SSC CPO Syllabus 2019
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 - 5:31 p.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

SSC CPO Syllabus 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases SSC CPO 2019 syllabus for paper I and II separately. Candidates who wish to appear for SSC CPO exam can check SSC CPO syllabus for both the papers along with the notification. SSC CPO syllabus 2019 for the paper I contain topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension whereas paper II comprises question from English language & Comprehension. With the help of SSC CPO syllabus, candidates can know the topic and sub-topics asked in different section of paper I & II exam.

By referring to SSC CPO 2019 syllabus, candidates can identify the weaker areas and plan their preparation accordingly. SSC CPO 2019 Paper I exam is scheduled to be held from December 11 to 13. Read this article below to know detailed SSC CPO syllabus 2019 below.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2019 - Paper I

The syllabus of SSC CPO for paper I contain topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2019 for General Knowledge and General Awareness will be designed to check candidates’ general awareness regarding the environment and its application to society, knowledge of current events and day-to-day observations and scientific progress and discoveries. However, the syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude is designed to test applicants’ ability to appropriately use numbers and sense of number and computation skills whereas, in English Comprehension, candidates the syllabus will be designed to check the use the English language correctly and writing skills. While preparing for paper I exam, candidates must know all the unit & topics of SSC CPO syllabus 2019 for different sections which are listed below the table.

SSC CPO Paper I Syllabus 2019

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning - 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, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number 9 Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, 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

  2. General Knowledge and General Awareness - History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

  3. English Comprehension - Proficiency in the English Language, Comprehension and Writing Ability.

  4. Quantitative Aptitude - Computation of 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, 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, etc

SSC CPO 2019 Syllabus for Paper II

Only those candidates who will qualify the paper I & Physical Endurance Test and Physical Standard Test (PET/ PST) will be eligible to appear for SSC CPO paper II. SSC CPO syllabus 2019 for Paper-II will be designed to check candidates’ understanding and knowledge of English Language. The list of topics required for SSC CPO 2019 Paper-II is as given below.

SSC CPO Paper II Syllabus



English Language and Comprehension

Error recognition

Filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc.)




Sentence Structure



Sentence Completion

Phrases and Idiomatic use of words


SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2019

Along with the syllabus, it is important for the candidates to know the exam pattern. SSC CPO 2019 exam pattern, candidates can know the total number of questions asked in different sections, marking scheme, total marks, negative marks etc. As per the exam pattern of SSC CPO, paper I will be held for 200 marks. Candidates will be given 1 mark for each correct answer whereas 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Check SSC CPO exam pattern 2019 for paper I below.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2019 - Paper I


Number of Questions



Paper 1

General Intelligence and Reasoning



2 hours

General Knowledge and General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Comprehension



Paper 2

English Language and Comprehension



2 hours

How to prepare for SSC CPO 2019?

To prepare for SSC CPO exam, candidates must plan a proper preparation strategy. While planning, candidates must keep the syllabus, exam pattern in mind so that they complete the prescribed syllabus before the exam during preparation. Candidates also need to make a proper study plan where they must properly allot their time separately for each section. Candidates must also solve previous years question papers and revise the topics studied regularly to retain them.

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hello! i have filled the form of ssc in 2018 nd i filled my father name as per adhaar card but later i saw it should by filled as same as matriculation. now, i have an exam of SSC CPO 2019. is there any difficulty or problem at the time of document verification? pls help...

Parvathi Ramachandran 7th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

At the time of document verification , you may explain to them what actually happened. The reason for name difference in Aadhar and Matriculation. If you are able to provide right reason and convince them , I think this issue will not be a problem . Pls justify yourself with reasonable clarifications, and you may say that if needed you can provide them gazetted  officer authorization letter proving both the names are of same person some . Definitely they will accept it and allow you for next levels. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask .

Wish You Good Luck !

Thank You !!


i got 42% marks in my graduation. which types of exam i am eligible with graduation degree. And please suggest me where i need to move banking or ssc?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 21st Sep, 2019

With your graduation degree, you're eligible for not only banking and ssc cgl, but even upsc cse, since all these don't ask for any specific aggregate.

Now, coming to which exam, that entirely depends on you, SSC and Banking, both are quite different. SSC conducts its recruitment in four stages, and it does take a larger amount of time compared to bank exam results. Moreover, the pattern too is different, yes there're similarities in terms of few subject, but in SSC there's always a possibility of repeating of previous year questions, hence solving pyq in ssc becomes handy, while banking exam is all about speed and precision.
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