Educational Qualification for SI in CPO is graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent. Candidate who has appeared in the final year of graduation exam and is awaiting the result is also eligible to participate in the examination. Age Criteria for SI in CPO
The age of the aspiring candidates should be between 20 years to 25 years.
SSC CPO (S.I) Exam Pattern
The SSC CPO SI written exam consists of two papers:
|Subject||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|Part A||General Intelligence and Reasoning||50||50||2 Hrs/10:00am to 12:00pm|
|Part B||General Knowledge and General Awareness||50||50|
|Part C||Quantative Aptitude||50||50|
|Part D||English Comprehension||50||50|
|Subject||Maximum Marks/Questions||Duration and Timing|
|English Language and Comprehension||200marks/200questions||2 Hrs. 2:00pm to 4:00pm|
Note: – Paper-II is evaluated for only those candidates who qualify in Paper- I (Objective type paper).
Physical Endurance Test
After clearing Written Test Candidates need to clear Physical Efficiency (Endurance) Test (PET) consisting of following components:
For Male candidates.
- 100 meters race in 16 seconds.
- 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes.
- Long Jump : 3.65 metres in 3 chances.
- High Jump : 1.2 metres in 3 chances.
- Shot put ( 16 Lbs ) : 4.5 metres in 3 chances.
For Female Candidates
- 100 metres race in 18 seconds.
- 800 metres race in 4 minutes.
- Long Jump : 2.7 metres ( 9 feet ) in 3 chances.
- High Jump : 0.9 metres ( 3 feet ) in 3 chances.
PET is followed by the last step i.e. Personality Test/Interview.
SSC CPO (S.I) Exam Syllabus
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial 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.
B. General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of 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 relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline. The question in the components A&B will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz. graduation.
C. Numerical Aptitute: 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 the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation.
D. English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. (The question in components C&D will be of Higher Secondary (10+2) level).
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, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be Higher Secondary (10+2 level).
NOTE: – 1: 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 vacancies and category-wise number of candidates. Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper I would be required to appear in the Physical Endurance Test/Medical examination.
NOTE: – 2 Paper-I will be used to screen the candidates for appearing for PET/Medical Examination. However, marks of such screened candidates in Paper I if they are successful in PET/Medical Examination will be taken into account along with marks in Paper II for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview and also final selection.
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