Staff Selection Commission is an organization under Government of India. SSC has its headquarters situated in New Delhi. Central Police Organization (CPO) is one of the sectors which is included in the Staff Selection commission. SSC recruits hundreds of candidates towards the Central Police services through common written examination. SSC CPO is the perfect platform for aspirants who are interested to build their career in the defense sector. In this article let us check the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria in detail.
SSC CPO Important Details
Below mentioned are few important details on the examination
|Examination||SSC CPO SI exam|
|Article category||Eligibility criteria|
|Examination Authority||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Concerned Ministry||Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India|
|Job type||Group B and Group C posts|
|Post||Sub-Inspector (SI) and Asst. Sub-Inspector (ASI)|
|Job location||Anywhere in India|
SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria
Before applying to the post of SSC CPO we need to check if we are eligible to the post. Let us check in detail the following four areas that has to be satisfied before we consider eligible to the post
- Age Limit
- Physical Qualification
The candidate must be either a
- Citizen of India
- A subject of Nepal
- A subject of Bhutan
Note: For candidates other than citizen of India and falling under the rest of categories mentioned above has to present a certificate of eligibility by Government of India.
The minimum age to apply for SSC CPO is 20 years and the maximum age is 25 years.
The following is the age relaxation provided for different categories.
|Category Code||SSC CPO Eligibility Category||SSC CPO Age Limit relaxation|
|01||SC/ ST||5 years|
|06||Ex-servicemen (ExS)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date|
|For the posts of SI and ASI in CAPFs only (Category Code-07)|
|07||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 ASI in CISF only (Category Codes-10 and 11)|
|10||For Group B posts:Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on the closing date.||General/OBC – Up to 40 Years of Age|
|11||SC/ST – up to 45 Years of Age|
|For Group ‘C’ Posts only (Category Codes-12 and 13)|
|12||Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married||General/OBC – Up to 35 years of age|
|13||SC/ST – Up to 40 years of age|
|For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police against vacancies in Delhi Police only (Category Codes – 17, 18 and 19)|
|17||Departmental Candidates who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||General – Up to 30 Years of Age|
|18||OBC – Up to 33 Years of Age|
|19||SC/ST – Up to 35 Years of Age|
The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University. Candidates applying for the post of Sub- Inspector in Delhi Police should have a valid driving license whereas driving license is not mandatory for candidates applying for all other posts under CAPFs.
SSC CPO 2020 Selection Process
The SSC CPO Exam Pattern consists of the following stages:
- Written Examination – Paper I
- Physical Standard Test / Physical Efficiency Examination (Qualifying in nature)
- Written Examination – Paper II
- Medical Examination Test
- Document Verification
- Final selection
Physical Qualification-Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts)
|Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim||165||80||85|
|Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim||155||–||–|
For male candidates only:
- 100 metre race in 16 seconds
- 6 km race in 6.5 minutes
- Long Jump: 3.65 metre in 3 chances
- High Jump: 1.2 metre in 3 chances
- Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metre in 3 chance
For female candidates only:
- 100 metre race in 18 seconds
- 800 metre race in 4 minutes
- Long Jump: 2.7 metre in 3 chances
- High Jump: 0.9 metre in 3 chances.
- There shall be no minimum requirement of chest measurement for female candidates.
- PST/ PET will not carry any marks but will be of qualifying/ elimination nature.
- Those candidates who are declared not qualified in Physical Standards, i.e. height and chest, can send an appeal to the appellate authority present on the PET/ PST ground. The decision of the appellate authority will be final.
Medical standard Eligibility (For all posts):
All the candidates who qualify in Paper-2 will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer.
The following are the eligibility criteria to clear the medical test.
- The minimum near vision should be N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye).
- The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye).
- The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes.
- The candidate should possess high colour vision.
- Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses
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