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  • Last Modified 24-08-2022
  • Written By anshul
  • Last Modified 24-08-2022

SSC CPO FAQs 2022: Most Asked Questions & Their Answers

SSC CPO FAQs 2022: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC CPO official notification on their official website. The online application form process for SSC CPO started on August 10, 2022, and aspirants can apply till August 30, 2022. As per the official notification, the SSC CPO exam will be conducted in November 2022, and the admit card release date is yet to be announced by the conducting body.

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Candidates who are interested in applying for the exam often have many queries and doubts regarding the SSC CPO recruitment process. This article has provided the most frequently and commonly asked question about the exam, which will help candidates to clarify their doubts and queries. Read on to know more.

SSC CPO 2022 Exam Overview

Before going into the details about SSC CPO FAQs, let us have a look at the SSC CPO exam overview which is tabulated below:

Exam NameStaff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation (SSC CPO)
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
PostsSub-Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub Inspector in Delhi Police
Sub-Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)
Level of ExamNational Level
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModePaper I – Computer-Based Test (Online)
Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Physical Standard Test (PST) (Offline)
Paper II – Descriptive
No. of VacancyYet to be announced

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SSC CPO Examination Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Please find the most asked questions regarding SSC CPO examination below:

Q. What is the online date for applying for the SSC CPO Exam 2022?

A. The official notification was released on August 10, 2022. Candidates are advised to the official website to view the notification and get all the information related to the exam.

Q. What is the salary for SSC CPO Posts?

A. The salary for SSC CPO varies from post to post. The basic salary for an SI comes under the bracket of Rs 9300 – Rs 34800.

Q. What is the minimum eligibility for SSC CPO Examination 2022?

A. Candidates need to have graduation from a recognized college/university and must be under the age of 25 to apply for SSC CPO.

Q. What is age relaxation for General Category in SSC CPO 2022?

A. The age relaxation for General Category for SSC CPO is 5 (Five) years.

Q. What is the examination date for SSC CPO 2022?

A. The SSC CPO 2022 Examination is expected to be conducted in the month of November.

Q. What is the selection procedure for SSC CPO 2022?

A. The SSC CPO 2022 selection will be in two phases.
Phase I: Online exam + Physical Test
Phase II: It will also be an online exam. Those who qualify the Paper I will be eligible   for Paper II.

Q. What is the total number of vacancies under the SSC CPO Examination?

A. The correct vacancy detail will come in the official notification PDF that will be released on the official website. As per the previous year, the total vacancies were 1500+ for SSC CPO.

Q. Will there be any marks assigned for PET/PST?

A. No, there will be no marks assigned for PET/PST.

Q. Can I apply for the SSC CPO Examination 2022 now?

A. No, the application will be released in August 2022 to apply for all the aspirants.

Q. What are the subjects needed to be covered for the preparation of SSC CPO 2022 Examination?

A. For SSC CPO Preparation candidates must study the following subjects in Paper I

SSC CPO Sections/SubjectsMarksDuration
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Knowledge & Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension
50 Each02 hours Total

For SSC CPO Preparation candidates must study the following subjects in Paper II

CPO Paper II SubjectMarksDuration
English Language & Comprehension20002 hours

Q. What sections need to be covered for the preparation for the SSC CPO Examination 2022?

A. There will be four sections in SSC CPO 2022 Examination: General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness.

Q. What are the important books to prepare for the SSC CPO 2022 Examination?

A. Candidates should keep the following books handy for a detailed SSC CPO Preparation:

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General Awareness:
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Manorama Yearbook
GS Set For General Competition by KD Campus
Quantitative Aptitude:
Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (RS Aggarwal)
Arithmetics For General Competition i.e. both the volumes (1& 2) by Neetu Singh
General Intelligence & Reasoning:
Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal
Reasoning For General Competition by KD Campus
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical by Indu Sijwali and  BS Sijwali.
English Comprehension:
Objective General English by SP Bakshi
Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
A mirror of Common Errors by AK Singh
Plinth To Paramount by KD Campus
English For General Competition by Neetu Singh
Word Power Made Easy
One Word Substitution by Kiran

Q. How can I obtain maximum marks in the SSC CPO Examination?
A. Candidates should utilise their time properly to prepare and cover most of the syllabus. Also, make sure to practice sample papers and mock tests regularly.

Q. Is it easy to clear the SSC CPO Examination?
A. SSC CPO is undoubtedly one of the most competitive examinations held nationally. Candidates must prepare with full dedication and in a more structured way. To obtain maximum marks, candidates should cover the entire syllabus in time and practice test papers to build confidence.

Q. Which book is best to prepare for the SSC CPO Examination?
A. For General Awareness, go for Lucent’s General Knowledge Book. For Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning book by MK Pandey is the best. For English Section, go for objective general English by SP Bakshi and RS Agarwal and for Quantitative Aptitude Arihant’s Book is most preferable. 

Q. Which exam is better? SSC CPO or SSC CGL?
A. Both the exams are equally better. You can opt for SSC CPO if you want to serve the nation and for a desk job SSC CGL is preferable. 

Q. Which is the most important subject to cover for the SSC CPO Examination?
A. General Awareness and General Knowledge are the two most important subjects with respect to the SSC CPO Exam.

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