SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2010
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:
The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test on Computer for the post of Data Entry Operator and Typing Test for the post of Lower Division Clerks.
(A) SCHEME OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND SYLLABUS
The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :
NOTE-I : The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The
questions will be set both in English & Hindi.
NOTE-II: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.
The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space
visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory,
discriminating observation, relationship concepts, verbal and figure classification,
arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions
designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their
relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
English Language :
In addition to the testing of candidates' understanding of the English
Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct
usage, etc. his/her writing ability would also be tested.
This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number
Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship
between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and
Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs,
Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.
Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general
awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be
designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and
experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will
also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to
Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian
Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a
special study of any discipline.
NOTE: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE there will be no
component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence &
Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.
(B) SKILL TEST for DATA ENTRY OPERATOR:
Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
The ‘Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the
correct entry of all the key depressions in computer as per the given text passage and the
duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed passage of running text matter
in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each
candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this
test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the
Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the
Centre/venue so notified.
Only those candidates who qualify in the written part of examination and secure minimum
qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take
the Skill Test, i.e. Part-II of the examination.
Only such candidates as qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions
per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the
None of the candidates including PH candidates who qualify in the written part of the
examination will be exempted from the Skill Test as passing of the skill test is precondition and
one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator.
NOTE-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written
examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be called for skill test.
Provided that candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBC, ExS and PH
may be called for the Skill Test by the Commission by applying relaxed standards if the
Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates of these categories are not
likely to be called for the skill test on the basis of general standard in order to fill up the
vacancies reserved for these categories (i.e. SC, ST, PH, ExS and OBC).