SSC CPO (Central Police Organisation)

About SSC CPO Exam

  • Overview
  • Exam Dates
  • Exam Pattern
  • Salary Info
  • Syllabus
  • Eligibility
  • Vacancies
  • Cutoff marks
  • Application Fee

SSC CPO Exam Overview

 

The full form of ‘SSC CPO’ is Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation. Staff Selection Commission or SSC conducts the SSC CPO Exam every year in 2 Tiers.

The Staff Selection Commission will hold an Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for Recruitment of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF. Departmental candidates amongst Constables, Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police with minimum three years service, who shall not be more than 30 years (33 years for OBC and 35 years for SC/ ST) of age, may also apply for filling up of Departmental Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (Executive)-Male. The details of the posts are as under:

Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs: The post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “B” (Non-Gazetted), Non-Ministerial.

Sub Inspector (Executive) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police: The post carries pay scale of Leve-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF: The post carries pay scale of Level-5 (Rs.29,200-92,300) and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted).

SSC CPO Exam Dates

Below are the exam dates based on the Official SSC Calendar.

SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Schedule
Events Dates
SSC CPO Notification Release Date After 3rd May
Closing date for receipt of application After 3rd May
Admit Card for SSC CPO Paper-1 September 2020
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 28/09/2020 to 01/10/2020
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date 1st March 2021

 

SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Schedule
Events Dates
Notification Release Date 17th September 2019
Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CPO 16th October 2019
Last date for making online fee payment/ offline Challan 18th October 2019
SSC CPO Tier-I Admit Card November 2019
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 9th December 2019 to 13th December 2019
SSC CPO Paper-1 Result 14th February 2020
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date 21st June 2020

 

SSC CPO Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern

 

SSC CPO Selection Procedure

  1. Paper 1
  2. Paper 2
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Physical Endurance Test (PET)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper I

Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper II

Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours

 

SSC CPO Physical Standard Test (PST) (for all posts)

Chest
Category of candidates Height (cm) Unexpanded Expanded
Male (UR) 170 80 85
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh,
Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim
165 80 85
 For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
Female (UR) 157 NA NA
For female candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 155 NA NA
 For all female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 154 NA NA

 

SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test (PET) (for all posts)

For Male Candidates only 

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 1.2 metre in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metre in 3 chance

For female candidates only:

  • 100 metre race in 18 seconds
  • 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metre in 3 chances

 

 

SSC CPO Salary

Below are the salary details of SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, SI in CAPF and Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF.

Post Name Level Group Pay Scale / Salary
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female) Level 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/-
Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF Level 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 29200-92300/-
Sub Inspector in CAPF Level 6 ‘B’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/-

 

SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO Paper I Syllabus

There are 4 sections in SSC CPO Paper I. They are:

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Knowledge and General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension

Below is the syllabus in detail for each section.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Patternfolding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics if any.

General Knowledge and General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Comprehension:

Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

SSC CPO Paper-II Syllabus

English Language and Comprehension: Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.

 

SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility

There are 2 criteria that a candidate needs to fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CPO 2020 Exam.

SSC CPO Educational Qualifications (As on 01.07.2020)

1. A candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.

2. For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

SSC CPO 2020 Age Limit

•Minimum Age Limit – 20 years

•Maximum Age Limit – 25 years

SSC CPO 2020 Age Relaxation: 

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Jammu & Kashmir
domiciled during
01.01.1980 to
31.12.1989 (UR/GEN)
5 years
Jammu & Kashmir
domiciled during
01.01.1980 to
31.12.1989 (OBC)
8 years

 

Physical Standards

Physical standards for the post of SSC Constable are –

i) Height:

  • Males: 170 cms
  • Females: 157 cms

ii) Chest:

Males only

  • Unexpanded: 80 cms
  • Expanded: Min expansion 5 cms

 

SSC CPO Vacancies 2020

SSC CPO 2020-21 vacancies will be updated soon.

The total number of SSC CPO 2019-20 vacancies is 2745. In 2018-19, it was 1688.

SSC CPO Vacancies 2019-20

S.No Post Names Expected Vacancies
1 Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces 2534
2 Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male) 132
3 Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female) 79
Total Vacancy 2745

 

SSC CPO Cutoff

SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut Off:

For Male Candidates

Category SC ST EMS OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 70.67 74.54 40.00 91.28 86.95 101.19 —-
Number of Candidates 8282 4403 3292 14658 5314 5939* 41888

For Female Candidates

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 75.45 73.59 97.78 91.72 104.12 —-
Selected Candidates 892 420 1302 531 890* 4035

Male Departmental Candidates (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 70.67 74.54 91.28 # 101.19 —-
Candidates 90 59 172 15 54* 390

Male Specialized Category of Ex-Serviceman (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 65.89 40.00 83.58 # 91.02 —-
Candidates 20 08 40 03 52* 123

 

SSC CPO Application Fee 2020

 

Category Fee
Male (General/OBC) Rs. 100/-
Female (All Categories) No Fee
ST/SC/PwD/Ex-Servicemen

About SSC CPO Exam

SSC CPO Exam Overview

 

The full form of ‘SSC CPO’ is Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation. Staff Selection Commission or SSC conducts the SSC CPO Exam every year in 2 Tiers.

The Staff Selection Commission will hold an Open Competitive Computer Based Examination for Recruitment of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF. Departmental candidates amongst Constables, Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police with minimum three years service, who shall not be more than 30 years (33 years for OBC and 35 years for SC/ ST) of age, may also apply for filling up of Departmental Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (Executive)-Male. The details of the posts are as under:

Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs: The post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “B” (Non-Gazetted), Non-Ministerial.

Sub Inspector (Executive) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police: The post carries pay scale of Leve-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF: The post carries pay scale of Level-5 (Rs.29,200-92,300) and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted).

SSC CPO Exam Dates

Below are the exam dates based on the Official SSC Calendar.

SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Schedule
Events Dates
SSC CPO Notification Release Date After 3rd May
Closing date for receipt of application After 3rd May
Admit Card for SSC CPO Paper-1 September 2020
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 28/09/2020 to 01/10/2020
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date 1st March 2021

 

SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Schedule
Events Dates
Notification Release Date 17th September 2019
Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CPO 16th October 2019
Last date for making online fee payment/ offline Challan 18th October 2019
SSC CPO Tier-I Admit Card November 2019
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 9th December 2019 to 13th December 2019
SSC CPO Paper-1 Result 14th February 2020
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date 21st June 2020

 

SSC CPO Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern

 

SSC CPO Selection Procedure

  1. Paper 1
  2. Paper 2
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Physical Endurance Test (PET)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper I

Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper II

Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours

 

SSC CPO Physical Standard Test (PST) (for all posts)

Chest
Category of candidates Height (cm) Unexpanded Expanded
Male (UR) 170 80 85
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh,
Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim
165 80 85
 For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
Female (UR) 157 NA NA
For female candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 155 NA NA
 For all female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 154 NA NA

 

SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test (PET) (for all posts)

For Male Candidates only 

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 1.2 metre in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metre in 3 chance

For female candidates only:

  • 100 metre race in 18 seconds
  • 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metre in 3 chances

 

 

SSC CPO Salary

Below are the salary details of SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, SI in CAPF and Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF.

Post Name Level Group Pay Scale / Salary
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female) Level 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/-
Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF Level 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 29200-92300/-
Sub Inspector in CAPF Level 6 ‘B’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/-

 

SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO Paper I Syllabus

There are 4 sections in SSC CPO Paper I. They are:

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Knowledge and General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension

Below is the syllabus in detail for each section.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Patternfolding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics if any.

General Knowledge and General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Comprehension:

Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

SSC CPO Paper-II Syllabus

English Language and Comprehension: Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.

 

SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility

There are 2 criteria that a candidate needs to fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CPO 2020 Exam.

SSC CPO Educational Qualifications (As on 01.07.2020)

1. A candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.

2. For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

SSC CPO 2020 Age Limit

•Minimum Age Limit – 20 years

•Maximum Age Limit – 25 years

SSC CPO 2020 Age Relaxation: 

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Jammu & Kashmir
domiciled during
01.01.1980 to
31.12.1989 (UR/GEN)
5 years
Jammu & Kashmir
domiciled during
01.01.1980 to
31.12.1989 (OBC)
8 years

 

Physical Standards

Physical standards for the post of SSC Constable are –

i) Height:

  • Males: 170 cms
  • Females: 157 cms

ii) Chest:

Males only

  • Unexpanded: 80 cms
  • Expanded: Min expansion 5 cms

 

SSC CPO Vacancies 2020

SSC CPO 2020-21 vacancies will be updated soon.

The total number of SSC CPO 2019-20 vacancies is 2745. In 2018-19, it was 1688.

SSC CPO Vacancies 2019-20

S.No Post Names Expected Vacancies
1 Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces 2534
2 Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male) 132
3 Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female) 79
Total Vacancy 2745

 

SSC CPO Cutoff

SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut Off:

For Male Candidates

Category SC ST EMS OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 70.67 74.54 40.00 91.28 86.95 101.19 —-
Number of Candidates 8282 4403 3292 14658 5314 5939* 41888

For Female Candidates

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 75.45 73.59 97.78 91.72 104.12 —-
Selected Candidates 892 420 1302 531 890* 4035

Male Departmental Candidates (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 70.67 74.54 91.28 # 101.19 —-
Candidates 90 59 172 15 54* 390

Male Specialized Category of Ex-Serviceman (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 65.89 40.00 83.58 # 91.02 —-
Candidates 20 08 40 03 52* 123

 

SSC CPO Application Fee 2020

 

Category Fee
Male (General/OBC) Rs. 100/-
Female (All Categories) No Fee
ST/SC/PwD/Ex-Servicemen

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