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SSC CPO Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The SSC CPO 2023 Tier 1 Exam will be conducted on 9th,10th & 13th May 2024. In this Article, We have provided the syllabus and exam pattern of SSC CPO Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates preparing for the SSC CPO exam should carefully read the SSC CPO syllabus and exam pattern to plan up with the exam preparation.

SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Exam Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
PostsSub-Inspector (Executive) posts in Delhi Police and Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF
SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam 9, 10, 13, May 2024
Mode of ExamPaper 1 & 2- Online
Marking Scheme1 mark awarded for correct answer 
0.25 mark deducted for incorrect answer
Selection ProcessTier 1, PET/PST, Tier 2, Detailed Medical Examination

SSC CPO Selection Process

SSC CPO recruitment has 4 tier selection process. Tier 1 is an objective-type computer-based test, tier 2 is a physical examination, Tier 3 is again an objective-type computer-based test and tier 4 is a medical examination. Candidates have to clear all these 4 tiers to get selected for various posts in Delhi Police, CAPFs, CISFs etc. SSC CPO

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023
Tier/StagesType of ExaminationMode of examination
Tier-IObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
PET/PSTRunning, Long Jump, High Jump and Short PutPhysical exam
Tier-IIObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
DMEDetailed Medical ExaminationOffline

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023 for Paper 1, Paper 2 and parameter for PST & PET has been discussed by the commission along with SSC CPO Notification 2023. Let’s start with understanding the exam pattern of SSC CPO 2023. 

SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern

  1. There would be 200 Multiple Choice Questions in SSC CPO Paper 1.
  2. Each correct answer will score you 1 mark and for each incorrect answer, there would be a negative marking of 0.25 mark.
  3. The duration of SSC CPO 2023 Paper 1 will be 2 hours (120 minutes).
SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern 2023
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Intelligence & Reasoning50502 hours
General Knowledge5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050 
English Comprehension5050

SSC CPO 2023 Physical Standard Test (PST)

The candidates after qualifying in the SSC CPO Paper 1, have to appear for Physical Standard Test and Physical Efficiency Test. The details for SSC CPO PST and PET have been tabulated below. 

Male (Gen)1708085
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim1658085
Scheduled Tribes162.57782
Female (Gen)157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim155
Scheduled Tribes154

SSC CPO 2023 Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Male Candidates

  1. 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  2. 1.6 Km Race in 6.5 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances
  4. High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  5. Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances

Female Candidates

  1. 100 metre race in 18 second
  2. 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances
  4. High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances

SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023

SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted after PET/PST Test for SSC CPO 2023 is conducted.

• The total time duration of the exam is of 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.

• The total number of questions asked will be 200 MCQ and the maximum marks for Paper-2 will be 200

• The test will be of English Language and Comprehension conducted online.

• There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.

SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language and Comprehension2002002 hours

SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test is given below:

  1. Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  2. Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
  3. Must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes
  4. Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2023

The Syllabus of SSC CPO 2023 is for two written exams conducted online- Paper-1 & Paper-2. Let’s have a look at the SSC CPO Syllabus for 2023 Paper-1:

SSC CPO Paper-1 Syllabus

General ReasoningGeneral KnowledgeQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
Verbal ReasoningCurrent AffairsPercentageReading Comprehension
SyllogismAwards and HonoursRatio and PercentageGrammar
Circular Seating ArrangementBooks and AuthorsData InterpretationVocabulary
Linear Seating ArrangementSportsMensuration and GeometryVerbal Ability
Double LineupEntertainmentQuadratic EquationSynonyms-Antonyms
SchedulingObituariesInterestActive and Passive Voice
Input OutputImportant DatesProblems of AgesPara Jumbles
Blood RelationsScientific ResearchProfit and LossFill in the Blanks
Directions and Distances Number SeriesError Correction
Ordering and RankingSpeed, Distance and Time 
Data SufficiencyTime and Work
Coding and DecodingNumber System
Code InequalitiesData Sufficiency

SSC CPO Paper 2 Syllabus

English Language and ComprehensionError Recognition
Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Structure
Sentence Completion
Idioms and Phrases