SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020

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Check the updates SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 for better preparations. Here, in this article candidates can check the complete SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 for Prelims and Main Exams.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Police Organization (CPO) Examination in Three Tiers namely Tier 1, PET/ PST, and Tier 2. While SSC CPO Tier 1 and Tier 2 are conducted in Online Mode on the other hand PET/PST is conducted in Physical mode. Check the complete article for more information about the different tiers of SSC CPO. This article also explains each Tiers of SSC CPO.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020: Tiers of Exam

SSC CPO Comprises of Three Tiers. Exam Pattern of SSC CPO is explained below:

TierType of ExaminationMode of examination
Tier 1Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
PET/PSTPhysical Efficiency Test/Physical Standard TestPhysical
Tier 2Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020: Tier 1

SSC CPO Tier 1 comprises 200 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. SSC CPO Tier 1 is of 120 minutes. SSC CPO Tier I is divided into four sections with 50 questions each and maximum marks of 50. Normalization is done by SSC if an exam is conducted in multiple shifts.
The sections asked in SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam are:

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

The Schema of Tier 1 is explained in Table given below:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050A cumulative time of 120 minutes (160 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050
Total200200

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

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020: PET/PST

Candidates need to have these Physical Standard other wise they will be disqualified from the exam.

CategoryHeightChest (Normal in cms)Chest (Expanded in cms)
Male (General)170 cms (5’7”)80 cms85 cms
Male (Hill area)165 cms (5’5”)80 cms85 cms
Male (ST)162.5 cms (5’4”)77 cms82 cms
Female (General)157 cms (5’2”)
Female (Hill Area)155 cms (5’1”)
Female (ST)154 cms (5’0”)

Candidates have to complete Physical Test given in the table.
Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts) For Male Candidates.

Physical Endurance Test For Male Candidates
Race100 meters race in 16 seconds
1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
Long Jump3.65 metres in 3 chances
High Jump1.2 metres in 3 chances
Shot put (16 Lbs)4.5 metres in 3 chance

Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts) For Female Candidates

Physical Endurance Test For Female Candidates
Race100 metres race in 18 seconds
800 metres race in 4 minutes
Long Jump2.7 metres in 3 chances
High Jump0.9 metres in 3 chances

Note:- Candidates have to qualify the PET/ PST exam to appear for the Mains/ Tier 2 exam.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020: Tier 2

SSC CPO Tier 2 exam will be conducted online comprising of single paper with 200 questions in English Language and with maximum marks of 200. Candidates have to complete Exam in 120 minutes. Normalization will be done by SSC if an exam is conducted in multiple shifts.
The questions asked in SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam is of English Language & Comprehension.

The schema of Tier 2 is explained in Table given below:

SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
English Language and Comprehension200200120 minutes
(160 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)

Note: For every wrong question there is negative marking of 0.25 marks.

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