SSC CPO SI Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018 – Download PDF 

The SSC CPO examination 2018 will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory. Detail of these Papers/ Tests are as follows

Paper I
Objective multiple Choice
Computer Based
Physical Standard test
Paper II
Objective multiple Choice
Computer Based
Medical Examination (DME)

  • SSC CPO 2018 paper 1 and paper 2 exam will be conducted computer based in online mode.

      SSC CPO SI Exam Pattern 2018

      The examination will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory. Detail of these Papers/ Tests are as follows

      SSC CPO SI paper I Pattern

      This is CBE (computer-based examination). There are 4 sections in the SSC CPO SI exam 2018, with 200 questions of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

      No Of Ques.
      General Intelligence and Reasoning
      02 Hours
      General Knowledge & Awareness
      Quantitative Aptitude
      English Comprehension
      02 Hours

      SSC CPO SI paper II Pattern

      S. No. Subject No of Questions Max Marks Time Duration
      1 English language & Comprehension 200 200
      Total 200 200 2 Hours
      • Questions in both paper I & paper II will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I.
      • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. The Commission at its discretion may fix qualifying marks in Paper-I, Paper-II and any part(s) of Paper-I.
      • The Commission reserves the right to alter/ modify the scheme of examination.
      • The duration of exam is 120 minutes.

      SSC CPO SI paper I Syllabus 2018

        I. General Intelligence and Reasoning

        It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Blood Relations, Series Problems, Direction based questions, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series,  Coding and decoding, Numerical operations.
        You need to figure out the high-frequency type questions which will fetch you better marks. Here are a few important topics of Reasoning from which maximum questions are asked.

        It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number
        Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics if any.

        II .General Knowledge and General Awareness:

        Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

        III. Quantitative Aptitude:

        III. Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

        IV. English Comprehension:

        Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

        SSC CPO SI paper II Syllabus 2018

        IV. English Language & Comprehension:

        Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc

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