The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced the SSC Stenographer Grade C & D 2017 Result on November 21, 2017. The written exam was conducted from September 11 to 14, 2017 at various centers all over the country. The SSC Stenographer Result 2017 is available in a pdf format, which consists of the name, roll number, and category of the qualified candidates. The qualifiers of the written test will now be called for the Skill Test.

For this year’s recruitment, increase in the cut off for Grade C and D has been witnessed. For Grade C recruitment in 2015, the cut off for General Category was 125.75, in the year 2016 the cut off was 120.00 and in the year 2017 the cut off has been decided as 141.00. So, there has been quite a hike in the cutoff. Similarly, in 2015 the cut off for SC category candidates was, 113.50, in 2016 it was 107.50 and in for the ongoing recruitment, it is 127.00. In case of ST and OBC categories, the cut off for 2015 was 94.75 and 118.25, in 2016 the cutoff marks were 90.25 and 111.50, for 2017 the cutoff marks has been increased to 101.00 and 138.00 respectively.

For SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Recruitment 2015, the cut off marks for General Category were 93.00, in 2016 the cutoff score increased to 107.25 and 2017 cut off is 134.50. For SC category candidates, the cut off in 2015 was 77.00, 94.25 in 2016 and 123.50 in 2017. Similarly, for ST and OBC candidates, the cutoff marks in 2015 was 62.25, 81.50, in 2016 it was 75.25, 99.00 and in 2017 the cut-off marks to qualify the written test have been increased to 106.00 and 124.50 respectively.

As reported by Staff Selection Commission, a total of 2,24,618 candidates appeared in the Stenographer Grade C and D examination. Out of which, for Grade C, 8469 candidates qualified and for Grade D, 15004 candidates qualified. Despite such an increase in the cutoff, it is surprising that the number of qualifiers in 2017 are more in Stenographer Grade C and D as compared to last year. In 2016, a total of 5076 candidates qualified for Skill Test from Grade C and from Grade D, the number of qualifiers were 13809.

SSC Stenographer Grade C recruitment 2017, a total of 2663 candidates who qualified for Skill Test were from General Category. For SC, ST, and OBC the number of qualifiers is 1419, 1454, 2485. In Grade D, from general category 4363 candidates qualified, 1836 in SC category, 1107 and 6788 in ST and OBC respectively.

Though the result for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D have been published online. The candidates will be able to check their marks soon. The marks obtained by the candidate in the written exam will be published on the Commission website.

Students can give their opinion on why the SSC is increasing cutoff gradually. Is it because of high competition or because of fewer vacancies which result in higher cut off? Give your opinions in the comment section below.