SSC CPO 2019: SSC CPO Exam Dates, Syllabus, Admit Card

By | September 17, 2019

SSC CPO Recruitment- SI in Delhi Police/CAPFs & ASI in CISF

Latest Update: SSC CPO Pre Exam is scheduled from 11th to 13th December 2019, Check SSC CPO 2019 Admit card download links here.

SSC CPO Notification 2019– The SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has officially released the SSC CPO 2019 notification (exam 2019-2020) on Sept 17 for recruitment of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF. Last date to apply online for SSC CPO exam was 16 October 2019 and the last date of making online fee payment or offline Challan was 18 October 2019. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility and other essential details before applying to SSC CPO examination.

There are three different stages of SSC CPO Exam which needs to be clarified for the candidates to be selected for various posts like Delhi Police, CAPFs, CISF etc. SSC CPO Paper 1 is objective type multiple choice paper. The Paper II exam is English Comprehension Test and the PET / PST test is conducted to check the endurance (medical and physical strength) of the candidate.

SSC CPO Recruitment 2019 Brief Details

The SSC has released notification regarding SSC CPO Recruitment 2019 on 17th September 2019. Check brief details in below table-

Name of Department Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Name of Examination Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector In CISF Examination, 2019
SSC CPO 2019 Total Vacancies Update Soon
SSC CPO 2019 Notification Date 17 September 2019
SSC CPO 2019 Notification PDF Click Here to View/ Download PDF
SSC CPO Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Examination)
SSC CPO Exam Stages 3 (Paper 1, Paper 2 & Medical/ Physical)
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
SSC CPO 2019 Online Application Form Starting Date 17 September 2019
SSC CPO 2019 Application Form Last Date 16 October 2019
Online Fee Payment/ Offline Challan Last Date 18 October 2019
Official Website

SSC CPO 2019 Exam Dates

SSC CPO 2019 Paper 1 (Prelims) exam is scheduled from date 11th December 2019 to 13th December 2019 and Paper 2 (Mains) exam date is yet to be decided.

SSC CPO 2019 Exam Activities Dates
SSC CPO 2019 Exam Date- Preliminary 11th to 13th December 2019
SSC CPO 2019 Exam Date- Main to be notified later
SSC CPO PET/ PST Test Dates to be notified later
SSC CPO Medical Test Dates to be notified later

SSC CPO 2019 Apply Online

The Online Registration for applying SSC CPO 2019 exam has been started from 17th September 2019. To apply online for SSC CPO 2019 exam, candidates are required to go through below easy steps-

How to apply online for SSC CPO 2019 Exam?

  • Visit the official website of department i.e.
  • Click on ‘APPLY’ link and then select ‘CAPF’.
  • Find the link named ‘Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector In CISF Examination, 2019’ and click on Apply button.
  • To open online application form, you must login with your 
  • Select ‘New User ? Register Now’ link  for One-Time Registration.
  • Read all the instructions and guidelines carefully before filling up the application form.
  • Start filling the SSC CPO Application Form 2019 with all of your genuine details.

Direct link to apply online for SSC CPO 2019 examination – Click Here

Required Documents before applying SSC CPO 2019 Exam

Before filling the one-time registration form for SSC CPO exam, candidates should have following information/ documents ready-

  • Mobile Number (to be verified through OTP).
  • Email ID (to be verified through OTP).
  • Aadhaar Number or one of the following document ID Number- Voter ID Card, PAN, Passport, Driving License, School/ College ID, Employer ID (Govt./ PSU/ Private).
  • Information about the Board, Roll Number and Year of Passing the Matriculation (10th) Examination.
  • Scanned Photograph width x height: 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm & Photograph size: 20 KB to 50 KB.
  • Scanned Signature width x height: 4.0 cm × 3.0 cm & Signature size: 10 KB to 20 KB.
  • Disability Certificate Number, if you are a person with benchmark disability.

SSC CPO Vacancy 2019

Vacancies will be determined in due course. Updated vacancy position will be uploaded on the website of the Commission from time to time ( >Candidate‟s Corner > Tentative Vacancy). Candidates selected for appointment for posts of SI in CAPFs and ASI in CISF are liable to serve anywhere in India.

SSC CPO 2019 Salary

Post Name Group Pay Scale/ Salary
SI in Delhi Police (Male/ Female)
Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police Level-6 (Rs. 35,400- 1,12,400)
(Ground Duty)
Group “B” (Non-Gazetted), Non-Ministerial Level-6 (Rs. 35,400- 1,12,400)
Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) Level-5 (Rs. 29,200- 92,300)

SSC CPO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for the SSC CPO 2019 Online Exam:

Age Limit (As on 01.01.2020):

Minimum Age- 20 Years

Maximum Age- 25 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit 

Code No. Category Age relaxation
01 Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ ST) 5 years
02 Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
06 Ex-servicemen (ESM) 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)
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)
10 Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have
rendered not less than 3 years regular and
continuous service as on closing date
Up to 40 years of age
11 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST)
who have rendered not less than 3 years
regular and continuous service as on closing
Up to 45 years of age
For Group ‘C’ Posts only (Category Codes-12 and 13)
12 Widows, divorced women and women
judicially separated from their husbands and
who are not re-married.
Up to 35 years of age
13 Widows, divorced women and women
judicially separated from their husbands and
who are not re-married. (SC/ ST)
Up to 40 years of age
For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police against vacancies in Delhi Police only (Category Codes-17, 18 and 19)
17 Departmental Candidates (Unreserved)
who have rendered not less than 3 years of
regular and continuous service as on closing
Up to 30 years of age
18 Departmental Candidates (OBC) who have
rendered not less than 3 years of regular and
continuous service as on closing date.
Up to 33 years of age
19 Departmental Candidates (SC/ ST) who have
rendered not less than 3 years of regular and
continuous service as on closing date.
Up to 35 years of age

Educational Qualification:

  • Educational Qualification for all posts is Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police only: Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests. However, the candidates who do not have a Valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) are eligible for all other posts in CAPFs.

SSC CPO Application Fee

Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa MasterCard, Maestro RuPay Credit, or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branch by generating SBI Challan.

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fee.

Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to 18-10-2019 (17:00). However, candidates who wish to make cash payment through challan of SBI, may make the payment at designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 19-10-2019 provided the challan has been generated by them before 18-10-2019 (17:00).

Sr. No. Category Fee
1 Female/SC/ST/Ex- Servicemen No Fee
3 General and Others Rs. 100 /-

SSC CPO 2019-20 Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Pre Exam Pattern (Paper 1)

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
2. General Knowledge and General
50 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4. English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200 120 minutes (2 hours)

SSC CPO Mains Exam Pattern (Paper 2)

Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English language & Comprehension 200 200 120 minutes (2 hours)

SSC CPO Physical Test Eligibility Criteria

Physical Standard Test – PST (for all Posts):

Category of Candidates Height (in cm) Chest (in cm)
Unexpanded Expanded
For male candidates only (UR) 170 80 85
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 80 85
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 162.5 77 82
Female (UR) 157
For female 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
For all female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes (ST) 154

Physical Endurance Test – PET (for all Posts):

For male candidates only:

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 1.2 metre in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metre in 3 chance

For female candidates only:

  • 100 metre race in 18 seconds
  • 800 metre race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 metre in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 0.9 metre in 3 chances.

SSC CPO Medical Test

Eligibility Criteria for the Medical Test is mentioned below:

  • Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  • Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
  • Must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes
  • Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

SSC CPO 2019 Syllabus

Indicative syllabus for Computer Based Mode Examination:

Syllabus for SSC CPO Pre (Paper-I)

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Patternfolding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics if any.

General Knowledge and General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, 10 Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Comprehension:

Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

Syllabus for SSC CPO Mains (Paper-II)

English Language and Comprehension:

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on 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 etc.

SSC CPO Admit Card & Hall Ticket 2019

SSC CPO Admit card download facility will be made available 3 to 7 days before the examination on the website of concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office. Candidates will be able to get their admit card for SSC CPO exam 2019 through the online mode only. The department will not deliver admit card via post or any other medium. Candidate must bring printout of their Admit card (also known as Admission Certificate or Call Letter, Hall Ticket) to the Examination Hall.

SSC CPO Exam Admit Card Download Date
SSC CPO Prelims Start of December 2019 (Expected)
SSC CPO Mains to be notified later

SSC CPO Tattoo Policy

Tattoos will be allowed in SSC CPO as per following stipulations only:

  • Content: Tattoo depicting religious symbol or figures and the name, as followed in Indian Army arepermitted.
  • Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands will be allowed.
  • Size: Size must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

SSC CPO Result Date 2019

In the SSC CPO vacancy notification released by the SSC department, there are no official or tentative dates of result declaration. However, CPO Prelims or CPO Paper-I result is expected to be declared in January 2020.

SSC CPO 2019-20 Exam Result Date
SSC CPO Prelims Result (Paper I) January 2020 (Expected)
SSC CPO Mains Result (Paper II) to be notified later

We have elaborated all important details and essential information related to the SSC CPO 2019 examination in the above given article. In case of any trouble, you can simply ask your issues in the comment section given below. All the very best for your SSC examination 🙂

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