Selection Procedure: SSC Combined Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) for Data Entry Operator 2012

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) 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.

Scheme of Examination:  The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator.

(A) Scheme of the Written Examination

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

Date of Exam (Tentative)

Part

 

Subject

Max. Marks

 

Number of Questions

 

Total Duration/ Timings for General candidates

Duration & Timings for VH candidates

21 October 2012 & 28 October 2012

I

General  Intelligence  

50

50

2 Hours

 

10.00 AM to 12.00

Noon

 

2 Hours and 40 Min.

 

10.00 AM to 12.40 PM

II

English Language (Basic Knowledge)

50

50

III 

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)

50

50

IV

General Awareness

50

50

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. The Commission may also set questions (at its discretion) in Part-I, III and IV in Mizo, Manipuri, Assamese, Sindhi, Oriya, Telgu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Kashmiri  subject to approval from the Department of Personnel & Training and subject to availability of experts/printing facilities.

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.

(B)  Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. The candidates will have to secure at least minimum qualifying marks in written examination (as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion) to be eligible for the Skill Test.

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 considered on the basis of the correct entry of all the key depressions in computer (as per the given passage) and the duration of the said Test will be 15 minutes and printed passage in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

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 the 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, Ex-Servicemen 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, Ex- Servicemen and OBC).

NOTE- II: Central Government civilian employees availing age relaxation must furnish “No Objection Certificate” from their Employer/Office at the time of the skill test, failing which the benefit of age relaxation will not be allowed to such candidates and they will not be allowed to appear in the Skill Test.

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

Final Selection: 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 selection of candidates will be made depending upon their merit position and option for various posts, Groups, Departments and States for which option is sought in the application.

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2012

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