SSC CPO Exam

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Latest Update

September 22, 2020
Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC exam Calendar. SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 exam is scheduled from November 23 to 26, 2020. Whereas, the SSC CPO 2020 Paper 2 exam is scheduled for July 12, 2021.

The SSC CPO 2019 Paper 2 exam is scheduled on March 26, 2021.

Click Here to download new SSC Exam Calendar

 

July 21, 2020:

Staff Selection Commission has revised the SSC CPO exam dates. The Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police and CAPFs Examination (Paper-I), 2020 will be conducted from November 23 to 26, 2020. Whereas, for Constable (Executive) in Delhi Police Examination, 2020 will be conducted from November 27 to 30, December 1 to 3, 7 to 11 and 14, 2020.

 

Click Here to read the official notice on SSC revised exam dates.


June 17th 2020

SSC CPO Notification Released

Click here to download official notification PDF

 

December 03, 2019:

SSC CPO Vacancies Released!

Staff Selection Commission has released the tentative vacancies for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF Examination.

Click Here to check the SSC CPO Vacancies as released by the officials.

November 20, 2019

SSC CPO Tier 1 admit card is going to release soon. The SSC CPO Tier 1 exam is scheduled from December 9 to 13. The SSC CPO admit card is expected to release 10 to 15 days before the examination.

Candidates can visit the official website - ssc.nic.in to download their SSC CPO admit card Tier 1 once released by officials.

October 22, 2019

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CPO Answer Key for the exam which was held on September 29 in Computer Based Mode. candidates will have to login by entering the User ID and Password to check the SSC CPO Answer Key. Candidates can also submit their representations if any on or before October 25, 2019 (upto 10 am).

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About Exam

There are a number of SSC Exams conducted every year. SSC CPO is conducted to recruit candidates for a number of posts every year. The Staff Selection Commission has published an official notification informing interested candidates regarding an All India Open Competitive Examination for the recruitment to the posts of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF. The recruitment process has been simplified.

A candidate can apply for the following posts under SSC CPO Exam:

  • Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police
  • Sub-Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

 

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Exam Dates/Notifications

 The important dates for SSC CPO 2020 are as under:

Online Registration Begins  June 17, 2020
Closing Date for Online Application  July 16, 2020
Last Date for Online Fee Payment  July 18, 2020
Last Date for Challan Download  July 20, 2020
Last Date for Offline Fee Payment  July 22, 2020
Release of SSC CPO Admit Card  November 2020 (Tentative)
SSC CPO Tier 1 Exam Dates (for SI in Delhi Police & CAPF)  November 23 to 26, 2020
SSC CPO Tier 1 Result  To Be Announced
SSC CPO Paper II Exam Date  July 12, 2021

 

Study Plan

Preparing for each section of SSC CPO exam is ideally very important for all aspirants seeking jobs through SSC CPO. Candidates can learn about important strategies for each section of SSC CPO exam through these links:

Check SSC CPO 2020 Tier 1 - 100 Days Study Plan

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Application Process

The online registration and application process for SSC CPO 2020 has already started from June 17 and will be available until July 16, 2020. For SSC SI, ASI Vacancy, the registration fee has been set at Rs. 100/– for General, EWS and OBC candidates. The Fee is exempted for all Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation as per extant Government Orders. Read our blog for step-wise precise information on How to Apply for SSC CPO 2018 Recruitment. Click here

 

The steps to apply online for SSC CPO 2020 is given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website - ssc.nic.in
  • Step 2: Click on the link 'Register Now' present under the Login option.
  • Step 3: A new page will open. Enter your name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID and other basic details. Then click on the button 'Save'.
  • Step 4: Enter your contact details and other essential details and save it to proceed to the next stage.
  • Step 5: Upload your 'Photograph' and 'Signature'. Recheck the details entered and submit it. A Registration Number and Password will be generated.
  • Step 6: Login using the 'Registration Number' and 'Password' to fill the application form
  • Step 7: Fill the details such as the choice of centres, educational qualification, post preference, etc.
  • Step 8: Proceed to fee payment and make the choice of payment. Candidates can pay online using BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro
    RuPay Credit, or Debit cards or through offline mode in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan. (Candidates exempted from payment of fee can skip that entering those fields)
  • Step 9: After successful fee payment, take a few printouts of the fee receipt and the filled application form.

Vacancies

The detail of tentative vacancies are as follows:

Sub-Inspector (Male) in Delhi Police

Type of Vacancy UR EWS OBC SC ST Total
Open 32 09 06 11 15 73
Departmental Candidates 04 01 02 01 01 09
Ex-Servicemen 05  --  02 01 01 09
Total 41 10 10 13 17 91

 Sub-Inspector (Female) in Delhi Police

Type of Vacancy UR EWS OBC SC ST Total
Open 35 08 17 12 06 78
Total 35 08 17 12 06 78

Sub Inspector (GD) in CAPF

Name of the Force Category UR EWS OBC SC ST Total Ex-Ser.
BSF Male 94 23 63 35 17 232 244
24
 
Female 05 01 03 02 01 12
CISF Male 08 01  05  03  01 18 20 02
Female 02  00 00 00 00 02
CRPF Male 421 104 281 156 78 1040 1072 107
Female 13 03 09 05 02 32
ITBP Male 22 03 07 04 00 36 43
 04
Female 04 01 01 01 00 07
SSB Male 08 01 04 03 00 16 16
02
Female 00 00 00 00 00 00
Total Male 553 132 360 201 96 1342 1395   139
Female 24 05 13 08 03 53

 You can apply for the post only if you fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned in SSC CPO Notification 2020.

Selection Process

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Paper-I & Paper-II of the examination only. Physical endurance test will not carry any marks but will be of qualifying/elimination nature. All the candidates who qualify in the PET will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary. This means that the aspirants will get the selection by the following process:

  • Written examination (Paper-I & Paper-II)
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Medical Examination Test

Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the options exercised by them.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SSC CPO 2020 Examination has been clearly specified in the Exam Notification published by Staff Selection Commission recently. Each SSC aspirant must go through all the important details before applying online.

 

Age Limit

The age limit set for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police & CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF is 20-25 years. The candidate born not before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2001 will be eligible.
Candidate should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only, will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted. 

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 05 Years
OBC 03 Years

Educational Qualification

Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University on or before 01.01.2021. Candidates who have not acquired the educational qualification as on 01-01-2021 will not be eligible and need not apply.

Syllabus

For any recruitment exam, the syllabus is the most important piece of information with which candidates prepare accordingly. Here we have provided the entire SSC CPO Syllabus for both the papers of SSC CPO exam 2020.

SSC CPO Syllabus: General Intelligence

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 Pattern- folding 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 subtopics if any.

SSC CPO Syllabus: English Language

Candidates’ understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested.

SSC CPO Syllabus: Numerical Aptitude

This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs, Menstruation, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.

SSC CPO Syllabus: General Awareness

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‘s general awareness of the environment around him/ her and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

SSC CPO Syllabus: Paper-2

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.
 

Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for Paper-I will have to appear for Computer Based Test (CBT). However, the Paper-II will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode (Written Examination).

SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper I

The Paper I of SSC CPO 2018 consists of objective type questions carrying a total of 200 marks.

 Name of the Section  Number of Questions  Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning  50  50
General Knowledge & General Awareness  50  50
Quantitative Aptitude  50  50
English Comprehension  50  50

The mode of examination will be computer based test. The total time duration of the paper is 2 hours. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper II

Subject Max. Questions Max. Marks Duration of Exam 
English language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
 
Questions in both papers will be of Objective type - Multiple Choice Questions. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper I & Paper-II. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. The question paper will be set in English and Hindi in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I.

Job Profile

The post of a Sub-Inspector is considered as an executive-level post. The job profile is considered quite similar to that of an examiner or preventive officer. Hence, your responsibilities will be set depending upon the posting you get.

If you are posted in office, you have to handle paperwork related to various cases, active or pending.
If you are posted in the field, you will be working with the task force on various cases.

Pay Scale

1. Sub Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police
This post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-) and is classified as Group ‘C’(NonGazetted) by Delhi Police

2. Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces)
This post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-) and is classified as Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted), Non-Ministerial.

 

Result

SSC CPO Result date will be announced later by the officials. The SSC CPO 2020 result will be released for each stage separately. The result is expected to release as a merit list. The SSC CPO merit list will consist of roll number of all the candidates who have qualified the test.

The candidates selected will be called for Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ PST/ Paper II

Download: SSC CPO Merit List 2017 (Male Candidates)

Download: SSC CPO Merit List 2017 (Female Candidates)


 

Cutoff

The SSC CPO cutoff is generally released along with the SSC CPO result. The SSC CPO cutoff is the minimum marks which candidates need to score to qualify the exam.

Check the SSC CPO 2019 Cutoff Marks is for the Phase 1 Paper for SI ASI CAPF Recruitment. The cutoff scores for male and female candidates are as follows.

SSC CPO Cutoff Marks for Male Candidates - Open Vacancies

Category  Cutoff Marks
 UR 101.19
EWS 86.95
 SC 70.67
 ST 74.54
 OBC 91.28

SSC CPO Cutoff Marks for Male Candidates - Departmental Candidates- Delhi Police

Category Cutoff Marks
UR 101.19
OBC 91.28
SC 70.67
ST 74.54

SSC CPO Cutoff Marks for Female Candidates -  Open Vacancies

Category  Cutoff Marks
 UR 104.12
EWS 91.72
 SC 75.45
 ST 73.59
 OBC 97.78

 

SSC CPO Male–Specialized Categories of Ex-Servicemen (Delhi Police)

 

Category Cutoff Marks
UR 91.02
OBC 83.58
SC 65.89
ST 40.00

 

FAQs

Q1. What is the last date to apply online for SSC CPO 2020?

The last date for the online registration of SSC CPO 2020 is July 16, 2020  (up to 11:30 PM)

Q2. What is the eligibility criteria for SSC CPO 2020 Exam?

Educational Qualification: Candidate must possess Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University on or before 01.01.2021. Candidates who have not acquired the educational qualification as on 01-01-2021 will not be eligible and need not apply.

Age Limit: Candidate must have acquired age between 20 to 25 years.


Q3. What is the selection process for SSC CPO 2020 Examination?

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Paper-I & Paper-II of the examination only. Physical endurance test will not carry any marks but will be of qualifying/elimination nature. All the candidates who qualify in the PET will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary. This means that the aspirants will get the selection by the following process:

Written examination (Paper-I & Paper-II)
Physical Efficiency Test
Medical Examination Test
Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the options exercised by them.

Q4. Will there be any marks for PST or PET?

No, there will be no marks in PST or PET. It will not carry any marks and it will be of qualifying nature.


Q5. If I do not qualify PST/PET, will I eligible for Paper II of SSC CPO 2020?

If you do not qualify PST/PET, you will not be eligible for Paper II of SSC CPO 2020.


Q6. Will there be any negative marking?

Yes, there will be negative marking in both Paper-1 and Paper-2. For each wrong answer, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks

 

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