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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) combined higher secondary level (CHSL) or 10+2 2011 exam syllabus & Pattern for Lower Division Clerk(LDC) and Data Entry Operator (DE))


Exam pattern for SSC combined higher secondary 10+2 exam of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Data Entry Operator (DEO).
The written examination will consist of one objective type paper consisting 4 parts as shown below :

 Part  Subject   Number of Questians maximum marks
  I  General Intelligence  50  50
 II   English Language (Basic Knowledge)  50  50
 III    Numerical Aptitude(Basic Arithmetic Skill)  50  50
 IV  General Awareness   50  50

NOTE-1: The above 4 parts will carry a combined time of 2 Hours for General candidates.
NOTE-2 : The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi.
NOTE-3: 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.


The syllabus of 4 papers is as follows:
(1)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.
(2)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.
(3)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.
(4)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.
NOTE: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence &Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.

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