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SSC CPO Syllabus 2018 – Syllabus for Tier I, PST and Tier II Exams in SSC CPO

SSC CPO Syllabus 2018

SSC Conducts CPO exam every year. SSC CPO is a wonderful opportunity for
those who want to serve the police and paramilitary forces. There are various
posts under SSC CPO. Selection in SSC CPO means that you will serve your
country and work in national interest. The State Services Commission has
several job openings that often involve police, inspection, supervision, audit, and
jobs that involve travel, military, and may also involve interaction with the public.
CAPF is a Paramilitary force known as Central Armed Police forces and it
comes under the Home Ministry. India has five central armed forces namely
BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBF and SSB comes under the CAPF. Here BSF Stands for
Border Security Force, CISF stands for Central Industrial Security force, ITBF
stands for Indo-tibetan border force, while SSB stands for Sahashtra Seema Bal
and comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.Check for SSC CPO Recruitment.
Various Posts under SSC CPO 2018:
• A. Sub Inspector in Delhi Police
• B. Sub- Inspector in Border Security Force (BSF)
• C. Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
• D. Sub-Inspector in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
• E. Sub-Inspector in Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF)
• F. Sub-Inspector in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
• G. Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Selection Process for SSC CPO:

• Paper I
• Physical Standards Test or Physical Endurance Test
• Paper II

Examination Paper Pattern of Tier I Exam:

Section Subject No. of Maximum Time Duration


Questions marks
Part A General 50 50 Composite
Intelligence & Time Duration
Reasoning of 2 hour
Part B General 50 50
Knowledge and
Part C Quantitative 50 50
Part D English 50 50
Total 100 200

Physical Efficiency(Endurance) Test(PET) ( For all posts): Physical

Endurance tests do not carry marks but are qualifying in nature. Candidates who
clear PET/PST will have to write Paper II or English language test.
Physical Standards: Physical Efficiency(Endurance) Test(PET) ( For all
posts): Physical Endurance tests do not carry marks but are qualifying in
nature. Following are the physical standards or measurements required for
being selected in SSC CPO.

For male candidates only

a. 100 meters race in 16 seconds
b. 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
c. Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 3 chances
d. High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
e. Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 meters in 3 chances

For female candidates only

a. 100 meters race in 18 seconds
b. 800 meters race in 4 minutes
c. Long Jump: 2.7 meters (9 feet) in 3 chances.


High Jump: 0.9 meters (3 feet) in 3 chances.
Examination Paper Pattern of Paper II:
Subject No. of Maximum Time Duration
Questions Marks
English 200 200 2 hours
Language and
Candidates who complete the SSC CPO Written test or Paper I have to give the
Physical Standards Test
SSC CPO SI Exam Syllabus 2017:
Syllabus for SSC CPO SI Exam is as follows :
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
2. General Knowledge and General Awareness
3. Quantitative Aptitude
4. English Comprehension
SSC CPO Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning: Reasoning section
will comprise of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Topics Questions
Analogy 5-7 Question
Classification 7-9 Questions
Series 3-5 Questions
Coding - Decoding 2-3 Questions
Blood Relations 1-2 Questions
Ordering and Ranking 0-2 Questions
Alphabet or Word Test 4-5 Questions
Direction and Sense 1-3 Questions
Venn Diagrams 4-5 Questions
Missing number 1-3 Questions


Puzzles 4-6 Questions
Data Sufficiency 5-7 Questions
General Intelligence & Reasoning: 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 & decoding, 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 center codes/ roll
numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures,
Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics if any.

General Knowledge and General Reasoning:

SSC CPO Syllabus – General Awareness:
Topics Number of Questions Topics
Polity 3-5 Questions Constitution of India,
Science & Technology 10-13 Questions Biology, Physics,
Chemistry, Environment,
Nutrition, Diseases, etc.
History 6-7 Questions Indian Freedom Struggle,
Ancient & Medieval
Geography 5-6 Questions Indian Geography &
World Geography.
Economy 4-5 Questions Indian & World Economy,
Economic Organisation.
National & International 10-11 Questions National & International
Affairs News, Days & Events,
Government Policies &


More Topics: Other Topics include History, Culture, Geography, Economic
Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc.
General Knowledge and General Awareness: The test will include questions relating to India and its
neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General
Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

SSC CPO Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude:

The Questions: will test your ability of appropriate use of numbers and ‘number
sense’. The scope of the test will be as follows:

Topic Questions Sylabus

Simplification 4-6 Questions BODMAS, Fraction,
Ratio and Proportion 5-7 Question Ratio & Proportion
Mixture Problems 0-1 Questions
Number Systems 0-1 Questions LCM, HCF, Integers,
Rational Irrational
Algebra 4-6 Questions Identities, Linear
Equations, Quadratic
Profit and Loss 4-5 Questions
Average 1-2 Questions
Percentage 1-2 Questions
Time and Work 1-2 Questions
Interest 0-2 Questions Simple, Compound,
Speed, Distance and 0-2 Questions Problems on Trains,
Time Boats, Rivers, Relative
Mensuration 3-5 Questions


Geometry 4-6 Questions Triangles, Circles,
Chords, Quadrilaterals
Trigonometry 2-4 Questions
Data Interpretation 7-10 Questions Pie Chart, Line Chart,
Bar Graph, Table
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.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 surd, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers,

SSC CPO syllabus – English Comprehension:

Topics Expected Questions Syllabus
Grammar Section 8-10 Questions Error Spotting, Phrase
Replacement, Fill in the
Vocabulary 20-30 Questions Cloze Test, Synonym
Antonym, Spellings,
Idiom Meaning, One
Word Replacement
Reading 5-10 Questions

SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper II

Paper II of SSC CPO is for those who have cleared Paper I and PET/PST. It will
be a descriptive exam. The English language test is to test your vocabulary,
grammar, and spellings. It is based on the following topics :


Error Recognition, Filling the blanks, Sentence Structure, Synonyms and
antonyms, Sentence Completion, Idioms and Phrases, Comprehension.
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