SSC CPO

SSC CPO Exam Highlights

SSC CPO is national level exam conducted by staff selection commission (SSC) every year to recruit candidates to the post of Central Police Organisation (CPO). Under SSC CPO Recruitment Process, you can apply for the posts of Sub-Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police, Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector) in CISF (Central Industrial Security Force).

Exam Notification

SSC CPO Exam will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examinations are mandatory.

Exam will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi and English languages. It will observe negative marking with as much as 0.25 as a penalty for every mistake committed by the candidate. On the basis of their performance in Paper-I, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in PET/ PST Examination.

Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examinations are mandatory.

Exam will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi and English languages. It will observe negative marking with as much as 0.25 as a penalty for every mistake committed by the candidate. On the basis of their performance in Paper-I, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in PET/ PST Examination.

Three stages of this exam is given below:

Subjects No. Of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning
50
50
General Knowledge
50
50
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
2 Hours
English Comprehension
50
50

Total

200

200

 PET, PST and Medical Test

Candidate Height Chest: Unexpanded / Expanded
Male (Gen)
170
80 / 85
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim
165
80 / 85
Scheduled Tribes
162.5
77 / 82
Female (Gen)
157
....
Scheduled Tribes
154
.....

Details for SSC CPO PET Test 

For Male Candidates

100 meters race in 16 seconds

1.6 meters 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

For 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

SSC CPO Medical Test

Eligibility Criteria for the Medical Test is mentioned below:

Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)

Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)

Must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes

Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

SSC CPO Qualification

SSC mentions a specific educational criteria for all the candidates who are willing to apply for the post under CPO. A candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognize University.

For the placement as Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates should hold a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date set for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise, they will not be permitted to undertake Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

SSC CPO Age Criteria

Minimum age limit for an applicant is 20 years and Maximum age limit is 25 years.

SSC CPO Age Relaxation

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Jammu & Kashmir
domiciled during
01.01.1980 to
31.12.1989 (UR/GEN)

5 years

Jammu & Kashmir
domiciled during
01.01.1980 to
31.12.1989 (OBC)

8 years



Cut-Off

SSC CPO PREVIOUS CUT-OFF

The year-wise cut off for SSC CPO Paper I of male candidates is given in the table below.

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
General
85.00
88.25
89.75
117.25
140.08
OBC
70.00
74.00
77.00
102.00
133.36
SC
63.25
68.00
67.75
90.25
111.17
ST
59.25
65.00
67.25
90.00
111.17
Ex-Servicemen
40.00
63.00
30.00
43.00
70.00

SSC CPO Paper-I Previous Years Cut Off Of Female Candidates

Check out the table given below for SSC CPO Paper I cut off of female candidates:

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
General
81.85
83.00
83.50
112.50
137.60
OBC
60.00
70.75
69.50
97.75
127.51
SC
61.00
62.00
60.25
84.75
99.50
ST
54.00
60.00
58.25
81.00
110.31
Ex-Servicemen
-
-
30.00
-
-

SSC CPO Exam Syllabus

The detailed syllabus of SSC CPO for paper 1 is given below:

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

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