SSC CPO Exam 2020

The SSC conducts a national Level test called the CPO exam for recruiting candidates into the Central Police Organization. This article will help the candidates to know every detail related to the SSC CPO Exam such as eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, SSC CPO cut off, etc.

The SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization.

SSC has released the SSC CPO result 2019 for paper I. The SSC CPO exam paper I for 2019 was conducted from December 11, 2019, to December 13th, 2019.

The SSC CPO result 2019 (Paper I ) is declared by the Commission on February 12th, 2020. Candidates who appeared for SSC CPO 2019 paper I can check SSC CPO result 2019 given at the bottom.

SSC has declared the SSC CPO Result 2018 for Paper-II conducted on September 27th, 2019. The commission declared the SSC CPO Paper II Result on 3rd February 2020. Check the details below.

Aspirants trying to get into the Central Police Force for various posts like Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF should have detailed information regarding this exam.

For more details on other SSC Exams, refer to the linked article.

Table of Contents:

  1. SSC CPO Notification
  2. SSC CPO Exam dates
  3. SSC CPO Recruitment
  4. SSC CPO Admit card
  5. SSC CPO Eligibility
  6. SSC CPO Exam Pattern
  7. SSC CPO Syllabus
  8. SSC CPO Online
  9. SSC CPO Cut-off
  10. SSC CPO Results
  11. SSC CPO Preparation

SSC CPO 2019, SSC CPO Exam Dates, SSC CPO Eligibility, SSC CPO , Notification

SSC CPO Notification:

Staff Selection Commission has released the CPO Notification 2019 on the official website.

The revised notification for the CPO gives all the relevant details of the Exam. As per the latest SSC CPO Notification, the paper I exam for 2019 is scheduled in the month of December. For paper II, the information is yet to be announced.

For more details on the SSC CPO Notification, refer to the linked article.

SSC CPO Notification 2019:- Download PDF Here

Candidates can check the SSC Notification for other exams, by referring to the linked article.

SSC CPO Exam Dates:

The Staff Selection Commission has not yet officially released any notification for 2020 recruitment. The SSC CPO 2020 exam dates will be released with the notice expected to be out this April. 

However, SSC has given the tentative dates of SSC CPO 2020 examination on the SSC Calendar 2020-21.

The table given below will highlight the SSC CPO 2020 exam dates.

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Dates 
SSC CPO events SSC CPO Dates
SSC CPO 2020 Notification & Online Application April 17th 2020
SSC CPO Apply Online Last date May 16th 2020
SSC CPO Paper I (CBE) September 28th 2020 to October 1st 2020
SSC CPO Paper II  March 1st 2021

These SSC CPO Exam dates might vary for the 2020 exam. Candidates should be regularly updated will date related information on the SSC official website.

For detailed and year-wise SSC CPO Exam Dates for the year 2019, 2018 and 2020 check the linked article.

SSC CPO Recruitment

The SSC recruits candidates for the Group B & Group C posts under the CPO. Last year, the SSC CPO recruitment for various posts was around 1200.

The expected SSC CPO recruitment 2019 – 2020 can tentatively reach to 1500. However, the above-mentioned vacancies might change in the future.

Any change in the number of vacancies will be intimated through the SSC CPO Recruitment 2019-2020 section on the official website.

The SSC CPO recruitment vacancies are advertised by the Commission as per the indents that have given by the User Departments. The vacancies are for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police( Male/Female),ASI Executive in CISF, Sub-Inspector in CAPFs.

Candidates can refer to the SSC CPO official Notification for more details on vacancies and posts.

SSC CPO Admit card

Staff Selection Commission will update the Admit card and Schedule of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF Exam, 2019. SSC CPO Admit cards release according to the scheduled papers.

The SSC CPO Admit Card (AC)/Admission Certificate for the Examination indicating the time table and also venues of examination for each candidate will be placed on the website of the concerned Regional Office one week before the date of examination.

For paper I, the SSC CPO admit card for the same will be released one week before the exam. The same follows for Paper-II.

As per the rules, the SSC CPO admit card will not be sent by post to the candidates.

If any candidate is unable to download the SSC CPO Admit Card for the examination, he/ she must immediately contact the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office(s) of the Staff Service Commission with details such as registration ID, proof of fee payment, copy of online application form submitted by the candidate etc for obtaining the desired Admit Card.

Steps to download SSC CPO Admit Card

Step 1- Go to the SSC official website(

Step 2- Enter your Registration ID which you received during the submission of your application form.

Step 3-Enter your password/Date of Birth.

Step 4- Choose your preferred city from the drop-down list that you had been given at the time of registration.

Step 5- Click on the search option.

The SSC CPO admit card will be displayed on the screen which can be downloaded for printout.

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SSC CPO Eligibility

The SSC CPO exam has certain eligibility criteria for candidates aspiring for the exam.

Candidates should check the SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria properly before applying for the exam as the Staff Service Commission might cancel the application at the last moment if the SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria is not met.

The SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria for the CPO Exam is as follows:

The Eligibility for the SSC CPO is as follows:-

Category SSC CPO Eligibility
  • Must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Migrated candidates should have necessary citizenship documents from Govt. of India.
Age Limit
  • Minimum – 20 years
  • Maximum 25 years
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institute

For more details on the SSC CPO Eligibility, refer to the linked page.

For details on SSC Eligibility of other exams, refer to the linked article.

SSC CPO Notification 2018:-Download PDF Here

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO Exam Pattern has 4 stages-

  1. Paper I
  2. Physical Test
  3. Paper-II
  4. Medical Examination

All these above stages/sections are mandatory.

The SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper I is as follows:

Subject Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 02 hrs
General Knowledge & Awareness 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
English Comprehension 50

The SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper II is as follows:

Subject Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 02 hrs

SSC CPO Exam pattern- Salient points

  • As per the SSC CPO Exam Pattern, both papers will have multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidates can expect a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both the papers.
  • Candidates who qualify in Paper I will be allowed for Physical test.
  • Paper-II will be appeared by candidates who clear the Physical Test.
  • Paper-II will be followed by Medical Examination.


The SSC CPO Syllabus covers all the important topics relevant for the Paper I & Paper II. Candidates need to prepare well for both the papers are they are equally important.

As per the SSC CPO Syllabus, the Paper I is a computer-based Exam where the topics that are asked are related to

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Paper-II in the SSC CPO Syllabus is on English Language & Comprehension where the candidates’ skills on vocabulary, spelling, Grammar, Sentence Structure, etc are tested.

For more details on the SSC CPO Syllabus, candidates can refer to the linked article.


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SSC CPO Online

Candidates should follow the below steps while applying for the SSC CPO Exam.

  1. Log in to the official website(
  2. Fill the basic details asked for in the registration window.
  3. Submit the application. You will be provided with a registration ID.
  4. Log in using the 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.


The SSC CPO Result 2019 for the paper I is released on February 14th, 2020. The detailed SSC CPO Cut Off for 2019 is given in the SSC CPO results page.

The results for the SSC CPO 2018 Paper I has been released on May 25, 2019.

The SSC CPO Cut Offs for the Paper I Exam is as follows:

SSC CPO Cut Off for Female Candidates- open vacancies:

Cut Off Marks SC ST OBC UR
110.31 99.50 127.51 137.60

SSC CPO Cut Off for Male Candidates- Open vacancies:

Cut Off Marks SC ST OBC UR
114.23 111.17 133.36 140.08

SSC CPO Cut Off for Male- Departmental Candidates ( Delhi Police):

Cut Off Marks SC ST OBC UR
55.91 58.26 87.67 93.43

SSC CPO Cut Off for Male–Specialized Categories of Ex-Servicemen (Delhi Police):

Cut Off Marks SC ST OBC UR
50.00 50.00 60.00 70.00
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The SSC Released SSC CPO Result 2019 for the paper I on February 12th, 2020. Like the previous year, the commission has released SSC CPO Exam Result 2019 in four separate category-wise lists. 

The SSC CPO exam 2019 (Paper I ) was scheduled from December 11, 2019, to December 13th, 2019. All those who appeared for SSC CPO Exam 2019 can check the SSC CPO Results page for further information.

Staff Selection Commission has announced the SSC CPO 2018 Paper II result on 3rd February 2020. Candidates can check the SSC CPO Result for the year 2018 on the official website of SSC. Along with the result, SSC CPO cut off 2018 was also released.

SSC has released three separate lists for SSC CPO 2018 result – for male, female and departmental candidates.  Paper-II of SSC CPO 2018 was conducted on September 27, 2019. Candidates who have qualified the SSC CPO Paper-II examination are called for Detailed Medical Examination.

SSC CPO Result 2019 paper-I is likely to be announced in February/March 2020. The Paper I examination of SSC CPO was scheduled to happen from 9 to 13 December 2019.

Staff Selection Commission declared the result of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspectors in CISF Examination (Paper-I), 2018 on May 25, 2019.

Now the marks of the candidates have been uploaded on the website of the Commission. Candidates may check their marks in the official website of SSC from May 30, 2019, to June 29, 2019, by using their Registration Number/ Roll Number and Registered Password.

SSC CPO Preparation

As the SSC CPO Exam dates have been changing, candidates need to prepare properly to face the exams with confidence.

The top 8 Preparation tips for the CPO Exam is as follows:

  1. Visit the official website on a daily basis.
  2. Understand the Exam pattern properly and prepare the topics in the CPO Syllabus thoroughly.
  3. Have a clear concept on the topics like Reasoning, Aptitude by taking the SSC Mock Test.
  4. Improve your solving speed and practice numerous times
  5. Make notes on the difficult concepts in a precise way for your understanding.
  6. Make a flow chart for different lengthy concepts and topics
  7. Practice previous years’ question papers and Online quiz for better preparation.
  8. Do not be stressed while preparing. Stay calm and prepare in a relaxed mood.

Candidates aspiring to get into the CPO should keep certain things in mind:

  • They should always be updated on the latest information through the official notification.
  • They should have all the necessary for the further valuation process.
  • They should avoid using any sort of malpractices in the exam.
  • They should abide by the rules and regulations as stated by the SSC for the CPO exam.

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Frequently Asked Question – SSC CPO Exam

Q.1. What is the date of the SSC CPO Paper I 2019 exam?

Ans. SSC CPO 2019 Paper I exam will be conducted from 9th December 2019 to 13th December 2019.

Q.2. When will SSC release the SSC CPO result?

Ans. The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CPO Exam Paper I 2019 result on 3rd February 2020. The result for CPO Paper II will be released after the successful conduction of the exam in June 2020.

Q.3. What is SSC CPO Application fee for the 2019 examination?

Ans. Male candidates belonging to General and OBC category have to pay a total of 100 rupees as the application fee. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Ex-servicemen and Women candidates eligible for reservation are exempted from paying SSC CPO application fee.

Q.4. What is the date of the SSC CPO Paper II 2019 exam?

Ans. SSC CPO 2019 Paper-II exam date is scheduled to be held from June 21st, 2020.

Q.5. What are the topics covered in SSC CPO Syllabus?

Ans. The SSC CPO syllabus covers General Intelligence & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge and Awareness, and English Comprehension.

Q.6. Is there negative marking for Wrong attempts in SSC CPO recruitment exam?

Ans. Candidates appearing for SSC CPO recruitment can expect a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both the papers.

Q 7. What are the eligibility criteria for SSC CPO recruitment?

Ans. The SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria for CPO recruitment exam is as follows:

    • A citizen of Indian Nationality.
    • Must fulfill SSC CPO age Limit i.e. minimum 20 years and maximum 25 years of age.
    • must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University

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