Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CPO (Central Police Organisations) recruitment exam every year for the post of SI (Sub Inspector) in Delhi Police/CAPF /BSF /ITBP /SSB department in the Central Police Organization (CPO). A total of 1564 vacancies are notified under SSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 for Sub Inspector Posts. Check SSC CPO 2020 Vacancy, Salary, Job Profile, Career Growth & Allowances
SSC CPO Exam 2020 for Paper-I is scheduled to be held from September 29 to October 05, 2020. However, the exam dates are postponed due to COVID-19 and have been rescheduled from November 23, 2020, to November 26, 2020. The candidates who will qualify in Paper-I shall be called for SSC CPO Paper-II which is re-scheduled to be held on 12 July 2021 tentatively.
26 November 2020: Paper analysis for SSC CPO November 23-26. Check details here
19 November 2020: SSC CPO admit card for ER is released. Check details here
17 November 2020: SSC CPO 2018 RME exam schedule has been released. Check details here
23 September 2020: SSC CPO 2020 exam date of Paper-II has been re-scheduled. Previously the exam will suppose to be conducted on 1 March 2021. However, the date has been changed and it will be held on 12 July 2021. Check details here
22 September 2020: The SSC CPO exam calendar has been published.
|Release of Notification||June 17, 2020|
|Starting date to apply||June 17, 2020|
|Last date to apply||July 16, 2020|
|Last date of online fee payment||July 18, 2020|
|Last date of offline fee payment||July 22, 2020|
|SSC CPO Admit Card||10-15 days before the exam date|
|SSC CPO Paper I Exam date||November 23 - 26, 2020|
|SSC CPO Paper I Result||To be announced|
|SSC CPO Paper-II||12 July 2021|
|SSC CPO Paper-II Results||To be announced|
|Name of the Exam||SSC CPO 2020|
|Conducting body||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Post||Sub-Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI)|
|Vacancies||3,237 (including females and ex-servicemen)|
|Salary||INR 35,400 to 1,12,400 /-|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fees||Gen/OBC- INR 100/-|
|Negative Marking||Paper-I & II - 0.25|
There are 3 conditions that a candidate needs to fulfil in order to be eligible for the SSC CPO 2020 Exam. Check SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility Criteria in details
Other than Indian citizens, the following candidates can apply:
|Ex-servicemen (ESM)||3 years (after deduction of the military service)|
|Women (widows, divorced, judicially separated and unmarried)||10 years|
|SC / ST Women (widows, divorced, judicially separated and unmarried)||15 years|
|Departmental candidates (Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||5 years|
|Departmental candidates (OBC)||8 years|
|Departmental candidates (SC/ST)||10 years|
In the following bulletins, you will find the complete procedure of the application process:
|Category||Application Fees (INR)|
|Gen/OBC Male||INR 100/-|
|Females/ SC/ST/ Ex-Servicemen||Exempted|
SSC releases the list of SSC CPO 2020 exam centres along with the notification. SSC will allot the exam centres of SSC CPO 2020 as per their preference and availability. Candidates need to submit their exam centres preference in the SSC CPO application form. The complete address of SSC CPO exam centres 2020 will be mentioned in the admit card of the SSC SI.
|Regional/Sub-Regional office||SSC SI Exam Centres 2020 & Centre Code|
|Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
|Regional Director (SR),
Staff Selection Commission,
EVK Sampath Building, 2nd Floor,
College Road, Chennai,
|Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection Commission,1st MSO Building, (8th Floor) 234/4,
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020
|Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishta Bhawan,
101 M.K. Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020
|Regional Director(CR), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23 Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211002||
|Regional Director(NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, West End Block,
Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur Guwahati, Assam-781006
|Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan,
Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560034
|Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, “J-5 Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492001||
|Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017||
SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card for Paper-I will be released in the first week of September by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The admit card is an important document without which candidates will not be given entry to the exam centre. Candidates will not receive the hard copy of the admit card via post. SSC CPO admits card 2020 for Paper-II will be released in February 2021.
The admit card contains the following details:
Along with the admit card, candidates will need the following photo-identity proofs.
SSC CPO exam pattern is such that it consists of Paper 1, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper 2 and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory. The details of the exam pattern are as follows:
|Subject||Number of questions||Marks|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||50||50|
|General Knowledge and General Awareness||50||50|
SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted after the PET/PST Test for SSC CPO 2020 is conducted.
|General Reasoning||Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling,
Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities
|General Knowledge||Current Affairs, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Sports, Entertainment, Obituaries, Important Dates, Scientific Research|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Percentage, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Interest,
Problems of Ages, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency
|English Comprehension||Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active and Passive Voice, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Error Correction|
We have also listed a few good books which you can refer apart from the NCERT books for practising questions. However, in the following books, you can find ample of problems to improve your speed and accuracy through practice
SSC CPO consists of 5 stages:
Check SSC CPO 2020 Selection Process in detail.
The second stage is the physical examination. This stage consists of 2 stages - Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test(PET). It is mandatory to clear all the criteria of these two tests to qualify for the next level of the exam:
|Male candidates belonging to Hill areas of Kumaon, Garhwal, Himachal Pradesh, Dogras, Gorkhas, Marathas, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, Kashmir Valley, North-Eastern States and Sikkim||165||80||85|
|Female candidates belonging to Hill areas of Kumaon, Garhwal, Himachal Pradesh, Dogras, Gorkhas, Marathas, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, Kashmir Valley, North-Eastern States and Sikkim||155||-||-|
The PET of SSC CPO contains such tasks that candidates should accomplish to qualify for the next stage. Here are the details of PET:
For Male candidates
For Female Candidates
|Subject||Number of Questions||Max Marks||Duration|
|English Language & Comprehension||200||200||2 hours|
The Medical Test is the final stage of the SSC CPO 2020 selection procedure. This test is based on factors such as Eyesight, Seven Obstacles & Tattoo Policies. On the basis of their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Medical Examination. Candidates, who are successful in Medical Examination, will be called for detailed Document Verification.
All shortlisted candidates are supposed to verify their Documents for Final Selection. Candidates are required to submit all documents in original for verification at the time of Document Verification.
SSC CPO Selection Process 2020: Final Selection
SSC CPO cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next round of selection process. SSC CPO 2020:Results and Cutoff will be released by the conducting authority on the official website of SSC. The category-wise cut off is released separately for male and female candidates.
The steps to check SSC CPO cut off marks are given below:
|UR||101 - 104||104 - 106|
|OBC||91 - 93||96 - 98|
|SC||70 - 72||74 - 76|
|ST||74 - 76||74 - 76|
|EWS||86 - 88||92 - 94|
The total number of vacancies has been declared with the notification of SSC CPO 2020. Staff Selection Commission of India has introduced 1564 vacancies for SSC CPO 2020-21 exam. The previous year, the total number of vacancies was 2745.
|Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces||1395|
|Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male)||91|
|Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female)||78|
SSC CPO salary structure and job profile are one of the most crucial questions that come in the minds of aspirants. In the following paragraphs we will provide you with the information about the primary duties and the salary structure of an SSC CPO qualified candidate:
|Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female)||6||‘C’ Non Gazetted||INR 35400-112400/-|
|Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF||6||‘C’ Non Gazetted||INR 29200-92300/-|
|Sub Inspector in CAPF||6||‘B’ Non-Gazetted||INR 35400-112400/-|
The primary duties and responsibilities shall change according to the department. However, here are the most crucial duties that must be carried out by the SSC CPO qualified candidates as per their choice of :
|SSC CPO Posts||Job Description|
|SSC CPO SI||
|SSC CPO SI in BSF||
|SSC CPO SI in CISF||
|SSC CPO SI in CRPF||
|SSC CPO SI in ITBP||
|SSC CPO SI in SSB||
There is uncertainty regarding the exam dates of SSC CPO 2020 due to the pandemic. However, this will not prevent aspirants from giving their hundred percent to their preparation. You can boost your preparation by participating in the Test Series. If you have further questions or inquiry regarding SSC CPO 2020, you can comment below or contact.
Ques. Does SSC conduct SSC CPO every year?
Ans. Yes, SSC conducts various exams to fill the vacancies in different government departments & ministries. In this year, SSC CPO 2020 Paper I exam will be conducted from 29th September to 5th October 2020 while Paper II is scheduled on 1st March 2021.
Ques. Can final year candidates apply for SSC CPO 2020?
Ans. Yes, you Can apply for SI, ASI CRPF and BSF Posts. Candidates should have a graduate degree on or before January 1, 2021.
Ques. What is the Application Fee for SSC CPO 2020 Exam?
Ans. For OBC and General male candidates, the application fee that needs to be paid is INR 100/-. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from paying the fee.
Ques. Are spectacles allowed in SSC CPO?
Ans. No, spectacles are not allowed in SSC CPO exam.
Ques. Is there any interview in SSC CPO 2020?
Ans. No, there is no interview process for SSC CPO. Candidates have to clear only four stages of the exam- Paper 1, PET/ PST, Paper 2, and Medical Examination.
Ques. Is SSC CPO a good job?
Ans. The vacancies being offered through SSC CPO is one of the highly respectable jobs among the public.
Ques. What is the number of attempts allowed for the SSC CGL exam?
Ans. There is no restriction on the number of attempts. A candidate can apply until his/her age exceeds the maximum age mentioned in the eligibility criteria of SSC CPO.
Ques. Is there negative marking for Wrong attempts in SSC CPO recruitment exam?
Ans. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both Paper-I and Paper-II of SSC CPO 2020 exam.
Ques. How many candidates apply for the SSC CPO exam?
Ans. According to official reports, more than 2 lakh candidates appeared for the SSC CPO Exam 2019. It has been said that a total of 8,20,683 candidates were registered.
Ques. Is SSC CPO tough?
Ans. SSC CPO 2020 is tough yet not impossible to crack. SSC CPO is a multi-staged examination that includes merit tests as well as a physical examination. Candidates are advised to go through the physical efficiency test before appearing the exam and prepare accordingly.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.