WBSSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern Download

WBSSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern Download. West Bengal Staff Selection Commission (WBSSC) is a legal body which conducts recruitment to hire suitable staffs for various Ministries and departments located at West Bengal. This year also WBSSC advertised a recruitment notification through its official website “www.wbssc.gov.in” mentioning that there are 42 openings below Stenographer designation. This notification made so many job hunters to apply for this post through online. To minimize the large number of application, WBSSC decided to organize an online examination through online. To prepare for this examination we are updating our page with the latest WBSSC Stenographer Syllabus for the upcoming exam. Moreover, we have also mentioned the Examination Pattern for this recruitment.



Company West Bengal Staff Selection Commission (WBSSC)
Exam Name Stenographer Exam
Material Stenographer Syllabus
Exam Type Objective


WBSSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017

Once the examination date is fixed, most of the candidates will be searching for syllabus through the internet. Likewise, those who are going to appear for the WBSSC competitive examination also will need Syllabus to prepare. In order to appear for the further selection process, candidates have to pass in this online examination.

There are 3 stages in the selection process, they are online test, Dictation and Transcription and Computer Typing test. To get ready for these exams we are providing the complete WBSSC Stenographer Syllabus 2017. In the below section, we have given the Syllabus and the important topics for the upcoming exams.

WBSSC Syllabus for Stenographer Exam

Already the official website of WBSSC has updated the Syllabus for the Stenographer exam. But the contents mentioned in the notification are not clear to understand. Having this in mind, we are providing the latest syllabus for the Stenographer Exam. The 1st part of the examination comprises of English language.

Aspirants who are good in English grammar, etc will find it easy to attend the questions. The total marks allotted for this section is 100 and shall be given 90 minutes to take this test. Here in the below section we are listing the WBSSC Syllabus for the upcoming exam.

General English

  • Spelling of Words
  • Correct Use of Words
  • Correction of sentences
  • Use of Common phrases
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Punctuations



In the above list we have given all the important topics for the General English examination. The exam pattern for the Stenographer exam is mentioned below.

WBSSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2017

To appear for these exams aspirants should have adequate knowledge in computer operation. There are totally 3 papers in the WBSSC Recruitment 2016 i.e. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. The 1st part will be conducted through online and for the remaining papers, the applicants have to take part in practical examination (Typing test).

In case of Paper-II, the participants have to attend the Dictation test for 10 minutes time followed by Transcription for one hour time. Candidates have to type at the speed of 80 wpm. For the typing test, the participants would be asked to type on the computer at the rate of 35 wpm. The Exam Pattern for Stenographer Exam 2017 is mentioned in the below table.

Papers Subject Marks Allotted Timing
Paper-I General English 100 90 Minutes
Paper-II Dictation 400 10 minutes
Transcription of Shorthand One hour
Paper-III Computer Typing 100 10 minutes
Total 600

While taking the Paper-I test, the question will appear on the computer screen with 5 multiple choices. Candidates have to pick out the right answer and save the option. Aspirants who are securing the minimum marks in this test would be invited for the Dictation and Transcription test. You can score more marks in this section if you are good in shorthand.

Contenders who are qualifying in this test are required to appear for the computer typing test. This test will decide whether you are qualified are not for the next process. The overall marks obtained by the candidates would be calculated and the final merit list shall be prepared in descending order.

Official Syllabus

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Dates to be remembered

  • Date of Notification-18-11-2016
  • Last Date for Online Application-20-12-2016 (4.00 PM)

Note: The latest WBSSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the upcoming Stenographer Exam are illustrated clearly in the above paragraphs. For more details about this WBSSC Stenographer Syllabus 2016, please refer the official notification.

Updated: 09-12-2016 — 8:43 am
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