SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 For Tier 1 Exam | 24 November 2020

The first stage of the SSC CPO exam is going to be conducted from today onwards in multiple shifts.  In this blog, SSC CPO Tier 1 exam analysis 2020, we will provide you a detailed section-wise analysis of the paper going to be conducted in two shifts. The SSC CPO Exam Analysis for Tier 1 will help candidates in knowing the pattern followed this year i.e. what kind of questions were asked, their difficulty level, etc. Before moving to the exam analysis let’s have a look at the exam pattern for SSC CPO.

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SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 | Exam Pattern

Paper-I:

Part Subject Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time Duration
I General Intelligence &Reasoning 50/ 50   

2 Hours

II General Knowledge & General Awareness 50/ 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 50/ 50
IV English Comprehension 50/ 50

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SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 | Shift 2

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Topic Number of questions
Paper Cutting & Folding 3-4
Figure Counting 2
Embedded Figures 3-4
Mirror Image 2
Arithmetic Reasoning 3-4
Venn diagram & Syllogism 2-3
Statement-conclusion/Syllogism 2-3
Direction & Distance 1-2
Wrong Number Series 3-4
Coding-decoding 3-4
Word Formation 2
Mathematical Operations 1
Figure Series 2-3
Distance Direction Test 2
Classification 2-3
Blood Relation 1
Total 50

English Language

Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 5
Cloze Test (Story Based) 1
Spelling 4-5
Sentence Improvement 2-3
Spot the error 4-5
Fill in the Blanks 4-5
One-word substitution 4-5
Synonyms and Antonyms 8-9
Idiom/Phrases 2
Total 50

General Awareness

Topic Number of Questions
Polity 4-5
Biology 3-4
Chemistry 2-3
Physics 3-4
Economics 1-2
Geography 5-6
History 4-5
Current Affairs 5-6
Static GK 7-8
Total 50

Quantitative  Aptitude

Topic Number of Questions
Data Interpretation 8-9
Work & Time 2-3
Geometry 3-4
Mensuration 2-3
Trigonometry 3-4
Heights & Distance 1
Algebra 4-5
Number System 4-5
Percentage 2
Partnership 2
Time, Speed, and Distance 2-3
Profit, Loss, and Discount 4-5
SI/CI 2-3
LCM/HCF 1-2
Ratio and Proportion 1-2
Mixture & Allegation 1
Average 2-3
Total 50

SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 | Shift 1 – Overall Analysis

Before moving on to the section-wise exam analysis let’s have a look at the  Overall Difficulty Level and good attempts for the SSC CPO Paper 1.

Sections Level of Difficulty No. of Questions Good Attempts
General Intelligence & Reasoning Moderate 50 36-38
General Knowledge & Awareness Easy to Moderate 50 32-33
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 50 35-40
English Comprehension Easy to Moderate 50 40-42
Total Easy to Moderate 200 141-153

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SSC CPO Paper 1 – Section-wise Exam Analysis

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Intelligence and Reasoning sections of the first shift consisted of more questions from Mirror Image and hidden image and paper folding & Cutting again. Overall the difficulty level was easy to moderate. Here are the topic-wise questions and their difficulty levels in General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
Arithmetic Reasoning 3-5 Easy
Calendar/ Number set 2 Moderate
Mathematical operators 1 Easy
Syllogism / Venn Diagram 2-3 Moderate
Arrangement of Words Easy
Directions & Distance 1-2 Easy to Moderate
Mirror Image 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding 3-4 Easy to Moderate
Analogy 4-5 Moderate
Classification 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Paper-cutting & folding 3-4 Moderate
Embedded figures 3-4 Easy to Moderate
Figure Series 2-3 Moderate
Number, word Series 6-7 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 2-3 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

General Knowledge & Awareness

The General Awareness section of SSC CBO Paper 1 consisted of questions from CA, static GK and important international events. The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in General Awareness. 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Geography 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Polity 4-5 Moderate
Economics 1-2 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 6 Moderate
Science 12-13 Moderate
Static GK 7-8 Moderate
Misc 6 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

Some Questions Asked From GK

OPEC Headquater- Vienna
UN Establishment- 1945
Author of “An Era of Darkness”- Shashi Tharoor
Full form of GNP – Gross National Product
Article 24 is related to- Prohibition of employment of children in factories
Matki dance- Madhya Pradesh
Which dynasty made Viklunta Perumal Temple?- Pallavas Dynasty
Article 323- Report by Public Service Commission
24th RBI Governor- Urjit Patel
GST was implemented on- 1st July 2017
Razia Sultan
Full form of LTTE- Liberation Tiger of Tamil Elam
How many mandals in Rig Veda?- 10
Author of “Every Child Matter”- Kailash Satyarthi
RBI founded in 1935

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Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude included DI in a majority with mensuration, trigonometry, geometry and arithmetic with close to 5 questions each. The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in Quantitative Aptitude. 

Topic No. Of Questions Difficulty
Ratio & Proportion 1-2 Easy
Profit/Loss 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 2-3 Difficult
Trigonometry / Height and Distance  5 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 4-5 Difficult
Time and Work/ Pipe & Cistern 2-3 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Geometry 3-4 Moderate
Speed and Distance 2-3 Easy-Moderate
LCM-HCF, SI/CI 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Number System 3 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 5 Moderate
DI 8-9 (Bar Graph, Pie Chart) Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

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English Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude included RC, Synonyms-Antonyms, Grammar,  The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in English Comprehension. 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 2 Easy to Moderate
Spellings 4-5 Easy
One-word Substitution 5 Easy to Moderate
Error Correction 5 Easy to Moderate
Synonyms-Antonyms 8-9 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Improvement/ Completion/  10 Easy to Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 4-5 Easy to Moderate
Fillers 4-5 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 For Tier 1 – Day 1 (23 November 2020)

SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 | Shift 2 – Overall Analysis

Before moving on to the section-wise exam analysis let’s have a look at the  Overall Difficulty Level and good attempts for the SSC CPO Paper 1.

Sections Level of Difficulty No. of Questions Good Attempts
General Intelligence & Reasoning Moderate 50 34+
General Knowledge & Awareness Moderate 50 30
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 50 35+
English Comprehension Easy 50 40-42
Total Easy to Moderate 200 139-141

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SSC CPO Paper 1 – Section-wise Exam Analysis

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Intelligence and Reasoning sections of the 2nd shift consisted of more questions from Mirror Image and hidden image and paper folding & Cutting again. Overall the difficulty level was easy to moderate. Here are the topic-wise questions and their difficulty levels in General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
Arithmetic Reasoning 3-5 Easy
Calendar/ Number set 2 Moderate
Mathematical operators 2-3 Easy
Syllogism / Venn Diagram 2-3 Moderate
Blood Relations Easy
Directions & Distance 2 Easy to Moderate
Mirror Image 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding 3-4 Easy to Moderate
Analogy 4-5 Moderate
Classification 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Paper-cutting & folding 3-4 Moderate
Embedded figures 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Counting of figure/missing number 3-4 Moderate
Number, word, Figure Series 6-7 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 2-3 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

General Knowledge & Awareness

The General Awareness section of SSC CBO Paper 1 consisted of questions from CA, static GK and important international events. The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in General Awareness. 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Geography 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Polity 4-5 Moderate
Economics 1-2 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 6 Moderate
Science 12-13 Moderate
Static GK 7-8 Moderate
Misc 6 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

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Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude included DI in a majority with mensuration, trigonometry, geometry and arithmetic with close to 5 questions each. The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in Quantitative Aptitude. 

Topic No. Of Questions Difficulty
Ratio & Proportion 3 Easy
Simplification 2 Difficult
Profit/Loss 3 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 2 Difficult
Trigonometry / Height and Distance  4 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 4 Difficult
Time and Work/ Pipe & Cistern 5 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Geometry 3 Moderate
Speed and Distance Easy-Moderate
LCM-HCF 2 Easy-Moderate
Number System 3 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 5 Moderate
DI 8 (Bar Graph, Pie Chart) Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

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English Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude included RC, Synonyms-Antonyms, Grammar,  The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in English Comprehension. 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 5 Easy to Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Moderate
Spellings 5 Easy
One-word Substitution 5 Easy to Moderate
Synonyms-Antonyms 8 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Improvement/ Completion 4 Easy to Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Easy to Moderate
Fillers 15 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 | Shift 1 – Overall Analysis

Before moving on to the section-wise exam analysis let’s have a look at the  Overall Difficulty Level and good attempts for the SSC CPO Paper 1.

Sections Level of Difficulty No. of Questions Good Attempts
General Intelligence & Reasoning Moderate 50 30-32
General Knowledge & Awareness Moderate 50 32-33
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 50 30-35
English Comprehension Easy 50 40-42
Total Easy to Moderate 200 132-142

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SSC CPO Paper 1 – Section-wise Exam Analysis

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Intelligence and Reasoning sections consisted of 2 questions each from Statement and conclusion and  Cubes & Dies, 3 questions from Mirror Image and 1 from hidden image. Questions were also from paper folding & Cutting. Overall the difficulty level was easy to moderate. Here are the topic-wise questions and their difficulty levels in General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
Matrix 1 Easy
Mathematical Operations 2 to 3 Moderate
Non-verbal 6 to 7 Easy
Syllogism 1 Moderate
Blood Relations 2 to 3 Easy
Directions & Distance 3 to 4 Easy to Moderate
Odd one out 4 to 5 Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 to 6 Easy to Moderate
Analogy 3 to 4 Moderate
Series 7 to 8 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 7 to 8 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

General Knowledge & Awareness

The General Awareness section of SSC CBO Paper 1 consisted of questions from CA, static GK and important international events. The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in General Awareness. 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
History 5 to 7 Easy-Moderate
Geography 5 Easy-Moderate
Polity 3 to 4 Moderate
Economics 4 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 8 to 10 Moderate
Science 10 to 12 Moderate
Misc 10 Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

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Questions Asked From GK

  1. Which muscle contract to make the hairs on our skin stand up straight? – Arrector pili
  2. The subject of livestock & animal husbandry is included in – State List
  3. Substance covering the root of teeth- Cementum
  4. The rank of India in Global Economic Freedom Index 2020- 105
  5. Author of Combating Terrorism- Arnab Goswami
  6. Jnanpith Award was started in- 1961
  7. Leshalaptu is folk dance of- Nagaland
  8. Hemis National Park is located in- Ladakh
  9. Summer Olympic 2024 to be held in- Paris
  10. Governor-General of India given title of Viceroy of India- 1858
  11. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana is organised by- LIC
  12. Madai festival is celebrated in- Chhattisgarh
  13. Indradhanush Exercise conducted between- UK & India
  14. River Kabini is tributary of- Kaveri
  15. New personal Secretary of President Ramnath Kovind- P Praveen Siddharth
  16. World Ozone Day is celebrated on- 16th September
  17. Capital of Nigeria- Abuja
  18. Nobel Peace Prize 2020- World Food Programme

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude included DI in a majority with mensuration, trigonometry, geometry and arithmetic with close to 5 questions each. The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in Quantitative Aptitude. 

Topic No. Of Questions Difficulty
S.I, CI 3 Easy-Moderate
Ratio & Proportion 2 Difficult
Profit/Loss 3 to 4 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 4 to 5 Difficult
Trigonometry 5 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 4 Difficult
Time and Work/ Pipe & Cistern 2 Moderate
Geometry 4 to 5 Moderate
Speed and Distance 5 to 6 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 4 to 5 Moderate
DI 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

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English Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude included RC, Synonyms-Antonyms, Grammar,  The below table shows the total number of questions asked from different sections in English Comprehension. 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 6 to 7 Easy to Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Moderate
Spellings 5 Easy
One-word Substitution 5 Easy to Moderate
Synonyms-Antonyms 8 to 10 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Improvement 5 to 6 Easy to Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Easy to Moderate
Error Correction 3 to 4 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4 t o 5 Easy to Moderate
Total 50 Easy to Moderate

The overall SSC CPO 2020 exam was easy to moderate in difficulty level. If you are preparing for upcoming SSC CBO REGISTER FOR FREE SSC CPO MOCK TEST and assess your preparations.


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