SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022, Check age limit, educational qualifications and other details here

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Check SSC CPO eligibility criteria here at Safalta. Get to know the age limit, educational qualifications, and number of attempts along with other details.

Details regarding SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022: CPO stands for Central Police Organization. Central Police Organization is referred to as CPO. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts an exam to find candidates for the Sub-Inspector (SI) Police position. The SSC administers a range of exams for positions in government departments and ministries. The SSC has six regional offices, with its main office in New Delhi and branches in Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, and Bengaluru. SSC holds the CPO Exam to select candidates for the Delhi Police as well as the SSB, CRPF, CISF, BSF, and ITBP. Everyone who plans to take the SSC CPO Exam must first confirm that they meet the requirements for the job. Those who do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be hired, and their applications will be canceled. Read this article to know the complete SSC CPO eligibility criteria and other details. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our e-books:

 

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1. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Overview
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SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022
    i. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Nationality
    ii. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit
    iii. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification
    iv. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Physical Test
    v. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Physical Endurance Test
3. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria FAQs
 

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Overview

Nationality Citizen of India
Age Limit 20 to 25 years of age
Educational Qualification Graduation from a recognised university or college
 

Under the SSC CPO Exam candidates are recruited to the following posts:

  • 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 Eligibility Criteria 2022

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria is categorized under different parameters which are as follows:
  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualificaitons

The details of each of these parameters are given below:

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
 Check out the detailed  SSC CPO Exam Pattern here.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

The age limit for SSC CPO is 20 to 25 years of age. The minimum age to apply for the exam is 20 years and the maximum age is 25 years. There is age relaxation provided to candidates. The details are as follows:

Category

Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit

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.

For the posts of SI and ASI in CAPFs only

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

5 years

For ASI in CISF only

For Group B posts: Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on the closing date.

General/OBC – Up to 40 Years of Age

SC/ST – up to 45 Years of Age

For the post of SI in Delhi Police

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

For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police against the vacancies of Delhi Police only 

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

 
Are you aware of  SSC CPO Syllabus?

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

Candidates should be graduates from a recognised university or college. Certain additional details are as follows:
  • The programs in Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, Architecture, and Physiotherapy, etc are not permitted to be offered under Open and Distance Learning mode.
  • 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.
Check out  SSC CPO Salary here.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Physical Test

In addition to the above details, there are certain physical tests that candidates have to qualify in order to be considered for the post. The details are as follows:

Male candidates

Category

Height (in cms)

Chest( Unexpanded) in cms

Chest( Expanded) in cms

General

170

80

85

Candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim

165

80

85

 

Female Candidates

Category

Height (in cms)

General

157

Candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim

155

 

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Physical Endurance Test

Male Candidates
  • 100 meters race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 km race in 6.5 minutes
  • 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
  Female Candidates
  • 100 meters race in 18 seconds
  • 800 meters race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 meters in 3 chances.
  • High Jump: 0.9 meters in 3 chances

 

What is the minimum age to be eligible for SSC CPO Exam?

The minimum age to be eligible for SSC CPO Exam is 20 years.

What is the maximum age limit for SSC CPO Exam?

The maximum age limit for SSC CPO Exam is 25 years.

What is the educational qualification required to be eligible to apply for SSC CPO Exam?

 Candidates should have completed their graduation from a recognized college or university in order to be eligible to apply for SSC CPO Exam.

What should be the minimum height of female candidates to be eligible for SSC CPO Exam?

The minimum height of female candidates should be 157 cms (general category).

Is there age relaxation provided to candidates applying for SSC CPO Exam?


 Yes, there is age relaxation provided to candidates applying for SSC CPO Exam.

 

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