SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – Download Now in Pdf

SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020 – The examination will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II, and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory. Details of these Papers/ Tests are as follows:

SSC CPO Exam Syllabus

Paper:- I SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020

S/No Subject Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time Duration
I General Intelligence and Reasoning 50/50 2 Hours
II General Knowledge and General
Awareness
50/50
III Quantitative Aptitude 50/50
IV English Comprehension 50/50

Paper- II SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2020

SubjectNumber of Questions/
Maximum Marks
Time Duration
English language & Comprehension200/ 2002 Hours

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. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examination will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No.1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02- 2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut off marks.

Tentative Answer Keys will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit representations, if any, within the time limit given by the Commission through on-line modality only, on payment of Rs.100/- per question. Any representation regarding Answer Keys received within the time limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final. No representation regarding Answer Keys shall be entertained later.

National Cadet Corps (NCC) certificate holders (as on 01-01-2021) will be given bonus marks in Paper-I and Paper-II which will be added to the normalized scores of such candidate as per following scheme:

S/NoType of NCC CertificateBonus Marks in each Paper
(Paper-I and Paper-II)
1NCC „C‟ Certificate10 marks (5% of the maximum marks)
2NCC „B‟ Certificate6 marks (3% of the maximum marks)
3NCC „A‟ Certificate4 marks (2% of the maximum marks)

The dates of examinations indicated in the Notice are tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to the candidates only through the website of the Commission.

There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

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Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination:

Paper-I:

General Intelligence and Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on

  • analogies
  • similarities and differences
  • space visualization
  • spatial orientation
  • problem-solving
  • analysis, judgment
  • decision making
  • visual memory
  • discrimination
  • observation
  • relationship concepts
  • arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • arithmetic number series
  • non-verbal series
  • coding and decoding
  • statement conclusion
  • syllogistic reasoning
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Numerical Operations
  • symbolic Operations
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Space Visualization
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding
  • Figural Patternfolding and completion
  • Indexing Address matching
  • Date & city matching Classification of center codes/ roll numbers
  • Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding
  • decoding and classification
  • Embedded Figures
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence

General Knowledge and General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be

  • computation of whole numbers
  • decimals
  • fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  • Congruence and 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: Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

Paper- II

English Language and Comprehension: Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of words, comprehension etc.

Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET):

S No

Category of candidates

Height (in cm)

Chest (in cm)

Unexpanded

Expanded

(i)

Male candidates except those listed at S No (ii) and (iii)

170

80

85

(ii)

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.

165

80

85

(iii)

All candidates belonging to Scheduled

Tribes

162.5

77

82

(iv)

Female candidates except those listed at

S No (v) and (vi)

157

(v)

Female 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

155

(vi)

All-female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

154

  • Weight: Corresponding to height (for all posts).

Physical Endurance Test (PET) For SSC CPO Exam Syllabus:

For male candidates:

  • 100-meter race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 km race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 meters in 3 chance

For Female candidates:

  • 100-meter race in 18 seconds
  • 800-meter race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 meters in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 meters in 3 chances.

Note:- There shall be no minimum requirement of chest measurement for female candidates.

Medical Examination

All the candidates who qualify in Paper-II will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade-I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary. Candidates, who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days. The decision of the Re-Medical Board/ Review Medical Board will be final and no appeal/ representation against the decision of the Re- Medical Board/ Review Medical Board will be entertained.

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