SSC Stenographer is conducted in two phase, the first one is computer based test conducted for two hours with 200 marks, the medium of the test is English/Hindi, for each correct answer one mark is awarded, for each wrong attempt 0.25 marks is deducted, there are three sections as mentioned below
English Language and Comprehension where understanding of english language is tested along with vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, writing ability etc.
General Intelligence and Reasoning includes topics such as arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts,
General Awareness which includes topics such as events of national and international importance along with India and its Neighboring countries especially pertaining to geography, history, culture, economy, general polity including Indian constitution, and scientific research etc,
For the second stage of skill test, you can go through pitman shorthand book or kailash chandra magazine to learn the shorthand, consistent practice is the key to success when it comes to qualifying the skill test.