SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020: The SSC CPO Exam Pattern consists of the following stages: Paper 1, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper 2 and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). There are four sections in paper 1 and in paper 2 the questions will be asked from English Language and comprehension. Both the paper comprises 200 questions for 200 marks which should be completed within stipulated 2 hours time. Every question is of multiple choice type.
This article deals with the SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020:
SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Paper 1
SSC CPO Paper 1 consists of four sections General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Check below the SSC CPO Exam paper 1 pattern:
|Part||Subject||Number of questions||Marks|
|I||General Intelligence and Reasoning||50||50|
|II||General Knowledge and General Awareness||50||50|
SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Paper 2
This paper consists of English language and comprehension type questions. There will be 200 questions which should be stipulated 2 hours time. All the questions will check the English language knowledge and understanding of the candidates.
SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme
- 0.25 Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in paper 1 and 2 exam
- Each correct answer carries one mark
- To prepare the result mark scored by the candidates will be normalised
SSC CPO Exam pattern: Physical Endurance Test ( PET)
For Male Candidates
- 100-metre race which should be completed within 16 seconds
- 1.6 Kms race which should be completed within 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
For Female Candidates
- 100-metre race which should be completed within 18 seconds
- 800-metre race which should be completed within 4 minutes
- Long Jump: 2.7 metres in 3 chances
- High Jump: 0.9 metres in 3 chances
SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Physical Standard Test (PST For All Posts)
|Category||Height||Chest (in cm)|
|For male candidates only (UR)||170||80||85|
|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 Sikkim||165||80||85|
|For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes||162.5||77||82|
|For Female candidates only (UR)||157||–||–|
|For female 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 Sikkim||155||–||–|
|For all female candidates belonging to
Candidates who clear paper 2 will be sent for a medical exam and are examined by the medical officer of the CAPF or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary.
Minimum near vision
- N6 for better eye
- N9 for worse eye
Minimum distant vision
- 6/6 better eye
- 6/9 worst eye
Eyes without any correction like wearing glasses or surgery of any kind to improve visual acuity.
Candidates must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes and they should have high colour vision.
Candidates who got selected for the post of Sub Inspector and Assistant Sub Inspector should pass seven hurdles as a part of their training curriculum.
- Jumping over the Vertical Board
- Holding the rope on jumping from the Board
- Tarzan Swing
- Jumping on the Horizontal Board
- Parallel Rope
- Monkey Crawl
- Vertical Rope
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many total sections are there in SSC CPO Paper 1 exam?
A. There are a total of 4 sections in the SSC CPO Paper 1 exam.
Q. What is the duration for SSC CPO Paper 1 and paper 2?
A. A total of 2 hours is given for each of paper 1 and paper 2.
Q. Does SSC CPO Exam have sectional timings?
A. No, SSC CPO Exams do not have sectional timings.
Q. How many total sections are there in SSC CPO Paper 2 exam?
A. There is only one section in the paper 2 of the SSC CPO exam.
Q. What is the Minimum near vision in the medical test for the SSC CPO Exam?
A. Minimum near vision:
- N6 for better eye
- N9 for worse eye