SSC CPO Syllabus 2023 – Paper 1, 2 Exam Pattern – Download PDF

SSC CPO Syllabus 2023

SSC CPO Syllabus 2023: Staff Selection Commission conducts CPO Examination to recruit candidates for Sub-Inspector posts in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). The Commission has released the latest SSC CPO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 along with the recruitment notification at So candidates preparing for SSC CPO Exam 2023 can check this post and be aware of the updated SSC CPO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023:

Staff Selection Commission conducts CPO Exam in four stages. Stage 1 is a Computer Based Written examination called Paper I. Candidates who clear first stage i.e. Paper I exam will be eligible for Physical Standard Test / Physical Endurance Test. Candidates clearing stage 2 will then be appearing for Stage 3 of the selection process. Stage 3 is again a Computer Based Exam called Paper II. At last candidates need to undergo Detailed Medical Examination (DME) which is the final stage of SSC CPO Selection.

StageExaminationMode of Exam
Stage 1Paper IOnline CBT
Stage 2PET/PSTPhysical Test
Stage 3Paper IIOnline CBT
Stage 4DMEMedical Test

SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern:

As we seen before SSC CPO Paper-1 is a Computer Based Test (CBT) with Multiple Choices Objective Type questions. Below is the pattern of examination for the Paper-1 exam.

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
IGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning50502 Hours
IIGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness5050
IIIQuantitative Aptitude5050
IVEnglish Comprehension5050


Candidates clearing the first stage of CPO Exam will undergo Physical Endurance Test and Physical Standard Test.

Physical Standard Test (PST):

The Commission conducts this test to examine the Physical Standards of the Candidates. Below is the minimum physical requirement for candidates based on their category.

CategoryHeight (cm)Chest (cm)
Male (General)1708085
Belonging to hill areas like J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Northeast and Sikkim1658085
ST Candidates162.57782
Female (General)157
Female Candidates belonging to hill areas like J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Northeast and Sikkim155
ST Candidates – Female154

Physical Endurance Test (PET):

The PET will have tests like running, long jump, high jump for both male and female candidates.

Male Candidates:

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 metre in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metre 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 Paper-2 Exam Pattern:

The Paper II of SSC CPO Exam 2023 will be conducted as per below pattern.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English language & Comprehension2002002 Hours

Note: Candidates need to be aware of below important notes before appearing for the SSC CPO Examination.

  • Both Paper I & II will have Objective Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Parts I, II & III of Paper I will have questions in both English & Hindi.
  • Both Paper I & II will have negative marking of 0.33 for each wrong answer.

SSC CPO Medical Test (DME):

Candidates should fulfill below criteria in order to get selected for the Sub-Inspector vacancies.

  • Near vision (minimum): N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  • Distant vision (minimum): 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
  • Should not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes
  • Should possess high colour vision
  • Should be in good mental and bodily health

SSC CPO Syllabus 2023:

Now that we have seen the exam patterns of all the four stages of CPO examination. Let us now have a look at the SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper-1 and Paper-2 examination.

SSC CPO Paper-1 Syllabus:

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • 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

General Knowledge and General Awareness:

  • Current Affairs
  • India and neighboring Countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number System
  • Percentage
  • Ration and Proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixture
  • Average
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation

English Comprehension:

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

SSC CPO Paper-2 Syllabus:

English Language and Comprehension:

  • Error recognition
  • Filling in the blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Comprehension

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