SSC CPO 2021: Recruitment, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility & Syllabus and Vacancies

SSC CPO Exam

Once in a year, the Staff Selection Commission of India (SSC) commences applications for the various vacancies of Central Police Organization (CPO) in order to complete the recruitment process of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF, Central Armed Police Forces, and other Posts. This National level exam is conducted for a large number of aspirants of the country who wishes to join these central government aided organizations and secure their livelihood.

To understand the basic eligibility norms, registration process, important dates, and much more students are advised to read this article to have a clear vision of the SSC CPO 2021 recruitment exam.

SSC CPO 2020-21 Latest Notification - The commission has released the result for SSC CPO Paper-I on 26th February 2021. The additional result for the same was announced on 3rd March 2021. Qualified candidates are required to appear for the PST/ PET.

SSC CPO 2020 preliminary answer key and candidate response sheet for Paper-I was released on 20 December 2020 by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The link to download the answer key and response sheet was made available on the official website. To access the SSC CPO answer key and response sheet, candidates need to enter the examination roll number and password. Candidates were also provided with the facility to raise an objection against the tentative answer key and question paper till 24th December by paying ₹ 100. The objections submitted by candidates are examined by the subject matter experts. The final answer key was released on 5th March 2021 and was available on the official website for one month till 4th April 2021.

SSC CPO 2020-21 Bharti Overview -

Before getting into the in-depth details of the SSC CPO 2020-21 Recruitment policy, let’s check the quick outline of the examination.

SSC CPO 2020-21 Highlights

Particulars

Detailed Structure of the Information

Name of the Examination

SSC CPO Examination

Conducting Authority

Staff Selection Commission of India (SSC)

Type of Job

Central Govt. Job

Location

Anywhere in India

Selective Posts

  • Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police
  • Sub-Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF
  • Other posts and Assistant Sub Inspector

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Examination

Online and Offline

Stages of the Exams

Five (Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II, Detailed Medical Examination, and Document Verification Round)

Official Website

www.ssc.nic.in


Available Application Forms

SSC CPO Exam 2020-21 Important Dates

The exam dates and other important updates of the SSC CPO 2020 Paper 1 and Paper 2 recruitment exam (Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF) are mentioning below:

SSC CPO 2020-21 Events

Important Dates

Availability of Application Form

17th June 2020

Last Date to Apply Online

16th July 2020

Last Date to Pay the Examination Fee (Online or Offline Challan)

20th July 2020

Availability of Tier-1 Admit Card

One week before the exam

Commencement of Paper-1 Exam

23rd to 25th November 2020

Declaration of Results (Paper-1)

26th February 2021

3rd March 2021 (Additional result)

Commencement of Paper-2 Exam

12th July 2021

Declaration of Results (Paper-2)

To be announced


SSC CPO Exam 2020-21 Pattern & Syllabus

SSC CPO 2021 Exam Pattern

Apprentices have to successfully clear all the 5 stages of the SSC CPO 2020 Exam for their selection. The 5 stages of the exam are- Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II, Detailed Medical Examination, and Document Verification Round. Scholastic young apprentices who are willing to connect with Staff Selection Commission must have to qualify the bar set by the organizing committee of SSC at various stages of the exam.

Paper-1 & Paper-2 (Written Exam)

The Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the SSC CPO Bharti exam is a computer-based test that follows objective type questions in English and Hindi language only. Students have to clear all the stages of the examination in order to get an opportunity to work under the guidance of the Staff Selection Commission of India.

Paper-1 (02 Hours)

Part

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

I

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50

50

II

General Knowledge and General Awareness

50

50

III

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

IV

English Comprehension

50

50

Total

 

200

200

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Paper-2

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration of the Exam

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

02 Hours

Total

200

200

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Highlights of Paper 1 and Paper 2

  • Questions of both the exams will be asked via online mode.
  • The complete exam papers of Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be arranged in both English and Hindi language. Students can choose their language as per their preferences.
  • Apprentices can get a +1 mark for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET)

Physical Standard Test (For all Posts)

Category of Candidates

Height (in cms)

Chest (in cms)

Unexpanded

Expanded

For Male Candidates (General)

170

80

85

For Female Candidates (General)

157

-

-

For Male Candidates belonging to Hill areas of Kumaon, Dogras, Marathas, Garhwal, Gorkhas, Kashmir Valley, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, and the North-Eastern States

165

80

85

For Female Candidates belonging to Hill areas of Kumaon, Dogras, Marathas, Garhwal, Gorkhas, Kashmir Valley, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, and  the North-Eastern States

155

-

-

Male candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe

162.5

77

82

Female candidates belonging to Schedule Tribe

154

-

-

Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts)

For Male category candidates:

  1. 100 meters race in 16 seconds
  2. 1.6 Km race in 6.5 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 3 chances
  4. High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
  5. Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 meters in 3 chance

For Female category candidates:

  1. 100 meters race in 18 seconds
  2. 800 meters race in 4 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 2.7 meters in 3 chances
  4. High Jump: 0.9 meters in 3 chances

Important Note: The minimum near vision of the participant should be N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye). The minimum distant vision of the fellow must be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye).

SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2021

Students who want to pursue the recruitment test of SSC CPO 2020-21 can check the syllabus here.

SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Syllabus

Exams

Subject

Complete syllabus

Paper 1

General Intelligence & Reasoning

In this section, students need to prepare well for the following subjects:

Verbal Reasoning, Linear Seating Arrangement, Scheduling, Syllogism, Double Lineup, Blood Relations, Coding and Decoding, Input-Output, Circular Seating Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Code Inequalities, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Banking, and much more.

General Knowledge

Books and Authors, Sports, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Awards and Honors, Scientific Research, Obituaries, and Important Dates.

Quantitative Aptitude 

Percentage, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Ratio and Percentage, Quadratic Equation, Mensuration and Geometry, Problems of Ages, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Number System, Interest, Speed, Distance and Time.

English Comprehension

Grammar, Verbal Ability, Active and Passive Voice, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Synonyms- Antonyms, Error Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks.

Paper 2

English Language & Comprehension

Error-Recognition, Grammar, Synonyms & Antonyms, Vocabulary, Fill in the Blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles, etc), Spellings, Sentence Completion, Comprehension, Phrases and Idiomatic use of words, Sentence structure, etc.



SSC CPO Exam 2020-21 Eligibility

Candidates willing to join and connect with SSC CPO Recruitment 2020-21 must fulfil the prescribed eligibility norms guided by the Staff Selection Commission of India. The detailed stricture of eligibility criteria are as follows:

Nationality

  • Those who belong to any of the nationality including Nepalese, Indian, Bhutanese, and Tibetan Refugee (who came over to India prior 1st January 1962 to settle permanently in India) can apply for the examination.
  • Those who come under PIO or Person of Indian Origin and migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and East African Countries to settle permanently in India are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

  • The minimum age limit of the exam- 20 years
  • The maximum age limit of the exam- 25 years

Age Relaxation (As on 01-01-2020)

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe Candidates

5 years

OBC Candidates

3 years

Jammu & Kashmir

domiciled during

01.01.1980 to

31.12.1989 (UR/GEN)

5 years

Jammu & Kashmir

domiciled during

01.01.1980 to

31.12.1989 (OBC)

8 years

Educational Qualifications

  • Applicants should have completed their Graduation degree in any discipline from the Indian recognized university or board.
  • Apart from this, male candidates who aspire to join as a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector post should hold a valid driving license are eligible to apply.

SSC CPO Exam 2020-21 Application Process

Fascinating students need to visit the official website of the Staff Selection Commission of India in order to apply for the SSC CPO 2020-21 Recruitment exam via online mode. It’s a three-stage process- Registration, Filling the Application Form, and Payment. The prescribed steps of the registration process for the post are mentioning down-below -

  • Click here to open the certified gateway of the Staff Selection Commission.
  • Go for the ‘New User? Register Now’ icon, presented at the right side of the page.
  • After this fill in your details for registration and enter your verified credentials for receiving an OTP.
  • Once the registration process is completed, again Login into your account and start filling your application form.
  • Upload important documents and pay your examination fee.
  • Finally, submit your form and take a print out of your filled application form for further reference.

SSC CPO 2020-21 Application Fee

Students need to pay the following amount as their examination fee, directed as per the norms

  • For General & OBC Category Students- ₹ 100/-
  • For SC/ST/Female/Ex-Servicemen Category Students- No Application Fee

SSC CPO 2020 Pay Scale

All the qualified young scholars will receive the following benefits under the different posts of the SSC CPO 2020 Examination.

Posts

Pay Scale 

Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police

₹ 9,300/- to ₹ 34,800/- + Grade Pay of ₹ 4,200/-

Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF

₹ 5,200/- to ₹ 20,200/- + Grade Pay of ₹ 2,800/-

Sub-Inspector in CAPF

₹ 9,300/- to ₹ 34,800/- + Grade Pay of ₹ 4,200/-


Other Details

SSC CPO Vacancies 2020-21

The detailed vacancies structure of SSC CPO is presented down below. Students are recommended to stay with this page and get to comprehend with post-wise vacancies of the exam.

Sub-Inspector (Male) in Delhi Police -

Details

UR

OBC

SC

ST

Open

43

36

04

03

Ex-Servicemen

05

03

02

01

Total

48

39

06

04

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Sub-Inspector (Female) in Delhi Police -

Details

UR

OBC

SC

ST

Open

28

15

07

03

Total

28

15

07

03

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Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs -

Name of the Organization

Category

UR

OBC

SC

ST

Total

CRPF

Male

138

74

41

21

274

274

Female

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

BSF

Male

245

130

72

36

483

508

Female

12

07

04

02

25

ITBP

Male

15

42

05

15

77

97

Female

03

07

01

09

20

SSB

Male

103

57

31

15

206

206

Female

0

0

0

0

0

CISF

Male

89

75

66

42

272

472

 

Female

56

45

56

43

200

Total

 

661

437

276

171

1545

1557

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SSC CPO Selection Process 2020-21

Qualified students will be shortlisted on the following basis:

  1. On the basis of apprentice’s performance in Paper 1, they will go for Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) Test. All students require to qualifying the PET/PST test in order to recruit for the next round, however, Ex-Serviceman candidates are not required to qualify for the PET round.
  2. Students who qualify for the PET or PST test will have an opportunity to sit in Paper 2 which will be conducted via online mode.
  3. After this, qualifying participants of Paper 2 will call for a Medical Examination Exam. Candidates who successfully completed the Medical Examination round will go for a Document Verification Round, which will be conducted at the premises of SSC.
  4. The final selection will be made on the basis of aggregate marks achieved by the participant n Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  5. Those scholars who completed all five stages will continue to work under the Staff Selection Commission of India.

SSC CPO Admit Card 2020

Candidates can download the SSC CPO admit cards from the authorized website of conducting body of SSC. Apprentices have to check and download the admit card from the website by itself, as the commission does not send any hard copy of the admit card to the participant’s resident.

SSC CPO Results 2020-21

The SSC CPO Results for Paper-I were released on 26th February 2021. An additional result was also released on 3rd March 2021. The result was released as PDF files containing the list of qualified candidates. Participating fellows can check and download their results on the official website. Here are the steps to check the result:

  • Visit the official website https://ssc.nic.in/.
  • Click on the ‘Results’ option on the top of the home page.
  • Now select the ‘CAPF’ tab.
  • Click on the pdf link under the ‘Result’ column in front of the result.

SSC CPO Paper-I Result - Male Candidates

SSC CPO Paper-I Result - Female Candidates

SSC CPO Exam Cut Off Marks

The Cut Off scores of Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be announced after the exam of each phase is complete. Candidates can check the SSC CPO 2020 Paper-1 Cut-Off Scores as under:

Cut-Off scores for Male & Female Candidates

 

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

General

Cut-Off Marks (For Male)

84.31609

83.54368

40.00

76.40961

114.67434

Cut-Off Marks (For Female)

90.37392

85.50919

113.06972

87.09124

118.38628

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SSC CPO Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is the examination date of SSC CPO 2020 Paper-1?

The examination for Paper 1 was held from 23rd to 26th November 2020.

Q. For which posts the SSC CPO Exam 2020 Exam is to be held?

The SSC CPO will be conducted for the posts of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF, Central Armed Police Forces, and other Posts.

Q. What is the educational qualification required for the SSC CPO 2020  Examination?

The candidate applying for the exam should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Q. What is the age limit structure for the SSC CPO 2020 Exam?

The participant should be between the age group of 20-25 years of age.

Q. How many stages an apprentice need to clear?

There are a sum total of five stages i.e.Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II, Detailed Medical Examination, and Document Verification Round.

Q. What is the Application Fee for the SSC CPO 2020 Examination?

The General category students require to pay the examination fee of ₹ 100 whereas the reserved category/ female candidates don’t require to pay any application fees.


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