SSC Typing Test – How to Attempt SSC Typing Test?

SSC Typing Test: SSC Typing test is an important part of the selection process for the SSC Exams like SSC CGL and SSC CHSL. There are certain posts in these exams that require good typing skills. In this blog, we are going to cover all about the SSC typing test and for which posts it is required in SSC Exams.

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What is SSC Typing Test?

SSC Typing Test is a qualifying exam that is required to be undertaken by candidates appearing in SSC CGL and SSC CHSL exams. Although no marks are added to the final score for taking this test, but candidates who fail to meet minimum requirements will not be considered for the further selection process.

Let us look at the different typing tests for SSC CGL and SSC CHSL

SSC CGL Typing Test

SSC CGL Typing Test is of two types which are as follows:

  1. CPT or Computer Proficiency Test
  2. DEST or Data Entry Skil Test

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CPT or Computer Proficiency Test

The computer proficiency test or CPT is a test to determine the capability of a candidate in Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Generation of slides. In CPT, the section on word processing is a typing test. CPT needs to be undertaken in Tier 4 of SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Typing Test Exam Pattern

Candidates have to record 2000 key depressions in 15 minutes. The accuracy level should be maintained at 95 per cent for qualifying this round.

Posts that require CPT

  • Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA)  
  • Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate Affairs,
  • Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of  Mines
  • Inspector (Central Excise)
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Inspector (Examiner)

DEST or Data Entry Skill Test

In DEST, Candidates have to record 2000 key depressions in 15 minutes (8000 key depressions per hour). The accuracy level should be maintained at 95 per cent for qualifying this round.

Posts that require DEST

  • Tax Assistant (Central Excise & Income Tax)

SSC CHSL Typing Test

SSC CHSL Typing Test takes place in Tier 3 of the SSC CHSL Exam. It is qualifying in nature. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the test in order to qualify for final selection.

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SSC CHSL Typing Test Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the SSC CHSL Typing Test is as follows:

PostsSpeedTest requirementHow Speed is DeterminedDuration
Data Entry Operator8000 key depressions per hour2000- 2200 key depression On the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage  15 minutes (20 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)
Data Entry Operator Grade A15000 key depressions per hour 3700- 4000 key depressionOn the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage  15 minutes (20 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)
Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant /LDCs10500 key depressions per hour (if English is chosen) or 35 WPM  

9000 key depressions per hour (if English is chosen) or 30 WPM
Accuracy of words within given time with the required speed Accuracy of typing on the computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes  10 minutes (15 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

Posts that need SSC CHSL Typing Test

  • Data Entry Operator or DEO
  • Data Entry Operator Grade A or DEO Grade A
  • Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant/ LDCs

Now that you are aware of the SSC CGL Typing Test and SSC CHSL Typing Test, let us look at how to attempt SSC Typing Test.

How to Attempt SSC Typing Test

As we have seen that SSC typing tests are essential for qualifying for some posts in SSC CGL and SSC CHSL. For the benefit of such aspirants, Oliveboard is providing mock SSC Typing Tests which can be taken to improve speed and accuracy for the real exam.

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Regular practice of SSC Typing tests will lead to significant improvement in speed and also reduce typing errors, which will help in clearing the typing test round.

Steps to Take SSC Typing Test

  • Purchase any of the SSC Subscriptions like SSC Elite or SSC Super Elite
  • Login to the Oliveboard website using email and password used at the time of registration
  • Select SSC/Railways from the dropdown section in the dashboard.
  • In the tests tab you will see SSC Typing Tests
  • Click on the SSC Typing Test and get started.
  • You can attempt 20 SSC Mock Typing Tests as a part of the package.
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Why Attempt SSC Typing Test?

Typing skill is a mandatory requirement for some of the posts of SSC CGL and SSC CHSL, and without clearing the typing test one cannot qualify for these positions. So if you are aspiring for positions that require typing test as a qualifying round in SSC CGL or SSC CHSL, then you must take SSC typing test in order to clear the qualifying round with flying colours.

Also, regular practice of typing tests will improve your typing speed and accuracy, which provides you with the confidence of facing the real exam.

Not only that, with faster typing speed you can get all your work done faster in the job and save time for yourself.

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Conclusion

This was all about the SSC Typing Test and the importance of taking SSC Typing Tests. We hope candidates will be benefitted from this information. For more updates, stay connected to Oliveboard.


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