Typing Test for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2012

QUES: What is Typing Test in the SSC’s Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2012? Who will have to appear for it?

ANS: Candidates who have applied for the posts of Lower Division Clerks (LDCs) will have to appear for a Typing Test if they qualify the written examination and secure at least minimum qualifying marks fixed by the Commission.

Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi. Candidates opting for English test should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi test should have typing speed of 30 w.p.m. 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.

The Typing test would be administered on the Computer provided by the Commission and the test will be qualifying in nature. 

OH candidates who claim to be permanently unfit to take the typewriting test because of a physical disability may, with the prior approval of the Commission, be exempted from the requirement of appearing and qualifying at such test, provided such a candidate submits a Certificate in the prescribed format to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority declaring him/her to be permanently unfit for the Typewriting Test because of a physical disability.

OH Candidates seeking exemption from Typing test on medical ground must substantiate their claim by furnishing the relevant Medical Certificate in the prescribed Format as published in this Notice (Annexure-IX) at the time of Typing Test. Otherwise their claim for seeking exemption from Typing Test will not be entertained by the Commission.


35 w.p.m. in English and 30 w.p.m. in Hindi correspond to 10500 key depressions per hour/9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

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