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SSC CPO Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2016 Paper 2 and Paper 1


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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