What is SSC CPO Exam?

Selection Staff Commission conducts SSC CPO (Central Police Organisations) recruitment exam every year for the post of SI (Sub Inspector)/ASI in Delhi Police/CAPF /CISF department in the Central Police Organization (CPO). 

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification for SSC CPO:

  1. There are no special eligibility criteria to be eligible for SSC PO recruitment exam. You just need Graduation degree in any discipline from an authorized University or any equivalent degree recognized as such by the Central Government.
  2. Sub Inspector in Delhi Police: Male candidates must have a valid Driving License (D/L) for LMV (Car & Motorcycle) as on the date fixed for PET (Physical Endurance and Standard Tests), otherwise, you will not be allowed to undergo PET. However, Driving License is not mandatory at the time of filing application form.

Age Limit for SSC CPO

  • 20 years is the minimum age limit.
  • 25 years is the maximum age limit as on 01.08.2019.

Age Relaxation under SSC CPO

Category Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years

SSC CPO SI Exam Pattern

SSC CPO SI exam is conducted in an online mode within a time duration of 2 hours. Questions will of Multiple Choice Type with 0.25 marks of negative marking for each wrong answer applicable in both the tiers. Below is the SSC CPO SI ASI Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

Date of Exam Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
04.06.2018 to 10.06.2018 General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
01.12.2018 English language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours


SSC CPO Syllabus is divided subject wise below.

  • 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- Paper cutting & folding, Embedded figures, Figure formation & Analysis, Series, Cube & Dice, Mirror Image, Water Image, Pattern Completion and Counting of figures

  • General Awareness
    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

    Average, Boat & Stream, CI & SI, LCM & HCF, Mixture & Allegation, 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
    Error recognition, Filling in the blanks, Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms
    Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, Comprehension etc.

SSC CPO SI Tier-I Cut Off

Category SSC CPO SI Cut-off Marks (Male) SSC CPO SI Cut-off marks(Female)
2017 2016 2017 2016
General 117.25 89.75 112.50 83.50
OBC 102.00 77.00 97.75 69.50
SC 90.25 67.75 84.75 60.25
ST 90.00 67.25 81.00 58.25
Ex-Servicemen 43.00 30.00 2017 2016

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