SSC CPO Exam 2020 will be held in the month of June. At this point in time, you should be aware of the SSC CPO Exam pattern and the latest syllabus. Also, go through our list of recommended books, which have been compiled keeping in mind the choice of successful CPO aspirants from the past. The SSC CPO exam will last for a week. This means that around ten and fifteen lakh candidates are expected to appear for it. This exam has long been awaited. So give your very best to be a part of India’s most prestigious security wings.

SSC CPO Exam 2021 – Check Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Best Books For SSC CPO Exam

Staff Selection Commission has recently conducted the notification for the recruitment of Sub-Inspector & Assistant Sub-Inspector Posts. This time they had announced totally 1,330 vacancies. A lot of candidates have applied and attended the recruitment drive. The phase I written exam was held from 29th September to 1st October 2020 & 5th October 2020 (CBE)Candidates those who qualified the phase I exam are eagerly waiting for the Physical round. The PET/PST will be held on 1st March 2021Now the officials have released the SSC CPO SI/ASI Physical Test Date 2019 in their official site. Here we have provided the direct link to check your respective exam date.

SSC CPO Exam Dates 2020

SSC CPO Notification Release Date 17th June 2020
SSC CPO Online Application Starts from 17th June 2020
Closing date for receipt of application 16th July 2020
Admit Card for CPO Paper-1 September 2020
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 29th September to 1st October 2020 & 5th October 2020 (CBE)
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date 1st March 2021

SSC CPO Exam Scheme 2020


SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper I

Part Section
A General Intelligence and Reasoning
B General Knowledge and General Awareness
C Quantitative Aptitude
D English Comprehension

SSC CPO Exam Section Wise Questions, Marks & Duration

Section No. of Question & Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 & 50
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 & 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 & 50
English Comprehension 50 & 50

The total duration of the exam is 2 hours i.e 120 minutes

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper II

Section No. of Questions & Marks
English language & Comprehension 200 & 200

The total duration of the exam is 2 hours i.e 120 minutes

Negative Marking in SSC CPO Exam 2020

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer in both Paper-I and Paper-II under SSC CPO exam 2020. Candidates are, therefore, advised to be extremely careful while attempting questions. Over confidence will cost them dearly.


candidate Height Chest
Unexpanded Expanded
Male (Gen) 170 80 85
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 165 80 85
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
Female (Gen) 157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 155
Scheduled Tribes 154


Male Candidates

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Km Race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  • Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances

Female Candidates

  • 100 metre race in 18 second
  • 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances

SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test is given below:

  • Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  • Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
  • Must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes
  • Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

Latest Syllabus Prescribed Officially for SSC CPO Exam – Paper I

Analogies Similarities & Differences
Space Visualization Spatial Orientation
Problem Solving Analysis
Judgement Decision Making
Visual Memory Discrimination
Observation Blood Relations
Arithmetic Reasoning Figural Classification
Number Series Coding & Decoding
Statement & Conclusion Syllogistic Reasoning
Folding & Competition Embedded Figures
Critical Thinking Drawing Inferences
Emotional Intelligence Social Intelligence



Current Affairs from the last 6 to 12 months Events of everyday importance
India & its Neighbours Geography of India & the World
History & Culture of India Polity
Economy and World Trends Environment
General Science & Technology GK



Whole Numbers Fractions
Decimals Percentage
Ratio and Proportion Profit & Loss
Simple Interest Compound Interest
Square Root Averages
Discount Partnership Business
Mixture and Allegation Time and distance
Time & work Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds
Graphs of Linear Equations Triangle and its various kinds of centres
Congruency and similarity of triangles Circle and its chords
Tangents Angles subtended by chords of a circle
Common tangents to two or more circles Triangles
Quadrilaterals Regular Polygons
Circles Right Prism
Right Circular Cone Right Circular Cylinder
Rectangular Parallelepiped Spheres  &  Hemispheres
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base Trigonometry
Degree and Radian Measures Standard Identities
Complementary angles Heights and Distances
Histogram Frequency polygon
Bar diagram Pi Chart



The main aim of this section is to test a candidate’s grasp over basic English including his level of understanding, basic grammar and even spellings & meanings.

Latest Syllabus Prescribed Officially for SSC CPO Exam – Paper II

 Error Recognition  Fill in the Blanks
 Verbs  Preposition
 Vocabulary  Spelling
 Grammar  Sentences
 Synonyms& Antonyms  Phrases & Idioms

Only those candidates, qualified in Physical Standard Test of SSC CPO exam and found medically fit will be allowed to appear in Paper-II.

SSC CPO Exam 2019: Most Preferred Books for English 

Book Author
 Objective English  R.S Aggarwal
 High School English Grammar  Wren & Martin
 Word Power Made Easy  Norman Lewis
 Reading Comprehension  Ajay Singh

SSC CPO Exam 2019: Most Preferred Books for General Intelligence & Reasoning

Book Author
 General Intelligence & Reasoning  Kunwar Ishwar Singh Rathore
 General Intelligence & Reasoning  S Chand
 SSC Reasoning  V S Srivastava
 A New Approach to Reasoning  B.S. Sijwalii and Indu Sijwali

SSC CPO Exam 2019: Most Preferred Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Book Author
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams  R.S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT  Arun Sharma
Short Cuts in Quantitative Aptitude  Disha Experts
Study Notes for Quantitative Aptitude  Sourav Das

SSC CPO Exam 2019: Most Preferred Books for General Awareness

Book Author
 Lucent’s General Knowledge Dr. Binay Karn
 General Knowledge Manohar Pandey
 India Year Book Government of India
 Manorma Year Book Mammen Mathew


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