Top SSC Stenographer Preparation Books

SSC Stenographer Preparation Books

SSC stenographer exam is going to be conducted by the SSC in the month of the 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 this 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 the 200 question from the general awareness, general knowledge, and the 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

Subjects No. of Qns. Total


General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions) 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
English Language and Comprehension 100 100
General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions) 50 50

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 Aptitude RS Agarwal
SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Arihant Publications

SSC stenographer General Awareness Best book

 Book  Writer/Publication
NCERT books of Science  CBSE
Monthly magazines Pratiyogita Darpan
G.K. Book Lucent
General Awareness GM Gupta
News Paper The Hindu

SSC stenographer English Language and Comprehension Study Material

 Book  Writer/Publication
Objective General English S.P. Bakshi
Objective General English R. S. Agarwal
Grammar Book Wren and Martin
Basic English Grammar book NCERT High school level
News Paper The 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 2019. Only those candidate who passed the 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 Post Desired speed Allowed duration
Grade ‘C’ 100 words per minute 40 minutes ( English )55 Minutes ( Hindi )
Grade ‘D’ 80 words per minute 50 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.