SSC Data Entry Operator and LDC Examination 2011 - Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission
Data Entry Operator and LDC: 2011

Commission will hold a Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to  the posts of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerks for which 12th Standard Pass or equivalent is the minimum qualification. The Examination will comprise of a Written Objective Type Examination followed by Skill Test / Computer Typing Test .


General Intelligence: 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 abstractideas 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.

Numerical Aptitude: 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. 

General Awareness: 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.

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  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 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).

NOTE-II: Central Government civilian employees must furnish “No Objection Certificate” from their  Employer/Office at the time of the skill test that in the event of their final selection for the  relevant posts through the Commission’s examination, they would be relieved by their Office for  joining the new post/service else their candidature will be cancelled.

The skill test will be held at the Commission's Regional Offices or other centers as may  be decided by the Commission.

Preferences of Departments/Offices for allocation(subject to availability of confirmed  number of vacancies for the concerned Offices/Ministries)

  1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India
  2. Ministry of Agriculture
  3. Office of the Controller General Patents, Designs & Trade Marks Mumbai
  4. Others

Skill Test for LDCs: (Skill Test will be taken on Computer)

  • Typing Test will be of Qualifying in nature.

  • English Typing @ 35 w.p.m. (Time allowed 10 minutes) (30 minutes for VH candidates)
    Hindi Typing @ 30 w.p.m. (Time allowed 10 minutes) (30 minutes for VH candidates)

  • (35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 Key Depressions Per Hour/9000 Key Depressions Per  Hour on an average of 5 key depressions for each word)

  • (Typing Test will be conducted later 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 separately in the Application Form. )

Preferences of Departments/Offices for allocation(subject to availability of confirmed number of vacancies for the concerned Offices/Ministries)

The posts of LDC, is expected to be located in the following areas/offices/Services:

Group X:

  1. Armed Forces Headquarters’Clerical Service Lower Division Grade .
  2. Election Commission of India
  3. Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade IV
  4. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  5. President’s Secretariat
  6. Central Vigilance Commission
  7. Directorate of Forensic Science.
  8. Any other Department/Office not mentioned above

NOTE: The Central Secretariat Clerical Service Lower Division Grade is not participating in the said examination as Direct Recruitment to the post of LDC of CSCS Cadre has been discontinued by  the Government.

GROUP ‘Y’: Equivalent/Comparable posts in Subordinate Offices of Govt. of India located all over  India, Offices of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Accountant General (Audit),  Accounts General (Accounts & Estt.), Controller General of Defence Accounts & Any other offices/Organization notmentioned above.