SSC CHSL is one of the most sought-after examinations for aspirants who have completed the 10+2 format of education. Going through the examination guarantees them a position with the government that entails a handsome remuneration and good perks and benefits. The SSC CHSL Examination consists of three phases of examinations. Candidates who qualify for the Tier II are required to sit for the Typing / Skill Test round.
SSC CHSL Examination Pattern
Candidates are required to sit through three phases of the examination to qualify for the merit list. The first phase is the Tier I Examination which is an online examination with objective questions for a total of 200 marks. The second phase is Tier II which is a descriptive test of 100 marks. Candidates who qualify for the Tier II are required to sit for the Typing / Skill Test round.
Candidates who successfully complete the Tier II of the examination are then called for the third round or the Skill Test round. Aspirants who have opted for Data Entry Operator (DEO) posts are required to appear for a Skill Test and aspirants who have registered for Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Postal Assistant (PA) posts will have to appear for a typing test.
SSC CHSL Skill Test Pattern
The Skill Test is of qualifying in nature and candidates are required to possess Data Entry Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer. The aspirants would be given a printed material in English and they would have to type that in the system. The entire test would be of 15 minutes duration and candidates are required to have a minimum speed of 2000-2300 key depressions in order to qualify. Aspirants will also be tested on the typing speed on Microsoft Office.
SSC CHSL Typing Test Pattern
Aspirants who qualify for the typing test would be required to take the typing test in Hindi or English medium which they would have to mention while submitting their application form. Aspirants who choose English are required to have a typing speed of 35 words per minute and those who have chosen Hindi should have 30 words per minute. The speed of the candidates would be judged from a passage they would have to type in 10 minutes, while the English candidates are required to register 1,750 key depressions, the Hindi candidates are required to register 900 depressions, to qualify.