SSC CPO Previous Year Paper

Candidates preparing for the exam can solve SSC CPO previous year paper for the best results in the final exam. The SSC CPO exam is conducted for recruitment to the Central Police Organisation. Since the exam is conducted at the National level, lakhs of candidates appear for the exam. 

The Staff Selection Commission is the conducting Body for all SSC exams. To check details of other SSC Exams visit the given link. 

The Staff Selection Commission released the notification for SSC CPO recruitment exam 2020 on June 17th 2020 to conduct the CPO examination from 29th September 2020 onwards. The SSC CPO 2020 exam online application window is open till July 16th, 2020. Aspirants willing to apply can go through the detailed SSC CPO Notification on the linked page.

Since the number of applications witnesses a major increase every year, candidates must prepare themselves well to qualify the exam in the very first attempt.
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SSC CPO Question Paper

The SSC CPO previous year paper comprises of 200 questions from the four sections: General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension consisting 50 questions each. 

Given below are the memory-based SSC CPO previous year paper for the first phase of written examination. Solving the question papers will let candidates apprehend their performance.

SSC CPO Previous Year Paper 2018 – (Paper I):

SSC CPO Previous Year Paper 2017 – (Paper I):

The SSC CPO Previous year paper help candidates analyse their preparation, know more about the exact exam pattern and prepare themselves based on the difficulty level of the exam. Candidates can know more about the SSC CPO exam at the linked article.

Crack the CPO exam in the first attempt! Along with SSC CPO Questions Papers, check the links for comprehensive preparation-

The syllabus for the SSC CPO exam is vast and requires exhaustive studies and systematic devotion of time for the preparation of each section.

Therefore, Candidates who have applied for the SSC CPO exam 2020 must start the preparation and solve SSC CPO previous year paper for best results. Also, candidates must solve the mock test series by BYJU’S (link given above). 

All these will help candidates improve their time management for solving the paper within the stipulated time period. Candidates get an idea about the actual exam pattern and scope of questions, they can also apprehend their preparation level and look for the topics that require improvement. 

Candidates preparing for any other examination conducted by SSC can check the previous year SSC Question Paper for assistance. Also, check other relevant links-

Candidates preparing for the SSC CPO exam can also solve the SSC Online quiz comprising 25 questions from the three mains sections of the SSC CPO exam meant to be solved within 15 minutes. The three sections being:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. English Language

Solving the online quiz will help candidates analyse their performance by the marks scored at the end of the test.

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SSC CPO Exam Dates 2021

The SSC CPO exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. The important dates for the SSC CPO exam 2021 are given below:

SSC CPO Exam Date
SSC CPO Exam Important Dates
Online Registration June 2021
Computer-Based Exam (Paper I) September 2021
Computer-Based Exam (Paper-II) 1st March 2021

SSC CPO Exam Dates 2020

The important dates for the SSC CPO exam 2020 are given below:

SSC CPO Exam Date
SSC CPO Exam Important Dates
Online Registration June 17th 2020 to July 16th 2020
Computer-Based Exam (Paper I) September 29th 2020 to October 5th 2020
Computer-Based Exam (Paper-II) 1st March 2021

Based on the above-mentioned dates, candidates can prepare themselves accordingly. 

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO exam is conducted in 4 stages:

  1. Computer-Based Test (Paper I)
  2. Computer Based Test (Paper-II)
  3. Physical Test
  4. Medical Examination

Only when a candidate qualifies all the above-mentioned stages, he is finally selected for the post.

Given below is the SSC CPO exam pattern for the two Computer-based tests :

SSC CPO Exam Pattern
SSC Exam Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
Paper I Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 2 hours
Reasoning Ability 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
Paper-II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours

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Frequently Asked Question – SSC CPO Question Paper 2020-21


Q.1. How many subjects to study in SSC CPO exam?

Ans. SSC CPO syllabus comprises four main subjects i.e. Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude.

Q.2. Is there an interview in SSC CPO?

Ans. There is no interview in SSC CPO examination. Candidates just need to clear the four stages of the exam.

Q.3. Is SSC CPO a good job?

Ans. Candidates who qualify SSC CPO examination will be a part of Paramilitary force or CAPF, hence, SSC CPO is a highly respected job.

Q.4. Recruitment in SSC CPO is for which posts?

Ans. SSC CPO recruitment is conducted for the post of Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector and Sub Inspector Posts.

Q.5. Is there a negative marking scheme in SSC Central Police Organisation Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking both in Paper I as well as Paper II of CPO exam. Candidates will lose 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Q 6. How many section are there in SSC CPO Paper II?

Ans. There is only 1 section in Paper II i.e. English Language and Comprehension.


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