SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Check Age Limit, Qualification & Physical Standards
SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - SSC mentions the SSC CPO 2020 eligibility along in the official notification which is released ssc.nic.in. Candidates willing to apply for Staff Selection Commission CPO must meet the eligibility criteria of SSC CPO 2020. The SSC CPO eligibility 2020 includes age limit, academic qualification, age relaxations, nationality and physical standard required by a candidate to apply. According to the eligibility of SSC CPO 2020, candidates must be graduates and their age must be 20-25 years. Candidates must abide by the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria 2020, before applying for the exam. However, there is an upper age relaxation by SSC for candidates belonging to the reserved category. SSC conducts the SSC CPO 2020 exam to recruit candidates for the post of Sub-Inspectors (SIs) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASI) in CISF. In this article, candidates can check all the details related to the SSC CPO 2020 eligibility criteria, read till last.
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SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Highlights
SSC CPO is also known as the SSC SI exam, so don't confuse between the eligibility criteria of SSC SI and SSC CPO.
The age of the applicant should be between 20 to 25 years.
As per the eligibility criteria of SSC CPO 2020, the upper age relaxation of 5 years is provided for SC/ST candidates and 3 years for candidates belonging to OBC and Ex-Servicemen.
According to the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria 2020, any graduate can apply for the CPO exam.
SSC CPO exam is conducted in 4 stages, candidates qualifying one stage will be eligible to appear for the subsequent stage that follows.
Also read - SSC CPO Syllabus 2020
SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age Limit
As per the eligibility criteria of SSC CPO, candidates' age must be between 20 to 25 years. Reserved category candidates can take benefit of age relaxation. The category-wise upper age relaxation according to the SSC CPO 2020 eligibility is mentioned in the following table:
Upper age relaxation as per the SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria
Upper Age-Relaxation beyond age limit as prescribed
For Group B posts
Central Government Employees who have served for more than 3 years
Central Government Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have served for more than 3 years of regular service
10 (5+5) years.
For ASI in CISF
Central Govt. Employees who have worked for more than 3 years of regular service
Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Employees (SC/ ST) who have worked for more than 3 years of regular service
Up to 45 years of age
Candidates who belong to the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st
January 1980 to 31st December 1989.
For Group C posts
Widows/ divorced women/Women judicially separated and who
are not remarried.
Up to 35 years of age
(ii) SC/ST Widows/ Divorced Women/
Women judicially separated and who are not remarried
Up to 40 years of age
Departmental Candidates for vacancies in Delhi Police only
Departmental Candidates (General) who have worked for more than 3 years of regular service
Up to 30 years of age
OB Departmental Candidates who have worked more than 3 years of regular service
Up to 33 years of age
SC/ST Departmental Candidates who have worked for more than 3 years of regular service
Up to 35 years of age
SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Nationality
Before applying for SSC CPO 2020 candidates must check the nationality,
Candidates must be a :
(a) citizen of India,
(b) citizen of Nepal,
(c) citizen of Bhutan,
(d) Tibetan refugee arrived in India before January 1, 1962, with the intention to permanently settle
(e) Person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention to settle in India.
Candidates must have to produce the required certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Academic Qualification
According to SSC CPO 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates must graduate from a recognized university or possess a degree equivalent to graduation. Candidates in the final year of graduation can also appear for SSC CPO but they will have to provide a valid Certificate of Graduation before final recruitment. Candidates applying for SI in Delhi Police must have a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) during Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests to fulfil the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria 2020.
Note: Candidates who have applied for other posts in CAPFs will be able to appear for the exam without a driving license.
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SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Physical Standards
The physical standards mandated by SSC is provided in the table below:
Height (in cms)
Chest (in cms)
Candidates belonging to the General category
Candidates belonging to hilly areas of the North-Eastern States and Sikkim, areas like Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas
ST category candidates
Candidates belonging from General categories
Candidates belonging to hilly areas of Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Leh & Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir, North-Eastern States and Sikkim
Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe
SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Body Tattoo Policy
SSC in its 2020 notification mentioned its tattoo policy, which is mentioned below:
As per the SSC CPO 2020 Eligibility criteria, tattoos will be allowed only if -
The tattoo must depict religious symbols or figures and the name, as followed in the Indian Army, is permitted.
The location of the tattoo must be in the inner aspect of
forearm but only left forearm, it must be non-saluting limb or dorsum of the hands will be allowed.
The size of the tattoo must be less than ¼ of the Elbow or Hand or wherever the tattoo is.
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SSC CPO Application Form 2020
Candidates who satisfy the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria 2020 were able to apply from June 17 in online mode and the last date to apply was July 16. To fill the application form, candidates had to first register, pay application fee, upload scanned photograph and signature. According to previous year trends, the application fee for General and OBC candidates will be Rs. 100 whereas SC/ST and female will be exempted to pay the application fee. Candidates who successfully apply will be issued the admit card of SSC CPO in September 2020.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Check Age Limit, Qualification & Physical Standards
Question: What are the academic qualifications required for SSC CPO?
The minimum education qualification required is graduation.
Question: Can a graduate final year student apply for SSC CPO?
No, candidates need to qualify graduation to apply for SSC CPO.
Question: What is the salary of a sub-inspector?
Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs gets Rs.35,400-1,12,400/- Sub Inspector (Executive) (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police gets Rs.35,400-1,12,400/- and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police.
Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF carries a pay scale Rs.29,200-92,300 and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted).
Question: What is the SSC CPO job?
After clearing the SSC CPO job, candidates are selected as SI and ASI in Delhi Police, CISF and CAPF.
Question: Does Graduation marks matter in SSC CPO?
There is no such criteria as of such, CPO only requires graduation.
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Questions related to SSC CPO
How much time is taken for promotion of PSI of Delhi police to inspector ?
Delhi Police Sub Inspector is primarily responsible for maintaining law and order in the capital city by using all the powers, officially vested by the Govt. of India. The Sub Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police comes under Group-C post and pay band of 9300–34800 +4200 Grade pay. The first promotion from an SI to the rank of an Inspector takes about 15 years, provided an impeccable service record. The next promotion to the rank of an ACP takes about 12 years.
Dearness Allowance : 119% (currently)
House Rent Allowance
Transport Allowance : 1600 + DA
Conveyance Allowance ,CGHS semi-private (medical benefit)
deputy superintendent of police Vs CBI sub inspector ? which will be best...
Selected candidates will be recruited on a deputation basis and paid in the pay band III of Rs 15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay of Rs 5,400. Eligible candidates can download the application form as given in the recruitment advertisement of CBI.
the cbi officer ki salary pay scale is rs 9300-34800 while grade pay of rs 4200 and other allowances are available. as per the current pay scale, you will initially get a salary of around 40,000 /
How is the life of PSI of Delhi police what are the facilities provided and promotions ? After clearing SSC CPO...
Its a nice job.The main responsibility of a Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police is to maintain Law and order in Delhi.
The post carries pay scale of Level-6 (.35400-112400/-)and is classified under Group C (Non-Gazetted) as per Delhi Police.
Initially you will be getting around 35k-40k.
You will get these allowances listed below :
House Rental Allowance (HRA)
Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy
Risk/ Hardship Allowance
Special Duty Allowances
Hair Cutting Allowances
Soap Toilet Allowances
Cash Handling Allowances
Island Special Duty Allowances
I hope this helps.
Sir I have written another mobile number instead of registered mobile number in ssc mts document verification form. What should i do next.?
In SSC , when you are filling any online form , you should be extra careful as after submitting it ,edting will not be possible whatsoever. But in your case , it will not be that be an issue. However,during direct document verification ,you may inform them about the mistake and handle it. Notifications , updates or any kind of information will be sent to either your registered mobile number or email id. If you further concerned about this , you can try emailing them about this directly or contact their helpline and ask for assistance.
All the best
what will be the cutoff for Tier 1 (OBC men), SSC CPO 2020 ? Exam held in November 2020?
It is difficult to predict the cut as it depends on various factors like number of applicants appeared, difficulty level of exam, number of posts available etc. In 2019 the cut off OBC female candidates was 97.78 marks and for OBC male candidates the cut off was 91.28 marks. The expected cut off marks for the year 2020 are as follows
- OBC-Female: 95-105 marks
- OBC- Male: 90-100 marks