The SSC CPO 2021 exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of candidates for the post of Sub-inspector (SI) of Police in Delhi Police, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in the CISF, and Sub-Inspector in CAPF which includes various Police Organisations like ITBP, BSF, CRPF, and SI in Delhi Police, etc. The full form of CPO is Central Police Organisation. In this article, we shall see all important information related to SSC CPO Recruitment 2021 exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.
SSC CPO 2021 Notification
The Staff Selection Commission has released the Official Notification PDF for SSC CPO 2020-21 on 17th June 2020 to recruit 1564 Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces and Delhi Police. It is an excellent opportunity for the graduates who are looking for a government job in defence sector
SSC CPO 2021 Exam Dates
The Exam dates for SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam dates for the posts of SI in Delhi Police, CAPFs, and ASI in CISF has been released along with its official notification PDF by SSC. The Paper-I exam was conducted from 23rd November to 26th November 2020. The Tier-2 examination date has not been released yet.
|SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Schedule|
|SSC CPO Notification Release Date||17th June 2020|
|SSC CPO Online Application Starts from||17th June 2020|
|Closing date for receipt of application||16th July 2020|
|Last date for making fee payment (Online)||18th July 2020|
|Last date for making fee payment (Offline)||20th July 2020|
|Admit Card for CPO Paper-1||November 2020|
|SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date||23rd November to 26th November 2020 (CBE)|
|SSC CPO Paper-I Result||26th February 2021|
|SSC CPO 2020 Paper-II Exam Date||Postponed|
SSC CPO 2020-21 Online Application
SSC CPO 2020-21 Online Registration process has begun with the release of official notification and registration dates by the Commission.
SSC CPO Application Fee
A total of Rs. 100/- is the application fee to be paid by male candidates belonging to the General and OBC category for SSC CPO 2020-21 exam. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fees.
SSC CPO Vacancy 2021
Staff Selection Commission of India has introduced 1564 vacancies for SSC CPO 2020-21 exam. Last Year, the total number of vacancies was 2745.
|1||Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces||1395|
|2||Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male)||91|
|3||Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female)||78|
The detail of tentative Vacancies for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2020 are as follows:
|S.I Delhi Police (Male)||41||10||10||13||17||91||—|
|S.I Delhi Police (Female)||35||08||17||12||06||78|
|Sub Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)|
SSC CPO Salary
Here is the salary and pay scale for various posts under the SSC CPO exam – 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)||6||‘C’ Non-Gazetted||Rs. 35400-112400/-|
|Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF||6||‘C’ Non-Gazetted||Rs. 29200-92300/-|
|Sub Inspector in CAPF||6||‘B’ Non-Gazetted||Rs. 35400-112400/-|
SSC CPO 2021 Eligibility
There are 3 criteria that a candidate needs to fulfill in order to be eligible for SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam.
- A candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.
- 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.
Age Limit (As on 01.01.2021)
The age limit of the candidates should be between 20 and 25 years as of 01-01-2021 i.e. Candidates should not be born before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2001).
- Minimum Age Limit – 20 years
- Maximum Age Limit – 25 years
Upper Age limit Relaxation
|Ex-servicemen (ESM)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married.||Up to 35 years of age|
|Widows, divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married. (SC/ ST)||Up to 40 years of age|
|Departmental candidates (Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||Up to 30 years of age|
|Departmental candidates (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date.||Up to 33 years of age|
|Departmental candidates (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date.||Up to 35 years of age|
Candidate must be either:
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan,
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2 and 3 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India
SSC CPO 2021 Exam Pattern
SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam is conducted in three phases:
- Paper I
- PET, PST, and Medical Test.
- Paper II
Questions asked in both Paper I and Paper II are Objective Multiple Choice Type questions. Questions asked will be bilingual, i.e. in both Hindi and English. There is Negative Marking and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer marked by a candidate on his/her OMR Answer Sheet. The final merit list will be tabulated on the basis of a candidate’s performance in all three phases.
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Pattern:
Paper I consists of 4 sections and each section comprises 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). +1 mark is awarded for each correct response and 0.25 mark is deducted for wrong response. The maximum number of marks that can be scored by the candidate in Paper 1 is 200.
SSC CPO Paper-I Pattern
|Section||Subject||No. of Question||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|A||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||50||2 hours|
|B||General Knowledge and General Awareness||50||50|
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Pattern:
The SSC CPO Paper II comprises only 1 section with 200 Multiple Choice Questions. The marking scheme remains the same as in Paper 1.
SSC CPO Paper-II Pattern
|Subject||No. of Question||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English language & Comprehension||200||200||2 hours|
Physical Endurance Test (PET)
The Physical Endurance Test (PET) is compulsory along with Paper 1 and Paper 2 for every candidate. The PET comprises long jump, high jump, shot put, and race for both male and female candidates. The qualification parameter for PET is different for males and females and are discussed below.
Physical Endurance Test (PET) for Male candidates
SSC CPO 2021 PET (Males)
|Race||1.6 km in 6.5 minutes|
|Race||100 meters in 16 seconds|
|Long Jump||3.65 meters in 3 chances|
|High Jump||1.2 meters in 3 chances|
|Shot Put (16 lbs)||4.5 meters in 3 chances|
Physical Endurance Test (PET) for Female candidates
SSC CPO 2021 PET (Females)
|Race||800 meters in 4 minutes|
|Race||100 meters in 18 seconds|
|Long Jump||2.7 meters in 3 chances|
|High Jump||0.9 meters in 3 chances|
SSC CPO 2021 Syllabus
Paper-1 has 4 major sections:
- General Reasoning
- General Knowledge
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Comprehension
Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of all these 4 sections:
|General Reasoning||General Knowledge||Quantitative Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Verbal Reasoning||Current Affairs||Percentage||Reading Comprehension|
|Syllogism||Awards and Honours||Ratio and Percentage||Grammar|
|Circular Seating Arrangement||Books and Authors||Data Interpretation||Vocabulary|
|Linear Seating Arrangement||Sports||Mensuration and Geometry||Verbal Ability|
|Double Lineup||Entertainment||Quadratic Equation||Synonyms-Antonyms|
|Scheduling||Obituaries||Interest||Active and Passive Voice|
|Input Output||Important Dates||Problems of Ages||Para Jumbles|
|Blood Relations||Scientific Research||Profit and Loss||Fill in the Blanks|
|Directions and Distances||Number Series||Error Correction|
|Ordering and Ranking||Speed, Distance and Time|
|Data Sufficiency||Time and Work|
|Coding and Decoding||Number System|
|Code Inequalities||Data Sufficiency|
SSC CPO 2021 Admit Card
Candidates who would register for SSC CPO 2020-21 will be able to download the Admit Card for Paper I & II much before the date of conduct of the exam. Admit Cards are made available on the official website of SSC; registered students will require their registration details to download their CPO Admit Card.
SSC CPO Exam Cut Off
The SSC CPO Cut-Off 2020-21 will be released after the examination of each phase is complete. For now, to get a better insight, let’s have a look at the SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut-Off for male and female candidates.
SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut Off
For Male Candidates
|Number of Candidates||8282||4403||3292||14658||5314||5939*||41888|
For Female Candidates
Male Departmental Candidates (Delhi Police) Cut Off
Male Specialized Category of Ex-Serviceman (Delhi Police) Cut Off