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SSC CPO 2024 Exam from June 27; Check paper pattern and tips to crack SI, ASI & CISF exam

SSC CPO Exam 2024: SSC will conduct the SSC CPO exam on June 27, 28 and 29, 2024, in computer-based test mode. Candidates can have a look at the important preparation tips before appearing for the exam.

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SSC CPO Exam 2024: The Staff Selection Committee (SSC) will conduct the Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2024 Paper I Exam (SSC CPO exam) on June 27, 28 and June 29, 2024, in CBT mode at various exam centres in the country. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be held on May 9, 10, and 13, 2024.

Candidates appearing for the SSC CPO 2024 must start their preparation well in advance to avoid last-minute pressure. They can read the article below for a well-planned strategy to score good marks in SI, ASI and CISF exams.

SSC CPO 2024 – Selection Process

Candidates who wish to get recruited to CPO posts through SSC need to qualify for all the stages of the SSC CPO exam mentioned below- 

Stage 1 – Paper-I


Stage 2 – Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)

Stage 3 – Paper-II

Stage 4 – Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

Tips to crack the SSC CPO Exam 2024

Candidates can have a look at the below-given preparation tips for the SSC CPO examination to perform well in the exam.  

  • Candidates should revise the important topics of the SSC CPO syllabus 2024 in the last 15 days of the examination.
  • They must practice as many previous year’s question papers and mock test papers regularly for self-assessment.
  • Aspirants must go through the marking scheme mentioned in the official notification
  • They should start reading the newspaper regularly to help them in the General Awareness and English section of the SSC CPO exam.

Subject-wise SSC CPO Preparation Tips 2024

The SSC CPO Paper I include subjects like General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. While the paper II consists of the English language & Comprehension. Candidates can check the subject-wise preparation tips given below – 

General Intelligence and Reasoning 

While preparing for the General Intelligence and Reasoning in SSC CPO exam, candidates should focus on the following areas: 

  • This section will include questions from Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding topis. 

General Knowledge and General Awareness

Candidates are advised to go through the below-mentioned tips for GK and General Awareness.

  • This component will test candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society.
  • The test will also consist of questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates must read all the listed tips to ace their Quantitative aptitude section in Paper I of the SSC CPO exam. 

  • This will test the ability to appropriately use numbers and number sense of the candidate. 
  • They can expect the questions from topics such as computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentages, Ratios and Proportions, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discounts, etc. 

English Comprehension

For English comprehension, aspirants must follow the given study tips. 

  • Candidates are advised to focus on their basic comprehension and writing ability. 
  • They can start solving sample papers for reading comprehension questions. 

English language & Comprehension

In this section, the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language will be assessed.

  • The questions will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles, etc.), Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2024 

Aspirants must go through the complete exam pattern and syllabus of the SSC CPO exam to plan their preparation strategy accordingly. Check the paper-wise SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2024 in the table mentioned below.

SSC CPO Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024

Part SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
IGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning5050
IIGeneral Awareness5050
IIIEnglish Language & Comprehension5050
IVQuantitative aptitude5050
SSC CPO Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024

SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
English Language & Comprehension2002002 hours
SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024

SSC CPO Exam 2024 Minimum Qualifying marks

Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying scores in both paper I and paper II to pass the SSC CPO exam. Check the category-wise marks (without adding bonus marks applicable to NCC certificate holders) given below – 

  • UR – 30%
  • OBC/EWS – 25% 
  • All other categories – 20%

For more details related to the SSC CPO exam 2024, candidates can visit the official website – ssc.gov.in. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question) What is the new date of the SSC CPO exam?

Answer) The SSC CPO exam was scheduled to be conducted on May 9, 10 and 13, 2024, however, it got postponed to June 27, 28, and 29, 2024. 

Question) When will the Staff Selection Committee release the SSC CPO admit card 2024?

Answer) Candidates will be able to download their admit cards a few days before the examination date. The SSC CPO admit card 2024 can be downloaded by entering the required login details. 

Question) What is the SSC CPO full form?

Answer) The SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization.