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In this post, we provide you the latest SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 along with the Exam Pattern is available in this post

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 recruitment process is in three stages: –

  1. Tier-1/Paper 1
  2. Physical Test (PET/PST)
  3. Tier-2/Paper 2

With the help of the syllabus and exam pattern candidates prepared well for the exam. Candidates can cover all the topics and there is no chance to miss any topic by the use of the syllabus.

This will ensure good marks for the candidates. So, Download the SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern.


Organization NameStaff Selection Commission/
Central Police Organization
Position NameSub Inspector
Selection ProcessTier-1/Paper 1
Physical Test (PET/PST)
Tier-2/Paper 2
Job LocationAcross India


Candidates should be selected in three-round to attain the job in SSC CPO.

Firstly candidates should be given the Tier-1 test in which they have to be qualified with minimum cut-off marks when candidates qualified the pre-exam then they call for Physical Test (PET/PST) after that candidate clears the Physical Test they are called for the Tier-2 test.

Everyone has to compulsorily participate in every round and should get a good score to be promoted to the next round.

  1. Tier-1/Paper 1
  2. Physical Test (PET/PST)
  3. Tier-2/Paper 2


The Basic Salary of SSC CPO is Rs 35400. 

Name of the postLevelGroupSSC CPO Salary (Post wise)Grade Pay
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female)6‘C’ Non-GazettedRs. 35400-112400/-4200
Sub Inspector in CAPF6‘B’ Non-GazettedRs. 35400-112400/-4200
Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF6‘C’ Non-GazettedRs. 29200-92300/2800


  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. Home Rental Allowance
  3. Travel Allowance
  4. Dearness on Travel Allowance
  5. NPS
  6. CGHS
  8. Deductions


SSC CPO Comprises of Two Tiers and Physical Tests. Exam Pattern of SSC CPO is explained below:

TestType of ExaminationMode of examination
Tier-1/Paper 1Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
Physical TestPET/PSTPhysical Test
Tier-2/Paper 2Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)

For Tier-1/Paper 1

  • SC CPO Tier 1 comprises 200 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. 
  • Time duration is of 120 minutes or 2 hours. 
  • The exam has four sections with 50 questions each and maximum mark 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 the Table given below:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050

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

Note:- For every wrong question there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks also.

For Tier-2/Paper 2

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language & Comprehension200200120 minutes


For Tier-1/Paper 1

General Reasoning

  • 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

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

General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs of National and Intentional Importance
  • Awards and Honours
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Obituaries
  • Important Dates
  • Scientific Research

English Comprehension:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Correction

For Tier-2/Paper 2

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.

CandidatesHeight(Chest in cms.)
(Chest in cms.)
A. Male Candidates (General)1708085
(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 Sikkim1658085
(ii) For candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes162.57782
B. Female Candidates (General)157
(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 Sikkim155
(ii) Scheduled Tribes154


  • Physical Endurance Test standard will be for all the candidates who have scored above the cut-off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper I.
  • Candidates have to complete all the Tests on the same day. Prepare yourself according to the PET Test requirements.

Male Candidates

  1. 100-meter race in 16 seconds
  2. 1.6 Km 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 chances

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 chances

SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test for SSC CPO 2022 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.
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No. not so much. The overall exam level of SSC CPO is moderate. English, Reasoning and General Awareness sections were easy whereas the Quantitative Aptitude section was tough.
Yes, it is. SSC CPO exam level is easy to moderate. The general intelligence and reasoning section was of easy to moderate difficulty level.
The Basic Salary of SSC CPO is Rs 35400. For more info please visit the whole blog.
No, there is no interview process in the SSC CPO exam.
Yes, you can. If you prepared well you can crack the SSC CPO exam on the first attempt. It depends on your preparation and time schedule.
No, SSC CPO does not conduct twice a year. It conducts once a year and gives the opportunity to the young candidates.
The full form of CPO is Central Police Organisation. It is also known as SSC CPO, because of the exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of candidates for the post of Sub-inspector (SI) of Police.

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