SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 For Paper 1&2 | Full List of Topics to Prepare

The SSC CPO 2020 Recruitment Notification has been released by SSC. The Notification has announced vacancies for the post of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF. The SSC CPO Recruitment exam will have 2 papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers would be of objective type. In this blog, we take a look at all the topics covered under SSC CPO Exam Syllabus which candidates will have to prepare to clear the SSC CPO 2020 Exam. So, let’s begin with our section-wise SSC CPO Syllabus. Before moving on to the Syllabus let’s have a look at the SSC CPO Exam Pattern.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Scheme of Examination

1. Paper-I,

2. Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET),

3. Paper-II and

4. Medical Examination (DME).

All these stages of the examination are mandatory. Details of these Papers/ Tests are as follows:

Paper I

Date of Examination Part Subject No. of Questions/Maximum Marks Time Duration
29-09-2020 to 05-10-2020 I General Intelligence and Reasoning 50/50 2 Hours
II General Knowledge and General Awareness 50/50
III Quantitative Aptitude 50/50
IV English Comprehension 50/50

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Date of Examination Subject Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time Duration
01-03-2021 English language & Comprehension 200/ 200 2 Hours

SSC CPO PET/ PST Test Pattern

Candidates Male Female
Height Chest (Expanded/Un-expanded) Height Chest
General 170 80/85 157 NA
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 165 80/85 155
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77/82 154

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Both Male and Female candidates have to qualify the PET test. Some important points on the same are given below:

SSC CPO PET Test Qualifications
Male Candidates Female candidates
100 metre race – 16 seconds
1.6 Km Race in – 6.5 minutes
Long Jump: 3.65 metres – 5 chances
High Jump: 1.2 metres – 3 chances
Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres – 3 chances
100 metre race – 18 second
800 metre race – 4 minutes
Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet – 3 chances
High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet – 3 chances
SSC CPO Medical Test

The criteria for the Medical Test is given below:

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

1. SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – Topics to Prepare

To clear the SSC CPO Paper 1 and Paper 2 candidates must prepare all the topics of each section of the SSC CPO 2019 Exam. Let’s go through the complete SSC CPO Exam Syllabus for each section of both papers.

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1.1 SSC CPO Syllabus – Paper 1

1.1.1 SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – General Intelligence and Reasoning Topics

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, etc.

The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Patternfolding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, etc.

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1.1.2 SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – General Knowledge & General Awareness Topics

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc.

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1.1.3 SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – Quantitative Aptitude Topics

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and the similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

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1.1.4 SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – English Comprehension

Candidates‟ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

1.2 SSC CPO Syllabus – Paper 2

Paper 2 will be an objective paper of English Language and Comprehension for 200 Marks.

1.2.1 SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – English Comprehension Topics

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles, etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of words, comprehension, etc.

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