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Staff Selection Commission 10+2 Level Exam SSC 10+2 (Secondary Higher Level)

Must have passed the 12th Standard or equivalent thereto or a higher examination from a recognized Board/University.

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The candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 27 years.
1. SC/ST 5 years
2. OBC 3 years
3. PH 10 years
4. PH + OBC 13 years
5. PH + SC/ST 15 years
Part Subject MaximumMarks Total Duration / Timing for General candidates Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates
I General Intelligence(50 questions) 50 2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon 2 Hours 20 minutes 10.00 A.M. to 12.20
II English Language (Basic Knowledge) (50 questions ) 50
III Numerical Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skills) (50 questions) 50
IV General Awareness (50 questions) 50
There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. For each wrong answer given by the candidate, one fourths or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted. If more than one answer is given, it will be treated as wrong and the same penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty.

Detailed Syllabus

A) General Intelligence
1. Semantic Analogies 14. Symbolic operations
2. Symbolic/Number Analogy 15 Trends
3. Figural Analogy 16. Space Orientation
4. Semantic Classification 17. Venn Diagrams
5. Symbolic/Number Classification 18. Drawing inferences
6. Figural Classification 19. Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
7. Semantic Series 20. Figural Pattern –folding and completion
8. Number Series 21. Embedded figures
9. Figural Series 22. Critical Thinking
10. Problem Solving 23 Emotional Intelligence
11. Word Building 24. Social Intelligence
12. Coding and de-coding 25. Other sub-topics, if any
13 Numerical operations
2. English Language
1. Spot the Errors
2. Fill in the Blanks
3. Synonyms/Homonyms
4. Antonyms
5. Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
6. Idioms & Phrases
7. One word substitution
8. Improvement of Sentences
9. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
11. Shuffling of Sentence parts
12. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
13. Cloze Passage
14. Comprehension Passage
C.1.1 Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers
C.1.2 Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages,
Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work
C.2.1 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for (a+b)2, (a-b)2, (a+b)3 (a-b)3 , a3-b3, a3+b3, a2-b2; if a+b+c=0, then a3+b3+c3=3 abc etc. and Elementary surds (simple problems)
C.2.2 Graphs of Linear Equations
Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:
C.3.1 Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocentre, Circumcentre
C.3.2 Congruence and similarity of triangles
C.3.3 Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
  • C.4.1 Triangle, Quadrilaterals
  • C.4.2 Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
  • C.4.3 Circle
  • C.4.4 Right Prism
  • C.4.5 Right Circular Cone
  • C.4.6 Right Circular Cylinder
  • C.4.7 Sphere, Hemispheres
  • C.4.8 Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • C.4.9 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base
C.5.1 Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90) Trigonometric ratios Degree and Radian Measures Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.
C.5.2 Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)
Use of Tables and Graphs:

C.6.1 Histogram
C.6.2 Frequency polygon
C.6.3 Bar-diagram
C.6.4 Pie-charts


The questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. The questions are also designed to test the knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions on India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
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 word key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes. Printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter it in the Computer.

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of a qualifying nature. The candidates will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed. Only those candidates who qualify in the written part of examination and secure at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test. Only such candidates who 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.


A Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. The Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and the candidates, while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice for the Skill Test Medium in the Application Form. The choice of language in the application will be FINAL and NO change will be allowed.

The Typing Test will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission and will be qualifying in nature.

Those opting for the English medium should have a minimum typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for the Hindi medium should have a minimum typing speed of 30 words per minute.

The speed will be adjudged on the basis of the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. The Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes for this task.
Passage Dictators will be provided to each of VH candidates for the Typewriting test. The Passage Dictators will read out the passage to the VH candidates within the allotted time period.
NOTE: 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to 10500 key depressions per hour/9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

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