SSCCombined Higher Secondary Level
SSC – Combined Higher Secondary Level
Posts:
Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant
Data Entry Operator
Lower Division Clerk
Vacancies (as per 2015 notification) : 6578
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant : 3523
LDC : 2049
DEO : 1006
Qualification : 12th Standard or equivalent examination
Examination pattern :
Subject 
No. Of questions  Marks 
Duration 
General Intelligence 
50 
50 
2 hours 
English Language
(Basic Knowledge) 
50 
50 

Quantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill) 
50 
50 

General Awareness 
50 
50 
Examination syllabus
General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal 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/patternfolding & 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 decoding, Other subtopics, if any Numerical operations.
English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.
Quantitative Aptitude:
Arithmetic:
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 sin^{2}0 + Cos^{2}0=1 etc.,
Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bardiagram, Piechart
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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator (15 min.) : 8000 key impressions per hour
Typing Test for LDC/ Postal Asst./Sorting Asst. (10 min.) : 35 words per minute