SSC: Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) DEO and LDC Examination: 2011

Staff Selection Commission

Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2011 for recruitment of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerks.

Commission will not undertake detailed scrutiny of applications for the eligibility and other aspects at the time of written examination and, therefore, the candidature is accepted only provisionally. The candidates are advised to go through the requirements of educational qualification, age etc. and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for the concerned posts, before applying. Copies of supporting documents will be sought only from those candidates who qualify for the Skill Test/ Typing Test. When scrutiny is undertaken, if any claim made in the application is not found substantiated, the candidature will be cancelled and the Commission’s decision shall be final.

Vacancy Details:

Post Name: Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerks

Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01.08.2011, for Data Entry Operator and Lower Divison Clerks (i.e. not born earlier than 02.08.1984 and not later than 01.08.1993).

Educational Qualifications: Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognised Board or University.

Mode of Payment: Fee Payable Rs100/-(Rupees One Hundred only)

Scheme of Examination:

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

Date of Exam Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration / Timing for General candidates Total Duration/
Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates
I General Intelligence (50 questions) 50 2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours 20 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.20 PM
II English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 50 questions ) 50
III Numerical Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (50 questions) 50
IV General Awareness (50 questions) 50


General Intelligence:

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Analogy
  • Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
  • Semantic Classification
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Indexing
  • Figural Classification
  • Address matching
  • Semantic Series
  • Data and City matching
  • Number Series
  • Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
  • Figural Series
  • Small & Capital Letters/number-coding, decoding and classification
  • Problem Solving*
  • Embedded figures
  • Word Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Numerical operations
  • Social Intelligence
  • Symbolic operations
  • Other sub-topics, if any
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation

English Language :

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension Passage

Mode of Selection:

Candidates will be short listed for the skill test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination. 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. Nomination of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and option for Group „X‟ and Group „Y‟ posts, irrespective of whether they took the typing test in English / Hindi unless the User Department specifically seeks candidates with typing skill in either of these languages.

Provided that SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates will be accommodated against the general/unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall Merit List. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs, and PH candidates which will, thus, comprise of SC , ST, OBC and PH candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate on merit list of unreserved category but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.

How To Apply :

Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format ( Annexure-I ) or On-line. For detailed instructions relating to the application form and how the application is to be submitted, Annexure - II A or Annexure - II B, for paper applications and on-line applications respectively, may be referred to.

For filling up Paper Application please see the respective paras at Annexure-II-A. Para numbers of Annexure-II-A refer to column numbers of Application form.

Important Dates:

  • Closing Date: 16.09.2011

  • Date of Examination: 04.12.2011

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