SSC CPO Tier-2 preparation | SSC CPO-CAPF Physical Standards & Endurance | SSC CPO Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Date, Cut-off, Result

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Staff Selection Commission conduct the exam of CPO-CAPF for the post of Sub-Inspector every year. The Staff Selection commission (SSC) recruit for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF. The exam consist of two stages i.e. tier-1 or prelim and tier-2 or mains.

The Central Police Officer job is highly esteemed job which attracts millions of candidates who desire to serve for the nation and wish to join a uniformed job. This year Staff Selection Commission announced recruitment for 2221 post (tentative).

ssc cpo tier 2

Age Limit

minimum : 20 years

Maximum : 25 years

The above age limit is for general category candidates. Age relexation for SC/St/Obc candidates is as per government norms.

Tier-1 (prelim) examination successfully conducted in the month of July this year. SSC has also release the tentative answer key of tier-1 examination on July 31, 2017. Candidates can challenge SSC if found any mistake in ans key between 31-07-17 (5:00 pm) to 06-08-17 (5:00pm) on payment of Rs. 100 per question challenged. To see the answer key of SSC CPO 2017 click here

SSC CPO Tier-2 Exam Date & Pattern

After qualifying the tier-1 examinations , candidates have to go through a physical efficiency test (PET).

Exam date of SSC CPO tier-2 (mains) is 8 October 2017. The tier-2 exam will be of online mode. There will be 200 questions of English language and comprehension of objective type. The subject in paper 2 is English Only. Each question contains 1 mark and there will be 0.25 negative mark for each wrong answer. 

SSC CPO Tier-2 (mains) Syllabus

The paper 2 only consists questions on General English only. The paper is designed to test the knowledge of English language. The syllabus of General English is almost same as tier-1. The topics like Direct Indirect, Active/Passive Voice and Cloze test are added to tier-2 exam. Syllabus given by SSC :

Serial No.Topic & WeightageQuestion Types
1Sentence Improvement

10-15 Questions

You have to identify the error and replace it with suitable given option.
2Error Finding

20 Questions

A part of the given sentence may contain, you have to find the error part and answer A, B, C or D.
3Synonym / Antonym

3 Question Each

You have to mark best appropriate antonym/synonym of given word.
4Spelling Error

3 Questions

You have to detect wrongly spelt word from given options.
5Para Jumbles

20 Questions

Arranging of parts of sentence in correct manner.
6Active/Passive Voice

20 Questions

Change given sentence to active to passive or vice versa and mark appropriate option.
7Direct Indirect

25 Questions

Change given statement to direct to indirect or vice versa and mark appropriate option.

20-25 Questions

Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution
9Cloze Test / Fill in the Blank

25-30 Questions


Fill the blanks in a sentence or passage. Requires knowledge of Grammar( tense, verb, conjunctions, preposition etc.)
10Reading Comprehension

30 Questions

Candidates have to carefully read the paragraphs and and the asked questions. Paragraph can be on any topic and short as well as long.

Topics like vocabulary, antonym/ synonym, spelling check and Sentence improvement are generally less time taking. So avoid to stay long on these topics. Save your time for active/passive, Direct/Indirect and reading Comprehension.

Time is sufficient in this section for most of the candidates, so try to maintain accuracy to score high in this section. Candidates who face problem in this section are advised to make a habit of reading. Reading is a remedy for most of the problems in English. 

Reading can be prove most useful in scoring good marks in this section. Read a standard English newspaper, it will cover all  your reading, comprehension and vocabulary part.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test & Medical test

Physical Standards are given below : 



Chest ExpendedChest Expanded 
General Male1708085
Male Candidate From Hill Areas1658085
SC Male162.57782
General Female157
Female Candidates From Hill Areas155
SC Female154

Physical Standard Test :

For male candidates only : 

  • 1600 mtrs race in 6.5 mins
  • 100 mtrs race in 16 seconds
  • Long Jump : 3.65 mtrs in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 1.2 mtrs in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 mtrs in 3 chances

For female candidates only : 

  • 800 mtrs  race in 4 minutes
  • 100 mtrs race in 18 seconds
  • Long Jump: 2.7 mtrs (9 feet) in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 0.9 mtrs (3 feet) in 3 chances

After qualifying for PET and PST candidates have to go through a Medical test conducted by commission. The PET and PST are only Qualifying nature, no marks will be granted for these. To appear in Tier-2 exam you have to qualify for PET and PST. 

SSC CPO 2016 Cut-off Marks

To get the better idea of 2017 tier-1 cutoff lets check cut-off marks of 2016

For male candidates


For female candidates


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