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SSC Central Police Organisation (SI/ASI) 2024 ( SSC CPO )

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SSC CPO Syllabus 2024: 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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Q:   What is SSC CPO Syllabus?

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The topic-wise SSC CPO syllabus is given below:

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Questions are asked from analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding, and decoding, etc. 

General Knowledge and General Awareness: The test include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research, etc. 

Quantitative Aptitude: Questions are asked from whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers,  Percentage, Ratio and Proportion,  Square
roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, etc. 

English Comprehension: This section assesses a candidate's ability to understand basic English,  Comprehension & Writing Ability. 

 

Q:   Which is SSC CPO syllabus for General Awareness?

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SSC CPO syllabus for General Awareness section is given below.

TopicsTypes of Questions
HistoryAncient and Medieval History, India’s freedom struggle
GeographyIndian and World Geography
PolityGovernment Portfolios, Judiciary and Constitution of India
Science & TechnologyEnvironment, Nutrition, Diseases, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc.
Books and AuthorsAuthors and Famous books
EconomyEconomic Organisation, Indian and world organisation
National & international AffairsGovernment policies and schemes, National and International days, events and news etc.
International OrganisationsInternational Organisation headquarter and their year of establishments
Current eventsthe latest Sports events, Venues and Winners
 

Q:   Which are the important topics for SSC CPO Reasoning section?

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SSC CPO syllabus for Reasoning section is given below:

TopicsTypes of Questions
AnalogySemantic and Figural analogy, letters and numbers Symbolic/Numbers, images and meaning-based
Coding-DecodingCoding decoding by letter shifting, coding by analogy and words
ClassificationsSemantic and Figural classifications, Symbolic/Numbers classification
SeriesSemantic, Figural, number and mixed series and series based on general knowledge
Order RankingSequence of order and ranking will be asked from the given data
Direction & DistancesProblems based on network, routes and distances travelled are asked
Missing numbersNumbers and alphabet based Matrix and Diagrams
Alphabet or word testSequence and word formation, Matrix, jumbled words, suffix etc.
Venn diagramVenn Diagram, Logical, Syllogism etc.
PuzzlesDouble line-up arrangements, circular arrangements, seating arrangements, linear arrangements etc.
Data sufficiencyCubes and Dices, Arithmetic operation etc.
Non- verbal reasoningPaper folding, Cubes and dices, counting figures etc.
 

Q:   What is the syllabus for SSC CPO Paper 1?

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SSC CPO syllabus for Paper 1 comprises topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. The syllabus of SSC CPO is given below:

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Questions are asked from analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding, and decoding, etc. 

General Knowledge and General Awareness: The test include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research, etc. 

Quantitative Aptitude: Questions are asked from whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers,  Percentage, Ratio and Proportion,  Square
roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, etc. 

English Comprehension: This section assesses a candidate's ability to understand basic English,  Comprehension & Writing Ability. 

 

SSC CPO Syllabus 2024

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.

SSC CPO Syllabus Highlights

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.

Q:   What is SSC CPO Paper2 syllabus?

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SSC CPO Paper 2 syllabus is given 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.
 

Q:   What is SSC CPO Syllabus for English Comprehension?

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SSC CPO Syllabus for English Comprehension is given below.

TopicsTypes Of Questions
IdiomsOne word substitution, meaning of Idioms
Error detectionFinding error in a sentence or a phrase
VocabularySpellings, Synonyms and Antonyms
Cloze testQuestions based on passages containing particular idea, cloze tests
Reading comprehensionsPassages will focus on topics related to social issues, business and economies moral stories and humanities like Art, human behaviour, Psychology, medicine etc.
Grammar sectionsSpotting the error, Phrase Replacements, Fill in the blanks
 

Q:   What is SSC CPO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude?

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SSC CPO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude is given below.

TopicsTypes of Questions
Mixture ProblemsQuestions on mixtures of Two or Three quantities and their ratios
Ratio ProportionsSimple and compound ratios, Direct and indirect proportions
Number SystemsRational, irrational Numbers, LCM, HCF, integers
SimplificationFraction, BODMAS, Decimals, Ratios etc.
AlgebraQuadratic and Linear Equation, Identities etc.
Profit and LossPartnership, Discounts and Marked Prices, Problems on Profit and Loss, successive sellings, etc.
PercentageBasic Percentage Questions
AverageAverage problems on Average of height, weight, Age, Marks, money expenditure, temperature etc.
Time and workTime and Work, Work and Wages, Work efficiency, Pipes and cisterns etc.
Speed, Time and DistanceProblems on River, boats and streams, Relative speed etc.
MensurationAre, Surface Area and volume of Various Geometric Shapes
Simple InterestProblems on Simple and compound interest
TrigonometryHeight and distances, Identities, Trigonometric ratios etc.
GeometryQuadrilateral, Triangles, Circles, Chords, Cubes, cones etc.
Data InterpretationsQuestions on Bar graph, Table, Pie Chart, Line Chart
 

SSC CPO Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1

SSC CPO syllabus 2024 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 2024 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 2024

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

Q:   How should I prepare for the SSC CPO?

A:

SSC CPO exam always focus on previous years' question papers. Candidates must give due importance to solve the previous year question papers thoroughly. Candidates must prepare the physical in advance. Candidates must solve mock tests to improve speed and accuracy of solving questions. Candidates must be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern.

 

Q:   How tough is it to crack SSC CPO exam?

A:

It is not tough to crack SSC CPO exam if candidates have prepared it well. Candidates should prepare a proper strategy to crack the exam. The strategy should include solving the previous years' question papers, mock test, going the exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates should study regularly.

 

Q:   What is SSC CPO exam pattern?

A:

SSC CPO exam pattern is such that it comprises Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II, and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). Questions in Paper 1 and 2 are objective types. The Paper 1 exam comprises questions from four sections, while Paper 2 consists of one section. The duration of both papers is two hours.

 

Q:   What benefits would I get if selected during the SSC CPO?

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All the benefits that are being given to 4200 GP/2800 GP central government employees. And as it is a central police organisation so other allowances will also be given depending upon the difficulty level of candidates' posting zone.

Allowances and other benefits:

  • House Rental Allowance (HRA)
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Traveling Allowance (TA)
  • Diet Allowance/ Ration Money
  • Children Education Allowance
  • Hostel Subsidy
  • Dress Allowance
  • Risk/ Hardship Allowance

Other allowances are mentioned below:

  • Special Duty Allowances
  • Hair Cutting Allowances
  • Soap Toilet Allowances
  • Medal Allowances
  • Non-practicing Allowances (Only for Medical Officials)
  • Detachment Allowances
  • HP CA Allowances
  • Cash Handling Allowances
  • Training Allowances
  • Island Special Duty Allowances
  • Nursing Allowances
 

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Answered 4 days ago

SSC CPO scorecard is released online on the official website. The scorecard is released for different stages of recruitment process. The scorecard can be downloaded by logging with the required credentials. The steps to download SSC CPO scorecard are given below:

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SSC CPO Tier 1 is not qualifying in nature. The marks secure by candidates in this stage are considered for the final merit list. The total marks allotted to the Tier 1 exam are 200. Questions are asked from General Knowledge, General Intelligence, English, and Quantitative Aptitude. There are also

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The merit list for the SSC CPO 2024 Tier 1 Exam is prepared based on candidates’ performance in the CBT and in accordance with reservation rules. It will include the roll numbers of candidates who qualify for the PST and PET. The PET/PST is qualifying in nature. Candidates qualifying the PET/PST are

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SSC CPO Tier 1 result 2024 will be announced soon. The result will be made available in PDF form and will comprise the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Separate result PDFs are made available for male and female candidates. SSC CPO result PDF is made available on the official website-ssc.gov.in

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Yes, students who complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree are qualified for the SSC CPO (Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation) examination, as long as they meet the SSC's other qualifying conditions. These qualifications include being a citizen of India, being b

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The window to raise objection against the provisional answer key of SSC CPO is made available on the same day when the answer key is released. Candidates who have any doubt with regard to the questions asked in the exam can raise objections online. To raise objection, candidates need to pay INR 100

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered a week ago

SSC CPO answer key is released online on the official website. However, the direct link to download the answer key is provided on this page. The commission first releases the provisional answer key. Candidates can even challenge the provisional SSC CPO answer key. The final answer key is published o

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SSC CPO Paper 1 answer key 2024 was released on July 6, 2024 by SSC. The exam was conducted on June 27, 28 and 29, 2024. The answer key was released online on the official website. However, the direct link to check the answer key was provided on this page. The total marks allotted to the Paper 1 exa

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Anangsha Patra

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SSC CPO answer key 2024 for Tier 1 was released on July 6, 2024 by SSC. The link to download the answer key was made available on the official website. However, we have provided the direct link to download the answer key. To download the answer key, candidates need to login with the required credent

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The distribution of questions in the Reasoning section of SSC CPO exam is given below.

Topics

No. of Questions

Puzzle

2-3

Seating Arrangement

4

Mirror Image

1-2

Syllogism

2-3

Mixed Series

5-6

Analogy

1-2

Blood Relation

1-2

Venn Diagram

1-2

Coding-Decoding

4

Direction & Distance

2

Counting Figure

1

Cubes & Dices

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Calendar

1-2

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