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What is the Selection Procedure for SSC Lower Division Clerk/Data Entry Operator Exam?

Jagran Josh

Staff Selection Commission offers various posts to apply and recruits manpower for various government departments. The selection procedure thus differs according to the posts in the overall examination pattern of the commission. SSC conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for the post of Lower Division Clerk/Data Entry Operator every year. The candidates applying for the examination must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized board or university.  It is important for the candidates to know the selection procedure well before undergoing the examination for a particular post. Better idea about the selection procedure gives adequate chances to crack them.

Selection Process for SSC LDC/DEO Posts

Candidates who have opted for Lower Division Clerk/Data Entry Operator posts need to go through two fold recruitment process. They need to face written examination as well as skill test/typing test conducted by the commission. Those candidates qualifying the written examination with adequate cut off marks would move through to the next round where they would be called for skill test/typing test by the commission. More the candidates score in the written examination more their chances are to get through to the next round and getting a bit closer to the selection in the posts. Those candidates making the cut off in the written examination are called for the next round. In case there is more than one candidate who have scores equal aggregate marks in the written examination they would get selected based on either marks in first part of the selection process (written examination) or through alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear first.

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Part I

The written examination consists of 4 papers namely General Intelligence &Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Each of the paper carries 50 marks and the total time to solve the questions is set to be 2 hours. The questions are multiple choice ones and negative marking is there on each wrong answer.

Part II

Candidates qualifying the first part with required cut off marks need to appear for the part II of the selection process which is the skill test/typing test for the LDC/DEO posts.

Typing Test for LDC:

Those candidates applying for the Lower Division Clerk posts need to go through typing test after passing the written test. The candidates can choose either Hindi or English as their language for giving the typing test. The test would be taken on a computer and need to specify which language they are interested to give the typing test while filling the application form. Those candidates opting for English would have to achieve typing speed of 35 words per minute in order to qualify. Those who have chosen Hindi as the option need to achieve typing speed of 30 words per minute to qualify.

Skill Test for DEO:

For the Data Entry Operator posts under SSC examination the candidates who have qualified the written test would have to under skill test. The candidates need to maintain a data entry speed of 8000 key depressions on a computer per hour. The speed would be calculated only based on the correct/right spelled words typed in an hour by the candidates as per the given passage. Candidates would get a total of 15 minutes typing time in this examination. Printed matter for typing would be given to the candidates in advance so that they can type from seeing into the paper.

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