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Recruitment of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerks (CHSLE-2010) – SSC

August 6, 2010


Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2010 for recruitment of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerks

Date of Exam: 31.10.2010
Closing Date : 20.08.2010


1. 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.

(i) The 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 before applying. Copies of supporting documents will be sought only from those candidates who qualify for the skill 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.


(iii) Candidates seeking reservation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/PH/EXS must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation as per eligibility prescribed in the Notice .They should also be in possession of the certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim at the time of application.

(iv) Candidates with visual disability of 40% and more only would be considered as VISUALLY HANDICAPPED (VH) and entitled to reservation for VH.

(v) Central Government civilian employees/servants claiming age relaxation should be in possession of a certificate in the prescribed format from their office in respect of the length of continuous service which should be for not less than three years in the immediate period preceding the closing date for receipt of application. They should continue to have the status of Central Government civilian employees / servants till the time of appointment, in the event of their selection.

Fee is exempted for all Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen, eligible for reservation.

(vii) CLOSING DATE: 20.08.2010 (upto 5 P.M.). For candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and for candidates residing abroad – 27.08.2010.


(viii) Only a single application will be entertained. Candidature in respect of multiple applications will be summarily rejected.


(I) Tentative vacancies for Data Entry Operator in various Offices.

(a) Tentatively 32 vacancies are in O/o the Controller General Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Mumbai for their office located all over India.

(b) Tentatively 02 vacancies in Ministry of Agriculture

(c) Comptroller and Auditor General of India has not so far intimated vacancies. Vacancies will be incorporated on confirmation from C&AG.

(II) Vacancies for Lower Division Clerks in various Offices. Vacancies of LDCs will be determined in due course.

Note-I : Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PH etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. Orders.

NOTE-II : Both the posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL) i.e. the candidate, on selection, may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

Note-III : One Leg Affected (OL), Both Leg Affected (BL),Partially Deaf (PD) and Low Vision (LV) are eligible for the post of Data Entry Operator. Note-IV: One Arm(OA), One Leg(OL), Both Legs(BL), Partially Deaf(PD), Deaf(D),Partially Blind(PB), Blind(B) are eligible for the post of Lower Division Clerk as per extant Government Policy in force.

Note-V : Vacancies indicated above may undergo change without further Notice.
3. AGE LIMIT: 18-27 years as on 20.08.2010, for Data Entry Operator and LDCs.
Note I : As per extant Government Orders, the crucial date for age-limit is reckoned with reference to the Closing date for receipt of applications, i.e. 20.08.2010.

Note II : Candidate should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate available on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted .
4. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION : ( As on 20.08.2010)

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

NOTE-I: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.
Note – II : Candidates who have not acquired/will not acquire the educational qualification as on the closing date of receipt of application will not be eligible and need not apply.

Note- III : All candidates who are called for appearing at the Skill Test/Typing Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificate in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificate, Community Status etc. as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before the closing date failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission.
5. MODE OF PAYMENT: FEE PAYABLE Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only)
(i) For the candidates sending the application by post:

The candidates submitting Paper application should pay the fee by means of “Central Recruitment Fee Stamps(CRFS)”only. CRFS are available at the counter of all Departmental Post Offices of the country. Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamp partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any subsequent stage. After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidates must submit their application to the concerned Regional Office/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities.

(ii) For the candidates submitting their applications on-line:
The candidates submitting their applications on-line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India challan or using on-line payment facility of State Bank of India.

NOTE I: Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

NOTE II: Fee paid by modes other than CRFS for off-line applications and SBI in case of online application will not be accepted and the applications of such candidates will be rejected forthright and the payment made shall stand forfeited. Candidates submitting their application online shall make their payment through the State Bank of India as per instructions (Annexure-II B ).

NOTE III: Candidates may please note that non-cancellation of stamps from the concerned Post Office in the manner indicated above, will lead to rejection of his/her application form. Therefore, it is in the interest of candidates that they get the CRFS cancelled from the concerned Post Office.

Candidates submitting paper application must indicate the centre of examination opted by him/her, in the Application Form in respect of the Examination. A candidate must submit his/her application only to the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission under whose jurisdiction the Centre selected by him / her falls. Application received in any other Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission will be rejected summarily.
The applications should be addressed to the Regional / Sub-Regional Offices of the Commission as indicated in the table below:-

Sl. No. Examination Centres & Centre Code Address to which the applications should be sent
1. Bhagalpur(3201), Darbhanga(3202), Muzaffarpur(3205), Agra(3001), Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) , Kanpur(3009), Meerut(3011), Varanasi(3013), Allahabad(3003), Patna(3206), Lucknow(3010) Regional Director(CR),
Staff Selection Commission,
8-AB, Beli Road, Allahabad,
Uttar Pradesh-211002
2. Kolkata(4410), Midnapur(4413), Port Blair(4802), Sambalpur(4609), Gangtok(4001), Jalpaiguri(4408), Bhubaneshwar(4604), Cuttack(4605), Ranchi(4205), Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st MSO Building, (8th Floor),
234/4 . Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road), Kolkata,
West Bengal-700020
3. Bangalore(9001), Thiruvananthapuram(9211), Kochi(9204), Thrissur(9212), Gulbarga(9005), Mangalore(9008), Dharwar(9004), Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206) Regional Director(KKR),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bangalore,
4. Delhi(2201), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406),Kota(2407),
Bikaner(2404), Udaipur(2409), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Sriganganagar(2408), Dehradun(2002), Haldwani(2003),Almora(2001), Srinagar(Uttarakhand) (2004) Bharatpur (2403)
Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504
5. Guwahati (Dispur)(5105), Itanagar(5001),Dibrugarh(5102), Jorhat(5107),Silchar(5111), Imphal(5501), Shillong(5401), Aizwal(5701), Kohima(5302),
Agartala(5601)Tura (5402),Goalpara ( 5104 ),Tezpur ( 5112), Lakhimpur (5109 )
Regional Director(NER),
Staff Selection Commission,
Rukmini Nagar,
PO: Assam Sachivalaya, Guwahati,
6. Hyderabad(8002), Guntur(8001), Kurnool(8003), Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006), Coimbatore(8202), Chennai(8201), Madurai(8204), Puducherry(8401), Tirunelveli(8207), Tiruchirapalli(8206),
Vishakhapatnam (8007)
Regional Director (SR),
Staff Selection Commission,
EVK Sampath Building, 2nd Floor,
College Road, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu-600006
7. Aurangabad(7202), Mumbai(7204), Kolhapur(7203), Nagpur(7205),
Panaji(7801), Pune(7208), Ahmedabad(7001), Vadodara(7002), Rajkot(7006),Nashik (7207),
Amravati (7201),Surat(7007)
Regional Director (WR),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishta Bhawan,
101 M.K. Road, Mumbai,
8. Ambikapur(6201), Indore(6006), Jabalpur(6007), Jagdalpur(6203), Chindwara(6003), Chattarpur(6002), Guna(6004), Mandsaur(6010), Jhabua(6008), Khandwa(6009), Rewa(6012), Raipur(6204),
Bhopal(6001), Gwalior(6005), Bilaspur(6202)
Dy. Director (MPR),
Staff Selection Commission,
“Nishant Villa”, F. Jalvihar Colony,
Raipur, Chhatisgarh-492001
9. Ambala(1801), Jalandhar(1402), Leh(1005) Chandigarh(1601), Jammu(1004), Srinagar(1007), Shimla(1203),Bhathinda (1401)
Hamirpur (1202)
Dy. Director (NWR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017

8. 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 Exam. Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration/Timing for General Candidates Total Duration/Timing for Visually Handicapped Candidates
31.10.2010 (Sunday) I General Intelligence (50 Questions) 50 2 Hours 10:00AM To 12:00PM Noon 2 Hours 20 Mins10:00AM To 12:20PM
II English Language (Basic Knowledge) (50 Questions) 50
III Numerical Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skills) (50 Questions) 50
IV General Awareness (50 Questions) 50

NOTE-I : The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi.

NOTE-II: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the 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 any discipline.


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.
Only such candidates as 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 precondition and one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator.

(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. )

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.
For detailed instructions relating to Application form, instructions for filling up the application form and for on-line payment/submission of application , candidates are advised to refer Annexures-I, II A and II B.

For Application Format(Annexure-I), Click here

Annexure – II A




I. The Commission uses standard application form for all its examinations. Therefore, please read the instructions given in the Notice of Examination and also given below carefully before filling up the application form, in your own interest.

II. Use only blue/black ball pen to write in the boxes, i.e.,

III. Instructions have been given for most items in the application itself which should be gone through carefully before filling up the boxes. For items for which instructions are not available, further instructions given below may be gone through carefully.

IV. Please go through the instructions given below for filling up each item numbered in the application form:-,/b>

1. Name of the Examination Centre and 2. Centre Codes
Refer to para-7 of the Notice of the Examination.

12.1. Code for seeking age relaxation.
Refer to para 4 B of the Notice of the Examination.

13. Preference for Posts
Use‘A’ for Lower Division Clerk and
‘B’ for Data Entry Operator
You are advised to be careful in exercising your preference as in the event of your getting selected for both the posts, you will be considered for the posts in the order of your merit for each post.

15. Candidates should indicate whether they belong to one of the minority communities notified by Govt. namely Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, or Zoroastrians (Parsis).

16.1 VH candidates should specify the medium in which they desire to take the Written Examination. Scribe will be arranged by the Commission accordingly.

17. Educational Qualification and Subject Code: See Annexure – IX
Use ‘Others’ if any particular Educational Qualification or Subject is not assigned a code.

19. Address for communication

Write your complete communication address including your Name in English in capital letters or in Hindi with blue/black ball pen. Do not forget to write 6 digits PIN in the boxes.

20. Photograph

Paste your recent photograph of size 4cmx5cm. Do not staple and do not get the photo attested. Please note that your application shall be rejected summarily without photograph.

Box for Roll Number to be left unfilled (blank) by the candidate.

Signature of Candidate (Wherever required)
Please do sign in running hand. Signature in capital letters of English shall not be accepted and your application shall be summarily rejected. Unsigned application shall also be rejected.

Annexure-II B

Procedure for Online Submission of Application

Note: On-line application will be available from 17.7.2010 to 20.8.2010

The online submission of the application may be made at website http://www.ssconline.nic.in. Instructions are available at the site. Candidate should read the instructions carefully before making any entry or selecting options. Candidate should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign. The filling of online application contains two parts :
Part I Registration
Part II Registration

1. In Part I registration, candidate will have to fill basic information. On submission of details, candidate shall be prompted to check the details and make any correction in the application.

2. Candidate may press “I agree” button after declaration once he/she finds that information supplied by him/her is in order and no correction is required. Thereafter no correction/modification etc. shall be allowed.

3. Then a page with Registration No. shall be generated. Note down registration number or take out the print out of the page. The application procedure is incomplete without part II registration. Part II registration requires filling of payment details, uploading of photograph and scanned signature. Candidates may note that the Registration number given by the Commission and Transaction ID of the Bank should be properly entered in the relevant space, failing which it will not be possible to link the payment with Part I registration. On-line application will be complete only if scanned signature and photo are uploaded as per instructions.

4. Candidates who have to pay application fee can pay fee online through net banking, or cash through SBI bank challan.

5. To pay fee in cash, candidate can take printout of challan generated online after completion of part I registration. Deposit the requisite fee in pay branch of State Bank of India and then continue with the Part II registration.

6. Those who want to pay online through net banking, can go directly to part II registration after completion of part I. Candidate will have to supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part II registration.

7. As approval of the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance has not been received for use of credit cards / debit cards, payment through these modes will not be available.

8. Those who are exempted from payment of fee can skip steps 4 to 7.

9. Then upload a recently taken scanned photograph in 8 – bit grayscale JPG format. The digital size of the file must be of resolution 100 pixel widths by 120 pixels height.

10. Then upload your scanned signature in 8 – bit grayscale JPG format. The digital size of the file must be of resolution 140 pixel width by 60 pixels height.

11. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before filling up the application form.

12. Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances. The Staff Selection Commission will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of non acceptance of any correction/addition/deletion in any particular filled in application form whatever the reasons may be.

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