SSC CPO 2020 - SSC will conduct SSC CPO exam 2020 on September 28 to October 01, 2020 in online mode. The application form of SSC CPO 2020 will be released on April 17 in online mode The last date to fill the application form will be May 05. Candidates who successfully apply for the SSC CPO 2020 exam will be issued the admit card in online mode. SSC CPO exam is conducted in 4 stages - Paper 1, Physical Endurance Test (PET) (For all posts), Paper 2 and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CPO recruitment 2020 exam to recruit candidates to the post of Sub Inspector and Assistant Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs, BSF, CISF, ITBP and Shasatra Seema Bal. It is mandatory for all the candidates to check the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the SSC CPO notification before applying. As per data from previous year SSC CPO exam, it was estimated that 8,20,683 candidates registered for the exam while out of them around 2 lakhs candidates appeared in the exam. In this article, candidates can check out all the important information related to the SSC CPO 2020 exam.

SSC CPO 2020

SSC CPO 2020 – Overview

Exam Name

Staff Selection Commission Central Police organisation (SSC CPO)

Short name

SSC CPO also known as SSC SI (Sub Inspector)

Conducting body

Staff Selection Commission

Official website

Mode of exam

Online and offline



Stages of SSC CPO exam

1. Paper 1


3. Paper 2

4. Medical test

SSC CPO 2020 Important Dates

In the following table candidates can check the exam dates of SSC CPO 2020, so that they don’t miss on any major event.

Important Dates of SSC CPO 2020


SSC CPO 2019

SSC CPO 2020

Application Form Release

September 2019

April 17, 2020

Last date to apply

October 2019

May 16, 2020

Admit card release date

December 2019


Exam of SSC CPO Paper 1

December 11 - 13, 2019

September 28 to October 01, 2020

Declaration of result of Paper 1

February 14, 2020


Exam Date of SSC CPO Paper 2


March 01, 2021

Declaration of Result of Paper 2



SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the SSC CPO exam. The minimum academic qualification required is graduation while the age limit must be 20-25 years. Both male and female candidates can apply for the SSC SI CPO exam, although the physical standards differ for both.

SSC CPO Application Form 2020

SSC will release the application form of SSC CPO 2020 on April 17. The application form will be released in online mode Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria of SSC Sub Inspector Exam can apply till May 16.

Steps to apply for SSC CPO 2020 Application Form

  • Click on ‘One Time Registration’ and fill all details that are asked.

  • Click on ‘Apply’

  • Choose up to 3 nearest exam centres and fill the details mentioned Sign declaration and click on ‘I agree’

  • Cross-check all details

  • Click on ‘Submit’ and pay online application fee

  • Print a copy of registration form to be used for future reference

SSC CPO 2020 Selection Process

SSC conducts the CPO 2020 in four stages - Paper 1 (Computer-based examination), PET/ PST, Paper 2 (Computer-based examination) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). In order to qualify each stage of the exam candidates to need to secure the minimum cut off marks as prescribed by SSC.

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Pattern

  • SSC CPO 2020 Exam is conducted in 4 stages.

  • Paper 1, Paper 2, PST/PET and Detailed Medical Examination.

  • Paper 1 and 2 will be conducted in CBE and will be objective type.

  • It will be held in Hindi and English.

  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25.

SSC CPO 2020 Syllabus

On the other hand, SSC prescribes CPO 2020 syllabus in its notification. SSC CPO 2020 syllabus contains all the subjects and topics that the candidate needs to cover in order to qualify the exam. The question paper of SSC CGL will be based on the syllabus. Candidates should be aware of the complete SSC CPO syllabus so that they can score better marks and qualify all the stages of the exam. The syllabus for SSC is mentioned in the following table.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2020



Paper 1

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Venn Diagrams, Decoding and Classification, Word Building, Numerical Operations, Critical thinking, Emotional and Social Intelligence, Semantics, Number and Figures, Problem Solving

General Knowledge and General Awareness

Culture, History, Geography, Economics, Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, and Current affairs related events

Quantitative Aptitude

Square roots, Averages, Interest, Time and distance, Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Basic Algebraic Identities, Linear Equations, Triangle, Histogram, Frequency polygons, Bar diagram and Pie chart Circle, Tangents, Angles, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Degree and Radian Measures, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Sphere, Hemispheres, Trigonometric Ratio, Standard Identities,

English Comprehension

Reading comprehension and writing ability, Proficiency in English Language

Paper 2

English Language and Comprehension

Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idioms, Comprehension, Sentence Structure, Synonyms and Antonyms, Error recognition, Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar,

SSC CPO 2020 Admit Card

SSC CPO admit card 2020 will be released in online mode one week before each stage of the exam. Candidates will have to use their credentials to login into the website and download the admit card/hall ticket of SSC CPO 2020.

Candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to download admit card for SSC CPO 2020:

  • Visit the official website -

  • Click on SSC CPO 2020 Admit card

  • A new login will appear

  • Enter the SSC CPO login credentials

  • Click on submit button

  • Download admit card, take the printout and save it for future reference

SSC CPO 2020 Question Papers

SSC will release the answer key along with the question paper of CPO 2020 in online mode. The SSC CPO answer key 2020 will be published in PDF format. SSC will release the answer key for SSC CPO 2020 for Paper 1 and 2 only. First SSC will release the provisional answer key where candidates will have to challenge the wrong questions to pay Rs.100 for each objection. After candidates submit the response, SSC will scrutinize the objections and will release the final answer key.

How to Prepare for SSC CPO 2020

To prepare for SSC CPO first candidates need to be acquainted with the exam pattern and the syllabus of SSC CPO. Check the previous year question papers to check the paper pattern of last few years. By solving the questions papers candidates will increase their problem-solving abilities and improve their time-management skills. Candidates should refer to the best books to prepare for SSC CPO to prepare well for the exam.

Also read: SSC CPO Sample Papers

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Centres

SSC conducts the CPO exam across various exam centres in India. While filling the application form candidates will have to choose 3 exam centres as per their preference. In the following table, candidates can check the exam centres for SSC CPO:

Name of exam centres of SSC CPO 2020




























SSC CPO Results 2020

SSC releases the result of SSC CPO separately for all stages. SSC CPO result 2019 for paper 1 will be released online in PDF format and will comprise of roll number of candidates selected for the PST/PET stage. SSC will prepare the final result after Detailed Medical Examination (DME) is conducted, while preparing the final result the aggregate score of SSC CPO Paper 1 and 2 will be taken into consideration. However, it is mandatory to qualify PET/ PST and medical exam for being selected for the recruitment of SSC CPO 2020.

SSC CPO Cut off 2020

SSC determines the CPO cut off for each stage of the exam. In order to qualify each stage of the exam, candidates need to score the minimum cut off marks and get shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process. SSC will prepare CPO cut off for four stages – Paper 1, PET/ PST, Paper 2 and final cut off after conducting the DME. The final cutoff will be determined based on the total marks scored by candidates in Paper 1 as well as Paper 2. Candidates can check previous year SSC CPO 2020 cut off for paper 1 in the table mentioned below:

SSC CPO 2019 - Paper 1 Cut Off


Cutoff for female candidates

Cutoff for male candidates













The final SSC CPO 2017 cut off for the previous year is mentioned in the table below:

SSC CPO 2017 – Final Cut off for Paper 1 and 2 (Aggregate)


Cutoff for female candidates

Cutoff for male














Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CPO 2020

Question: What is the date of the SSC CPO exam for Paper 1?


The paper 1 is scheduled to be conducted from September 28 to October 01, 2020.

Question: What is the application fee of SSC CPO 2020?


Going by the previous year trends the application fee is expected to be Rs. 100/-

Question: How many vacancies are released through SSC CPO?


The vacancies are approximately 1600.

Question: What is the job of SSC CPO?


The job after qualifying CPO is of Sub Inspector.

Question: Is there an interview round in SSC CPO?


No, there is no interview round but the second round is PST/PET so there the invigilators might ask you some questions, although the chances are very low as this is just a physical tes

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Questions related to SSC CPO

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hello! i have filled the form of ssc in 2018 nd i filled my father name as per adhaar card but later i saw it should by filled as same as matriculation. now, i have an exam of SSC CPO 2019. is there any difficulty or problem at the time of document verification? pls help...

Parvathi Ramachandran 7th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

At the time of document verification , you may explain to them what actually happened. The reason for name difference in Aadhar and Matriculation. If you are able to provide right reason and convince them , I think this issue will not be a problem . Pls justify yourself with reasonable clarifications, and you may say that if needed you can provide them gazetted  officer authorization letter proving both the names are of same person some . Definitely they will accept it and allow you for next levels. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask .

Wish You Good Luck !

Thank You !!


i got 42% marks in my graduation. which types of exam i am eligible with graduation degree. And please suggest me where i need to move banking or ssc?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 21st Sep, 2019

With your graduation degree, you're eligible for not only banking and ssc cgl, but even upsc cse, since all these don't ask for any specific aggregate.

Now, coming to which exam, that entirely depends on you, SSC and Banking, both are quite different. SSC conducts its recruitment in four stages, and it does take a larger amount of time compared to bank exam results. Moreover, the pattern too is different, yes there're similarities in terms of few subject, but in SSC there's always a possibility of repeating of previous year questions, hence solving pyq in ssc becomes handy, while banking exam is all about speed and precision.
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