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SOME USEFUL INFORMATION ON PA / SA TYPING / COMPUTER EXAMINATION
The final merit shall be prepared on
the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the Applicants in the Aptitude
Test (Paper I) only subject to their qualifying in Computer/Typing test (Paper
II). i.e., there will be no marks for Typing/Data entry test.
·You have to
just qualify the minimum criteria in Paper-2 and final merit list shall be
prepared on the basis of marks of Paper-I only.
- : Typing Test Pattern : -
Typing test will be divided in to two sections:
1) Computer typing Test:
This test will evaluate Candidate’s
Computer typing efficiency. Candidates are required to type a passage in
English/Hindi (450 words passage for English & 375 words passage for Hindi)
within the duration of 15 minutes.
Typing Speed: - Recommended
typing speed for selection is 25-30 words per minute (WPM).
Only candidates opting for Hindi
script test will have to give Hindi typing test. It’s upon your personal
preference. English typing is considered easier to learn and pass. You can
choose either English or Hindi for typing test.
The typing test and test of data entry operations will
be conducted on Computer key board but not on type writer.
This test will evaluate Candidates
data-entry efficiency. Candidates are required to type figures, letters and
manuscript data within the duration of 15 minutes.
Typing Speed and Accuracy tests
allow you to check a candidate's typing speed and accuracy automatically based
on existing documents or documents you create.
Data Entry Speed and Accuracy tests allow you to check a candidate's
alphanumeric or numeric data entry speed and accuracy automatically; based on
measure two things, speed and mistakes, so when you take typing speed test, do
not look only at your speed, look also at the number of your mistakes and
concentrate on reducing your mistakes rather than increasing your typing speed.
The end result will be increased productivity.
WPM is an
abbreviation of Words-Per-Minute. Confusingly this does not literally mean
whole words, as one might find in a dictionary, but rather word-units.
For speed to
be comparable, it must be measured in standard units.
In the case of typing
speed if we used actual words for the WPM measurement then typing speed test
results would not be comparable unless everyone used the same texts for their
respective typing speed tests - which would give us the additional factor of
memorisation so, the word-units we use are artificial.
is five keystrokes.
Thus, "typed" is one
word-unit, "type on it" is two word-units (spaces count as
you feel comfortable at your computer.
Adjust your chair so your arms
comfortably reach the table at a 90-degree angle.
Make sure your wrists are
straight. Sit up straight in your chair with your back resting against the
Place both feet on the ground.
Whether you’re taking a typing test,
preparation is an important factor in the outcome. The best way to prepare is
to work on your technique; sit comfortably and practice tests that are similar
to the one you’ll have to take.
Use All Your
Learn how to
type using all your fingers – not just your two pointer fingers. Even though
you may be able to type quickly with two fingers, you can type even faster with
practice if you use all your fingers to do the work. Typing lessons can help
you learn which finger to use to type each letter. This memorization can help
your brain direct your fingers to the letters you need without requiring you to
look at the keys. As you teach your fingers to find the keys, you can look at
the screen to see what you’re typing instead of watching your fingers, which
will further increase your typing speed.
should not see the keyboard while you type. You should have military level of
discipline. Look at the screen or the source paper. After you are familiar with
the finger placements you can try this. While riding bicycle, what will you
see? The road or the pedals
typing tests are the same. You might take a three- or five-minute typing test,
or it may be longer. The test might not allow you to press the backspace key.
It might be in the form of a game, or it might be a simple paragraph you must
read and copy. If you can, find out the format of the timed typing test you’ll
be taking. Look on-line for free on-line typing tests that
are similar to what you might encounter during your test.
Corrections to a Minimum
While it’s important to type quickly
with as much accuracy as possible, going back to correct mistakes can slow down
your typing speed considerably.
Practice finding the correct keys the first
time so you don’t have to worry about errors. Use discretion when choosing
which errors to go back and correct.
The material you are tested on will
most likely be something you’ve never seen before. Chances are you won’t have
an opportunity to read over the material beforehand.
To prepare for your test,
practice typing things with which you’re not familiar.
Don’t worry about
whether you understand what you’re typing; just focus on typing it correctly.
aware that not all computer keyboards feel the same way.
Although it will still
be a QWERTY keyboard, which is the standard computer keyboard, the keys may
feel a little different when you type on it.
They might stick a little more or
be a little touchier than the ones on the keyboard you use to practice. Another
thing to consider is your surroundings.
If you’re not used to typing in
different surroundings, it may be a good idea to try out a new location.
these things might help you feel more relaxed when you take your typing test.
is typing without looking at the keyboard.
The idea is to teach your fingers
the location of each keys.
Typing Speed is measured in Words Per Minute (WPM),
commonly used in typing test examination and recruitment.
For the purposes of
WPM measurement a word is standardized to five characters or keystrokes.
Therefore, “write” counts as one word, but “understand” counts as two words and
blank space also count as one character.
your indexes on 'F' and 'J'.
2) Use same finger all time to type
look at the keyboard, your eyes should always look at the screen
NATURE OF MISTAKES
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.
Capitalisation: Wrong use of capital letter for small letter and vice-versa.
(This does not apply to Hindi typewriting scripts).