This blog post is a sequel to an earlier blog article titled: SSC CHSL Exam 2012 Notification, Eligibility & Forms for DEO & LDC
. While that article told you about SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam) notification and how to apply for this exam, this blog post tells you how to prepare for the CHSL exam by pointing you to the sources of exam papers & prep books.
Let us begin that with a discussion on the CHSL exam pattern.
CHSL exam pattern:
CHSL exam is conducted for selecting Data Entry Operators (DEO) & Lower Division Clerks (LDC) for various central Govt. organizations in India. The selection process consists of a written exam followed by skill tests. The merit is based on the marks secured in the written exam and the skill test is of qualifying nature only.
The CHSL written exam is a two hour long, 200 mark objective type (i.e. Multiple choice) question exam in which there are four test sections. You can find the section-wise distribution of marks along with number of questions as given at right.
Beware! There is negative marking in CHSL exam – so make your guess answers wisely.
Skill test for Data Entry Operators in CHSL:
In the DEO skill test, you would be given printed passage in English containing 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions which you have to enter in the computer within 15 minutes. You would be judged based on how many correct entries of the key depressions you made.
As said, this is of qualifying nature only – you just have to reach the threshold level of 8,000 Key Depressions per hour i.e. in 15 minutes, you have to make 2,000 correct key depressions.
Typing Test for LDCs in CHSL:
It is almost similar to above – but here you can take the test either in Hindi or in English. In the typing test for LDCs in CHSL, you would be given a text passage, which you have to enter correctly in 10 minutes. The speed will be judged based on how many words you could correctly type on the computer.
This again is qualifying nature only – you just have to reach the threshold level of:
1.0) If you take the test in English: 35 words per minute (10500 key depressions/hour).
2.0) If you take the test in Hindi: 30 words per minute (9000 key depressions/hour).
SC CHSL Exam Sample Papers:
I had tried hard in locating at least one good website offering Sample/Previous years exam paper of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam but failed to locate any. In absence of any reliable online CHSL exam paper, I would advise you to go through the following book:
List Price: Rs. 160; Offer Price:Rs. 144, Discount: Rs. 16 (10%)
Above book gives you 10 test papers & 2 model papers of SSC LDC/DEO exam.
Prep Books for SC CHSL Exam:
In absence of any reliable preparation/study material for CHSL exam, you have to depend on books only. You can find any of the following books from any good book stores or order them online from flipkart, which gives you huge discounts, free-shipping as well as Cash-On-Delivery facilities:
List Price: Rs. 275; Offer Price:Rs. 248, Discount: Rs. 27 (10%)
List Price: Rs. 295; Offer Price: Rs. 266; Discount: Rs. 29 (10%)
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Above are the SSC CHSL exam guide books which covers all test section and hence you can use them for short-time preparation. But if you have time and would like to go for some serious study, you can go through following books, which would help you prepare for individual test sections of CHSL exam:
List Price: Rs. 200; Offer Price:Rs. 170; Discount: Rs. 30 (15%)
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List Price: Rs. 425; Offer Price:Rs. 383; Discount: Rs. 42 (10%)
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Test material for SSC CHSL Skill Test:
Once you clear the SSC written exam, you have to appear in the skill test of Data Entry Operators (DEO) & Lower Division Clerks (LDC). How do you test yourself for these typing/data entry skills ? How to improve upon your data entry skill?
To answer these questions, I had posted following two exclusive blog post for typing/data entry skill test:
Hope with above exam prep material you can appear confidently for the SSC CHSL exam. My best wishes! I would look for more study materials - the same papers & books for this exam and post them here when I find them. So keep visiting this blog..