Best Books for SSC Stenographer Exam Preparation 2023

Let’s get started with the list of the Best Books to prepare for SSC Stenographer 2023 examination.

One will be able to pass the SSC Stenographer test in one sitting if one follows a well-structured and well-planned preparation strategy starting with time management and stenography skills to go through the right books that will enhance your preparation.

The SSC Stenographer examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit and select candidates for the position of Stenographer in the various departments of the Central Government.

The successful applicant is placed in Group C and Group D Non-Gazetted posts in various Ministries, Departments, and Organizations of the Government of India through the SSC Stenographer examination.

Candidates who match the eligibility standards for the SSC Stenographer Recruitment 2023 can apply online on the SSC’s official website.

Candidate Criteria for the SSC Stenographer 2023 Examination:

  1. Applicants for Grade C should be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  2. Applicants for Grade D must be between the ages of 18 and 27. The date of birth will be based on documents from high school or equivalent.
  3. The applicant must have completed 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent level of schooling/HSC from a recognized board or university.
  4. Applicants who pass the Computer Based Examination and the Skill Test must produce all relevant certificates in original, such as mark sheets, provisional certificates, etc., for completion of the 12th standard or equivalent examination, as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification.

Nationality requirement: Applicants for SSC MTS must be an Indian citizen, a subject of Bhutan, a subject of Nepal, a Tibetan refugee (who arrived in India before January 1, 1962), or a person of Indian origin (who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries, Vietnam, or other countries) to set a permanent residence in India.

If an applicant is not an Indian citizen, he or she must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Indian government in his or her favor; otherwise, the offer of appointment will be withdrawn.

Applicable Fees: The application fees for the students belonging to the General and OBC categories are Rs 100 while fees are exempted for SC/ST/ PH/ Female.

The selection process for SSC stenographers is categorized into two stages:

Computer-Based Test (CBT): It consists of Multiple Choice Questions. Both English and Hindi will be used in the examinations (except for the English Language section). Each question is worth one mark, upon each incorrect response 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Skill Test: As part of the Stenography recruiting process, candidates are assessed on their typing speed per minute in India as well as their English language skills. One must be able to write at least 100 words per minute to pass this exam. This exam is only available to candidates who have passed the computer-based exam.

The SSC Stenographer exam pattern is tabulated below:

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

General English & Intelligence

50

50

General Awareness

50

50

English Language & Comprehension

100

100

Total

200 Questions

200

Best General Knowledge Books for SSC Stenographer Examination:

Name of the book

Author/ Publishing House

General Knowledge (GK)

Lucent Publication

NCERT Textbook History Combo Set 6th to 12th

NCERT

Current Affairs Yearly

Arihant 

The Yearly Current Affairs for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts

General Knowledge

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NCERT Textbook History Combo Set 6th to 12th

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Current Affairs Yearly

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The Yearly Current Affairs for Competitive Exams

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Best Reasoning Books for SSC Stenographer Examination:

Name of the book

Author/ Publishing House

A New Approach To Reasoning Verbal, non-verbal And Analytical

B.S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning

R.S Aggarwal

Analytical Reasoning

M.K Pandey

General Intelligence And Reasoning SmartBook

S.Chand

Reasoning Ability for Competitive Exam

Pearson

Arihant Publications Approach to REASONING Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical

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Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning

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Analytical Reasoning

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General Intelligence And Test Of Reasoning

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Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations

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Best English Books for SSC Stenographer Examination:

Name of the book

Author/ Publishing House

S Chand’s Quick Learning Objective General English

S.Chand

Objective English for Competitive exams

Hari Mohan Prasad

Objective English

Pearson

S Chand’s Quick Learning Objective General English

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Objective English for Competitive exams

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Objective English for General Competitive Examinations

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The candidate must be fully conversant with the entire syllabus and pattern. 

The candidate can prepare for the exam by getting to grips with each topic. More mock examinations should be taken, as they provide a real taste of the exam.

Listyaan wishes you the best of work for your exam preparation and your future aspirations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

No, the SSC Stenographer syllabus does not have Maths.  However, you may find 2-3 basic arithmetical questions in the Reasoning Ability section.

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