What is the procedure of skill test

 In the skill test,

  • A data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on the computer, which is around a speed of 27 (twenty seven) words per minute, is required.
  • The duration of the skill test is 15 (fifteen) minutes and a printed passage of running text matter(not too many special characters and figures) in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes per key depressions is given to each candidate who would replicate the same on the computer.
  • It is evaluated on the basis of correct entry of the key depressions on the computer as per the given passage.
  • As per the applied post, the test can be conducted in Word Processing on Word Data or in Spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel or in Generation of Slides on Microsoft Power Point.
  • You are allowed to make corrections (use backspace) but the errors are not underlined or marked.

Inescapable test

Visually handicapped candidates with 40% disability and above are given 35 minutes for the skill test. None of the candidates including physically handicapped candidates who qualify in the written part of the examination will be exempted from the skill test as passing of the skill test is prerequisite and one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of data entry operator. Only Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) candidates who have opted for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT (Income Tax) are exempted from the skill test 

Relaxation in case of vacancy

If sufficient number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex Servicemen and Physically Handicapped are not available or not applying for the skill test then in order to fill up the vacancies for these categories (i.e. SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, Ex Servicemen and OBC) the commission may apply relaxed standards to call these candidates.

Providing No Objection Certificate

Central Government civilian employees must furnish “No Objection Certificate” from their Employer/Office at the time of the skill test. This is necessary because if you are finally selected for the relevant posts through the Commission’s examination, a confirmation that you would be relieved by your office for joining the new post/service is required, else the candidature is cancelled.

Centre of Skill test

The skill test is held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or other centres or venue as decided by the Commission.