SSC CPO Notification

This article aims at providing every detail related to SSC CPO Notification like Exam pattern, syllabus, exam centers, vacancies, SSC CPO admit card, etc. for candidates who want to appear for the SSC CPO Exam 2019 – 2020.

SSC released the official SSC CPO Notification 2019-20 on September 17, 2019.  November 2019 was the release date of SSC CPO Admit Card for Paper I which was conducted on December 11, 2019. The 2018-19 SSC CPO Exam was held for Paper I in March 2019 and the results have been declared in May 2019.

The tentative exam date for CPO Paper-II is June 21, 2020, but the SSC CPO admit card for paper II is yet to be announced.

Staff Selection Commission has announced the SSC CPO 2019 Paper I result on February 14th, 2020. Candidates can check the SSC CPO Result for the year 2019 on the official website of SSC. Along with the result, SSC CPO cut off 2019 was also released.

SSC has released four separate lists for SSC CPO 2019 result – for male, female, departmental candidates, and category-wise Ex-Servicemen candidates.  Paper-I of SSC CPO 2019 was conducted in December 2019. Candidates who have qualified the SSC CPO Paper-I examination are called for SSC CPO 2019 Paper II scheduled to conduct on June 21st, 2020. 

The Commission also announced SSC CPO 2018 Paper II result on February 3rd, 2020. Check the detailed SSC CPO Results for further information.

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 more details on other SSC Exams, 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 June 21, 2020 (Tentative)

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.

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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
Open 43 36 4 3
Ex-Servicemen 5 3 2 1
Total 48 39 6 4

Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police/ Female:

SSC CPO Recruitment Details UR OBC SC ST
Open 28 15 7 3
Total 28 15 7 3

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 Notification 2018:-Download PDF Here

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:

Category Fee
Male( General) 100/-
Female /SC/ST/Other categories Not applicable

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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:

  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 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 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.

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SSC CPO Exam Pattern

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

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Frequently Asked Question – SSC CPO Notification

Q.1. What are the posts available under SSC CPO?

Ans. The posts available under SSC CPO are – Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, SI in Central Armed Police Forces and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF.

Q.2. What is the pay scale offered to candidates who clear the SSC CPO exam?

Ans. The SSC CPO salary offered to a candidate who qualifies the exam differs for different posts but the minimum grade pay for ASI is around 2800/ rupees and for SI it is approx. 4200/ rupees.

Q.3. What is the SSC CPO application fee?

Ans. Candidates have to rupees 100 as SSC CPO Application fee.  Any females, SC, ST, and Ex-Servicemen applying for the SSC CPO exam are exempted from paying the application fee.

Q.4. is there any age relaxation in SSC CPO exam?

Ans. SSC CPO age limit is 20 to 25 years, but special category candidates enjoy certain relaxation on this limit such as SC/ST has 5 years, OBC 3 years, Ex-Servicemen 3 years, etc.

Q 5. How many stages are there in SSC CPO recruitment?

Ans. : SSC CPO recruitment 2019-2020 has 4 stages:

  • SSC CPO Paper I
  • Physical Test.
  • SSC CPO Paper-II
  • Medical Examination.

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