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SSC CPO Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1 & Paper 2: Check Subject-wise Topics


SSC CPO Syllabus 2023: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) prescribes the SSC CPO syllabus in the official notification. Aspirants who wish to ace the SSC CPO exam 2023 must check the syllabus. Moreover, they can check the syllabus online on the official website, i.e., ssc.nic.in. We have also updated the detailed syllabus on this page to help candidates get familiar with the exam topics.

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General Knowledge and General AwarenessPractice General Intelligence and Reasoning Exam Questions
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English ComprehensionPractice English Comprehension Exam Questions

*Steps to practice exam questions are mentioned below in this article.

Candidates aspiring to ace the exam must go through the syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Knowing the syllabus will help them understand which topics to cover to score good marks on the exam. Additionally, if they check the exam pattern and know the marking scheme, they can make a well-planned preparation strategy. Read on to find out more!

Subject-wise SSC CPO Syllabus 2023

There are many stages in the SSC CPO selection process, namely Paper 1, PST/PET, Paper 2, and Medical Exam. SSC CPO Paper 1 consists of four subjects, i.e.,

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

On the other hand, SSC CPO Paper 2 has only one subject, i.e., English language & Comprehension. Aspirants can check the paper-wise exam pattern below:

SSC CPO Paper 1 Exam Pattern:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Knowledge5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050

SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language and Comprehension200200

Important Points:

  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 have objective-type multiple-choice questions.
  • Except for the English Language section, all other three sections of Paper 1 is in both English and Hindi.
  • There is a penalty for wrong answers, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
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  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job”.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “SSC” from the dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “SSC CPO Paper I/SSC CPO Tier II” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any SSC CPO Paper 1 subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

SSC CPO Paper 1 Syllabus 2023

The SSC CPO Paper 1 exam has four sections. Furthermore, the exam comprises 200 MCQs for 200 marks. Candidates can check the subject-wise syllabus for SSC CPO Paper 1 here.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Aspirants can check topics for Quantitative Aptitude below:

SimplificationHeights and Distances
Simple and Compound InterestRegular Polygons
Ratio and ProportionRight Prism
Square RootsRight Circular Cone
SurdsRight Circular Cylinder
Profit and LossSphere
Time and DistanceHemispheres
Time and WorkRectangular Parallelopiped
PartnershipRegular Right Pyramid with Triangular or Square Base
Mixture and AllegationTrigonometric Ratio
Graphs of Linear EquationsDegree and Radian Measures
Triangle and its Various Kinds of Centres, Congruence and Similarity of TrianglesComplementary Angles
Circle and its Chords, Tangents, Angles Subtended by Chords of a Circle, Common Tangents to Two or More CirclesData Analysis and Interpretation – Pie Chart, Bar Diagram, etc.

English Comprehension Syllabus

Find important topics for the English Comprehension sections below:

Reading ComprehensionGrammar
VocabularyVerbal Ability
Active and Passive VoicePara Jumbles
Fill in the BlanksError Correction

General Awareness Syllabus

Candidates can check topics for General Awareness below:

HistoryIndian Constitution
GeographyScience and Technology
EconomicsSports and Games
CultureQuestions Relating to India and its Neighboring Countries
General PolityCurrent Affairs

General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

Find important topics for General Intelligence and Reasoning below:

SyllogismCoding and Decoding
Circular and Linear Seating ArrangementsNumber Series
ClassificationArithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
Spatial OrientationStatement-Argument
Space VisualizationVenn Diagram
Decision MakingNumerical Operations
Problem SolvingSymbolic Operations
Distance and DirectionsAddress Matching, Date, and City Matching
Relationship ConceptsFigural Pattern

SSC CPO Paper 2 Syllabus 2023

The SSC CPO Tier 2 exam has one section, i.e., English Language and Comprehension. Aspirants can check topics for English Language and Comprehension in the table below:

Error SpottingSentence Structure – Subject Verb Agreement
Vocabulary – Antonyms and SynonymsPhrases and Idioms
SpellingsSentence Completion
Fill in the GapsBasic English Grammar – Parts of Speech, Voice Change, Direct and Indirect Speech, etc.
Cloze TestsComprehension Reading

SSC CPO Important Topics

There are some topics that are asked more frequently in the SSC CPO exam. That is why candidates must learn and practice those questions properly to increase their chances of clearing the exam. Check some of the important topics below:

SSC CPO Important Topics
Arithmetic Analytical Reasoning
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Spotting Errors
Sentence Improvement Vocabulary
Polity Banking Awareness
Economy National And International Affairs

SSC CPO Physical Standard Test

Find details of the SSC CPO PST round for all posts below:

CategoryHeightChest (Unexpanded/Expanded)
Male (General)170 cm80/85 cm
Male candidates belonging to hilly regions and areas of J and K, North East, and Sikkim165 cm80/85 cm
Male Scheduled Tribes162.5 cm77/82 cm
Female (General)157 cm
Female candidates belonging to hilly regions and areas of J and K, North East, and Sikkim155 cm
Female Scheduled Tribes154 cm

Note: Both Male and Female candidates must qualify for the PET test. 

SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test

Aspirants can check the details of SSC CPO PET for all posts below:

GenderPET Details
Male Candidates100-meter race in 16 seconds
1.6 km race in 6.5 minutes
Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 3 chances
High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
Shot put (16 lbs): 4.5 meters in 3 chance
Female Candidates100-meter race in 18 seconds
800-meter race in 4 minutes
Long Jump: 2.7 meters in 3 chances
High Jump: 0.9 meters in 3 chances

SSC CPO Medical Examination

Candidates who pass the Paper-2 must undergo a medical examination by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs. Besides this, candidates who are declared unfit can appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed 15 days. Check the following key points of the SSC CPO medical examination mentioned below:

  • 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.
  • The candidate should not have a knock knee, flat foot, varicose veins or squint eyes.
  • Candidates should be healthy and from any physical defects.
  • 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 Document Verification

All the qualified candidates are required to appear for the Document verification and photocopies and original documents. Candidates should carry two passport size recent colour photographs and one original ID proof during document verification. The documents to be carried are as follows:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Government School/ College ID Card.
  • Any other Photo bearing ID Card issued by the Central/ State Govt
  • Matriculation/ Secondary Certificate
  • Educational Qualification Certificate
  • Caste/ Category Certificate, if the candidate belongs to reserved categories

Also, check:

SSC CPO Paper 1 Details InfoSSC CPO Exam Date
SSC CPO Tier 2 Detailed InfoSSC CPO Exam Pattern
SSC CPO ResultCut-off of SSC CPO
Salary of SSC CPOSSC CPO Preparation Tips
SSC CPO Admit CardSSC CPO Previous Year Papers

FAQs on SSC CPO Syllabus 2023

Let us take a look at a few frequently asked questions related to the SSC CPO exam topics:

Q: Where to check the SSC CPO syllabus?

Ans: Candidates can check the detailed syllabus for SCS CPO Paper 1 and Paper 2 in this article.

Q: How many subjects are in SSC CPO Paper 1?

Ans: There are four subjects in SSC CPO Paper 1, i.e., General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.

Q: Which topics are important for Quantitative Aptitude?

Ans: Important topics for Quant are Simplification, Average, Percentage, Interest, Profit and Loss, Time & Distance, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Mixture & Allegation, etc.

Q: From which topics questions are asked in the General Intelligence and Reasoning sections?

Ans: Topics for General Intelligence and Reasoning are Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Analogies, Classification, Venn Diagram, Distance & Directions, Relationship, etc.

Q: Is there a negative marking in the SSC CPO exam?

Ans: Yes. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

We hope this detailed article on the SSC CPO syllabus and exam pattern has provided you with all the information you were searching for.

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