SSC CPO Syllabus 2018 – Complete Syllabus For Tier I & Tier 2

SSC CPO Syllabus 2018

SSC CPO Syllabus 2018 – Detailed Syllabus for Tier I, PST and Tier II Exams in SSC CPO, Download Syllabus in Hindi also.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2018

Dear Aspirants,

As SSC CPO Notifications has already been released earlier this year. As the examination is re-scheduled to be conducted in the month of November, You must have started your preparation by now.  Exact examination dates will soon be published on the official website. Well, You can go through the syllabus and make sure that you don’t miss any topic. We have given the detailed syllabus for both Papers I and Paper II. Selection in SSC CPO means that you will serve your country and work in national interest. India has five central armed forces namely BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBPF, and SSB that comes under the CAPF.

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Selection Process for SSC CPO

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

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SSC CPO Exam Pattern

Examination Paper Pattern of Tier I Exam

Section Subject No. of Questions Maximum marks Time Duration
Part A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 Composite Time Duration of 2 hours
B General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Part C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English Comprehension 50 50
Total 100 200

SSC CPO Paper I Syllabus 2018

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 & 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 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.

SSC CPO Syllabus – General Awareness

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

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 Syllabus
Simplification 4-6 Questions BODMAS, Fraction, Decimal,
Ratio and Proportion 5-7 Question Ratio & Proportion
Mixture Problems 0-1 Questions
Number Systems 0-1 Questions LCM, HCF, Integers, Rational Irrational Numbers.
Algebra 4-6 Questions Identities, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations,
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 Time 0-2 Questions Problems on Trains, Boats, Rivers, Relative Speed
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

Quantitative Aptitude:

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 Blanks
Vocabulary 20-30 Questions Cloze Test, Synonym Antonym, Spellings, Idiom Meaning, One Word Replacement
Reading Comprehension 5-10 Questions
Download Complete SSC CPO Paper I Syllabus in Hindi

SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper II

Examination Paper Pattern of Paper II

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours

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.

Download SSC CPO Paper II Syllabus

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