SSC CPO Age Limit

The SSC CPO (Staff Selection Commission – Central Police Organisation) comes with certain eligibility criteria that candidates need to fulfill in order to fill the positions in the Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces.

The eligibility criteria vary from nationality to age. One can find more details about the SSC CPO Eligibility page.

This article in particular will talk about the age limit for SSC CPO 

Candidates preparing for the Government Exams can find the following like useful

Age Limit Criteria for SSC CPO 

The age limit described will be as per the SSC CPO Notification released in 2020. The SSC CPO notification for 2021 will be released in August 2022 and it is evident that the 2022 notification will be subsequently released soon after. Hence the details of the age limit will be as per the 2020 notification.

In case of any change in the Age Limit criteria, candidates can always watch this space for more updates.

Age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as on 01-01-2021 i.e. Candidates born not before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2001).

The upper age limit relaxation for various categories are given in the table below:

Category Age Relaxation Permissible beyond the upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-servicemen 3 years after deduction of the

military service rendered from the

actual age as on the closing date.

For the post of SI in Delhi Police 
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married. Upto 35 years of age
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married. (SC/ ST) Upto 40 years of age
For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police against the vacancies of Delhi Police only
Departmental candidates (Unreserved) who

have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date

Upto 30 years of age
Departmental candidates (OBC) who have

rendered not less than 3 years of regular and

continuous service as on the closing date.

Upto 33 years of age
Departmental candidates (SC/ ST) who have

rendered not less than 3 years of regular and

continuous service as on the closing date.

Upto 35 years of age

*Note: 

  1. The date of birth should be documented in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate and provided in the application form accordingly.
  2. The period of “Call up Service” of an ex-serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for purpose of age relaxation as per rules

Frequently Asked Questions on SSC CPO Age Limit

Q 1. What is the age limit for the SSC CPO exam?

Ans. The age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as of January 01, 2022, i.e. Candidates should not be born before January 02, 1996, and not later than January 01, 2001.

Q 2. What is CPO full form?

Ans. CPO stands for Central Police Organization. It is also known as SSC CPO, as it is an exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of candidates for the post of Sub-inspector (SI) of Police.

Q 3. What is the age limit for SI in Delhi Police?

Ans. For the post of Sub – Inspector in Delhi Police & CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF is 20 – 25 years./div>

To know more about the SSC Exam, candidates can visit the linked article.

Government Exam 2022

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