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SSC Central Police Organisation (SI/ASI) 2022 ( SSC CPO )


Registration: 20 Jul '23 - 13 Aug '23

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jun 10, 2022 15:40 IST

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases the SSC CPO syllabus along with the notification. SSC CPO syllabus comprises the topics under each section that candidates need to cover for the exam. The first and foremost strategy towards preparation is understanding the syllabus. The preparation for the exam is incomplete without the syllabus. SSC CPO syllabus of Paper 1 is divided into General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The syllabus for Paper 2 comprises English Language and Comprehension. The standard of SSC CPO syllabus is of high school and graduation level. The detailed syllabus of SSC CPO is given below.

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SSC CPO Syllabus 2022

Knowing the SSC CPO Syllabus help candidates to understand the topics that need to be covered under each section of the exam. It help candidates to strategise their preparation as most of the questions are framed based on the SSC CPO latest syllabus.

Highlights of SSC CPO Syllabus

Candidates can check below some of the important highlights of SSC CPO syllabus.

Subjects Details

General Intelligence and Reasoning

The syllabus includes both verbal and non-verbal type topics

General Knowledge and General Awareness

The section aims to test the general awareness of candidates

Quantitative Aptitude

Questions are designed to test the ability of candidates regarding the use of numbers and number sense

English Comprehension

Test the proficiency in the English Language, Comprehension and Writing Ability.

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SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1

SSC CPO syllabus 2022 for Paper 1 is the first and foremost selection round for the recruitment of Sub Inspector (SI) in CAPF, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in CISF & Sub Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police. SSC CPO syllabus for Paper 1 is divided into four sections and consists of 50 questions in every section. For each correct answer, candidates will get one mark. However, for every question answered wrong, there is a deduction of 0.25 marks. Check below the subject-wise SSC CPO Paper 1 syllabus.

SSC CPO Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

This section will have a total of 50 questions. The total marks allotted to this section are 50. Questions in this section are of both verbal and non-verbal type. Candidates can check below SSC CPO syllabus for this section. 

Topics Types of Questions Weightage
Analogy Semantic and Figural analogy, letters and numbers Symbolic/Numbers, images and meaning-based 6-8 Questions
Coding-Decoding Coding decoding by letter shifting, coding by analogy and words 3-5 Questions
Classifications Semantic and Figural classifications, Symbolic/Numbers classification 6-7Questions
Series Semantic, Figural, number and mixed series and series based on general knowledge 3-5 Questions
Order Ranking Sequence of order and ranking will be asked from the given data 1-2 Questions
Direction & Distances Problems based on network, routes and distances travelled are asked 1-3 Questions
Missing numbers Numbers and alphabet based Matrix and Diagrams 2-3 Questions
Alphabet or word test Sequence and word formation, Matrix, jumbled words, suffix etc. 3-5 Questions
Venn diagram Venn Diagram, Logical, Syllogism etc 4-5 Questions
Puzzles Double line-up arrangements, circular arrangements, seating arrangements, linear arrangements etc. 3-5 Questions
Data sufficiency Cubes and Dices, Arithmetic operation etc 4-5 Questions
Non- verbal reasoning Paper folding, Cubes and dices, counting figures etc. 5-7 Questions

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SSC CPO Syllabus for General Knowledge and General Awareness

Questions are from History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc. Check below the topics and their weightage. 

Topics Types of Questions Weightage
History Ancient and Medieval History, India’s freedom struggle 6-7 Questions
Geography Indian and World Geography 5-6 Questions
Polity Government Portfolios, Judiciary and Constitution of India 3-5 Questions
Science & Technology Environment, Nutrition, Diseases, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc. 10-13 Questions
Books and Authors Authors and Famous books 1.2 Question
Economy Economic Organisation, Indian and world organisation 4-5 Questions
National & international Affairs Government policies and schemes, National and International days, events and news etc. 10-11 Questions
International Organisations International Organisation headquarter and their year of establishments 1-2 Questions
Current events Latest Sports events, Venues and Winners 2-3 Questions

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SSC CPO Syllabus for English Comprehension

In this section, more weightage is given to the Vocabulary, Grammar and Comprehension. Candidates need to prepare the following topics in this section. 

Topics Types Of Questions Weightage
Idioms One word substitution, meaning of Idioms 3-5 Questions
Error detection Finding error in a sentence or a phrase 4-5 Questions
Vocabulary Spellings, Synonyms and Antonyms 5-10 Questions
Cloze test Questions based on passages containing particular idea, cloze tests 5-10 Questions
Reading comprehensions Passages will focus on topics related to social issues, business and economies moral stories and humanities like Art, human behaviour, Psychology, medicine etc. 5-10 Questions
Grammar sections Spotting the error, Phrase Replacements, Fill in the blanks 8-10 Questions


SSC CPO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

This can be a scoring section if candidates prepare it well. Questions are very simple and basic. Candidates can check below the syllabus:

Topics Types of Questions Weightage
Mixture Problems Questions on mixtures of Two or Three quantities and their ratios 1-2 Questions
Ratio Proportions Simple and compound ratios, Direct and indirect proportions 3-4 Questions
Number Systems Rational, irrational Numbers, LCM, HCF, integers 1-3 Questions
Simplification Fraction, BODMAS, Decimals, Ratios etc. 4-5 Questions
Algebra Quadratic and Linear Equation, Identities etc. 4-6 Questions
Profit and Loss Partnership, Discounts and Marked Prices, Problems on Profit and Loss, successive sellings, etc. 4-5 Questions
Percentage Basic Percentage Questions 1-2 Questions
Average Average problems on Average of height, weight, Age, Marks, money expenditure, temperature etc. 2-3 Questions
Time and work Time and Work, Work and Wages, Work efficiency, Pipes and cisterns etc. 1-2 Questions
Speed, Time and Distance Problems on River, boats and streams, Relative speed etc. 1-3 Questions
Mensuration Are, Surface Area and volume of Various Geometric Shapes 3-5 Questions
Simple Interest Problems on Simple and compound interest 1-3 questions
Trigonometry Height and distances, Identities, Trigonometric ratios etc 3-5 Questions
Geometry Quadrilateral, Triangles, Circles, Chords,Cubes, cones etc. 4-6 Questions
Data Interpretations Questions on Bar graph, Table, Pie Chart, Line Chart 4-5 Questions

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2

Questions in this paper of SSC CPO are asked from English Language and Comprehension. Candidates can check the topics below:

  • 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 etc
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SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CPO exam pattern is summarised below:

Number of sections 

Paper 1: Four

Paper 2: One 

Duration of the test  2 hours
Number of questions 

200 questions in both the papers

Total marks 

Paper 1: 200 marks

Paper 2: 200 marks 

Types of questions  Objective Multiple Choice Type
Language of question paper Hindi and English 
Negative marks  0.25

Best Books for SSC CPO 

SSC CPO books are the best resource to prepare for the exam. Candidates must refer to the best books to prepare well for the exam. Candidates can refer to the following books for SSC CPO preparation:

Name of the book


Objective General English

R S Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Analytical Reasoning

M K Pandey

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

Manorama Yearbook 2020

Mammen Mathew

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

R S Aggarwal

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Q. How many subjects do I need to study for SSC CPO?

A. In SSC CPO, candidates need to study four subjects for the Paper 1 exam and one subject for Paper 2. 

Q: Which book is best for SSC CPO Analytical Reasoning?

A. For Analytical Reasoning in SSC CPO, candidates can refer to MK Pandey.

Q. What is the marking scheme of SSC CPO?

A. For the wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. For the correct answer, candidates score one mark. 

Q. Which topic in Quantitative Aptitude has the maximum number of questions?

A. Candidates must prepare Quadrilateral, Triangles, Circles, Chords,Cubes, cones, Quadratic and Linear Equation, Identities, Fraction, BODMAS, Decimals, Ratios etc. in SSC CPO.

Q. What is the standard of SSC CPO syllabus?

A. The standard of SSC CPO syllabus is of graduation and high school.

Q. How can I prepare for SSC CPO exam?

A. The first and foremost thing is to clear the basics in SSC CPO. Candidates must solve mock tests and previous years' question papers too. 

Q. Which book to refer to for the English section in SSC CPO?

A. Candidates can refer to Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis for SSC CPO.

Q. How can I improve the English Language section for SSC CPO?

A. Candidates can improve the English Language section can be improved by reading newspapers and magazines. 

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