SSC CPO Exam 2020


SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization.

The SSC conducts a national Level test called the CPO exam for recruiting candidates into the Central Police Organization. The Aspirants trying to get into the Central Police Force for various posts like Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF will get detailed information about this exam.

SSC CPO Eligibility

Category                       SSC CPO Eligibility

Nationality                   Must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.

                                     Migrated candidates should have necessary citizenship               

                                     documents from Govt. of India.

Age Limit                    Minimum – 20 years

                                     Maximum 25 years

Qualification               Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institute


SSC CPO Exam Pattern


The SSC CPO Exam Pattern has 4 mandatory stages-

  1. Paper I

  2. Physical Test

  3. Paper-II

  4. Medical Examination

The SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper I is as follows:


Subject                                                              Marks                       Duration

General Intelligence & Reasoning                    50                              02 hrs

General Knowledge & Awareness                    50           

Quantitative Aptitude                                        50

English Comprehension                                    50

The SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper II is as follows:

Subject                                                              Marks                       Duration

English Language & Comprehension              200                             02 hrs


Important points to be Noted :

  • As per the SSC CPO Exam Pattern, both papers will have multiple-choice questions.

  • Candidates can expect a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both the papers.

  • Candidates who qualify in Paper I will be allowed for Physical test.

  • Paper-II will be appeared by candidates who clear the Physical Test.

  • Paper-II will be followed by Medical Examination.




Paper I is a computer-based Exam related to :

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • General Knowledge and Awareness

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • English Comprehension




English Language & Comprehension where the candidates’ skills on vocabulary, spelling, Grammar, Sentence Structure, etc are tested.

How to Apply SSC CPO Online

Candidates should follow the below steps while applying for the SSC CPO Exam.

  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 the 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 reference.



The SSC CPO Cut Offs for the Paper I Exam is as follows:

SSC CPO Cut Off for Female Candidates- open vacancies:


Cut Off Marks                                         SC                ST             OBC              UR

                                                               110.31         99.50          127.51         137.60


SSC CPO Cut Off for Male Candidates- Open vacancies:


Cut Off Marks                                         SC                ST             OBC               UR

                                                               114.23         111.17        133.3            140.08


SSC CPO Cut Off for Male- Departmental Candidates ( Delhi Police):


Cut Off Marks                                         SC                ST             OBC                UR

                                                               55.91           58.26           87.67              93.43


SSC CPO Cut Off for Male–Specialized Categories of Ex-Servicemen (Delhi Police):


Cut Off Marks                                         SC                ST             OBC                UR

                                                               50.00            50.00          60.00             70.00


  1. Understand the Exam pattern properly and prepare the topics in the CPO Syllabus thoroughly.

  2. Have a clear concept on the topics like Reasoning, Aptitude by taking the SSC Mock Test.

  3. Follow a proper strategy plan for all the sections of question papers.

  4. Improve your question solving speed by practicing various times.

  5. Focus on one topic at a time.

  6. Make notes on the difficult concepts in a precise way for your understanding.

  7. Make a flow chart for different lengthy concepts and topics.

  8. Practice previous years’ question papers and Online quiz.

  9. Avoid Guess Work. As it may lead you to wrong answers and will increase negative marking.

  10. Keep updated on the latest information through the official notification.

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