This is the syllabus of SSC exam for Recruitment of SI, ASI, Intelligence Officers in CPOs, CISF and NCB. You can find the latest SSC recruitment notification to find out the details of eligibility and last dates.

The written exam has four sections for paper I and One section paper II. The details are given below:

Pattern and Scheme of Examination:

The Written Exam consist of two parts:

A) Part I (200 marks)

B) Part II (200 marks)

Part I:

A. General Intelligence and Reasoning (50 Qs, 50 Marks)

B. General Knowledge and General Awareness (50 Qs, 50 Marks)

C. Numerical Aptitude (50 Qs, 50 Marks)

D. English Comprehension (50 Qs, 50 Marks)

Part II:

English language & Comprehension (200 Qs, 200 Marks)


Negative Marking:

0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.


Syllabus for SI, ASI, Intelligence Officer Written examination:

Paper I:

a. General Intelligence and 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 Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, 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.

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 History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

c. Numerical Ability:

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 computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & 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 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.

c. 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 matriculation/10th Standard.

Paper- II

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. (The standard of the questions will be Higher Secondary 10+2

Best of Luck for your exam.

Previous Year Question Paper:

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