SSC CPO Exam Analysis- Complete Previous Year Analysis

SSC CPO Exam Analysis: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) every year releases notification for exams such SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, SSC JE, SSC Stenographer, SSC GD etc. This year due to the pandemic most of the exams have been delayed.

SSC releases the notification of SSC CPO every year for the recruitment of candidates to the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, and other Inspector and Sub Inspector Posts. The exam dates for the SSC CPO 2020 exam has been released by the SSC. The Paper-I of the SSC CPO 2020 exam is scheduled to be held from 23-26 November 2020.

Candidates preparing for the exam must buckle up and speed up their preparation. But, before you start your preparation you must carefully look at the SSC CPO exam analysis to understand important topics asked more frequently in the exam.

In this article, we will take you through the SSC CPO exam analysis of previous years. Before that let’s take a look at the SSC CPO exam pattern.

SSC CPO Selection Procedure

The SSC CPO has a different selection procedure when compared to other SSC exams. The SSC CPO selection procedure has 4 stages namely:

  1. Paper-I
  2. Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)
  3. Paper-II
  4. Detailed Medical Examination

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the exam pattern of both the Paper-I and Paper-II objective-based online test below and prepare accordingly.

Paper-I Exam Pattern

S.No. Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours 
2. General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4. English Comprehension 50 50

Paper-II Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

Note: 

  • Both the papers are Objective Multiple Choice types online exam.
  • Both the papers have a negative marking of 0.25 marks for any question marked wrong and 1 marks for each question marked right.

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SSC CPO Exam Analysis – Previous Year Paper I 2019 Cut-Off

Male Female
UR 101.19 104.12
OBC 91.28 97.78
SC 70.67 75.45
ST 74.54 73.59
EWS 86.95 91.72

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SSC CPO Exam Analysis – Subject Wise No. of Questions Asked

1. General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Intelligence and Reasoning consists of Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning and General Intelligence topics. Refer to the table below to see the average number of questions asked from each topic.

            Topics Average No of Questions Asked from Each Topic
Syllogism 1
Matrix 1
Mathematical Operations 2-3
Blood Relations 2-3
Non-Verbal (Mirror Image, Counting figure, Embedded figure) 6-7
Odd one out 4-5
Coding-Decoding 5-6
Direction Sense Test 3-4
Analogy 3-4
Series 7-8
Miscellaneous 7-8
Total  50

2. General Knowledge and General Awareness 

 In the SSC CPO exam analysis for GK section below, you can see the importance of current affairs has been increasing over the years as the number of questions asked keeps on increasing every year. So, Candidate must cover daily current affairs to score well in this section.

Topics Average No. of Questions Asked from Each topic
History 4-5
Geography 6-7
Polity 4-5
Economics 1-2
Physics 1-2
Chemistry 2-3
Biology 4-5
Art & Culture 3-4
Current Affairs 7-8
Static GK 10-11
Books and Authors 1-2
Total  50

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3. Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is considered the toughest section in the Paper-I of SSC CPO. In the SSC CPO exam analysis, it is found that this section has become more calculative which has added to the toughness of this section.

Topic Average No of Questions Asked From Each Topic
S.I and CI 3
Ratio and Proportion 2
Profit and Loss 3-4
Mensuration 4-5
Trigonometry 5
Algebra 4
Time and Work 2
Geometry 4-5
Speed and Distance 5-6
Averages 1-2
Percentages 2-4
DI 10
Total 50

4. English Comprehension

English Comprehension section can become the most scoring section for a candidate if he/she develops a habit of reading regularly. In the below SSC CPO exam analysis you can see that the questions asked are directly or indirectly related to the comprehension ability of the candidate. 

Topic Average No of Questions Asked From Each Topic
Sentence Improvement 4-5
Error Detection 3-4
Idioms/Phrases 3
Reading Comprehension 6-7
Antonym/ Synonym 8-10
One word substitution 5
Spelling check 5
Indirect Direct
Cloze test 5
Misc 4-5
Total 50

 Refer to the previous years SSC CPO Papers

SSC CPO Exam Analysis: Paper-I + Paper-II Previous Year 2018-19 Cut-Off

Category  Female Cut off (Paper I & Paper-II) Male Cut off (Paper I & Paper-II)
SC 223.26  190.02 
ST 207.46 169.03
OBC  258.38 196.50
UR  286.81  300.15

SSC CPO Exam Analysis:  Paper-II Topic Wise No. of Questions Asked

Paper-II of the SSC CPO consists of only one section i.e. English Comprehension. Candidates who have a stronghold in the English language have an advantage in this paper. Below is the SSC CPO exam analysis for Paper-II where you can see the average number of questions asked from each topic and get an idea of the importance of any topic.

Name of the Topic Number of Questions
Spotting the Errors 18-20
Sentence Completion 5-6
Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms) 7-8
Spellings 2-3
Idioms & Phrases 12-14
Para Jumbles 20-22
One word substitution 8-9
Active and Passive Voice 24-25
Sentence Correction 22-23
Direct – Indirect Speech 25-27
Cloze Test 23-24
Reading Comprehension 24-26
Total 200

FAQs

Q1. What are the subjects in Paper-I of the SSC CPO?

Ans. The subjects in SSC CPO Paper-I are as follows:

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Knowledge and General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension

Q2. What are the subjects in Paper-II of SSC CPO?

Ans. Paper-II of SSC CPO has only one subject of English Language and Comprehension of 200 marks.

Q3. What is the Selection Procedure of SSC CPO?

Ans. SSC CPO selection procedure has 4 stages namely:

  1. Paper-I
  2. Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)
  3. Paper-II
  4. Detailed Medical Examination
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