SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - SSC releases the SSC CPO 2020 eligibility along with the official notification @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 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.
Latest - SSC will release the application form of SSC CPO on April 17, 2020.
SSC CPO is also known as 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 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.
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/ DivorcedWomen/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
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
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.
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.
The physical standards mandated by SSC is provided in the table below:
Height (in cms)
Chest (in cms)
Candidates belonging from 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 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 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.
The application form of SSC CPO 2020 will be released on April 17 in online mode and the last date to apply will be May 16. To fill the application form, candidates will have to first register, pay the application fee, upload their scanned photograph and signature. According to previous year trends, 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 August 2020.
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The minimum education qualification required is graduation.
No, candidates need to qualify graduation to apply for SSC CPO.
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).
After clearing the SSC CPO job, candidates are selected as SI and ASI in Delhi Police, CISF and CAPF.
There is no such criteria as of such, CPO only requires graduation.
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