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SSC CPO Selection Process 2022 – Check Selection Procedure

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SSC CPO Selection Process 2022: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct its annual SSC Central Police Organisation (CPO) Exam 2022 to recruit candidates for various posts of Inspector and Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CISF and CAPF. Candidates will have to undergo 5 stages of selection for the SSC CPO exam. The ones clearing the previous stage will only be eligible to attend the next stage in the selection process.

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The notification for the exam is scheduled to be released on August 10, 2022, as per the official SSC calendar. The first hurdle that the candidates will have to clear will be the SSC CPO Paper-1 examination, which is scheduled to be held in the month of November 2022. In this article, we take a detailed look at the SSC CPO selection process, important exam dates and more. Read on to find out.

SSC CPO Exam 2022: Exam Overview

Let us take a look at the important details of the SSC CPO 2022 examination.

Exam NameSSC CPO 2022
Organising AuthorityStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam LevelNational level
Exam FrequencyAnnual
VacanciesTo Be Notified
Application ModeOnline
Exam FeesGeneral/OBC – Rs. 100/-
SC/ST/Female/Ex-Servicemen – Exempted
SalaryRs. 35,400 to Rs. 1,12,400 /-
Selection ProcessPaper-1 (CBT)
PET/PMT
Paper-2 (CBT)
Medical Examination
Document Verification
Official Websitehttps://ssc.nic.in/

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SSC CPO Exam 2022 Important Dates

Let us take a look at the important dates of the examination. Candidates are advised to make a note of these dates and not miss any deadlines.

EventsDates
SSC CPO Notification ReleaseAugust 10, 2022
Application Start DateAugust 10, 2022
Last date to fill Application FormAugust 30, 2022
Paper-1 Admit Card Release DateTo be notified
SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam DateNovember 2022
Paper-1 Result Declaration DateTo be notified
Date of PET/PMTTo be notified
PET/PMT Result Declaration DateTo be notified
SSC CPO Paper-2 Exam DateTo be notified
Paper-2 Result Declaration DateTo be notified
Medical Examination DateTo be notified
Date of Document VerificationTo be notified

SSC CPO Selection Process 2022

The SSC CPO exam will be conducted in 5 stages, and candidates have to clear each stage to be eligible to attend the next one. The stages involved in the selection process are:

  • Paper-1 Written Exam 
  • Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Paper-2 Written exam 
  • Medical Examination 
  • Document Verification Process 

Paper-1 Exam Pattern

  • The Paper-1 exam will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) conducted in online mode.
  • It will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • There will be a total of 200 questions carrying 200 marks (1 mark per question).
  • The total duration of the exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • Paper-1 exam will consist of 4 sections, carrying 50 marks each.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
SubjectsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 5050
General Awareness and Knowledge 5050
Quantitative Aptitude 5050
English Language 5050
TOTAL200200

Physical Endurance Test (PET) and Physical Standards Test (PST)

  • On clearing the Paper-1 written exam, every candidate must attend the PET/PMT.
  • Ex-Servicemen category candidates are exempted from attending this round of selection.
  • The physical tests are divided into two sections, Physical Endurance Test and Physical Endurance Test and Physical Standards Test.
  • This test will be qualifying in nature, and the final merit list will not be affected by the PET/PST.
Physical Endurance Test

The PET consists of various physical tasks that will have to be completed by the candidates. The tasks and criteria are different for men and women. Details are as mentioned below.

Type of TestMaleFemale
1.6 Kms race6.5 minutes
Long Jump3.65 metres in 3 chances2.7 metres in 3 chances
100 metre race16 seconds18 seconds
800 metre race4 minutes
High Jump1.2 metre in 3 chances0.9 metre in 3 chances
Shot put4.5 metre in 3 chances
Physical Standards Test

The SSC has set some criteria for candidates to be eligible to clear the PST. The criteria set is different for men and women, and also differs category-wise. The details of the PST are given below.

CategoryHeight (in cms)Chest (Unexpended/ Expended)
General/OBC Male 170 80/85
Male candidates who belong to the hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, Kumayoun, Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Leh and Ladakh regions of Jammu and Kashmir, North Eastern States, Sikkim 16580/85
ST Male 162.577/82
General/OBC Female 157N/A
Female candidates who belong to the hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, Kumayoun, Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Leh and Ladakh regions of Jammu and Kashmir, North Eastern States, Sikkim 155N/A
ST Female 154154

Paper-2 Exam Pattern

  • The Paper-2 written test is for the candidate’s knowledge of the English language.
  • This too, will consist of 200 objective type questions carrying 200 marks. (1 mark each).
  • The total duration of the examination will be 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
English Language and Comprehension200200

Medical Examination

Candidates successfully clearing the Paper-1 exam, PET/PST and Paper-2 examination will be called for a detailed medical examination. This test will be qualifying in nature, and the final merit list will not be affected by the Medical Examination..

Physical and Mental Health
  • The candidate must not possess physical ailments such as knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in the eyes.
  • The candidate must be mentally sound and physically fit. Any sort of physical obligation that can be an obstacle in the duty, can be liable to rejection.
Eye Sight
  • The minimum near vision should be N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye).
  • The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye) of both eyes without any correction like wearing glasses or surgery of any kind to improve visual acuity. 
Obstacle Test

Candidates will also have to pass seven obstacles as a part of the Inspector and Sub-Inspector Selection Process.

  • Jumping over the Vertical Board
  • Holding the rope on jumping from the Board
  • Tarzan Swing
  • Jumping on the Horizontal Board
  • Parallel Rope
  • Monkey Crawl
  • Vertical Rope
Tattoo Rules for SSC CPO

The SSC has strict regulations of the usage of tattoos on the body during the physical test. The MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) will release the rules in this regard.

  • Content: The tattoos that signify the religious and traditional aspects of the Indian Army are allowed to have on the body. 
  • Location: Tattoos on the traditional sites of the body i.eInner aspect of the left forearm, non-saluting limb are also allowed.
  • Size: The size needs to be 1/4th of the particular body part.

Document Verification

  • On successful completion of all the above mentioned stages, the eligible candidates will be called for document verification.
  • This is the final stage in the SSC CPO Inspector and Sub-Inspector Selection Process.
  • Candidates will be required to submit all the required documents as requested by the authorities.
  • The final merit list will be prepared based on the scores obtained in the Paper-1 and Paper-2 CBTs.
  • On successful selection, candidates will have to undergo a mandatory 2 year probation period.
  • During this period, candidates will undergo training and will have to pass a few tests conducted by the authorities.
  • On successful completion of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.

SSC CPO Tie-Breaker

In case two or more candidates score the same marks, the SSC CPO has prescribed certain parameters according to which, all ties will be resolved. The parameters as mentioned by the authorities are:

  • Total score in SSC CPO Paper-2
  • Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher
  • Alphabetical order of the names of the candidates

Here are a few frequently asked questions related to the SSC CPO Selection process to resolve all your doubts and queries.

Q.1: What is the selection process of SSC CPO Exam?
Ans: Candidates seeking selection for the post of inspector and sub-inspector through the SSC CPO exam will have to undergo five stages of selection, i.e Paper-1 CBT, PET/PST, Paper-2 CBT, Medical Examination and Document Verification.

Q.2: What is the salary of SSC CPO?
Ans: The in-hand salary of posts in SSC CPO will be in the range of Rs. 33,767 to Rs. 42,321. The salary will differ based on the post and the place allocated to the candidate.

Q.3: What is the age limit to apply for the SSC CPO examination?
Ans: Aspirants must be between the ages of 20-25 years to apply for the SSC CPO examination. Refer to the SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria to know about the age relaxations for various categories.

Q.4: What is the exam pattern of Paper-1 examination?
Ans: The Paper-1 examination will consist of 4 sections comprising 50 marks in 50 questions.

Q.5: Is it compulsory to attend the Physical Test for every candidate?
Ans: Yes. Candidates from every category except for ex-servicemen must attend the Physical tests conducted by the SSC.

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We hope this article on SSC CPO Selection Process has helped you figure out the different stages of selection for the posts of Inspector and Sub-Inspector. Stay tuned to Embibe for related updates on the SSC CPO exam 2022.

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