Examination >> Central Police Organisation CPO

imag

About the Examination

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CPO examination on yearly basis for the selection of the candidates for the posts of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector Posts.

Eligibility Criteria for the Examination

Nationality/Citizenship

A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.



Age Limit

Age limit for the posts is 20-25 years as on 1st January of the year in which the notification for the examination is released by the Commission.

Permissible relaxation in Upper age limit for different categories are:

Code No

Category

Age relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit

01

SC/ST

5 years

02

OBC

3 years

03

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.

For the posts of SI and ASI in CAPFs only

04

Jammu Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (UR/GEN)

5 years

For ASI in CISF only

 

 

 

05

Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date

Up to the age of 40 years



Educational Qualification

Posts

Educational Qualification

For post other than Sub Inspector in Delhi Police

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.

For posts of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police

Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motor cycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.



Exam Pattern

The questions asked in Paper 1 and Paper 2 are of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Paper 1
  • PET, PST and Medical Test
  • Paper 2


Scheme of Examination

The examination will consist of two papers. Paper-I and Paper-II Computer Based Examination. Detail of these papers will be as follows:

Paper I

Part

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration of exam

A

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50

50

 

 

 

02 Hours

B

General Awareness

50

50

C

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

D

English Comprehension

50

50

 

Paper II

Subject

Maximum Marks

Maximum Questions

Duration of exam

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

2 hours

 

Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET)

Physical Standard Test (for all posts)

S.No

Category of Candidates

Height (in cm)

Chest (in cm)

Unexpanded

Expanded

1

For male candidates only (UR)

170

80

85

2

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

3

For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

162.5

77

82

4

For Female candidates only (UR)

157

-

-

5

For female 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

-

-

6

For all female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

154

-

-

 

Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts)

Candidates

Test mode

Timing

For Male Candidates

100 metre race

16 seconds

1.6 Kms race

6.5 minutes

Long Jump

3.65 mtr in 3 chances

High Jump

1.2 mtr in 3 chances

Shot put (16 Lbs)

4.5 mtr in 3 chances

For Female Candidates

100 metre race

18 seconds

800 metre race

4 minutes

Long Jump

2.7 metre in 3 chances

High Jump

0.9 metre in 3 chances



Medical Standard (For all posts):

Medical Examination: All the candidates who qualify in Paper-II will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary. Candidates, who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days.

Eye sight: 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) of both eyes without any correction like wearing glasses or surgery of any kind to improve visual acuity.

Final Selection

Finally selected candidates for the posts of Sub-Inspector and Assistant Sub-Inspector would, as part of training curriculum, have to pass seven obstacle events as mentioned below, failing which they may not be retained in the Force:

  • Jumping over the Vertical Board.
  • Holding the rope on jumping from the Board.
  • Tarzan Swing.
  • Jumping on the Horizontal Board.
  • Parallel Rope.
  • Monkey Crawl
  • Vertical Rope