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September 26, 2018 • 12:00 am

SSC CPO Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2018 (SI-ASI) Pre & Mains [Updated]


SSC CPO SI, ASI Exam Dates & Notification 2018





Hello, Aspirants!



You all might have gone through the latest notification by the Staff Selection Commission related to the conduct of SSC CPO 2018 Exam. The commission still not announced the dates for conducting the exam. But, you should start your preparation from now.


To start a well-organized preparation and understand the subject matters, you should get a thorough analysis of the SSC CPO syllabus and exam pattern for SI and ASI posts.




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If you are aiming to get a brief illustration regarding SSC CPO exam pattern and syllabus, this is the ideal place to get it. In this article, we will explain you the following


 Accurate SSC CPO Exam Pattern


SSC CPO Syllabus Covering all the Important Topics




Benefits of SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern in Preparation Plan



After going through the SSC CPO notification regarding exam dates, you want to start making your preparation strategies for cracking SSC CPO SI & ASI exam.


But for this, the very first thing that you will need is the accurate syllabus and proper exam pattern that you will follow to organize your goals and set the expectation in SSC CPO exam.


Exam pattern and syllabus for SSC CPO exam are very important keeping in view the following points: Helps you to think about the topics, complete course and thus allows you to organize your study materials. You will be able to make a study plan that will grasp the complete syllabus keeping in view the exam pattern. Help you to decide how to meet the expectations in the SSC CPO Exam. You can select topics into which you must put more efforts.




SSC CPO SI, ASI Exam Pattern 2018 [Updated]



SSC SI & ASI written exam will include two Papers; Paper I (Pre) & Paper II (Mains). Both the papers will be conducted online. Questions in both the papers will be of Multiple Choice Type


After applying for SSC CPO online, the candidates look for proper exam pattern to understand the concept of the exam. Here, we are explaining the paper pattern for both the papers:




SSC CPO Paper I Exam Pattern 2018 (Preliminary Exam)


SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Limit
General Intelligence and Reasoning50502 hours
General Knowledge and General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050


Note: Negative marking will be of 0.25 for every wrong answer.




SSC CPO Paper II Exam Pattern 2018 (Mains Exam)


SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Limit
English Language and Comprehension2002002 hour


Note: Negative marking will be of 0.25 for every wrong answer.




SSC CPO 2018 Syllabus with Important Topics [Updated]



After knowing SSC CPO exam pattern, you have understood that SSC CPO exam will be divided into four subjects. Therefore, you must prepare topics from the following subjects:


1. General Intelligence and Reasoning2. General Knowledge and General Awareness3. Quantitative Aptitude4. English Comprehension



Here, let’s know the complete syllabus for all these subject so that you will be able to get to know about your weaker sections and prepare them by allotting more time.




SSC CPO General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus



Candidates will be asked questions from both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The topic from both the reasoning section can be as follows:


1. Analogies2. Similarities and differences3. Space visualization
4. Spatial orientation5. Problem-solving6. Analysis
7. Judgment8. Decision making9. Visual memory
10. Discrimination11. Observation12. Relationship concepts
13. Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification14. Arithmetic number series15. Non-verbal series
16. Coding and decoding17. Statement conclusion18. Syllogistic reasoning



SSC CPO General Knowledge and General Awareness Syllabus



This section is kept as a part of the examination to examine the candidate’s awareness regarding the major happenings of India and the world.


You may face question asking the current events in relation to science, defence, politics, sports etc. Given below are the important sections that you must prepare to get good marks in GA section:


1. General awareness of the environment around and its application to society2. Current Affairs
3. History (Ancient, Medieval, Modern)4. Geography (Physical, World)
5. Economic Scene (Indian Economy)6. General Polity (Indian Polity)
7. Indian Constitution8. Scientific Research (Chemistry, Biology, Physics)
9. Static GK (Important Books, Days, Awards and Arts & Culture)




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SSC CPO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus



Your ability to make calculations and number sense will be examined in this section. The topics that should be prepared under this section are as follows:


1. Whole numbers2. Decimals3. Fractions and relationships between numbers
4. Percentage5. Ratio and Proportion6. Square roots
7. Averages8. Interest9. Profit & Loss
10. Discount11. Partnership Business12. Mixture and Allegation
13. Time and distance14. Time & work15. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds
16. Graphs of Linear Equations17. Triangle and its various kinds of centers18. Congruence and similarity of triangles
19. Bar diagram & Pie chart20. Triangle21. Quadrilaterals
22. Regular Polygons23. Circle24. Right Prism
25. Right Circular Cone26. Right Circular Cylinder27. Sphere
28. Hemispheres29. Rectangular Parallelepiped30. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
31. Trigonometric ratio32. Degree and Radian Measures33. Standard Identities
34. Complementary angles35. Heights and Distances36. Histogram
37. Frequency polygon38. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles



SSC CPO English Comprehension Syllabus



In this section, your communication skills will be judged. You will be asked questions which will test your knowledge related to English language, grammar, and vocabulary.


To grab good marks in SSC CPO Results, you need to cover the following topics from this section:


1. Spot the Error2. Fill in the Blanks
3. Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words4. Idioms & Phrases
5. One word substitution6. Improvement of Sentences
7. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs8. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
9. Shuffling of Sentence parts10. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
11. Cloze Passage12. Comprehension Passage



Thus, you are now having the complete SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern with you. With the help of the syllabus, start making your preparation plans and strategies.




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