Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
After declaration of Tier 2 Result, SSC will conduct Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). CPT is conducted for all those candidates who have opted for CSS (Central Secretariat Services) anywhere in their post preference. You need not to carry your computer / laptop / keyboard as Computer will be provided by SSC. No exemption from CPT for any category of PH candidates. CPT will be of qualifying nature. Marks obtained will be not counted in merit but if you fail in this test than you will not get CSS post but eligible for other posts.
CPT includes three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides
Word Processing – In this module commission will give you a printed English passage that has to be typed on the computer. Software is not exactly Microsoft Word but similar to MS word 2007. In this module candidate has to type 2000 characters (key depressions) in 15 minutes without any formatting (Bold / Italic / Underline etc.). To clear this test is not a herculean task if someone practices regularly on computer. Microsoft Word can count characters as well, so you can practice on your computer by typing any article of approximately 2000 characters in 15 minutes. This is checked against how many mistakes you make in typing. Only a certain percent of mistakes are allowed.
Spreadsheets - In this module candidate have to work on Microsoft Excel software Version 2007 (In last year CPT) and create a spreadsheet as they provide in a printed sheet. You have to calculate data by using some simple formulas of MS Excel like sums, multiplication, profits, percentages etc. in 15 minutes time. Only simple formulas are needed but one must have a basic understanding of MS Excel 2007.
Generation of slides - In this module commission will give you a printed sheet showing a print-out of a single slide. Candidates have to create a slide similar to the given slide on Microsoft PowerPoint software Version 2007 (In last year CPT) in 15 minutes time. For this module one must have the knowledge of header, footer, inserting date/time and file address and basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
Suggested Book for CPT is MS Office 2007 IN A NUTSHELL. This book will give comprehensive Idea of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. But for typing test only practice matters. Apart from MS Office 2007 in a Nutshell, you can also download some handbooks on MS Excel (For Formulas) & MS PowerPoint (For Slides) by searching on Google. Those who don’t have basic knowledge of Computer download notes from Study Material Section or check below links.
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)
After declaration of Tier 2 Result, SSC will conduct Data Entry Skill Test (DEST). DEST is conducted for all those candidates who have opted for Tax Assistant Post anywhere in their post preference. You need not to carry your computer / laptop / keyboard as Computer will be provided by SSC. Exemption from DEST for PH candidates is subject to government policy in force at the time as per the CGL 2013 notification. DEST will be of qualifying nature. Marks obtained will be not counted in merit but if you fail in this test than you will not get Tax Assistant post but eligible for other posts.
DEST is very similar to Module 1 of CPT. As mentioned in the notification minimum speed of typing should be 2000 key depressions in 15 minutes. In DEST, commission will give you a printed English passage that has to be typed on the computer. Software is not exactly Microsoft Word but similar to MS word 2007. In this module candidate has to type minimum 2000 characters (key depressions) in 15 minutes without any formatting (Bold / Italic / Underline etc.). This test can be clear by regular practice of 15 days. Microsoft Word can count characters as well, so you can practice on your computer by typing any article of more than 2000 characters in 15 minutes. This is checked against how many mistakes you make in typing. Only a certain percent of mistakes are allowed.
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) & Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) are basically elimination techniques
For Module-1 (MS Word/Typing test) Cut-off means that upto this percentage, mistakes are allowed by candidates.
For Module 2 and 3 (PowerPoint and Excels sheet) minimum marks have to be secured. Cut-off for General candidates was 120 and for all other candidates was 100 marks. These marks are total marks obtained in Module 2 and 3, not separately.
A. Full Mistakes : The following errors are treated as full mistakes :--
-- For every omission of word/ figure.
-- For every substitution of a wrong word /figure.
-- For every addition of a word / figure not found in the passage.
B. Half Mistakes : The following errors are treated as half mistakes :--
(i) Spacing Errors : Where no space is provided between two words, e.g. ‘Ihope’ or undesired space is provided between the words or letters of a word e.g. hope I have, ‘I hxxave’.
(ii) For every spelling error committed by way of repetition, or addition or transposition or omission or substitution of a letter/letters, e.g. the word ‘spelling’ typed as ‘seeplings’ etc.
(iii) Wrong Capitalisation : Wrong use of capital letter for small letter and vice-versa.
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m getting just 1.5 marks above the NIP cut-off ( obc) ,,any chance for TA??ReplyDelete
Yes, you will get the job if will able to clear DEST as lot of candidates don't want TA job & will not appear in DEST, be focus on Typing ..ReplyDelete
Imagine I typed all of the passage within 10 min. &made some mistakes. I wanted to know that may I improve those mistakes in last 5 minutes?
Mistakes are allowed as per above given data (Read Full Post) ..Delete
i have the same concern as yours..A .5% error can be allowed .Does it mean 100 letters or key depressions ? Kindly replyDelete
My email id is [email protected]
If any student belongs to Bangalore or kkr region qualified in ssc cgl re exam 2013 interview post and planing to opt for CSS keeping in mind for UPSC 2015 preparation.
my interview is on 13 jan 15
Kindly contact for mutual benefits.
please tell if there is vacancy in aeo in kerala
Sorry... Don't have any Idea of State wise Posts ..Delete
Institution (Deemed University) is going to provide me the "transcript" of the graduation not the mark-sheet.Is it acceptable at the time of document verification or the mark-sheet is must?
Please reply soon..
Thanks in advance
They will ask for mark-sheet, If you will provide any transcript either they will give you few days time for mark-sheet or cancel your candidature... So better request for mark-sheet from your Institution (Deemed University)...Delete
I google it and found:
"In education, a 'transcript' or a 'mark-sheet' is an inventory of the courses taken and grades earned of a student throughout a course"
If transcript certificate includes your grades / marks than hopefully it will work.. Transcript certificate concept is presently outside India (USA / UK / Europe etc)... by the way what is your Institution (Deemed University) name & location and Whether your Institution (Deemed University) is recognized by UGC ..Delete
Its BITS, pilani Rajasthan.
They are having the CGPA system(Grade System)
Yes, in 1968.
Good.. you will not face any problem in doc verification ..Delete
Till how much marks one can get the interview post(You can explain with reference to the 2012 CGL results).
Merit also depends on marks of interview .. so unable to comment on the final merit / cut offDelete
I have done BS(Bachelor of Science) equivalent to b.tech.
What should I filled in the form Other (for B.S) or B.tech(as this is equivalent to B.tech)
Plz Reply soon..
Awaiting your Reply
Hello sir, I have cleared for Interview post, but I have a doubt that if I didn't able to pass the interview exam then what is my chances. Does SSC will give me another chance for non-interview post or not?ReplyDelete
No body fails in interview .. and if you fail (not possible) than you will consider for NIP post according to your merit .. But attend both interview & non-interview document verification process ...Delete