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The job profiles of DEO (Data Entry Operator) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) both Group C and Payband- 01 posts, are an important and irreplaceable need of government ministries/departments and officies. While Data Entry operators are entrusted with the processing of data, Lower Division Clerks are entrusted with similar routine functions that include registration , maintenance, indexing and recording, typing, comparing and preparation of various statements. 
On a national level, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) directs SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) 10+2 examination which is an All India Competitive Examination for  recruitment to the Group-“C” posts of Data Entry Operator in Pay Band-1 and Lower Division Clerk in Pay Band-1 in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices. 
This exam is important for persons who wish to be employed as a DEO or LDC with government ministeries, departments and officies.
Pay of the Posts:-
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA): Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA): Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
Data Entry Operator(DEO): Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised) 
Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’: Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
SSC CHSL 2018 Eligibility:-
Age Limit - 
Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on 01-08-2019 (i.e. Candidates born not before 02-08-1992 and not later than 01-08-2001)
Relaxation in Upper age limit - 
SC/ ST - 5 years
OBC - 3 years
PwD (Unreserved) - 10 years
PwD (OBC) - 13 years
PwD (SC/ ST) - 15 years 
Educational Qualifications (As on 01-08-2019):-
For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG) - The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
For Data Entry Operator(DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) - 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.


SSC CHSL Registration / Application Form

SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Application Form / Registration:-

Apply online at website - https://ssc.nic.in from 05.03.2019 to 05.04.2019.

Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).
Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Exservicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
Upload - 
Scanned colour passport size recent photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). Applications with blurred photograph will be rejected.
Scanned signature in JPEG format (10 to 20 KB). Image dimension of the signature should be about 4.0 cm (width) x 3.0 cm (height). Applications with blurred signature will be rejected.

SSC CHSL Exam Dates

SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Date:-
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam 2018 -
Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 01-07-2019 to 26-07-2019
Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper): 29.09.2019.


SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2018 exam syllabus:
Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Examination (Tier-I):
General Intelligence:- It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation ,Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding,
Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.
English Language:- Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirectnarration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage,Comprehension Passage.
Quantitative Aptitude:-
Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.
Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular  Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular  Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base
Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and  distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 + Cos2 =1 etc.,
Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, 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. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
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/ Quantitative Aptitude.


Paper Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam 2018 paper pattern: 
The examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/ Skill Test (Tier-III). 
Computer Based Examination: Tier-I (Objective Type):
Duration - 60 Minutes
For VH/ OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand - 80 Minutes
Part - Subject - Maximum Marks
I English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 25 questions) - 50 Marks
II General Intelligence (25 questions) - 50 Marks
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (25 questions) - 50 Marks
IV General Awareness (25 questions) - 50 Marks
This examination tier will consist of Objective Type - Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV. 
There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)-
Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode
The duration of the paper would be for one hour
This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
Tier-III Examination -
Tier-III of the Examination would be the Skill Test/ Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature.
The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:-
i. Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
ii. For post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):- A speed Test of not less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on Computer.


SSC CHSL Preparation

SSC CHSL 2018 Preparation:
Eduvidya.com offers you some tried and tested tips for SSC CHSL exam preparation:
  • First do a SWOT test to know your strengths, weaknesses. 
  • Based on the same prepare a timetable for study 
  • Allocate sufficient time for all sections. 
  • Practise is the key for sections of General Intelligence and Arithmetics.
  • Solve sample papers of previous years
  • Revise what you study on a regular basis
  • For the skill test it is advisable that you practise typing.

SSC CHSL Notification

SSC CHSL Notification 2018:-
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam 2018 -
Apply online at website - https://ssc.nic.in from 05.03.2019 to 05.04.2019.
Last date for making online fee payment: 07.04.2019 (5.00 PM)
Last date for generation of offline Challan: 07.04.2019 (5.00 PM)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): 09.04.2019
Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 01-07-2019 to 26-07-2019
Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper): 29.09.2019


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