The preliminary examination for SSC CPO is scheduled from November 23-26, 2020, in online mode. Candidates appearing for SSC CPO Exam can go through the detailed exam analysis here to know the difficulty level and questions asked. 

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November 24, 2020, 05:00 PM: Second shift was a moderate level of difficulty

Compared to first shift, the second shift was slightly difficult. Questions asked in quantitative aptitude was calculative. Check the detailed analysis below and know section-wise weighatge of topics and questions asked. 

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November 24, 2020, 12:00 PM - Shift one has been concluded successfully

Today, the question paper was easy to moderate level. Students were able to attempt all questions with 100% accuracy. Go through the detailed analysis to know the section-wise weightage of topics. 

November 23, 2020, 05:00 pm: Shift 2 exam completed successfully

Shift 2 exam is over, students started coming out of the exam centers. As per the review, the exam was a moderate level of difficulty.

November 23, 2020, 03:00 pm: Shift 2 has begun, students entry restricted

The shift 2 exam has begun. This is the last shift of the exam. The students' entry was restricted after 3 pm. The shift 2 exam will complete by 5 pm.

November 23, 2020, 11:45 am: Shift 1 exam is over, students say it was an easy exam.

All students coming out of the center after Shift 1 CPO Exam mention the exam to be easy to moderate. They could attempt questions with ease.

November 23, 2020: Shift 1 Exam of SSC CPO has begun

The shift 1 exam is scheduled for 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Students have begun the shift 1 exam of SSC CPO. All candidates must follow the instructions carefully at the examination hall and finish the exam on time.

November 18, 2020: Paper 1 Admit Card Released

Candidates appearing for Paper 1 can download the SSC CPO Admit Card for their respective regions. Also, it is mandatory to carry the hall ticket to the exam hall without fail. 

SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020

As per the review, the exam which was held on 23 November 2020 was an easy to moderate level of difficulty. The current affairs section includes questions from the past 8 to 9 months. 

  • The questions from the maths section were a little bit tricky and calculative. 
  • The questions asked in the English and reasoning section were easy compared to the last year while the General Awareness section was a moderate level of difficulty.
Exam Date No. of Questions/Marks Difficulty Level Good Attempts
23rd November 2020 200/200 Easy-Moderate 172-178
24th November 2020 200/200
25th November 2020 200/200
26th November 2020 200/200

SSC CPO Shift Timings 2020

Candidates are advised to reach the exam center at least half an hour before the reporting time. The below table explains the SSC CPO Shift Timings 2020.

SSC CPO Exam Dates Shift 1 Shift 2
23rd November 2020 09:30AM-11:30AM 03:00 PM -05:00 PM
24th November 2020 09:30AM-11:30AM 03:00 PM -05:00 PM
25th November 2020 09:30AM-11:30AM 03:00 PM -05:00 PM
26th November 2020 09:30AM-11:30AM 03:00 PM -05:00 PM
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SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2019

  • The SSC CPO Exam Analysis includes all the questions asked, overall as well as sectional difficulty level, a good number of attempts, and weightage of topics.
  • This analysis will help the candidate to estimate the score.
  • The questions are separated into 4 sections- General Intelligence, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.
  • Except for the English Language, other sections of the exam were bilingual (both in English and Hindi).
  • The exam had Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in the exam, with a negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer from the correct one.

SSC CPO Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates must be aware of the SSC CPO Exam Pattern to know the number of questions asked from each section of the exam with the marking scheme and the time duration of the exam-

Section No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 50 50 2 hours (Shift 1: 09:30 A.M. to 11:30 P.M., Shift 2: 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM)
General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Language 50 50
Total 200 200

Document to be carried at the Exam Center

Keep ready the following items & carry them to the exam center.

  • Print out of the SSC CPO Paper 1 Admit Card from the official website.
  • A valid photo identity proof in original. The photo should be clearly visible in the identity proof.
  • Passport size recent photo should be affixed in the admit card.

SSC CPO Paper 1 Good Attempts 2019

Here, candidates can check the good attempts and the difficulty level of the exam for all the shifts and days the exam is going to be conducted-

Date of the Exam Subject Difficulty Level (Shift 1) Good Attempts (Shift 1) Difficulty Level (Shift 2) Good Attempts (Shift 2)
09th December 2019 General Intelligence & Reasoning Easy 38.7 - -
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 35.2 - -
General Awareness Easy 39.33 - -
English Language Easy 38 - -
10th December 2019 General Intelligence & Reasoning Easy 37.8 - -
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 36.8 - -
General Awareness Moderate 36 - -
English Language Easy 37 - -
11th December 2019 General Intelligence & Reasoning - - - -
Quantitative Aptitude - - - -
General Awareness - - - -
English Language - - - -
12th December 2019 General Intelligence & Reasoning - - - -
Quantitative Aptitude - - - -
General Awareness - - - -
English Language - - - -
13th December 2019 General Intelligence & Reasoning - - - -
Quantitative Aptitude - - - -
General Awareness - - - -
English Language - - - -

SSC CPO Exam Analysis for the English Language

  • The candidates who were qualified in Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET) are eligible for Paper-II.
  • The exam is Objective in Nature.
  • Here, in the following table candidates can check the topics and number of questions asked in the year exam-
Topic No of Questions (9th Dec 2019) No of Questions (10th Dec 2019) No of Questions (11th Dec 2019)
Reading Comprehension 5 6 5
Cloze Test (Story Based) 7 7 4
Spelling 7 6 7
Sentence Improvement 8-10 6-7 7-8
Spot the error 4-6 3-4 4-5
One-word substitution 4-6 4-6 4-6
Synonyms and Antonyms 10-13 12-14 11-13
Idiom/Phrases 5-6 6-7 6-7

List of the questions asked in Reasoning Ability

Here is the list of the questions asked in the exam from the Reasoning Section of the exam-

Topic No of questions (9th Dec 2019) No of questions (10th Dec 2019) No of questions (11th Dec 2019)
Analogy 5-6 6-7 7-8
Figure Counting 3 4 3
Odd one out 5 4 4
Mirror Image 2 3 2
Directions 2 2 2
Venn diagram 2 2 2
Statement-conclusion/Syllogism 4 5 6
Word formation 3 3 3
Wrong Number Series 3 2 2
Coding-decoding 2 3 3
Miscellaneous 9 9 8
Syllogism 2 3 3
Alphabetical Series 5 4 4
Classification 5-6 5-6 4-5
Dice 1 2 2

SSC CPO Exam Analysis for General Awareness

  • The question paper's difficulty level was Easy. Below is the list of the number of questions asked from the different topics of the exam.
    • Sports
    • SAARC General Secretary
    • Number of Synthetic Elements
    • Question from Battle of Baxar
    • Noble Prize in Literature
  • From Current Affairs, the 10-15 questions came from recent current affairs.
Topic No of Questions (9th Dec 2019) No of Questions (10th Dec 2019) No of Questions (11th Dec 2019)
Polity 5-6 6-7 4-5
Biology 4-5 6-8 6-7
Chemistry 7 7 6
Physics 5 5 7
Economics 6 6 5
Geography 7 7 6
History 6 6 4
Current Affairs 12-14 10-11 15-18

SSC CPO Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

Here is the list of the topics in asked in the exam with a number of questions asked-

Topic No of Questions (9th Dec 2019) No of Questions (10th Dec 2019) No of Questions (11th Dec 2019)
Data Interpretation 5 5 6
Work & Time, Pipes & Cisterns 7 8 7
Geometry 7 6 4
Mensuration 6 5 5
Trigonometry 4-6 7 4
Algebra 4-6 6 8
Percentage 4 4 4
Time, Speed and Distance 5 3 3
Profit, Loss, and Discount 5 2 2
SI/CI 2-3 2-3 3-4
Ratio and Proportion 1 2 2
Mixture & Allegation 1 1 2
Average 2 2 3

FAQ's

In how many shifts is SSC CPO Paper 1 Exam conducted?

There are a total of 2 Shifts- Morning Shift and Evening Shift. The exam will be conducted from November 23-26, 2020 in 2 shifts.

What is SSC CPO Exam Analysis?

With the help of SSC CPO Exam Analysis, you will get the complete detail about the Good Attempts, Difficulty Level of the exam, and the Topics asked in the exam from each section with the number of questions. There are 4 sections in the exam- English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. Click Here to get the SSC CPO Exam Analysis for all shifts.

What is the Selection Process for SSC CPO Exam?

Candidates who applied for the SSC CPO Exam have to clear the 4 stages to be a part of various SSC Armed Force- Paper 1, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper 2, and Medical Exam.

What is the Expected SSC CPO Cut Off?

The cut off is calculated on the basis of the number of candidates applied for the exam, the number of vacancies, the performance of the candidates, and the difficulty level of the exam. The cut off will release for both Male and females separately. Go through the SSC CPO Expected Cut Off 2020 below-

Category 2019 Cut-off Marks
Male Female
General 89.75 83.50
OBC 77.00 69.50
SC 67.75 60.25
ST 67.25 58.25
Ex-Servicemen 30.00

When will SSC CPO Paper 1 2020 be conducted?

As per the official website, the exam for SSC CPO Tier 1 will be held from 23-26 November 2020.