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About SSC CPO Exam

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced SSC CPO exam dates 2022 for Paper 1. The Paper 1 exam of SSC CPO will be conducted from November 9 to 11. SSC CPO application form correction window was made available on September 1. SSC CPO application process closed on August 30. The application form was released on August 10 to fill the vacancy of Central Police Organization (Sub-Inspectors) posts. Candidates could pay their application fees both online and offline till August 31.

SSC CPO Exam Date

The exam dates for SSC CPO 2023 (Sub Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police and Sub Inspector (General Duty) in CAPFs) have been released along with the SSC Exam Calendar 2023. SSC CPO 2023 Paper 1 exam is to be held from 03rd to 06th October 2023. Let’s have a look at the exam dates for SSC CPO 2023 Exam:

Events Dates
SSC CPO 2023 Notification Release Date 22nd July 2023
SSC CPO Online Application 2023 Starts from 22nd July 2023
Closing date for receipt of application 15th August 2023
Last date for making fee payment (Online) 15th August 2023
SSC CPO Admit Card 2023 for Paper-1  September 2023
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date 2023 03rd to 06th October 2023
SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Date 2023 To be notified

SSC CPO Eligibility

Candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria for SSC CPO 2022 exam:

  • Other than the Indian nationals, the following candidates can apply
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan having a certificate in the favour of their category issued by the Indian Government
  • Candidates, in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary are admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment is given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to them by the Government of India

Age Limit as on January 1, 2022: The age of candidates should be between 20 and 25 years. Candidates must have born not before 02.01.1997 and not later than 01.01.2002. Relaxation in the upper age limit of five years is provided to SC/ST candidates and three years to OBC and Ex-Servicemen categories.

SSC CPO Apply Online

The SSC CPO 2022 online application link is active today i.e. 10th August 2022and the last date of application is 30th August 2022. The candidates must fill out their SSC CPO 2022 online application before the last date

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SSC CPO Admit Card

SSC CPO admit card 202 will be released separately for Paper 1, 2, Physical Endurance Test (PET) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME) and Document Verification. The admit card for different stages will be released online on the respective regional websites of SSC. However, the direct link to download the SSC CPO admit card will be provided on this page. To download the admit card, candidates need to login with their registration number and date of birth.

SSC CPO 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates can check below the exam day guidelines for SSC CPO 2022 exam:

  • Candidates must carry the printed copy of their admit cards to the exam hall along with one photo-identity proof
  • Candidates must reach the exam centre an hour before the reporting time for the verification process
  • Candidates must carry two passport-sized photographs to paste on the admit card
  • Pen or pencil is provided to candidates at the examination hall
  • No eatables are allowed in the exam hall
  • No electronic items are allowed in the exam hall
  • Candidates should not wear rings, bracelets, earrings, chains, nose pins, pendant, badge, brooch, hairpin, hair band, clothes with full sleeves
  • Candidates should wear chappal instead of shoes
  • No books/notepads/registers/magazines are allowed in the exam hall

SSC CPO Salary

Here is the salary and pay scale for SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, SI in CAPF and Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF.

Post Name Level Group Pay Scale / Salary
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female) 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/-
Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF 6 ‘C’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 29200-92300/-
Sub Inspector in CAPF 6 ‘B’ Non-Gazetted Rs. 35400-112400/-

SSC CPO Selection

The complete selection process of SSC CPO is explained below:

SSC CPO Application Form : Candidates interested to apply for SSC CPO exam need to fill the application form online. The application fees, which are INR 100, can be paid both online and offline. SC, ST, women, and ESM candidates are exempted from fee payment. The process to fill SSC CPO application form is explained below:

SSC CPO Admit Card : The admit card of SSC CPO is released online separately for different stages of exams. SSC CPO admit card is made available on the regional websites of SSC two weeks before the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials.

SSC CPO exam : SSC CPO exam is conducted in several stages-Paper 1, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper 2, and Detailed Medical Examination (DME).

SSC CPO Result : SSC CPO result is announced online for various stages in PDF form. The result PDF displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. The marks of candidates are released a few days after the declaration of the result.

Final selection : Final selection and allocation to the post are made based on the performance in Paper 1, 2 and preferences given by candidates at the time of document verification.

SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO syllabus comprises topics and sub-topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. SSC CPO syllabus for different subjects is given below:

Subjects Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning  Questions are asked from analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding, and decoding, etc.
General Knowledge and General Awareness The test include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude Questions are asked from whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, etc.
English Comprehension This section assesses a candidate's ability to understand basic English,Comprehension & Writing Ability.

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SSC CPO Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO exam will be conducted in 4 stages. The first level is a computer-based test that comprises of MCQs and is conducted online. It has 4 sections- General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English. A total of 200 questions will be there that candidate has to attempt in 2 hours. After this exam, candidates will be asked to appear for a descriptive exam and physical test. Have a look at the exam pattern of SSC CPO 2023 tabulated below.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration


General Intelligence and Reasoning



2 hours

General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Comprehension




English language & Comprehension



2 hours

SSC CPO Qualification

SSC CPO 2022 Educational Qualification (as on 30/08/2022)

1. A candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

2. 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) SSC CPO Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of SSC CPO Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the SSC CPO exam. The syllabus of SSC CPO comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of SSC CPO syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of SSC CPO Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the SSC CPO exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the SSC CPO Exam?
A. To prepare for SSC CPO exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download SSC CPO Exam Syllabus PDF?
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