cater to the staffing requirements of both Stenographer categories under the Staff Selection Commission for the year 2023.
SSC Recruitment 2023 Salary
The salary for SSC Recruitment 2023 for the Stenographer posts is based on the pay scale set by the government. The pay scale for the Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and Grade ‘D’ positions falls under the Level-4 and Level-5 of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
The approximate salary for the Stenographer posts is as follows:
Stenographer Grade ‘C’: The salary will be in the range of Rs. 25,500 to Rs. 81,100 per month.
Stenographer Grade ‘D’: The salary will be in the range of Rs. 21,700 to Rs. 69,100 per month.
Apart from the basic pay, selected candidates will also be eligible for various allowances and benefits as per the rules and regulations of the government. It is essential to note that salary components may vary depending on the posting location and other factors as per the government norms.
SSC Recruitment 2023 Selection process
The selection process for SSC Recruitment 2023 for the Stenographer posts typically involves two stages:
Computer-Based Examination (CBE): The first stage is a Computer-Based Examination, which is an online test. This exam assesses the candidates’ knowledge and skills in General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language and Comprehension. The exam is objective type with multiple-choice questions.
Skill Test: The second stage is the Skill Test. Candidates who qualify in the CBE will be shortlisted for the Skill Test, which is a practical test to assess their stenography skills. For Stenographer Grade ‘C’, the candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi at the speed of 100 words per minute (w.p.m.) for Grade ‘C’, and 80 w.p.m. for Grade ‘D’. The skill test is of qualifying nature, and candidates need to meet the prescribed standards to move forward in the selection process.
The final selection will be based on the candidates’ performance in the Computer-Based Examination, subject to meeting the required qualifying standards in the Skill Test. The merit list will be prepared based on the total marks obtained in the CBE for candidates who have qualified the Skill Test.
It is essential for candidates to prepare well for both stages of the selection process to secure their place in SSC Recruitment 2023 for the Stenographer posts.
How to apply for SSC Recruitment 2023
To apply for SSC Recruitment 2023 for the Stenographer posts, follow these steps:
- Visit the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC): https://ssc.nic.in/
- On the homepage, click on the “Apply” tab, and then select “Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination 2023.”
- You will be redirected to the application page. Click on the “Register Now” or “New Registration” link if you are a new user. For existing users, login with your registration number and password.
- Fill in the required details in the online application form, such as personal information, educational qualifications, and contact details.
- Upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature as per the prescribed format and size.
- Pay the application fee online (if applicable) using the available payment options.
- Double-check all the details provided in the application form before final submission.
- After successful submission, take a printout of the application form for future reference.
- Remember the important dates for the application process, including the starting date for applying online, the closing date for application submission, and the last date for fee payment, as mentioned in the official notification.
Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria before applying to avoid any disqualification during the selection process. It is essential to follow the instructions provided in the official notification and on the SSC website while applying to ensure a smooth application process for SSC Recruitment 2023.