SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Or Data Entry Operator Examination:
|Category||Age Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit|
|PH + OBC||13 Years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||8 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST)||10 Years|
Stages of Examination
Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination is for posts of LDCs and Stenographers is conducted in 3 stages.
Appointment of Successful Candidates
The successful candidates will be appointed as Group "C" Staff in:
Names of Posts
Scheme of Examination
The examination will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.
Computer Based Written Exam (Tier-I (Objective type):
|Part||Subject||Maximum Marks||Total Duration/Timing|
|I||General Intelligence (25 questions)||50||
60 Minutes (Total)
For for VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in
writing hand (Pl. see Para 7 of notice).-100 Minutes
|II||English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 25 questions)||50|
|III||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (25 questions)||50|
|IV||General Awareness (25 questions)||50|
Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.
There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Answer Keys will be placed on Commission's website after written examination. Any representation regarding answer key received within the time limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the answer key will be scrutinized and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final.
The Commission reserves the right to introduce additional stage of examination which would be notified at suitable time, if considered necessary.
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in 'Pen and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates mentioned in Para 7 above). This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter / Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
Tier-III ExaminationTier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. Skill Test / Typing Test would be in consonance with the provisions contained in para 12.2 and 12.3 given below. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.
NOTE: The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.
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 words key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed 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 at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test. Only such candidates who 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 merit list. 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 a precondition and one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator.
Typing Test for LDCs
Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form. The choice of language in the application will be final and no change will be allowed.
Typing Test will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission will be of qualifying in nature. Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes. Passage Dictators will be provided to each of VH candidates for the Typewriting test. The Passage Dictators will read out the passage to the VH candidates within the allotted time period.
NOTE-I: 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour/9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
|General Intelligence||English Language|
|Semantic Analogy||Spot the Error|
|Symbolic/Number Analogy||Fill in the Blanks|
|Symbolic/Number Classification||Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words|
|Figural Classification||Idioms & Phrase|
|Semantic Series||One word substitution|
|Number Series||Improvement of Sentences|
|Figural Series||Active/Passive Voice of Verbs|
|Problem Solving||Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration|
|Word Building||Shuffling of Sentence parts|
|Coding and de-coding||Shuffling of Sentences in a passage|
|Numerical operations||Cloze Passage|
|Symbolic operations||Comprehension Passage|
|Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding|
|Figural Pattern – folding and completion|
|Other sub-topics, if any|
|ARITHMETIC||Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) and Elementary surds (simple problems)|
|Number Systems||Graphs of Linear Equations|
|Computation of Whole Number||GEOMETRY|
|Decimal and Fractions||Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocentre, Circumcentre|
|Relationship between numbers||Congruence and similarity of triangles|
|Fundamental arithmetical operations||Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles|
|Ratio and Proportion|
|Interest (Simple and Compound)|
|Profit and Loss|
|Mixture and Allegation|
|Time and distance|
|Time and work|
|Triangle, Quadrilaterals||Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90)||Use of Tables and Graphs|
|Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)||Trigonometric ratios||Histogram|
|Circle||Degree and Radian Measures||Frequency polygen|
|Right Prism||Standard Identities||Bar-diagram|
|Right Circular Cone||Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)||Pic-chart|
|Right Circular Cylinder||Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles|
|Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base|
Questions are designed to test the candidate's general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.