Full form of SSC CPO is Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization, as it is an examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of the candidates into the post of Sub-Inspector (SI) of Police. 

You can also check out our Indian police service.

For various organizations like ITI, CRPF, BSI, Delhi Police, and more, CPO conducted by SSC for Sub-Inspector post and is organized at the national level for the recruitment.

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Dates
SSC CPO eventsSSC CPO Dates
SSC CPO 2020 Notification & Online Application June 17th 2020
SSC CPO Apply Online Last dateJuly 16th 2020
SSC CPO Paper I (CBE)September 29th 2020 to October 5th 2020
SSC CPO Paper II1st March 2021

SSC CPO Salary

SSC CPO salary structure is mentioned below in the table. The addition of the allowances in the basic salary makes it more handsome, the allowances structure is mentioned in the second table.

SSC CPO Salary
SSC CPO Post Grade Pay Salary
Sub Inspector in CAPF 4200 Rs. 35400-112400/-
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police 4200 Rs. 35400-112400/-
Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF 2800 Rs. 29200-92300/-
SSC CPO Salary – Sub Inspector
Basic salary/ Allowances City X (urban cities) City Y (cities with population more than 5 lakhs) City Z (rural areas)
Basic Pay Rs. 35,400 Rs. 35,400 Rs. 35,400
HRA 8496 5664 2832
TA 3600 1800 1800
Gross Salary Rs. 47496 Rs. 42864 Rs. 40032
Deductions 6265 6265 6265
SSC CPO salary (in-hand) Rs. 41321 Rs. 36600 Rs. 33767

The selection procedure for the SSC CPO examination is mentioned below.

  1. PAPER-I

Through these above-mentioned process is accommodated for the recruitment of SSC CPO held in a steady manner. Hence, each stage is mandatory to clear to eligible in the next one.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern


General Intelligence & Reasoning502 Hours
General Knowledge & Awareness50
Quantitative Aptitude50
English Comphrehension50

Physical Test

SSC CPO PET Test Qualifications
Male CandidatesFemale Candidates
- 100 meter race - 16 seconds
- 1.6 Km race in - 6.5 minutes
- Long jump: 3.65 meters - 5 chances
- High jump: 1.2 meters - 3 chances
- Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 meters - 3 chances

- 100 meter race - 18 seconds
- 800 meter race in - 4 minutes
- Long jump: 2.7 meters or 9 feet -3 chances
- High jump: 0.9 meters or 3 feet - 3 chances
- SSC CPO Medical Test


English Language & Comprehension 2002 hours


The interview is one of the most important parts of the SSC CPO Sub Inspector officer exam. It’s very necessary for you to clearly state your thoughts to the interviewers.

As a result, you need to focus on brightening your communication skills and body language. Some candidates are blessed with such skills.

Some require practice to become excellent communicators of their ideas. Candidates with no communication skills can contact those who have already appeared in the UPSC Examinations, to get useful suggestions from them.

Because this portion of the Civil Services Examination is not designed to judge someone’s expertise on a subject.

However, a candidate must speak from the heart or answer all questions honestly.

There is a common misconception among the candidates that if they lie about their hobby just to get through the interview, it will never help them.

Interviewers are not just to ask questions, but to evaluate a candidate’s personality and ability to evaluate whether a ‘no’ is a ‘no’, it cannot be changed to a ‘yes’ and vice versa.

SSC CPO syllabus


AnalogySemantic and Figural analogy, letters and numbers Symbolic/Numbers, images and meaning-based6-8 Questions
Coding-DecodingCoding decoding by letter shifting, coding by analogy and words3-5 Questions
ClassificationsSemantic and Figural classifications, Symbolic/Numbers classification6-7Questions
SeriesSemantic, Figural, number and mixed series and series based on general knowledge3-5 Questions
Order RankingThe sequence of order and ranking will be asked from the given data1-2 Questions
Direction & DistancesProblems based on network, routes and distances travelled are asked1-3 Questions
Missing numbersNumbers and alphabet-based Matrix and Diagrams2-3 Questions
Alphabet or word testSequence and word formation, Matrix, jumbled words, suffix etc.3-5 Questions
Venn diagramVenn Diagram, Logical, Syllogism etc4-5 Questions
PuzzlesDouble line-up arrangements, circular arrangements, seating arrangements, linear arrangements etc.3-5 Questions
Data sufficiencyCubes and Dices, Arithmetic operation etc4-5 Questions
Non- verbal reasoningPaper folding, Cubes and dices, counting figures etc.5-7 Questions
HistoryAncient and Medieval History, India’s freedom struggle6-7 Questions
GeographyIndian and World Geography5-6 Questions
PolityGovernment Portfolios, Judiciary and Constitution of India3-5 Questions
Science & TechnologyEnvironment, Nutrition, Diseases, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc.10-13 Questions
Books and AuthorsFamous Books & Authors1.2 Question
EconomyEconomic Organisation, Indian and world organisation4-5 Questions
National & International AffairsGovernment policies and schemes, National and International days, events and news etc.10-11 Questions
International OrganisationsInternational Organisation headquarter and their year of establishments1-2 Questions
Current eventsLatest Sports events, Venues and Winners2-3 Questions
Mixture ProblemsQuestions on mixtures of Two or Three quantities and their ratios1-2 Questions
Ratio ProportionsSimple and compound ratios, Direct and indirect proportions3-4 Questions
Number SystemsRational, irrational Numbers, LCM, HCF, integers1-3 Questions
SimplificationFraction, BODMAS, Decimals, Ratios etc.4-5 Questions
AlgebraQuadratic and Linear Equation, Identities etc.4-6 Questions
Profit and LossPartnership, Discounts and Marked Prices, Problems on Profit and Loss, successive sellings, etc.4-5 Questions
PercentageBasic Percentage Questions1-2 Questions
AverageAverage problems on Average of height, weight, Age, Marks, money expenditure, temperature etc.2-3 Questions
Time and workTime and Work, Work and Wages, Work efficiency, Pipes and cisterns etc.1-2 Questions
Speed, Time and DistanceProblems on River, boats and streams, Relative speed etc.1-3 Questions
MensurationArea, Surface Area and volume of Various Geometric Shapes3-5 Questions
Simple InterestProblems on Simple and compound interest1-3 questions
TrigonometryHeight and distances, Identities, Trigonometric ratios etc3-5 Questions
GeometryQuadrilateral, Triangles, Circles, Chords, Cubes, cones etc.4-6 Questions
Data InterpretationsQuestions on Bar graph, Table, Pie Chart, Line Chart4-5 Questions
IdiomsOne word substitution, meaning of Idioms3-5 Questions
Error detectionFinding error in a sentence or a phrase4-5 Questions
VocabularySpellings, Synonyms and Antonyms5-10 Questions
Cloze testQuestions based on passages containing particular idea, cloze tests5-10 Questions
Reading comprehensionsPassages will focus on topics related to social issues, business and economies moral stories and humanities like Art, human behaviour, Psychology, medicine etc.5-10 Questions
Grammar sectionsSpotting the error, Phrase Replacements, Fill in the blanks8-10 Questions


  • 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

SSC CPO Eligibility

Age Limit

  • Age should be greater than 20 years old.
  • Age should be less than:-
    SC – 30 Year
    ST – 30 Year
    OBC – 27 Years
    General- 20 Years
    Ex-Serviceman –  5 Years + Age taking the retirement.


  • Citizen of India,  Bhutan, Nepal.
  • Migrated candidates must have a citizenship document from Govt. of India.
  • A candidate must be either:
    • Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    • A candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Education Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Candidates applying for the post of Sub- Inspector in Delhi Police should have a valid driving license
    Driving license is not mandatory for candidates applying for all other posts under CAPFs.

How to apply for SSC CPO?

  1. Open the official website(
  2. Fill the necessary details in the registration window >> Submit the Application
  3. Registration ID will be provided.
  4. Log in through Registration ID and password.
  5. Complete all other steps and submit relevant documents.
  6. Upload your photograph and scanned copy of the signature as per the desired dimensions.
  7. Complete your payment process.
  8. Check all the details provided by you for any mistakes.
  9. Submit your application form. Your registration will be completed.
  10. Take a printout of the application form for your reference.
  1. Open the official website of SSC ( >> admit card option on the homepage.
  2. Select your region (e.g. Eastern, Northern region, etc.)
  3. The SSC CPO admit card download link Central Police Organisation exams will be displayed.
  4. Click on the link and enter the required credentials (Roll Number and Date Of Birth/ username and Password)
  5. In a separate window, admit card will appear.
  6. Save and download the SSC CPO admit card for your reference.

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