Staff Selection Commission
Combined Higher Secondary Level
A Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts of Data
Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk for which 12th Standard Pass or
equivalent is the minimum qualification. The Examination comprises of a Written
Objective Type Examination followed by Data Entry Skill Test / Typing Test
NATIONALITY / CITIZENSHIP:
A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with
the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri
Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of
Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and
Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a
candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a
person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the
Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be
admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only
after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the
Government of India.
AGE LIMIT: 18-27 years
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must have passed 12th Standard or
equivalent or higher examination from a recognised Board or University.
NOTE-I: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44
dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995,
the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode
needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly,
MODE OF PAYMENT: FEE PAYABLE R 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).
SCHEME OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND SYLLABUS
The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown
||Total Duration /Timing for General candidates
||Total Duration/Timing for Visually Handicapped
||2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
||2 Hours 20 mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.20 PM
( 50 questions )
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
NOTE-I : 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.
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 questions.
SKILL TEST for DATA ENTRY OPERATOR:
Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on
Typing Test for LDCs:
Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written
Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted only 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.
Typing Test to 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 by the Commission 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.
MODE OF SELECTION :
Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their
performance in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualify in the
skill test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the
basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Nomination of
candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position
and option for Group „X‟ and Group „Y‟ posts, irrespective of whether they
took the typing test in English / Hindi unless the User Department
specifically seeks candidates with typing skill in either of these