SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2019

SSC CPO Exam ( Paper II), 2018

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SSC CPO 2019 Exam Pattern

The candidates who are applying for the exam of SSC CPO have to first know the exam pattern. Then they will be able to prepare for the exam. It is crucial to know the structure of the exam pattern that needs to be prepared in and out for the upcoming SSC CPO exam.

The SSC CPO exam has 3 different stages and the candidates have to clear in order to get selected for the various posts. The SSC CPO paper 1 is objective type question paper. Paper 2 exams are English comprehension test, while PET/PST test is conducted to check the endurance of the candidate.

The question in the paper 1 will be set in English and Hindi in parts A, B, and C. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both the paper 1 and paper 2.

The commission may fix qualifying marks in paper 2 later, but as of now, it is just of qualifying nature

SSC CPO paper 1 exam:

Subject No.of.questions Maximum marks
General intelligence and reasoning 50 50
General knowledge 50 50
Quantitative aptitude 50 50
English comprehension 50 50

On the basis of the performance in Paper 1, the candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in PET/PST examination. The commission shall have discretion to fix different minimum qualifying marks in each part of paper 1 taking into consideration among others, category wise number of candidates and category wise vacancies.

SSC CPO PET/PST (Physical Standard Test):

Candidates Height Chest


unexpanded Expanded
Male (gen) 170 80 85
Belonging to hilly regions and areas of J&K, northeast and Sikkim 165 80 85
ST 162.5 77 82
Female (gen) 157
Belonging to hilly regions and regions areas of J&K, northeast and Sikkim 155
ST 154

There will be no base prerequisite of chest estimation for female applicants in SSC CPO. Unwinding in stature and chest as the case might be as referenced above will be reasonable just on generation of an endorsement in the Performa as recommended in Annexure 8 from the capable specialists of the area where they commonly dwell or lives.

SSC CPO PET (Physical Endurance Test):

Male candidates:

  • 6 km race in 6.5 minutes in SSC CPO for male
  • 100 metres race in 16 seconds SSC CPO for male
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances SSC CPO for male
  • High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances SSC CPO for male
  • Shot put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances SSC CPO for male

Female candidates:

  • 800 metre race in 4 minutes in SSC CPO for female
  • 100 metre race in 18 seconds in SSC CPO for female
  • Long jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances in SSC CPO for female
  • High jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances in SSC CPO for female.

The relaxation in physical standards once granted at the time of initial appointment in Delhi police will hold good till the individually concerned remains in Delhi Police.

SSC CPO medical test:

  • Minimum distant vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
  • Minimum near vision: N6(better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  • Must not have a flat foot, knock knee, varicose vein or squint in eyes.
  • Eye standard should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

The candidates who qualify the PET will be medically examined by the medical officer of the CAPF’s or any other medical officer or assistant surgeon belonging to grade 1 of any central/ state Government hospital.

The candidates who found to be unfit will be informed of the position and they can 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 against the decision of the re-medical board/ review medical board will be entertained.

The candidates who qualified in PET/PST exam will be allowed to appear in paper 2 exams.

SSC CPO paper II exam pattern:

The SSC CPO paper II will be conducted after the PET/PST test.

  • The total time duration of the exam is of 120 minutes in SSC CPO exam.
  • The total number of questions is 200 marks
  • The test will be of English and comprehension. It will be conducted online.

Preparation tips:

The study plan will enhance the preparation and make the high score. So the candidates have to study well before the exam and the preparation tips would be helpful for them.

  • The candidates first need to understand the pre-requisites for the exam.
  • First, the candidates need to understand the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • To score high in the reasoning section the candidates are advised to practice question in the specified time duration.
  • The reasoning section can be divided into 3 sections i.e. easy, moderate and difficult. Though the reasoning section is comparatively easy.
  • In general awareness section, it is very vast. Keep the focus on the important topics.
  • Static GK mainly retains the Indian history, culture, environment, geography, science, and technology, economy and polity.
  • Current affairs stay updated with current news. Newspapers are a good source of daily information.
  • GK and daily affairs should be updated from time to time.
  • For GK the candidates can take more and more mock tests.
  • For quantitative aptitude, the candidates need to focus fast on the calculation and short cut methods of the arithmetic section.
  • It needs special attention to algebra, coordinate geometry, geometry, trigonometry, and mensuration.
  • For Number system, the candidates can start the preparation first since it is a basic concept.
  • Practice number of problems in profit and loss, ratio and proportion, geometry etc.
  • Build up the reading skills for handling the vocabulary and comprehension part.
  • Previous year question paper and mock tests can help the candidates to score more in the exam.