Through the staff selection commission CPO exam, the candidates get a chance to be recruited at the designation of Sub Inspector. If you want to get a good score in this examination, you should have the best preparation beforehand. It is important to be updated about the syllabus of the SSC CPO 2020 and prepare yourself to get the best score in the examination.

  • The complete SSC CPO Syllabus 2020 covers different areas like General knowledge, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Section
  • SSC Exam Pattern gets updated every year and you need to be alert about it
  • The candidates should prepare all the important topics from each of the sections and solve as may as SSC Memory Based Questions to score high
  • The application date for applying for the SSC CPO exam starts from 17th April 2020
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SSC CPO Important Topics 2020

Students, who are appearing for CPO examination, should know what comes under the syllabus of SSC CPO 2020. The SSC CPO 2020 important topics under General Awareness and General knowledge, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English language, and Quantitative Aptitude should be prepared for Paper I. For the second paper the candidates need to take preparation in the English language and Comprehension.

Subjects Important parts
Paper I
General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogy Problem Solving Arithmetical reasoning
General Knowledge and General Awareness Indian Polity Science and Tech Environmental science
Quantitative Aptitude Computation of Whole Numbers Ratio and Proportion Profit and Loss
English Language Grammar Comprehension Error recognition
Paper II
English Language and Comprehension Comprehension And Grammar
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SSC CPO Important Topics for General Awareness

It is very important to have good preparation in current affairs and you can practice the SSC CPO important questions pdf from previous years and from mock tests. The current affairs include the national and international polity, financial status of the nation, environmental science, technical updates and more. The candidates need to prepare and practice throughout the year to answer the SSC CPO gk questions 2020.

General Awareness and General Knowledge Topics Sub-Topics Approximate Number of Questions (varies year to year)
Polity Constitution of India, Judiciary 3 to 5
Science & Technology Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environment, Nutrition, Diseases, etc 1 to 10
History Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient & Medieval History 6 to 7
Geography Indian Geography & World Geography 5 to 6
Economy Indian & World Economy, Economic Organisation 4 to 5
National & International Affairs National & International News, Days & Events, Government Policies & Schemes 10 to 11

SSC CPO Important Questions for General Awareness

  1. How many polities does the institutional mechanism of federalism accommodate? (2019)


  1. Which economist developed international trade theory in 1817 based on comparative advantage and specialization?

Ans-David Ricardo

  1. Which of the following metals in pure form has the highest melting point?


  1. Who became the Nawab of Bengal after the death of Alivardi Khan in 1756?

Ans-Siraj ud-Daulah

  1. Which Commission was appointed by the central government to examine issues related to Centre-State relations?

Ans-Sarkaria Commission

  1. In which year did King George V assume the crown of India?


  1. In which year was the 'National Food for Work Programme' launched in India?


  1. Leshalaptu' is a folk dance of which Indian state?


  1. Which of the following is the outer layer of the Earth that is made of plates which fit together like a jigsaw puzzle?


  1. Which one of the following can be categorized as a solution? (2019)

Ans-Sea Water

  1. A pillar containing inscriptions from three different periods, i.e. the Mauryan period,Gupta period and Mughal period, is located at:

Ans-Allahabad (Prayagraj)

  1. Which of the following Governors-General introduced a code which provided for the separation of revenue administration from judicial administration?

Ans-Lord Cornwallis

  1. Which of the following is NOT a fundamental right of Indian citizens?

Ans-Right to Property

  1. Which of the following bodies is primarily concerned with maintaining the integrity of the international financial system?


  1. Batholiths are landforms created by:

Ans-Volcanic Activities

SSC CPO Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative aptitude is important to know and practice throughout the year to get a good score. The candidates need to answer 50 SSC CPO Quantitative Aptitude questions in this part.

Quantitative Aptitude Approximate Number of Questions (varies year to year)
Simplification ((BODMAS, Fraction, Decimal) 4 to 6
Ratio and Proportion 5 to 7
Mixture and Alligation 0 to 1
(Number Systems LCM, HCF, Integers, Rational Irrational Numbers) 0 to 1
Algebra (Identities, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations) 4 to 6
Profit and Loss 4 to 5
Average 1 to 2
Percentage 1 to 2
Time and Work 1 to 2
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 0 to 2
Speed, Distance and Time (Problems on Trains, Boats and Streams, Relative Speed) 0 to 2
Geometry and Mensuration (Triangles, Circles, Chords, Quadrilaterals) 7 to 11
Trigonometry 2 to 4
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Line Chart, Bar Graph, Table) 7 to 10

SSC CPO Important Questions for Quantitative Aptitude

  1. At what percentage rate, compound interest compounded annually for a sum of 40,000rupees, will amount to 44,100 in two

Ans: 5

  1. What should come in place of the question mark(?) in the following number series?

1, 5, 13 , 29 ,? , 125, 253

Ans: 61

  1. If 8% of x is the same as 4% of y, then 20% of x is the same as:

Ans: 75%

  1. If 80% of A = 50% of B and B=x% of A, then the value of x is

Ans: 160

  1. Select the term that will come in the place of?

7, 11, 19, 31, ? 67

Ans: 47

  1. The price of 6 pencils is Rs. 30 and that of 12 pens is Rs. 120. What is the average price of 50 pencils and 50 pens?

Ans: 7.5

  1. A started a business by investing Rs. 36,000. After 4 month B joined him with some investment. At the end of the year, the total profit was divided between them in the ratio of 9:7. How much capital was invested by B in the business?

Ans: Rs. 42,000

  1. We have to divide a sum of Rs. 13,950 among three people A, B, and C. B must get the double of A’s share and C must get Rs. 50 less than the double of B’s share. The share of A will be:

Ans: Rs. 2000

  1. A started business with Rs. 45,000 and B joined afterward with 30,000. If the profit at the end of a year was divided in the ratio 2: 1 respectively, then B would have joined A for business after.

Ans: 3 month 

  1. The average marks of 32 boys of section A of class X are 60 whereas the average marks of 40 boys of section B of class X are 33. The average marks for both the sections combined together is

Ans: 45

SSC CPO Important Topics for English

The candidates who are appearing for SSC CPO 2020 should be prepared in English. The applicants need to answer 50 marks question of the English language will be in the paper I and 200 marks of question on English comprehension and language in paper II. Here, you will get some SSC CPO most important topics under this section.

Paper 1 Approximate number of Question (varies year to year)
Grammar Section (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks) 8 to 10
Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Synonym Antonym, Spellings, Idiom Meaning, One Word Replacement) 20 to 30
Reading Comprehension 5 to 10
Paper 2
English Language and Comprehension 200

SSC CPO Important Questions for English Section

  1. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.


Ans: Appealing

  1. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.


Ans: Sufficient

  1. Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words. Words are written on a tombstone in the memory of the person who has died

Ans: Epitaph

  1. Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.If only we ______ a light! It is depressing to wait in the dark.

Ans: had

  1. Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.We haven't been to Gangotri ______ almost ten years.

Ans: for

  1. Direction (1-5): What, one wonders, is the lowest common denominator of Indian culture today? The attractive Hema Malini? The songs of Vinidh Barati? The attractive Hema Malini? The sons of Vinidh Barati?


The mouth-watering Masala Dosa? Delectable as these may be, each yield pride of place to that false (?) symbol of a new era-the synthetic fiber. In less than twenty years the nylon sari and the terylene shirt have swept the countryside, penetrated to the farthest corners of the land and persuaded every common man, woman, and child that the key to success in the present-day world lie in artificial fibers: glass nylon, crepe nylon, dry mixes, polyesters and what have you. More than the bicycles, the wristwatch or the transistor radio, synthetic clothes have come to represent the first step away from the village square. The village lass treasures the flashy nylon sari in her trousseau most delay; the village youth gets a great kick out of his cheap terry cot shirt and trousers, the nearest he can approximate to the expensive synthetic sported by his wealthy city-bred contemporaries. And the Neo-rich craze for ‘phoren’ is nowhere more apparent than in the price that people will pay for smuggled, stolen, begged borrowed second hand or thrown away synthetics. Alas, even the uniformity of nylon.

  1. The lowest common denominator’ of the Indian culture today is

Ans: Hema Malini

  1. The synthetic fiber has –

Ans: Become popular during the last twenty years

iii. The latest symbol of modernity for the rural people is –

Ans: The synthetic cloth

  1. The tern ‘Neo-rich’ means –

Ans: The newly rich people

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SSC CPO Important Topics for General Intelligence & Reasoning Aptitude

The candidates need to practice different parts under General Intelligence and reasoning to get a high score in the overall examination. The paper I have 50 marks of questions on this subject.

General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics Approximate Number of Questions (varies from year to year)
Analogy 5-7
Classification 7-9
Series 3-5
Coding-Decoding 2-3
Blood Relations 1-2
Ordering and Ranking 0-2
Alphabet or Word Test 4-5
Direction and Sense 1-3
Venn Diagrams 4-5
Missing number 1-3
Puzzles 4-6
Data Sufficiency 5-7

SSC CPO Important Questions for General Intelligence & Reasoning Aptitude

  1. If in a certain code, ‘BRIDGE’ is written as ‘ACQSHJCEFHDF’, what is the code of POWER?


  1. Which of the given options would be a logical sequence of the following words?
  1. 1, 3, 5, 2, 4
  2. 3, 1, 5, 4, 2
  3. 2, 4, 5, 1, 3

Ans: 3, 1, 5, 4, 2

  1. Four pairs of numbers have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner,while one is different. Choose out the odd one.
  1. 81: 27: 3
  2. 7:21:18
  3. 81: 9: 19

Ans: 81: 9 : 19

  1. Select the option in which the numbers share the same relationship as that shared by the given pair of numbers.
  1. 1:28:63
  2. 28:63:72
  3. 1:63:72

Ans: 1. 28: 63

  1. Stayen starts walking towards the North. After walking 70m he turns to left and walks 35mstraight. He then turns to left and walks 30m, again he turns to the left and walks a distance of 35m. How far is he from the starting point and in which direction?
  1. 50m, North
  2. 30m, North
  3. 40m, North

Ans: 40m, North

  1. Direction (6-10) Eight executives - H, I, J, K, L, M, N & P are sitting around a circular table. M. M is third to the right of J & second to the left of K. H is at the immediate left of I. P is at the immediate right of K. L is third to the left of N.
  2. Which of the following pair of persons shows the nearest neighbor of ‘M’?
  1. L, K
  2. L,I
  3. O,L

Ans: L, I

  1. Pituitary : Brain : : Thymus : ?
  1. Neck
  2. Chest
  3. Stomach 

Ans: Chest

  1. Blunt : Sharp : : Sow : ?
  1. Unsow 
  2. Reap
  3. Cheap

Ans: Reap

  1. 8 12 9 13 10 14 11
  1. 12, 15
  2. 15, 12
  3. 15, 16

Ans: 15 12

  1. Amnesia : Memory : : Paralysis : ?
  1. Senseless
  2. Movement
  3. Walk

Ans: Movement


From which important topics in the Quantititive Section do the SSC CPO Questions come from?

The topics in the Quantititive Section from which the SSC CPO Questions come from are as follows-

Mixture Problems
Number System
Profit and Loss
Speed, Time and Distance
Simple Interest
DI (Data Interpretations)

From which important topics in the English Section do the SSC CPO Questions come from?

The topics in the English Section from which the SSC CPO Questions come from are as follows-

Error Detection
Vocabulary-Spelling, Synonym, and Antonyms
Cloze Test
Grammar Section
Reading Comprehension

How many sections do the SSC CPO Question Paper contain?

The SSC CPO Question Paper in Paper 1 exam contains four sections-General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension. The SSC CPO Question Paper in Paper 2 Exam has only one section-English Language and Comprehension.