SSC CPO Syllabus 2022, Complete Syllabus of Paper I and Paper II

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022: SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 is announced by SSC along with the official notification. Candidates preparing for the Central Police Organization (CPO) exam must go through the syllabus to know about SSC CPO topics and marking schemes. A thorough understanding of the SSC CPO syllabus 2022 is an extremely crucial milestone on the road to clearing the SSC CPO exam. . Knowing the details of the SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 will also help them in strategizing their preparation as most of the questions are framed in SSC CPO Exam based on the latest syllabus. Candidates can go through this article to know all the important points regarding SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1 & Paper 2.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the Central Police Organisation(CPO) Notification on 10th August 2022. SSC CPO Tier I is scheduled to be held in November 2022. To score high in SSC CPO 2022 examination, all candidates must be aware of the SSC CPO syllabus. It is important to understand the Syllabus as well as the Exam Pattern to get prepare well for SSC CPO 2022 Exam. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of this exam, before discussing the syllabus of SSC CPO 2022.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2022: Tiers of Exam

SSC CPO Comprises of Two Tiers and Physical Tests. The exam pattern of SSC CPO is explained below:

Test Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier-1/Paper 1 Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Physical Test PET/PST Physical Test
Tier-2/Paper 2 Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier 1

SSC CPO Tier 1 comprises 200 questions in total with a maximum mark of 200. SSC CPO Tier 1 is of 120 minutes or 2 hours. SSC CPO Tier I has four sections with 50 questions each and maximum marks of 50. Normalization will be done by SSC.
The sections asked in SSC CPO Tier I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension

The Scheme of Tier 1 is explained in the Table given below:

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 A cumulative time of 120 minutes (160 minutes for disabled/Physically handicapped Candidates)
General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200

Note- For every wrong question there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks also.

SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper I

The SSC CPO Paper I consists of four subjects. Here we present you with the subject-wise syllabus of SSC CPO Tier 1.

SSC CPO Syllabus for General Reasoning:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Lineup
  • Scheduling
  • Input-Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions and Distances
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Code Inequalities

SSC CPO Syllabus for General Knowledge

SSC CPO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Interest
  • Problems of Ages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number Series
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Number System
  • Data Sufficiency

SSC CPO Syllabus for English Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Correction

SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier 2

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 120 minutes

SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper 2

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of the SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper 2

English Language and Comprehension

  • Error Recognition
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words
  • Comprehension


The SSC CPO Physical Standard Test (PST) is conducted at the time of the PET Test. Candidates are advised to check the physical standard required for SSC CPO. The SSC CPO Physical Standards are given in the table:

Candidate Height Chest in cms
Unexpanded Expanded
A. Male Candidates (General) 170 80 85
(i) For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumauni, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogra’s, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 165 80 85
(ii) For candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
B. Female Candidates (General) 157
(i) For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumauni, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogra’s, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 155
(ii) Scheduled Tribes 154


The Physical Endurance Test standard will be for all the candidates who have scored above the cut-off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper I. Candidates have to complete all the Tests on the same day. Prepare yourself according to the PET Test requirements.

Male Candidates

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

Female Candidates

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

SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test for SSC CPO 2021 are mentioned below:

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

Highlights of the SSC CPO Exam

  • As mentioned in the SSC CPO Exam Pattern, questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.
  • The SSC (Staff Service Commission ) reserves the right of altering the exam pattern.
  • As per the SSC CPO Exam pattern, the Physical test and Medical Exams are to be conducted only after a successful score in Paper I & II. This is to ensure that the candidate is perfectly fit for the applied post.
  • The physical test is done to determine the basic physical structure of the candidate like height, chest, etc.
  • Medical Exam is done to verify certain aspects like fitness, vision, flat foot, knock knee, squint eyes, etc. to ensure that is free from all sorts of deformities that would hinder the efficiency during the duties.

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SSC CPO 2022 Syllabus -FAQs

Q 1. How many tiers of exams are there in SSC CPO 2022?
Ans. SSC CPO will be conducted in three stages: Tier I, Tier II, and Physical.

Q 2. Is there a negative marking in SSC CPO Prelims 2022?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question for every wrong question in SSC CPO Prelims.

Q 3. How many subjects are there in SSC CPO Prelims 2022?
Ans. There are four subjects in SSC CPO Prelims.

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