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SSC CPO 2018 Exam: Detailed Exam Pattern of Paper-I, Paper-II, Physical and Medical Tests

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SSC CPO 2018 Detailed Exam Pattern
SSC CPO 2018 Detailed Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO 2018 Exam can be a great opportunity for those who wish to join Delhi Police and some of the best paramilitary forces of India (CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB) as Sub-Inspectors and Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF. As per the latest notification released by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on 7th September, 2018, this year total 2164 vacancies are announced by the commission for SSC Central Police Organisation (CPO) Recruitment. Under this recruitment process, you can apply for the posts of Sub-Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police, Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector) in CISF (Central Industrial Security Force).

The Preliminary online Paper-I exam was scheduled to be conducted from 4th June to 10th June 2018, has been postponed due to administrative reasons. New exam dates for SSC CPO 2018 Tier-I exam will be released soon. So, the time has come to gear up the speed of preparation for SSC CPO 2018 exam. Let’s look at the exam pattern of SSC CPO 2018 exam which consist of various tests like General Knowledge, Aptitude, Reasoning, English Comprehension, Physical and Medical Tests.

SSC CPO 2018 Exam Pattern

SSC CPO 2018 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.

SSC CPO 2018 Exam

Details of these Papers/ Tests are as follows:

Phase-I: Paper –I Objective Multiple Choice Type

This is an online based examination comprising of four sections having 200 questions (50 questions in each section) which will account for a total of 200 marks (maximum 50 marks in each section). The time duration for this exam will be 2 hours.

Part

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

I

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50

50

2 Hours

II

General Knowledge and General Awareness

50

50

III

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

IV

English Comprehension

50

50

 Note:

  • Questions in the paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.

On the basis of their performance in Paper-I, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in PET/ PST Examination. The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying marks in each part of Paper-I taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies and category-wise number of candidates.

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Phase-II: Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)

The second phase of SSC CPO 2018 Exam is the Physical Standard Test (PST) and the Physical Endurance Test (PET). One cannot score well in this exam, if the candidate is not physically and medically fit. So let’s look at the various aspects of the below physical tests:

Physical Standard Test (for all Posts):

FOR MALE CANDIDATES

Physical Standard Test For Male Candidates

Category of candidates

Heights (in cms)

Chest (in cms)

Unexpanded

Expanded

For candidates from General Category

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 Sikkim

165

80

85

For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

162.5

77

82

FOR FEMALE CANDIDATES

Physical Standard Test For Female Candidates

Category of candidates

Heights (in cms)

For candidates from General Category

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 Sikkim

155

For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

154

Note:

  • There shall be no minimum requirement of chest measurement for Female candidates.
  • Relaxation in height and chest (as the case may be) as mentioned above will be permissible only on production of certificate in the Performa as prescribed in Annexure-VIII from the competent authorities of the District where they ordinarily reside(s).
  • Only those candidates who qualified in PET/ PST Examination will be allowed to appear in Paper-II Examination. PET/ PST are mandatory but qualifying in nature. Ex-Servicemen are not required to undergo PET.
  • Weight: Corresponding to height for all posts.

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Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts)

FOR MALE CANDIDATES

Physical Endurance Test For Male Candidates

Race

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 chance

FOR FEMALE CANDIDATES

Physical Endurance Test For Female Candidates

Race

100 metres race in 18 seconds

800 metres race in 4 minutes

Long Jump

2.7 metres in 3 chances

High Jump

0.9 metres in 3 chances

Note:

  • The relaxation in physical standards (height/ chest) once granted at the time of initial appointment in Delhi Police will hold good till the individual concerned remains in Delhi Police.
  • Those candidates who are declared not qualified in Physical Standards, i.e. height and chest, may prefer an appeal, if they so desire, to the appellate authority present on the PET/ PST ground. The decision of the appellate authority will be final and no further appeal or representation in this regard will be entertained.
  • Physical Endurance Test will not carry any marks but will be of qualifying/ elimination nature.
  • Ex-Servicemen applying for the posts are not required to undergo Physical Endurance Test. However, all Ex-Servicemen are required to pass the written test and fulfill the physical standards prescribed for direct recruits for recruitment of Sub Inspector/ Assistant Sub-Inspector, as the case may be. They should also pass the medical standards prescribed for direct recruits.
  • The candidature of female candidates who are pregnant at the time of Physical Endurance Test will be rejected as they cannot undergo PET. No appeal/ representation will be entertained against such rejection.

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Phase-III: Paper-II Objective Multiple Choice Type

This is an online based examination consisting of 200 marks in 2 hour of time duration. This exam will test your English Language & Comprehension skills.

Date of Exam

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

December 01, 2018

English Language and Comprehension

200

200

2 Hours

Note:

  • Questions in the paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II.
  • On the basis of their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Medical Examination.


Phase-IV: Medical Test

On the basis of their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Medical Examination. Candidates, who are successful in Medical Examination, will be called for detailed Document Verification.

Medical standard (For all posts):

  • Eye sight:
    • The minimum near vision should be N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye).
    • The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye).
    • In right handed person, the right eye is better eye and vice versa.
    • The standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

  • Physical and Mental Health:
    • The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes.
    • They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

  • 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.

  • Seven Obstacle Test: Finally selected candidates for the posts of Sub-Inspector and Assistant Sub-Inspector would, as part of training curriculum, have to pass seven obstacle events as mentioned below, failing which they may not be retained in the Force:
  1. Jumping over the Vertical Board;
  2. Holding the rope on jumping from the Board.
  3. Tarzan Swing;
  4. Jumping on the Horizontal Board;
  5. Parallel Rope;
  6. Monkey Crawl;
  7. Vertical Rope.
  • Tattoo: It is noticed that during medical examination, the candidates having ‘tattoos’ in various parts of their body are appearing for medical examination. In this regard, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its letters No.I-45020/7/2012/Pers-II dated 12.01.2017 and 30-01-2017 issued the following guidelines regarding candidates having tattoos applying for Sub Inspector in CAPFs and CISF examination:-
  1. Content: Being a secular country, the religious sentiments of our countrymen are to be respected and thus, tattoo depicting religious symbol or figures and the name, as followed in Indian Army are to be permitted.
  2. Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.
  3. Size: Size must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.
  4. For Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, above clauses on tattoo are not applicable.

Phase-V: Document Verification/ Final Selection

All shortlisted candidates are supposed to verify their Documents for Final Selection. Candidates are required to submit all documents in original for verification at the time of Document Verification.

Points to remember:

  • Final selection will be made on the basis of aggregate marks scored by candidates in Paper-I and Paper-II.
  • Allocation of candidates to various User Departments/ Forces will be made based on their merit position and the preference of posts exercised by them at the time of Document Verification.
  • Candidates, who are appointed on the basis of this examination, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training or pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority. On successful completion of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.
  • The final merit list will be tabulated on the basis of a candidate’s performance in all the three phases of SSC CPO Exam.

Resolution of tie cases:

In cases where more than one candidate secures the equal aggregates marks, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:

  • Total marks in Paper-I and Paper-II.
  • Total marks in Paper-I.
  • Total marks in Paper-II
  • Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
  • Alphabetical order in the first names of the candidates.

After going through the above exam pattern of SSC CPO 2018 Exam, you must have now understood that mere studying hard would not help you in clearing this exam. Candidates must make themselves physically and mentally fit through physical exercises to clear the physical and medical tests.

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