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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 2018-19 Exam. The commission has announced the dates for conducting the exam.


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 is 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 2018-19 [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 2019 (Preliminary Exam)



No. of Questions


Time Limit

General Intelligence and Reasoning





2 hours

General Knowledge and General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Comprehension







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



SSC CPO Paper II Exam Pattern 2018 (Mains Exam)



No. of Questions


Time Limit

English Language and Comprehension



2 hour


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



SSC CPO 2018-19 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 Reasoning

2. General Knowledge and General Awareness

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. 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. Analogies

2. Similarities and differences

3. Space visualization

4. Spatial orientation

5. Problem-solving

6. Analysis

7. Judgment

8. Decision making

9. Visual memory

10. Discrimination

11. Observation

12. Relationship concepts

13. Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification

14. Arithmetic number series

15. Non-verbal series

16. Coding and decoding

17. Statement conclusion

18. 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 society

2. Current Affairs

3. History (Ancient, Medieval, Modern)

4. Geography (Physical, World)

5. Economic Scene (Indian Economy)

6. General Polity (Indian Polity)

7. Indian Constitution

8. 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 numbers

2. Decimals

3. Fractions and relationships between numbers

4. Percentage

5. Ratio and Proportion

6. Square roots

7. Averages

8. Interest

9. Profit & Loss

10. Discount

11. Partnership Business

12. Mixture and Allegation

13. Time and distance

14. Time & work

15. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds

16. Graphs of Linear Equations

17. Triangle and its various kinds of centers

18. Congruence and similarity of triangles

19. Bar diagram & Pie chart

20. Triangle

21. Quadrilaterals

22. Regular Polygons

23. Circle

24. Right Prism

25. Right Circular Cone

26. Right Circular Cylinder

27. Sphere

28. Hemispheres

29. Rectangular Parallelepiped

30. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

31. Trigonometric ratio

32. Degree and Radian Measures

33. Standard Identities

34. Complementary angles

35. Heights and Distances

36. Histogram

37. Frequency polygon

38. 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 Error

2. Fill in the Blanks

3. Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words

4. Idioms & Phrases

5. One word substitution

6. Improvement of Sentences

7. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs

8. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration

9. Shuffling of Sentence parts

10. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage

11. Cloze Passage

12. 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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