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About SSC CPO

SSC CPO (Central Police Organisations) is being 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.

CPO Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification for SSC CPO:

  1. There are no special eligibility criteria required for SSC CPO recruitment exam. One just need Graduation degree in any discipline from an authorized University or any equivalent degree recognized as such by the Central Government.
  2. Sub Inspector in Delhi Police: Male candidates must have a valid Driving License (D/L) for LMV (Car & Motorcycle) as on the date fixed for PET (Physical Endurance and Standard Tests), otherwise, you will not be allowed to undergo PET. However, Driving License is not mandatory at the time of filing application form.

Age Limit for SSC CPO

  • 20 years is the minimum age limit.
  • 25 years is the maximum age limit as on given date.

Age Relaxation under SSC CPO

S.No. Category Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
1. SC/ST 5 years
2. OBC 3 years

Physical Standard Test (PST) required under SSC CPO

For Male Candidates:

100 Meters Race 16 Seconds
1.6 Km Race 6.5 Minutes
3.65 Metres Long Jump 3 Chances
1.2 Metres High Jump 3 Chances
Shot put (16 Lbs) 4.5 Metres, 3 Chances

 

For Female Candidates:

100 Meters Race 18 Seconds
800 Metres Race 4 Minutes
2.7 Metres (9 Feet) Long Jump 3 Chances
0.9 Metres (3 Feet) High Jump 3 Chances

SSC CPO Medical standard (For all posts)

Eyesight: Without wearing glasses, the minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes.

SSC CPO Job Profile

SSC CPO Posts Job Description
SSC CPO SI in Delhi Police Maintenance of law and order.
SSC CPO SI in BSF Protection of the border between India & Pakistan.
SSC CPO SI in CISF Provides security to various PSU’s and other important infrastructures.
SSC CPO SI in CRPF Anti-riot & anti – Naxal force.
SSC CPO SI in ITBPF Protection of the border bet. India & China (Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh)
SSC CPO SI in SSB Protection of Indo – Nepal & Indo – Bhutan borders.

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 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.

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Paper-1
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Paper-II
English language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours

SSC CPO Syllabus

Paper-1: SSC CPO 2018 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

Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on:

  • Error recognition
  • Filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc.)
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words
  • Comprehension etc.