The SSC CPO exam has certain eligibility criteria for candidates aspiring for the exam. This article will provide all the details regarding SSC CPO eligibility conditions that a candidate must satisfy to appear for SSC CPO 2020.
The notification for SSC CPO 2020 is announced on June 17th, 2020. The commission has scheduled the paper I of CPO 2020 from November 23rd 2020. Further information can be found on the SSC CPO exam date page.
The Staff Selection Commission conducts the exam for the Central Police Organization (CPO). Candidates aspiring to get into various posts under the Central Police Department of the Indian government should know every detail of the SSC CPO Exam.
For details regarding other SSC Exams, refer to the linked article.
SSC CPO Eligibility 2020
Aspirants of SSC CPO 2020 must 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 conditions are not met.
Candidates have to fulfil the below mentioned SSC CPO eligibility conditions as on 01.01.2020. The SSC CPO eligibility for the Central Police Organisation Exam is as follows:
|SSC CPO Eligibility||Criteria|
|SSC CPO Nationality/Citizenship||A candidate must be either:
|SSC CPO Age Limit||
|SSC CPO Educational Qualification||
SSC CPO Age Limit Relaxation
Candidates belonging to reserved categories are provided with certain age limit relaxation The relaxation in the SSC CPO age limit is as follows:
|Category Code||SSC CPO Eligibility Category||SSC CPO Age Limit relaxation|
|01||SC/ ST||5 years|
|06||Ex-servicemen (ExS)||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||For Group B posts: Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on the closing date.||General/OBC – Up to 40 Years of Age|
|11||SC/ST – 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||General/OBC – Up to 35 years of age|
|13||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 who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||General – Up to 30 Years of Age|
|18||OBC – Up to 33 Years of Age|
|19||SC/ST – Up to 35 Years of Age|
SSC CPO Eligibility for Physical Test and Medical Examination
SSC CPO Eligibility- Physical Standard Test (PST)
For Male candidates
|Category||Height (in cms)||Chest( Unexpanded) in cms||Chest( Expanded) in cms|
|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|
For Female Candidates
|Category||Height (in cms)|
|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||155|
SSC CPO Eligibility- Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts)
(i) For male candidates only:
- 100 meters race in 16 seconds
- 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
- Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 3 chances
- High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
- Shot put (16 Lbs.): 4.5 metres in 3 chance
(ii) For female candidates only:
- 100 metres race in 18 seconds
- 800 metres race in 4 minutes
- Long Jump: 2.7 metres in 3 chances.
- High Jump: 0.9 metres in 3 chances.
SSC CPO Eligibility- Medical Examination
The minimum near vision should be N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye). The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye).
For a right-handed person, the right eye is better and vice versa. The standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.
- The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes.
SSC CPO Eligibility- Important Points
- A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will be admitted to the Examination provisionally but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
- As per the SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria, candidates applying for the CPO recruitment exam must have valid documents to support the mentioned age in the application form.
- Candidates must have the necessary Educational documents during further processes.
- Detailed information on the SSC CPO Eligibility is provided in the official notification for CPO. Candidates can refer the same for any sort of detail or confusion.
The commission has released the result for SSC CPO 2019 Paper I which was conducted in December 2019. To check the SSC CPO result for the Paper I 2019 examination, check the link provided.
For details on SSC Eligibility of other exams, refer to the linked article.
Aspirants of SSC CPO 2020 can check important articles for CPO preparation:
|SSC CPO Salary||SSC CPO Notification||SSC CPO Mock test|
|SSC CPO Syllabus||Static GK||SSC CPO Previous Year Question Paper|