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SSC CPO Full Form: SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation. SSC CPO exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. This exam is conducted to recruit eligible and interested candidates for various posts such as Sub Inspector and Assistant Sub Inspector in the CISF, Delhi Police, and CAPF. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for this exam. Here we have provided all the details about SSC CPO Exam which are beneficial for all the aspirants.

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Table Of Content 

  1. What Is SSC CPO
  2. SSC CPO Exam 
  3. SSC CPO Vacancy 
  4. SSC CPO Eligibility 
  5. SSC CPO Exam Pattern 
  6. SSC CPO Physical Standards 
  7. SSC CPO Physical Physical Endurance Test
  8. SSC CPO Syllabus


What Is SSC CPO?

The full form of CPO is Central Police Organizations. The exam is held by Staff Services Commission. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in 1975, it is mandated to select staff for various Group B and Group C posts that come under various ministries in the Government of India. SSC also recruits for non-ministerial posts. Each year SSC conducts pan India exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, SSC GD, SSC CPO, SSC MTS, and SSC Stenographer exam. SSC CPO is a sought-after examination to recruit candidates in paramilitary and police forces under Central Government. Candidates must note that the recruitment pertains to the Group C and D posts in various ministries. Candidates looking for Grade A posts must apply for UPSC Capf Examination. The posts under CPO are as follows:
  1. Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces
  2. Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police
  3. Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police- Female

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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)
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SSC CPO Full Form SSC CPO Salary  SSC CPO Syllabus  SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 

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
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SSC CPO Eligibility

Candidates appearing for the SSC Combined Police Organization (CPO) Exam should be aware of the latest SSC CPO Eligibility and other details. The Eligibility for the SSC CPO 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: 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.
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


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.
Check the detailed  SSC CPO Exam Pattern here.

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 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

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 the Physical Endurance Test are as follows:

Male Candidates

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

Female Candidates:
  • 100-meter race in 18 second
  • 800-meter race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 meters or 9 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 meters 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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What is the SSC CPO Full Form?

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

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

SSC CPO Exam conducted once a year.

What are the organizations under the SSC CPO exam?

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).

What is the age limit for the SSC CPO exam?

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

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