SSC CPO Complete Knowledge


SSC CPO is conducted 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.

SSC CPO Salary

Here is the salary and pay scale for SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, SI in CAPF and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF.

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


SSC conducts a national Level test called the CPO exam for recruiting candidates into the Central Police Organization. This article will help the candidates to know every detail related to the SSC CPO Exam such as eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, SSC CPO cut off, etc.

The SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization.

SSC Central Police Organisation Exam Updates – 

SSC CPO 2020 Exam – The Staff Selection Commission has released the revised dates for SSC CPO 2020 exam. The CPO 2020 exam is now scheduled from November 23rd to November 26th, 2020. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted from 29th September onwards which is now postponed to November because of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates can check the notification released by SSC on July 1st for rescheduling of the CPO exam.

SSC CPO Notification:

Staff Selection Commission released CPO 2020 exam notification on the official website.

SSC CPO Admit card

Staff Selection Commission will update the Admit card and Schedule of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF Exam. SSC CPO Admit cards release according to the scheduled papers.

The SSC CPO Admit Card (AC)/Admission Certificate for the Examination indicating the time table and also venues of examination for each candidate will be placed on the website of the concerned Regional Office. As per the rules, the SSC CPO’s admit card will not be sent by post to the candidates.

If any candidate is unable to download the SSC CPO Admit Card for the examination, he/ she must immediately contact the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office(s) of the Staff Service Commission with details such as registration ID, proof of fee payment, copy of online application form submitted by the candidate, etc for obtaining the desired Admit Card.

SSC CPO Eligibility

The SSC CPO exam has certain eligibility criteria for candidates aspiring for the exam.

Candidates should check the SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria properly before applying for the exam as the Staff Service Commission might cancel the application at the last moment if the SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria is not met.

The SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria for the CPO Exam is as follows:

The Eligibility for the SSC CPO is as follows:-

Category SSC CPO Eligibility
  • Must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Migrated candidates should have necessary citizenship documents from Govt. of India.
Age Limit
  • Minimum – 20 years
  • Maximum 25 years
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institute

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO Exam Pattern has 4 stages-

  1. Paper I
  2. Physical Test
  3. Paper-II
  4. Medical Examination

All these above stages/sections are mandatory.

SSC CPO Preparation

As the SSC CPO Exam dates have been changing, candidates need to prepare properly to face the exams with confidence.

The top 8 Preparation tips for the CPO Exam is as follows:

  1. Visit the official website on a daily basis.
  2. Understand the Exam pattern properly and prepare the topics in the CPO Syllabus thoroughly.
  3. Have a clear concept on the topics like Reasoning, Aptitude by taking the SSC Mock Test.
  4. Improve your solving speed and practice numerous times
  5. Make notes on the difficult concepts in a precise way for your understanding.
  6. Make a flow chart for different lengthy concepts and topics
  7. Practise previous years’ question papers and Online quiz for better preparation.
  8. Do not be stressed while preparing. Stay calm and prepare in a relaxed mood.

Candidates aspiring to get into the CPO should keep certain things in mind:

  • They should always be updated on the latest information through the official notification.
  • They should have all the necessary for the further evaluation process.
  • They should avoid using any sort of malpractices in the exam.
  • They should abide by the rules and regulations as stated by the SSC for the CPO exam

SSC CPO Exam Cut Off

The SSC CPO Cut-Off  will be released after the examination of each phase is complete. The cut off for the Paper-1 will be released first followed by cut off for Paper-2. Candidates can evaluate their chances of clearing SSC CPO by matching their score with the previous years cut off marks list released by SSC .

To get a better insight into SSC CPO Cut-Off, let’s have a look at the SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut-Off for male and female candidates.

SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut Off:

For Male Candidates

Category SC ST EMS OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 70.67 74.54 40.00 91.28 86.95 101.19 —-
Number of Candidates 8282 4403 3292 14658 5314 5939* 41888

For Female Candidates

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 75.45 73.59 97.78 91.72 104.12 —-
Selected Candidates 892 420 1302 531 890* 4035

Male Departmental Candidates (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 70.67 74.54 91.28 # 101.19 —-
Candidates 90 59 172 15 54* 390

Male Specialized Category of Ex-Serviceman (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 65.89 40.00 83.58 # 91.02 —-
Candidates 20 08 40 03 52* 123


The SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper I is as follows:

Subject Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 02 hrs
General Knowledge & Awareness 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
English Comprehension 50

The SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper II is as follows:

Subject Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 02 hrs

SSC CPO Exam pattern- Salient points

  • As per the SSC CPO Exam Pattern, both papers will have multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidates can expect a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both the papers.
  • Candidates who qualify in Paper I will be allowed for Physical test.
  • Paper-II will be appeared by candidates who clear the Physical Test.
  • Paper-II will be followed by Medical Examination.


The SSC CPO Syllabus covers all the important topics relevant for the Paper I & Paper II. Candidates need to prepare well for both the papers are they are equally important.

As per the SSC CPO Syllabus, the Paper I is a computer-based Exam where the topics that are asked are related to

Paper-II in the SSC CPO Syllabus is on English Language & Comprehension where the candidates’ skills on vocabulary, spelling, Grammar, Sentence Structure, etc are tested.

SSC CPO Online

Candidates should follow the below steps while applying for the SSC CPO Exam.

  1. Log in to the official website(
  2. Fill the basic details asked for in the registration window.
  3. Submit the application. You will be provided with a registration ID.
  4. Log in using the Registration ID and password.
  5. Complete all other steps and submit relevant documents
  6. Upload your photograph and scanned copy of the signature as per the desired dimensions.
  7. Complete your payment process.
  8. Check all the details provided by you for any mistakes.
  9. Submit your application form. Your registration will be completed.
  10. Take a printout of the application form for your reference.

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SSC CPO Preparation

To prepare effectively for SSC CPO  exam, it is really necessary for a candidate to excel in the subjects being asked in the Paper-1 as well as in Paper-2 of SSC CPO  examImmense Physical training is required in order to clear the physical and medical test of this exam. Candidates can prepare for written test either through our Online Mock Test Series or by joining the Executive Makers Offline Classroom Program.

SSC CPO Results

The Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CPO 2020 result after successfully conducting the examination scheduled from September 29th 2020 onwards.

The SSC Released SSC CPO Result 2019 for the paper I on February 12th, 2020. The SSC CPO exam 2019 (Paper I ) was scheduled from December 11, 2019, to December 13th, 2019. Like the previous year, the commission has released SSC CPO Exam Result in four separate category-wise lists.

All those who appeared for SSC CPO Exam 2019 can check the SSC CPO Results page for further information. Earlier, SSC announced the SSC CPO 2018 Paper II result on 3rd February 2020. Along with the result, SSC CPO cut off 2018 was also released.

SSC has released three separate lists for SSC CPO 2018 result – for male, female and departmental candidates.  Paper-II of SSC CPO 2018 was conducted on September 27, 2019. Candidates who have qualified the SSC CPO Paper-II examination are called for Detailed Medical Examination.

Staff Selection Commission declared the result of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspectors in CISF Examination (Paper-I), 2018 on May 25, 2019.

Now the marks of the candidates have been uploaded on the website of the Commission. Candidates may check their marks in the official website of SSC by using their Registration Number/ Roll Number and Registered Password.

SSC CPO Notification 2020

The Commission has released the Official Notification PDF for SSC CPO 2020 on 17th June 2020 to recruit 1564 Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces and Delhi Police. It is an excellent opportunity for the graduates who are looking for a government job in defence sector, specially in Delhi Police. The Official Notification PDF is mentioned below.

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Dates

The new exam dates for SSC CPO 2020 (SI in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF) has been released along with its official notification PDF by SSC. SSC CPO 2020 Paper-I exam is scheduled from 23rd November to 26th November 2020. Let’s have a look at the exam dates for SSC CPO 2020 Exam:

SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Schedule
Events Dates
SSC CPO Notification Release Date 17th June 2020
SSC CPO Online Application Starts from 17th June 2020
Closing date for receipt of application 16th July 2020
Last date for making fee payment (Online) 18th July 2020
Last date for making fee payment (Offline) 20th July 2020
Admit Card for CPO Paper-1 November 2020
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 23rd November to 26th November 2020 (CBE)
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date 1st March, 2021

SSC CPO 2020 Online Application

SSC CPO 2020 Online Registration process has begun with the release of official notification and registration dates by the Commission. All candidates can apply online for SSC CPO SI by clicking on the link mentioned below.

SSC CPO Application Fee

A total of Rs. 100/- is the application fee to be paid by male candidates belonging to General and OBC category for SSC CPO 2020 exam. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fee.

SSC CPO Vacancy 2020

The total number of vacancies for SSC CPO 2020 Exam has been published by SSC along with SSC CPO Notification. Staff Selection Commission of India has introduced 1564 vacancies for SSC CPO 2020-21 exam. Last Year, the total number of vacancies was 2745.

S.No Post Names Vacancy
1 Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces 1395
2 Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male) 91
3 Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female) 78
Total Vacancy 1564

The detail of tentative Vacancies for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2020 are as follows:

Post Categories Total Ex-Serviceman
S.I Delhi Police (Male) 41 10 10 13 17 91
S.I Delhi Police (Female) 35 08 17 12 06 78
Sub Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
CRPF (Male) 421 104 281 156 78 1040 107
CRPF (Female) 13 03 09 05 02 32
BSF (Male) 94 23 63 35 17 232 24
BSF (Female) 05 01 03 02 01 12
ITBP (Male) 22 03 07 04 00 36 04
ITBP (Female) 04 01 01 01 00 07
CISF (Male) 08 01 05 03 01 18 02
CISF (Female) 02 00 00 00 00 02
SSB (Male) 08 01 04 03 00 16 02
SSB(Female) 00 00 00 00 00 00
Total (Male) 553 132 360 201 96 1342 139
Total (Female) 24 05 13 08 03 53
Total 1395 1534


SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility

There are 3 criteria that a candidate needs to fulfil in order to be eligible for SSC CPO 2020 Exam.

Educational Qualifications

  1. A candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.
  2. For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motor cycle 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.


SSC CPO 2020 Age Limit (As on 01.01.2021)

Age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as on 01-01-2021 i.e. Candidates born not before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2001).

  • Minimum Age Limit – 20 years
  • Maximum Age Limit – 25 years

SSC CPO 2020 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

Nationality/ Citizenship

A candidate must be either:
1. a citizen of India, or
2. a subject of Nepal, or
3. a subject of Bhutan, or
4. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2 and 3 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
5. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

Questions asked in both the paper-1 and paper-2 of SSC CPO  will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions asked will be bilingual, i.e. in both Hindi and English. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer marked by a candidate on his/her OMR Answer Sheet. SSC CPO 2020 Exam will be conducted in three phase:

  • Paper-1
  • PET, PST and Medical Test.
  • paper-2

The final merit list will be tabulated on the basis of a candidate’s performance in all the three phases of SSC CPO Exam.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2020

SSC CPO 2020 Paper-1 will have 4 major sections:

  • General Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of all these 4 sections:

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 2020 Admit Card

SSC will release the Admit Card for SSC CPO Paper I & Paper II separately. Candidates who would register for SSC CPO 2020 will be able to download the Admit Card for Paper I & II much before the date of conduct of the exam. Admit Cards are made available on the official website of SSC; registered students will require their registration details to download SSC CPO Admit Card.

SSC CPO 2020 Result

SSC will release the final result after the declaration of results for Paper I & II. All candidates can check the selected candidates list by clicking on the link mentioned below:

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