SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020: Check Age Limit, Educational Qualification

ssc cpo eligibility criteria

The Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CPO Exam every year to fill in numerous posts of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector Posts. Aspirants willing to apply for CPO must go through the detailed SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 explained in this post.

  • As per the recent reports, the SSC CPO Notification 2020 will be released on 17th April 2020, through which more than 3000 vacancies will be released.
  • Candidates aged above 25 years cannot apply for SSC CPO 2020 Exam. Also, candidates who do not follow SSC CPO Qualification will be unable to apply for the exam.
  • Along with the notification, the exam conducting authority will release the SSC CPO Application Form 2020. The entire application process is conducted in online mode.
  • It is advised for candidates to go through the complete post to know about SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 and apply for their desired post accordingly.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020

In order to help candidates complete their application process successfully, we have provided SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria. Candidates must fulfill these factors before applying for the exam.

  • There is age relaxation for each category. Hence, candidates can check the age relaxation for different categories tabulated below.
  • After applying for the exam successfully, go through the SSC CPO Syllabus for starting the preparation.

SSC CPO Nationality 2020

As per the SSC Norms, a candidate from the following regions is eligible to apply for SSC CPO. Check the required SSC CPO Eligibility criteria 2020 here.

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee came over to India before 1st Jan 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A person belonging to Indian Origin migrated from Countries such as 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.

SSC CPO Educational Qualification 2020

  • To apply for SSC CPO Examination, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have not acquired the SSC CPO Qualifications as on 01-01-2020 will not be eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Male candidates applying for the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.
  • All candidates who have been declared qualified by the Commission in Computer Base Examination will be required to produce all relevant Certificates in original such as Mark sheets/Provisional Degree/ Diploma Certificate as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01-01-2020 failing which the candidature of such candidates will be canceled by the Commission.

SSC CPO Age Limit 2020

  • 20-25 years as on 01.08.2019 (i.e. candidates born not before 02.08.1994 and not later than 01.08.1999 are eligible).
  • The officials will accept the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only, for determining the Age eligibility.
  • No subsequent request for the change of age will be considered or granted.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria

SSC CPO Age Relaxation 2020

Age relaxation will be provided to reserved categories as per the government norms. Below are the category wise Age relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Central Government Civilian
Employees who have rendered not less
than 3 years regular and continuous
service as on closing date.
5 years
Ex-servicemen (ExS) 3 years after deducting military service period from the actual age
For ASI in CISF:
(i) Central Govt. Civilian Employees
who have served not less than 3
years regular and continuous service as
on closing date
3 years after deducting military service period from the actual age
For ASI in CISF:
(i) Central Govt. Civilian Employees
who have rendered not less than 3
years regular and continuous service as
on closing date
Up to 40 years of age
(ii) Central Govt. Civilian Employees
(SC/ ST) who have rendered not less
than 3 years regular and continuous
service as on closing date
Up to 45 years of age
Candidates who had ordinarily been
domiciled in the State of Jammu &
Kashmir during the period from 1st
January 1980 to 31st December 1989.
5 years
For Group C posts only:
(i) Widows/ Divorced Women/
Women judicially separated and who
are not remarried.
Up to 35 years of age
(ii) Widows/ Divorced Women/
Women judicially separated and who
are not remarried (SC/ ST )
Up to 40 years of age
Departmental Candidates
(Unreserved) who have rendered
not less than 3 years of regular and
continuous service as on closing
date.
Up to 30 years of age
Departmental Candidates (OBC)
who have rendered not less than 3
years of regular and continuous
service as on closing date
Up to 33 years of age
Departmental Candidates (SC/ ST)
who have rendered not less than 3
years of regular and continuous
service as on closing date.
Up to 35 years of age

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria for Physical Standard Test (PET)

  • The female candidates have no minimum requirement for the chest measurement.
  • The below table shows the SSC CPO 2020 eligibility criteria according to the physical standard test for both male and female.
Category Height (in cms) Chest (in cms)
Unexpanded Expanded
(i) For Male Candidates only (General) 170 80 85
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
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
(ii) For Female Candidates only (General) 157
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 155
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 154

SSC CPO Eligibility for Physical Endurance Test (PET) 2020

  • Candidates have to clear the SSC CPO Paper-I to appear in PST/ PET.
  • The required SSC CPO Eligibility criteria for PET is as tabulated below.
  • The weight is corresponding to the height of the candidate for all posts.
For Male Candidates 100 meters race in 16 seconds
1.6 km race in 6.5 min
Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 3 chances
High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 meters in 3 chance
For Female Candidates 100 meters race in 18 seconds
800 meters race in 4 minutes
Long Jump: 2.7 meters in 3 chances
High Jump: 0.9 meters in 3 chances

SSC CPO Medical Examination Eligibility Criteria 2020

The candidates should have a minimum distant vision of 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction (without wearing glasses). The required SSC CPO Eligibility for Medical examination are:

  •  Candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes.
  • Must possess high color vision.
  • Candidate must be in good mental and physical condition.
  • Candidate should be free from any physical defect.
  • There is no X-ray of the chest for the female candidate.
  • The aspirants have to fulfill all criteria in SSC CPO Physical Test and Medical Examination and be of proper weight, Height and BMI.

SSC CPO Selection Process 2020

As per the SSC CPO 2020 Notification, there are four stages involved in the selection of candidates. Candidates qualifying all these four stages will be eligible for receiving the appointment for their applied post. The four stages involved in the selection are

  • Paper 1 – There are four sections in this stage each having 50 questions for 50 marks. The total time duration for completing the exam is 2 hours.
  • Paper 2 – This stage includes English Language and comprehension having 200 questions for 200 marks. The time duration to complete the exam is 2 hours.
  • PST/PET – This is a mandatory test for all posts. Candidates need to qualify the respective parameters fixed for each category like Height, Long jump, high jump, shot put, and more.
  • DME – This is a detailed medical examination including checking of eyesight, good mental health, body health, and more.

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SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria FAQs

Q. What is the SSC CPO minimum Age limit?

A: The minimum age limit to apply for SSC CPO is 20 years.

Q. I am in my final year degree. Can I apply for SSC CPO 2020?

A: As per the notification, candidates having a bachelor degree can apply for SSC CPO. If you are acquiring a bachelor’s degree before 01.01.2020, then you can apply.

Q. Is Physical Standard Test (PST) mandatory to be cleared?

A: Yes, all the stages in SSC CPO are mandatory.

Q. What is the SSC CGL Age Relaxation for SC/ST category?

A: The upper age limit for SC/ST category is 5 years.

Q. Can I apply for more than one post in SSC CPO?

A: No, candidates can apply for anyone post under the SSC CPO 2020 category.

Q. What is the last stage in the SSC CPO Selection Process?

A: The Detailed Medical Examination (DME) is the last stage in the selection process.

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