SSC CPO Exam 2024: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Admit Card

Latest Updates:

  • The official authorities have released the answer keys for SSC CPO 2020-21, Paper 2 on February , 2024
  • The window to download the same was open till March, 2024.

SSC CPO 2024 Notification is expected to be released on August 2024 as per the exam calendar released by the official authorities. The SSC CPO exam is tentatively scheduled to be held in December 2024. The candidates have to go through 2 stages of the written exam followed by a medical examination for the CPO Police post.

Every year SSC Conducts CPO Examination to fulfill the vacant position in Delhi Police, CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces), and CISFAs(Central Industrial Security Forces). CPO is popularly known as Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization. The authority will conduct CPO Examination to recruit candidates for the post of: 

Through this article, candidates will get complete information about CPO Examination, Notification, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key, Cut-Off, and Result.

SSC CPO Notification 2024-25

The notification regarding SSC CPO 2024-25 will be released soon by the official authorities.

Furthermore, the official authorities have released the SSC CPO final answer key 2020-21 for the paper 2 exams. The provisional answer key was released on January 2024. The SSC CPO final answer key link was available from February , 2024 to March , 2024.

Through the official notification, candidates can get complete information regarding the examination i.e. the number of vacancies, syllabus & exam pattern.

Highlights: SSC CPO 2024-25

Exam Name SSC CPO
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Official Website
Exam Type National Level Exam
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Date December 2024 (Tentative)
Eligibility Indian citizenship & bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
Duration Tier 1 – 60 minutes

SSC CPO Exam Dates 2024-25

Candidates who will be able to clear both the examination/paper will be eligible for the further rounds of the CPO Examination. Through the table presented below, candidates can avail details about The SSC CPO Exam Dates 2024.

Exam Events Important Dates
SSC CPO Notification Date 2024 August th, 2024 (Tentative)
SSC CPO Application Form Release Date To be notified
SSC CPO Apply Online Last Date To be notified
SSC CPO Fee Last Date To be notified
SSC CPO Last Date for Generating Challan To be notified
SSC CPO Offline Fee Last Date (Challan) To be notified
SSC CPO Paper 1 Admit Card Download Date To be notified
SSC CPO Exam Date 2024 (Paper 1) December 2024 (Tentative)
SSC CPO Paper 1 Result To be notified
SSC CPO Paper 2 Result To be notified

The official notification is yet to be released for SSC CPO 2024 examination. The candidates will be able to fill out the application once the notification is released by the SSC. However, the students must remember the following points:

  • The SSC CPO Application Form is available in the online mode only.
  • Candidates can visit the official website to fill out the online application form.
  • The tentative date for the release of the SSC CPO application form is August , 2024.

How to Fill the SSC CPO Application Form 2021-22?

Here is the step by step procedure to fill SSC CPO online application form:

  • Visit the official website of SSC –
  • Click on the apply link for CPO posts.
  • Read the complete instructions and start filling out the application form.
  • Candidates are required to upload their scanned photograph and signature in the given dimensions (Size).
  • Before final submission, candidates need to review their details.
  • After that, you need to pay the application fee using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.
  • After successfully submitting the application form, candidates need to take a printout copy of the confirmation page for future reference.

Application Fee Details 2021-22

Category Exam Fee
General Category Rs 100/-
OBC Rs 100/-
SC/ST or Female Candidates Rs 0/-
  • Candidates can pay the application fee in both online and offline modes.

SSC CPO Vacancies 2020-21

Check the vacancies table below:

SSC CPO Vacancy 2020-21 – Delhi Police SI (Sub Inspector-Male)

Details UR EWS OBC SC ST Total
Open 32 09 06 11 15 73
Ex-Servicemen 05 0 2 1 1 9
Departmental 04 1 2 1 1 9
Total 41 10 10 13 17 91

SSC CPO SI (Sub Inspector – Female) 2020-21 Vacancy in Delhi Police

Details UR EWS OBC SC ST Total
Open 35 8 17 12 6 78
Total 35 8 17 12 6 78

SSC CPO SI Vacancy 2020-21 in CAPFs SI

Name of the Force Category UR EWS OBC SC ST Total ESM
A B C D E F(A+B+C+D+E) 10% of F
CRPF Male 421 104 281 156 78 1040  




Female 13 3 9 5 2 32
BSF Male 94 23 63 35 17 232  




Female 05 01 03 02 01 12
ITBP Male 22 3 7 4 0 36  




Female 4 1 1 1 0 7
CISF Male 8 1 5 3 1 18  




Female 02 00 00 00 00 02
SSB Male 08 01 4 3 00 16  




Female 00 00 00 00 00 00
Total 577 137 373 209 99 1395  






Male 553 132 360 201 96 1342
Female 24 05 13 08 03 53

Through SSC CPO Exam Pattern, candidates can get detailed information about the pattern of the examination.

  • Question Paper Type: Both the question papers will be asked in the objective/multiple-choice type of questions.
  • Language of the Question Paper: Bilingual (Hindi & English)
  • Marking Scheme: Each Correct answer 1 mark will be given to the candidates or for each incorrect answer 0.25 marks(1/4) will be deducted.
  • Time Duration: 2 Hours for both examinations.

SSC CPO Examination will be conducted in three phases which are listed below:

  • Tier 1: Paper 1
  • The second phase is PET, PST, and Medical Test organized by the conducting authority.
  • Once all these phases are conducted then SSC CPO Paper 2 exam is organized.

The final merit list is prepared by the conducting authority on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the above-listed three phases. Candidates who score really good marks in the SSC CPO Examination will get the higher ranks in the SSC CPO Examination.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2021-22

Tier-I Exam

Date of Exam Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
August , 2024 (Tentative) General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50

Tier-II Exam

Date of Exam Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
To be notified soon English language & Comprehension 200 200

SSC CPO Exam Syllabus 2021-22

The official authority releases the syllabus along with the official notification. CPO Syllabus contains four main sections of the examination which are listed below:

General Reasoning

General Mental Ability- Alphabet Test, Analogy, Arithmetic Reasoning, Blood Relation, Classification, Coding-decoding, Distance direction test, Matrix, Venncal Venn diagram, and Missing Number

Non-Verbal Reasoning- Papercutting & folding, Embedded figures, Figure Formation & Analysis, Series, Cube & Dice, Mirror Image, Water Image, Pattern Completion and Counting of figures

General Awareness

History- Ancient, Medieval, Modern
Geography– Physical, World
Polity, Economy– Indian Economy, Indian Polity
Science– Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Static GK- Important books, Awards, Art & Culture, Important Days

Quantitative Aptitude

Arithmetic- Average, Boat & Stream, CI & SI, LCM & HCF, Mixture & Alligation, Partnership, Percentages, Pipes & Cistern, Problem on Ages, Profit loss & Discount, Ration Proportion, Speed time and work, Time work & wages

Advance Maths- Geometry, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Trigonometry, Degree and Radian Measures, Histogram, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

English Comprehension

Error recognition, Filling in the blanks, Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms
Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, Comprehension, etc.

Those who successfully clear the Paper 1 examination are called for the Paper 2 examination which contains an English comprehensive test. The test contains a total of 200 Marks.

Candidates who clear these two phases of the examination will be called for the final PET (Physical Eligibility Test), Through this test, the authority wants to check if a candidate is physically fit or not. If a candidate fits according to the predefined standard by the authority, he/she will get selected in the examination.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2024-25

Candidates who are looking forward to applying or want to fill the CPO Application form need to go through with the Eligibility Criteria first, the two basic criteria to be eligible for SSC CPO Examination are given below:

Educational Qualifications (As of 01.01.2022)

As the authority recently declared that CPO Prelims examination dates have been scheduled/postponed now. The new exam dates will be released soon.

SSC CPO Age Limit 2021-22

Physical Standard Test (PST) required under SSC CPO 2021-22

For Male Candidates

100 Meters Race 16 Seconds
1.6 Km Race 6.5 Minutes
3.65 Metres Long Jump 3 Chances
1.2 Metres High Jump 3 Chances
Shot put (16 Lbs) 4.5 Metres, 3 Chances

For Female Candidates

100 Meters Race 18 Seconds
800 Metres Race 4 Minutes
2.7 Metres (9 Feet) Long Jump 3 Chances
0.9 Metres (3 Feet) High Jump 3 Chances

Medical Standard (For all posts)

Eyesight: Candidate without glasses must have a minimum distant vision of 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes.

SSC CPO Age Relaxation (As of 01-01-2022):

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 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

SSC CPO Recruitment Job Profile 2021-22

Through the given table, candidates will get complete information about SSC CPO job profiles:

SSC CPO Posts Job Description
SSC CPO SI in Delhi Police Maintenance of law and order.
SSC CPO SI in BSF Protection of the border between India & Pakistan.
SSC CPO SI in CISF Provides security to various PSUs and other important infrastructures.
SSC CPO SI in CRPF Anti-riot & anti – Naxal force.
SSC CPO SI in ITBPF Protection of the border bet. India & China (Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh)
SSC CPO SI in SSB Protection of Indo – Nepal & Indo – Bhutan borders.

SSC CPO PayScale SI (Sub Inspector) 2021-22

Post’s Name Pay Scale
SSC CPO SI (Executive) in Delhi Police Rs.9300-34800 in Pay Band 2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200
SSC CPO SI in CAPFs Rs 9300-34800 in Pay Band 2 with Grade Pay of Rs 4200
SSC CPO Assistant SI in CISF Rs.5200-20200 in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/-

SSC CPO Result 2024-25

The authority will release the result after the successful conduction of the SSC CPO Examination 2024. Candidates can download their scorecards from the official website of the Staff service commission. Those who clear the SSC CPO Examination 2024, will be called for the further phase of the CPO Examination i.e. PET and Medical Examination.

SSC CPO Answer Key 2024-25

The SSC releases CPO Answer Key after one week of the examination. Candidates who appear for the SSC CPO Examination will get their response sheet along with the final answer key from the official website. The answer key download link is available on the official website. Candidates can download their answer key by entering their exam code, roll number, and DOB.

SSC CPO Admit Card 2024-25

Candidates who successfully register for the SSC CPO Examination will get their admit card from the official websites of SSC. Those who successfully registered will be able to download their hall ticket/admit card for the CPO Examination. Candidates will get complete information about the examination through this hall ticket. The admit card/hall ticket will be released for the below-given post:

  • Sub Inspector in Delhi Police
  • CAPFs and ASI in CISF Exam

SSC CPO Cut-Off 2024-25

The cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that are required to score for getting selection in the SSC CPO Examination.  Through the given tables candidates can understand the expected cut-off for the SSC CPO Examination. The below-given cut-off is prepared from last year’s trends and analysis. The final cut-off will be released by the conducting authority along with the result declaration. Before the release of official answer keys by the authorities, many coaching institutes also release their unofficial answer keys. Through these answer keys, candidates can get a fair idea about the cut-off and trend analysis.

SSC CPO Tier I Cut-off 2019 (Paper I)

Category Male Female
Cut-off Marks
Cut-off Marks
General 101.19 104.12
EWS 86.95 91.72
OBC 91.28 97.78
SC 70.67 75.45
ST 74.54 73.59
ExSM 40.00

SSC CPO Cut-off for Female Candidates – 2018

Category Total Cut-off
UR 310.61 – 320.66
OBC 303.23 – 309.50
SC 223.26 – 246.03
ST 258.83 – 277.45

SSC CPO Cut-off for Male Candidates – 2018

Category Total Cut-Off
SC 244.65 – 310.90
ST 248.22 – 302.71
Ex-servicemen 212.15 – 259.14
OBC 309.62 – 338.47
UR 317.04 – 349.02

SSC CPO Paper-I Cut-Off 2017:

For Male Candidates

Cut-Off Marks 90.25 90.00 102.00 43.00 117.25
Number of Candidates 7383 3605 21284 3135 11457
Total  46864

For Female Candidates

Cut-Off Marks 84.75 81.00 97.75 112.50
Number of Candidates 932 376 2411 1722 5441

SSC CPO Paper-II Cut-Off 2016:

For Male Candidates

Category Cut-Off
General 70.00
OBC 60.00
SC 50.00
ST 50.00
Ex-Servicemen 40.00

For Female Candidates

Category Cut-Off
General 70.00
OBC 60.00
SC 50.00
ST 50.00

SSC CPO Preparation Tips 2022-23

Candidates who want to succeed in CPO Examination need to go through with the structured plan. Candidates must prepare effectively and have a complete understanding of the syllabus of each subject, exam pattern, previous year’s question papers, and the difficulty level of the examination. To get success in physical and medical tests, candidates must take prior training from recognized institutes.

Here we are enlisting a preparation checklist that a dedicated aspirant must adhere to:

  • Prepare a structured plan.
  • Review the Syllabus.
  • Review the exam pattern.
  • Start preparation from the beginning of the topics (Subjects).
  • Solve previous year’s question papers.
  • Attempt a lot of online mock tests.
  • Focus on speed and accuracy.
  • Revision is of utmost importance.


SSC authority conducts SSC CPO Examination 2024 to recruit candidates for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub-Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF(Central Industrial Security Force). 

This article provides you an in-depth detail regarding the SSC CPO examination. Stay tuned with us to know the latest updates regarding the exam.

Good luck with all your future endeavors!

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