SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination- Syllabus and Structure

August 1, 2013

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination- Syllabus and Structure


SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination- Syllabus and Structure:- 

Commission 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. The Examination will comprise of a Written Objective Type Examination followed by Data Entry Skill Test / Typing Test. To help our users here we are providing you detailed information about CHSL Exam 2013 Syllabus and examination structure.



The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Lower Division Clerk on Computer.



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



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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.


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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:


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English Language:


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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.


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Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:


C.3.1 Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocenter, 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)12

  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=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 polygon

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 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.


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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.


NOTE-1: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.


NOTE-2: The questions will be of the level commensurate with Educational Qualification prescribed for the posts.



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.


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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.


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