SSC CPO SI (CAPF) Recruitment Syllabus With Pattern

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Staff Selection Commission


SSC CPO SI (CAPF) Recruitment Syllabus with Pattern

Scheme of Examination


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


Date of Exam

Part Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
As Per Schedule I General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 02 Hours
II General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
IV English comprehension 50 50

Paper-II


Date of Examination Subject Number Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
As Per Schedule English Language & Comprehension 200 200 02 Hours

Syllabus for Paper-I


General Intelligence & Reasoning


It would include questions of both Verbal and non-Verbal type. This Component may include Questions on analogies, Similarities and differences, Space Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, analysis, judgement, 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 Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-Coding, 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, Other Sub-topics if any.

Quantitative Aptitude


The Question 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 Compulation of Whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, percentage, Ration and Proportion, Square roots. Average, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation. Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and 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 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.

English Comprehension


Candidates" ability to understand Correct English, his basic Comprehension and Writing ability, etc. would be tested.


Syllabus for Paper-II


English Language & Comprehension

English Language & Comprehension: Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.

Note-I : The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each part of Paper-I taking into consideration among others, category -wise number of candidates. Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper Physical Endurance Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST).

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

Note-III : The Candidates are advised to desist from use of any unfair method in the examination hall which will render them ineligible for further consideration for the examination and also lead to their debarment from Commission‟s examinations in future beside inviting criminal prosecution.