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SSC CPO Syllabus 2021: Download detailed syllabus PDF here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Silky Joshi Updated Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:14 PM IST


Get to know the SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Check the Marking Scheme, Duration, the subject asked in the SSC CPO 2021 entrance examination.
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SSC conducts the SSC CPO recruitment for the Central Police Organization (CPO) for the candidates opting for posts like Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs. The aspiring candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the syllabus, to be aware of the questions that will be asked in the examination. The exam for the SSC CPO is held in two phases of CBT-1 and CBT-2. The candidates must go through this article to know the SSC CPO syllabus, this will help the candidates to prepare for the examination accordingly. 

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:-




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 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




Maximum  Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

English Language



120 minutes




120 minutes


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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