SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 Shift 2 (23 November): Paper 1 Review, Question Asked, Difficulty Level

By Parnab Mallick|Updated : November 23rd, 2020

SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2020 Shift 2 (23 November 2020): This article is regarding the exam analysis of SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 exam which was conducted on 2nd shift of 23rd November 2020. The exam analysis will help you to understand the exam difficulty level, question-type, weightage of different topics, and several good attempts. This will be beneficial for candidates who have appeared in the exam as they will be able to analyze their performance. Also, this article will help candidates who are going to appear in the upcoming examination as they can get a rough idea about the exam level this year.

As you are already aware, SSC board conducts SSC CPO Exam to employ candidates for the post of Sub-Inspector (SI) in various departments including Delhi Police, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, etc. The SSC CPO Paper 1/ Tier 1 exam comprises 4 segments which are English Language and Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The maximum marks for Paper 1 is 200 and the candidate gets 1 mark for each correct answer and negative 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Since Paper 1 is conducted in multiple shifts, therefore, marks scored in this stage will be normalized by the board. The below table highlights the exam pattern of SSC CPO Tier 1/ Paper 1 exam:

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50

50

General Knowledge and General Awareness

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English Comprehension

50

50

Overall

200

 200

According to the candidates who have appeared in the SSC CPO Exam shift 2 held on November 23, 2020, the difficulty level was in the range of Easy to Moderate. We have gathered some important exam inputs as stated by the candidates:

  • The order of the four sections was the same as earlier in 23rd November (1st Shift) which was General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness (GA), Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
  • GA section was Easy-Moderate. Around 30 questions could be easily attempted. Some static questions were based on caves and  hills 
  • Current Affairs questions were very few and mostly based on the last 8 to 9 months (From January 2020).
  • The maths difficulty level was similar to the previous year question paper except it was a bit calculative
  • Arithmetic questions were more in comparison to the advanced part and those were of Moderate level. No questions were asked from Boat and Stream topic.
  • Algebra questions were a bit easy, could be solved by value putting.
  • Data Interpretation questions were asked in the form of a Pie chart and Bar graph 
  • Reasoning section was tricky but scoring, Circular seating arrangements were Easy to Moderate
  • In GA, questions were mostly from the static and science part. Only 3 to 4 questions appeared from recent current affairs from the month of June.
  • Reading comprehension topics- Liliput
  • The difficulty level of English subject was from Easy to Moderate
  • No questions from Active passive and indirect-direct speech were asked.
  • The Overall good attempt of SSC CPO 2020 exam stood between 150 to 170

Check: SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (1st Shift)

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): Difficulty Level

The table below states the number of questions asked from each section and its difficulty level:

Section

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level of Questions

English Language and Comprehension

50

Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

50

Moderate

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50

Moderate

General Knowledge

50

Moderate

Overall

200

Moderate

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): Exam Timings

The table below highlights the Shift timing, reporting timing, time of the beginning and end of the SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 examination:

Number of Shift

Reporting Timing

Exam Starting Timing

Exam Finishing Timing

Shift 1

09:30 AM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

Shift 2

02:30 PM

 3:00 PM

5:00 PM

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): Exam Centre Guidelines

The candidate must follow below-mentioned guidelines at the time of giving the SSC CPO Paper 1 exam:

  • Candidates are required to wear a mask during the examination
  • Candidates can carry their own transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the exam centre
  • Candidates should have installed Aarogya Setu app on their smartphone and the app must show their risk profile for COVID-19
  • The registration of the candidate will be done with photo capture; therefore, candidates have to remove their mask only at that moment

Here is a video on SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (1st Shift):

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): General Intelligence & Reasoning Section

The table-mentioned below enlists the number of questions asked topic-wise and its difficulty level in General Intelligence and Reasoning in 2nd Shift of November 23, 2020:

Topics

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Paper-cutting & folding

3 to 4

Moderate

Embedded figures

2-3

Easy-Moderate

Counting of figure/missing number

3-4

-

Analogy

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Reasoning

3 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Number and word Series

3 to 4

Easy-Moderate

Classification

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Coding decoding

3 to 4

Easy-Moderate

Distance direction test

2

Easy-Moderate

Mirror Image

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Logical Venn diagram/ syllogism

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Figure series

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Calendar/ Number set

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical operators

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Arrangement of word

-

-

Blood Relation

2

Moderate

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): General Awareness

The below table enumerates the topics which were asked from General Awareness section in 2nd Shift of November 23, 2020: 

Topics

Questions Asked

Difficulty Level

History

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Geography

5 to 6

Easy-Moderate

Polity

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Biology

3 to 4

Moderate

Physics

3 to 4

Moderate

Chemistry

3 to 4

Easy-Moderate

Static GK

7 to 8

Easy-Moderate

Current Affairs

5 to 6

Easy-Moderate

Economics

1 to 2

Easy-Moderate

Total 

50

Easy-Moderate

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): Quantitative Aptitude

The table mentioned below states the topic-wise number of questions and its difficulty level in Quantitative Aptitude section in 2nd Shift of November 23, 2020:

Topics

No. of Questions Asked

Chapterwise Difficulty Level

Average

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Time & Work

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Boats & Streams

-

-

Remainder theorem & Divisibility

2

Moderate

Number System

4 to 5

Moderate

Geometry

3 to 4

Moderate

Mensuration

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation

2 DI (Scattered: Bar Graph, Pie Chart) 8 to 9 questions

Moderate

Trigonometry

3 to 4

Easy-Moderate

  Heights and Distances

Easy-Moderate

CI & SI

2 to 3

Moderate

LCM & HCF

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Mixture & Alligation

1

Easy-Moderate

Partnership

2

Easy-Moderate

Percentages

2

Easy-Moderate

Pipes & Cistern

2

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss & Discount

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Ratio Proportion

2

Easy-Moderate

Simplification

2 to 3

Moderate

Speed time and distance

2 to 3

Easy-Moderate

Algebra

4 to 5

Moderate

Miscellaneous

0-1

Easy-Moderate

Total 

50

Moderate

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): English Language and Comprehension

The table below states the topic-wise number of questions and its difficulty level in English Language and Comprehension Section in 2nd Shift of November 23, 2020: 

Topics

No. of Questions Asked

Chapter-wise difficulty level

Error recognition

5 to 6

Easy

Filling in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles etc.)

15

Easy-Moderate

Spellings

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Structure

-

-

Synonyms Antonyms

8 to 9

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Completion

2-3

Easy-Moderate

One Word Substitution

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Idioms

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Comprehension

5

Easy-Moderate

Active Passive

--

-

Reported Speech

--

-

Cloze Test

5

Moderate

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): Good Attempts

The number of good attempts for 2nd Shift of the exam held on 23rd November will give you a rough idea about the number of questions you must attempt if you have an upcoming exam. For candidates who already have attempted the paper, they can get a fair idea about the expected cut off of this year SSC CPO 2020 examination. Here are the section-wise good attempts as per the information given the candidates who have attempted the exam:

Section

Good Attempts

Quantitative Aptitude (Maths)

35+

General Intelligence (Reasoning)

35+

General Awareness (GA)

30

English Language and Comprehension

40-45

Overall

150-170

SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 Exam Analysis 23rd November (2nd Shift): Questions Asked

Here are a few questions according to the candidates who have appeared in the 1st shift of 23rd November: 

  • In which month of 1915 Gandhiji returned to India? - January 9
  • Article 21(A) related to_____ 
  • Who was the President of India when Rajeev Gandhi took oath as Prime minister of India? Zail Singh
  • Free and compulsory education to 6-14 years children is related to which article? Article 21a
  • Namami Gange project was started in which year? - June 2014
  • Which of the following Harappan sites is in Rajasthan? 
  • Reading Comprehension - the passage was based on - why animals are kept in zoo. They shouldn’t be kept in confinement. They aren’t for entertainment. 
  • cloze test was based on earth 
  • Syno = foundation
  • Syn = accurate
  • Anto = fertile 
  • In a race, the ratio of speed of A and B is 3:4. A has a head start of 140 m. By how much meters will A win the race of 500 m.
  • The average age of A, B, C is 25 years. If the ratio of their ages is 3 : 5 : 7 respectively, then find the age of A.
  • If A’s salary is first increased by 10% and then decreased by 10%, then find the change in A’s salary.
  • The ratio of Copper and Zinc in 100 kgs of Brass is 13 : 7. Calculate the quantity of Zinc present.  

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