SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2022 in detail

SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2022

Check out SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2022 in detail, Exam Strategy, Syllabus of Reasoning, GS/GK, Quantitative Aptitude, English

SSC or The Staff Selection Commission commences CPO Central Police Organization in order to make recruitment on the sub-inspector post in Delhi Police, Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF, and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). You may be interested in performing well in the examination to gain the post.

In this article, we have discussed SSC CPO 2022 Exam Pattern in great detail. Interested candidates are suggested to have a nice look at it.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & decoding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Figural Pattern folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, etc.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CPO Exam Notification 2022– Exam Date, Notification Date

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Expected Number of Questions

In the following tabular, the number of questions which can be expected from each topic after studying the previous years’ questions:

TopicsTypes of QuestionsExpected Number of Questions
AnalogySemantic and Figural analogy, letters and numbers Symbolic/Numbers, images and meaning-based6 – 9 Questions
Coding/DecodingCoding decoding by letter shifting, coding by analogy and words3 – 5 Questions
ClassificationsSemantic and Figural classifications, Symbolic/Numbers classification6 – 7Questions
SeriesSemantic, Figural, number and mixed series and series based on general knowledge3 – 5 Questions
Order RankingSequence of order and ranking will be asked from the given data1 – 2 Questions
Direction & DistancesProblems based on network, routes and distances travelled are asked2 – 3 Questions
Missing numbersNumbers and alphabet-based Matrix and Diagrams2 – 3 Questions
Alphabet or word testSequence and word formation, Matrix, jumbled words, suffix etc.3 – 5 Questions
Venn diagramVenn Diagram, Logical, Syllogism etc3 – 5 Questions
PuzzlesDouble line-up arrangements, circular arrangements, seating arrangements, linear arrangements etc.3 – 5 Questions
Data sufficiencyCubes and Dices, Arithmetic operation etc4 – 5 Questions
Non- verbal reasoningPaper folding, Cubes and Dice, counting figures etc.5 – 7 Questions

General Knowledge and General Awareness

General Awareness is always a scoring part to gain an edge in the exam. However, this section is comparably more vast than other sections of the Paper-I. This section is designed to test g the candidates‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.

Syllabus and Weightage of General Knowledge & General Awareness

In the following tabular, we are providing detailed syllabus and the expected number of questions of each topic to help you to study better:

TopicsTypes of QuestionsWeightage
HistoryAncient and Medieval History, India’s freedom struggle6-7 Questions
GeographyIndian and World Geography5-6 Questions
PolityGovernment Portfolios, Judiciary and Constitution of India3-5 Questions
Science & TechnologyEnvironment, Nutrition, Diseases, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc10-13 Questions
Books and AuthorsAuthors and Famous books1-2 Questions
EconomyEconomic Organisation, Indian and world organisation4-5 Questions
National & International AffairsGovernment policies and schemes, National and International days, events and news etc.10-11 Questions
International OrganisationsInternational Organisation headquarter and their year of establishments1-2 Questions
Current eventsLatest Sports events, Venues and Winners2-3 Questions

Quantitative Aptitude 

Numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.


TopicsTypes of QuestionsWeightage
Mixture ProblemsQuestions on mixtures of Two or Three quantities and their ratios1-2 Questions
Ratio ProportionsSimple and compound ratios, Direct and indirect proportions3-4 Questions
Number SystemsRational, irrational Numbers, LCM, HCF, integers1-3 Questions
SimplificationFraction, BODMAS, Decimals, Ratios etc.4-5 Questions
AlgebraQuadratic and Linear Equation, Identities etc.4-6 Questions
Profit and LossPartnership, Discounts and Marked Prices, Problems on Profit and Loss, successive sellings, etc.4-5 Questions
PercentageBasic Percentage Questions1-2 Questions
AverageAverage problems on Average of, weight, Age, Marks, money expenditure, temperature etc.2-3 Questions
Time and workTime and Work, Work and Wages, Work efficiency, Pipes and cisterns etc.1-2 Questions
Speed, Time and DistanceProblems on the River, boats and streams, Relative speed etc.1-3 Questions
MensurationArea, Surface Area and volume of Various Geometric Shapes3-5 Questions
Simple InterestProblems on Simple and compound interest1-3 questions
TrigonometryHeight and distances, Identities, Trigonometric ratios etc3-5 Questions
GeometryQuadrilateral, Triangles, Circles, Chords, Cubes, cones etc.4-6 Questions
Data InterpretationsQuestions on Bar graph, Table, Pie Chart, Line Chart4-5 Questions


English Comprehension

In the Paper-I of SSC CPO 2022, the English section consists of 50 questions making a total of 50 marks. However, the Paper-II consists of 200 questions from English comprehension. However, the syllabus and suitable books for preparation are different.

Syllabus and Weightage of 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.

TopicsTypes Of QuestionsWeightage
IdiomsOne word substitution, the meaning of Idioms3-5 Questions
Error detectionFinding an error in a sentence or a phrase4-5 Questions
VocabularySpellings, Synonyms and Antonyms5-10 Questions
Cloze testQuestions based on passages containing a particular idea, cloze tests5-10 Questions
Reading comprehensionsQuestions based on passages containing a particular idea, cloze tests5-10 Questions
Grammar sectionsSpotting the error, Phrase Replacements, Fill in the blanks8-10 Questions


SSC CPO Paper-II: Syllabus

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


In the article above we have discussed SSC CPO 2022 Syllabus in detail. We have mentioned all the topics from each subject that all candidates must have a thorough knowledge of to crack this exam. All the aspirants are suggested to have a nice look at this before starting their preparation. It is hoped that, this article results to be helpful for them.

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