SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) prescribes the eligibility criteria of SSC CPO 2019 along with the notification. SSC CPO 2019 eligibility criteria are the specifications set by the Commission regarding nationality, age, educational qualification and physical standards. As per SSC CPO eligibility criteria 2019, the age of candidates must be between 20 and 25 years. The minimum educational qualification required to be eligible for SSC CPO is graduation for all posts.
SSC CPO application form 2019 will be available on September 17, 2019 tentatively. SSC CPO exam Read below for more details on SSC CPO 2019.
On the basis of SSC CPO eligibility criteria 2019 mandated by SSC, candidates must be:
(a) citizen of India,
(b) citizen of Nepal,
(c) citizen of Bhutan,
(d) Tibetan refugee having arrived in India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
(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 of permanently settling in India.
Candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) will be provisionally admitted to SSC CPO 2019 and will be offered appointment to said post only after producing required certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Age Limit
Candidates applying for SSC CPO 2019 must be 20 to 25 years to be eligible to appear for the exam. However, candidates belonging to certain categories will be granted age relaxation in upper age limit. The category-wise age relaxation is provided in the by SSC.
Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
For Group B posts:
(i) Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date.
(ii) Central Government Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date.
10 (5+5) years
For ASI in CISF:
(i) Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date
(ii) Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31 st December 1989
Up to 40 years of age
Up to 45 years of age
For Group C posts only:
(i) Widows/ Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried
(ii) Widows/ Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST )
Up to 35 years of age
Departmental Candidates for vacancies in Delhi Police only:
(i) Departmental Candidates (Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date.
(ii) Departmental Candidates (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date
(iii) Departmental Candidates (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date.
Up to 30 years of age
Up to 33 years of age
SSC CPO 2019 Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification
Candidates appearing for SSC CPO 2019 exam must have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or possess an equivalent degree to fulfil SSC CPO eligibility criteria. Candidates appearing for final year of graduation can also appear for the exam provided they produce valid Certificate of Graduation before final recruitment.
For the candidates applying for the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police only must have valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) during Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests to fulfil SSC CPO eligibility criteria for the post. Candidates who have applied for other posts in CAPFs will be able to appear for the exam without driving license.
The physical standards mandated by the Commission as per previous year notification has been provided in the table below:
Height (in cms)
Chest (in cms)
General category candidates
Candidates from hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir, North-Eastern States and Sikkim
ST category candidates
Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe
The medical standard under eligibility criteria of SSC CPO 2019 will be prescribed by Staff Selection Commission. Candidates can check the medical standards criteria as per previous year.
Eyesight: Minimum near vision must be N6 for better eye and N9 for the worse eye. Distant vision should be minimum 6/6 for better eye and 6/9 for the worse eye. The standards must be without the aid of visual correction.
Tattoo: The following guidelines have been provided in previous year’s notification. Candidates must check the instruction below.
(i) Content: Tattoos that represent or portray religious symbol or figures and name will be eligible for the posts
(ii) Location: Tattoos should be marked on traditional sites of the body. Candidates having tattoos on non-saluting limb or dorsum of the hands will be permitted
(iii) Size: The size of the tattoo must not exceed one-fourth of the particular part of the body.
Note: The conditions stated above are not applicable for candidates who have applied for Sub Inspector in Delhi Police.
The admit card of SSC CPO will be issued online by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) The admit card will be issued to the candidates who have successfully registered. Aspirants will be able to download admit card using roll number/registration number and date of birth. SSC CPO 2019 admit card will contain information such as candidate’s details, date, time and venue of exam and exam day guidelines. Candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centre on the day of the exam without which they will not be allowed to take the test.
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