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SSC CPO

Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation (SSC CPO)  is an exam conducted by Staff selection Commission for recruitment of Group “B” and Group “C” posts in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and CISF. It conducts CPO exam almost every year for these posts and lakhs of students aspring to serve the nation  appear for the  exam.  If you are preparing or planning to prepare for the exam you should have complete knowledge of the exam. e.g. SSC CPO Pattern, Syllabus, Educational qualification, age limit previous year cut offs , number of vacancies and many more important information

 Exam Pattern

 SSC CPO exam consists of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). The Paper I is Computer Based Examination and  qualifying in nature and only candidates clearing the Paper II can appear for the Tier II exam.

 The examination will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory. Detail of these papers/ tests are as follows:

Paper I

Paper I exam consist of four sections comprising 50 questions each section and total time for the exam is 2 hours. Each correct answer weightage is of 2 marks.

Serial No. Papar Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 I General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 A cumulative time of 02 hours minutes
2 General Awareness 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 English Comprehension 500 50
Total 200 200  

 *In Tier-I, there is negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer.

 Paper II

Only those candidates who qualified in PET/ PST will be called for Paper-II and the Medical Examination would be conducted subsequently.

Paper II consists of “English language & Comprehension” which consists of 200 questions

 

S No Paper Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 II English language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

 There will be ¼ negative marking for the wrong answer in Tier II exam

Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET)

Physical Standard Test (for all Posts):

Category of candidates Height
(in cms)
     Chest  (in cms )
Unexpanded Expanded
Male Candidates      
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 Sikki 165 80 85
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes  162.5 77 82
Female Candidates      
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 Sikki 155    
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes  154    

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

 (i) For male candidates only:

  1. a) 100 meters race in 16 seconds
  2. b) 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  3. c) Long Jump : 65 metres in 3 chances
  4. d) High Jump : 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  5. e) Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chance

 (ii) For female candidates only:

  1. a) 100 metres race in 18 seconds
  2. b) 800 metres race in 4 minutes
  3. c) Long Jump: 2.7 metres in 3 chances.
  4. d) High Jump: 0.9 metres in 3 chances

Weight: Candidates applying for the post should have corresponding to height for all posts..

Eye sight: Candidates applying for the post should have minimum near vision N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye). The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye).  For right-handed candidates, the right eye is better eye and vice versa. The standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

  • Physical endurance test will be of qualifying/ elimination nature and will not carry any marks. It means for all candidates clearing physical endurance test is mandatory.

Medical Examination All the candidates who qualify in Paper-II 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 Re-Medical Board/ Review Medical Board will be entertained

SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO syllabis for the Tier I exam consists of four sections and below are the syllabus of each section.

(A)General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section consists of both verbal and non-verbal types of questions. It incorporates questions on below mentioned topics

Analogies
Similarities and Differences
Space Visualization
Spatial Orientation
Problem Solving
Analysis
Judgment
Decision Making
Visual Memory
Discrimination
Observation
Relationship Concepts
Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
Arithmetic Number Series
Non-Verbal Series
Coding and Decoding
Statement Conclusion
Syllogistic Reasoning etc. The Topics Are
Semantic Analogy
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Figural Analogy
Semantic Classification
Symbolic/ Number Classification
Figural Classification
Semantic Series
Number Series
Figural Series
Problem Solving
Word Building
Coding & Decoding
Numerical Operations
Symbolic Operations
Trends
Space Orientation
Space Visualization
Venn Diagrams
Drawing Inferences
Punched Hole/ Pattern- Folding & Un-Folding
Figural Pattern- Folding and Completion
Indexing
Address Matching
Date & City Matching
Classification of Centre Codes/ Roll Numbers
Small & Capital Letters/ Numbers Coding
Decoding and Classification
Embedded Figures
Critical Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence

 (B) General Awareness:  This section is designed to test a candidates’ general awareness of the ambiance around him and its application to society. It also includes questions on current events and  of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions implicitly or explicitly  related to India and its neighbouring countries particularly related to History, Culture, Geography, Economic s, General Policy & and of Scientific domain.

 (C): Quantitative Aptitude:  The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of

Whole Numbers
Decimals
Fractions And Relationships Between Numbers
Percentage. Ratio & Proportion
Square Roots
Averages
Interest
Profit And Loss
Discount
Partnership Business
Mixture And Alligation
Time And Distance
Time & Work
Basic Algebraic Identities Of School Algebra & Elementary Surds
Graphs Of Linear Equations
Triangle And Its Various Kinds Of Centres
Congruence And Similarity Of Triangles
Circle And Its Chords
Tangents
Angles Subtended By Chords Of A Circle
Common Tangents To Two Or More Circles
Triangle
Quadrilaterals
Regular Polygons
Circle
Right Prism
Right  Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Sphere
Hemispheres
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular Or Square Base
Trigonometric Ratio
Degree And Radian Measures
Standard Identities
Complementary Angles
Heights And Distances
Histogram
Frequency Polygon
Bar Diagram & Pie Chart 

 (D) English Comprehension: This section is designed to test a candidates’ capability of comprehending correct usage of English. Under this section a candidate’s comprehension, grammar and vocabulary skills are tested.

The questions asked in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

 Syllabus for Tier-II of the Examination

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities): This section is designed to test a candidate’s ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense and will be based upon.

Mixture and Alligation
Decimals
Tangents
Percentage
Ratio & Proportion
Square roots
Averages
Interest
Profit and Loss
Discount
Hemispheres
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Sphere
Standard Identities
Complementary angles
Heights and Distances
Histogram & Bar diagram
Frequency polygon & Pie chart
Partnership Business
Triangle
Time and distance
 Time & Work
Trigonometric ratio
Regular Polygons
Circle
Right Prism
Circle and its chords
Quadrilaterals
Angles Subtended By Chords Of A Circle
Common Tangents To Two Or More Circles
Computation of Whole Numbers
Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers
Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular or Square Base
Basic Algebraic Identities of Algebra & Elementary Surds
Graphs of Linear Equations
Triangle and Its Various Kinds Of Centres
Congruence and Similarity Of Triangles
Degree and Radian Measures

 

Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension): This section is designed to test a candidate comprehention and knowledge of English Language and will be based upon

Idioms & Phrases
 One Word Substitution
 Antonyms
 Synonyms
 Fill In The Blanks
 Spot The Error
 Improvement Of Sentences
 Shuffling Of Sentence Parts
 Conversion Into Direct/ Indirect Narration
 Active/ Passive Voice Of Verbs
Detecting Misspelled Words
 Shuffling Of Sentences In A Passage

 

Note: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level

 Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification is  Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute. However, there are other edaction qualification for specific post.

 Age Limit: There is no specific age criteria for the all the posts and age limit varies from post to post. However, the minimum age is 18 year and the maximum age is 32 year which imply if you are  above 18 year or below 32 year old you can appear for the exam.

Moreover, there is an age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit for the reserved categories which varies according to the category and maximum age relaxation a candidate can avail is upto 15 years

Pay Scale:

Pay scale of these post are very lucrative

Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces

The post carries pay scale of   Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-) and is classified as  Group „B‟ (Non-Gazetted), Non-Ministerial

Sub Inspector (Executive) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police

The post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-) and is classified as Group „C‟ (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF

The post carries pay scale of Level-5 (Rs.29200-92300) and is classified as Group „C‟ (Non-Gazetted).