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SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2022: Check Paper I & II Pattern


SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2022: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the SSC CPO exam pattern on its official website. A thorough understanding of the SSC CPO syllabus will also help candidates focus on important topics and prepare effectively for the exam. Scroll down to know the detailed information on the SSC CPO exam pattern and create a strategy to ace the exam.

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The SSC CPO recruitment is conducted to fill the posts of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistance Sub-Inspector in CISF. Candidates willing to take up the SSC CPO 2022 exam must check this article to get an idea about the SSC CPO syllabus, exam pattern, selection process and more.

SSC CPO Pattern Overview

The SSC CPO recruitment is expected to be released by the Staff Selection Commission soon. Before getting into the details of the SSC CPO exam pattern, let’s have an overview of the exam:

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Name of the ExamSSC CPO 2022
Name of the PostsSI, ASI
Expected Number of VacanciesTo be updated
Application ModeOnline
Eligibility CriteriaGraduate in any Discipline
Exam TypeNational-Level
Exam StagesWritten Examination – Paper-I (Tier-I)
Physical Standard Test/ Physical Endurance Test
Written Examination – Paper-II (Tier-II)
Medical Test followed by Document Verification
Exam ModeOffline
Official Websitessc.nic.in

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SSC CPO Selection Procedure

Let us now look into the selection process of SSC CPO. The recruitment of SI and ASI involves the following steps:

  1. Written Examination – Paper-I (Tier-I)
  2. Physical Standard Test/ Physical Endurance Test
  3. Written Examination – Paper-II (Tier-II)
  4. Medical Examination Test
  5. Document Verification
  6. Final selection

The detailed selection procedure of the SSC CPO Exam is as follows:

  • Candidates shortlisted based on the performance in Paper-I of the exam will be eligible to appear for the Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET).
  • Candidates who qualify in the PET/ PST exam will be allowed to appear for the Paper-II of the exam.
  • However, the PET/ PST exam is only qualifying in nature. Based on their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for the Medical examination.
  • Only selected candidates who qualify for the Medical exam will be called for document verification. 
  • The final selection of candidates will be made based on the aggregate marks secured by candidates in Paper-I and Paper-II of the SSC CPO exam 2022.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

Candidates must know the SSC CPO Exam Pattern of all the stages before starting their preparation for the upcoming exams.

SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO exam pattern for Paper-I, i.e. the different sections of the paper, the total number of questions and maximum marks in each section are tabulated below.

SectionsNumber of Questions/ Maximum Marks
Quantitative Aptitude50/50
English Comprehension50/50
General Intelligence and Reasoning50/50
General Awareness50/50

The time duration for SSC CPO Paper-I is 2 hours.

SSC CPO PET/ PST Exam Pattern

Check the detailed information about SSC CPO PET/PST in the section below.

Physical Standard Test (for all Posts and both male and female)

CategoryHeightChest (Unexpanded/Expanded)
Male (General)17080/85
Male Candidates belonging to Hilly regions and areas of J and K, North East and Sikkim16580/85
Male Scheduled Tribes162.577/82
Female (General)157
Female candidates belonging to Hilly regions and areas of and K, North East and Sikkim155
Male Scheduled Tribes154

Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts)

Male Candidates100-metre race in 16 seconds
1.6 km 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 chance
Female Candidates100-metre race in 18 seconds
800-metre race in 4 minutes
Long Jump: 2.7 metres in 3 chances
High Jump: 0.9 metres in 3 chances.

SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO exam pattern for Tier-II is tabulated below:

SubjectNumber of Questions / Maximum Marks
English Language and Comprehension 200/200

The total time for the SSC CPO Tier-II exam is 2 hours.

  1. Both Paper-I and Paper-II will have objective questions of Multiple Choice Type.
  2. Except for the English Language section, all other three sections will be available in both English and Hindi.
  3. There is a penalty for wrong answers in the SSC CPO exam. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC CPO Medical Test

Candidates who clear Paper-II must undergo a detailed medical examination (DME) by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs. Besides this, candidates who are declared unfit can appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time frame. Check the following points of the SSC CPO medical examination below:

  1. The minimum eyesight should be N6 and the minimum distant vision should be 6/6 of both eyes without any corrections in terms of wearing glasses or surgery.
  2. The candidate should not have a knock knee, flat foot, varicose veins or squint eyes.
  3. Candidates should be healthy and free from any physical defects.
  4. Candidates will be asked to perform activities like Jumping over the vertical boards, holding the rope on jumping from the board, Tarzan swing, jumping on the horizontal board, parallel rope, monkey crawl and vertical rope.

SSC CPO Syllabus

Candidates can check the SSC CPO Detailed Syllabus for the different sections from the table below.

SSC CPO Paper-I Syllabus

SSC CPO Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning
AnalogiesCoding and Decoding
ClassificationStatement – Conclusion
Space VisualizationSyllogism
Spatial OrientationNumerical Operations
Problem SolvingSymbolic Operations
Judgement and Decision MakingVenn Diagrams
Visual MemoryWord Building
Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural ClassificationTests of Emotional and Social Intelligence
Number Series
SSC CPO Syllabus for General Knowledge and General Awareness
Questions Relating to India and its Neighbouring CountriesGeneral Polity
HistoryIndian Constitution
CultureScientific Research
GeographyCurrent Affairs
SSC CPO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
Ratio and ProportionTime and Distance
Square RootsTime and Work
AveragesElementary Surds
Simple and Compound InterestGraphs of Linear Equations
Profit and LossGeometry and Mensuration
PartnershipData Analysis and Interpretation
SSC CPO Syllabus for English Comprehension
Error RecognitionSynonyms
Fill in the BlanksAntonyms
VocabularySentence Completion
SpellingsPhrases and Idiomatic Use of Words
GrammarBasic Comprehension
Sentence StructureWriting Ability

SSC CPO Paper-II Syllabus

SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension

Error SpottingSentence Structure
Fill in the Blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles, etc.)Synonyms and Antonyms
VocabularySentence Completion
SpellingsPhrases and Idioms
Basic English GrammarComprehension

SSC CPO Important Points

  1. Marks scored by candidates in CBT will be normalised by using the formula published by the Commission.
  2. National Cadet Corps (NCC) candidates (as of January 01, 2022) will be given bonus marks.

Check the table below to understand the bonus marks in each paper for NCC candidates.

NCC Certificate TypeBonus Marks in Paper-I and II
NCC “A‟ Certificate4 marks (2% of the maximum marks)
NCC “B” Certificate6 marks (3% of the maximum marks)
NCC “C” Certificate10 marks (5% of the maximum marks)

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FAQs on SSC CPO Exam Pattern

The following are some of the most common doubts asked by SSC CPO aspirants.

Q.1: How many subjects are there in SSC CPO 2022 Tier-I exam?
There are 4 subjects in SSC CPO Tier-I (Paper-1) exam, i.e. General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

Q.2: How many questions will be asked in the Tier-I exam of SSC CPO?
Ans: There will be 50 questions in each section of the Tier-I exam. A total of 200 questions will be asked in Paper-1.

Q.3: How many rounds are there in SSC CPO 2022 exam?
Ans: There are 3 rounds – Paper 1, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), and Paper 2 followed by document verification.

Q.4: Which are the subject I need to study for SSC CPO 2022 exam?
Ans: Candidates need to study four subjects for Paper-I (General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension) exam and one subject for Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension).

Q.5: Where can I get the complete SSC CPO 2022 syllabus?
Ans: SSC CPO syllabus will be available on the official website. Candidates can check this article to get the direct link to download the SSC CPO detailed syllabus.

Also, check,

SSC CPO Exam AnalysisSSC CPO Tier-II
SSC CPO Exam PatternSSC CPO Syllabus
SSC CPO Cut-off

We hope this detailed article on the SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2022 has provided you with all the information about the exam pattern and syllabus. Stay tuned to Embibe to get the latest updates on SSC CPO Exam 2022.

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