CHSLE 2013, Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam, CHSLE Syllabus, CHSLE Dates and Notification, Eligibility

Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2013 Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam is taken by Staff Selection Commission on All India basis. Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) level examination is taken every year for the recruitment of:

  • Data Entry Operators in Pay Band 1, Grade pay Rs.2400 in the Ministry of Agriculture and Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Grade Pay Rs.1900 for O/o the Controller General patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Mumbai and
  • Lower Division Clerks in Pay Band 1,  Grade pay Rs.1900 in various ministries.

Combined Higher Secondary level Exam Eligibility

Eligibility Conditions:

1. Educational Qualification

Aspiring candidates should be 12th Standard pass or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Board or equivalent.

2. Age

The candidates should be between the age group of 18 years to 27 years for various posts mentioned above. However age may vary a couple of years for different posts.

3. Nationality/Citizenship

  • A citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African, Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Pattern

Combined Higher Secondary level Exam consists of written examination and skill test on Computer for the post of Data Entry Operator and Typing Test for the post of LDC.

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

Subject Maximum Marks Duration and Timing for
General candidates
Duration and Timing for Visually
Handicapped candidates
General Intelligence
(50 questions)
50 2 Hours10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon 2 Hours 20 mins10.00 A.M. to 12.20 PM
English Language (Basic Knowledge)
( 50 questions )
Numerical Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (50 questions) 50
General Awareness
(50 questions)

Note I : The Paper will consist of Objective Type-Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi.

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.

Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus of Preliminary exam is  as follows:

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.

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.

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.

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.

(B) Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:

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 all the key depressions in computer as per the given text passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed passage of running text 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.

Only those candidates, who qualify in the written part of examination and secure minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test, i.e. Part-II of the examination.

Only such candidates as 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 precondition and one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator.

Note: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be called for skill test.

Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Eee

combined Higher Secondary level exam fee is Rs.100 only that too is exempted for female candidates and other candidates belonging to reserved categories as per government norms.

Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Dates

Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam normally held in the month of Nov-Dec.

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Test Centres

List of Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam is given below. However candidates are advised to check the exam centres from the official notification for any omission or addition of centre.

  1. Bhagalpur(3201)
  2. Darbhanga(3202)
  3. Muzaffarpur(3205)
  4. Agra(3001)
  5. Bareilly(3005)
  6. Gorakhpur(3007)
  7. Kanpur(3009)
  8. Meerut(3011)
  9. Varanasi(3013)
  10. Allahabad(3003)
  11. Patna(3206)
  12. Lucknow(3010)
  13. Kolkata(4410)
  14. Midnapur(4413)
  15. Port Blair(4802)
  16. Sambalpur(4609)
  17. Gangtok(4001)
  18. Jalpaiguri(4408)
  19. Bhubaneshwar(4604)
  20. Cuttack(4605)
  21. Ranchi(4205)
  22. Bangalore(9001
  23. Thiruvananthapuram(9211)
  24. Kochi(9204)
  25. Thrissur(9212)
  26. Gulbarga(9005)
  27. Mangalore(9008)
  28. Dharwar(9004)
  29. Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206)

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