SSC CPO SI Written examination consists of:
Paper I: General Studies
a. General Intelligence and Reasoning
It would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities, and differences, space visualization problem solving analysis judgment, decision making visual memory discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning verbal and figure classification arithmetical number series non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidates’ ability to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.
b. General Knowledge and General Awareness
Questions will be aimed to test the candidate’s 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 observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, economic scene, General polity and scientific research.
c. Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude
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 relationship between numbers, decimals and fractions, and relationships between numbers, It will test sense of order of magnitude, estimation or prediction for the solution to real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedure to find answers.
Paper II English language and Comprehension
The candidates will be mainly tested in:
- Simple and plain use of English Language and clarity of expression.
- Effective Communication skill in English with due economy of words.