SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO Syllabus 2020: As the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC CPO notification 2020, know about the detailed SSC CPO syllabus of Paper-1 and Paper-2. Check out the topic wise SSC CPO 2020 Exam Syllabus.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2020 – Complete Syllabus for Paper 1 and 2

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC CPO notification 2020. The last date to apply online is 16th July 2020. SSC CPO exam has four phases that the appearing applicants must clear to get selected for various posts Central Police Organisation (CPO). SSC CPO Paper 1 exam is scheduled to be held from 29th September 2020 to 5th October 2020. The first and foremost strategy towards preparation is understanding the syllabus. Interested applicants can check the detailed SSC CPO syllabus and study according to the latest exam pattern. We are providing the complete SSC CPO syllabus with important topics to be asked in SSC CPO 2020 exam.

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Pattern For Paper I 

The Exam pattern of SSC CPO exam is as follows:

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration/ Time Allowed
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 Two Hours
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Part C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Part D English Comprehension 50 50
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts A, B and C of Paper I.
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked.

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SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper I

The SSC CPO Paper I consists of four subjects. Here we present you with the subject-wise syllabus of SSC CPO Tier 1.

SSC CPO Syllabus For General Reasoning:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Lineup
  • Scheduling
  • Input Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions and Distances
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Code Inequalities

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SSC CPO Syllabus For General Knowledge:

  • Current Affairs of National and Intentional Importance
  • Awards and Honours
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Obituaries
  • Important Dates
  • Scientific Research

SSC CPO Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Interest
  • Problems of Ages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number Series
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Number System
  • Data Sufficiency

SSC CPO Syllabus For English Comprehension:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Correction

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Physical Standard Test (PST) Is Mandatory For The Posts

Category of candidates Height (in cms) Chest (in cms )
Unexpanded Expanded
(i) For male candidates only GENERAL 170 80 85
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 165 80 85
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
(ii) For Female candidates only GENERAL 157
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 155
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe 154

Physical Efficiency(Endurance) Test(PET) ( For all posts)

Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper I would be required to appear in the Physical Endurance Test/Medical examination.

For male candidates only

  • 100 meters race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump : 3.65 metres in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chances

For female candidates only

  • 100 metres race in 18 seconds
  • 800 metres race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metres (9 feet) in 3 chances.
  • High Jump : 0.9 metres (3 feet) in 3 chances.

NoteOnly those candidates declared qualified in PET/ PST will be called for Paper – II and that the Medical Examination would be conducted subsequently.

SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper II

Subject Maximum Marks /Questions Duration and timing
English language & Comprehension 200 marks/200 questions Two Hours
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked.

SSC CPO Syllabus:  Paper-II 

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.

Medical Examination 

  • All the candidates who qualify in the PET will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary.
  • Candidates who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days.
  • Decision of Re-Medical Board/Review Medical Board will be final and no appeal/ representation against the decision of the ReMedical Board/Review Medical Board will be entertained.

Final Selection / Merit 

The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Physical Efficiency Test.

Eye sight

  • The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes i.e. without wearing of glasses.
  • The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes and they should possess high colour vision.

SSC CPO Syllabus FAQs

Q. What is SSC CPO?

SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization.

Q. What are the posts under SSC CPO?

SSC CPO posts include Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs and Sub-Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police.

Q. How many tiers are there in SSC CPO?

There are 4 stages under SSC CPO examination.

Q. Is there any interview in SSC CPO?

No, there is no interview in SSC CPO.

Q. What is the selection procedure for the SSC CPO 2020 exam?

The selection procedure includes Paper 1, Physical Test, Paper 2 and Medical examination.

Q. What are the subjects asked in SSC CPO Paper 1?

The subjects asked in SSC CPO Paper 1 include:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension