SSC CPO Syllabus 2020


SSC CPO Syllabus 2020: The Staff Selection Commission has released SSC CPO Recruitment 2020 notification on 17/06/2020 for 1703 posts. The Commission has also released the Syllabus and exam pattern for the CPO exam (Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs).  Candidates preparing for the CPO exam can check the complete syllabus and exam pattern here. The SSC CPO Syllabus & Exam Pattern are posted here for easy reference of aspirants. So candidates can refer our page to download the latest SSC CPO Syllabus.

SSC CPO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020:

Aspirants should go through the exam pattern before they start their preparation. It is more understandable when candidates refer the exam pattern before viewing the syllabus. Also the selection process of SSC CPO exam given below.

Selection Procedure:

SSC CPO selection involves three steps as follows.

  • Paper-I – Online Exam (involves Multiple choice questions).
  • Physical Standard Test / Medical Standard Test.
  • Paper-II – Online Exam (involves Multiple choice questions)

SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Pattern 2020:

Paper-I exam is scheduled to be conducted from 29/09/2020 to 05/10/2020. SSC CPO Paper-I exam consists of 4 sections General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension. A total of 200 questions each question carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer 0.25 get reduced.

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
General Knowledge & General
50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50

SSC CPO Paper-I Syllabus 2020:

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

General Intelligence & Reasoning syllabus is listed below. Candidates can also check the official CPO syllabus topics 2020 PDF here.

S. No Syllabus
1 Analogies
2 Similarities
3 Differences
Space Visualization
Spatial Orientation
6 Problem-Solving
7 Analysis
8 Judgment
9 Decision Making
10 Visual Memory
11 Discrimination
12 Observation
Relationship Concepts
Arithmetical Reasoning
Figural Classification
Arithmetic Number Series
17 Non-Verbal Series
Coding and Decoding
Statement Conclusion
Syllogistic Reasoning

General Knowledge & General Awareness:

S. No Syllabus
1 Current Affairs
India and its neighboring countries
3 History
4 Culture
5 Geography
6 Economic Scene
7 General Polity
Indian Constitution
9 scientific
10 Research

Quantitative Aptitude:

S. No Topics
Mixture Problems
Ratio Proportions
Number Systems
4 Simplification
5 Algebra
6 Profit and Loss
7 Percentage
8 Average
9 Time and work
Speed, Time and Distance
11 Mensuration
12 Simple Interest
13 Trigonometry
14 Geometry
Data Interpretations

English Comprehension:

Candidates will be tested on their basic comprehension and writing ability.

S. No Syllabus
Reading Comprehension
2 Grammar
3 Vocabulary
4 Verbal Ability
Active and Passive Voice
7 Para Jumbles
Fill in the Blanks
Error Correction

Physical Standard Test / Medical Standard Test:

PST involves height and weight checking, chest measurement etc. Candidates qualified in the physical test will be allowed to attend the paper-II exam.

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

Physical Endurance Test:

For male candidates:

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

For female candidates:

  • 100 metre race in 18 seconds
  • 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metre in 3 chances.

SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Pattern 2020:

Candidates qualified in the Physical Standard Test / Medical Standard Test can refer the SSC CPO Paper-II exam pattern. This paper consists of only one section i.e. English Language and Comprehension. The exam will have only objective type questions. The Paper-II is conducted for 200 marks with a duration of 2 hours. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Subject Questions Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension
200 200 02 hours

SSC CPO Paper-II Syllabus 2020:

S. No Syllabus
1 Error recognition
filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc)
3 Sentence Structure
4 Synonyms
5 Antonyms
Sentence Completion
Phrases and Idiomatic use of words
8 comprehension

Download SSC CPO 2020 Syllabus PDF  

Important Links for SSC CPO Exam 2020:

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For SSC CPO recruitment Notification 2020 Click here

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