SSC CPO Recruitment Notification 2020-21: Eligibility, Vacancy, Dates

SSC CPO Recruitment Notification 2020-21 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. Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CPO notification PDF on 17 June 2020. The online SSC CPO exam for Paper-I is scheduled from 23 November 2020 to 26 November 2020.

The SSc CPO 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).

SSC CPO Recruitment Notification – Important Dates

Event Date
SSC CPO Recruitment Notification Release Date 17th June 2020
SSC CPO Online Application Starts from 17th June 2020
Closing date for receipt of application 16th July 2020
Last date for fee payment (Online) 18th July 2020
Last date for making fee payment (Offline) 20th July 2020
Admit Card for CPO Paper-I November 2020 (3-7 days before exam)
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 23rd November to 26th November 2020 (CBE)
SSC CPO Result Paper-I Not declared yet
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam Date Postponed from 1st March 2021 to 12 July 2021
SSC CPO PET/PST [Physical Test] Not declared yet

SSC CPO Notification – Online Application 2020-21:

Online application for the CPO exam will be started from the date of release of SSC CPO Recruitment notification 17 June 2020 and ends on 16 July 2020. The last date for fee payment was 18 July 2020. The application mode is online. Candidates can apply for application from The SSC‘s official website-

SSC CPO Recruitment – Eligibility Criteria :

Education Qualification:

  • 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.


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 Age Limit – 20 years
  • Maximum Age Limit – 25 years

Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex. Serviceman 3 years
Group- B Post 5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employ 10 years
ASI in CISF Up to 40 years
Group- C Post 35 (SC/ST), UR (30), OBC (33) years
Depart. Candidate for Delhi Police 35 years
Widows/Judicially Separated/ Divorce SC/ST- 40, UR- 35, OBC- 38 years


Nationality/ Citizenship:

A candidate must be,

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2 and 3 above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary SSC CPO eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

SSC CPO Application Fee:

The fee for SSC CPO for all candidates, as per the SSC CPO Recruitment Notification, is given below:

Category Application Fee
For General/ OBC Candidates 100
For SC/ ST /Ex. Serviceman/ Female Candidates Nil


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SSC CPO Recruitment Notification – Vacancy 2020-21:

Staff Selection Commission of India has released the total number of vacancies released 1564 vacancies for the SSC CPO 2020-21 Recruitment Exam. Last Year, the total number of vacancies was 2745. 169 vacancies are for Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, and 1395 for Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Detailed vacancies for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces Examination mentioned below:

Post Categories Total Ex-Serviceman
S.I Delhi Police (Male) 41 10 10 13 17 91
S.I Delhi Police (Female) 35 8 17 12 6 78
Sub Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
CRPF (Male) 421 104 281 156 78 1040 107
CRPF (Female) 13 3 9 5 2 32
BSF (Male) 94 23 63 35 17 232 24
BSF (Female) 5 1 3 2 1 12
ITBP (Male) 22 3 7 4 0 36 4
ITBP (Female) 4 1 1 1 0 7
CISF (Male) 8 1 5 3 1 18 2
CISF (Female) 2 0 0 0 0 2
SSB (Male) 8 1 4 3 0 16 2
SSB(Female) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total (Male) 553 132 360 201 96 1342 139
Total (Female) 24 5 13 8 3 53
Total 1395 1564

SSC CPO Recruitment Notification – Salary details :

Here is the  SSC CPO Salary and Pay Scale for Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, SI in CAPF, and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF below:

Post Level Group Pay Scale
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female) 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/
Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 29200-92300/-
Sub Inspector in CAPF 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/-


SSC CPO Notification – Exam Pattern:

As per the SSC CPO Recruitment Notification PDF, SSC CPO Exam is conducted in three phases Paper-I Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper-II Objective Type Paper and Paper-III is Skill Test PET/PST Running, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Put physical exam. Paper -I and Paper-II are objective type multiple-choice exam. Questions asked in the exam are in bilingual language i.e. both in English and Hindi.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern Paper- I (CBT): Objective Type

Sr. No. Subject Total Ques. Total Marks Duration
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50  




120 minutes

2 General Knowledge & General Awareness 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 English Comprehensive 50 50


Note: There will be negative marking for each wrong answer of .25 marks.

Exam Pattern SSC CPO Paper-II (Objective type Test):

Subject Total Question Total Marks Duration
English Language & comprehension 200 200 2 hours

SSC CPO Paper-III (Skill Test):

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.  After qualifying the Paper-III Detailed Medical Examination is done.

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 Recruitment Exam Syllabus:

 Here we are sharing the complete syllabus as per the SSC CPO Recruitment Notification. This will help you prepare for the CPO exam.

General Intelligence Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness English Comprehension
Syllogism Awards and Honours Ratio and Percentage Grammar
Circular Seating Arrangement Books and Authors Data Interpretation Vocabulary
Directions and Distances  Scientific Research Number Series Error Correction
Input-Output Important Dates Problems of Ages Para Jumbles
Scheduling Obituaries Simple Interest & Compound Interest Active and Passive Voice
Double Line up Entertainment Quadratic Equation Synonyms-Antonyms
Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Number System Reading Comprehension
Blood relation Important Dates Mensuration Fill in the blanks
Linear Seating arrangement Static GK Geometry Writing ability
Order & Ranking History Profit & Loss
Coding-Decoding Geography Problems on Train
Data Sufficiency Economics Time & work
Coding Inequality Polity Data Sufficiency
Culture Time & distance


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SSC CPO Recruitment Notification – Admit Card 2020-21

SSC will release the Admit Card for SSC CPO Paper I & Paper II separately. Candidates who would register for SSC CPO 2020 will be able to download the SSC CPO Admit Card for Paper I & II 3 to 7 days before the date of the conduct of the exam. Admit Cards will be available on the official website of SSC. For downloading the admit card candidate has to log in their Registration number and DOB and then the submit button.

SSC CPO Recruitment Notification – Result 2020:

SSC CPO Result will be declared once all the Exams Paper-I, Paper-II results are declared. Candidate can download their result from the official website of the SSC.

SSC CPO Exam Cut-Off:

SSC CPO Cut-off will be released once all the phases will be completed. In the CPO exam, there is a different cut- off for both male and female candidates. To score better in the CPO Exam 2020 let’s have a look at the previous year cut-off.

For Male Candidate:

Category SC ST EMS OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 70.67 74.54 40.00 91.28 86.95 101.19 —-
Number of Candidates 8282 4403 3292 14658 5314 5939* 41888


For Female Candidate:

Category SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Cut Off 75.45 73.59 97.78 91.72 104.12 —-
Number of Candidates 892 420 1302 531 890* 4035


How to Prepare for SSC CPO Exam:

A candidate who wants to prepare for the SSC CPO exam can visit our website for the best quality material, know about the complete syllabus for the CPO exam. Candidate can attempt a mock test here. And solve previous year papers.

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Q.What is the Exam Dates of the SSC CPO 2020 exam?

A.CPO exam 2020 is conducted from 23 November to 26 November 2020.

Q.What is the Application Fee as per SSC CPO Recruitment Notification?

A.The application fee for the CPO exam is 100 Rs for General/OBC Candidates. For SC, ST, female, and Ex. The serviceman is Nil.

Q.What is the Mode of SSC CPO Exam?

A.The CPO exam is conducted through online mode.

Q. As per the SSC CPO Recruitment Notification, In which language SSC CPO exam conducted?

A.The CPO exam is conducted in bilingual language both Hindi and English.

Q.Can I pay my SSC CPO application fee offline for SSC CPO Recruitment Notification?

A.Yes, you can pay your application fee for the CPO exam through bank challan.

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