(Exam) Recruitment of Data Entry Operator and LDC at Staff Selection Commission: 2011


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 Details:

Exam Name: Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerks

Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 20.08.2010, for Data Entry Operator and LDCs.

Educational Qualification : ( As on 20.08.2010) Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognised Board or University.

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.


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

Date of
Part Subject Maximum
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)
IV General Awareness (50 questions) 50


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 any discipline.

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 candidates)

  • (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.

Important Dates:

  • Date of Exam: 31.10.2010

  • Closing Date : 20.08.2010

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Courtesy: ssc.nic.in

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