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CPO Syllabus 2018

In order to ace SSC CPO 2018 exam, all candidates should be aware about the SSC CPO syllabus 2018 as well as SSC CPO exam pattern 2018. It is crucial to know the structure of the exam and the syllabus that needs to be prepared in and out for the upcoming SSC CPO 2018 Exam.

But First, let's start with understanding the exam pattern of SSC CPO 2018:

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2018

SSC CPO exam has three different phases that candidates need to clear in order to get selected for various posts in Delhi Police, CAPFs, CISFs etc.. SSC CPO Paper 1 is Objective Multiple Choice Question paper. Paper II exam is English Comprehension Test, while PET/PST Test is conducted to check the endurance (medical and physical strength) of candidate.

SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50


candidate Height Chest
Unexpanded Expanded
Male (Gen) 170 80 85
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 165 80 85
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
Female (Gen) 157 - -
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 155 - -
Scheduled Tribes 154 - -


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

SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test is given 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.

SSC CPO Paper - 2 Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted after PET/PST Test for SSC CPO 2018 is conducted.

  • • The total time duration of the exam is of 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.
  • • The total number of questions asked will be around 200 and the maximum marks for Paper-2 will be 200
  • • The test will be of English Language and Comprehension conducted online.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2018

The Syllabus of SSC CPO 2018 is for two written exams conducted online- Paper-1 & Paper-2. Let's have a look at SSC CPO 2018 Syllabus

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

Section 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

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

  • For Constable & Head Constable Posts: 10th /12th Passed from the a recognized Board and Institute.
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector: Graduation Degree with computers / IT OR 3 years Polytechnic Diploma in Computers/IT.

Age Limit:

  • Minimum- 18 Years
  • Maximum- 25 Years
  • Age Limit: Male candidates (Unreserved): 33 years
  • Female Candidates (Unreserved/SC/ST/OBC): 38 yea


  1. NCERT Class X-XII Social Studies, Economics and some Culture topics.
  2. Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth
  3. India Year Book(GOI publication)
  4. Chronicle magazine

Books specific for MP:

  1. Madhya Pradesh ek parichay(Macgrawhill Publication)
  2. MP general Knowledge(Arihant)
  3. Samsamyiki semi-annual(Maheshwari)
  4. Pratiyogita Nirdeshika magazine past 6 months issues



  • Exam Pattern :- Scheme of MP Police Constable Exam will be as follows :
  • ► The written will be multiple choice objective type.
    ► There shall be following papers in written test :
    Paper-I of 100 marks for all posts.
    Paper-II of 100 marks for Head Constable (Computer) and ASI (Computer).
    ► 02:00 hours (120 minutes) will be allotted for each paper separately.
    ► The standard of paper-1 will be of 8th class.
    ► There is NO Negative Marking for Wrong Answer.
  • Physical Proficiency Test (PPT)

Sr. No.

Post Name

800 meter race

Shot put (3 chances)

Long Jump (3 chances)


Constable (GD)/ Head Constable (Computer)/ ASI (Computer) MALE

2 minutes 45 seconds

19 feet (weight of sphere 7.260 KGs)

13 feet


Constable (GD)/ Head Constable (Computer)/ ASI (Computer) FEMALE/ Female Homeguard

4 minutes

15 feet (weight of sphere 4 KGs)

10 feet


Constable (Tradesman)

3 minutes





3 minutes 15 seconds

15 feet (weight of sphere 7.260 KGs)

10 feet



3 minutes 15 seconds

17 feet (weight of sphere 7.260 KGs)

12 feet


Cut Off marks


 Cut Off Marks (Out of 100)

General/ UR

70-75 Marks


65-70 Marks


60-65 Marks


55-60 Marks


60-65 Marks

Ex Servicemen

40-45 Marks