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SSC COMBINED HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL (10+2) EXAMINATION Exam Pattern

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The examination will consist of a Computer based Written Examination(Tier - I),  Descriptive Paper ( Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier - III) Examination for the  post of Data Entry Operator, Postal  Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA),
Lower Division Clerk / Junior Secretariat Assistant

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Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) (Objective type)  :

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

200 MARKS (TOTAL 100 QUESTIONS, 1 HOURS  DURATION)

Online Examination will consist of following four parts :

PART Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
I English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50 60 Minutes
II General Intelligence 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
IV General Awareness 25 50
Total   100 200



 

NOTE-I : The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.

NOTE-II: There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

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Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)
Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in Pen and Paper Mode.
The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribes . 

The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.
The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.

Tier-III Examination (Skill Test / Typing Test)
Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of a  qualifying  nature.   

Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.
SKILL TEST for DATA ENTRY OPERATOR :

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. 

Typing Test for LDCs and Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:

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.

Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature. It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.




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.(whether to include Cerebral Palsy or not)

Passage Dictators will be provided to VH candidates for the Typewriting test. The Passage Dictator will read out the passage to VH candidate within the allotted time period.