SSC CPO 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut-Off

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SSC CPO 2020: Staff Selection Commission will conduct the Open Competitive Examination to recruit applicants for the posts of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). The last date to submit the application form was 16-07-2020. According to the latest notification, the commission will conduct the SSC CPO 2020-Paper 1 exam for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) from 23rd November 2020 to 26th November 2020.

The applicants who have qualified the Paper-1 stage will be eligible to appear in Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test, Paper-II, Detailed Medical Examination, and Document Verification. Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the recruitment. You can get the complete details about SSC CPO 2020 from this article.

SSC CPO 2020

Staff Selection Commission conducts Open Competitive Examination for the recruitment for the posts for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces every year. The Commission released the application form of SSC CPO 2020 from 17th June 2020. The last date to submit the application form was on or before 16-07-2020. According to the latest notification, SSC will conduct the Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) examination from 23rd November 2020 to 26th November 2020.

The selection process for the post will be conducted in five stages such as Paper 1(Computer Based Exam), Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test, Paper-II, Detailed Medical Examination, and Document Verification. The admit card will be released before each stage of the examination on the official website. The applicants can check the result for all the four stages separately after the completion of each stage of the exam. Read this article to know the complete detail about the SSC CPO 2020.

SSC CPO 2020: Exam Dates

The applicants can check the exam dates of the SSC CPO 2020 from the table given below:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Application Form17th June 2020-16th July 2020
Admit CardTo be notified later
Paper-1 Exam (Tentative)23rd November 2020 to 26th November 2020
Paer-1 ResultTo be notified later
Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance TestTo be notified later
Official WebsiteClick here

SSC CPO 2020: Eligibility Criteria

The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the table given below:

NationalityThe applicant must be either of the following: A citizen of IndiaA subject of NepalA subject of Bhutan, and etc
AGE LimitThe age limit of the applicant should be between 20 to 25 years as on 01-01-2021
Educational QualificationThe applicants must have completed Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit:

ssc cpo age limit

SSC CPO 2020: Selection Process

The selection process for the post will be conducted in five stages that are as follow:

  • Paper-I- Computer Based Examination
  • Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test
  • Paper-II
  • Detailed Medical Examination
  • Document Verification

The candidates need to qualify the Paper 1 to be eligible to appear for the next stage. The candidates will be shortlisted for the next stage on the basis of the mark secured in Paper 1 that is Computer Based Examination, and then will appear for the next stages that is Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test, Paper-II, Detailed Medical Examination respectively. After qualifying all the four stages, the applicants need to appear and qualify the next stage that is Document Verification to be considered for the final selection.

SSC CPO 2020: Exam Pattern

Here we will discuss exam pattern of each tier in the tables given below:

Paper-I- Computer Based Examination

  • Type: Objective
  • Negative Marking: 0.25  for wrong answers
  • Duration: 2 Hours
SubjectNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
General Awareness5050
English Comprehension5050
Total200200

Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test

CategoryHeightChest
Male candidates (UR)17080-85
Candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim.16580-85
All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes162.577-82
Female candidates (UR)157
Female candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim.155
All female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes154

Physical Endurance Test:

Male Candidates:

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms 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

Female candidates:

  • 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

Paper –II:

  • Type: Objective
  • Subject: English Language & Comprehension
  • Total Questions: 200
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 for each incorrect answer
  • Duration:  2 hours

Detailed Medical Examination and Document Verification

After qualifying all the above stages, the applicants need to appear and qualify the fourth stage that is Detailed Medical Examination to be eligible to appear for Document Verification. After qualifying all the four stages, the applicants need to appear and qualify the next stage that is Document Verification to be considered for the final selection. The candidates need to carry the following documents for the document verification process:

  • Recent Passport-size Photographs
  • Valid Photo ID Proof
  • Matriculation/Secondary Certificate
  • Educational Qualification Certificate
  • Caste/Category Certificate
  • Other Relevant Documents

SSC CPO 2020: Syllabus

The applicants can check the table given below to know the syllabus for SSC CPO 2020:

SubjectSyllabus
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Discount, Interest, LCM & HCF, Averages, Set theory, Time and Distance Surds & Indices, Trigonometry, Permutations & Combinations Inequalities, Speed, Time and Work, Logarithm, Percentages, Profit & Loss Venn Diagrams, Bar Diagram, Pie Chart, Binomial Theorem and etc
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs, Static GK, World Events, Culture, General Polity, History, Science,  Business & Economy, Sports, Important Schemes, Geography,  and etc
General Intelligence and ReasoningDecision Making, Series, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Venn Diagrams, Problem Solving,  Similarities and Differences, Syllogism, Coding & Decoding, Statement-Conclusion, Analogy, and etc
English Language and Comprehension Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Sentence Structure, Jumbled Paragraphs, Sentence Completion, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms/Antonyms, Word usage Reading Comprehension, and etc

Download SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO 2020: Important Books

There is a wide variety of books available in the market, it just that the applicant need to select the right source in order to qualify this exam. Here we are sharing list of the names of the book which the applicants can consider while applying for the exam:

English Language and Comprehension

Name of the BookAuthor Name
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin

Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
Arihant’s Fast Track Objective ArithmeticArihant Publication
Advance MathsRakesh Yadav
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal ReasoningR.S Agrawal
How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
Reasoning for General CompetitionKD Campus
Analytical ReasoningM.K Pandey

General Awareness

Name of the Book/SourcesAuthor Name
Current Affairs: Hindu, Times of India, Business Today, and etc
General KnowledgeLucent’s

SSC CPO 2020:: Salary Structure

It is very important for the applicants who will be applying for the SSC CPO 2020 to know the pay scale of the post they are applying for, so they can check the pay scale from the below points:

Name of the PostLevelSalaryGroup
Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFsLevel-6Rs 35,400- Rs 1,12,400Group “B”
Sub-Inspector (Executive)- Male/FemaleLevel-6Rs 35,400- Rs 1,12,400Group “C”

SSC CPO 2020: Vacancies

The applicants can check the table given below to know the vacancies for SSC CPO 2020:

Name of the PostVacancy
Sub-Inspector (Executive)- Male91
Sub-Inspector (Executive)- Female78
Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs1395 (Male-1342, Female-53)

SSC CPO 2020: Admit Card

Staff Selection Commission will release the admit card on the official website. The applicants can download the admit card before each stage of the examination. The applicants need to carry the admit card to appear for the exam. The admit card comprises of Roll No, Candidate name, and many other important and relevant details. The admit card will not be sent via post at any stage of the examination. The admit card will be uploaded on the official website from where all the eligible applicants have to download it via their correct credentials. Candidates need to check the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

Direct Link: Download SSC CPO Admit Card

SSC CPO 2020: Result

SSC will release the SSC CPO Result on the official website. The applicants can check the result for all the four stages separately after the completion of each stage of the exam. The candidates need to check the official website to view and download the result and the scorecard for the same. They can download the result via their correct login credentials such as Roll No and other relevant details. The applicants can check the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

SSC CPO 2020: Cut off

The applicants can check the cut-off of Paper 1 of SSC CPO 2020 from the tables given below:

Female- Open Vacancies

CategoryCut-Off
UR104.12
OBC97.78
SC75.45
ST73.59
EWS91.72

Male- Open Vacancies

CategoryCut-Off
UR101.19
OBC91.28
SC70.67
ST74.54
EWS86.95
ESM40.00

Male- Departmental Candidates (Delhi Police)

CategoryCut-Off
UR101.19
OBC91.28
SC70.67
ST74.54
EWS

Male- Specialized Categories of Ex-Serviceman (Delhi Police)

CategoryCut-Off
UR91.02
OBC83.58
SC65.89
ST40.00
EWS

How to prepare for SSC CPO 2020

This article aims to provide relevant details to the eligible candidates who want to appear and qualify the SSC CPO exam. We have discussed below tips and tricks that can be a great source of guidance for the candidates who will be appearing for the exam for the first time or anyone who wants to change their strategy of the exam preparation. Read more to know the tips and tricks to crack the exam:

  • Understanding the exam pattern and syllabus carefully and precisely  can be helpful before starting the exam preparation
  • Try to cover each and every topic of all the subjects and clear their concept
  • Make a Daily Routine and follow it in a disciplined an effective manner
  • Select the important books and right study material both online and offline mode for the preparation of the exam. You can check the “Important Books” section from this article.
  • Solve previous year question paper and practice mock test to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • Mark the important questions from the notes and mock tests for the quick revision.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the SSC CPO 2020- Paper 1 be conducted?

According to the latest notification, Staff Selection Commission will conduct the SSC CPO 2020-Paper 1 exam for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) from 23rd November 2020 to 26th November 2020. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

What is the selection process of SSC CPO 2020?

The selection process for the post will be conducted in five stages such as Paper 1(Computer Based Exam), Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test, Paper-II, Detailed Medical Examination, and Document Verification.

When will admit card for the SSC CPO 2020- Paper 1 be released?

The admit card will be released a few days before the commencement of exam on the official website. All the interested and eligible applicants have to download it via their correct credentials. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

Is there any negative marking in the exam of SSC CPO 2020- Paper 1?

Yes, there is negative marking for incorrect answers.

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