Check the updated SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023 for better preparations. Here, in this article candidates can check the complete SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Prelims and Main Exams.
SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023
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 2023: Tiers of Exam
SSC CPO Comprises of Three Tiers. Exam Pattern of SSC CPO is explained below:
|Tier||Type of Examination||Mode of examination|
|Tier 1||Objective Multiple Choice||CBT (Online)|
|PET/PST||Physical Efficiency Test/Physical Standard Test||Physical|
|Tier 2||Objective Multiple Choice||CBT (Online)|
SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier 1
SSC CPO Tier 1 comprises 200 questions in total with the maximum mark of 200. SSC CPO Tier 1 is of 120 minutes. SSC CPO Tier I is divided into four sections with 50 questions each and a maximum mark 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:
|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)|
Note:- For every wrong question there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks also.
SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023: PET/PST
Candidates need to have these Physical Standard other wise they will be disqualified from the exam.
|Category||Height||Chest (Normal in cms)||Chest (Expanded in cms)|
|Male (General)||170 cms (5’7”)||80 cms||85 cms|
|Male (Hill area)||165 cms (5’5”)||80 cms||85 cms|
|Male (ST)||162.5 cms (5’4”)||77 cms||82 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|
|Race||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 chance|
Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts) For Female Candidates
|Physical Endurance Test For Female Candidates|
|Race||100 metres race in 18 seconds|
|800 metres race in 4 minutes|
|Long Jump||2.7 metres in 3 chances|
|High Jump||0.9 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 For Tier 2
SSC CPO Tier 2 exam will be conducted online comprising of single paper with 200 questions in English Language and with maximum mark 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:
|Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time Allotted|
|English Language and Comprehension||200||200||120 minutes
(160 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)
Note: For every wrong question there is negative marking of 0.25 marks.