The Staff Selection Commission of India conducts the SSC CPO exam to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CSIF. In this article, Edureify brings to you the important updates regarding the SSC CPO Exam 2022.

SSC CPO Exam Overview

Points Particulars
Exam Name SSC CPO
Conducted by Staff Selection Commission
No. of Vacancies 1564
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Paper 1 and Paper 2 are Computer-Based Tests (CBT)
Exam Language Hindi and English
Official Website


SSC CPO Important Dates

Following are the important dates for the SSC CPO 2021 Exam cycle-

Exam Event Dates (Tentative)
SSC CPO Notification Date 14th August 2022
Start of Online Application Submission To be Notified
Closing of Online Application Submission 13th September 2022
SSC CPO Paper 1 Admit Card To be Notified
SSC CPO Paper 1 (CBT) December 2022
SSC CPO Paper 2 To be Notified


SSC CPO Eligibility

Following are the requirements a candidate needs to fulfill to be eligible for the SSC CPO Exam-

Points Requirements
Nationality Must be a citizen of India, Nepal, or Bhutan
Age Limit ·   Minimum- 20 years

·   Maximum- 25 years

Qualifications Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/ Institute


SSC CPO Exam Pattern

The SSC CPO Exam is held in 4 stages. They are-

  •   Paper 1
  •   Physical Test
  •   Paper 2
  •   Medical Examination

The exam pattern for Paper 1 is as follows-

Subject Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50
General Knowledge and Awareness 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
English Comprehension 50


Paper 1 is held online in the CBT Mode. Candidates have a total of 2 hours to complete the paper.


The exam pattern Paper 2 is as follows-

Subject Marks Duration
English Language and Comprehension 200 2 hours


Here are some key points regarding the exam pattern-

  •   Both the papers of SSC CPO are MCQ based
  •   For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted and is applicable in both Paper 1 and Paper 2
  •   The qualifying candidates of Paper 1 will be eligible for the Physical Test
  •   After completing the Physical Test, candidates will be eligible for Paper 2
  •   Medical Examination will be followed after the completion of Paper 2



The cut-off marks for the SSC CPO candidates’ selection will be decided only after the Paper 1 exam is conducted.


SSC CPO Vacancy

The total vacancy of the SSC CPO combined posts is 1564. The following is a table that shows the post-wise vacancy-


Post Name Vacancy
Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces 1395
Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male) 91
Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female) 78
Total Vacancy 1564


SSC CPO Salary

The following is the post-wise salary structure of SSC CPO candidates-

Posts Level Group Pay Band Pay Scale
Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF 6 B Pay Band 2 Rs. 35,400- Rs. 1,12,400
Sub-Inspector (Executive) (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police 6 C Pay Band 2 Rs. 35,400- Rs. 1,12,400
Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF 5 C Pay Band 1 Rs. 29,200- Rs. 92,300


Here were the important updates regarding the SSC CPO Exam.

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Some FAQs about the SSC CPO Exam-

1. Who is the full form of SSC CPO?

SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization.

2. Who is the conducting body of the SSC CPO exam?

The Staff Selection Commission is the conducting body of the SSC CPO exam.

3. What are the subjects in Paper 1 of the SSC CPO exam?

Here are the subjects in Paper 1 of the SSC CPO exam-

  •   General Intelligence and Reasoning
  •   General Knowledge and Awareness
  •   Quantitative Aptitude
  •   English Comprehension

4. What is the syllabus of Paper 2 of the SSC CPO exam?

English Language and Comprehension is the syllabus of Paper 2 of the SSC CPO exam.

5. From where can I prepare for the SSC CPO Exam?

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