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SSC CPO Exam 2021: CPO Syllabus & Exam Pattern , Eligibility Criteria 

Theziyanwriter)-If you are an aspirant of SSC and are preparing for SSC CPO, then you are at the right place. The Samiksha Institute Provides Courses for the preparation of all Competitive exams and continues to work to provide correct information to the students. Today we are going to give information about the syllabus and exam pattern of SSC CPO in very simple words. 

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The Full form of CPO is Central Police Organisation(CPO). This exam is conducted every year by the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) in which candidates participate on a large scale. The last time this exam could not be done in 2019-20, Now it is being conducted in 2021. To score high in SSC CPO 2021 examination, all candidates must have to know the SSC CPO syllabus. We have given you complete information about SSC CPO Exam below, which you can see-  

What We Will Learn- 

  • SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2021

  • SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier-I

    • SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper I

  • SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier-II

    • SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper II


  • SSC CPO PET Test 

  • SSC CPO  Medical Test

  • Eligibility Criteria 

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2021:

There are Two Tiers and Physical Tests in the CPO Exam. We have given you the Exam Pattern of SSC CPO below:


Type of Examination

Mode of examination

Tier-1/Paper 1

Objective Multiple Choice

CBT (Online)

Physical Test


Physical Test

Tier-2/Paper 2

Objective Multiple Choice

CBT (Online)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier-I

SSC CPO Tier 1 comprises 200 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. SSC CPO Tier 1 is of 120 minutes or 2 hours. SSC CPO Tier I has four sections with 50 questions each and maximum marks of 50. Normalization will be done by SSC.

The sections asked in SSC CPO Tier I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • General Reasoning

  • English Comprehension

The Scheme of Tier 1 is explained in Table given below:


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted

General Intelligence and Reasoning



A cumulative time of 120 minutes (160 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)

General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Comprehension






SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper-I

The SSC CPO Paper I is consists of four subjects. Here we present you with the subject-wise syllabus of SSC CPO Tier 1.

General Reasoning General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
  • 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

  • Current Affairs of National and Intentional Importance

  • Awards and Honours

  • Books and Authors

  • Sports

  • Entertainment

  • Obituaries

  • Important Dates

  • Scientific Research

  • 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

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Verbal Ability

  • Synonyms-Antonyms

  • Active and Passive Voice

  • Para Jumbles

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Error Correction

SSC CPO Exam Pattern For Tier-II


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


English Language & Comprehension



120 minutes

SSC CPO Syllabus For Paper II

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


The SSC CPO Physical Standard Test (PST) is conducted at the time of PET Test. 



Chest in cms



A. Male Candidates (General)




(i) For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim




(ii) For candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes




B. Female Candidates (General)


(i) For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim


(ii) Scheduled Tribes



 Candidates have to complete all the Tests on the same day. Prepare yourself according to the PET Test requirements.

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 for SSC CPO 2021 is mentioned 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.

Highlights of SSC CPO Exam

  • Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.

  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I.

  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.

  • The Physical test is done to determine the basic physical structure of the candidate like height, chest, etc.

Conclussion- If you are an aspirant of SSC CPO , then I Hope this article was helfull to you and now you have enough knowledge about SSC PO Exam. In this article we discussed about the syllabus of SSC CPO Exam as well as we also discussed about the exam pattern.  If there is any question related to this exam or article, then you can contact with us. 

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