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What is SSC CPO?

ssc online coaching Central Police Organisations (SSC CPO) is national level central govt. exam which is conducted by Selection Staff Commission every year to recruit candidates to the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector Posts in the Central Police Organization (CPO).

SSC CPO exam has four different phases that candidates need to clear in order to get selected for various posts in Delhi Police, CAPFs & CISFs. In phase 1, candidates have to pass paper 1, which is a Objective Multiple Choice Questions paper from the subjects of English, Reasoning, Maths & General Studies. In phase 2, PET/PST Test is conducted to check the endurance (physical strength) of candidates. In phase 3, candidates have to qualify Paper II in which objective questions are asked from the subject of English only. In phase 4, detailed medical examination is done.

SSC CPO is one of the great opportuniy for students looking forward for a reputed position in Central Police Organisations. Through this article, we will provide all relevant information regarding SSC CPO exam like important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, post-wise vacancies etc.

SSC CPO Important Dates

Events Dates
Conducting Body SSC
SSC CPO 2020 Application Date To be announced
SSC CPO 2020 Paper I Admit Card 10 days before exam
SSC CPO 2020 Paper I Exam Date 29.09.2020 to 01.10.2020 & 05.10.2020
SSC CPO 2020 Paper-II Exam Date To be announced
Official Website

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria

The criteria that an applicant has to fulfill for the eligibility to appear in the SSC CPO Exam are given below:

Educational Qualifications:

Age Limit:

Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
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

SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO Paper 1

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 Paper 2

Section Syllabus
English Language and Comprehension Error Recognition
Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Structure
Sentence Completion
Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam is held on objective mode with MCQs. It is bilingual i.e. in the languages Hindi and English. It observe negative marking with as much as 0.25 as a penalty for every mistake committed by the candidate. SSC CPO comprise of three stages as given below:

SSC CPO Paper 1 Exam Pattern

S.No Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
2 General Knowledge 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 English Comprehension 50 50

Note - SSC CPO Paper-2 will be held once you qualify PET/PST Test.

SSC CPO PET, PST and Medical Test.

Candidate Height Chest
Unexpanded Expanded
Male (Gen) 170 80 85
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 165 80 85
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
Female (Gen) 157 - -
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 155 - -
Scheduled Tribes 154 - -
Details for SSC CPO PET Test

For Male Candidates

For Female Candidates

SSC CPO Medical Test

SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted after PET/PST Test for SSC CPO is conducted.

Subject Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
English language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours

SSC CPO Application Fee

Applicants can pay the FEE through SBI Challan/SBI Net banking or through credit/debit cards of any bank.

The SSC CPO application fees for various categories are given below:

SSC CPO Selection Procedure

The final merit list will be determined on the foundation of the performance of the candidate in all the three stages of SSC CPO Exam.


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

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