Why was SSC Stenographer Cancelled?

Why was SSC Stenographer Cancelled?

Previously, the test was slated to take place on March 29 and 31, 2021. Why was the SSC Stenographer 2020 CBT test rescheduled? A: Due to assembly elections in various states/UTs, the SSC Stenographer 2020 CBT test has been postponed. The new date will be announced by the selection committee in due course of time.

To qualify as stenographer, one must be a graduate from any of the institutions approved by the Central Government to grant degrees in India. Further, one must possess a degree in any of the subjects listed below: Hindi, English, Sanskrit. These days, most companies also require candidates to have their own computer with Internet access-necessary skills for working in an office environment. Some other requirements include a valid passport, a medical certificate (if required by the employer), and a background check. Average salary for a stenographer in India is approximately $35,000-$45,000 depending on experience.

Steno jobs are available in both public and private sectors. Those seeking employment in the government sector can apply through popular recruitment agencies like the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). While those in the private industry can apply directly to employers or recruiters who may have vacancies occurring within their organization. Generally, stenos work 40 hours per week and receive either paid weekly or monthly salaries. However, some may be offered additional benefits such as health insurance, etc.

Is the SSC Stenographer 2021 exam postponed?

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has pushed back the online test for Stenographer Grade "C" (Group B-Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade "D" (Group C-Non-Gazetted) positions from March 29 to March 31, 2021. The new date will be announced on the SSC website.

This is because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit India and other countries hard. The commission has decided to conduct only one round of examination instead of the usual two rounds. The same pattern was followed by them when they conducted one round of Paper-I and II exams in August 2019 and January 2020 respectively.

The SSC Stenographer exam has always been held in March/April every year. The exam was first introduced in 2001 and since then has remained unchanged with only minor changes being made from time to time.

For example, there was no voice recording device used during the exam until 2009 when a microphone was added to the computer used for recording the exam. In 2013, the audio file length limit was increased from 10 minutes to 30 minutes and in 2016, a mobile phone was also allowed as a recording device.

All these modifications were done after consulting various stakeholders including the stenography industry before introducing any change into the exam format.

Was the SSC exam cancelled?

The SSC Exams 2021 have been postponed to June 25, 2021 by the Staff Selection Commission. According to the previous timetable, the Paper-II test will be held on November 21, 2021. But now it has been changed and the new date is yet to be announced.

Paper-I was conducted successfully earlier this year and more than 15 lakh people had applied for it. Out of these, about 4 million were selected for the further rounds of screening.

SSC conducts two exams - Paper-I and Paper-II. Only those candidates who qualify both the papers will be called for the next round of interviews. These interviews are usually held in January or February 2022. The final selection is done on the basis of their scores in the interview as well as the paper tests.

In 2014, the commission had canceled the exam due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, it was held later that year as per the original schedule. This time too we hope there will no need to cancel the exam because of the same reason.

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