Matric Level Combined Examination- Main Examination

Basic Information regarding Exam
The Staff Selection Commission shall hold a Combined Main Examination for candidates who have been declared qualified in the Preliminary Examination. The nationality, age, qualifications are same as mentioned in Preliminary Examination details.

Examination Fee
Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty Five only). No fee for SC/ST/Ex-S/PH.

Plan of Examination

1 MainExam – Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Conventional Type): Paper I – Part-A
Subjects – General English
Marks – 100 Marks

2 MainExam – Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Conventional Type): Paper I – Part-B
Subjects – General Studies
(Hindi/English)
Marks – 100 Marks

3 MainExam – Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Conventional Type): Paper-II
Subjects – Essay (Hindi/English)
Duration – 2 Hours
Marks – 100 Marks

4 MainExam – Stenographer Grade ‘C’ (Conventional Type): Skill Test
Subjects – 100 words per minute
Marks – 300 Marks

5 MainExam – LDC: Paper-l – Part-A
Subjects – General English
Marks – 50 Marks

6 LDC: Paper-l – Part-B
Subjects – General Studies
(English/Hindi)
Marks – 100 Marks

7 LDC: Paper-l – Part-C
Subjects – Arithmetic (English/Hindi)
Marks – 50 Marks

8 LDC: Paper-l – Skill Test:
Subjects – Typing Test (qualifying in nature will be conducted later for those candidates who qualify the main exam.
9 Stenographer Grade ‘D’: Paper-1 – Part-A
Subjects – General Studies
(Hindi/English)
Marks – 100 Marks

10 Stenographer Grade ‘D’: Paper-1 – Part-B
Subjects – Language Comprehension (Hindi/English)
11 Stenographer Grade ‘D’: Skill Test
Subjects – Stenography Skill Test-300 marks.80 words per minute. Stenography test will be conducted later for those candidates who qualify in the Main Examination.

Optional Subjects and Syllabus
SYLLABUS FOR CLERKS

1. General English: In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English Language and its correct usage, his writing ability would also be tested. Questions on paragraph writing/report writing/letter writing etc. may be included.

2. General Studies: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.

The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity , Scientific research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

3. Arithmetic: Questions Qn this component will cover number system including questions on simplification, decimals, fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit and Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time and work, Time and Distance, Tables and Graphs etc.

SYLLABUS FOR GRADE ‘D’ STENOGRAPHERS
1. General Studies: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Scientific research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

2. Language Comprehension (Hindi/English): In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the Hindi/English Language and its correct usage, his writing ability would also be tested. Questions on paragraph writing/report writing/letter writing etc. may be included.

SYLLABUS FOR GRADE ‘C’ STENOGRAPHERS

1. General English: In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English Language and its correct usage, his writing ability would also be tested. Questions on writing of paragraph/report/letter precis etc. may be included.

2. General Studies: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History , Culture, Geography, Economic Scene. General Polity, Scientific research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Paper-II Essay: Candidates will be required to write essay on two topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay, to arrange their ideas in orderly ,fashion and to write conlcisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

TYPEWRITING TEST/SHORTHAND TEST:
The candidates who qualify the Main Examination(s) will have to undergo a typewriting test/Stenography test as the case may be. Details of the Typewriting Test/Stenography Test are as below:

TYPEWRITING TEST (FOR THE POSTS OF CLERKS ONLY): Typewriting Test is a qualifying test only. Candidates are allowed to take the typewriting test either in Hindi (Devanagn Script) or English. Candidates shall have to bring their own typewriter, for the test. Use of electronic typewriter is not allowed in typewriting test. Only those candidates who secure in the written (Main) Examination such minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion will be eligible to be considered for appearing in the Typewriting Test and only such of them as qualify at the Typewriting Test at the prescribed speed will be eligible for being reommended for appointment upto the number of vacancies available. The typewriting test will be a qualifying test only. The typewriting test will consist of one paper on running matter of 10 minutes duration. Only those candidates who qualify in the Main Exammation and attain minimum qualifying marks at the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the typewriting test, i.e., Part-III of the Examination.

NOTE:
1) A candidate who claims to be permanently unfit to pass the typewriting test because of a physical disability may with the prior approval of the Chairman, Staff Selection Commission, be exempted from the requirement of appearing and qualifying at such test, provided such a candidate submits a certificate in the prescribed form to the Commission from the competent medical authority, i. e. , the Civil Surgeon declaring him/her to be permanently unfit to pass the Typewriting Test because of the physical disabiliy. This Certificate will have to be submitted at the time of applymg for Main Exammation/Typewritting Test.

2) A candidate who would submit medical certificate from the Medical Board attached to VRC for PH persons or from the Medical Board attached to special Employment exchange for PH persons, his/her claim would be accepted straightaway, However, a candidate who would submit Medical certificate from Civil/Orthopaedic Surgeon, his/her case would be referred to Medical Board attached to VRC/Special Employment Exchange for PH for Clearance.

STENOGRAPHY TEST
(a) FOR GRADE ‘D’ STENOGRAPHERS: Shorthand Test in Hindi or in English 300. Marks for those who qualify at the Main Examination.

SCHEME OF SHORTHAND TEST: The candidate will be given one dictation test in English or in Hindi at the speed of 80 words per minute for 10 minutes. The candidates who opt to take the sborthand test in English will be required to transcribe the matter in 65 minutes and the candidates who opt to take the test in Hindi will be required to transcribe the matter in 75 minutes.

1. Candidates will be required to transcribe their shorthand notes on typewriters and for this purpose they will be required to bring their own typewriters with them

2. Candidates who opt to take the Stenography Test in Hindi will be required to learn English Stenography and vice versa after their appointment.

3. Second chance for stenography test will not be given to those candidates whose typewriters go out of order during the currency of test.

(b) For Grade ‘C’ Stenography: The Shorthand Test in English will comprise one dictation test, at 100 words per minute for ten minutes, which the candidates will be required to transcribe in 50 minutes.

The Shorthand tests in Hindi will comprise one dictation tests 100 words per minute for 10 minutes which the candidates will be required to transcribe in 65 minutes.

Other Information Regarding Plan of Examination:
(Stenography Test will be conducted later for those candidates who qualify in the
Main Examination.)

NOTE: The candidates who opt for Hindi/English in General Studies and Essay will
have to take the Skill Test in Hindi/English as the case may be.

NOTE: The candidates who opt for Hindi/English in General Studies/Language Comprehension paper have to take the skill test in Hindi/English as the case may be.

Details Regarding Selection Procedure

Interivews Test/ Personality Test
After the examination and the skill test, the commission will draw up All India merit list for each exam on the basis of the aggregate marks finally awarded to each candidate and in that order so many candidates as are found by the Commission to be qualified shall be recommended for appointment upto the number of unreserved vacancies available.

The Commission will recommend the candidates in the merit list on the basis of the aggregate marks and option given by the candidate in Application Form deperiding on the number of vacancies available. Once the candidate has been given first available perference, he will not be considered for other options. However, Commission reserves the right to nominate the candidate to any post based on his merit position. As the result of this recruitment is on All-India merit basis, no request for change of zone/posting will be entertained by the Commission. Provided that candidates belonging to the PH categories or Ex-S may, to the extent the number of vacancies reserved for them cannot be filled on the basis of general standards, be recommended at relaxed standards to make up for the deficien,cy in the reserved quota subject to fitness of such candidates for selection irrespective of their ranks in the order of merit.

OBC candidates, who are found to be qualified at the examination may be recommended for appointment by the Commission, by going down the merit list for OBCs to the extent of vacancies reserved for them subject to the fulfilment of the basic minimum standards prescribed by the Commission.

SC or ST candidates may be the extent of the number of vacancies reserved for the SC/ST be recommended by the Commission by a relaxed standard, subject to the fitness of these candidates for selection to the service.

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