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SSC Stenographer Eligibility 2021 - Age, Education

The Staff Selection Commission(SSC) conducts the recruitment process for the SSC Stenographer posts. The Commission had released the notification to fill vacancies in Grade C and D. Candidates must meet the SSC Stenographer Eligibility criteria laid down by the SSC. The SSC Stenographer Eligibility criteria include educational qualifications, age limits, nationality, and exemptions or relaxations for certain categories of candidates. Read on to know more.

SSC Stenographer 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are a number of factors in eligibility criteria such as educational qualifications, age limit, relaxation in age limit, citizenship, eligibility of ex-servicemen, reservations, etc. which are given below:-

Educational Qualification

The candidate appearing in the exam must have qualified 10 plus 2 or equivalent. This qualification should have been obtained from a recognized university or board. 

All degrees, including technical education degrees/diplomas, given by universities through Open and Distance Learning modes of study are recognized for employment in Central Government jobs and services. It is necessary to verify that they have been approved by the University Grants Commission's Distance Education Bureau. 

All applicants must provide their original certificates, such as mark sheets and provisional certificates from intermediate/higher secondary/senior secondary school. 

Age Limit

The age restriction for the applicants is listed below. Candidates from the OBC and SC/ST categories, on the other hand, are granted certain leeway.

Grade C stenographers have a maximum age limit of 30 years.

Grade D stenographers have a maximum age limit of 27 years.

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Permissible Relaxation In Upper Age Limits –

1. For Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) –

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC – 3 years
  • PwD (SC/ST) – 15 years
  • PwD (OBC) – 13 years
  • PwD (Unreserved) – 15 years
  • Candidates with domicile in J&K from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 – 5 years
  • Defence Personnel who suffered disability due to hostilities with a foreign nation or in a disturbed area and were relieved of their duties as a result thereof (SC/ST) – 8 years
  • Defence Personnel who suffered disability due to hostilities with a foreign nation or in a disturbed area and were relieved of their duties as a result thereof  – 3 years
  • Ex-Servicemen (ESM) – 3 years after conduction of military service from the closing date of the application

2. Relaxation in upper age limit for Group C posts only – 

  • Central Government Civilian Employees who have served for 3 years or more for a continuous and regular period on the last date of the applications (SC/ST) – Up to 45 years of age
  • Central Government Civilian Employees who have served for 3 years or more for a continuous and regular period on the last date of the applications – Up to 40 years of age
  • Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India – 3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service 3 years
  • Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women Judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST) – Up to 40 years of age
  • Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women Judicially separated and who are not remarried – Up to 35 years of age
  • Service Clerks in the last year of service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST) – Up to 50 years of age
  • Service Clerks in the last year of service in the Armed Forces – Up to 45 years of age

Candidates should be aware that the Commission will only accept the date of birth listed on their matriculation / secondary examination certificate when determining an individual's age eligibility, and no requests for modifications will be considered. 

Service that is considered as a service in the Armed Forces is referred to as "call up service."

Ex-servicemen (ESM) who have previously obtained regular work in either Group ‘C' or ‘D' postings after receiving reservation benefits are unable to get a reservation in the ESM category and the requisite price reduction.

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Citizenship

All aspiring applicants must also fulfil the qualifying requirements for their country of origin. A candidate must be a citizen of one of the following countries/must meet the citizenship requirements of one of the following countries: 

       1. India

      2.  A person of Indian origin who has migrated from one of the following countries:-

  • Vietnam
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan
  • Zambia
  • Myanmar
  • Uganda
  • Malawi
  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • Zaire
  • The United Republic of Tanzania.

      3. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962

      4. Subject of Bhutan

      5. Subject of Nepal

Candidates who fall into categories 2, 3, 4, and 5 will get a certificate of eligibility from the Indian government.

SSC Stenographer Eligibility For Ex-Servicemen 

The following are the eligibility requirements for ex-servicemen competing in SSC Stenographer 2021:

  • Person (including personnel of Territorial Army) who have been discharged after completing the stipulated time of service, or at his own request, or dismissed on grounds of misbehaviour or inefficiency and have been awarded a gratuity (pension holders).
  • A person who has served as a Combatant or Non-Combatant in Army, Navy, and Air Force of the India Union.
  • Gallantry Award Winners of the Armed Forces
  • Person relieved on the medical ground with medical disability pension
  • Personnel who had spent more than six months on deputation in the Army Postal Service prior to April 14, 1987.
  • Candidates of the Army Postal Service who have served as a part of the Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service or are released from Army Postal Service  on the medical ground with medical or another disability pension

Candidates who are serving as a Service Clerk in the last year of their military service and are scheduled to be released between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021, are eligible for age relaxation. Only jobs at Armed Forces Headquarters and the Inter-Service Organisation will be open to such individuals.

Sons, daughters, and dependents of ex-servicemen will not be eligible for an age reduction.

SSC Stenographer Reservations

Reservation for ST/SC/OBC/PH i.e.(Persons with disabilities)/Ex-servicemen etc. categories is available as per the Indian Government norms.

Posts of both Grade C and Grade D have been identified suitable for persons who are suffering from disabilities of One Leg(OL), One Arm(OA), Both Leg(BL), Blind(B), and LV (Low Vision)

The candidates who are hearing impaired are not eligible for this post.

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FAQs

What is the total marks for SSC Stenographer Online exam?

Total 200 marks.

What is the negative marking scheme followed in SSC Stenographer? +

There will be a 0.25 marks deduction for every wrong answer.

How many vacancies are announced for SSC Stenographer? +

The number of vacancies will be released in due course of time. Once the Stenographer Grade C & Grade D vacancies are declared by SSC, we will update the same here.

What is the age limit for SSC Stenographer? +

(a) Stenographer Grade C: 18 to 30 years and (b) Stenographer Grade D: 18 to 27 years

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