SSC CPO Exam Schedule, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus



Exam Date | Eligibility Criteria | Exam Pattern | Syllabus

SSC CPO gives you a golden chance to get a reputed job in the police department. A candidate may apply for SI (Sub-Inspector) in Delhi Police, CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces) and ASI (Assistant Sub-Inspector) in CISF. Let’s understand the complete process of  CPO Exam...

Read More: CPO in Hindi
Download: CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO Exam Date

SSC CPO Exam Schedule

SSC Calendar has already shown SSC CPO Exam dates. CPO 2020 is going to be conducted by the following schedule.

SSC CPO Notification Release Date16 Jun 2020
Online Registration start17 Jun 2020
Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CPO16 July 2020 time 23:30
Last date for making online fee payment/ offline Challan18 July 2020 time 23:30
Last date to generate offline challan20 July 2020
Last date for payment through challan 22 July 2020
SSC CPO Tier-I Admit CardSeptember 2020
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date29 September to 5 October
SSC CPO Paper-1 ResultTo be notified later
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date1 March 2021
Get official notificationClick Here
Apply OnlineClick Here



Vacancies Details

Post NameVacancies
Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police – Male91
Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police – Female78
Sub-Inspector (GD) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)1395

SSC CPO Online Registration Fees

CategoryFee Amount
General Category₹100/-
Women candidates, SC, ST, Ex-servicemen (ESM), eligible for reservation.₹ 0/-


SSC CPO Eligibility

SSC CPO Eligibility

In Government exams, there are some common eligibility criteria such as Education Qualification and nationality. A candidate must know all the eligibility before starting the preparation of the exam. Let’s have a brief discussion about CPO eligibility.

Education Qualification

Educational Qualification for all posts is a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.

SSC CPO Age Limit

The minimum age for CPO is 20 year and the maximum age is 25 year. Candidates born not before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2001. But, there is some age relaxation for those categories…

  • SC and ST candidate has 5 years relaxation
  • OBC candidate has 3 years relaxation
  • UR/GEN category domiciled during 1/1/1980 to 31/2/1989 from J&K has 5 years relaxation
  • OBC category domiciled during 1/1/1980 to 31/2/1989 from J&K has 8 years relaxation


For CPO Exam, the candidate must be an Indian citizen. The other countries citizen may also apply for the CDS Exam If, they have an eligibility certificate issued by the Indian Government. The eligible countries list is given below…

  • Bhutan
  • Nepal
  • A permanently set Tibetan refugee who came to India before July 1, 1962, in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Read More: CPO in Hindi
Download: PO Syllabus

SSC CPO Physical Eligibility

SSC CPO has one another eligibility criteria which a candidate must know, these are Physical Endurance Test and Physical Standard Test requirement for SSC CPO. Friends, before filling the online form of SSC CPO you must check your physical stander to pass Physical Standard Test. Because none can achieve physical stander overnight. Physical Standard Test criteria are given in this index.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

Male (Gen)1708085
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim1658085
Scheduled Tribes162.57782
Female (Gen)157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim155
Scheduled Tribes154


SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC conducts CPO exam consists of three stages. It is a knockout exam series. If a candidate fails any step of the exam then, He will be out from CPO exam. CPO exam undergoes those heads.

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)
  • Paper-II (English Language)

Read More: CPO in Hindi
Download: CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO written exam pattern

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

It is an online exam. The multiple-choice questions are given in the exam. There is 1/4 negative marking for the wrong answer. However, if you leave the question unanswered then, There will be no negative marking. Exam detail is given in the index. This index helps you to understand the SSC CPO written exam.

S.NoSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1General Intelligence & Reasoning50502 hours
2General Knowledge5050
3Quantitative Aptitude5050
4English Comprehension5050


CPO Physical Standard or Endurance Test

After qualifying the written exam, A qualified candidate has to face Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET). In this stage, the candidate will be checked his/her physical endurance and the physical standard, that has been set for any candidate at the time of notification released.

We have already given you the details of Physical Standard Test (PST) in this blog. Now we are going to give you the details of Physical Endurance Test (PET).

Physical Endurance Test (PET) For Male Candidates

  • 100-meter race in 16 seconds
  • 6 Km 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

Physical Endurance Test (PET) 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

Medical Test

There is a medical test for all qualified candidates. 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.

English Language

After qualifying physical test, SSC conducts a proficiency test of English language. 200 multiple choice questions are given in the exam. Each question holds 1 marks. There is 1/4 negative marking for the wrong answer. However, if you leave the question unanswered then, There will be no negative marking. The exam details are given below in the index.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English language &
2002002 Hours


SSC CPO Final Cut Off 2017

Last year cut-off marks give you an idea to maintain accuracy in CPO exam. Here is the list of last year cut-off.

CPO Tier-I Cut Off (Male Candidates)

Cut-Off Marks90.2590.00102.0043.00117.25
Candidates Available738336052128431351145746864


Male Candidates

CategoryCut off (Paper 1 + Paper 2)Candidates Available
Ex. Servicemen204.00572


CPO Tier-I Cut Off (Female Candidates)

Cut-off Marks84.7581.0097.75112.50
Candidates Available932376241117225411


Female Candidates

CategoryCut off (Paper 1 + Paper 2)Candidates Available

Read More: CPO in Hindi
Download: CPO Syllabus 

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