SSC Conducts combined graduate level examination at an All India Level for selection in central government departments like Income Tax, Central Excise, MEA CBI, CVC, Railways, Post, Defence Headquarters, Auditor, Accountant and various other posts.
For some posts proficiency in the computer is considered as an essential qualification, this means that you have to pass the test computer test (DEST/CPT) conducted by SSC in order to prove your eligibility for those posts. So, first of all, let’s know the posts for which the computer test or typing test is mandatory.
|Name of the Post||CPT/DEST|
|Assistant Section Officer of CSS||CPT|
|Assistant Section Officer (MEA)||CPT|
|Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs||CPT|
|Assistant (GSI) in M/O Mines||CPT|
|Tax Assistants (CBDT and CBEC)||DEST|
Earlier the CPT was conducted only for Assistant Section Officers of CSS but recently SSC has started conducting CPT for other posts as mentioned above.
What is CPT?
CPT stands for Computer Proficiency Test it comprises three modules – Word Processing (Typing Test similar to DEST), Excel Sheet and PowerPoint Presentation. The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. CPT is of qualifying nature that means marks scored in this test will not be considered for making final merit.
What is DEST?
DEST stands for Data Entry Speed Test – The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. In other words, this is simply a typing test of 15 Minutes in which you have to type the given matter from an A4 sheet. The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose.
What if you fail the computer test?
You will be allotted another post as per your preference and marks.