Know SSC CPO Full Form & Other Details Of Exam Here

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Know SSC CPO Full Form with Safalta. Check out other exam-related details like important dates, vacancies, eligibility, syllabus, and exam pattern here.

Do you wonder what SSC CPO Stands for? It is one of the many recruitment examinations conducted by the Staff Services Commission. The full form of the SSC CPO Exam is the Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organizations exam. This exam is conducted every year for the recruitment into Central Police Organizations, by Staff Selection Commission.  This space will cover all the aspects related to the exam. The details shall include important dates and vacancy details for the 2020 cycle, exam pattern, syllabus in brief, eligibility criteria, etc. The Central Police Organizations under the SSC CPO are :
  • Delhi Police Sub-Inspector
  • Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
The details related to the examination are as follows:
  1. The last Official Notification for SSC CPO 2020-21 was released on 17th June 2020.
  2. There are 1564 Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces.
  3. The recruitment process is going on.
  4. As per the official calendar by SSC CPO notification will be released on 14th August 2022.
SSC CPO exam is a good opportunity for those looking to make a career in paramilitary and various other forces under Home Ministry. The SSC CPO full form and other important information are discussed below in this space. If you are preparing for SSC Exams and are looking for best guidance then join our course now: SSC Complete Foundation Batch.

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SSC CPO Important Dates and Vacancy

The important SSC CPO Exam dates 2020, as notified are given below.
 Important events Dates
Relapse of Notification and Online Application June 17th, 2020
Last date to apply July 16th, 2020
SSC CPO Paper I (CBE) September 29th, 2020 to October 5th, 2020(Postponed)


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November 23rd – November 26th, 2020
SSC CPO Paper II 1st March 2021 Postponed
12th July 2021. (latest dates )
Result of paper 2  Yet to be declared.

SSC CPO Vacancies

There were a total of 1564 vacancies for the post of Sub Inspector as per the 2020 notification. The breakdown of vacancies is given below.
Post  Number of vacancies  
Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male) 91
Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female) 78
Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces 1395
Total Vacancy 1564

SSC CPO Eligibility

The Eligibility for the exam is as follows:-
Parameter  Details
Nationality   A candidate must be either:
1. A citizen of India, or
2. A subject of Nepal, or
3. A subject of Bhutan, or
Age Limit
  1. Candidates should be between 20 to 25 years of age as on 01-01-2021
  2. There are few permissible relaxations in the Upper age limit for different categories and the same is mentioned below:
Educational Qualification  Educational Qualification for all posts requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

This is a four-stage exam, which comprises written, physical and medical. Brief of the exam are given below.
  1. Stage 1- Paper I
  2. Stage 2- Physical Endurance Test/Physical Standard Test
  3. Stage 3- Paper-II
  4. Stage 4-Medical Examination
  5.  The time allotted for both the papers is 2 hours.
  6. Paper 1 is objective type and paper 2 is a written subjective type of exam.
  7. There is negative marking and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
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Written exams and sections asked are.

Paper I
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension
  The Physical Test is done for candidates who qualify for the paper I.
  • English language & Comprehension

The categorization of questions and marks in Paper-1.
Subjects Numbers of questions Marks                   
General Intelligence and reasoning 50 50
General Awareness and General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200
Below is the Paper -2 Exam details
Subjects Max. Marks Duration of the exam
English language and comprehension 200 2hours
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SSC CPO Physical Standards Test

Male Candidates

Category Height Chest
General 170 cm Unexpanded- 80 cm
Expanded- 85 cm
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 165 cm Unexpanded- 80 cm
Expanded- 85 cm
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 cm Unexpanded- 77 cm
Expanded- 82 cm

Female Candidates:

Category Height
Gen 157 cm
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 155 cm
Scheduled Tribes 154 cm
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SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test

Candidates are given certain tasks under Physical Endurance Test and they have to complete those tasks within the given time limit. The details of Physical Endurance Test are as follows:

Male Candidates

  • 100-metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Km Race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  • Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances

Female Candidates:
  • 100-metre race in 18 second
  • 800-metre race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances
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SSC CPO Syllabus

The SSC CPO syllabus comprises various topics related to General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension.

SSC CPO Syllabus: Paper-I

General Intelligence and Reasoning
Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Semantic Analogy, Figural Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Semantic Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Figural Classification, Word Building, Problem Solving, Coding & Decoding, Symbolic Operations, Numerical Operations, Space Orientation, Trends, Space Visualization, Drawing Inferences, Venn Diagrams, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Figural Pattern folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Date & city matching Classification of center codes/ roll numbers, Embedded Figures, Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking, Social Intelligence.

General Knowledge and General Awareness
History, Geography, Culture, Economic Scene, Indian Constitution, General Polity, and Scientific Research.
Quantitative Aptitude
Whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Square Roots, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, 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, Circle, Right Prism, Regular Polygons, 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, Heights and Distances, Complementary angles, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
English Comprehension
Comprehension and Writing Ability

SSC CPO Syllabus: Paper-II

English Language and Comprehension
Knowledge of English Language, Error Recognition, Fill-in the blanks (using articles, prepositions, verbs, etc), Spellings, Antonyms, Synonyms, Vocabulary, Sentence Structure, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Comprehension, Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words.
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SSC CPO Full Form FAQs

Q1 What does SSC CPO stand for?

A1 SSC CPO is the short form for the Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organizations exam.

Q2 How many times is SSC CPO Exam conducted in a year?

A2 SSC CPO Exam conducted once a year.

Q3 What are the organizations under the SSC CPO exam?

A3  The organizations under the SSC CPO exam are Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), and Assistant Sub Inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Q4 What is the age limit for the SSC CPO exam?

A4 The age limit for the SSC CPO exam is 20 to 25 years.

Q5 Is the notification for the 2021 cycle of SSC CPO out?

A5 No, the notification for the year 2021 is yet to be released.

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