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SSC has released the SSC CPO Result for Paper II Exam. You can check the SSC CPO Paper II Result for Male & SSC CPO Paper II Result for Female through the direct link.
The full form of ‘SSC CPO’ is Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation. Staff Selection Commission or SSC conducts the SSC CPO Exam every year in 2 Tiers. The Offer of Appointment (OOA) is out for the candidates recruited through SSC CPO 2016. You can check your SSC CPO 2016 Appointment Letter from the direct link.


The SSC CPO Salary differs from post to post. Hence, the salary will depend on the post you are recruited in. The Post-wise variation in salary is:

A. Sub-Inspector (Executive) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police
The post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-)

B. Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs : (Central Armed Police Forces)
The post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35400-112400/-)

C. Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF
The post carries pay scale of Level-5 (Rs.29200-92300)

The SSC or the Staff Selection Commission conducts many exams every year. Some of the most sought after SSC recruitment exams are SSC CGL recruitment, SSC CHSL recruitment, SSC MTS exam, SSC Junior Engineer exam, SSC Stenographer Exam, SSC Translator and many more along with the SSC CPO recruitment.

SSC CPO Vacancies

This year SSC has released 2200+ vacancies for SSC CPO Exam. The vacancies are announced for Sub-Inspector post in Delhi Police, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). To know the category wise vacancies list check out the official notification provided below in notification section.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for SSC CPO Exam you have to fulfill the age limit, education qualification as mentioned below:

1. SSC CPO Age Limit

  • Minimum Age Limit – 20 years
  • Maximum Age Limit – 25 years

2. SSC CPO Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST - 5 years
  • OBC - 3 years
  • Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (UR/GEN)- 5 years
  • Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (OBC) - 8 years

3. SSC CPO Qualification for Education

  • You should have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – 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. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The SSC CPO exam will take place in 2 stages – Paper I and Paper II. After you qualify both the Papers, you will need to go through a mandatory Physical Endurance Test before you are recruited. However, your selection will be based on SSC CPO Paper I & II.
SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper I

Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper II

Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

SSC CPO Syllabus to prepare for SSC CPO Exam

Given below is the detailed Syllabus for SSC CPO SI. Learning about SSC SI Syllabus for CPO is of utmost importance.

Logical Reasoning General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
- Analogy
- Classification
- Series
- Coding Decoding
- Blood Relations
- Ordering & Ranking
- Alphabet & Word Test
- Direction & Distance
- Venn Diagram
- Missing Number
- Puzzles
- Data Sufficiency
- Polity
- Science & Technology
- History
- Geography
- Economy
- Current Affairs
- Days & Events
- Government Policies & Schemes
- Simplification
- Ratio & Proportion
- Mixture Problems
- Number System
- Algebra
- Profit & Loss
- Percentage
- Average
- Time & Work
- Interest
- Speed, Time & Distance
- Mensuration
- Geometry
- Trigonometry
- Data Interpretation
- Error Spotting
- Phrase Replacement
- Fill in the blanks
- Cloze Test
- Synonyms & Antonyms
- Idiom Meanings
- One Word Replacement
- Reading Comprehension

Now that you know the new SSC CPO Exam Pattern, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following SSC CPO Exam Preparation Tips will help you kick-start your preparation.

1. Know the pattern & SSC CPO Syllabus with Weightage of each topic
This step is very crucial before you start the preparation of any exam. It gives you a basic idea about the exam and puts you on the right track for your preparation in building up the Strategy.

2. Know your Current Preparation Level & Time left for the Preparation
Once you know the pattern and syllabus, you need to know where you stand in terms of preparation. This is a very crucial step because it will help you do the reality check.
This exercise will help you assess the following:

  • The difference between your current preparation level and the level that is required to crack the exam.
  • If you need to work on certain topics from the very initial stage.
  • If you are taking too much time in solving the questions.
Also, keep in mind the time left for SSC CPO exams. Your decision will also depend upon the time factor as you should not make plans that can be implemented on a realistic note. Time plays a vital role as at the end of the day, if you run out of time, even the best-laid plans will be wasted.

3. Know the Previous Years Cut Off
In these exams, the cut-off is more important than the actual score. This is because cutoffs are the first hurdle that you need to cross to reach your goal. You need to reach to the bare minimum score before you can even start dreaming of maximizing your score. Hence, go through the cut-offs of these exams and figure out the difference that you need to cover.

4. Know the Difficulty Level of the Exam
This is the most crucial step as this analysis will help you make an informed decision. This is because this is the part of the plan where you plot to get the maximum output in the minimum time.

5. Follow Separate Strategy for Each Section
Keep a well - knitted strategy for all the sections separately. Each section has a different type of questions so it is very much necessary for you to plan accordingly.

How to Apply for SSC CPO Exam?

You can apply for SSC CPO SI Exam through Online mode only. The Staff Selection Commission Application Form is available on SSC Website. To apply for SSC CPO Exam, follow the below steps:

  1. You can register through SSC CPO official website.
  2. You need to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.
  3. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.
  4. You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.
  5. Submit the Application Form.
  6. Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.
  7. By following these above steps, you will be able to submit your SSC CPO Form successfully.

Previous Year SSC CPO Cut Off

The SSC CPO Cut Off vary every year. At the same time, the Cut Off for Male & Female Candidates also differ. To know more about the SSC CPO Exam Cut Off the the previous years, read the tables mentioned below:
SSC CPO Paper I Cut Off – Male

Category SSC CPO Cut off (Male)
2016 2015 2014
General 89.75 88.25 85.00
OBC 77.00 74.00 70.00
SC 67.75 68.00 63.25
ST 67.25 65.00 59.25
Ex-Servicemen 30.00 63.00 40.00

SSC CPO Paper I Cut Off – Female

Category SSC CPO Cut off (Female)
2016 2015 2014
General 83.50 83.00 81.85
OBC 69.50 70.75 68.00
SC 60.25 62.00 61.00
ST 58.25 60.00 54.00

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