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SSC CPO Latest News

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : April 3, 2023


The Staff Selection Commission conducts the CPO recruitment for filling in vacancies under Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) posts. Here is all the SSC CPO 2020 Latest News you need to be aware of. Go through the latest and trending news in SSC CPO 2020 and be ready for the exam.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from the recognized University or Institute to apply for SSC CPO Exam. For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Candidates are suggested to check out the official website on a regular basis for the latest news about SSC CPO. Here in the article, we will update you with all the SSC CPO Exam Latest News released by the officials.

SSC CPO Latest News

Reschedule of Paper 1 Exam

July 21, 2020: The SSC CPO which was scheduled to be held in the month of September 2020 has been postponed by the commission due to the current crisis across the country. As per the notice, the exam is scheduled for 23 November to 26 November 2020. Click here to know more information about the latest updates of the CPO Exam.

New Notice Published by the Commission

July 13, 2020: The commission released the new notification saying that candidates must make sure to fill the SSC CPO Application Form before 16 July 2020 and not to wait till the last date as there may be heavy traffic on servers during the last days of the application process. We will update you with the new SSC CPO Admit Cards Direct Link as soon as it releases on the official website.

Exam Dates Announced

As per the SSC CPO Notification 2020 Latest News, the exam is scheduled to be held from 29th September to 05th October 2020. Candidates applied for the CPO Exam can enhance their preparation and be exam ready. Follow SSC CPO Preparation Tips provided by experts to clear the exam in one attempt.

Online Application Process started

June 17, 2020: The commission has begun the online application process for CPO posts. Candidates can fill the application form only through online mode from 17th June to 16th July 2020. Candidates are advised to fill the SSC CPO Application Form on or before the last date.

Official Notification Published

June 17, 2020: The Staff Selection Commission released the Official SSC CPO Notification 2020 to fill in 3237 vacancies in the Sub Inspector post. Go through the detailed notification and know about the exam dates, vacancies, eligibility, and more. 

Medical Test Cancelled

As per the SSC CPO Exam Date Latest news, the Medical Test(2018) which was scheduled to be conducted on 23rd March 2020 has been postponed due to the current crisis across the country. The new date for SSC CPO Medical Test will be announced soon on the official website.

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What is SSC CPO?

The term SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation. It is a national level exam conducted to recruit Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF. The candidates should check their eligibility before applying for SSC CPO Vacancy. Departmental Candidates such as Constable, Head Constables, and Assistant Sub Inspector in Delhi Police can also apply if they have three years of service experience. In SSC CPO Notification 2019-20, there was a total of 2745 vacancies for recruiting Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF.

The SSC CPO Recruitment Process will be done for the posts namely:

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

SSC CPO Selection Process 2020

Candidates are selected for the police department based on their performance in four stages of the selection process. There are four stages included in the SSC CPO Selection Process that are:

  • Stage 1: Paper-I Online Exam
  • Stage 2: Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET),
  • Stage 3: Paper-II Online Exam
  • Stage 4: Detailed Medical Examination (DME). 
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SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020

The CPO Exam 2020 comprises four stages: Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II, and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). Let us have a look at the detailed SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020.

Paper-I Exam Pattern

  • For Paper-I, there are 4 sections- General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
  • There is a total of 200 Questions in the exam.
  • Each question carries 1 mark with a time duration of 2 Hours (120 Minutes).
  • The candidate has to give the penalty of 0.25 marks for the incorrect answer.

Exam Pattern for PET/ PST

Candidates who will get qualified in the paper 1 exam are called for physician endurance test or physical standard test.

  • Candidates have to show their physical strength.
  • High Jump, Long Jump, shot put, Race, etc.
  • This test is for both Male and Female Candidates.

Paper-II Exam Pattern

Candidates who will get shortlisted in the physical endurance test are eligible to appear for the Tier 2 exam. The Paper 2 exam is conducted to test the candidates’ understanding and knowledge of the English Language.

  • This section is totally based on English Language and Comprehension.
  • The question paper includes a total of 200 questions for 200 marks.
  • The time duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is the recruitment for the SSC CPO (Central Police Organization) different Armed Force like- Delhi Police SI (Sub Inspector), CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces) SI (Sub Inspector), CISF (Central Industrial Security Force)ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector), etc.
Candidates have to give a penalty of 0.25 (1/4) marks for every incorrect answer from the correct one.

There are a total of 2 Shifts- Morning Shift and Evening Shift. The exam will be conducted from November 23-26, 2020 in 2 shifts.

The full form of CPO is Central Police Organization. Full-Form for the complete SSC CPO is Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization. Click Here to get the detailed SSC CPO Recruitment 2020.

Candidates who cleared the Paper-I of SSC CPO, the next process is Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET). After qualifying all the stages of the exam, aspirants have to give the Medical Test at last before the Final Selection.

With the help of SSC CPO Exam Analysis, you will get the complete detail about the Good Attempts, Difficulty Level of the exam, and the Topics asked in the exam from each section with the number of questions. There are 4 sections in the exam- English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. Click Here to get the SSC CPO Exam Analysis for all shifts.

For the post of sub-inspector the educational qualification, candidates must have the degree of matriculation or equivalent from the recognized institute or university. Click Here to Know the complete SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020.

The SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria has 2 important factors- Educational Qualification and Age Limit (Age Relaxation as per the norms).

Educational Qualification- Candidates must have the the Bachelor's Degree from any recognized University or Institute.

Age Limit- The age limit of the aspirants must be in between 20-25 years

Candidates who applied for the SSC CPO Exam have to clear the 4 stages to be a part of various SSC Armed Force- Paper 1, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper 2, and Medical Exam.

Yes, SSC CPO released once in a year. Staff Selection Commission released recruitment for various posts and departments every year. There are so many popular exam conducted by the SSC are- CHSL, CGL, MS, JE, CPO, etc.

There is no Interview for SSC CPO Exam. Paper-I and Paper-II are objective in nature whereas the Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET) are the exam which is to test the Physical Strength of the candidate.

The cut off is calculated on the basis of the number of candidates applied for the exam, the number of vacancies, the performance of the candidates, and the difficulty level of the exam. The cut off will release for both Male and females separately. Go through the SSC CPO Expected Cut Off 2020 below-

Category 2019 Cut-off Marks
Male Female
General 89.75 83.50
OBC 77.00 69.50
SC 67.75 60.25
ST 67.25 58.25
Ex-Servicemen 30.00

The duty of the Sub-Inspector is to file the FIR against a person for all the Indian Penal Codes, Local Laws, maintaining law & orders, etc. The post of Sub Inspector in CPO will get Salary from INR 35400-112400 per month as per their seniority and performance.

As per the official website, the exam for SSC CPO Tier 1 will be held from 23-26 November 2020.

The age limit of the candidates will be between 21-28 years. Also, there is age relaxation for the candidates on the basis of the categories. Click Here to know the complete SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria which includes educational qualification, eligibility criteria, etc

The Good Attempts of the exam is based on the number of questions from which candidates get the idea that the number of questions they solved in the exam is enough to clear the cut off of the exam or not. Click Here to Know SSC CPO Shift 1 Good Attempts.


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