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.
The 2018-19 SSC CPO Exam was held for Paper I in March 2019 and the results have been declared on May 2019.
This article aims at providing every detail related to exam like Exam pattern, syllabus, exam centres, vacancies, etc for candidates who want to appear for the SSC CPO Exam in 2019.
For more details on other SSC Exams, refer to the linked article.
Candidates looking for other Government exams can refer to the linked article.
SSC CPO Exam Dates
The important dates for the SSC CPO Exam 2018 & 2019 are given below:
|SSC CPO Exam||2018-19||2019-20|
|Online application form||March 3, 2018||September 17, 2019|
|Last date to register||April 2, 2018||October 16, 2019|
|SSC CPO Paper I||March 12, 2019, to March 16, 2019||December 11, 2019 to December 13, 2019|
|SSC CPO Paper II||September 27, 2019 (tentative)||Yet to be announced|
Staff Selection Commission has released the official SSC CPO Notification 2019-20 on the website.
SSC CPO Notification 2019:- Download PDF Here
For details on the SSC Notification of other exams, refer to the linked article.
SSC CPO Recruitment
The tentative vacancies for the SSC CPO 2019 are yet to be announced.
As per the SSC CPO Notification, the vacancies for various posts under the CPO as released by SSC for 2018 were around 1560.
The table gives an idea about the 2018 CPO vacancies:
Sub-Inspector (Male) in Delhi Police:
|SSC CPO Recruitment Details||UR||OBC||SC||ST|
Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police/ Female:
|SSC CPO Recruitment Details||UR||OBC||SC||ST|
For more details on all other posts and their respective vacancies, candidates can refer to the SSC CPO notification on the official website.
SSC CPO Salary
As per the SSC CPO Notification, the SSC CPO salary for various posts are as follows:
- Sub-Inspector (GD) in (Central Armed Police Forces): Rs 35400-112400/-
- Sub Inspector (Executive) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police:Rs.35400-112400/-
- Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF: Rs.29200-92300/-
SSC CPO Admit Card:
Staff Selection Commission will soon update the Admit card and Schedule of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF Exam, 2019 through the SSC CPO Notification.
SSC CPO Admit cards release according to the scheduled papers.
SSC CPO Admit Card (AC) 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,
As per the SSC CPO Notification, For paper I, the admit card for the same will be released one week before the exam. The same follows for Paper-II.
Candidates should note that the SSC CPO admit card will not be sent by post to them.
If any candidate is unable to download his/ her SSC CPO Admit Card for the CPO examination, he/ she must immediately contact the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office(s) of the Staff Selection Commission with details such as registration ID, proof of fee payment, copy of online application form submitted by the candidate etc. for obtaining the Admission Certificates/ Admit Card.
Steps to download SSC CPO Admit Card
Step 1- Go to the 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 that you had 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.
As per the SSC CPO Notification, the fee for the CPO Exam is as follows:
|Female /SC/ST/Other categories||Not applicable|
SSC CPO Online application:
Candidates should read all the necessary information and instructions related to the application process before filling up the application form for the CPO.
Checking the official website for the SSC CPO Notification will help the candidates understand latest updates on the exam.
Steps to apply online for SSC CPO:
- Log in to the official website.
- Fill the basic details asked for in the registration window.
- Submit the application. You will be provided with a registration ID.
- Log in using the Registration ID and password.
- Complete all other steps and submit relevant documents
- Upload your photograph and scanned copy of signature as per the desired dimensions.
- Complete your payment process.
- Check all the details provided by you for any mistakes.
- Submit your application form. Your registration will be completed.
- Take a printout of the application form for your future reference.
SSC CPO Eligibility
Candidates must meet certain criteria before applying for the SSC CPO Exam.
The Eligibility for the CPO as mentioned in the SSC CPO Notification is as follows:
SSC CPO Nationality
A candidate must be a Citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan.
In the case of migrated Indians from other countries, necessary documents should be present as a proof-like Citizenship document approved by the Govt. Of India.
SSC CPO Age Limit
|Category||SSC CPO Age Limit|
|Minimum age||20 years|
|Maximum age||25 years|
SSC CPO Educational Qualification
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University to fulfill the Educational requirements of the CPO assigned by the SSC.
|SSC Online||SSC Recruitment|
|SSC Eligibility||SSC Preparation|
|SSC Exam Pattern||SSC Results|
|SSC Admit Card||Bank Exams|
|IAS Exam||Online quiz|
|SSC CPO Mock test||SSC CPO Salary|
SSC CPO Exam Pattern
|Paper I||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||02 hrs|
|General Knowledge & Awareness||50|
|Paper-II||English Language & Comprehension||200||02 hrs|
Candidates can prepare in a better way for the SSC CPO exam by taking the SSC Mock Test.
SSC CPO Syllabus
The Paper I & Paper II are a computer-based Exam.
The SSC CPO syllabus for Paper I includes topics related to General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge and Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension.
Paper-II is on English Language & Comprehension where the candidates’ skills in vocabulary, spelling, Grammar, Sentence Structure, etc are tested.
For more details on the SSC CPO Syllabus, candidates can refer to the linked article.
CPO Exam Centres
As per the SSC CPO notification, exam centres for the CPO exam are given below:
|Region||SSC CPO Exam Centres with codes|
|North||Agra (3001), Allahabad (3003), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206).|
|South||Bangalore (9001), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Kochi (9204), Thrisur (9212), Gulbarga (9005), Mangalore (9008), Dharwar (9004), Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206), Mysore (9009).|
|East||Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Imphal (5501), Shillong (5401), Ukhrul (5503), Aizwal (5701), Kohima (5302), Agartala (5601), Churachandpur (5502), Tura (5402), Goalpara (5104), Tezpur (5112), Lakhimpur (5109)|
|West||Aurangabad (7202), Mumbai (7204), Kolhapur (7203), Nagpur (7205), Panaji (7801), Pune (7208), Ahmedabad (7001), Vadodara (7002), Rajkot (7006), Nashik (7207), Amravati (7201), Surat (7007), Kutch (7010), Thane (7210)|
Candidates should be thorough with the SSC CPO notification as the Staff Selection Commission might alter few important aspects related to the CPO exam.