SSC CPO Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2017

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducted Central Police Organization exam on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 July 2017. The exam has taken place in 2 shifts. SSC has organised computer based tests for CPO (SI/ASI) recruitment. This article will be helpful for those aspirants who appeared for SSC CPO Tier I exam as they wait for result of SSC CPO 2017. Check the complete analysis of SSC CPO 2017. This analysis will give you an idea of:

  • Overall difficulty of the exam.
  • Important topics in each section.
  • Number of questions asked from each topic.
  • Number of good attempts for today’s exam.

Scheme of the Examination

The exam will consist of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Questions asked in both the papers will be Objective type and questions will be set in medium Hindi and English in Parts A, b and C of Paper 1. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Only those candidates who will be qualified in PET/PST and found medically fit can appear for Paper 2.

SSC CPO Analysis 2017 of exams held on 01/07/2017, 02/07/2017 have been published.

2nd July – Slot 2


If we analyse the good attempts of SSC CPO 2017 examination for shift II we get following information regarding all the subjects:

  • Part I- Reasoning- For reasoning part calculated good attempts was 39-43 questions which were marked in the category of Easy to Moderate.
  • Part II- General Knowledge- For General Knowledge there were easy to moderate questions including good attempts of 33- 38 questions.
  • Part III- Quantitative Aptitude- The level of questions include moderate to tough questions where to score good marks candidate should attempt 28-34 questions which should be marked as correct.
  • Part IV- English Comprehension-The difficult level of this part was moderate to tough including 30-34 questions as good attempts.
  • Overall the question paper for SSC CPO Tier I shift II was quite moderate in which 130-152 questions were considered to be good attempts.

Section wise analysis of SSC CPO examination- July 2, 2017 (shift II)

For the convenience of the candidates we have done complete analysis for July 2, 2017 SSC CPO exam shift II. Candidates are advised to take a look at the analysis:

For Part I- Reasoning

In reasoning part, the questions were asked on various topics such as Direction and Distances, Series,Venn Diagram Problem,Paper Cutting and Folding, Word Formation etc. All the section questions belongs to easy to moderate level. Whereas, Dice problems and Counting figure questions were difficult to solve. Overall the reasoning part is considered to easy to moderate level as similar to the shift I paper.

Part II- General Knowledge

The general knowledge section includes questions from History, Geography, Economics, Current affairs, Science, Computer, Polity and Environment ad Ecology. IT was analysed that tough questions were asked from the economics section. Whereas, the questions from rest of the sections were easy or moderate to handle. As per the entrants, GK part was quite moderate for them and was bit similar as previous year paper.

Part III- Quantitative Aptitude

The quant was somewhat tricky and moderate for the students. It included questions from Ratio Proportion, Algebra, Simple & Compound Interest, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Partnership, DI. More number of questions were asked from Bar Graph & Pie Chart (DI).

Part IV- English Comprehension

The Idiom Phrases questions were the toughest questions that were asked in English Comprehension Part. The tough questions were also asked from Synonyms & Antonyms section of Part III. Whereas the over all questions were easy to handle such as Sentence Improvement, Fill in the Blanks, One word etc.

If we see the overall analysis of SSC CPO 2017 Tier I shit II examination for all the parts, there was a mismatch of easy and moderate questions in all the subjects. Whereas the frequency ot the tough questions was low.

2nd July – Slot 1

The SSC CPO Examination has been held from July 1, 2017 to July 7, 2017. As yesterday (July 2, 2017) was the second exam for the Central Police Organisation (CPO) examinations. It is conducted in the two shifts i.e. 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM. This is the first time that the SSC CPO Examinations are being held through online mode and therefore the questions that have been asked are quite different from the previous years.

The SSC CPO 2017 examinations are held by the Staff Selection Commission for total 2221 vacancies. The SSC CPO recruitment process is taking place for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Border Security Forces (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF.

Each exam of the SSC CPO 2017 is divided into four parts i.e. General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Each part is carrying 50 questions and each question is of 1 mark (total 50 marks for 50 questions). The total number of questions asked comprising all the questions came in the four parts are 200 questions. The mode of examination is computer based and the total duration of the each exam will be of 2 hours.

The SSC CPO 2017 second exam that was held yesterday (July 2, 2017) was of Moderate level examination. According to the questions asked in the four parts, the number of good attempts based on the Section-wise for the examination is as follows:

Name of Section Good Attempts
General Intelligence & Reasoning 40-43
General Knowledge &General Awareness 34-36
English Language 37-39
Quantitative Aptitude 30-32

As per the previous year’s cut offs, it is expected to have excellent results this year also in the SSC CPO 2017 examinations. The previous year’s cut offs for all the qualified candidates are as follows:

For Male Candidates

2016 2015
General 89.75 88.25
OBC 77.00 74.00
SC 67.75 68.00
ST 67.25 65.00
Ex-Servicemen 30.00 63.00

According to the 2016 and 2015 cut offs, the expected cut offs for the SSC CPO 2017 is as follows:

Category Expected Cut Off
Male Female
General 93-95 86-88
OBC 80-82 70-72
SC 69-72 64-66
ST 66-70 59-60

So, this year also it is expected to get excellent results in the SSC CPO 2017 examinations. All the best to all the candidates who are giving the examinations.

1st July – Slot 2

S.No Section Number of questions Maximum Marks Level of difficulty   Duration Marking Scheme
1 Logical Reasoning 50 50 Easy to Moderate Shift-II

2:45 to 4:45 pm

1 Mark for correct answer and negative marking of 0.25 mark for incorrect answer.
2 General Awareness 50 50 Moderate to Difficult
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Medium
4 English 50 50 Easy to Moderate
Overall 200 200 Moderate

Logical Reasoning

The paper contained familiar reasoning topics that are asked in almost all entrance exams including the most reputed ones. Most number of questions were asked from the following topics:

Topic No. of questions Level of Difficulty
Odd One Out 3-4 questions Easy
Analogy 3-4 questions Easy
Venn Diagram 3-5 questions Easy
Ordering and Ranking 1 question Easy
Series 4-5 questions Easy
Blood Relations 1 question Moderate
Direction and Distance 2 questions Easy
Dictionary Order 1 question Easy
Matrix 2 questions Easy
Word Formation 1 question Easy
Coding-Decoding 1-2 questions Easy
Mirror Image 2 questions Easy
Dice Problem 1 question Moderate to Difficult
Missing Numbers 2 questions Moderate
Puzzles 4 questions Easy to Moderate

Verdict: Most of the questions were easy and handful of them had a level ranging from easy to moderate. The reasoning section has always been a time consuming affair but offers chance to score high. All and all, it was a segment that favoured almost everyone and students must be quite delighted while solving this intelligence based part.

General Knowledge

General Awareness is a section that could fetch you points if you were regular with newspaper reading and has been memorising the facts from an authentic general knowledge book. This section revolved around the topics such as History, Economics, Current-Affairs, Geography, Art and Culture, Science, Polity, Environment and Ecology, Computer.

Topic Level of Difficulty
History Medium
Economics Medium
Current Affairs Easy to Medium
Geography Moderate
Art and Culture Easy to Medium
Science Easy
Polity Required thinking
Environment and Ecology Medium
Computer Medium

Verdict: If you go through the pattern closely, you can figure out that most of the topics were moderate but few of them were easier too. A knowledgeable and well-informed candidate would have found this fact related section amusing to solve.

Quantitative Aptitude

Surprisingly no questions were asked from Trigonometry and quant was the most difficult section among all. Mathematics is a subject of accuracy and calculation and SSC made sure that students were engaged in bringing out the same. Well-understanding of concepts and regular practice would definitely favour those who implied the same during the preparation time.

Content Level of difficulty
Mensuration Medium
Percentages, Profit & Loss, Partnership Medium
Double Bar Graph
Ratio Proportion Medium
Simple and Compound Interest Medium
Number System Medium
Data Interpretation Easy to Moderate
Others Medium
Time and Work Medium

Verdict: Quant section was filled with questions that could muddle your mind if you didn’t understand the concepts thoroughly. Your hard work and devotion to the subject would definitely pay-off if you struck the right chord.


If english is a movie then grammar is the protagonist, almost the whole paper is full of grammatical questions and had a decent level of questions that would have assessed aspirant’s grammatical skills. Reading section was quite easy for regular readers and they shall definitely fetch full points.

Topic Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension Easy
Synonyms & Antonyms Moderate
Sentence Error Correction Moderate
Sentence Improvement Easy
Fill in the Blanks Easy
One Word Easy
Others Easy to Moderate

Verdict: If reading and writing is your hobby then you have bright chances to score because without doubt you must be decent with grammar and reading skills. Those who do not like to read would have found the reading comprehension a bit tricky to solve and vocabulary part wasn’t easy at all and many shall lose their marks in synonyms and antonyms.

1st July – Slot 1

Section Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reasoning Ability 50 Easy
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Moderate
English Comprehension 50 Moderate
General Awareness 50 Moderate

Number of questions asked in each section:

General intelligence and reasoning

General awareness

Quantitative aptitude

SSC CPO Examinations 2017 started taking place on July 1, 2017 that means today itself. SSC conducts the Central Police Organisation (CPO) examination every year for the recruitments for the different posts like Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Border Security Forces (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF. This is the first time that the SSC CPO is being conducted through online mode. This exam will allot the 2221 total vacancies to the qualifying candidates.

The recruitment process for SSC CPO will be held in three parts i.e. firstly, the written examination which is going on and is an objective-type exam. After clearing the written examination, candidates will need to give the Physical Efficiency (Endurance) Test (PET). The PET qualified candidates will need to give the Paper II.

The SSC CPO is a prestigious recruitment exam under the Central Government of India. Written examination is scheduled from July 1, 2017 to July 7, 2017 in two slots i.e. 10:00 am to 12:15pm and 2:4 5pm to 4:45pm. To get all the important instructions, the candidates will need to go through the official website

To crack any competitive examination, candidates are firstly, needed to be focused and hardworking. For the SSC CPO written examination, there are things to keep in mind which is as follows: Candidates must read newspaper on daily basis as it will help them to be aware about the current affairs and also improve their vocabulary and reading skills. Secondly, when they have covered up all the topics, then they must start practicing it through Mock Tests daily and analyse them by recording the scores. Candidates can also practice short-quizzes as well as the Previous Years Question Papers, as this will enhance their understanding and confidence for the examination.

Candidates must have the full knowledge about the syllabus of the examination along with a proper time-schedule for studying. Candidates should focus on their strong topics and as well as work on their weak topics. The most important thing for all the candidates to keep in mind is not to stress too much and organize in a well set way to cover up each and every topic. Success can’t be achieved instantly; it needs consistency, regularity and persistence in the each and every candidate’s hard work.

SSC CPO Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2017 for 02/07/2017, 03/07/2017, 04/07/2017, 05/07/2017, 06/07/2017, 07/07/2017 will be published in 24 hours.

SSC CPO Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2016

A large number of govt job aspirants appeared for the SSC CPO 2016 for which Paper 2 was held on December 18, 2016. Staff Selection Commission had selected more than 46000 candidates for PET and such candidates who qualified PET could appear for Paper 2. Now that the Paper 2 of SSC CPO 2016 is over, we present here SSC CPO Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2016. Recruitment for Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF by Staff Selection Commission is commonly referred to as SSC CPO 2016 or SSC SI ASI 2016. Now while waiting for the result of SSC CPO Paper 1 2016, statistics such as SSC CPO Expected Cut Off 2016 are helpful for all candidates. Given on this page are expected cut offs based on exam analysis, last year’s statistics, and other secondary data.

If you have appeared in SSC CPO 2016, you can go through these

SSC CPO Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2016 Paper 2

Paper II was on English Language and Comprehension. It had 200 questions of 200 marks. Candidates appeared for the test in two shifts namely morning and evening. While morning shift was from 10 AM to 12 noon, the afternoon or evening shift was from 2 PM to 4 PM.

Question papers in both the shifts are of similar difficulty level consisting of objective multiple choice questions.

Paper II English language and comprehension
Total questions 200
Maximum marks 200
Marks for correct answer 1
Negative marking 0.25

As can be seen above, candidates would get 1 mark for every right answer, and 0.25 mark is deducted for incorrect answers.

According to candidates who appeared for the exam, the paper was easy.

Question distribution

Topic Number of questions Difficulty level estimate
Reading comprehension 30 Easy to moderate
Direct Indirect Speech 26 Moderate
Cloze test 25 Easy to moderate
Para jumble 22 Easy
Sentence improvement 22 Moderate
Active and passive voice 20 Moderate
Spot the errors 20 Moderate to difficult
Substitute with one word 12 Easy
Idioms and phrases 10 Easy
Fill in the blank 5 Easy to moderate
Synonyms and antonyms 5 Moderate
Spelling 3 Easy

Good score

CPO Paper 2 Morning shift Afternoon / Evening Shift
Level of difficulty Easy to Moderate Will be available
Number of good attempts 165 to 175 Will be available
Good score 145 to 155 Will be available

SSC CPO Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2016 Paper 1

On 4, 5, 6, 7 June 2016, Staff Selection Commission conducted the re-examination of the SSC SI/ASI written paper I for CPO. The re-examination was conducted for the afternoon and evening slot of the exam that was held on 20th March 2016. The re-exam was conducted because of malpractice on the originally dated exam.

After a thorough discussion with candidates who appeared for the exam, it was deduced that the SSC CPO exam for posts of SI in Delhi Police, SI is CAPF and SI/ASI in CISF was of moderate level. It was in line with last year’s exam and wasn’t too tough, nor too easy.

Here is a table to provide the analysis of difficulty level of the 2016 paper:

Topic Questions Good Score Good Attempt Difficulty Level
GK 50 20 30 Moderate to High
English 50 30 38 Easy to Moderate
Quants 50 30 35 Easy to Moderate
Reasoning 50 35 45 Easy
Total 200 130-155

Expected Cut Off for 2016

Cut off is an important factor in determining whether the applicant will succeed to next level of recruitment or not. Based on previous year’s SSC CPO SI/ASI examination and a thorough analysis of this year’s paper, the following cut off is expected for 2016:-

SSC CPO SI/ASI 2016 Expected Cut Off

For Male Candidates

Category Expected Cut Off
SC 72
ST 70
OBC 79
General 96
Ex-Serviceman 70

For Female Candidates

Category Expected Cut Off
SC 68
ST 65
OBC 73
General 88

Cut Off List of 2015 & 2014 SSC CPO SI/ASI Examination – Actual Cut Offs of last two years

For Male Candidates

Year/Cut Off 2014 2015
SC 63.25 68
ST 58 65
OBC 70 74
Ex-Serviceman 40 63
General 85 88.25

For Female Candidates

Year/Cut Off 2014 2015
SC 61 62
ST 54 60
OBC 68 70.75
General 81.5 83

Factors Which Determine SSC CPO (SI ASI) Cut Off Marks

There are two major factors based on which cut off marks are evaluated for SSC CPO Examination. These two major factors are:

  • Difficulty Level of Examination: Cut Off marks determination majorly depends on this factor. If the difficulty level or toughness of exam is high, then the cut off marks would be low. On the other hand, if the exam is easy or moderate to solve, then the cut off would be high.
  • The number of Candidates Appearing For Examination: This is another crucial factor in determining cut off. The higher the difference between vacancies and the number of applicants, the higher the cutoff will be.

About Staff Selection Commission CPO

SSC is conducting recruitment exams to fill vacancies in Central Police Organization (CPO). The vacancies are for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and Sub Inspector & Assistant Sub Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The first phase of written test has been successfully conducted. After the declaration of results, selected candidates will undergo several medical and physical tests for final recruitment.

SSC CPO SI / ASI Recruitment

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