SSC Selection Posts Exam 2018 Pattern | Previous Year Exam Analysis

As the Selection Posts Exam is in the offing, going through previous years’ topic weightage, to have in deep idea of the exam pattern, to focus on more important topics from the exam point of view and then practise accordingly is an appreciating effort by any devoted aspirant to prepare himself for the exam at an extensive level, come rain or shine! And to catalyze your efficiency, this post is all about you must learn and note down before the outset of your preparation for SSC Selection Posts Exam 2018.

Examination Dates for Selection Posts Phase-VI/ 2018

  • Matriculation Level-> 16.01.2019 to 18.01.2019
  • Higher Secondary Level-> 17.01.2019 & 18.01.2019
  • Graduation Level-> 17.01.2019 & 18.01.2019

SSC Selection Posts Tier-1 Pattern

1. Computer Based Mode Examination:-

S. No. Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 Minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200


  • There will be negative marking of ¼ mark (0.50) for each wrong answer. 
Scroll down to know the prominent exam topics from all the four sections of SSC Selection Posts Exam 2018, previous year’s marks distribution to particular topics and topics’ name list:-

General Intelligence For SSC Selection Posts 2018

Topic No of Questions Asked in 2017
Syllogism 1
Blood Relation 2
Non verbal (Image) 1
Vein Diagram 1
Odd one out 2
Direction Sense Test 2
Analogy 2
Numerical Series 2
Alphabetical Series 2
Statement Conclusion 1
Coding-decoding 2
Puzzle (2) 6
Sequence or order 1
Total 25

General Awareness for SSC Selection Posts 2018

General Awareness questions were asked from Current Affairs(10 questions).

Topic No of Questions Asked in 2017
History 7
Geography 2
Polity 2
Economics 1
Biology 3
Current Affairs 10
Total 25

Quantitative Aptitude for SSC Selection Posts 2018

Most of the questions were based directly on Formulas and some were calculative.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-
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Topic No of Questions
S.I./ C.I. 4
Profit & Loss 2
Partnership 1
Mensuration 1
Trigonometry 1
Time and Work 2
Number System 7
Time Speed & Distance 3
Average 1
1 DI 3
Total 25

English Language for SSC Selection Posts 2018

There were 1 RC(Reading Comprehension) and 1 cloze test in the exam.

Topics Of Reading Comprehension: Biography of Leonardo da Vinci
Topics Of Cloze Test: About Pineapple Fruit

Topic No of Questions Asked in 2017
Sentence Improvement 2
One word Substitution 1
Idioms/Phrases 1
Parajumbled or Sentence Rearrangements 2
Synonym 2
Antonym 2
Direct Indirect 2
Active/Passive 2
Fillers 1
Spelling Correction 1
1 RC 5
1 Cloze test 3
Total 25

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