Syllabus of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Written Examination 2011

Read on to find syllabus of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Written Examination for Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk which will be held by Staff Selection Commission on 4 December 2011

Created On: Nov 28, 2011 11:50 IST
Modified On: Jul 17, 2013 15:09 IST

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold a Combined All India Open Written 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 and Syllabus of Examination:  The written examination will be held in the following subjects for the post of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk followed by Skill Test and Typing Test respectively.

  • 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

4.12.2011

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.

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.

  • Syllabus of the Written Examination

General Intelligence

1

Semantic Analogy

16

Space Orientation

2

Symbolic/Number Analogy

17

Venn Diagrams

3

Figural Analogy

18

Drawing inferences

4

Semantic Classification

19

Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding

5

Symbolic/Number Classification

20

Figural Pattern - folding and completion

6

Figural Classification 

21

Indexing

7

Semantic Series 

22

Address matching

8

Number Series 

23

Data and City matching

9

Figural Series 

24

Classification of centre codes/roll numbers

10

Problem Solving*

25

Small & Capital Letters/number-coding, decoding and classification

11

Word Building 

26

Embedded figures

12

Coding and de-coding 

27

Critical Thinking

13

Numerical operations

28

Emotional Intelligence

14

Symbolic operations 

29

Social Intelligence

15

Trends

30

Other sub-topics, if any

English Language

1

Spot the Error

2

Fill in the Blanks

3

Synonyms

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

Cloze Passage

14

Comprehension Passage

(* To be commensurate with the minimum prescribed educational qualifications (10th, 12th Graduate, Postgraduate) for the post)

Quantitative Aptitude

a)      Arithmetic

Number Systems:

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

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

b)     Algebra: 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) including Graphs of Linear Equations.

c)      Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocentre, Circumcentre, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

d)      Mensuration:

  • Triangle, Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere, Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base

e)      Trigonometry: Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90), Trigonometric ratios, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc., Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only).

f)      Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs

  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar-diagram
  • Pie-chart

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the ability of 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.

NOTE-1: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ General Awareness Paper.

NOTE-2: The questions will be of the level to commensurate with Educational Qualification prescribed for the posts.

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