SSC CPO (SI/ASI) 2020: Staff Selection Commission has revised the dates of SSC CPO (SI/ASI) 2020 paper I exam. Now the exam is tentatively scheduled to be held between November 23 to 26, 2020. Earlier, SSC uploaded SSC CPO 2020 notification online. The selection process for recruitment SSC SI ASI Recruitment 2020 is through Paper-1, PET/PST test, Paper-2, Medical Examination, and Document Verification. Paper-1 and Paper-2 consist of 200 questions of 1 mark each to be solved in 2 hours. Paper-1 is divided into 4 sections of 50 marks each. To know more about SSC CPO (SI/ASI) 2020 read the article till the end.
Latest: SSC CPO 2020 paper 1 dates have been revised. Check Below.
SSC CPO (SI/ASI) 2020
The vacancies for SSC CPO (SI/ASI) 2020 has been notified to the candidates on the official website. The candidates have to tell their preference of post at the time of document verification. The preference given by the candidates can not be changed afterwards. Below is the matrix for important dates related to SSC CPO (SI/ASI) 2020:
|SSC CPO 2020||SSC CPO 2020||SSC CPO 2019|
|Start Date of Application form||17 June 2020||17 Sep 2019|
|End date of Application Form||16 July 2020||16 Oct 2019|
|Last Date of Paying online Application Fee||18 July 2020||18 Oct 2019|
|Last date of payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)||22 July 2020||19 Oct 2019|
|Release Date of Admit Card for Paper-1||To be announced||3-7 days before the Exam date|
|Exam date (Paper 1 and Paper 2)||Paper 1 – 23 Nov – 26 Nov 2020|
Paper 2 – 01 Mar 2021
|Paper 1 –09 – 13 & 30 Dec 2019|
PET/PST – To be announced
Paper 2 – To be announced
|Answer key||To be announced||Paper-1: 03 Jan 2020|
Paper 2: To be announced
|Result||To be announced||Paper-1: 14 Feb 2020|
PET/PST – To be announced
Paper 2 – To be announced
|Date of Medical Examination||To be announced||To be Announced|
SSC CPO 2020 Notification
Staff Selection Commission has released a detailed notification for CPO (SI/ASI). In this notification every important information for SSC CPO exam is available. Refer to the image below to get more information.
Application Form for SSC CPO 2020
The application form for the SSC CPO 2020 exam is filled online only. But, the application fee can be filled in online as well as offline mode. The application fee for submitting SSC Central Police Organization form is Rs. 100. The candidates from the category of SC, ST and ESM are exempted from paying the application fee. Candidates must have their mobile no. and mail ID while filling their application form. The documents to be uploaded in the application form is scanned JPEG file of passport size photo and signature.
The passport size photo uploaded on the application form should be taken to the exam centre along with the admit card. The application fee can be paid offline through SBI challan from any branch of SBI bank.
Mode of Payment: Below is the mode of payment through which candidates can pay the application fee.
- Net Banking
- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- SBI Challan
Eligibility Criteria for SSC CPO 2020
Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the SSC CPO 2020 from below. If the candidates do not fulfil the eligibility criteria for the post, then they are debarred from the selection process:
Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India to apply for SSC CPO. If a candidate is a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan, then he must have the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit: between 20 to 25 years of age as on January 01, 2021.
Age Relaxation: Below is the age relaxation as per the category:
|ESM||Military service rendered + 3 years|
|For SI and ASI in CAPFs only (Category Code-07):|
Candidates who domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the
period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.
|For ASI in CISF only (Cat. Code- 10 & 11):|
(i) Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General) with continuous service
rendered not less than 3 years regular
|Upto 40 years of age|
|(ii) Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) with continuous service|
rendered not less than 3 years regular
|Upto 45 Years of Age|
|For Group ‘C’ Posts only (Category Codes-12 and 13):|
(i) Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from
their husbands and who are not re-married. (General)
|Upto 35 Years of Age|
|(ii) Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from|
their husbands and who are not re-married. (SC/ST)
|Upto 40 Years of Age|
|For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police against vacancies in |
Delhi Police only (Category Codes-17, 18 and 19):
(i) Departmental Candidates (Unreserved) with service not less than 3 years
|Upto 30 Years of Age|
|(ii) Departmental Candidates (OBC) with service rendered not less than 3 years||Upto 33 Years of Age|
|(iii) Departmental Candidates (SC/ST) with service at least 3 years||Upto 35 years of Age|
Education Qualification: The candidate must have at least graduation qualification or equivalent qualification in any stream from a recognized university.
Additional Qualification For Sub-Inspector Delhi Police: The male candidates must have a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests.
SSC CPO Admit Card 2020
The admit card for all the stages of SSC CPO releases separately on the official website of each region of SSC. Candidates need their login details to download SSC CPO admit card. Aspirants must carry 2 passport size coloured photo and photo ID proof with the admit card to the exam centre. It is released within 3-7 days before the exam date. No, admit card is sent to the candidate’s address through post or mail.
The candidates are not allowed to the exam centre if they do not bear the admit card. No late reporting candidates are allowed inside the exam hall. They must read the instructions given in the admit card for conduct in the exam centre.
SSC CPO 2020 Exam Pattern
Below is the exam pattern for both the exam is given that candidates can refer while preparing for the exam.
Mode of Exam: Online Computer Based Test
Language: English and Hindi
Duration: 2 hours
No. of Question: 200 questions
Type of Questions: Objective Type Questions only
Marking Scheme: For every right answer the candidate is given 1 mark each and for every wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted.
|Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||50||50|
|General Knowledge and General Awareness||50||50|
|Section||No. of Question||Total Marks|
|English language & Comprehension||200||200|
SSC CPO 2020 Syllabus
Below is the syllabus that candidates can refer while preparing for Paper-1 and Paper-2 exams:
(i) General Intelligence and Reasoning:
- Similarities and differences
- Space visualization
- Spatial orientation
- Decision making,
- Visual memory,
- Relationship concepts,
- Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification,
- Arithmetic number series,
- Non-verbal series,
- Coding and decoding,
- Statement conclusion,
- Syllogistic reasoning
(ii) General Knowledge and General Awareness: The questions in this section aim at analysing the candidate’s knowledge of general awareness and current affairs. Below are the topics of current affairs that will be covered in this section:
- India and its neighbouring countries
- Economic Scene,
- General Polity,
- Indian Constitution,
- scientific Research
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude:
- Whole numbers,
- fractions and
- relationships between numbers,
- Ratio and Proportion,
- Square roots,
- Profit & Loss,
- Partnership Business,
- Mixture and Allegation,
- Time and distance,
- Time & work,
- Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds,
- Graphs of Linear Equations,
- Triangle and its various kinds of centres,
- Congruence and similarity of triangles,
- Circle and its chords,
- Angles subtended by chords of a circle,
- Common tangents to two or more circles,
- 10 Regular Polygons, (Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, )
- Trigonometric ratio, Degree and
- Radian Measures,
- Standard Identities, Complementary angles,
- Heights and
- Distances, Histogram,
- Frequency polygon,
- Bar diagram & Pie chart.
(iv) English Comprehension: This section checks the candidate’s ability and command in the English Language through reading comprehensions and writing ability.
Paper-2: (English Language and Comprehension) The 200 questions exam consists of following types of questions:
- error recognition,
- filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc),
- Sentence Completion,
- Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words,
- comprehension etc.
SSC CPO 2020 Exam Centre
The full address of the exam centre allotted to the candidates is communicated to the candidate on the official website through notification. Below is the proposed region in which the exam centres are selected:
|Andaman Nicobar islands||Jharkhand|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Chattisgarh|
|Daman and diu||Haryana|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Punjab|
SSC CPO Cut-off 2020
The cut-off for Paper-1 and Paper-2 is pre-decided by the commission. The candidates must clear the cut-off score to qualify the exam:
SSC CPO Selection Procedure 2020
Below is the selection procedure for SSC CPO 2020 recruitment:
- Paper-1: The first step in the selection procedure of SSC CPO is the Paper-1. This paper consists of 200 questions divided into 4 sections of 50 marks each. Every question consists of 1 mark. There is also a negative marking of 0.25 marks. The candidates must clear the cut off marks to qualify the paper.
- PET/PST: The candidates who qualify Paper-1 appears for the physical tests. The physical tests consist of measurement of height weight and chest. The candidates must clear the standards set by the commission to clear the PET/PST test.
- Paper-2: The applicants who qualify the PET/PST exam appear for the Paper-2. This consist of 200 questions from one section of the English language. The candidates must clear the cut-off to qualify this stage. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer attempted.
- Medical Exam: The candidates who clear the second paper are called for the detailed medical exam. The detailed medical examination consists of various mental and physical wellness aspects in it.
- Document Verification: The candidates who qualify the medical examination is called for documents verification. The qualifications of the candidates are cross-verified in this verification round. After this round, the final selection list of recruited candidates is released.
SSC CPO Physical Tests
The candidates must clear the following criteria to qualify the SSC CPO Physical Test:
I. Physical Standard Test:
|Categories||Height (in cm)||Chest (in cm)|
|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|
|Females of 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||–|
Chest Expansion: The chest expansion must be 5 cm above the normal measurement of the chest.
II. Physical Endurance Test:
|Criteria||Male Candidates||Female Candidates|
|Short Race||100 mtrs in 16 seconds||100 mtrs in 18 seconds|
|Long Race||1.6 Km in 6.5 minutes||800 mtrs in 4 minutes|
|Long Jump||3.65 mtrs in 3 chances||2.7 mtrs in 3 chances|
|High Jump||1.2 mtrs in 3 chances||0.9 mtrs in 3 chances|
|Shot Put||(16 lbs) 4.5 mtrs in 3 chances||–|
SSC CPO Pay Scale 2020
Below is the pay scale decided by the Government for the posts notified by SSC:
(i) Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs: The post of Sub-inspector has a pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “B” (Non-Gazetted), Non-Ministerial.
(ii) Sub Inspector (Executive) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police: The pay scale for this post has been notified as Level-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police.
(iii) Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF: The pay scale of this post is notified to be of Level-5 Rs.29,200-92,300) and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted).
SSC CPO Vacancies 2020
The vacancies for SSC CPO 2020 is decided by the commission in the duration of the selection process. The vacancies are notified to the candidates through the official website. The candidates have to go to the “Tentative Vacancies” button under the “candidate’s corner” on the official website which is ssc.nic.in. The vacancy notification has detailed division of the vacancies and the reservation criteria as well.
Click here to check the tentative vacancies of SSC CPO 2019.
SSC CPO Answer Key 2020
After the exam, the commission releases SSC CPO answer key for every exam in the login section. The official answer key becomes the basis for evaluating the response sheets of the candidates who appeared in the exam. Candidates can also use the answer key to evaluate the marks that can be scored by him/her. For every right answer, the candidate must give 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted from the total marks.
The candidates can also object the official answer key by paying 100 rs. per question objected. A final answer key is prepared after considering the objection on the proposed answer key. The changes in the answer apply to every candidate equally. No intimation for acceptance or rejection of a candidate’s objection is sent to the candidate. The question paper and the response sheet is also available on the same login page only.
SSC CPO Result 2020
The result for every stage of the recruitment process of SSC SI ASI Recruitment is released separately on the official website. Candidates do not need to login to check their result. The result releases in a PDF file only. The candidates who appear in the exam have to score marks more than the minimum cut-off marks decided by the commission to qualify the computer-based test.
The candidates appearing in the PET/PST test must qualify the standards set by the commission. The result for Paper-1 is qualifying as it allows aspirants for appearing in the next process. After the document verification round, the final merit is prepared by SSC for all the candidates who have been recruited for a post.
Official Website: ssc.nic.in
SSC CPO 2020 FAQs
Q1: I wish to apply for Sub-Inspector in CAPF. Can you tell me the pay scale for this post?
Ans : The candidates who qualify the exam for the SI in CAPFs will have pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-).
Q2: Is the post notified by the SSC for SI and ASI equivalent to the gazetted officer?
Ans : No, the post of SI/ASI notified by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is classified as Group “C” or Group “B” Non-Gazetted post.
Q3: How much should be the chest expansion in the physical eligibility test of the selection procedure?
Ans : Candidates need the login details as asked in the regional login section for downloading the admit card. The admit card will be available on the region-wise website of SSC.
Q4: What details do I need to download the admit card for the exam?
Ans : You will need the login details as asked in the regional login section for downloading the admit card. The admit card will be available in the region-wise website of SSC.
Q5: I wish to fill the application form for the SSC SI/ASI post. What education qualifications should I have to apply for the post?
Ans: The candidates must have graduation certificate for the educational qualification to apply for this post.
Q6: What is the age limit if I wish to apply for the SSC CPO 2019 exam?
Ans : The Candidate’s age must be between the slab of 20 to 25 years as on January 01, 2021.
Q7: What is the application fee for filling the application form?
Ans : The application fee for the registration form is Rs. 100. The candidates who do not fill the application fee, such application form will be rejected by the commission.