SSC CPO – An Overview of Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CPO 2021 exam will be conducted by SSC to recruit candidates into various central government police forces such as Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and Delhi Police. The SSC CPO 2021 exam is used to fill vacancies for the post of S.I (Sub Inspector) in CAPFs(Central Armed Police Forces) and S.I (Sub Inspector) in Delhi Police. The SSC Calendar will provide all the important dates for the examinations conducted by SSC. 

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in 1975. SSC Exam is conducted to recruit candidates for Group B and Group C posts in the various ministries, and departments of the Government of India. There are seven different Staff Selection Commission (SSC Exam) such as SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL), SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL), SSC Junior Engineer (JE), SSC Central Police Organisation (CPO), SSC General Duty (GD), SSC Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS), and SSC Stenographer Exam. SSC Calendar for many different exams conducted by SSC are released in the official website

The SSC CPO exam pattern will have Paper I which will be a computer based written examination. Then there will be Physical Endurance Test (PET) or Physical Standard Test (PST) which will be offline mode. SSC CPO Paper 2 will be conducted over online mode. The paper I will have objective type multiple choice questions. Paper II will also have Multiple choice Questions. The Physical Endurance test will consist of running, high jump, long jump, and short put.  SSC CPO 2021 paper will have four different sections. The General Intelligence & Reasoning section will have 50 questions and maximum marks allotted to this section is 50. The other 3 sections are General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension section. Each of these sections will have 50 questions each and the marks allotted for each section is 50. So overall, Paper I will have 200 questions for a total of 200 marks. The total duration of the examination is 2 hours.

The reasoning section of SSC CPO Paper 1 will have the following topics: Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Directions and Distances, Blood Relations, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Code Inequalities, Data Sufficiency, Ordering and Ranking, Coding and Decoding, Double Lineup. The English Comprehension section of SSC CPO Paper 1 will cover the following topics: Synonyms-Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Error correction, Active and Passive Voices. The General Knowledge section of SSC CPO Paper 1 will cover the following topics: Scientific Research, Sports, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Entertainment, Important Dates. The Quantitative Aptitude section of the SSC CPO Paper 1 will cover the following topics: Mensuration and Geometry, Percentage, Speed, Distance and Time, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Problems of Ages, Interest, Quadratic Equation, Ratio and Percentage.

SSC CPO Paper 2 will be held after PET/PST test. SSC CPO Paper 2 will be for a duration of 2 hours, the total number of questions are 200 and the total marks allocated for this paper is 200. The SSC CPO Paper 2 will consist of English Language and Comprehension which will be held online.  The questions in this paper will cover questions such as: Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence completion, fill in the blanks, error recognition, vocabulary, sentence structure, comprehension, phrases and idiomatic uses of words.

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