SSC CPO Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern for Paper I, II & PET/PST

Candidates who preparing for SSC CPO must check SSC CPO syllabus 2024 and exam pattern for paper 1 and paper 2 to excel in the examination.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2024

Candidates who plan to ace the SSC CPO 2024 exam, must be aware of the SSC CPO syllabus 2024 as well as the SSC CPO exam pattern. For the candidates participating in SSC CPO 2024, It is important to know the structure of the exam and the syllabus that needs to be well-prepared. In order to help we have provided the complete SSC CPO Syllabus & SSC CPO Exam Pattern as released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC)for paper 1 & 2. Those candidates who are preparing for SSC CPO 2024, do bookmark this page and not skip any topic for the examination to excel in the exam. 

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has changed the negative marking for SSC CPO 2024 Tier 2 Exam, 0.25 marks will be a deduction for each incorrect answer instead of ⅓rd mark. 

SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to Go through the SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern to understand the complete Syllabus and Exam Pattern for better preparation in SSC CPO exam.

Exam Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
PostsSub-Inspector (Executive) posts in Delhi Police and Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF
SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam 9th, 10th, 13th May 2024
Mode of ExamPaper 1 & 2- Online
Marking Scheme1 mark awarded for correct answer 
0.25 mark deducted for incorrect answer
SSC CPO Selection ProcessTier 1,
Tier 2,
Detailed Medical Examination

SSC CPO Selection Process 2024

The SSC CPO 2024 exam is consist of four phases that candidates need to qualify to get selected for various posts in Delhi Police,  , CAPF, SI in DP, BSF, CRPF, CISF & ITBP. The SSC CPO Paper 1 exam is a Multiple Choice Question paper. The SSC CPO paper-II exam assesses the English Comprehension Test, while PET/PST Test checks the endurance (medical and physical strength) of the candidate.

Tier/StagesType of ExaminationMode of examination
Tier-IObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
PET/PSTRunning, Long Jump, High Jump and Short PutPhysical exam
Tier-IIObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
DMEDetailed Medical ExaminationOffline

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates can check here the complete SSC CPO exam pattern, for paper 1 and paper also the criteria for PST & PET. Candidates can look below to understand the SSC CPO exam pattern.

SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO paper 1 exam pattern consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. In which each section consists of 50 marks out of 200. As per Staff Selection Commission candidate will be awarded one mark for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking in SSC CPO paper 1 for 0.25 marks. The total time duration given for SSC CPO 2024 paper 1 is 2 hours (120 minutes).

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Intelligence & Reasoning50502 hours
General Knowledge5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050 
English Comprehension5050

SSC CPO 2024 Physical Standard Test (PST)

Those candidates who qualify SSC CPO Paper 1, have to appear for the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Check the table given below for SSC CPO PST and PET.

Male (Gen)1708085
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim1658085
Scheduled Tribes162.57782
Female (Gen)157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim155
Scheduled Tribes154

SSC CPO 2024 Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Male Candidates

  1. 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  2. 1.6 Km Race in 6.5 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances
  4. High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  5. Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances

Female Candidates

  1. 100 metre race in 18 second
  2. 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances
  4. High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances

SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024

After clearing the PET/PST Test, SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted. In SSC CPO paper 2 the time duration is given for 120 minutes (2 hours). The SSC CPO paper 2 will consist of 200 MCQ with the maximum marks of 200. The exam will be conducted for English language and comprehension. In SSC CPO paper 2 there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language and Comprehension2002002 hours

SSC CPO Medical Test

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

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SSC CPO Syllabus 2024

The SSC CPO syllabus consist of two online written exam.: paper 1 and paper. Check the complete syllabus below.

SSC CPO Syllabus Paper 1

The SSC CPO paper 1 syllabus comprise of general reasoning, general knowledge, quantitative aptitude & English comprehension. Let’s have a look for paper 1 syllabus below.

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

  • Current Affairs
  • 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
  • Idioms

SSC CPO Syllabus Paper 2

The SSC CPO paper 2 syllabus consist of English language and comprehension. Check the complete SSC CPO paper 2 syllabus below.

SSC CPO Syllabus for 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

FAQs on SSC CPO Syllabus 2024

How many subject are there in SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam?

In SSC CPO Tier 1 there are four subject: General Intelligence and reasoning, general knowledge and general awareness, quantitative aptitude, and English comprehension.

What are the subject included in SSC CPO syllabus?

The SSC CPO exam include syllabus for paper one is subject such as General Intelligence and reasoning, general knowledge and general awareness, quantitative aptitude, and English comprehension. While paper 2 to syllabus focus on English language and comprehension.

What is the negative marking in SSC CPO exam?

There is negative marking in SSC CPO exam, for each correct answers in paper 1 and paper 20.5 marks will be deducted.

How many questions will be asked in Tier 1 exam of SSC CPO?

In SSC CPO Tier 1 exam will have a total of 200 questions.

How many tiers of exam will be conducted in SSC CPO 2024?

SSC CPO will be conducted in three stages: Tier 1, Tier 2 and physical.

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