SSC CPO previous year paper Detail Analysis


SSC CPO (Central Police Organization) is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). SSC CPO is a computer-based online exam for the position of Sub Inspector. The SSC CPO previous year papers are very useful for getting the complete idea about the changing pattern, important topics and difficulty level of questions asked.

Attempting SSC CPO Previous year papers in exam like environment is very important for aspirants to understand the gap between exam pattern and their own preparation level. Edlyzer is one such app where you will get  FREE SSC CPO previous year papers . All the papers are in test form so that you can check your ongoing preparation and make new strategies for scoring better in exam. Consistently solving papers on this app, will help you identify the gap in  your preparation and also how to fill that gap with minimum efforts.


SSC CPO Previous year papers in Hindi and English

You can download shift wise solved SSC CPO Previous year papers in Hindi and English from the following table and practice them as mock papers.

SSC CPO Tier- I 11th Dec 2019 Shift 1 SSC CPO Tier- I 11th Dec 2019 Shift 2 SSC CPO Tier- I 12th Dec 2019 Shift 1 SSC CPO Tier- I 12th Dec 2019 Shift 2 SSC CPO Tier- I 13th Dec 2019 Shift 1 SSC CPO Tier- I 13th Dec 2019 Shift 2

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SSC CPO Tier- I 9th Dec 2019 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 9th Dec 2019 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 12th March 2019 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 12th March 2019 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 13th March 2019 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 13th March 2019 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 14th March 2019 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 14th March 2019 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 15th March 2019 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 15th March 2019 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 16th March 2019 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 16th March 2019 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 16th March 2019 Shift 3 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 1st July 2017 Shift 1 Download Link
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SSC CPO Tier- I 2nd July 2017 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 2nd July 2017 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 3rd July 2017 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 3rd July 2017 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 4th July 2017 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 4th July 2017 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 5th July 2017 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 5th July 2017 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 6th July 2017 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 6th July 2017 Shift 2 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 7th July 2017 Shift 1 Download Link
SSC CPO Tier- I 7th July 2017 Shift 2 Download Link

SSC CPO Exam Dates

The SSC CPO exam is one of the first few exams to be conducted by the Staff Selection Commission after the COVID lockdown. The important dates for the SSC CPO exam 2020 are given below:

SSC CPO Exam Important Dates
Online Registration June 17th 2020 to July 16th 2020
Computer-Based Exam (Paper I) November 23rd 2020 to November 26th 2020
Computer-Based Exam (Paper-II) 1st March 2021

SSC CPO Exam Pattern


The SSC CPO exam is conducted in 4 stages:

  1. Computer-Based Test (Paper I)
  2. Computer Based Test (Paper-II)
  3. Physical Test
  4. Medical Examination

Only when a candidate qualifies all the above-mentioned stages, he is finally selected for the post.

Given below is the SSC CPO exam pattern for the two Computer-based tests :

CPO Exam Subject Number of Questions Marks Duration
Paper I Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 2 hours
Reasoning Ability 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
Paper-II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours

SSC CPO Previous year paper detailed analysis from 2017 to 2019

1. Quantitative Aptitude:

The following table shows the number of questions of  most frequent quantz topics which were asked in SSC CPO previous year papers in 2017 and 2019.

SUBJECTS 01 July 2017 02 July 2017 12 March 2019 13 March 2019 Average
Mensuration 7 6 3 4 5
Algebra 5 6 3 4 4.5
Bar Graph 0 4 6 7 4.25
Geometry 4 4 5 4 4.25
Trigonometry 4 5 4 4 4.25

To summarise the table the most important topics of quantitative aptitude in SSC CPO are Mensuration, Algebra, Bar Graph, Geometry and Trigonometry.

2.  General Intelligence & Reasoning:

The below table shows the number of questions of  most frequent reasoning topics which were asked in SSC CPO previous year papers in 2017 and 2019.

SUBJECTS 01 July 2017 02 July 2017 12 March 2019 13 March 2019 Average
Non Verbal Reasoning 10 12 7 7 9
Analogy 6 6 9 11 8
Classification 6 6 9 8 7.25
Series 4 4 8 8 6
Alphabet or Word Test 6 6 2 2 4

To summarise the table the most important topics of reasoning in SSC CPO are Non Verbal Reasoning, Analogy, Classification, Series and Word Test.

3.  English Comprehension:

The below table shows the number of questions of  most frequent English topics which were asked in SSC CPO previous year papers in 2017 and 2019.

SUBJECTS 01 July 2017 01 July 2017 12 March 2019 13 March 2019 Average
Vocabulary 26 26 23 25 25
Grammar 14 14 17 15 15
Verbal Ability 5 5 5 5 5
Cloze Test 5 5 5 5 5

To summarise the table the most important topics of English in SSC CPO are Vocabulary Grammar Verbal Ability and Cloze Test .


4. General Knowledge and Awareness:

The below table shows the number of questions of  most frequent GK topics which were asked in SSC CPO previous year papers in 2017 and 2019.

SUBJECTS 01 July 2017 01 July 2017 12 March 2019 13 March 2019 Average
Polity 7 7 4 4 5.5
Biology 7 6 2 5 5
Science & Technology 9 3 5 1 4.5
Economy 7 4 2 0 3.25
Chemistry 5 6 0 2 3.25

To summarise the table the most important topics of GK in SSC CPO are Polity, Biology, Science, Technology, Inventions, Economy and Chemistry.

Why is Solving the SSC CPO Previous Year Papers important

  • Attempting SSC CPO Previous year papers in a test like environment will help you in boosting your preparation for the exams.
  • SSC CPO Previous year papers will also help the aspirant in making strategies for scoring better marks in SSC CPO 2020.
  • Solving these papers is also useful in evaluating aspirants’ weak and strong areas, thereby helping the candidates in developing their time management skills.