SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2019-20: Marking Scheme, Difficulty Level

Every year staff service commission conducted SSC CPO Examination to recruit candidates for the post of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF. The above-listed post is of the central level. Candidates who want to serve in this department need to apply for SSC CPO Examination. Candidates who want to get selection in this examination need to aware of the syllabus of the examination and SSC CPO Exam pattern. So It is advised to the candidates keep start preparation. Through this article, Candidates will get complete information about SSC CPO Exam Pattern, Age Criteria, Marking Scheme and All.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

SSC CPO Examination contains two stages of the examination i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Candidates who qualify both the stage of the examination will go for the next stage of the examination i.e. PET Physical Endurance Test.  The selection is totally based on the final performance, those who will clear all stage of the examination will take as qualified for the SSC CPO Examination.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper I

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper II

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

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  • Type of Questions: Objective/Multiple Choice Question will be asked in both the question papers.
  • The medium of the Questions Paper: Question Paper will be asked Bilingual (Hindi and English) of Paper I (Except English Section).
  • Marking Scheme:
    • For each incorrect answer, 1/4 marks will be deducted in Paper 1 or Paper 2.
    • For Each Correct Answer, One Marks will be awarded to the candidates.
  • According to the previous year trends, the authority will fix the final marks for getting selection or to be qualifying the examination.
  • If there is any additional stages of the examination required then authority can add in the examination.


Candidate Height Chest
Unexpanded Expanded
Male (Gen) 170 80 85
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 165 80 85
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
Female (Gen) 157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 155
Scheduled Tribes 154


Here candidates will get complete information about SSC CPO Physical Eligibility Test which are given below:

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

SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test is given 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 Syllabus

Here candidates will get the complete syllabus for both the papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.

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SSC CPO Paper 1 Syllabus

Paper 1 Syllabus is combined from the given four section which are listed below:

  • General Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

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.

General Knowledge

Current Affairs, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Sports, Entertainment, Obituaries, Important Dates.

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

English Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active and Passive Voice, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Error Correction.

SSC CPO Paper 2 Syllabus

Paper 2 Syllabus is totally asked from English Language and Comprehension

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

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