SSC CPO Syllabus 2018: Complete Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2

To ace SSC CPO 2018 exam, one must be aware of SSC CPO Syllabus. It is crucial to know the syllabus as well as the structure of exam, which allows a strategic preparation. Before elaborating on the syllabus of SSC CPO 2018, let's have a look at the SSC CPO exam pattern:

SSC CPO 2018 Exam Pattern & Analysis:

Dear Students, SSC CPO Exam 2018 Notification has been published and brought  out  the opportunity for the aspirants to serve in the government job. You can apply for the exam if you still have not filled the application form. Last date to apply online was 2nd April 2018.

In this post we will review the exam pattern and Previous year analysis of SSC CPO Exam. Tentative vacancies for the posts of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspectors in CISF are 1223. The Age Limit will be considered as on 1st August 2018 (20-25 years). These are tentative vacancies, SSC will notify in future as well. So, do not worry about it. Plan your studies and practice with Adda247 App.

New Exam Pattern:-


SSC CPO 2018 Exam Pattern

Click here for sample of ExaminationThe structure of the examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

Paper-I



Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration/ Time Allowed
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50


Two Hours
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Part C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Part D English Comprehension 50 50
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. 
  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts A, B and C of Paper I. 
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked. 

Physical Standard Test (PST) Is Mandatory For The Posts


Category of candidates Height (in cms) Chest (in cms )
Unexpanded Expanded
(i) For male candidates only GENERAL 170 80 85
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 165 80 85
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
(ii) For Female candidates only GENERAL 157 - -
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 155 - -
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe 154 - -


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


Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper I would be required to appear in the Physical Endurance Test/Medical examination.

For male candidates only
  • 100 meters race in 16 seconds 
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes 
  • Long Jump : 3.65 metres in 3 chances 
  • High Jump : 1.2 metres in 3 chances 
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chances 
For female candidates only
  • 100 metres race in 18 seconds 
  • 800 metres race in 4 minutes 
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metres (9 feet) in 3 chances. 
  • High Jump : 0.9 metres (3 feet) in 3 chances.
Note: Only those candidates declared qualified in PET/ PST will be called for Paper – II and that the Medical Examination would be conducted subsequently.


Paper-II

Paper-II Examination Date: 01.12.2018 (CBE)

Subject Maximum Marks /Questions Duration and timing
English language & Comprehension 200 marks/200 questions Two Hours
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. 
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked. 

Medical Examination 


All the candidates who qualify in the PET will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary.
Candidates who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days.
Decision of Re-Medical Board/Review Medical Board will be final and no appeal/ representation against the decision of the ReMedical Board/Review Medical Board will be entertained.

SSC CPO Previous Year Topic Wise Exam Analysis


General Intelligence For SSC CPO 2018:

For your convenience we are providing exact number of questions asked from respective topics in Previous Year SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam.

S.No.TopicsNo. Of Questions asked in SSC CPO 2016-17
1Analogy6
2Odd One Out6
3Series4
4Statement & Conclusions2
5Directions1
6Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary)2
7Coding-Decoding4
8Mathematical Operations2
9Matrix2
10Ranking2
11Mirror Image2
12Venn Diagram3
13Paper Folding Image2
14word formation2
15Missing Term2
16Cube 2
17Counting figure2
18Complete pattern image2
19Hidden Image2
Total Questions50

English Language For SSC CPO 2018:

Go through the below table accurately summing up the number of questions from the central topics in previous year SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam.

S.No.TopicsNo. Of Questions asked in SSC CPO 2016-17
1Fill in the Blanks5
2Sentence Improvement5
3Error Detection5
4Phrase Replacement5
5Idioms and Phrases5
6Synonyms5
7Antonyms5
8Spelling Correction5
9Cloze Test Passage5
10Reading Comprehension (RC)5
Total Questions50

Quantitative Aptitude For SSC CPO 2018: 

For your convenience we are providing exact number of questions asked from respective topics in Previous Year SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam.

S.No.TopicsNo. Of Questions asked in SSC CPO 2016-17
1Ratio3
2Average2
3Number System6
4Algebra5
5Time & Work1
6Pipe & Cistern1
7Speed & Distance2
8S.I. & C.I.2
9Profit & Loss3
10Percentage2
11Geometry8
12Mensuration2
13Trigonometry5
142 DI9
Total Questions50

General Awareness For SSC CPO 2018: 

Below we have provided number of questions from the relevant topics in previous year exam of SSC CPO To let you remove your doubts regarding the weightage of particular topics.

S.No.TopicsNo. Of Questions asked in SSC CPO 2016-17
1History5
2Polity6
3Geography5
4Economics4
5Static Awareness3
6Biology6
7Chemistry10
8Physics5
9Computer2
10Current Affairs3
10Book & Author1
10Sports1
Total Questions50


Final Selection / Merit : 


The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Physical Efficiency Test. 

Eye sight:

The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction i.e. without wearing of glasses.
The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes and they should possess high colour vision.

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