To crack the SSC CPO 2022Exam, the primary step is to get a good knowledge of the Exam Pattern and the proper syllabus of each stage. SSC CPO 2022 includes two written tests – Paper-I and Paper-II.

  • The language of the question papers will be in English and Hindi except for the English section.
  • Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.
  • Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examination will be normalized.
  • To understand the papers better, download the previous years’ questions and go through them.

National Cadet Corps (NCC) certificate holders (as on 01-01-2022) will be given bonus marks in Paper-I and Paper-II

CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SubjectsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Paper 1
General Intelligence & Reasoning50502 hours
General Knowledge & Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050
Paper 2
English Language & Comprehension2002002 hours

At the end of paper I and paper II exam, the candidates have to clear the Physical Test and Medical Examination. Go through the following content to know more about the exam pattern of SSC CPO Physical Test and Medical Examination:

PET/PST Pattern

SSC CPO PET/PST Exam Pattern

HeightChest (Expanded/Unexpanded)HeightChest
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim16580/85155
Scheduled Tribes162.577/82154

Both the female and male aspirants have to qualify the PET test. The candidates should keep in mind the following points:

Male CandidatesFemale candidates
  • 100 metre race – 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Km Race in – 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metres – 5 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 metres – 3 chances
  • Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres – 3 chances
  • 100 metre race – 18 second
  • 800 metre race – 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet – 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet – 3 chances
  • SSC CPO Medical Test
Medical Test

Check out SSC CPO Result 2022.

Criteria for Medical Test

  • Minimum Near Vision: (Better eye)- N6 and (worse eye) N9
  • Minimum Distant Vision: (better eye) 6/6 and (worse eye) 6/9
  • The candidates should not have a flat foot, knock knee, varicose vein or squint in eyes.
  • Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.
Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme of SSC CPO 2022

  1. Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  2. Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I.
  3. Questions of Part-IV and Paper-II will be in English.
  4. Each question of Paper-I and Paper-II will contain 1 mark.
  5. Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examination will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission.
  6. The SSC (Staff Service Commission ) reserves the rights of altering the exam pattern.
  7. National Cadet Corps (NCC) certificate holders (as on 01-01-2022) will be given bonus
  8. marks in Paper-I and Paper-II as follows:
Type of NCC CertificateBonus Marks in each Paper (Paper-I and Paper-II)
NCC “C” Certificate10 marks (5% of the maximum marks)
NCC “B” Certificate6 marks (3% of the maximum marks)
NCC „A‟ Certificate4 marks (2% of the maximum marks)
CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO 2022 Syllabus

SSC CPO syllabus 2022 is for two written exams Paper I & Paper-II. The syllabus of these two papers is different. Both paper I and paper II examinations of SSC CPO are conducted online.

While preparing for Paper-I and Paper-II, the below-mentioned syllabus will definitely guide you throughout your preparation days:

Syllabus of Paper-I

General ReasoningVerbal 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
General KnowledgeCurrent Affairs, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Sports, Entertainment, Obituaries, Important Dates, Scientific Research
Quantitative AptitudePercentage, 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
English ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active and Passive Voice, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Error Correction

Syllabus of Paper-II

SSC CPO Syllabus Paper II is a descriptive exam comprising only the English section. Relevant questions asked in this paper are as follows.

  • Error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension.

Aspirants who have applied for the exam are advised to begin their preparations well in advance in order to clear the exam in one attempt. To help candidates with the preparation, we have assembled a list of best books that you can refer to during your preparation for the SSC CPO 2022 Exam.