SSC Data Entry Operator Examination - Syllabus

SSC Data Entry Operator DEO Exam 2009 Syllabus

(B) Syllabus

Paper-I (Objective Type)

(i) General Intelligence:

The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc.

The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

(ii) General Awareness:

Questions in General Awareness component will be aimed at testing 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 aspect as may be expected of an educated person.

The test will also include questions pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, Literature, Scientific Research, Basics/fundamentals of Computer, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

(iii) English Language:

Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc.

There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. The standard of the questions will be only of 10+2 level.

(iv) Arithmetic:

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.

Selection Procedure/Mode of Selection:

  1. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.
  2. Candidates will be selected by the Commission from amongst the candidates who fulfill eligibility in all the respect, by the examination and skill test as provided in para 16 of the Notice.
  3. The Commission has full discretion to fix minimum qualifying standards for the Examination as a whole or component-wise in Part-I for different categories i.e. UR, SC, ST, OBC etc.
  4. Final Select List would be prepared on All-India basis in order of merit as disclosed by the aggregate marks (marks of Written Examination) secured by each candidate.
  5. SC, ST, PH, ExS and OBC candidates who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, alongwith candidates belonging to unreserved category, will not be adjusted against the reserved vacancies. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, PH, ExS and OBCs which will comprise SC, ST, PH, ExS and OBC candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate on merit list of unreserved category, but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.
  6. In so far cases of EXS is concerned, deduction from the age of Ex-Servicemen is permissible against unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age limit.
  7. Tie between two or more than two candidate due to more than one candidate having the same aggregate marks will be resolved by applying following ways, one after another by the Commission till it is resolved :-
  1. The tie is resolved by the Commission by referring to the marks in the Paper I where the first cut off is given and the candidate who has secured more marks in the Paper-I is given preference;
  2. If the tie still persists, the candidate older in age gets preference;
  3. Tie is finally resolved by referring to the alphabetical order of the names i.e. the candidate whose name begins with the alphabet which comes first in the alphabetical order gets preference.


Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless government are satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service/post.


The period of probation will be of 2 years. Candidates finally selected will be required to undergo such training as may be decided by the Competent Authority during the course of such probation.


Commission will nominate candidates so selected in due course to the Office of the C & A.G. for posting etc.