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SSC CHSL Typing Test 2017 in detail for LDC/DEO/Postal/Sorting Assistant/Court Clerk

SSC CHSL Typing Test 2018 – Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level exam to recruit Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistant(PA)/Sorting Assistant(SA), Court Clerk and LDC(Lower Division Clerk) in various ministry and its subordinate offices. Typing test is widely known as Skill test for Data Entry Operator (DEO).

SSC CHSL Typing Test

All these four posts are clerical jobs, it means you are expected to have good typing speed to get the work done in lesser time and greater efficiency. Hence, in this article we are going to discuss how much speed and number of words your need to type per minute to score good marks.

SSC CHSL Typing Test 2018

Lets understand what is typing test and what to expect in skill test. Data entry operator candidates will be called for Skill Test whereas Typing test will conducted for Lower Divisional Clerk, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and Court Clerk.

There are few rules which candidates needs to follow during or before the typing test. Lets have look at them one by one.

  • You can press backspace during typing test. It is allowed.
  • But there is limitation on errors you are making, it means candidates can not exceed the errors to a certain percentage which is fixed by SSC.
  • The percentage error limit for both the posts is 5% to 7%.
  • You will get passage 2 minutes before the start of the Typing test.
  • There will be a total of three passage in the typing test After you change paragraph you must use TAB for three space instead of THREE white space.
  • Keyboard keys that they provide have soft keys if you have any problem with the keyboard or the system that they have provided you can ask invigilator to change the keyboard.

You will go through the documents verification and for that, you must carry mark sheet and passing certificate of 10th and 12th class with xerox copy and 2 passport size photograph.

Pattern of Typing Test 2018

Medium of Exam: English or Hindi (candidates need to choose medium while filling application form)

Nature of Exam: Qualifying in Nature

Exam Mode: Computer based exam

Total Time: 10 Minutes, but Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes

Speed Test in English

Lower Division Clerk: 10 min (35 wpm or 1750 depression)

Data Entry Operator: 15 min (27 wpm or 2000 depression)

Speed Test in Hindi:

Lower Division Clerk: 10 min (30 wpm or 1500 depression)

Note: Your speed will be adjusted based on errors you are making. If you forget to opt for medium then it will be sat to English by default.

Skill Test: A speed test of not less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on computer.

How to calculate % Error in Typing Test (Formula)

See below formula to calculate for DEO & LDC % Error,

% Error = (No of Error/Key Depression)*100

Type of Errors/Mistakes

There are two type of mistakes 1. Full Mistakes and 2. Half Mistake.

Lets discuss each in detail.

Full Mistakes:

  1. For every omission of word/ figure.
  2. Every substitution of a wrong word.
  3. Every addition of a word not found in the passage.

Half Mistakes:

  • Spacing Errors
  • Spelling Errors
  • Wrong Capitalization

Relaxation allowed to VH/OH?

All the VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy) and OH with deformity in writing hand (with 40% disability and above) will get 35 minutes(20 minutes extra) for the skill test.

Note: Physically handicapped candidates are not exempted from the Skill Test as passing of the skill test is a precondition and essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator.

Error Percentage Cut Off in Typing Test

Below table is showing SSC CHSL Typing Test 2015 cut off marks category wise.

Data Entry Operator Cut Off 2015

Category % Error
UR 5%
SC 7%
ST 7%
OBC 7%
Exs 7%
OH 7%
HH 7%
VH 7%

Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant/Lower Division Clerks Cut Off 2015

Category % Error
UR 7%
SC 10%
ST 10%
OBC 10%
Exs 10%
OH 10%
HH 10%
VH 10%

Hope you find this article on SSC CHSL Typing Test 2018 for Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistant(PA)/Sorting Assistant(SA), Court Clerk and LDC(Lower Division Clerk).

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