SSC currently functions as a subordinate office of DOPT and is mainly engaged in conducting competitive exams for recruitment to various posts in the SSC departments, organizations. In the previous years, SSC has conducted various exams as given below:

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL)
  • SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL)
  • Junior Engineer
  • Junior Hindi Translator
  • SSC GD Constable
  • Selection Post
  • SI (Central Police Organization)
  • SSC Multitasking Staff
  • Stenographer C & D

The SSC exam syllabus for the Central Police Organization (CPO) exam is covered in this section.

The SSC CPO Exam has a pattern which consists of :

  1. Paper-I
  2. Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)
  3. Paper-II
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

All these stages of the examination are mandatory for the candidate.

  1. PAPER I
  • SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper I covers the same topics as in SSC Syllabus for the CGL examination. 
  • Check out the SSC CGL syllabus here:


  • The SSC Exam syllabus for CPO Paper-II covers English Language & Comprehension.
  • The main focus should be laid down on :
  1. Error recognition
  2. Filling in the blanks (using verbs, Tenses, Conjunction, Preposition, Articles, etc)
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Spellings
  5. Grammar
  6. Sentence Structure
  7. Synonyms
  8. Antonyms
  9. Sentence Completion
  10. Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension, etc.


SSC CPO Exam Pattern- Salient Points:

  • As per the SSC CPO Exam Pattern, the questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II, and III of Paper-I.
  • As per the SSC Exam Pattern, there is a negative mark of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.
  • The Commission at its discretion may fix qualifying marks in Paper-I, Paper-II and any part(s) of Paper-I.
  • The Commission reserves the right to alter/ modify the scheme of examination.
  • Check SSC CPO Previous Year Question Papers for assistance in preparation and a better understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus
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