How to prepare for SSC CPO 2020 exam

Staff Selection Commission known as SSC is one of the important platforms for millions of aspirants who want to work in the prestigious government field. SSC has various departments such as SSC CGL, CHSL, GD, JE, Stenographer, CPO, and many more. In this article, we will provide you the details and best guidance on the SSC CPO exam 2020.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Police Organization (CPO) Exam, which is known as the SSC CPO. It is the hotspot where candidates with good intellect and potential applications in large numbers. As a job in SSC CPO offers a lucrative pay scale, job security with decent career growth prospects it is one of the most sought after graduate exams. Through SSC CPO the selected candidate is placed in the for SI/ASI posts in Delhi Police and Central Armed police force. Join Avision Institute for the best CPO coaching to crack the SSC exam. The recruitment of SSC CPO 2020 is conducted into three phases Preliminary, Main Exam, and Interview Round.

Official Notice:

  • Vacancies: SSC CPO 2020 has announced a total of 2745 number of vacancies.
  • Selection: The selection of SSC CPO 2020 is based on 4 stages of the exam.
  • Syllabus: The Syllabus of SSC CPO 2020 is mainly based on English Language/Quantitative Aptitudes/Logical Reasoning/General knowledge and Current affairs.
  • Important Dates: Date of registration: May 2020 (Extended due to COVID-19).
  • Prelims Exams: SSC CPO TIER-I Exam September to October; SSC CPO TIER-II&III Exam: March 2021.

Exam Dates:

The SSC CPO has officially announced the registration schedule and exam dates:

SSC CPO eventsSSC CPO Dates(Tentative)
SSC CPO 2020 Notification & Online ApplicationMay 2020
SSC CPO Apply Online Last dateMay 2020
SSC CPO Paper I (CBE)September 28th 2020 to October 1st 2020
SSC CPO Paper II March 1st 2021
Admit Card SSC CPO 2020September 2020

Exam Pattern:

The SSC CPO 2020 exam pattern has various phases. The candidates need to clear 4 different sections to crack the CPO exam. The four stages of SSC CPO exam pattern are as follows.

  • Paper I
  • Physical Test
  • Paper-II
  • Medical Examination

CPO Paper I exam pattern:

General Intelligence & Reasoning5002 hrs
General Knowledge & Awareness50
Quantitative Aptitude50
English Comprehension50

CPO Paper II Exam Pattern:

English Language & Comprehension20002 hrs

Physical Standard test(PST):

CategoryHeight (in cms.)Chest Expanded (in cm)Chest Unexpanded (in cm)
General/others (Male)Min 170Min – 80cmMin – 85cm
General (Female)Min 157NANA
ST (Male)Min 162.05Min – 77 cmMin – 82 cm
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim1658085 cm

Physical Efficiency test:

Physical Efficiency Test
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 chances100 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


The SSC CPO Syllabus 2020 has 4 different subjects. Reasoning, Quantitative, English Comprehensive, and General Knowledge. The details of the topics are listed below.

Verbal ReasoningCurrent AffairsPercentageReading Comprehension
SyllogismAwards and HonoursRatio and PercentageGrammar
Circular Seating ArrangementBooks and AuthorsData InterpretationVocabulary
Linear Seating ArrangementSportsMensuration and GeometryVerbal Ability
Double LineupEntertainmentQuadratic EquationSynonyms-Antonyms
SchedulingObituariesInterestActive and Passive Voice
Input OutputImportant DatesProblems of AgesPara Jumbles
Blood RelationsScientific ResearchProfit and LossFill in the Blanks
Directions and DistancesNumber SeriesError Correction
Ordering and RankingSpeed, Distance and Time
Data SufficiencyTime and Work
Coding and DecodingNumber System
Code InequalitiesData Sufficiency

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