July 11, 2020


SSC CPO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The SSC CPO exam will take place in 2 stages – Paper I and Paper II. After you qualify both the Papers, you will need to go through a mandatory Physical Endurance Test before you are conducted. But your selection will be based on SSC CPO Paper I & II.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper I

Part Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
B General Knowledge 50 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English Comprehension 50 50

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper II

Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts A, B and C of Paper I.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.
You are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
The Commission may fix qualifying marks in Paper-II later, but as of now, it is just of qualifying nature.
You may also note that as per the official notification of SSC, it has the right to add additional stages to the selection process.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit:
Minimum Age: 20 years
Maximum Age: 25 years
The crucial date of age-limit will be calculated with reference to 01-08-2018.
Educational qualification:
A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree From a Recognised University Or Equivalent.

Eye sight:

The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction 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.

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

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.

SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2018

Paper-1 of SSC CPO 2018 Exam will have 4 major sections namely:

General Reasoning
General Knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension.

Paper-2 of this exam will have 200 marks English Comprehensive Test.