Staff Selection Commission
Constables (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF & Rifleman (GD) in Assam
:: Syllabus ::
Written Examination Syllabus:
The Commission will conduct written examination of candidates
qualified in PST/PET in both online and off-line mode. The candidates will have
to opt for On-line or Off-line mode of Examination in the application form.
Though the Commission will endeavour to accommodate the candidates in centres
opted by him / her, it may combine the centres or divert the candidates to other
centres, depending on administrative convenience. The written examination will
consist of one objective type paper containing 100 questions carrying 100 marks,
with the following composition -
Number of Questions
||General Intelligence and Reasoning
||General Knowledge and General Awareness
All questions will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. For
Off-line Examination, Questions will be set bilingually in Hindi and English/
Trilingually in English and Hindi/Kashmiri (Urdu Script for J&K),
Marathi(Maharashtra), Gujarati(Gujarat), Malayalam(Kerala), Kannada(Karnataka),
Telegu (Andhra Pradesh),Tamil (Tamil Nadu), Oriya(Odisha), Bengali(West Bengal
and Tripura), Punjabi (Gurmukhi script for Punjab),Assamese (Assam & Arunachal
Pradesh),Manipuri(Manipur) and Mizo(Mizoram). Accordingly the paper can be
answered in any of these languages in Parts A, B and C. Candidates are required
to attempt either Hindi or English section of Part „D‟ of the question paper.
For On-line Examination Questions will be in English and Hindi only.
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: Analytical aptitude and
ability to observe and distinguish patterns will be tested through questions
principally of non-verbal type. This component may include questions on
similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, visual
memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical
reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal
series, coding and decoding, etc.
B. General Knowledge and General Awareness: Questions in this
component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the
environment around him. 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 neighboring 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.
C. Elementary Mathematics: This paper will include questions
on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals
and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical
operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and
Loss, Discount, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work,
D. English/Hindi: Candidates‟ ability to understand basic English/ Hindi, his
basic comprehension would be tested.
The questions in all the above components will be of Matriculation level.