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SSC CPO Notification 2024

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Bharathi Pradeep
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SSC CPO 2024 – Exam Dates, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

SSC CPO exam is also called SSC Sub Inspector (SI). SSC CPO is conducted to recruit Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) and ASI (Assistant Sub Inspectors) in CISF (Central Industrial Security Forces) under the Ministry of Home Affairs for Government of India. Candidates can check the SSC CPO exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff and more information here.

Staff Selection Commission accepts applications for Assistant Sub Inspector in the CISF, Assistant Sub Inspector in the Delhi Police, and Sub-Inspector in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Staff Selection Commission will release SSC CPO Notification 2024 online at SSC notification will be released in PDF format which contains all the important details related to SSC CPO exam. Candidates who fulfill the minimum eligibility can fill out SSC CPO application form on or before the last date. The total of SSC CPO vacancies will be notified in the official notification.

Exam NameStaff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation (SSC CPO)
Short nameSSC CPO is also known as SSC SI (Sub Inspector)
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Mode of examOnline and offline
Stages of SSC CPO examPaper 1
Paper 2
Medical test

Important Dates

EventsSSC CPO 2024
Application Form ReleaseFebruary 15, 2024
Last date to applyMarch 14, 2024
Admit card release dateTo be announced
Exam of SSC CPO Paper 1May-June, 2024 (Tentative)
Declaration of result of Paper 1To be announced
Exam Date of SSC CPO Paper 2To be announced

Application Fee

General and OBCRs. 100
SC/ ST/ WomenNone

Steps for SSC CPO Apply Online 2024

Part I Registration

  1. Visit the official website of SSC i.e.
  2. Click on the ‘Apply’ link and find the link for SSC CPO on the new window that appears.
  3. Select the ‘Examination’ link and then click on ‘Part I Registration.
  4. Provide all the required details, contact details, name of center and code, educational qualification, and preference of posts.
  5. Click on ‘Register’ and get the login credentials (Registration Number and Password) once successfully registered.
  6. Candidates will also get the registration number via email to the registered email ID.
  7. Use these credentials and fill out the application form.

Part II Registration

  1. Login and select ‘Part II Registration.
  2. Upload the required documents and pay the application fee.
  3. Select to pay the application fees via online or offline mode.
  4. Pay the fee and then upload the documents.
  5. Upload scanned images of Photograph and Signature.
  6. View the uploaded images by clicking on ‘Preview’ and confirm it once they are satisfied with the quality of the images.
  7. A confirmation page will be generated and ready to print.
  8. Keep the printout for future correspondence.

Documents Specification

  1. The photo must be clear and with a light-coloured background.
  2. Candidates must have to look professional and clear in the photograph.
  3. The signature must be in the running flow and not in different styles.
  4. Candidates must use plain white paper for the signature and the signature should not be in BLOCK Letters.
  5. Signature and Photograph Must be Visible
  6. Background for Photo and Signature must be in white/ Light-Colored
PhotosSize- 4-12 KBJPEG Format
SignatureSize- 1-12 KBJPEG Format

Age Limit

The minimum age for candidates is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 25 years. There are also age relaxation for reserved category which is as follows:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-servicemen (ESM)3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

SSC CPO Educational Qualification

Candidates must have graduated or some equivalent course in any stream such as BA, BSC, or B.Com from any recognized University.

SSC CPO Physical Standards

A Physical Endurance Test will be conducted for the qualifiers of Paper 1 of SSC CPO 2024. The Physical Standards for applicants are stated below.

Male (Gen)1708085
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim1658085
Scheduled Tribes162.57782
Female (Gen)157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim155
Scheduled Tribes154

Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Exam Pattern is mentioned in the official notification. Candidates planning to prepare for the SSC CPO SI exam must refer to the detailed exam pattern of SSC CPO. From the following table, candidates can check the CPO 2024 exam pattern.

The SSC CPO Selection Process will be completed in 3 stages as follows-

  • Stage I– Written exam (Paper I/MCQ type/200 marks)
  • Stage II– Physical Endurance Test or PET, PST & Medical Test
  • Stage III– Written test (paper II/MCQ type/200 marks)

In case 2 applicants will score equal marks, this will be solved by following these methods-

  • Total marks in written exam
  • Marks in Paper II
  • Marks in Paper I
  • Who is senior according to the DOB
  • Alphabetical order in the 1st name of the applicants
  • Both papers I & II will be of MCQ type.

SSC CPO Paper I Exam Pattern

  • The examination will take place in online mode i.e. computer-based
  • The written examination comprises two papers Paper I and Paper II
  • Paper I will appear in four parts and will have 200 questions for 200 marks.
  • The duration of the Paper I exam will be 2 hours.
  • The questions paper is also set in Hindi but only parts such as Part A, B, and C of the Paper I exam.
PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
IGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning5050
IIGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness5050
IIIQuantitative Aptitude5050
IVEnglish Comprehension5050

SSC CPO PET/PST Requirements

The PET test will be conducted once the candidate finishes the PST test. SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test is different for both Males and females

Below are SSC CPO Physical Test details highlighting the different activities to be performed by the candidates.

Physical Endurance Test for Male Candidates:

  • 100 meters Race in 16 Seconds.
  • 1.6 KM Race in 6.5 Minutes
  • Long Jump- 3.65 meters in 3 chances
  • High Jump-1.2 meters in 3 chances.

Physical Endurance Test 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 Paper II Exam Pattern

  • Paper II consists of English Language & Comprehension of 200 questions for 200 marks.
  • The duration of the Paper II exam will be 2 hours.
  • There will be negative marking which means that 0.25 marks will be deducted in both the papers.
  • Both papers Paper I and Paper II will appear in the Objective Type
SubjectNo. of QsMax Marks
English Language & Comprehension200200


The Staff Selection Commission’s official notification outlines SSC CPO Syllabus, which encompasses the subjects, subjects, and segments that form the foundation of SSC CPO 2024 question paper. Every candidate needs to have a thorough understanding of SSC CPO syllabus before commencing their exam preparation.

SSC CPO Paper I Syllabus

SSC CPO Syllabus is for two written exams Paper I & Paper II. The syllabus of these two papers is different. SSC CPO Paper I consists of four subjects. Below is the Paper I Syllabus:

SSC CPO General Reasoning Syllabus

  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Syllogism
  3. Circular Seating Arrangement
  4. Linear Seating Arrangement
  5. Double Lineup
  6. Scheduling
  7. Input Output
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Directions and Distances
  10. Ordering and Ranking
  11. Data Sufficiency
  12. Coding and Decoding
  13. Code Inequalities

SSC CPO General Awareness Syllabus

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Awards and Honors
  3. Books and Authors
  4. Sports
  5. Entertainment
  6. Obituaries
  7. Important Dates
  8. Scientific Research

SSC CPO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  1. Percentage
  2. Ratio and Percentage
  3. Data Interpretation
  4. Mensuration and Geometry
  5. Quadratic Equation
  6. Interest
  7. Problems of Ages
  8. Profit and Loss
  9. Number Series
  10. Speed, Distance and Time
  11. Time and Work
  12. Number System
  13. Data Sufficiency

SSC CPO English Language Syllabus

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Grammar
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Verbal Ability
  5. Synonyms-Antonyms
  6. Active and Passive Voice
  7. Para Jumbles
  8. Fill in the Blanks
  9. Error Correction

SSC CPO Paper II Syllabus

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper II

English Language and Comprehension

  • Error Recognition
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Comprehension

SSC CPO Medical Test 2024

The candidates who qualified in the physical test will be called for the SSC CPO Medical test. SSC CPO Medical Test is done by the Medical officer of CPAF or any Medical officer/Assistant Surgeon. Candidates who are not fit for the post can appeal to the medical board within 15 days. Criteria for the Medical Test are given below:

  • Candidates must not have a knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in their eyes.
  • Candidate’s eye standards should be without glasses/lenses.
  • Candidate’s minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  • Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)

SSC CPO Best Books 2024

Candidates planning to prepare for the SSC CPO exam must refer to the best SSC CPO books to cover all aspects. From the following table, we have shared some of the most popular and recommended SSC CPO preparation books for candidates. Check these subject-wise books for in-depth preparation of the SSC CPO.

SSC CPO 2024 Best Books – Paper 1

General Intelligence & ReasoningA New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & AnalyticalB.S. Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
Reasoning For General CompetitionKD Campus
General Knowledge and General AwarenessLucent’s General KnowledgeLucent Publication
Manorama YearbookMammen Mathew
Quantitative AptitudeArihant’s Fast Track Objective ArithmeticArihant Publication
English ComprehensionQuick Learning Objective General EnglishR.S. Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren & Martin

Best Books for SSC CPO 2024 – Paper 2

English Language & ComprehensionWord Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Objective General EnglishR.S. Aggarwal
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
One Word SubstitutionKiran
A mirror of Common ErrorKiran

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Bharathi Pradeep
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Editor at Bharathi covers topics on Competitive exams, How To guides, Current exams, Current Affairs, Study Materials, etc. Follow her on social media using the links below.

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