SSC CPO 2020 exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CPO 2020 exam Pattern and Syllabus: Here we are providing the complete exam pattern and syllabus for the recruitment of SSC CPO 2020.

SSC CPO 2020 exam Pattern and Syllabus:

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the most awaited SSC CPO 2020 Notification for the post of Sub Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) with total post of 1564. Here we are providing the complete SSC CPO Exam pattern and Syllabus. Candidates who have interested to apply in SSC CPO 2020 can check the SSC CPO Exam Pattern and Syllabus here in this post. 

SSC CPO 2020 Selection Process:

The selection process to get recruited via SSC CPO 2020 exam consists of 4 stages as given below:

  1. SSC CPO Paper I
  3. SSC CPO Paper 2
  4. SSC CPO Medical Examination

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam pattern:

The exam pattern for the first stage i.e. Paper 1 comprises of 4 sections with 50 questions each. The total marks allotted are 200. The time given to the candidates would be 2 hours.


Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration/ Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50


   Two Hours

General Knowledge and General Awareness

50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50


English Comprehension



  • The questions are Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • 25 marks to be deducted for each incorrect answer marked.

SSC CPO 2020 Physical Standard Test (Pst) Is Mandatory For The Posts:


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

SSC CPO 2020 Paper-2:

  • The total time duration of the exam is of 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.
  • The total number of questions asked will be around 200 and the maximum marks for Paper-2 will be 200
  • The test will be of English Language and Comprehension conducted online.
Subject Maximum Marks /Questions Duration and timing

English language & Comprehension

200 marks/200 questions

       Two Hours

  • The questions will be of Objective MCQ type
  • 25 marks to be deducted for each incorrect answer.

SSC CPO 2020 Syllabus 2020:

SSC CPO 2020 Syllabus for two written examinations conducted online-

  • Paper-1
  • Paper-2

SSC CPO 2020 Paper-1 Syllabus:

General Reasoning General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
(i) Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Percentage Reading Comprehension
(ii) Syllogism Awards and Honors Ratio and Percentage Grammar
(iii) Circular Seating Arrangement Books and Authors Data Interpretation Vocabulary
(iv) Linear Seating Arrangement Sports Mensuration and Geometry Verbal Ability
(v) Double Lineup Entertainment Quadratic Equation Synonyms-Antonyms
(vi) Scheduling Obituaries Interest Active and Passive Voice
(vii) Input Output Important Dates Problems of Ages Para Jumbles
(viii) Blood Relations Scientific Research Profit and Loss Fill in the Blanks
(ix) Directions and Distances Number Series Error Correction
(x) Ordering and Ranking Speed, Distance and Time
(xi) Data Sufficiency Time and Work
(xii) Coding and Decoding Number System
(xiii) Code Inequalities Data Sufficiency

SSC CPO Paper 2 Syllabus:

Section Syllabus
(i) English Language and Comprehension
  • ·  Error Recognition
  • ·  Fill in the Blanks
  • ·  Vocabulary
  • ·  Spellings
  • ·  Grammar
  • ·  Sentence Structure
  • ·  Synonyms
  • ·  Antonyms
  • ·  Sentence Completion
  • ·  Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words
  • ·  Comprehension

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