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SSC CPO Syllabus 2021: Download detailed syllabus PDF here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Silky Joshi Updated Wed, 20 Oct 2021 03:13 PM IST


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Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CPO Exam. Candidates appearing for the SSC Combined Police Organization (CPO) Exam should be aware of the latest SSC CPO Syllabus and exam patterns. CPO syllabus is announced by Staff Selection Commission which conducts SSC CPO recruitment. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for SSC CPO Exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and so on. SSC CPO syllabus comprises of sections like General Knowledge, Reasoning, Quant, and English. Knowing the syllabus is the first step while preparing for any exam. Read this article to know all about the SSC CPO syllabus. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs Ebook- Download Now

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Under the SSC CPO Exam candidates are recruited to the following posts:

  • Delhi Police Sub-Inspector
  • Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

SSC CPO Syllabus

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

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 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

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SSC CPO Syllabus FAQs

Q1 What is the SSC CPO Selection Process?

A1 The selection process of SSC CPO has preliminary Online Computer-based tests, Physical Exams, and Medical tests. 

Q2 Is there any negative marking in the SSC CPO Exam?

A2 Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the SSC CPO Exam.

Q3 How many Subjects are asked in the SSC CPO Exam?

A3 A total of 6 subjects are asked in the SSC CPO exam.

Q4 What is the duration of the SSC CPO Exam?

A4 The duration of the SSC CPO Exam is 120 minutes.

Q5 What is the marking scheme of the SSC CPO Exam?

A5 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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