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SSC CPO 2020 has been out. SSC CPO is conducted by SSC for Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector Posts. Now it requires Graduation for applying for the post and there are other eligibility criteria. We will discuss this in this article.

Now let me clear a point that SSC CPO and SSC CGL has a great deal of differences. And  SSC CPO requires a bit of physical endurance to clear the exam.

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SSC CPO: Exam Pattern

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SSC CPO has 4 level of examination to clear. The tier 1 and tier 2 is written. Here in PET you physical measurement and maintenance both will be tested. And medical test you certain medical examination will be done. Here is a chart on how the exam works.


Exam Marks Time
Tier 1  200  2 Hours
Tier 2  200  2 hours
Medical test QUALIFYING

SSC CPO: Tier 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CPO tier 1 has 200 questions and 2 hours. And the total marks is 200. It means each question consists of 1 makrs. Now there are four subjects. General Awareness, General intelligence or reasoning, English and comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude. Lets look at the chart to understand it better


Subject Time Marks
General intelligence and reasoning Overall 2 hours 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
English 50
General Awareness 50

SSC CPO: General intelligence and reasoning

In SSC CPO if you think any subject is easy then its reasoning. The level is quite descent. Lets look at the syllabus here

Number & Alphabetical Series, Coding Decoding, Analogy, Odd one Out, Embedded or Complete the Image, Counting Figure, Syllogism, Directions Sense, Ranking, Non-verbal: Paper Folding & Cutting, Mirror Image,Blood relations, Matrix, Mathematical Calculations, Words order.

SSC CPO: Quantitative Aptitude

SSC CPO has good level of quantitative aptitude but not as high as CGL. But proper preparation is requires as it is often seen that students neglect Quant and get low marks. Here is the result

Number System,HCF,LCM, Mixture & Allegation, Time Speed Distance, CI & SI, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, DI( Data Interpretation) Algebra,Percentage, Average, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Ratio.


SSC CPO: English

English is considered as the most toughest exam in SSC CPO. If your English is weak than you need to work hard for these. Remember that just not English grammar but also English comprehension, synonyms and antonyms are also included. Syllabus is here down below

Comprehension Passage

Basic Spot the error,One word substitution, Improvement of sentences,Fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling and detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases.


General Awareness.

Histroy, Geogrpahy, Economics( mostly current affirs), Current affirs.

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Now the full form of PET is physical endurance test.

PST: Physical test

Now in SSC CPO you need to clear the PET and PST to to appear for tier 2 exam. Now PST is about you eligibility of you physical requirement that is given by SSC.

PET is the test that is conducted by ssc. Here you are given to different task like running, jumping ect.

NOTE: In PET there is no marks but in order to clear the exam give the tier 2 you need qualify for this.


This is the chart for PST

Candidate 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 none none
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 155 none none
Scheduled Tribes 154 none none


Here in PET in order to qualify for the examination you need to qualify you need to complete task.

For Male Candidates

  1.     100 meters race in 16 seconds
  2.     1.6 meters race in 6.5 minutes
  3.     Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 5 chances
  4.     High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
  5.     Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 meters in 3 chance


For Female Candidates

  1.     100-meter race in 18 second
  2.     800-meter race in 4 minutes
  3.     Long Jump: 2.7 meters or 9 feet in 3 chances
  4.     High Jump: 0.9 meters or 3 feet in 3 chance


SSC CPO: Tier 2 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CPO as Tier 2 has English as the only subject. There is 200 marks and 2 hours for the examination. Here is the detail pattern for this

Subject Question Marks Time
English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours


After clearing this three exams you will able to give the medical test. Now in Medical test you have do nothing. You medical test will be done by SSC Officials. And remember that ssc cpo has high standard for Medical test.


Events Dates
SSC CPO Notification Release Date 17th April 2020
Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CPO 16th May 2020
SSC CPO Tier-I Admit Card Will Soon release
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 28th September 2020 to 1st October 2020
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date 1st March 2021


SSC CPO 2020: Admit Card

SSC CPO admit card will be released 10 to 15 days before tha examination. Now to check SSC CPO Admit card. CLICK HERE   

States Region and Sub Region Official links
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card Of Region Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa WR (Western Region) www.sscwr.net
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card Of Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand Region NR (North Region) www.sscnr.net.in
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card Of Region Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh MP Sub-Region www.sscer.org
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card OF Region West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, A&N Island, Sikkim ER (Eastern Region) www.sscer.org
SSC CPO 2020  Admit Card Of Region Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram NER (North-East Region) www.sscner.org.in
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card of Region Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Tamil nadu SR (Southern Region) www.sscsr.gov.in
SSC CPO 2020  Admit Card Of Region Karnataka, Kerala KKR Region www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card Of Region Haryana, Punjab, J&K, Himachal Pradesh NWR (North-Western Region) www.sscnwr.org
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card Of Region Uttar Pradesh & Bihar CR (Central Region) www.ssc-




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