SSC CPO Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern for Paper I, II & PET/PST

SCC CPO
SSC CPO

SSC CPO Syllabus 2023- In order to ace SSC CPO 2023 exam, all candidates should be aware of the SSC CPO syllabus 2023 as well as the SSC CPO exam pattern. It is crucial to know the structure of the exam and the syllabus that needs to be well-prepared for the upcoming SSC CPO 2023 Exam for which the SSC CPO Tier-1 Exam is to be held from 3rd to 6th October 2023. In this article, we have provided the complete SSC CPO Syllabus & Exam Pattern as released by Staff Selection Commission. If you are preparing for SSC CPO 2023, do bookmark this page and not skip any topic for the examination. SSC has updated the negative marking for SSC CPO 2 Exam, from now onwards, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer instead of ⅓rd mark.

SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern

With the release of 1876 vacancies for Sub-Inspector (Executive) posts in Delhi Police and Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF through SSC CPO 2023 Exam Notification, the interested candidates must be looking forward to understanding the complete SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Have a look at the important details regarding SSC CPO Exam from below table.

SSC CPO Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Exam Conducting Body
Staff Selection Commission
Posts
Sub-Inspector (Executive) posts in Delhi Police and Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF
Category Syllabus
SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam
3rd to 6th October 2023
Mode of Exam
Paper 1 & 2- Online
Marking Scheme
1 mark awarded for correct answer
0.25 mark deducted for incorrect answer
Selection Process
Tier 1, PET/PST, Tier 2, Detailed Medical Examination
Official website www.ssc.nic.in

SSC CPO Selection Process 2023

SSC CPO exam has four different phases that candidates need to clear in order to get selected for various posts in Delhi Police, CAPFs, CISFs etc. SSC CPO Paper 1 is an Objective Multiple Choice Question paper. The paper-II exam is the English Comprehension Test, while PET/PST Test is conducted to check the endurance (medical and physical strength) of the candidate.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023
Tier/Stages Type of Examination
Mode of examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
PET/PST Running, Long Jump, High Jump and Short Put Physical exam
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
DME Detailed Medical Examination Offline

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023 for Paper 1, Paper 2 and parameter for PST & PET has been discussed by the commission along with SSC CPO Notification 2023. Let’s start with understanding the exam pattern of SSC CPO 2023.

SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern

  • There would be 200 Multiple Choice Questions in SSC CPO Paper 1.
  • Each correct answer will score you 1 mark and for each incorrect answer, there would be a negative marking of 0.25 mark.
  • The duration of SSC CPO 2023 Paper 1 will be 2 hours (120 minutes).
SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern 2023
Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50
2 hours
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200

SSC CPO 2023 Physical Standard Test (PST)

The candidates after qualifying in the SSC CPO Paper 1, have to appear for Physical Standard Test and Physical Efficiency Test. The details for SSC CPO PST and PET have been tabulated below.

SSC CPO PET/PST Test
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

SSC CPO 2023 Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

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

  • 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 Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023

SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted after PET/PST Test for SSC CPO 2023 is conducted.

• The total time duration of the exam is of 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.

• The total number of questions asked will be 200 MCQ and the maximum marks for Paper-2 will be 200

• The test will be of English Language and Comprehension conducted online.

• There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.

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 2023

The Syllabus of SSC CPO 2023 is for two written exams conducted online- Paper-1 & Paper-2. Let’s have a look at the SSC CPO Syllabus for 2023 Paper-1:

SSC CPO Paper-1 Syllabus

General Reasoning General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Percentage
Reading Comprehension
Syllogism Awards and Honours Ratio and Percentage Grammar
Circular Seating Arrangement Books and Authors Data Interpretation Vocabulary
Linear Seating Arrangement Sports Mensuration and Geometry Verbal Ability
Double Lineup Entertainment Quadratic Equation
Synonyms-Antonyms
Scheduling Obituaries Interest
Active and Passive Voice
Input Output Important Dates Problems of Ages Para Jumbles
Blood Relations Scientific Research Profit and Loss
Fill in the Blanks
Directions and Distances Number Series
Error Correction
Ordering and Ranking Speed, Distance and Time
Data Sufficiency Time and Work
Coding and Decoding Number System
Code Inequalities Data Sufficiency

SSC CPO Paper 2 Syllabus

Section Syllabus
English Language and Comprehension
Error Recognition
Fill in the Blanks
Vocabulary
Spellings
Grammar
Sentence Structure
Synonyms
Antonyms
Sentence Completion
Idioms and Phrases
Comprehension

SSC CPO Syllabus 2023

Q1. How many subject are there in SSC CPO 2023 Tier-I Exam?

Ans. There are 4 subjects in SSC CPO Tier-I(Paper-1) Exam.

Q2. How many subject do I need to study for SSC CPO 2023 Exam?

Q3. Which Test Series is best for SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam?

Ans. You can follow Adda247 Test Series & Online Coaching Classes for SSC CPO 2023 Paper I & Paper-II.

Q4. How many questions will be asked in the Tier-I exam of SSC CPO?

Ans. There will be 50 questions in each section of the Tier-I exam. A total of 200 questions will be asked in Paper-1.

Q5. How many subject are there in SSC CPO 2023 Tier-I Exam?

Ans. There are 4 subjects in SSC CPO Tier-I(Paper-1) Exam.

Q6. How many subject do I need to study for SSC CPO 2023 Exam?

Ans. Candidates need to study four subjects for Paper 1 (General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension) exam and one subject for Paper 2 (English Language and Comprehension).

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