SSC Data Entry Operator Examination - Scheme of Examinations

SSC Data Entry Operator DEO Exam 2009 Scheme of Examination

The examination will be conducted in two stages:

Part-I: Written examination (Max marks:200) (Objective Type),

Part-II: Skill test in Data Entry on Computer.

Written Examination: The Written Examination will consist of the following Four papers :-

PapersSubjectsNo.of QuestionsMarksTime AllowedTime Allowed for VH (Low Vision) candidates
(i)General-Intelligence5050(10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon)2 Hours & 20 Minutes (10.00 A.M. to 12.20 P.M.)

The questions will be “Objective Multiple-Choice-Type.” Candidates will be required to qualify all papers separately.

The Commission will have full discretion to fix the minimum qualifying marks in all the papers. The questions in Part-I of Papers (i), (ii) & (iv) will be set in English and Hindi.

Part-II : Skill Test

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.


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.

Provided that candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBC, ExS and PH may be called for the Skill Test by the Commission by applying relaxed standards if the Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates of these categories are not likely to be called for the skill test on the basis of general standard in order to fill up the vacancies reserved for these categories (i.e. SC, ST, PH, ExS and OBC).


Central Government civilian employees must furnish “No Objection Certificate” from their Employer/Office at the time of the skill test that in the event of their final selection for the relevant posts through the Commission’s examination, they would be relieved by their Office for joining the new post/service else their candidature will be cancelled.

The skill test will be held at the Commission's Regional Offices or other centers as may be decided by the Commission.