Overview :

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CPO Examination for Recruitment of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police & Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Assistant Sub Inspector post. The SSC conducts the examination every in end of the year.


Staff Selection Commission is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India. It was started in 1967-68 years as subroutine service selection. Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters located at New Delhi. At present it has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore.

Vacancy Details :

Post Details:

  1. Sub Inspector in Delhi Police
  2. Sub Inspector in Border Security Force (BSF)
  3. Sub- Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  4. Sub-Inspector in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  5. Sub- Inspector in Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF)
  6. Sub Inspector in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  7. Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Vacancy Details:

Name Of organization: Staff Selection Commission

Post Name: COP ASI

No of post: Various

Application Mode: Online

Official Website: www.ssc.nic.in

Eligibility Criteria :

Aspirants need to read the eligibility criteria before fill the application form if any aspirants don't fulfill the eligibility and apply the application form then the exam community will discard the form of that candidate's.

Educational Qualification: Aspirants need to have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent form Recognized Board of Education.


Age limits:

The age of applicants should be between 20 to 25 years on the age cutoff date.


Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 05 Years
OBC 03 Years
For Group ' B & C' posts Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved/General) 03 Years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 Years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 08 Years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General) Upto 40 years of Age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) Upto 43 years of Age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ ST ) Upto 45 years of Age

Nationality: A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

How to Apply :

All applications must be submitted online only. Aspirants need to read the eligibility criteria before fill the application form.Candidates can fill the application form from official website @ www.ssc.nic.in. You need to make the online registration before fill the application by valid information, Email id and password. You also need to upload the scan copy of documents so keep ready them at application fill up time.

Application Procedure:

Aspirants who are eligible those can fill the online application form official website @ www.ssc.nic.in. Candidates need to submit the form on or before the last date of application. You need to make a online restian and login then open the application form link and fill it by correct information.

Step for Fill the Online Application:

  • Visit the official website @ www.ssc.nic.in
  • Check on apply link and search the Related link and open it.
  • Read the instructions and start to fill the application form.
  • Fill all information without any mistake and upload asked documents copy.
  • Recheck it and make submission.
  • Take a copy and pay fee.

Application Fee :

Rs. 100/- Fee paid in respect of online applications through SBI Challan /Net banking and any credit and debit cards will be accepted.

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, and Scheduled .Tribes and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fee, as per rules/instructions of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.


Pay Scale:-

Post Name Pay Scale
Sub Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police Rs.9300-34800 in Pay Band 2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200
Sub-Inspector in CAPFs Rs 9300-34800 in Pay Band 2 with Grade Pay of Rs 4200
Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF Rs.5200-20200 in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/-

Exam Dates :

Events Tentative Dates
Released of Official Notification January 2017
Last Date for Registration March 2017
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Admit Card April 2017
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam May 2017
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Result June 2017
PET/ PST & Medical Exam June 2017
PET/ PST & Medical Exam Result July 2017
SSC CPO Paper-II Admit Card September 2017
SSC CPO Paper-II Exam October 2017
Final Result November 2017

Exam Pattern :

Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English. Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked on OMR Answer Sheet.


Paper-I

Subjects No of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours (Shift 1: 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon) (Shift 2: 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM)
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200  
Subjects No of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours (Shift 1: 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon) & (Shift 2: 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM)

Physical Examination:

Category Height in Cms Chest in Cms
Unexpanded Expanded
General Male 170 80 85
For candidates belonging to Hill areas 165 80 85
ST 162.5 77 82
For Female candidates only GENERAL 57 - -
For candidates belonging to Hill areas 155 - -
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 154 - -

Syllabus :

Paper -I

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non- verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other subtopics if any.


B. General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates' general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.


C. Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, 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, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, 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.


D. English Comprehension: Candidates' ability to understand Correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

Paper-II :

English Language & Comprehension :Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate's understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.


Note: Only those candidates, qualified in PET/PST and found medically fit will be allowed to appear in Paper-II.

Physical Efficiency(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 metres in 3 chances
  • High Jump : 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chances 11

For female candidates only

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

Selection Procedure :

The aspirants will get the selection by following process:

  • Written examination (Paper-I & Paper-II)
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Medical Examination Test

Tips :

Tips for preparation

  • Aspirants Can get the selection in SSC CPO recruitment by a good study of syllabus according to a better study plan.
  • Download the syllabus and Read all Topics of examination.
  • Also check the exam pattern.
  • Make a self study plan or take a help of Online Coaching of Coaching Institute.
  • Make a deep study of exam syllabus.
  • Also solve the some previous exam papers and sample paper of exam.

Important Books:

  • SSC CPO Superfast Practice Sets By Kiran Prakashan
  • Guide To SSC Sub-Inspectors In CPOs Recruitment Exam By Gate
  • SSC CPO Practice Workbook By Kiran Prakashan
  • SSC CPO Solved Papers By Kiran Prakashan
  • SSC CPO Sub-Inspectors Exam Solved Papers By Upkar Prakashan

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