Staff Selection Commission
Data Entry Operator and LDC: 2011
Commission will hold a Combined All India Open Examination
for recruitment to the posts of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division
Clerks for which 12th Standard Pass or equivalent is the minimum qualification.
The Examination will comprise of a Written Objective Type Examination followed
by Skill Test / Computer Typing Test .
Exam Name: Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerks
Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 20.08.2010, for Data Entry Operator and
Educational Qualification : ( As on 20.08.2010) Must have passed 12th
Standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognised Board or
Mode of Payment: FEE PAYABLE Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only)
Scheme of Examination:
The examination will consist of a written examination and skill test on
Computer for the post of Data Entry Operator and Typing Test for the post of
Lower Division Clerks.
(A) SCHEME OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND SYLLABUS
The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown
|Total Duration /
Timing for General candidates
Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates
||General Intelligence (50 questions)
2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours 20 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.20 PM
||English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 50 questions )
||Numerical Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
||General Awareness (50 questions)
General Intelligence: It would include questions of
both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies,
similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis,
judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation,
relationship concepts, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number
series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to
test the candidate's abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their
relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
English Language : In addition to the testing of
candidates' understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar,
sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her
writing ability would also be tested.
Numerical Aptitude: This paper will include questions
on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals
and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical
operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and
Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio
and Time, Time and Work, etc.
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test
the ability of the candidate's general awareness of the environment around him
and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test
knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and
experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person.
The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring
countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic
scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research
etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of
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 all the key
depressions in computer as per the given text passage and the duration of
the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed passage of running
text 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. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test
at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the
agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the
Centre/venue so notified.
Only those candidates who qualify in the written part of
examination and secure minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the
Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test,
i.e. Part-II of the examination
Skill Test for LDCs:
(Skill Test will be taken on Computer)
Typing Test will be of Qualifying in nature.
English Typing @ 35 w.p.m. (Time allowed 10 minutes) (30
minutes for VH candidates)
Hindi Typing @ 30 w.p.m. (Time allowed 10 minutes) (30 minutes for VH
(35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 Key
Depressions Per Hour/9000 Key Depressions Per Hour on an average of 5 key
depressions for each word)
(Typing Test will be conducted later for those candidates
who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted
only in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination,
will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium separately
in the Application Form. )
Mode of Selection :
Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test on the
basis of their performance in the Written Examination. Candidates who qualify
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.
How To Apply :
Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format
( Annexure-I ) On-line or by Post. For detailed instructions relating to the
application form and how the application is to be submitted, Annexure - II A or
Annexure - II B, for postal applications and on-line applications respectively,
may be referred to.