Selection Procedure: SSC Combined Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) for Lower Division Clerk 2012

Here you find selection process of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for Lower Division Clerk which will be held by Staff Selection Commission on 21 October 2012 and 28 October 2012

Created On: Jul 16, 2012 15:28 IST
Modified On: Jul 4, 2013 15:52 IST

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold a Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk for which 12th Standard Pass or equivalent is the minimum qualification.

Scheme of Examination:  The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Typing Test for the post of Lower Division Clerk.

(A) Scheme of the Written Examination

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

Date of Exam(Tentative)




Max. Marks


Number of Questions


Total Duration/ Timings for General candidates

Duration & Timings for VH candidates

21 October 2012 & 28 October 2012


General  Intelligence  



2 Hours

10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon


2 Hours and 40 Min.

10.00 AM to 12.40 PM


English Language (Basic Knowledge)




Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)




General Awareness



NOTE- I: The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV. The Commission may also set questions (at its discretion) in Part-I, III and IV in Mizo, Manipuri, Assamese, Sindhi, Oriya, Telgu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Kashmiri  subject to approval from the Department of Personnel & Training and subject to availability of experts/printing facilities.

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.

(B)  Typing Test for Lower Division Clerk: Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. The Typing Test will be conducted only in English or Hindi and candidates will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Language Medium in the Application Form. The choice of language in the application will be final and no change will be allowed.

The Typing Test will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.

  • Typing test in English Medium: Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute.
  • Typing test in Hindi Medium: Candidates opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.

The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

Passage Dictators will be provided to each of VH candidates by the Commission for the Typewriting test.  The Passage Dictators will read out the passage to the VH candidates within the allotted time period.

NOTE- I: 35 wpm and 30 wpm correspond to 10500 key depressions per hour/ 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

NOTE-II: A candidate who claims to be permanently unfit to take the typewriting test because of a physical disability may, with the prior approval of the Commission, be exempted from the requirement of appearing and qualifying at such test, provided such a candidate submits a Certificate in the prescribed format to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon declaring him/her to be permanently unfit for the Typewriting Test because of a physical disability. 

NOTE-III: If a candidate who submits a Medical Certificate from the Medical Board attached to VRC for PH persons or from the Medical Board attached to Special Employment Exchange for PH persons, his/her claim for exemption from Typewriting Test would be accepted.  However, if, she/ he submit Medical Certificate from Civil/ Orthopaedic Surgeon, his/ her case would be referred to a Medical Board in a Government Hospital or Medical Board attached to RC/ Special Employment Exchange for PH persons for clearance.

Candidates seeking exemption from Typing test on medical ground must substantiate their claim by furnishing the relevant Medical Certificate in the prescribed Format as published in this Notice (Annexure-IX) at the time of Typing Test. Otherwise their claim for seeking exemption from Typing Test will not be entertained by the Commission.

NOTE- IV: If any candidate does not opt for any medium for typing, his option will be deemed to be for English medium.

Final Selection: 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.

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

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