SSC CHSL Typing Test Required Skill and Guidelines

Post (CGL)
English Typing Speed2000 Key Depresssion
Hindi Typing Speed
Time Allowed15 Minutes
Post (CHSL)(LDC) Lower Division Clerk
English Typing Speed35 WMP / 10500 KDPH
Hindi Typing Speed30 WPM / 9000 KDPH
Time Allowed10 Minutes

Instructions for SSC CHSL Typing Test



A. Full Mistakes : The following errors are treated as full mistakes :-

  1. For every omission of a word/figure.
  2. For every substitution of a wrong word/figure, except transposition of words.
  3. For every addition of a word/figure not found in the passage.
  4. For every spelling error committed by way of repetition, or addition, or omission, or substitution of a letter/letters, e.g. the word ‘spelling’ typed as seeplings; seplling; speling; seepling; spelling etc
  5. For repetition of word/figure, e.g. ‘I shall shall be grateful ……….
  6. Incomplete words (half typed words will be treated as mistake).’

B. Half Mistakes : The following errors are treated as half mistakes :-

  1. 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. ‘I have’, ‘I h ave’ (space left between a word).
  2. Wrong Capitalisation : Wrong typing of a capital letter for small letter or vice-versa. (This does not apply in respect of Hindi Typewriting scripts)
  3. Punctuation Errors : Where the punctuation mark is omitted or added or substituted by another.
  4. Transposition Errors : Where words are transposed, e.g. the words. ‘I hope’ typed as ‘hope I’.
  5. Paragraphic Errors: Half mistake shall be treated for each irrational para, where the space given before starting of any paragraph is not uniform, i.e paragraph given manual spaces; without pressing the Tab Key, will be treated half-mistake.

Any corrections made by pen or pencil will be treated as a Mistake.


  • The candidates are expected to type the words/figures and numerical/years in the manner as given in the Question Paper (both in English & Hindi). Mistake will be treated if a candidate types differently or in other language. This applies for both in English & Hindi Mediums.
  • The candidate is required to type the Test Passage in the Medium opted by him, e.g. if he opts for English Medium, he is required to type in English language and vice-versa. No credit will be given if a candidate types in the Medium not opted by him.
  • Candidates are required to use Tab Key for beginning of any Para; rather than giving spaces manually. Every Para, where the space given without pressing the Tab Key, will be treated as a half-mistake.
  • Candidates are Not required to repeat the passage, if he/she has completed the passage once and has time in his/her disposal, however they are allowed to revise and correct their mistakes and inaccuracies, if any, during the prescribed time.
  • After every Punctuation mark, only One space is to be inserted, e.g. after comma, full stop, mark of interrogation etc. However, candidates are advised to follow the Question paper scrupulously in this regard.
  • Any incomplete word arising due to any reason, will be treated as one full mistake
  • Any irrelevant matter/numerical typed will be treated as a mistake.
  • Any incomplete word arising due to any reason, will be treated as one full mistake

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