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The Staff Selection Commission has released the official notification for SSC CPO Exam 2022. Candidates aspiring to appear for this exam should know all the details such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, salary and so on. SSC CPO syllabus is where you should begin your preparation for the exam from. It highlights the important list of topics from which questions are asked in the exam. You can make your preparation selection oriented by first familiarising yourself with the syllabus and exam pattern of SSC CPO.

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  1. SSC CPO Syllabus 2022
  2. SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022

The Staff Selection Commission had released the Central Police Recruitment exam. The recruitment process has been completed and candidates have already appeared for the paper 1 examination. The aspiring candidates may go through this article for further examination perspective. The candidates can find the SSC CPO Syllabus in the space below.

SSC CPO Syllabus: Paper 1


SSC CPO Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy 

  • Figural Analogy 

  • Semantic Classification 

  • Symbolic/ Number Classification 

  • Figural Classification 

  • Semantic Series 

  • Number Series 

  • Figural Series 

  • Problem Solving 

  • Word Building 

  • Coding & decoding 

  • Numerical Operations 

  • symbolic Operations 

  • Trends 

  • Space Orientation 

  • Space Visualization

  • Venn Diagrams 

  • Drawing inferences 

  • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding 

  • Figural Pattern Folding and completion 

  • Indexing Address matching 

  • Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers 

  • Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding 

  • Decoding and classification 

  • Embedded Figures 

  • Critical thinking 

  • Emotional Intelligence 

  • Social Intelligence

General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

  • India and its neighboring countries

  • History

  • Culture

  • Geography

  • Economic scene

  • General Polity

  • Constitution of India

  • Scientific research updates

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Whole Numbers 

  • Decimals 

  • Fractions And Relationships Between Numbers 

  • Percentage 

  • Ratio And Proportion 

  • Square Roots 

  • Averages 

  • Interest Profit & Loss 

  • Discount 

  • Partnership Business 

  • Mixture And Alligation 

  • Time And Distance 

  • Time & Work 

  • Basic Algebraic Identities Of School Algebra 

  • Graphs Of Linear Equations 

  • Triangle And Its Various Kinds Of Centres 

  • Congruence Along With The Similarity Of Triangles

  • Circle And Its Chords 

  • Tangents 

  • Angles Subtended By Chords Of A Circle 

  • Common Tangents To Two Or More Circles 

  • Triangle 

  • Quadrilaterals 

  • Regular Polygons 

  • Circle, Right Prism 

  • Right Circular Cone 

  • Right Circular Cylinder 

  • Sphere 

  • Hemispheres 

  • Rectangular Parallelepiped 

  • Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular Or Square Base 

  • Trigonometric Ratio 

  • Degree And Radian Measures 

  • Standard Identities 

  • Complementary Angles 

  • Heights And Distances 

  • Histogram 

  • Frequency Polygon 

  • Bar Diagram & Pie Chart

English Comprehension

  • Error Recognition

  • Filling In The Blanks 

  • Vocabulary

  • Spellings

  • Grammar

  • Sentence Structure

  • Synonyms

  • Antonyms

  • Sentence Completion

  • Phrases And Idiomatic Use Of Words

  • Comprehension


SSC CPO Syllabus: Paper 2

Section Syllabus
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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SSC CPO Salary SSC CPO Eligibility

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Paper 1

  • The examination will be conducted soon and in the computer-based pattern.

  • As per the marking scheme, the candidates will get 1 mark for each correct answer while there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the SSC CPO Exam.

  • The candidates who clear the written test will be called for the physical standard test.


Maximum  Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Quantitative Aptitude



120 minutes

Reasoning Ability and General Intelligence




General Awareness




English Comprehension







120 minutes


SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Paper II


Maximum  Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

English Language



120 minutes




120 minutes

SSC CPO Exam Pattern: PET/PST

Category 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 - -

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
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What is the SSC CPO Selection Process?

The selection process of SSC CPO has preliminary Online Computer-based tests, Physical Exams, and Medical tests. 

Is there any negative marking in the SSC CPO Exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the SSC CPO Exam.

How many Subjects are asked in the SSC CPO Exam?

A total of 6 subjects are asked in the SSC CPO exam.

What is the duration of the SSC CPO Exam?

The duration of the SSC CPO Exam is 120 minutes.

What is the marking scheme of the SSC CPO Exam?

The marking scheme of the SSC CPO has 1 mark for a correct answer while there is negative marking of 0.25 marks.

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