SSC CPO Selection Procedure 2020 - SSC conducts SSC CPO 2020 exam in four stages for the recruitment of applicants as Sub-Inspector in armed forces. SSC CPO 2020 selection procedure comprises written exam, PST/PET, and medical examination. According to the Staff Selection Commission CPO selection procedure 2020, candidates first need to appear for paper 1. Applicants who qualify for paper 1 of SSC CPO will be called for Physical Standard Test/ Physical Endurance Test. As per the SSC CPO selection procedure 2020, candidates will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in paper 1 and paper 2 and medical exam. SSC CPO 2020 paper 1 is scheduled to be conducted from October 28 to November 1 in online mode. The other SSC CPO exam dates will be released after paper 1. First, candidates have to meet the SSC CPO eligibility to apply then the selection process will be started. For more details about the selection procedure of SSC CPO 2020 candidates can check the article below.

SSC CPO Selection Process 2020

SSC CPO Selection Procedure 2020

  • Paper 1 (Objective)

  • Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test

  • Paper 2 (Objective)

  • Detailed Medical Examination

SSC CPO 2020 Selection Procedure - Paper 1

Candidates who successfully fill SSC CPO application form have to appear for paper 1 of SSC CPO. Paper 1 will have 200 multiple choice questions. SSC CPO paper 1 comprises four sections - General Knowledge and General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates who qualify paper 1 will be called for the next stage of SSC Central Police Organization selection process. Solve the SSC CPO sample papers to know the exam pattern. For more details candidates can check the table below.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2020 For Paper 1


Number of Questions



General Intelligence and Reasoning



2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude



English Comprehension



General Knowledge and General Awareness



SSC CPO Selection Process 2020 For PET/PST

Candidates who qualify the SSC CPO paper 1 will be called for Physical Standard Test/Physical Endurance Test. This stage in the selection procedure of SSC CPO is qualifying in nature. The performance in PST/PET will not be considered for final selection. The qualifying standards are different for male and female candidates. For more details candidates can check the table below.

SSC CPO Physical Standard Test (PST)

Category of Candidates



Height (in cm)

Chest unexpanded (in cm)

Chest expanded
(in cm)

Height (in cm)






For candidates belonging to Hill areas of

Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh,

Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley,

Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern

States and Sikkim.





Candidates belongs to reserved category





SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test (PET)




100 metre race

16 seconds

18 seconds

800 metre race


4 minutes

1.6 Kms race

6.5 minutes


Long Jump

3.65 metres in 3 chances

2.7 metres in 3 chances

High Jump

1.2 metre in 3 chances

0.9 metre in 3 chances

Shot put

4.5 metre in 3 chances


SSC CPO 2020 Selection Process - Paper 2

Qualified candidates will be called for paper 2 of SSC CPO. As per the exam pattern, SSC CPO paper 2 will be objective type with 200 questions. Candidates who clear paper 2 will be called for DME. Candidates must check the SSC CPO syllabus to prepare well for the exam. For more details, check the table given below.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern for Paper 2


Number of questions

Maximum marks


English language &




2 hours

SSC CPO Selection Process 2020 For Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

The SSC CPO detailed medical exam will be conducted on the basis of certain parameters. The exam authorities will conduct DME on the basis of eye sight, seven obstacle events, tattoo policy, etc. For more details, candidates can check below.

Eye sight

  • The minimum near vision should be N9 (worse eye) and N6 (better eye).

  • The minimum distant vision should be 6/9 (worse eye) and 6/6 (better eye).

  • All standards should be without any correction like wearing glasses or surgery of any kind to improve visual acuity.

  • In a right handed person, the right eye is better and vice versa.

Seven Obstacle Events

  • Jumping over the Vertical Board

  • Holding the rope on jumping from the Board

  • Tarzan Swing

  • Jumping on the Horizontal Board

  • Parallel Rope

  • Monkey Crawl

  • Vertical Rope

Physical Standards

  • Candidates must not have varicose vein, knock knee, flat foot, or squint in eye and they should possess high colour vision.

  • Candidates must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect.

Tattoo Policy

Content: Tattoo depicting figures or religious symbol and the name, as followed in

Indian Army is permitted.

Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of

forearm but only left forearm, dorsum of the hands or being non saluting limb or will

be allowed.

Size: It should be less than 1/4th of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

Resolution of ties in SSC CPO

In case two candidates obtain the same final score then Staff Selection Commission will opt for resolution of ties method. The tie will be resolved by applying the method given below one after another.

  • Total score in Paper-II.

  • Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.

  • Alphabetical order of the names of the candidates.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CPO Selection Process 2020

Question: How many stages are there in SSC CPO?


There are four stages in SSC CPO selection process 2020 - paper 1, PST/PET, paper 2 and DME.

Question: Are spectacles allowed in SSC CPO?


No, spectacles are not allowed in SSC CPO exam.

Question: What is the eligibility criteria for the SSC CPO 2020 exam?


Graduate candidates in any stream are eligible to apply for the SSC CPO exam.

Question: Do PET/PST affect the SSC CPO final result?


No, PET/PST is qualifying in nature. The final result of SSC CPO will be released on the basis of paper 1+paper 2 marks.

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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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