SSC CPO 2023: Latest News, Dates, Syllabus & Results

November 29, 2023

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SSC Central Police Organization (CPO Full form) or SSC CPO is a national-level exam conducted annually by SSC. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts this exam to recruit applicants for the position of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces. The exam is conducted to recruit for positions in several police organizations such as the BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, and SSB. The CPO exams are administered by the SSC, which is one of the government organizations for which the SSC conducts the recruitment exam.

Latest News:

  • Graduate applicants who wish to be considered for the Sub Inspector position must show up for SSC CPO Paper 2, which is set for December 22, 2023.
  • 10th October 2023 – SSC CPO Objection Window is now over.
  • On July 22, 2023, the official website published the SSC CPO 2023 Exam Notification in its entirety. Last date to apply for the exam is 15th August 2023.
  • SSC CPO Paper 1 to be conducted between 3rd October to 6th October.
  • SSC CPO paper 2 to be conducted on 22nd December 2023.

The open competitive SSC CPO Exam will be conducted to fill positions for:

  • Sub Inspector in Delhi Police
  • Central Armed Police Forces (CRPF)

On 22nd July 2023, SSC published the recruiting announcement for the SSC CPO test on the official website. The deadline to submit the online applications will be 15th August 2023. The notification contains all the necessary information regarding the Central Police Organisation exam, including the opening, requirements, dates, format, and syllabus.

SSC CPO Notification 2023

As per the official notification released, SSC CPO Paper will take place on October 2023. The SSC CPO 2023 Notification has been made public and includes comprehensive information regarding the exam . The notice by SSC for the CPO exam states that the recruitment will be conducted for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces.


SSC CPO Exam Summary

OrganizationStaff Selection Commission
Post NameSub Inspector in Delhi Police
Central Armed Police Forces (CRPF)
Vacancy1876 (approx.)
Exam DatePaper 1 – 3rd October 2023 – 6th October 2023
Paper 2 – 22nd December 2023
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Recruitment Process· Paper-I
· Physical Standard Test (PST)/Physical Endurance Test (PET)
· Paper-II
· Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
Education QualificationBachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university
Age Limit20 to 25 years
SalaryINR 35400 – INR 112400

SSC CPO Exam Date 2023

The recruitment board has announced the exam dates for SSC CPO Examination 2023. Candidates are advised to check the official website regularly for frequent updates.

Important eventsDate
SSC CPO Notification 202322nd July 2023
Registration Start22nd July 2023
Registration Ends15th August 2023
Fee Payment Ends (Online & Offline)17th August 2023
SSC CPO Admit Card release15th September 2023
SSC CPO Exam DatePaper 1 – 3rd October 2023 to 6th October
Paper 2 – 22nd December 2023
SSC CPO Answer Key7th October 2023
SSC CPO ResultPaper 1 – 25th October 2023
Paper 2 – TBD

SSC CPO Vacancy 2023

The official announcement for SSC CPO openings 2023 has been released. The openings are released separately in the case of distinct postings and categories. Candidates must look at the vacancy table below for a brief of available seats under each category.

Sub Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police- Male
Ex-Servicemen (Special Category)020103
Departmental Candidates040301020111
Sub Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police- Female
Sub Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
BSF (Male)431129160810711311
BSF (Female)0201020106
CISF (Male)23156153854256763063
CISF (Female)260617090563
CRPF (Male)319792131185978881882
CRPF (Female)120308050230
ITBP (Male)2110130703546306
ITBP (Female)0402020109
SSB (Male)3809251102859009
Total (Male)65216543323711416011714171
Total (Female)4412311907113

The Commission chooses candidates by the openings indicated by the relevant User Departments / Offices for various roles. The Commission cannot control the number of openings in any User Department or Office. The total number of vacancies released for Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police is 109, and Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs is 1714.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility standards must be met by the candidates. There are various exceptions for some categories. Aspirants who meet the following eligibility requirements and are willing to appear for the exam must review the SSC CPO Syllabus and begin studying.

SSC CPO Age Limit

As of 01st January 2021, candidates must be between 20 and 25 years of age. They must have been born between 01st February 1997 and 01st January 2002.

SSC CPO Relaxation in Age Limit

CategoryRelaxation in Age Limit
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-Servicemen3 years after military service has been deducted from the actual age on the closing date.
For the position of SI in Delhi Police
Widows, divorced women, and women who have been legally separated from their husbands but have not remarriedUp to 35 years of age
Widows, divorced women, and women who have been legally separated from their husbands but have not remarried (SC/ ST)Up to 40 years of age
For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police
Unreserved departmental applicants who have served for at least 3 years in a regular and continuous capacity as of the closing dateUp to 30 years of age
Applicants who fall under OBC category and have served in the department for at least three years in a regular and continuous manner as on the closing date.Up to 33 years of age
Departmental candidates (SC/ ST) with at least three years of regular and consistent service as of the closing dateUp to 35 years of age


Candidates must have any of the below educational qualification to apply for the exam:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university recognized by the UGC is required. Graduation can be from any field of study.
  • Candidates in their last year of a Bachelor’s degree are also qualified to take this exam, as long as they are able to produce the result as and when required during the recruitment process.

Nationality / Citizenship

The criteria for nationality must be adhered by the applicants. A candidate can be any of the following:

  • an Indian citizen, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan.

SSC CPO Application Process

Application Fees

The last date to make the fee payment for SSC CPO 2022-23 exam for both online and offline method was 15th August 2023 till 11:00 pm. Women candidates, candidates from Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Ex-servicemen (ESM) are exempt from paying the application fee. Candidates can pay the cost in two ways:

  • Via credit card, debit card, or net banking (Online)
  • SBI Challan (Offline)
CategoriesFees (in INR)
General/ Unreserved100
Women candidates/ SC/ ST/ ESMExempted

Application Steps

The following are the steps to be followed when applying for the SSC CPO 2023 exam:

  • Candidates must go to the official website and click on the ‘Apply’ option to fill out the application form for the SSC CPO 2023 test.
  • Candidates must first click the CAPF tab, then the ‘Click Here to Apply’ link in a new window that appears.
  • After clicking the aforementioned link, a new window will open in which you must click the ‘Register’ link to access the registration form. Fill in the blanks and press ‘enter.’ If the candidates have already registered, click “log in” to access the application form and download it.
  • Candidates will receive an email with a registration number and password after completing the registration process.
  • Candidates must log in with their registration number and password and complete the application form by providing the needed information.
  • Pay the application cost to complete the final stage, either online or through offline mode.
  • Download the form for future references.

SSC CPO Admit Card

SSC CPO admit card 2022-23 for paper 2 is now available for download from 18th April 2023 onwards. Admit cards have always been significant as they serve as identification proof and also individually identify candidates, therefore carrying them to the examination hall is essential.

Separate Admission Cards are released by SSC for Paper I and Paper II. The admit card for paper I was issued on 30th October 2022 and the admit card for Paper II is now available for download. The candidates must download the admission card from the website of conducting body.

The steps below will help the candidate to download the SSC CPO admit card easily.

  • Candidates should go to the official website and click on the “Admit Card” option.
  • When the candidates click on the admission card link, a new window will appear, with a list of all regional website connections. Now, they must select the region to which they belong (e.g., Eastern Region) and then click on the appropriate link. It will resemble the example below.
  • After clicking on that link, the candidate will be taken to the regional website, where they can download the SSC CPO 2023 Admit Card for the exam that is currently open.
  • The candidate must select “Download e-Admit Card” from the drop-down menu. Then they will be directed to a new page where they must provide their Roll number/Registration number as well as their Date of Birth as a password. The candidate must then select the “Search Status” option.
  • If the candidate does not have access to their Registration number, they can submit their Father’s or Guardian’s name as well as their Date of Birth.
  • On the computer screen, the SSC CPO Admit Card for Paper I/ Paper II will appear. Candidates must print their Admit Card after downloading it.

The fact that so many students prepare for the exam, download the admit card, and attend the exam demonstrates how essential this exam is. Candidates may notice mistakes on their admit cards, in which case they should inform the appropriate authorities / conducting body as soon as possible. They can reach out to them at 011 – 24368630 or register a complain in the official website.

Admit Card Details

Once you’ve downloaded the hall ticket, you must go through the information on it. It’s crucial to double-check that all of the details are correct. The SSC CPO admission card contains the following vital information:

  • Candidate’s Roll number
  • Date of Exam
  • Ticket number of Admit Card
  • Time to report
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Category of Candidate
  • Candidate’s Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Candidate’s Postal Address
  • Location of exam
  • Exam Pattern
  • Exam Day Protocols

While downloading the SSC CPO Admit card, aspirants should be aware of a few basic points, as these will help to eliminate any confusion among the candidates. To download the Admit Card, candidates must have a stable internet connection or one that is fast enough. Check the detail twice before downloading the Admit card.

Exam Centre Details

Three exam centers are available for candidates to select as their preferred locations. Because they cannot change their location after they have chosen it, they must be careful while selecting the exam centers. Additionally, the commission has the authority to change the exam location and assign a new location to the candidates in advance of the examination.

The following is a list of test locations for SSC CPO 2023 Recruitment:

Region and States/ UTsExam Centres with Centre CodeAddress of the Regional Offices and their websites
Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar PradeshBhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206), Purnea (3209), Agra (3001), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi (3013).Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil Lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001.
Eastern Region (ER) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West BengalPort Blair (4802), Ranchi (4205), Bhubaneswar (4604), Kolkata (4410).Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO Building, (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020
Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and KeralaBelagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thiruvananthapuram (9211).Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034
Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya PradeshBhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205).Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, 5th Floor, Investment Building, LIC Campus-2, Pandri, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492004
North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Churachandpur (5502), Imphal (5501), Shillong (5401), Aizwal (5701), Tezpur (5112), Kohima (5302), Agartala (5601).Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola- Basistha Road, P.O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam- 781006
Northern Region (NR) Delhi, Rajasthan and UttarakhandDehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Roorkee (2006), Delhi NCR (2201), Ajmer (2401), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Udaipur (2409), Sikar (2411)Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
North Western Sub- Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and PunjabChandigarh (1601), Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Samba (1010), Srinagar (J&K) (1007), Leh (1005), Amritsar (1404), Jalandhar (1402),.Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh- 160009
Southern Region (SR) Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and TelanganaChirala (8011), Cuddapah (8013), Guntur (8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool (8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vizianagaram (8012), Vijayawada (8008), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Puducherry (8401), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Krishnagiri (8209), Madurai (8204), Salem (8205), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad (8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal (8603)Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006
Western Region (WR) Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and MaharashtraPanaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Vadodara (7002), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Pune (7208)Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan, 101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

SSC CPO exam pattern describes the scheme of the examination. The exam will consist of Paper I, Physical Test (PST & PET), Paper-II, and a Medical Test. These are the 4 phases of the SSC CPO 2023 selection process. The complete exam pattern for SSC CPO Paper 1 & 2 may be found in the chart below.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Paper I & II

PaperSubjectsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Paper 1Quantitative Aptitude50502 Hours
General Intelligence & Reasoning5050
General Knowledge & General Awareness5050
English Comprehension5050
Paper 2English language & Comprehension2002002 Hours

Important Note:

  • There will be objective multiple-choice questions in both the papers.
  • For each answer which is wrong, a negative marking of 0.25 will be done in both Paper 1 & 2.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Physical Standard Test (PST)

Every candidate who passes the Paper-I exam is required to take this test. As given in the chart below, such qualified candidates will be invited to take a PST to determine their eligibility.

CategoryHeightChest (in cm)
Male applicants, with the exception of those named in S. Nos. (ii) and (iii) (iii)1708085
Male candidates from the Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh hill regions, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim are eligible to apply1658085
Male (ST)162.57782
Female candidates, with the exception of those mentioned at S No (v) and (vi)157NANA
Female candidates from the Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh hill regions, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim are eligible to apply.155NANA
Female (ST)154NANA

Important Note:

  • PET is not required for ex-servicemen applying for these positions.
  • Candidates’ weight requirements would be based on their height for all positions.
  • Only those who produce a certificate in Proforma as prescribed in Annexure VIII from the relevant agencies of the candidate’s home district are eligible for height and chest standard relaxation.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern: Physical Endurance Test

In 6.5 minutes, a 1.6 km race.In 18 seconds, a 100-meter race.
In 16 seconds, a 100-meter dash.In 4 minutes, you’ll have run 800 meters
High jump 1.2 meters in 3 chancesThree opportunities for a 2.7 meters high jump
Long Jump: 3.65 m in three attemptsLong Jump: 0.9 m in three attempts
16-pound shot put: 4.5 meters in three attempts 

Important Note:

  • For female candidates, there is no minimum chest size restriction.
  • On the PST/PET grounds, candidates who do not meet the PET standards can appeal to the authority. The decision of the Authority would be final, and no further appeals would be considered.

SSC CPO Syllabus

SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper I

General Intelligence and ReasoningGeneral Knowledge and General AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
Semantic AnalogyCurrent AffairsWhole NumbersError Recognition
Symbolic/ Number AnalogyIndia and its neighboring countriesDecimalsFilling In the Blanks
Figural AnalogyHistoryFractions And Relationships Between NumbersVocabulary
Semantic ClassificationCulturePercentageSpellings
Symbolic/ Number ClassificationGeographyRatio And ProportionGrammar
Figural ClassificationEconomic sceneSquare RootsSentence Structure
Semantic SeriesGeneral PolityAveragesSynonyms
Number SeriesConstitution of IndiaInterestAntonyms
Figural SeriesScientific research updatesProfit & LossSentence Completion
Problem Solving DiscountPhrases and Idiomatic Use of Words
Word Building Partnership BusinessComprehension
Coding & decoding MixtureTest basic comprehension and writing ability
Numerical Operations Time Distance 
symbolic Operations Work 
Trends Basic Algebraic Identities 
Space Orientation Graphs Of Linear Equations 
Space Visualization Circle And Its Chords 
Venn Diagrams Tangents 

SSC CPO Syllabus for Paper II

English Language and Comprehension
Error recognition
Filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles, etc.)
Sentence Structure
Sentence Completion
Phrases and Idiomatic use of words
Comprehension, etc.

SSC CPO Result and Cutoffs

SSC CPO is considered to be one of the most prestigious exams in India. The result for SSC CPO Paper I is released, candidates can check the same in the official website. The commission took the examination for SI in Delhi police forces and CAPFs in various exam centers across the country.

SSC CPO Results 2023

Results for SSC CPO 2023 is yet to be released.

Last Year, after the exam of Paper 1 was completed on 11th November 2022, the SSC CPO exam Result was announced. On 27th December 2022, the Staff Selection Commission published the results of the SSC CPO Paper I Exam 2022-23 on its website.

The SSC CPO PET/PST for the 2022-23 cycles was held from 30th January 2023 to 4th February 2023. Candidates can check the result of the same on the official website now. The result was published on 24th March 2023.

After the completion of Paper 2 exam on 22nd December 2023, Paper 2 results will be announced. Candidates can assess their prospects of passing SSC CPO 2022-23 by comparing their result to the SSC cut-off scores. Each exam’s result is usually announced within two months from the date of conduction of the exam.

To the test venue for Paper 2 and PET, candidates must bring their Paper-1 result card as well as their Admit card. As a result, candidates should keep their admit cards and results cards safe.

In order to easily get the score card, the candidate must follow the simple steps given below.

  • The candidate needs to visit the website. This is the official website of the SSC.
  • Click on the results in the upper menu on the homepage.
  • Select SSC CPO from the list of exams to see whether there are any new result notifications for the SSC CPO Exam.
  • If available, click the PDF icon next to the result notification in the result column.
  • You will see a notification about the result appear in front of you. Find the link provided in the notification by scrolling down.
  • On your screen, a list of the roll numbers of the candidates who passed the SSC CPO exam will show.
  • Use the search option (Ctrl + F) to find your roll number in the list and see if you’ve been qualified or not.
  • For future references, the candidates must download as well as save the result PDF. Candidates must also take printouts of the result PDF.

There will be no interview for SSC CPO, the final result will be determined by the cumulative score attained in SSC CPO Papers 1 and 2. It takes around 8 to 9 months in completion of exam and publication of the final results.

SSC CPO Cutoffs 2023

SSC CPO Paper-I Cut Off Marks are yet to be released by the officials. The detailed cut-off marks will then be available on the official website for applicants who took the exam.

The board will post the Paper-I cutoff points for each category, gender, and post on its official website soon. Candidates who meet the requirements will be eligible to participate in the PET/PST stage. Finally, candidates who pass all of the rounds will be placed in the final merit list, and the SSC Board will announce the cutoff for the same.

  • After it is posted on the official website of the SSC, the cut-off scores can be downloaded any time.
  • The cut-offs for different gender, category and post will be published by the examination body.
  • Candidates should be aware of prior year’s cutoffs so that they can better organize their study schedule.

Below you will find the SSC CPO Cut-Off Marks 2022 for Paper-I. The following are the cut off marks for each gender and category.

SSC CPO 2021-22 Cut-off Marks for Male Candidates (Paper 1)
CategoryCut-off marksNo of candidates 
SSC CPO 2021-22 Cut-off Marks for Female Candidates (Paper 1)
Category Cut-off marksNo. of candidates 

SSC CPO Salary Structure

Aspirants have a fantastic chance to work with a wonderful pay scale with the SSC CPO 2023. The salary structure for SSC CPO – Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs is given in the table below:

Post NameLevelGroupPay Scale
Sub Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police (Male/ Female)6C Non- GazettedINR 35400 – INR 112400/-
Sub Inspector (GD) in CAPFs6B Non- GazettedINR 35400 – INR 112400/-

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Is it possible for candidates to change the exam center shown on their SSC CPO admission card for the 2023 academic years?

A applicant must provide their top three choices for three centers located in the same area. Under no circumstances will a request to modify the Centre be taken into consideration afterwards. Therefore, candidates should carefully choose the Centers and accurately disclose the same in their applications.

Are students in final year of graduation, eligible to apply for the SSC CPO 2023?

Yes, candidates in their final in year of graduation are eligible to apply for SSC CPO 2023 exam. They must meet all the eligibility criteria and should be able to provide the final result at the time of document verification.

In how many phases the SSC CPO 2023 recruitment process is done?

The SSC CPO 2023 Exam will take place in four stages.
· Online computer-based exam for Paper-I
· Physical Standard Test (PST)/Physical Endurance Test (PET)
· Online computer-based exam for Paper-II
· Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

How many openings have been released for the SSC CPO 2023 exam?

For the SSC CPO 2023 exam, a total of 1700+ openings have been released by the officials.

Is the SSC CPO Exam held once a year?

Yes, every year SSC announce a large number of job openings in different departments. The test usually takes place to fill the jobs of SI and ASI in central police agencies.

What are the SSC CPO 2023 exam dates?

The exam dates for SSC CPO 2023 is yet to be released by the officials. The exam will take place in October 2023.

What is the SSC CPO selection’s second phase?

The Physical Test is the second stage of the SSC CPO selection procedure. Its further divides into two sections. The first is the Physical Standard Test, and the second is the Physical Endurance Test. The test is qualifying in nature.