SSC CPO Tier II 2022 Exam

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  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 26-01-2023
  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 26-01-2023

About SSC CPO Tier II 2022

About Exam

SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation. SSC conducts the CPO exam at the national level to recruit eligible candidates for the Central Police Organisation (CPO). The recruitment drive comprises Tier-I and Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), followed by Tier-II, Medical Examination and Document Verification.

The SSC CPO 2022 exam is a good opportunity for anyone who wants to work as a Sub-Inspector or ASI (Executive) in the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces such as CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB. Only those candidates who clear the SSC CPO Tier-I and PET are eligible to appear in the Tier-II exam. As per the official notification, the SSC CPO Tier-II exam was held on November 9 to 11, 2022, at the designated exam centres across various cities. 

SSC CPO Tier II Exam Summary 2022


SSC conducted SSC CPO 2022 to recruit candidates for the posts of sub-inspector in the Delhi Police, Sub-inspector in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Assistant sub-inspector in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), inspector, and sub-inspector in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

SSC annually administers the CPO exam. The SSC CPO examination is divided into four stages:

  • SSC CPO Paper 1
  • Physical Education Test (PET) or Physical Standards Test (PST)
  • SSC CPO Paper 2
  • Medical examination

Both SSC CPO paper 1 and SSC CPO paper 2 are administered online. Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 consist entirely of multiple-choice questions.

SSC CPO Tier II Latest Update

Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO Tier II objection window was available from November 16 to 20, 2022. Check the direct link to download the SSC CPO Tier II answer key.

SSC CPO Tier II Important Dates 2022

Exam Syllabus

The important dates for important events under the SSC CPO Tier-II are given below in the table:

Exam Particulars Dates
SSC CPO Tier-II Exam November 9 to 11, 2022
Answer Key Release Date November 16, 2022
Objections to Answer Key Dates November 16 to 2022
SSC CPO Tier II Result December 2022 (tentatively)

SSC CPO Tier II Vacancy 2022

Study Plan to Maximise Score

As per the latest update, there are 4695 vacancies for the SSC CPO Tier II post.

SSC CPO Tier II Salary & Job Profile

Previous Year Analysis

SSC CPO job profile SSC CPO allows candidates to contribute to the country’s advancement. They will be Sub-Inspectors, acting as Investigative Officers and dealing with the country’s criminal challenges.

Take a look at the SSC CPO Job Profiles for other organisations:

Delhi Police: In the National Capital Territory of Delhi, CPO works as an investigating officer and maintains peace and order. Citizens must be protected, and criminal activity must be avoided. Maintain interpersonal peace and find solutions to problems.

Role of Central Armed Police Forces Border Security Force (BSF): Ensuring the security of India’s borders. To prevent trans-border crime, they can be stationed in tough terrain. Smuggling and other illicit actions should be avoided.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF): As and when necessary, control the crowd and riot-like scenarios. During calamities, rescue and relief actions are necessary.

During general elections, duty Operations against insurgents’ Installations that are critical, for example, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF): Ensure the safety of the country’s industrial units and government infrastructure. Thermal power plants, mines, steel mills, PSUs, and other industrial plants are included.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP): Maintain border security between India and Tibet and prevent illicit immigration from Tibet.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB): Smuggling, for example, is a type of cross-border crime that must be avoided. The probe focused on cross-border anti-national acts. Maintaining security and friendship amongst people on both sides of the border.

SSC CPO Tier II Eligibility Criteria 2022

Details of SSC CPO Tier II eligibility criteria are given below:

Age Criteria for SSC CPO Tier II

The acceptable age limit of candidates was to be from 20 to 25 years as of January 01, 2022. Relaxation on the upper age limit prescribed and category codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:

Code No. Category Age-Relaxation
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
06 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Education Qualification for SSC CPO Tier II

  • The minimum qualification for all the posts was a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or similar.
  • As per the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) notification, dated 10.06.2015, published within the Gazette of India, all the degree/ diploma certificates awarded through the Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the institutions listed below stand automatically recognised for employment to posts and services under the Central Government.
  1. Schools accepted by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature
  2. Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956
  3. Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament 
  • Accordingly, unless such degrees are recognised for the admissible period when the candidates qualify, they will not be accepted for Educational Qualification.
  • As per UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017, issued in the official Gazette on 23-06-2017, under Part-III (8) (v), the programmers in engineering, medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, architecture and physiotherapy. are not authorised to be offered in Open and Distance Learning modes. However, B. Tech. Degree/ Diploma in Engineering awarded by Indira Gandhi National Open University to the scholars enrolled up to the tutorial year 2009-10 shall be treated as valid, wherever applicable.
  • Aspirants who haven’t yet obtained but will obtain the tutorial qualification and produce documentary proof from the Board/ University in support thereof as of 01-01-2021 were also eligible.
  • All aspirants who are announced qualified by the Commission in Computer Based Examinations, PET/ PST, and Medical Examinations are going to be required to supply all relevant Certificates in original like Mark sheets/ Provisional Degree/ Diploma Certificate as proof of getting obtained the minimum educational requirements on or before 01-01-2021 failing which the Commission will cancel the candidature of such candidates. Candidates who can prove by documentary evidence that the qualifying examination results were declared on or before the deadline and are declared passed will also be considered to possess the specified Educational Qualification. It’s reiterated that the requisite educational qualification results must be declared by the Board/University by the required date. Merely processing the board/university’s result by the crucial deadline doesn’t fulfil the EQ requirement.
  • If the aspirants have similar educational qualifications, they should produce relevant Equivalence Certificates from the concerned authorities at Document Verification. However, the concerned User Departments/ Appointing Authorities will take the ultimate decision regarding such candidates.
  • For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police only: Male candidates must have a legitimate driver’s license for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests. However, the aspirants who don’t have a legitimate driver’s license for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) are eligible for all other posts in CAPFs.

SSC CPO Tier II Application Form 2022

All applications should be submitted on the official website of SSC, i.e., SSC’s regional website. Since the application process for the SSC CPO Tier II exam 2022 is over for this year, this section will be updated with the relevant information and dates for the upcoming year soon. 

SSC CPO Tier II Exam Centre 2022

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Following table highlights the list of exam centres for the SSC CPO Tier II exam:

Examination Centres & Centre Code SSC Region and States/ UTs Under the Jurisdiction of the Region
Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206), Agra (3001), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi (3013). Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Port Blair (4802), Ranchi (4205), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Kolkata (4410). Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal
Bengaluru (9001), Belagavi (9002), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)(9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206) Thrissur (9212). Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala
Delhi NCR (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bikaner(2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur(2409), Sikar (2411), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006). Northern Region (NR)/ Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Goalpara (5104) Guwahati (Dispur) (5105) Jorhat (5107) Lakhimpur (5109), Silchar (5111), Tezpur (5112), Kohima (5302), Shillong (5401), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Ukhrul (5503), Agartala (5601), Aizawl (5701) North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
Hyderabad (8002), Warangal (8003), Guntur (8001), Kurnool (8003), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Visakhapatnam (8007), Vijayawada (8008), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Puducherry (8401) Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
Ahmedabad (7001), Vadodara (7002), Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Mumbai (7204), Pune (7208), Amravati (7201), Nagpur (7205), Aurangabad (7202), Kolhapur (7203), Nashik (7207) Panaji (7801). Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra
Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204) Durg-Bhilai (6205) Madhya Pradesh Sub Region (MPR) Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Jammu (1004), Leh (1005), Srinagar (1007), Samba (1010), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jalandhar (1402), Amritsar (1404), Mohali (1406), Chandigarh (1601) Western Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab

SSC CPO Tier II Exam Pattern

Exam counselling

Candidates must clear all the stages of the SSC CPO test to be considered for various positions in the Delhi Police, CAPFs, and CISFs, among others. Paper 1 of the SSC CPO exam is an objective, i.e., a multiple-choice question paper. The second exam is an English Comprehension Test, while the PET/PST test is used to assess the candidate’s endurance (medical and physical strength).

Stages Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
PET/PST Running, Long Jump, High Jump and Short Put Physical exam
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)

NOTE: The SSC CPO Tier-II exam is conducted after the PET/PST Test.

SSC CPO Tier II Syllabus

Exam talks

In the Tier-II examination, the conducting body checks candidates’ proficiency in English Language and Comprehension. The SSC CPO Tier-II question paper comprises 200 questions. The detailed SSC CPO Tier-II exam syllabus is given below. Candidates must go through the same for a better understanding. 

Sl No. Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension
1 Error Spotting
2 Vocabulary – Antonyms and Synonyms
3 Spellings
4 Fill in the Blanks
5 Cloze Tests
6 Sentence Structure – Subject Verb Agreement
7 Phrases and Idioms
8 Sentence Completion
9 Basic English Grammar – Parts of Speech, Voice Change, Direct and Indirect Speech
10 Comprehension Reading

Check the SSC CPO Tier II exam syllabus here.

SSC CPO Tier II Preparation Tips 2023

About Exam

Here are some of the SSC CPO Tier II 2023 exam preparation tips:

SSC CPO Tier II Preparation Tips For General Intelligence & Reasoning

The General Intelligence & Reasoning section is uniquely designed to test candidates’ quick decision-making ability and visualising power. This section is one of the uncomplicated and high-scoring areas of the SSC CPO exam. Its difficulty level is easier than the rest of the sections. 

  1. There are 50 questions in this section. 
  2. The major concern is analogies, coding and decoding, missing characters, Venn diagrams, syllogism, mathematical operations, etc. 
  3. Candidates must have a deep understanding of the basic concepts regarding these topics. 
  4. Candidates should develop their ability to think and increase problem-solving skills so that in the exam hall, they can answer with perfection. 
  5. Choose good books which cover the syllabus. 
  6. Aspirants can prepare for reasoning in their free period so that they can invest their time accordingly in other subjects as well. Invest at least 1-2 hours in this section daily, depending on your educational background and intellectual ability.

SSC CPO Tier II Preparation Tips for General Knowledge and General Awareness

The General Knowledge and General Awareness section are vaster than the other subjects of Paper-I. Therefore, this section can be a bit tricky to tackle. Here are some preparation tips for this section:

  1. Keep your focus on important topics rather than on the whole subject. 
  2. Static GK mainly concerns Culture, Indian History, Geography (India+World), Environment, Science & Technology, Economy, and Polity. 
  3. Focus on Indian History and World History. Pay attention to the major areas- Ancient and Modern. 
  4. From Ancient History, questions on Buddhism, Jainism, Vedas, the Indus Valley Civilization, etc., are usually asked. 
  5. In the modern era, concentrate on the pre-independence and post-independence periods. You can start studying NCERT History books from Standard VII to X. 
  6. In the case of Geography and Economics, you need to concentrate on physical and Indian Geography. There is no need to go through world geography. Only focus on climate change, diversity, major events, etc. 
  7. Questions might be asked from the economy, but very few. Start your studies with NCERT Geography from class 7th to 10th and the Economics book of the 11th class only. Roughly 35 – 40% of SSC CPO Paper-I questions are from Science. 
  8. Follow NCERT Science books from 7th to 10th classes. 
  9. Start resolving previous years’ question papers and sample papers to understand the types of questions better. Environment, Nutrition, Diseases, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc., are the most important sections of Science. 
  10. To improve your knowledge of current affairs, go through newspapers daily such as The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Times of India etc. Remember information like names of people and places in the news, names of receivers of various awards, etc. Maintain daily notes of important events, which makes it easier to revise. Monitor the national budget regularly. 

SSC CPO Tier II Preparation Tips For Quantitative Aptitude

Aspirants need to enhance their calculation speed for the Quantitative Aptitude section. They need to learn shortcuts and tricks for the arithmetic section.

  1. If candidates can allocate about 4 hours per day to Maths, they can easily crack this section of SSC CPO with high marks. It is such a section that needs problem-solving and tactics. 
  2. Candidates should be strong in the quantitative section for selection. This section requires grip and practice. At the starting stage of preparation, follow class 8th,9th, and 10th NCERT Maths books. This subject also requires special observation of Algebra, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, and Mensuration.
  3. Prepare a chart of all the formulas and paste it into your room. Keep going through the formulas whenever you get the time. 
  4. Understand the logic behind the formulas to remember them for a longer period. Try to give more time to the tough topics.

SSC CPO Tier II Preparation Tips For the English Language

There is no major discrepancy in the SSC CPO exam pattern as far as the syllabus is concerned. However, aspirants must practise this section for at least 30–60 minutes to prepare properly. 

  1. To understand the flow, candidates must read and abridge a lot of content, such as newspapers, novels, or magazines. 
  2. Aspirants must read English newspapers daily to build vocabulary and enhance grammar. 
  3. Practise English questions from quizzes. Solving English quizzes and mocks will be very helpful for you to get familiar with the exam pattern. 
  4. Pick up classic books for SSC CPO preparation. Don’t follow random books. 

SSC CPO Tier II Preparation Tips SSC CPO General Tips

Students preparing for SSC CPO need to follow the below general strategies to get higher marks and perform better. 

  1. Maintain a pleasant study plan that you can follow regularly. 
  2. Make use of your time in the best possible way. 
  3. You can give short quizzes or mock tests of 30–40 minutes when the topic is done. Try to save advanced analytics of mock tests for understanding your growth. 
  4. In the examination centre, give more time to quantitative aptitude and speed in the general awareness section. 
  5. Review your notes and revisit all the shortcuts, tricks, formulas, and techniques you have already learned. 
  6. Avoid new topics at the last minute because this will only lead to a dilemma. 
  7. Stay concentrated and sleep well to maintain your physical and mental fitness. 
  8. All aspirants need to do one thing, and that is to stay focused. No exam is challenging if you decide to crack it with full dedication & hard work. 
  9. Make a sincere attempt at cracking the SSC CPO exam and give your 100%.

SSC CPO Tier II Admit Card

About Exam

Admit cards for the selected aspirants for the SSC CPO Tier-2 exam were released in the first week of November 2022. Follow the steps shown below to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of SSC.
  • Enter your Roll Number/ Registration ID provided to you at the time of registration for the SSC CPO 2022 exam.
  • Now enter your Date of Birth/ Password.
  • Solve the verified human equation given there.
  • Click on the Download / Submit Button.

Check out the SSC CPO Tier II study material for more details.

SSC CPO Tier II Answer Key 2022

Eligibility Criteria

SSC CPO Tier II provisional answer key was released on November 16, 2022. Objections could be raised from October 16 to 20, 2022, where candidates had to pay Rs.100 per question. The dates of the final answer key release are yet to be announced. 

Here are the following steps that were to be followed for downloading the SSC CPO Tier II answer key:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of SSC
  • 2nd Step: Click on the Answer Key section on the homepage and find the link, ‘Uploading of Tentative Answer Key(s) along with Candidates’ Response Sheet(s)- Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs Examination (Paper I), 2022’
  • 3rd Step: Answer key PDF opened, and candidates saved the file for future reference

SSC CPO Tier II Result 2022

Admit Card

SSC CPO Tier II results along with the final answer keys will be released tentatively in the months of December 2022 or January 2023. Once the results are announced, this section will be updated with the same. 

SSC CPO Tier II Cut-off 2022

Exam Answer key

SSC CPO Cut-off is the minimum score candidates must get to qualify for the exam. The previous year’s Paper 1 exam cut-off shows the minimum marks required to pass the exam. 

SSC CPO Cut-Off: Factors to Consider

The SSC CPO cut-off and its rationale are determined by several criteria. The following elements go into calculating the cut-off:

  • The number of people who took the exam
  • How scores are normalised
  • Vacancies (in general)
  • The exam’s difficulty level
  • The time period during which the exam was held

Check more details on SSC CPO cut-off here.

FAQs on SSC CPO Tier II 2022

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Following are some of the common questions on the SSC CPO Tier II exam:

Q1. What are the sections for SSC CPO Tier-II?

Ans. The SSC CPO exam comprises four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension, General Awareness, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. 

Q2. How many questions are asked in SSC CPO Tier-II?

Ans. A total of 200 questions are asked in the SSC CPO Tier-II exam. All the questions are Multiple-Choice Questions.

Q3. Where can I find the SSC CPO Tier-II syllabus?

Ans. The SSC CPO Tier-II syllabus can be found on their official website.

Q4. Will there be an SSC CPO 2023?

Ans. The official notification for SSC CPO 2023 is yet to be released.

Q5. Is SSC CPO conducted every year?

Ans. SSC CPO exams are organised yearly to give opportunities to ambitious aspirants to work in reputed organisations.

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