Staff Selection Commission is going to announce it’s date for the upcoming CPO Exam for 2019. Recruitment in various police organizations/agencies is conducted through this exam.

If you qualify for this exam, then you get a chance to be placed as a sub-inspector in various central government security agencies. Appointment for Police Force in Central Government is conducted by Staff Selection Commission.

SSC CPO Exam 2019

This exam is called ‘SSC CPO EXAM’ (Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization). This test is conducted annually.

As per the annual calendar that notifies about the tentative dates of various Staff Selection Commission Exam, a notification will be published online and in different newspapers all over India on 17th September 2019.

SSC CPO Exam Dates

Activities Dates
Announcement of Notification 17th September 2019
Online Filling of Form Starts on 17th September 2019
Last Date of Online Form Submission 15th October 2019
The download of Admit Card To be notified later
Tier – I exam (Computer Based Exam) 11th December 2019 to 13th December 2019
Physical Endurance Test To be notified later
Tier –II exam To be notified later

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SSC CPO Exams are mentioned below in details:


In order to appear for SSC CPO Exam, the candidate must be any one of the following

  • The candidate should be the citizen of India or a subject of Nepal, Bhutan.
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Candidates will have to present their valid documents that certify their citizenship at the time of document verification.


The age limit for this job is 20 -25 years. Relaxation in the upper age limit is permissible as per government rule. For detail refer to SSC official notification.

Educational Qualification

Candidate should have a bachelor degree from any recognized university or equivalent.
**NOTE: For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi police, on the day of physical endurance test the male candidate is expected to have a valid driving license for the light motor vehicle (LMV). If they don’t have the driving license then they will be considered for all the other posts.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

This exam consists of four Tier i.e. Tier – I, Physical Endurance Test followed by Tier –II. After qualifying in the above mention test, a detailed medical examination will be conducted at last.

TIER – I Exam

Tier – I is a computer-based exam, multiple choice question will be asked. Question from four categories will be asked.
**NOTE: There is a provision of negative marking of 0.25. So while answering the paper candidates should be careful.

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
General Intelligence 50 50 120 mins
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Language 50 50


This test is called the Physical Endurance Test (PET) or Physical Standard Test (PST).In this stage, body measurement of the candidate will be taken.

Height requirement for male, female, schedule tribe candidate and a person from hill region will be different. The weight of the candidate should be according to the height of the candidate.

They have to show their physical fitness.

Male candidate Female candidate
100 – meter race in 16 seconds 100 meters race in 18 second
1.6 kms race in 6.5 minutes 800 meters race in 4 minutes
Long jump: 3.65 meter in 3 chance Long jump: 2.7 meters in 3 chance
High jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chance High jump: 0.9 meters in 3 chance
Shot put(16lbs):4.5 meters in 3 chance NA

**NOTE: This test will not carry any marks but it will be of qualifying in nature.


Tier III of the exam will have only one paper.

Subject Number of question Maximum marks Duration
English language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

Syllabus for SSC CPO 2019

Syllabus for paper –I Computer Based Exam is mentioned below.

General Intelligence General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English language and Comprehension
Analogies Current affair Simplification Fill in the blanks
Similarities and Difference History Quadratic equation Spot the error
Space Visualization Geography Percentage Spelling
Spatial Orientation Science Ratio and proportion  Synonyms
Problem Solving Culture Square root Antonyms
Analysis Economy Scene Average One Word Substitute
Judgment General Polity Simple Interest Active-passive voice
Decision Making Indian Constitution Compound interest Idioms and phrases
Visual Memory Scientific Research Profit and loss Direct and Indirect Speech
Discrimination Books and Author Discount Sentence improvement
Observation General Knowledge Partnership  Business Cloze Test
Relationship Concepts Award and Honours Mixture and allegation Shuffling of Sentence Parts
Arithmetical Reasoning Sports Time and distance
Figural Classification Entertainment Work and time
Arithmetic Number Series Important Dates Algebra
Non-Verbal Series Surds and Indices
Coding and Decoding Linear equation
Statement Conclusion Geometry
Data interpretation

**NOTE: If candidates pass in a computer-based exam and PET, then only they will be called for the paper – II exam.


TIER- III paper will comprise of English language and comprehension. This test will be conducted for examining their basic English language understanding and knowledge.

The questions will be from verb preposition, article vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms & antonyms, idioms, and phrases, etc.

SSC CPO Job Prospects

When a candidate qualifies in all the four Tiers of the exam (i.e. Paper –I, Physical Endurance Test, Paper –II, Detailed Medical Test). They will be called for an appointment according to their preferences. Post for which the appointments are made are as follows:-

  • Sub-inspector in Delhi Police.
  • Sub-inspector in Border Security Force (BSF).
  • Sub-inspector in Central Industrial Security Force( CISF).
  • Sub-inspector in Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF).
  • Sub-inspector in Indo Tibetan Border Police Force(ITBP).
  • Sub-inspector in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
  • Assistant Sub-inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Salary of SSC CPO

Salary Structure of SSC CPO
Basic Pay ₹ 35,400/-
HRA ₹ 8496/-
TA ₹ 3600/-
DA on TA
Gross Total Salary ₹ 47,496/-

Application Procedure

  • Submission of form: Interested candidate can apply for the CPO exam through the official website of Staff Selection Commission i.e. https//, offline registration facility is not provided.
  • Application fee: An Application fee for SSC CPO is Rs.100/- (one hundred only). The candidates belonging form Schedule Cast, Schedule Tribe, Ex-Servicemen and female categories are exempted from payment of the fee.
  • Mode of payment: Payment of fee can be made through any credit/debit card, Rupay card. Payment through internet banking is also accepted. If a candidate wants to pay offline, then they can pay through challan at any of the branches of State Bank of India.


Every citizen of a country wants to serve the nation but getting the chance to serve it as a security person is a different feeling.

If you really have that level of fitness and capability, then you can surely go for it. Working for the security forces of the country is a matter of pride. Therefore start preparing for this competitive exam to accomplish your dream.

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Studies Today
5 months ago

Great preparation tips for competitive exams, thanks sir