The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is responsible for recruitment to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).  Given below is the complete and detailed syllabus for the Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF Examination 2020. Candidates may note that questions in both the stages of the paper will include topics from the specified syllabus only.

  1. Analogies, similarities and differences
  2. Judgement
  3. Spatial orientation
  4. Space visualisation
  5. Problem solving
  6. Discrimination
  7. Relationship concepts
  8. Decision making
  9. Visual memory
  10. Analysis
  11. Arithmetic number series
  12. Observation
  13. Syllogistic reasoning
  14. Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  15. Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  16. Semantic Classification
  17. Coding and decoding
  18. Symbolic/ Number Classification
  19. Statement conclusion
  20. Non-verbal series
  21. Semantic Series
  22. Semantic Analogy
  23. Drawing inferences
  24. Figural Analogy
  25. Semantic Classification
  26. Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  27. Figural Classification
  28. Space Orientation
  29. Number Series
  30. Symbolic Operations
  31. Problem Solving
  32. Venn Diagrams
  33. Word Building
  34. Date & city matching
  35. Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers
  36.  Embedded Figures
  37. Numerical Operations
  38. Coding & decoding
  39. Figural Series
  40. Trends
  41. Emotional Intelligence
  42. Space Visualisation
  43. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  44. Indexing Address matching
  45. Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding, and classification
  46. Critical thinking
  47. Social Intelligence
  1. This section will contain questions that assess the general awareness of the candidate with regard to the environment, its surroundings and its application to society.  The questions will be designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect. It will also include questions from History, Geography, Culture, General Polity,  Economic Scene, Scientific Research, Indian Constitution, etc.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude: The section will include questions that will assess the ability of candidates to use numbers appropriately. It will include:
    1. Whole numbers
    2. Averages
    3. Percentage
    4. Ratio and Proportion
    5. Square roots
    6. Decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers
    7. Discount
    8. Interest
    9. Profit & Loss
    10. Time & work
    11. Graphs of Linear Equations
    12. Mixture and Alligation
    13. Partnership Business
    14. Time and distance
    15. Congruence and similarity of triangles
    16. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds
    17. Right Prism
    18. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
    19. Regular Polygons
    20. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
    21. Right Circular Cylinder
    22. Quadrilaterals
    23. Triangle
    24. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
    25. Circle
    26. Hemispheres
    27. Right Circular Cone
    28. Degree and Radian Measures
    29. Sphere
    30. Complementary angles
    31. Rectangular Parallelepiped
    32. Heights and Distances
    33. Trigonometric ratio
    34. Frequency polygon
    35. Standard Identities
    36. Histogram
    37. Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • English Language and Comprehension: Questions in this section will focus on the candidate’s understanding of the English language. It will be based on error recognition, Spellings, fill in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles, etc. ), Vocabulary, Sentence Structure,  Grammar, Synonyms, Sentence Completion, Antonyms, comprehension, Phrases and Idiomatic use of words, among others.

Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET):

S. No.  Category of candidatesHeight (in cm)Chest (in cm) UnexpandedChest (in cm) Expanded
i)Male candidates except those listed at S No (ii) and (iii)1708085
ii)Candidates belonging to Hilly areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim.1658085
iii)All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes162.57782
iv)Female candidates except those listed at S No (v) and (vi)157
v)Female candidates belonging to Hilly areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim155
vi)All female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes154
  • Weight: In proportion with height (for all posts)
  • Physical Endurance Test (PET) (for all posts)
    1. For male candidates:
      1. 100 metre race in 16 seconds
      2. 1.6 Km-race in 6.5 minutes
      3. Long jump: 3.65 metre in 3 chances
      4. Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metre in 3 chances
      5. High Jump : 1.2 metre in 3 chances
  • For female candidates:
    1. 100 metre race in 18 seconds
    2. 800 metre race in 4 minutes
    3. Long jump: 2.7 metres in 3 chances
    4. High jump: 0.9 m in 3 chances
  1. No minimum requirements for chest measurements for female candidates.
  2. Height and chest relaxation will be permissible only as per the specified guidelines, provided the candidate submits the required certificate issued by the competent authorities of the district wherever he/she resides.
  3. The physical criteria (height/chest) relaxation provided at the time of initial appointment in Delhi Police would stay in effect until the individual involved leaves the force.
  4. Candidates who are disqualified in physical standards, such as height and chest, may appeal to the appellate authority on the PET/ PST ground if they so wish. The appellate authority’s decision will be final, and no further entreaty in this regard will be considered.
  5. PST/ PET will not carry marks but will serve as a qualifying/elimination tool.
  6. PET is not required for ex-servicemen applying for these positions. However, all Ex-Servicemen must clear the written tests and meet the prescribed physical requirements. They must also meet the requisite medical requirements for direct recruits.


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