SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020-21: To get selection in the SSC CPO exam you need to know the Eligibility criteria of the exam before applying for the exam. Eligibility criteria are the norms in which you must fit to participate in the exam. SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria includes Age of the candidate, his Educational Qualification, his nationality.
SSC CPO Exam is conducted for the Post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts, and Sub Inspector Posts. The recruitment is being conducted to fill 1564 vacancies for Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Out of which, 169 vacancies are for Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, and 1395 for Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).
Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for CPO on 17 June 2020. The online exam for Paper-I is scheduled from 23 November 2020 to 26 November 2020.
SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria
SSC CPO Age Limit:
The first SSC CPO Eligibility criteria is Age limit. Its details are as follows -:
The age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as on 01-01-2021 i.e. Candidates born not before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2001).
- Minimum SSC CPO Age Limit 20 years
- The maximum age limit for SSC CPO is 25 years*
- Special category candidates are given certain relaxation on the maximum SSC CPO age limit bar*
SSC CPO Age Relaxation
|Ex. Serviceman||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date|
|For the posts of SI and ASI in CAPFs only (Category Code-07) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989||5 years|
|For ASI in CISF only (Category Codes-10 and 11) For Group B posts: Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on the closing date.||General/OBC – Up to 40 Years of Age,
SC/ST – up to 45 Years of Age
|For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police against vacancies in Delhi Police only (Category Codes – 17, 18 and 19) Departmental Candidates who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||General – Up to 30 Years of Age,
OBC – Up to 33 Years of Age,
SC/ST – Up to 35 Years of Age.
|For Group ‘C’ Posts only (Category Codes-12 and 13) Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married.||General/OBC – Up to 35 years of age, SC/ST – Up to 40 years of age|
SSC CPO Educational Qualification:
Second SSC CPO Eligibility criteria is Educational Qualification. Its details are as follows -:
- A candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
- For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.
SSC CPO Eligibility for Physical Standard Test (PST) & Physical Endurance Test (PET):
SSC CPO Paper-III. It is a PET and PST i.e. Physical Endurance Test and Physical Standard Test like Running, Long Jump, High Jump, and Shot Put physical exam.
Physical Standard Test (PST):
The candidate has to full fill some physical criteria. It is different for male and female candidates. Let’s have a look at these:
For Male Candidate:
|Category||Height in cm||Chest in Cm||Chest expanded in Cm|
|For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim||165 cm||80||85|
For Female Candidates:
|For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim||155 cm|
SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test (PET):
It is compulsory for all posts. The candidate has to pass these tests for qualifying in the CPO exam.
For Male Candidates:
- 100 meter Race in 16 second
- 6 km race in 6.5 minutes.
- Long Jump 3.65 Mt in 3 chances.
- High Jump 1.2 Mt in 3 chances.
- Shot Put (16 Lbs) 4.5 Mt in 3 chances.
For Female Candidate:
- 100 Mt in 18 seconds
- 800 Mt in 4 minutes.
- Long Jump 2.7 Mt in 3 chances.
- High Jump 0.9 Mt in 3 chances.
SSC CPO Medical Examination:
|Sr. No.||Better eye||Worse eye|
|minimum near vision||N6||N9|
|minimum distant vision||6/6||6/9|
- For a right-handed person: the right eye is better and vice versa. The standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.
- The candidate does not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein, or squint in eyes.
- For more details visit Official website of SSC
SSC CPO Eligibility FAQ:
Q. As per the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria, what is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for the CPO exam?
A. Graduation is the minimum educational qualification for the CPO exam.
Q. As per the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria, What is the minimum age for the CPO exam?
A. 20 years is the minimum age for the CPO exam.
Q. What is the maximum age for the CPO Exam, as per the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria?
A. 25 years is the maximum age for the exam.
Q. I am a final year student can I apply for the CPO exam?
A. Yes, you can apply for the exam.
Q. Do, I need to be physically fit for the CPO exam?
A. Yes, there is a Physical Endurance Test and Physical Standard Test, to qualify that you need to be physically fit.