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Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2012


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold a Combined All India Open Examination, 2012 / Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2012 for the recruitment of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk.

13 Jul 2012
10 Aug 2012
Exam Date: 
21 Oct 2012

Vacancies in the post of Data Entry Operator & Lower Division Clerk will be determined in due course.


Nationality: Candidate must be citizen of India or As per Government of India Standards.

Age: 18-27 years as on 1stAug 2012.

Education Qualification: Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent or higher Examination from a recognised Board or University.

Selection Procedure: 

Date of Exam



Maximum Marks

Total Duration/ Timing for General Candidates

Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped Candidates


21.10.2012 & 28.10.2012 (Sundays)


General Intelligence (50 Questions)


2 Hours 10.00A.M to 12.00 Noon

2 Hours 20 Mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.20 P.M.


English Language (Basic Knowledge)

(50 questions)



Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)

(50 Questions)



General Awareness (50 Questions)




 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. 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 at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test. Only such candidates who qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the merit list. None of the candidates including PH candidates who qualify in the written part of the examination will be exempted from the Skill Test as passing of the skill test is a precondition and one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator. 

Typing Test for LDCs:   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. The choice of language in the application will be final and no change will be allowed.

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

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.

Candidates will be shortlisted 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 selection of candidates will be made depending upon their merit position and option for various posts, Groups, Departments and States for which option is sought in the application.

How To Apply: 

Candidates need to apply online.

Application fees: 

Rs.100/- Only (Exempted for all Women candidates and Candidates belonging to SC,ST or Physically Handicapped and Ex-Servicemen).

Additional Information: 

General Intelligence:  

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  3. Figural Analogy
  4. Semantic Classification
  5. Symbolic/Number Classification
  6. Figural Classification 
  7. Semantic Series
  8. Number Series 
  9. Figural Series 
  10. Problem Solving
  11. Word Building 
  12. Coding and de-coding 
  13. Numerical operations
  14. Symbolic operations
  15. Trends
  16.  Space Orientation
  17. Venn Diagrams
  18. Drawing inferences
  19. Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
    20.  Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  1. Embedded figures
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Emotional Intelligence
  4. Social Intelligence
  5. Other sub-topics, if any

English Language:

  1. Spot the Error
  2. Fill in the Blanks
  3. Synonyms/Homonyms
  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

Quantitative Aptitude:
C.1.1) Number Systems:

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

  C.1.2) 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


 C.2.1) 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)

C.2.2)Graphs of Linear Equations.


 Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:

C.3.1) Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocentre, Circumcentre

C.3.2) Congruence and similarity of triangles

C.3.3) Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.


                C.4.1) Triangle, Quadrilaterals

                C.4.2)  Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)

                C.4.3) Circle

                C.4.4) Right Prism

                C.4.5) Right Circular Cone

                C.4.6) Right Circular Cylinder

                C.4.7) Sphere, Hemispheres

                C.4.8) Rectangular Parallelepiped

                C.4.9) Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base


C.5.1) Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90) Trigonometric ratios Degree and Radian Measures Standard Identities like sin2 0 + Cos2 0=1 etc.

C.5.2) Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)


Use of Tables and Graphs:

C.6.1) Histogram

C.6.2) Frequency polygen

C.6.3) Bar-diagram

C.6.4) Pie-chart

General Awareness:  Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the Environment around him/her 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. Help Lines for clarification in respect of filling/Submitting applications.


Contact Number

SSC(NR), New Delhi

 01164715222,  01165570666                                      

SSC(CR), Allahabad

 05322250372,  05326541021

SSC(SR), Chennai

 09445195946,  04428251139

SSC(WR), Mumbai

 09869730700,  07738422705

SSC(ER), Kolkata

 09477461228,  09477461229

SSC(MPR) Raipur

 09407921504,  09407921505

SSC(KKR), Bangalore

 09483862010,  09483862020

SSC(NWR), Chandigarh

 09915509204,  09915509331

SSC(NER), Guwahati,

 09207053500,  09707679564

SSC(NWR), Chandigarh

09915509204,  09915509331

SSC(NER), Guwahati

09207053500,  09707679564

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