(Notification) SSC CHSL (10+2) Examination - 2013


Staff Selection Commission

Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination - 2013

Commission will hold 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 will comprise of a Written  Objective Type Examination followed by Data Entry Skill Test / Typing Test .


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 Degrees had been recognized for  the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be  accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

NOTE – II : Candidates who have not acquired/will not acquire the educational qualification as  on 01.08.2013 will not be eligible and need not apply.

NOTE- III : All candidates who are called for appearing at the Skill Test/Typing Test will be  required to produce the relevant Certificates in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional  Certificate, as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before  01.08.2013, Community Status certificate etc. failing which the candidature of such candidate  will be cancelled by the Commission. Candidates claiming OBC status may note that certificate  on creamy layer status obtained within three years before the last tier of the Examination, i.e.  Skill Test in case of Data Entry Operators and Typing Test in case of Lower Division Clerk will  only be accepted by the Commission.


A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have  attained the age of 27 years as on 01.08.2013, for Data Entry Operator and Lower  Division Clerk (i.e. he/she must have born not earlier than 02.08.1986 and not later than  01.08.1995)


RUPEES ONE HUNDRED ONLY ( Rs.100.00) Fee is exempted for all Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation.


The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill  Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Lower  Division Clerk on Computer.


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

Date of Exam Part Subject Maximum
Duration /Timing
Total Duration/Timing for
Visually Handicapped
candidates including
compensatory time.
I General Intelligence
(50 questions)
50 2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to
12.00 Noon
2 Hours 40 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM
II English Language (Basic Knowledge)
( 50 questions )
II Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
(50 questions)
IV General Awareness
(50 questions)


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 of qualifying in nature. It will be administered on the Computer, to be  provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.

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 VH candidates for the Typewriting test. The  Passage Dictator will read out the passage to the VH candidate within the allotted  time period.


Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the  Written Examination. Among candidates who qualify in the skill test, candidates will be  recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written  Examination Selection of candidates will be made depending upon their merit position and option  for various posts, Departments for which option they will exercised option.


Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format  ( Annexure-I ) or On-line. For detailed instructions relating to the application form and how the  application is to be submitted, Annexure - II A or Annexure - II B, for paper applications and on-line  applications respectively, may be referred to.

For filling up Paper Application please see the respective paras at Annexure-II-A. Para numbers of  Annexure-II-A refer to column numbers of Application form.

Important Dates:

  • Applicaton Form Submission Closing Date:16.08.2013
  • Date of Examination: 10.11.2013, 17.11.2013

Courtesy: SSC