SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 : Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus For SSC CPO Paper 1 and Paper 2

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020: Check Exam Pattern For SSC CPO

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 : While preparing for the exam, the most important thing one should do is check the exam pattern of the SSC CPO 2020. Check out the exam pattern and syllabus of SSC CPO 2020 Exam

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 – Paper 1 and Paper 2

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 : Every year Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the CPO examination for the recruitment of candidates to various posts. The recruitment notification of SSC CPO 2020 exam has released on 17th June 2020. According to SSC CPO 2020-21 Notification, SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 will be conducted between 29.09.2020 to 05.10 2020 (CBE)*.

While preparing for the exam, the most important thing one should do is check the exam pattern of the SSC CPO 2020. What are the stages of the selection process? How many papers do you need to appear? What are the physical standards required? What is the syllabus of SSC CPO exam and what are the topics that need to be covered? Here are all the details related to the exam pattern and syllabus of SSC CPO 2020 exam including the Paper I, Paper II, PST/PET exam pattern. Check out below.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 Paper-1

The SSC CPO Paper I is the computer-based examination consisting of 4 sections with 50 questions in each to be completed in a total duration of 2 hours. The section-wise distribution is given below:

 SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration/ Time Allowed
Part AGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning5050Two Hours
Part BGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness5050
Part CQuantitative Aptitude5050
Part DEnglish Comprehension5050
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts A, B and C of Paper I.
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked.

SSC CPO Tier 1 2020 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • 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.
  • Semantic Analogy,
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy,
  • Figural Analogy,
  • Semantic Classification,
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification,
  • Figural Classification,
  • Semantic Series,
  • Figural Series,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Word Building,
  • 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
  • Embedded Figures,
  • Critical thinking,
  • Emotional Intelligence,
  • Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics if any.

 

General Knowledge and General Awareness

  • General awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
  • Knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations
  • India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 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 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,
  • 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

English Comprehension

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

SSC CPO Physical Standard Test (PST)/PET 

Category of candidatesHeight (in cms)Chest (in cms )
UnexpandedExpanded
(i) For male candidates only GENERAL1708085
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim1658085
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes162.57782
(ii) For Female candidates only GENERAL157
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim155
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe154

SSC CPO Physical Efficiency Endurance Test ( For all posts)

Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut-off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper I would be required to appear in the Physical Endurance Test/Medical examination.

For male candidates only

  • 100 meters race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump : 3.65 metres in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chances

For female candidates only

  • 100 metres race in 18 seconds
  • 800 metres race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metres (9 feet) in 3 chances.
  • High Jump : 0.9 metres (3 feet) in 3 chances.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 – Paper-2

The SSC CPO Paper 2 will comprise of 200 questions of English Language section for a total of 200 marks to be attempted in 2 hours. Check out below:

SubjectMaximum Marks /QuestionsDuration and timing
English language & Comprehension200 marks/200 questionsTwo Hours
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2020 :  Paper-II 

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.

SSC CPO Medical Examination 

  • All the candidates who qualify in the PET will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary.
  • Candidates who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days.
  • Decision of Re-Medical Board/Review Medical Board will be final and no appeal/ representation against the decision of the ReMedical Board/Review Medical Board will be entertained.

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SSC CPO Exam Pattern Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will there be negative marking in SSC CPO exam?

    Yes, there is negative marking in SSC CPO exam.

  2. Is SSC CPO conducted online or offline?

    SSC CPO recruitment exam is a conducted Computer Based Exam and is conducted online.

  3. How many questions are there in SSC CPO Paper 1 Exam

    There are 200 questions in Paper 1.

  4. What is the time duration of the exam?

    The time duration of exam is 2 hours for both paper 1 and paper 2.

  5. What is the weightage of each section of SSC CPO Paper 1exam?

    Each section of the SSC CPO Paper 1 exam carries 50 questions of 50 marks.

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