SSC CPO Tier I Exam Analysis 2018-19

SSC CPO 2018-19 Tier-1 Exam Analysis Shift-1

Dear students, Today is the first day of CPO 2018-19 Exam. It has been conducted by SSCfrom 12th March to 16th March 2019. To help and guide all the remaining CPO Aspirants who are yet to appear in 2nd Shift, We are providing Exam analysis of SSC CPO Tier-1 2017 Shift-1, so that all other aspirants can get an overall and clear idea about exam pattern and difficulty level. The SSC CPO Exam is being held in online mode. So dear students, without much ado, let’s get straight to the detailed  Exam analysis.

The important dates for Computer Based SSC CPO Examination 2018-19 are: 
  • Notification Released : 3rd March 2018
  • Paper-I: 12th-16th March 2019
  • Paper-II: 27th September 2019
Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Easy-Moderate 34-39
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate 31-37
General Intelligence Easy-Moderate 38-42
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 29-37
Overall 200 140

English Language

In SSC CPO Tier-1 Exam 2018-19, English language section was easy-moderate this year, there were 1 lengthy RC(Reading Comprehension) with 5 questions based on it. and 1 cloze test was also asked with 5 questions and questions from it were of moderate level. Vocabulary based(Antonyms/Synonyms) questions were comes from previous year.
Feathers in ones nest
Pulling someone legs
Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 4 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 5-6 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3-4 Difficult
Reading Comprehension (8-10 Paragraphs) 5 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 10 Difficult
One word substitution 3-4 Difficult
Spelling check 4 Easy
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

In SSC CPO Tier-1 Exam 2018-19, Quantitative Aptitude was of Easy-Moderate Level. Most of the questions were based directly on Formulas and some were calculative.There were 3 DI in the Exam:-

  1. linear (2 DIs)
  2. Pie Chart
Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 3-4 Difficult
Trigonometry 4-5 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra (Formula Based) 3-4 Easy
Time and Work/ Pipe & Cistern 5-6 Moderate
Geometry 8-9 Moderate
Speed and Distance/ Boat & Stream 2 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 3-4 Moderate
DI 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

General Intelligence
In SSC CPO Tier-1 Exam 2018-19, General Intelligence(Reasoning) questions were of Easy level, non-verbal questions were very easy. Questions from Mathematical operations were time-Consuming & very calculative.
Topic No of Questions Level
Syllogism 2 Moderate
Mathematical operations 3-4 Moderate
Blood Relation
Non-Verbal (Mirror Image, Counting figure, Embedded figure) 7-8 Easy
Odd one out 6 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 2 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 4 Moderate
Series 6-7 Moderate
Miscellaneous 9 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

General Awareness

In SSC CPO Tier-1 Exam 2018-19, General Awareness questions were asked from all aspects of GA, especially from Science section, if you have basic knowledge of Science, then you can easily score good marks in GA Section. In Current Affairs, questions from awards were asked.
  • National Women Squash 2018 Championship won by whom?
  • Question on Microsoft Handloom Weiver?
  • The sky appears blue due to? Scattering of Light
  • Rain Droplets are spherical in shape due to? Surface Tension
  • Rauf is the folk dance of? Jammu & Kashmir
  • Constitutional amendment comes under which article?
  • Who recently climb volcanic mountains? Sidhant Swaroop
  • Where is Dachigam National Park located? Jammu & Kashmir
  • Orissa Tribal Dance? Saora
  • Sagauli treaty was signed between? British and Nepal King
  • Five kingdom classification was given by? Whittaker
  • Winner of Hindu Prize 2018? Neelum Saran Gour & Manoranjan Byapari
  • National Indian cinema museum was inaugurated by? PM Narendra Modi
  • Which state does not share its boundary with Bangladesh?
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-6 Moderate
Geography 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Polity 7-8 Difficult
Economics 7-8 Moderate
Chemistry 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Physics 4-5 Moderate
Biology 7-9 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 8-9 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate


All the best for 2nd Shift

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