CGLE CPT (COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST) & DEST
Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST (CPT) & Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)
This DEST is held with the TIER-II of CGL exam. The Computer is provided by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), so you are not allowed to carry your own computer. You are also not allowed to carry your own keyboard.
DEST is of qualifying nature only, means marks scored in this test are not counted in preparing the final result.
The DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. It will be mandatory for all posts; however it will be qualifying in nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.
NOTE-I: OH candidates are eligible for exemption from attempting DEST, provided such candidates submit a Certificate in the following format to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon of a Government Health Care Institution declaring him to be permanently unfit for the Typing Test because of a physical disability.
However, such exemption is not available for the posts where either Computer Proficiency is prescribed or where DEST is prescribed except for the post of the Tax Assistant in CBDT, for which exemption from attempting DEST is available. All other PwD candidates are not eligible for exemption from DEST.
NOTE-II: PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill Test.
CPT is compulsory for the following posts. CPT is not held separately now. The proficiency is judged through an exam on Computer Knowledge (20 Multiple Choice Questions), and the DEST which are held with the TIER-II exam.
i) Assistant Section Officer in CSS
ii) Assistant Section Officer in MEA
iii) Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ
iv) Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)
v) Assistant in the Ministry of Mines
vi) Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department
vii) Inspector (CGST & Central Excise)
viii) Preventive Officer
x) Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant
Syllabus (COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE)
i) Organization of a computer
ii) Central Processing Unit (CPU)
iii) Input/ output devices
iv) Computer memory
v) Memory organization
vi) Back- up devices
viii) Windows Explorer
ix) Keyboard shortcuts
Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
Working with Internet and e-mails
i) Web Browsing & Searching
ii) Downloading & Uploading
iii) Managing an E-mail Account
Basics of networking and cyber security
i) Networking devices and protocols
ii) Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.)
iii) preventive measures