SSC CPO Syllabus 2020 | SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Group B & Group C

SSC CPO Syllabus 2020: Updated SSC CPO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020 is available here!!! Complete Details for SSC CPO syllabus are provided here. This is updated from SSC CPO Recruitment Board Very recently. For the candidates who have applied or are going to apply for SSC CPO Jobs in future must Check SSC CPO Group B & Group C Syllabus & Exam Pattern here. We hope you have dreamed to clear the examination announced by SSC. Aspirants who have applied must go through the detailed SSC CPO Syllabus 2020. To qualify the examination the candidates should be aware of the recent SSC CPO syllabus. So here we have provided SSC CPO Exam pattern as well the SSC CPO Syllabus 2020.

Start your preparation right away after referring to the SSC CPO Syllabus 2020. This article fully covers the syllabus of all the subjects that comes under SSC CPO which you can refer to from time to time to keep a track on your preparation.

Get More: SSC CPO Notification

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases the notification of SSC CPO every year to recruit candidates for the posts of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, and other Inspector and Sub Inspector Posts. The Paper-I of the SSC CPO 2020 exam is scheduled to be held from 23-26 November 2020. If you are just starting out your preparation you should first refer to the syllabus of the SSC CPO exam to understand the demand of the exam and prepare accordingly.

SSC CPO Recruitment 2020 

Name of the Organization Staff Selection Commission
Job Role Sub-inspector (GD), Sub-Inspector (Executive), Asst. Sub-inspector
Job Location Across India
No. of Vacancies 1564
Application Start Date  17-06-2020
Last Date of Applying 16-07-2020
Paper-I Exam Date 23rd November to 26th November
Apply Mode Online
Official Website

Get More: SSC Exam Calendar

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

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SSC CPO Syllabus – SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Paper 1

Date of Exam Part  Subject No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
23.11.2020 to 26.11.2020 I General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 02 hours
II General Knowledge & General Awareness 50 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
IV English Comprehension 50 50


  • Paper I is Objective  Multiple choice type
  • Questions asked will be bilingual, i.e. in both Hindi and English
  • Negative marking 0.25 for each wrong answers

SSC CPO Syllabus – SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Paper 2

No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time Duration
English Language & Comprehension
2 Hours

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SSC CPO Syllabus:  Paper- I & Paper II

SSC CPO Exam Paper-I
General Intelligence & Reasoning:
Reasoning questions take two parts that are verbal and non-verbal type.
  • Alphabet Test
  • Papercutting & folding
  • Analogy
  • Embedded figures.
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Figure formation & Analysis
  • Blood Relation
  • Series
  • Classification
  • Cube & Dice
  • Coding decoding
  • Mirror Image
  • Distance direction test
  • Water Image
  • Matrix
  • Pattern Completion
  • Logical Venn diagram
  • Counting of figures
  • Missing Number
  • Other miscellaneous topics
General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Current Affairs of at least 6 months – National and International
  • History – Ancient, Medieval and Modern
  • Geography – Physical and World
  • Polity- Indian Polity only
  • Economics – Basic terms related to Economy and Current events in Indian Economy
  • Science – Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Static GK – Books, Awards, Art and Culture and Misc topics
Quantitative Aptitude
Arithmetic –
  • Average
  • Boat & Stream
  • CI & SI
  • LCM & HCF
  • Mixture & Alligation
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Problem on Ages
  • Profit loss & Discount
  • Ration Proportion
  • Speed time and work
  • Time work & wages

Advanced Maths-

  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Trigonometry
  • Degree and Radian Measures, Histogram
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
English Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Spelling Correction
  • Sentence Correction
  • Cloze Test
  • Para-Jumbles
  • Sentence Completion
  • Active-Passive Voice
  • Direct- Indirect Speech
  • One Word Substitution
  • Idioms and Phrases
SSC CPO Exam Paper-II
English Language & Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Spelling Correction
  • Sentence Correction
  • Cloze Test
  • Para-Jumbles
  • Sentence Completion
  • Active-Passive Voice
  • Direct- Indirect Speech
  • One Word Substitution
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Reading Comprehension

Refer to the Previous year Papers of SSC CPO

Previous year SSC CPO Cut-Off

Staff Selection Commission is going to conduct examination for SI/ASI in Delhi Police/CAPF/CISF jobs from 23rd November 2020 to 26th November 2020.  There are 4 major steps in the selection process these are Paper 1, Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test, Paper 2, and Medical Standard Test. The exam pattern is clearly given on the above table for SSC CPO recruitment. Filtering the application for SI/ASI in Delhi Police/CAPF/CISF jobs will be based on the above exam pattern only. For more clarity, we have listed the subject’s wise topics of SSC CPO Syllabus 2020. Have a glace and I’m sure you can find the way to score maximum in SSC CPO Exam 2020.


Q1. How many subjects are there according to the SSC CPO Syllabus?

Ans. There are 4 subjects to prepare for in the SSC CPO Exam these are:-

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

Q2. How many online CBT exams will I have to give?

Ans. There are only two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II that are computer-based online tests.

Q3. Is there any Interview in SSC CPO exam?

Ans. No, there is no interview for any posts under SSC CPO.

Q4. Is there a Quantitative Aptitude section in the SSC CPO Paper-II?

Ans. No, there is only one subject in the SSC CPO Paper-II i.e. English Language and Comprehension.

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