Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination: About Examination

Staff Selection Commission

Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination

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 .

Eligibility Criteria:

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, unless such.

MODE OF PAYMENT: FEE PAYABLE R 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).


The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :

Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration /Timing for General candidates Total Duration/Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates
I General Intelligence
(50 questions)
50 2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to  12.00 Noon 2 Hours 20 mins 10.00 A.M. to  12.20 PM
II English Language
(Basic Knowledge)
( 50 questions )
III Numerical Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
(50 questions)
IV General Awareness
(50 questions)

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.


Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer

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.


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  languages.