SSC : Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2012 - Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission
Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2012

Exam Syllabus

General Intelligence:

1 Semantic Analogy 14 Symbolic operations
2 Symbolic/Number Analogy 15 Trends
3 Figural Analogy 16 Space Orientation
4 Semantic Classification 17 Venn Diagrams
5 Symbolic/Number Classification 18 Drawing inferences
6 Figural Classification 19 Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
7 Semantic Series 20 Figural Pattern – folding and completion
8 Number Series 21 Embedded figures
9 Figural Series 22 Critical Thinking
10 Problem Solving 23 Emotional Intelligence
11 Word Building 24 Social Intelligence
12 Coding and de-coding 25 Other sub-topics, if an
13 Numerical operations    

English Language:

1 Spot the Error
2 Fill in the Blanks
3 Synonyms/Homonyms
4 Antonyms
5 Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
6 Idioms & Phrases
7 One word substitution
8 Improvement of Sentences
9 Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
10 Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
11 Shuffling of Sentence parts
12 Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
13 Comprehension Passage
14 Cloze Passage

Quantitative Aptitude:


C.1.1 Number Systems:

  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers

C.1.2 Fundamental arithmetical operations:

  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work


C.2.1 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for (a+b)2,(a-b)2, (a+b)3 (a-b)3 , a3-b3, a3+b3, a2-b2; if a+b+c=0, then a3+b3+c3=3 abc etc. and Elementary surds (simple problems)

C.2.2 Graphs of Linear Equations.


Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:

C.3.1 Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocentre, Circumcentre

C.3.2 Congruence and similarity of triangles

C.3.3 Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.


C.4.1 Triangle, Quadrilaterals

C.4.2 Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)

C.4.3 Circle

C.4.4 Right Prism

C.4.5 Right Circular Cone

C.4.6 Right Circular Cylinder

C.4.7 Sphere, Hemispheres

C.4.8 Rectangular Parallelepiped

C.4.9 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base


C.5.1 Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90)

  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.

C.5.2 Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)

Statistical Charts:

Use of Tables and Graphs:

C.6.1 Histogram

C.6.2 Frequency polygen

C.6.3 Bar-diagram

C.6.4 Pic-chart

General Awareness

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.


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.

(C) 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.


Courtesy: Staff Selection Commission

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