SSC CPO Physical Eligibility: After the completion of the Paper I. i.e. written test, the physical and medical test will happen for the recruitment of SSC CPO 2018. On the basis of their performance in Paper-I, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in PET/ PST Examination. Only those candidates who qualified in PET/ PST Examination will be allowed to appear in Paper- II Examination. PET/ PST are mandatory but qualifying in nature. Ex-Servicemen are not required to undergo PET. On the basis of their performance in Paper-I+Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Medical Examination. Candidates, who are successful in Medical Examination, will be called for detailed Document Verification. Only eligible candidates will be allowed to appear in this Physical test. Check complete details on SSC CPO Physical Eligibility from here.

SSC CPO Physical Eligibility

Candidates who will qualify in the paper I and will appear for the Physical Standards Test (PST) / Physical Endurance Test (PET) / Medical Examination must ensure their eligibility before going for the test. As there are some criteria and rules for the recruitment of SSC CPO 2018. Candidates who will clear all the rounds will be intimated regarding there selection.

Physical Standards Test (PST) / Physical Endurance Test (PET) / Medical Examination

Candidates will have to qualify all these tests for the selection in SSC CPO 2018 Recruitment. All the details regarding Physical Standards Test (PST) / Physical Endurance Test (PET) / Medical Examination are given below.

Physical Standard Test (for all Posts):

Category of candidates Height
(in cms)
Chest (in cms )
Unexpanded Expanded
For male candidates only (General) 170  80 85
For 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
165 80 85
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
For Female candidates only (General) 157
For 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
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe 154

Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts):

For male candidates only

  • 100 meters race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 meters in 3 chances

For female candidates only

  • 100 meters race in 18 seconds
  • 800 meters race in 4 minutes
  • Long Jump: 2.7 meters (9 feet) in 3 chances.
  • High Jump: 0.9 meters (3 feet) in 3 chances.

Note: There shall be no minimum requirement of chest measurement for Female candidates.

Weight: Corresponding to height for all posts.

Medical standard (For all posts)

Eyesight: 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). In right-handed person, the right eye is better eye and vice versa. The standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes. They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

Finally selected candidates for the posts of Sub-Inspector and Assistant Sub-Inspector would, as part of training curriculum, have to pass seven obstacle events as mentioned below, failing which they may not be retained in the Force:

  • Jumping over the Vertical Board;
  • Holding the rope on jumping from the Board.
  • Tarzan Swing;
  • Jumping on the Horizontal Board;
  • Parallel Rope;
  • Monkey Crawl;
  • Vertical Rope.

Tattoo: It is noticed that during a medical examination, the candidates having “tattoos” in various parts of their body is appearing for the medical examination. In this regard, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its letters No.I-45020/7/2012/Pers-II dated 12.01.2017 and 30-01-2017 issued the following guidelines regarding candidates having tattoos applying for SI in Delhi Police, CAPFs and CISF examination:-

  • Content: Being a secular country, the religious sentiments of our countrymen are to be respected and thus, tattoo depicting religious symbol or figures and the name, as followed in Indian Army is to be permitted.
  • Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like an inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non-saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.
  • Size: Size must be less than 1⁄4 of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

Important points to be noted

  • Physical endurance test will not carry any marks but will be of qualifying/ elimination nature.
  • Ex-Servicemen applying for the posts are not required to undergo PET. However, all Ex-Servicemen are required to pass the written test and fulfill the physical standards prescribed for direct recruits for recruitment of Sub Inspector/ Assistant Sub-Inspector, as the case may be. They should also pass the medical standards prescribed for direct recruits.
  • The candidature of female candidates who are pregnant at the time of Physical Endurance Test will be rejected as they cannot undergo PET. No appeal/ representation will be entertained against such rejection.
  • All the candidates who qualify in Paper-II will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary. Candidates, who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days.
    The decision of Re-Medical Board/ Review Medical Board will be final and no appeal/ representation against the decision of the Re-Medical Board/ Review Medical Board will be entertained.
  • Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests.
  • For Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, above clauses on tattoo are not applicable.

Official Website: www.ssc.nic.in.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Sir mera naam sandeep h or meri hight 165cms h or m sc categry Se hu or UP se hu to kya m cpo k leye apply kr skta hu

  2. Hello sandeep makawana,
    Yes you are eligible to apply ssc cpo physical test exam. The requirement of height for ssc cpo physical test exam for SC&ST is 162.5. So,that’s why you are eligible to apply this test.BEST OF LUCK.

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