SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 - 2021

One of the most important things while looking at any official notification is the exam pattern. SSC CPO exam pattern comprises four sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, English, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. All the sections hold equal weightage in the exam; therefore, it is important to give equal importance to each and every section. Detailed SSC CPO Exam Pattern is provided below.

SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam is a computer-based test i.e. it is conducted online. SSC CPO Tier 1 was conducted from November 23,2020 to November 26, 2020. The time duration of the SSC CPO Tier 1 2020 exam was 2 hours. There were four sections - Quantitative Aptitude, General English, General Awareness, and Logical Reasoning asked in the exam. Each section contained 50 questions whereas each question contains 1 mark. Below is the detailed  SSC CPO Tier 1 (Paper 1) exam pattern 2020 :

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200  

SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Candidates who will qualify SSC CPO Tier 1 (Paper 1) will be called for Tier 2 (Paper 2). SSC CPO Paper 2 exam is comprised of an exam of English language and Comprehension of 200 marks.  A composite time of two hours is allotted for this exam. 

PartSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
I English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

SSC CPO Marking Scheme

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO exam marking scheme is the same for both Prelims and Mains.  For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted whereas for every correct answer 2 marks will be allotted. In the SSC CPO Mains exam 2020 there will be a similar kind of negative marking i.e.  1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The details for SSC CPO 2020 marking scheme are given below.

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Marking scheme

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Marking schemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers (Tier 1 and Tier 2) 1 mark
For wrong answers (Tier 1 and Tier 2) -0.25 marks
For not attempted (Tier 1 and Tier 2) 0 (no marks)

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