SSC CPO Syllabus 2020: Complete Syllabus of Paper I and Paper II

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SSC CPO Syllabus 2020

As per the latest notification, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recently announced the SSC CPO Recruitment 2020 Notification on its official site. SSC CPO Tier II is scheduled to be held on 21st June 2020. For better preparation of SSC CPO 2020 examination, all candidates must be aware of SSC CPO syllabus. Here, you get the important SSC CPO Syllabus and exam pattern for SSC CPO 2020 Exam.

Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of this exam, before discussing the syllabus of SSC CPO 2020.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020: Tiers of Exam

SSC CPO Comprises of Two Tiers and Physical Tests. Exam Pattern of SSC CPO is explained below:

TestType of ExaminationMode of examination
Tier-1/Paper 1Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
Physical TestPET/PSTPhysical Test
Tier-2/Paper 2Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier 1

SSC CPO Tier 1 comprises 200 questions in total with maximum marks 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 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

Note:- For every wrong question there is 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

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SSC CPO Syllabus For General Knowledge:

  • Current Affairs of National and Intentional Importance
  • Awards and Honours
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Obituaries
  • Important Dates
  • Scientific Research

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

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language & Comprehension200200120 minutes

SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper 2

English Language and ComprehensionError 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 PET Test. Candidates are advised to check the physical standard required for SSC CPO. The SSC CPO Physical Standards are given in the table:

CandidateHeightChest in cms
A. Male Candidates (General)1708085
(i) 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
(ii) For candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes162.57782
B. Female Candidates (General)157
(i) 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
(ii) Scheduled Tribes154


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

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SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test for SSC CPO 2020 is 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.

SSC CPO 2020 Syllabus FAQ’s

Q 1. What is the selection process for SSC CPO 2020.?
Ans. SSC CPO is conducted in three stages: Tier I, Tier II and Physical.

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

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

Q 4. How many questions are there in SSC CPO Prelims.?
Ans. There are 200 questions in SSC CPO Prelims.

Q 5. How many questions are there in SSC CPO Mains.?
Ans. There are 200 questions in SSC CPO Mains.