SSC CPO 2024 Detailed Syllabus and Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Syllabus 2024 : SSC will conduct SSC CPO Paper I and Paper II examinations one by one. Candidates who are willing to appear should read this article on SSC CPO Syllabus till the end to know the detailed syllabus to prepare for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Force of India.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2024

In this article, we have provided the detailed SSC CPO 2024 Syllabus for Paper 1 & Paper 2, along with the important topics which will help the candidates prepare in an effective manner. This will allow candidates to prepare in the most optimal manner.

TierType of ExaminationMode of Examination
Tier-IObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
PET/PSTRunning, Long Jump, High Jump and Short PutPhysical exam
Tier-IIObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)

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SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern

There are 4 sections in Paper I of the SSC CPO exam. You have to solve objective questions in these sections. To help you in your preparations with this, we have covered the SSC CPO syllabus for Paper I below.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning5050
General Knowledge5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050 
English Comprehension5050

Time – 2 Hours

SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper 1

SSC CPO Paper 1 is the first and foremost selection round for the recruitment of Sub Inspector (SI) in CAPF, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in CISF & Sub Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police. According to the SSC CPO Syllabus, it is divided into 4 sections and consists of 50 questions in every section. For each correct answer, you will get one mark. However, for every question answered wrong, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks. Check subject wise syllabus below –

General Intelligence & Reasoning –
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Scheduling
  • Input Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions and Distances
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Code Inequalities
General Knowledge –
  • Current Affairs
  • Awards and Honours
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Obituaries
  • Important Dates
  • Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude –
  • 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
English Comprehension –

SSC CPO Previous Question Papers: Download PDF

CategoryHeightChest UnexpandedChest Expanded
Male (Gen)1708085
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim1658085
Scheduled Tribes162.57782
Female (Gen)157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim155
Scheduled Tribes154

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
  • 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 2024 Paper – 2 Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted after PET/PST Test for SSC CPO 2024 is conducted.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language & Comprehension2002002 hours
  1. The total time duration of the exam is of 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.
  2. The total number of questions asked will be around 200 and the maximum marks for Paper-2 will be 200
  3. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
SSC CPO Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2
  • Error recognition
  • Filling in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles etc.)
  • Synonym/Antonym
  • Spellings
  • Sentence Correction
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Completion
  • Active Passive
  • Reported Speech
  • One word Substitution
  • Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words
  • Reading Comprehension

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