SSC CPO Recruitment 2021: The Staff Selection Commission(SSC) released the Official notification for the Recruitment of Sub-Inspectors to Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) on 17th June 2020. The SSC CPO Paper 1 exam was conducted on November 23 to 25, 2020 and the Paper 2 exam is scheduled for July 12, 2021. SSC CPO 2020 paper-1 result has been announced on 26th February 2021. As per the latest update, the paper-2 exam for SSC CPO 2019 exam, which was scheduled to be conducted in the first week of May has been postponed due to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Staff Selection Commission has published the official notice regarding SSC CPO 2019 paper-2. You can visit the official website to download the official announcement in PDF.
SSC CPO Examination is conducted every year to recruit eligible candidates to the post of sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector In CISF. This article contains detailed information on SSC Recruitment such as important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application form, syllabus, etc. Read the complete article to get all the latest updates on SSC CPO Recruitment Drive 2020-21.
SSC CPO Recruitment 2021: Notification
About SSC CPO Exam: The SSC conducts the SSC CPO exam every year for posts of Sub Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI). You can find the Official Notification PDF for SSC CPO 2020-21 at their official website ssc.nic.in. This recruitment drive is conducted for 1564 Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in various Central Police Organizations (CPOs) like Delhi Police, CRPF, CAPF, ITBP, CISF, etc. It is a great opportunity for the graduates who want to have a career in the defence sector, especially in Delhi Police
Here is an overview of the SSC CPO exam:
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Exam Name||SSC CPO 2020|
|SSC CPO Full Form||Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization|
|Level of Exam||National Level|
|Posts||Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs,|
Sub Inspector (Executive) – (Male/Female) in Delhi Police
|Eligibility Criteria||Graduate in any Discipline and Departmental Candidates|
|Mode of Exam||Paper 1 will be conducted in Computer Based Test|
|Selection Process||Paper 1, |
Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET),
Paper 2 and
Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
|Official Notification||Download PDF|
Who else can apply? Departmental candidates like Constables, Head Constables, and Assistant Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police with a minimum of three years in service can also apply for the exam. The age of such candidates should not be more than 30 years (33 years for OBC and 35 years for SC/ST).
SSC CPO 2021: Important Dates
The important dates for SSC CPO 2020 are as under:
|Exam Events||Important Dates|
|Release of Official Notification||June 17, 2020|
|Starting Date of Online Application||June 17, 2020|
|Last Date of Online Application||July 16, 2020|
|Last Date of Online Fee Payment||July 18, 2020|
|Last Date of Offline Fee payment||July 22, 2020|
|Online Paper I Exam (Prelims)||November 23 to 25, 2020|
|Online Paper-II Exam (Mains)||July 12, 2021|
|SSC CPO 2019 Paper-II Exam Date|| 8th May 2021|
SSC CPO Recruitment: SSC CPO Vacancy Details
The SSC CPO vacancy details are as under:
|Departments||SSC CPO Vacancy|
|Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police-Male||91|
|Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police- Female||78|
|Sub-Inspector (GD) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)||1,395 (Male: 1,342 and Female: 53)|
SSC CPO 2021: Salary
Salary and pay scale for SSC CPO SI in Delhi Police, SI in CAPF and Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF is tabulated below:
|Post Name||Level||Group||Pay Scale / Salary|
| Sub Inspector |
in Delhi Police (Male/ Female)
|6||‘C’ Non-Gazetted||Rs. 35400-|
| Assistant |
Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF
|6||‘C’ Non-Gazetted|| Rs. 29200-|
| Sub Inspector |
|6||‘B’ Non-Gazetted|| Rs. 35400-|
SSC CPO 2021: Eligibility Criteria
According to the SSC CPO Recruitment notification 2020, the eligibility criteria for SSC CPO 2020 are as below:
- Nationality – A candidate must be a citizen of India / a subject of Nepal / a subject of Bhutan / a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before June 1, 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.
- Age – According to the SSC CPO Recruitment notification 2020, candidates who are 20 to 25 years old can apply for the exam. SC/ST candidates have an age relaxation of 5 years while OBC candidates have an age relaxation of 3 years. Ex-Servicemen have an age relaxation of 3 years.
- Educational Qualification – As per the SSC CPO Recruitment notification 2020, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent. However, if you have not acquired the degree as of 01-08-2020, you are not eligible and no need to apply.
Note: Male candidates applying for the post of SI in Delhi Police must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests. However, for all other posts, candidates who do not have a Valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) are eligible.
SSC CPO 2021: Application Form
Aspiring candidates must read the SSC CPO notification and information brochure carefully before filling up the SSC CPO 2021 application form. However, there is no official announcement regarding CPO SI 2021 recruitment drive but as per the old procedure following are the steps to fill up SSC CPO online application form:
- 1st Step – Go to the official link to apply online.
- 2nd Step – Read the instructions and then enter the basic information asked to register yourself. Once registered, you will be provided with “Registration ID and Password“. Note them down. Use them to log in.
- 3rd Step – Upload the scanned copies of the Photograph and Signature in JPEG/JPG format. The size of the photograph should be between 4 KB and 20 KB. The size of the signature should be between 1 KB and 12 KB.
- 4th Step – Enter the required details in the online application form carefully.
- 5th Step – Make a payment of the SSC CPO application fee and submit your application.
- 6th Step – Take a print out of the same for future reference.
SSC CPO Recruitment: SSC CPO Application Fee
The application fee for different categories are as under:
|General / OBC||Rs 100|
|SC / ST / Female candidates / Ex-serviceman||No fee|
According to the SSC CPO Recruitment notification 2020, the application fee can be paid online (Credit card / Debit card / Net banking) or through SBI e-Challan.
SSC CPO Recruitment: SSC CPO Selection Process
According to the SSC CPO Recruitment notification 2020, the SSC CPO recruitment process involves the following steps:
- 1) Written Examination – Paper I
- 2) Physical Standard Test / Physical Efficiency Examination (Qualifying in nature)
- 3) Written Examination – Paper II
- 4) Medical Examination Test
- 5) Document Verification
- 6) Final Selection
SSC CPO Exam Pattern
As you can see, the written exam of SSC CPO is conducted in two stages. The exam pattern of SSC CPO Paper I and Paper II are as under:
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Nature of Questions||Objective Type Questions|
|Paper 1 Subjects||General Intelligence and Reasoning, |
General Knowledge and General Awareness,
Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension
|Paper 2 Subjects||Paper 2: English language & Comprehension|
|Number of Questions||200 Questions in Each Paper|
|Total Marks||200 Marks in Each Paper|
|Exam Language||Hindi and English|
|Negative Marks||Paper 1 & 2: 0.25 Marks|
SSC CPO 2021: Exam Pattern For Paper I
The SSC CPO Paper 1 exam pattern is as follows:
|Sections||Number of Questions / Maximum Marks|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||50/50|
Both Paper I and Paper II are of 2 hours duration.
SSC CPO 2021: Exam Pattern For Paper II
The SSC CPO Paper 2 exam pattern is as follows:
|Subject||Number of Questions / Maximum Marks|
|English Language & Comprehension||200/200|
SSC CPO Recruitment: SSC CPO Phase 1 Syllabus
The SSC CPO syllabus for Paper 1 is as under:
|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 Recruitment: Physical Standard Test & Physical Endurance Test
Physical Standard Test For All Posts
As per the SSC CPO Recruitment notification, the height and chest requirements of candidates belonging to different categories are tabulated below:
SSC CPO Recruitment: Physical Examination
Candidates belonging to hill areas
Candidates belonging to hill areas
All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes
Physical Endurance Test (PET) For All Posts
(i) For Male Candidates Only:
- 100 meters race in 16 seconds
- 1.6 km race in 6.5 minutes
- Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 3 chances
- High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
- Shot Put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chance
(ii) For Female Candidates Only:
- 100 metres race in 18 seconds
- 800 metres race in 4 minutes
- Long Jump: 2.7 metres in 3 chances
- High Jump: 0.9 metres in 3 chances
Check Also: SSC CPO Exam Analysis
SSC CPO Recruitment: SSC CPO Medical Examination
Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
Note: For right-handed candidates, the right eye is a better eye and vice versa.
SSC CPO Salary
The SSC CPO salary is as under:
|Post’s Name||Pay Scale|
|Sub Inspector (Executive) Salary in Delhi Police||Payscale of Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-)|
|Sub-Inspector Salary in CAPFs||Payscale of Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-)|
|Assistant Sub-Inspector Salary in CISF||Payscale of Level-5 (Rs.29200-92300)|
SSC CPO Recruitment: SSC CPO Admit Card
SSC CPO Admit Card / Hall Ticket will be issued on the official website. All the aspirants who have successfully applied for SSC CPO online application can download the SSC CPO Admit Card 2020 from the regional websites of the Staff Selection Commission.
There are mainly 9 Regional/Sub-regional Offices located in India for SSC Exams. The 9 regions along with their State Groups are given below:-
|SSC Region||Name of the State||SSC Region Link|
|NR-Northern Region||NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan & Uttarakhand||Click Here|
|NWR-North Western Region||J&K, Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh||Click Here|
|CR-Central Region||UP & Bihar||Click Here|
|ER-Eastern Region||WB, Jharkhand, Odisha, A&N Island & Sikkim||Click Here|
|MPR-Madhya Pradesh Region||MP & Chhattisgarh||Click Here|
|WR-Western Region||Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa||Click Here|
|NER-North Eastern Region||Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland & Mizoram||Click Here|
|SR-Southern Region||AP, Pondicherry & TN||Click Here|
|KKR-Karnataka Region||Karnataka and Kerala||Click Here|
SSC CPO Recruitment: SSC CPO Cutoff 2017-18
The previous year SSC CPO cutoff is as under:
SSC CPO Cut Off (Paper-I + Paper-II):
For Male Candidates
|Cut off marks in Paper-I + Paper-II||217.50||230.00||271.75||204.00||293.50|
|Number of Candidates||646||343||1260||572||2887*||5708|
For Female Candidates
|Cut off marks in Paper-I + Paper-II||161.00||140.50||192.00||264.75|
|Number of Candidates||80||48||208||616*||952|
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions that candidates generally ask:
|Q. What is the Exam Dates of the SSC CPO 2020 exam? |
Ans. Paper 1 was conducted from November 23 to 25 and the Paper 2 exam is scheduled for July 12, 2021.
|Q. When will the SSC CPO 2021 exam notification be released? |
Ans. The notification for the 2021, SSC CPO exam will be released soon on the official website.
|Q. What is SSC CPO qualification? |
Ans. The detailed qualification i.e. education, age limit, nationality, physical and medical standards are provided on this page.
|Q. What is the SSC CPO salary? |
Ans. For Sub Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police and CAPF, it is Rs.35400-112400/- and For Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in CISF, it is Rs.29200-92300.
|Q. How many levels of Exam are there in SSC CPO Recruitment? |
Ans. Paper 1, PET, Paper 2 and Document verification steps must be completed to get selected in SSC CPO Recruitment.
SSC CPO is a highly competitive exam. So, in order to crack this exam, you must be well-prepared and be in a position to score as high as possible. Taking SSC CPO mock tests can help you a lot in this exam. You can take the mock tests available on Embibe for free.
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