Complete Information About SSC CPO 2018

To score high in SSC CPO 2018 exam, all candidates must be aware of SSC CPO syllabus. It is important to understand the syllabus as well as the structure of exam in order to get preparation intact for SSC CPO 2018 Exam.

Educational Qualifications (as on 01.08.2018):-

  1. You must be graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  2. For Delhi Police Sub Inspector post (only), male candidates must have a valid driving license of motorcycle and car during the physical endurance test. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

Age Limit:-

Minimum Age Limit – 20 years
Maximum Age Limit – 25 years

Age Relaxation (as on 01.08.2018)


Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during
01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (UR/GEN)
5 years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during
01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (OBC)
8 years

Exam Pattern & Syllabus:-

Exam will take place in 5 stages – Paper I and Paper II. After qualifying both the Papers, you will have to appear for a Physical Efficiency Test.

STAGE-1. (Paper I)

Date of Exam Part Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
4th June 2018 to
10th June 2018
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
B General Knowledge 50 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English Comprehension 50 50

STAGE-2 (Paper 2):-

Date of Exam Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1st December 2018 English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
  • Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts A, B and C of Paper I.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.
  • You are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • The Commission may fix qualifying marks in Paper-II later, but as of now, it is just of qualifying nature.

SSC CPO Paper-1 Syllabus:-

General Reasoning General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Percentage Reading Comprehension
Syllogism Awards and Honours Ratio and Percentage Grammar
Circular Seating Arrangement Books and Authors Data Interpretation Vocabulary
Linear Seating Arrangement Sports Mensuration and Geometry Verbal Ability
Double Lineup Entertainment Quadratic Equation Synonyms-Antonyms
Scheduling Obituaries Interest Active and Passive Voice
Input Output Important Dates Problems of Ages Para Jumbles
Blood Relations Scientific Research Profit and Loss Fill in the Blanks
Directions and Distances Number Series Error Correction
Ordering and Ranking Speed, Distance and Time
Data Sufficiency Time and Work
Coding and Decoding Number System
Code Inequalities Data Sufficiency

SSC CPO Paper-2 Syllabus:-

English Language and Comprehension
  • Error Recognition
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words
  • Comprehension



(Physical Efficiency Endurance Test & Physical Standards Test )

Male Candidates

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Km Race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  • Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances

Female Candidates

  • 100 metre race in 18 second
  • 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances


Medical Test:-

Criteria for the Medical Test for SSC CPO 2018 is mentioned below:

  • Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  • Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
  • Must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes
  • Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.


Merit List:-

Merit List release will be based on Written Exam.