Top SSC Stenographer Preparation Books

SSC Stenographer Preparation Books

SSC stenographer exam is going to be conducted by the SSC in the month of September. This exam is one of the finest exam conducting by the SSC for the candidate who done their intermediate education and wants to start their career. Approximately more than 250000 candidates have appeared in this exam every year. So, the competition in this exam is also tough. But if you prepared well with the good Preparation Books and best Study Material then it is not hard to crack this exam. There are a ton of books are available in the market. Some books are very tough and they are neither understandable nor readable. But some books are very easy in language and provide the best resource for the SSC stenographer preparation. You can start you SSC stenographer preparation with these books so that it can help you best in the SSC Steno exam. You can refer the following preparation books along with some additional study material for the SSC Steno exam.

SSC Stenographer Study material

SSC Stenographer exam for Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ is conducted in the two phases. The first phase of the SSC steno is online MCQ test while the second phase of the SSC steno is skill test for Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’. In the skill test, you need to transcript the speech and tepe it down. The steno exam is going to be conducted in the month of September. If you have not started preparing for it then you can refer the following book which will help you best in the exam.

SSC Stenographer Phase 1

This is the first phase of the SSC stenographer exam. This is the online MCQ test. There will be 200 questions from general awareness, general knowledge, and English comprehension.  You need to give the right answer and there is negative marking too in this test. Here is the short snap of the SSC steno online test

SubjectsNo. of Qns.Total


General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)5050
General Awareness5050
English Language and Comprehension100100
General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)5050

Here the best book and study material from the top publication for this MCQ test

SSC stenographer General Intelligence & Reasoning Best book

 Book Writer/Publication
 Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Agarwal
 Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
Quantitative AptitudeRS Agarwal
SSC Stenographer Grade C and DArihant Publications

SSC stenographer General Awareness Best book

 Book Writer/Publication
NCERT books of Science CBSE
Monthly magazinesPratiyogita Darpan
G.K. BookLucent
General AwarenessGM Gupta
News PaperThe Hindu

SSC stenographer English Language and Comprehension Study Material

 Book Writer/Publication
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
Objective General EnglishR. S. Agarwal
Grammar BookWren and Martin
Basic English Grammar bookNCERT High school level
News PaperThe Hindu

These books are enough for your preparation for the SSC stenographer exam phase one. If you sincerely start preparing from this book then it is enough to crack the phase one of the SSC steno exams. After the first phase, you need to appear in the second phase. The second phase of the SSC steno will take place in 2020. Only those candidates who passed phase one will appear in the second phase of the SSC Steno exam. Following are the brief details about the SSC steno second phase

Skill Test for SSC Steno

In the skill test, you will listen to a paragraph at the speed of the 100 words/ minute for group ‘C’ and 80 words/minute for group ‘D’. You need to write this paragraph in your notebook. When the 10 minutes is over you need to write this dictation on the computer. This all will decide your listening skill, writing skill and typing skill for the stenographer post.

Category of PostDesired speedAllowed duration
Grade ‘C’100 words per minute40 minutes ( English )55 Minutes ( Hindi )
Grade ‘D’80 words per minute50 minutes (English)65 minutes (Hindi)

Preparation strategy for the SSC skill test round

No one is going to see what you have written in your notebook. So you should have the skill the shortened the text. It is just like what we write a message on the whatsapp. For example, you can write ‘Your’ as ‘ur’ , ” As soon as possible” as ‘asap’ ,’By the way’ as ‘btw’, ‘Prime Minister of India’ as ‘PMO’ etc. Once you write this in your notebook you should have a clear understanding about this so you can type on the computer. What you type in the computer is going to conclude your skill in this test. So prepare hard for the tips and trick for this round.