SSC CPO 2021 Exam Dates Out

SSC CPO 2021 is being conducted to recruit candidates to the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector Posts. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct SSC CPO 2020-21 Paper-2 exam on 12th July 2021. The paper-2 exam for SSC CPO 2019 exam will be conducted on 26th March 2021.

SSC CPO 2021 Notification

The Commission has released the Official Notification PDF for SSC CPO 2020-21 on 17th June 2020 to recruit 1564 Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces and Delhi Police. It is an excellent opportunity for the graduates who are looking for a government job in defence sector, specially in Delhi Police. The Official Notification PDF is mentioned below.

SSC CPO 2021 Exam Dates

The new exam dates for SSC CPO 2020-21 (SI in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF) has been released along with its official notification PDF by SSC. SSC CPO 2020-21 Paper-I exam was conducted from 23rd November to 26th November 2020. The Tier-2 examination will be conducted on 12th July 2021. Let’s have a look at the exam dates for SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam:

SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam Schedule
SSC CPO Notification Release Date17th June 2020
SSC CPO Online Application Starts from17th June 2020
Closing date for receipt of application16th July 2020
Last date for making fee payment (Online)18th July 2020
Last date for making fee payment (Offline)20th July 2020
Admit Card for CPO Paper-1November 2020
SSC CPO Paper-I Exam Date23rd November to 26th November 2020 (CBE)
SSC CPO 2020 Paper-II Exam Date12th July 2021
SSC CPO 2019 Paper-II Exam Date26th March 2021

SSC CPO 2020-21 Online Application

SSC CPO 2020-21 Online Registration process has begun with the release of official notification and registration dates by the Commission. All candidates can apply online for SSC CPO SI by clicking on the link mentioned below.

SSC CPO Application Fee

A total of Rs. 100/- is the application fee to be paid by male candidates belonging to General and OBC category for SSC CPO 2020-21 exam. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fee.

SSC CPO Vacancy 2021

The total number of vacancies for SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam has been published by SSC along with SSC CPO Notification. Staff Selection Commission of India has introduced 1564 vacancies for SSC CPO 2020-21 exam. Last Year, the total number of vacancies was 2745.

S.NoPost NamesVacancy
1Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces1395
2Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male)91
3Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female)78
 Total Vacancy1564
The detail of tentative Vacancies for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2020 are as follows:
S.I Delhi Police (Male)411010131791
S.I Delhi Police (Female)350817120678
Sub Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
CRPF (Male)421104281156781040107
CRPF (Female)130309050232
BSF (Male)942363351723224
BSF (Female)050103020112
ITBP (Male)22030704003604
ITBP (Female)040101010007
CISF (Male)08010503011802
CISF (Female)020000000002
SSB (Male)08010403001602
Total (Male)553132360201961342139
Total (Female)240513080353

SSC CPO Salary

Here is the salary and pay scale for SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, SI in CAPF and Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF.

Post NameLevelGroupPay Scale / Salary
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female)6‘C’ Non-GazettedRs. 35400-112400/-
Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF6‘C’ Non-GazettedRs. 29200-92300/-
Sub Inspector in CAPF6‘B’ Non-GazettedRs. 35400-112400/-

SSC CPO 2021 Eligibility

There are 3 criteria that a candidate needs to fulfil in order to be eligible for SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam.

Educational Qualifications

1. A candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.

2. For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motor cycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

SSC CPO Age Limit (As on 01.01.2021)

Age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as on 01-01-2021 i.e. Candidates born not before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2001).

•Minimum Age Limit – 20 years

•Maximum Age Limit – 25 years

SSC CPO Age Relaxation:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-servicemen (ESM)3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married.Up to 35 years of age
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married. (SC/ ST)Up to 40 years of age
Departmental candidates (Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing dateUp to 30 years of age
Departmental candidates (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date.Up to 33 years of age
Departmental candidates (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date.Up to 35 years of age

Nationality/ Citizenship

A candidate must be either:
1. a citizen of India, or
2. a subject of Nepal, or
3. a subject of Bhutan, or
4. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2 and 3 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
5. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India

SSC CPO 2021 Exam Pattern

Questions asked in both the paper-1 and paper-2 of SSC CPO 2020-21 will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions asked will be bilingual, i.e. in both Hindi and English. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer marked by a candidate on his/her OMR Answer Sheet. SSC CPO 2020-21 Exam will be conducted in three phase:


•PET, PST and Medical Test.


The final merit list will be tabulated on the basis of a candidate’s performance in all the three phases of SSC CPO Exam.

SSC CPO 2021 Syllabus

SSC CPO 2021 Paper-1 will have 4 major sections:

•General Reasoning

•General Knowledge

•Quantitative Aptitude

•English Comprehension

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of all these 4 sections:

General ReasoningGeneral KnowledgeQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
Verbal ReasoningCurrent AffairsPercentageReading Comprehension
SyllogismAwards and HonoursRatio and PercentageGrammar
Circular Seating ArrangementBooks and AuthorsData InterpretationVocabulary
Linear Seating ArrangementSportsMensuration and GeometryVerbal Ability
Double LineupEntertainmentQuadratic EquationSynonyms-Antonyms
SchedulingObituariesInterestActive and Passive Voice
Input OutputImportant DatesProblems of AgesPara Jumbles
Blood RelationsScientific ResearchProfit and LossFill in the Blanks
Directions and Distances Number SeriesError Correction
Ordering and Ranking Speed, Distance and Time 
Data Sufficiency Time and Work 
Coding and Decoding Number System 
Code Inequalities Data Sufficiency 

SSC CPO 2021 Admit Card

SSC will release the Admit Card for SSC CPO Paper I & Paper II separately. Candidates who would register for SSC CPO 2020-21 will be able to download the Admit Card for Paper I & II much before the date of conduct of the exam. Admit Cards are made available on the official website of SSC; registered students will require their registration details to download SSC CPO Admit Card.

SSC CPO 2021 Result

SSC will release the final result after the declaration of results for Paper I & II. All candidates can check the selected candidates list by clicking on the link mentioned below:

SSC CPO Exam Cut Off

The SSC CPO Cut-Off 2020-21 will be released after the examination of each phase is complete. The cut off for the Paper-1 will be released first followed by cut off for Paper-2. Candidates can evaluate their chances of clearing SSC CPO 2020-21 by matching their score with the previous years cut off marks list released by SSC .

To get a better insight into SSC CPO Cut-Off, let’s have a look at the SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut-Off for male and female candidates.

SSC CPO 2019 Paper-I Cut Off:

For Male Candidates

Cut Off70.6774.5440.0091.2886.95101.19—-
Number of Candidates8282440332921465853145939*41888

For Female Candidates

Cut Off75.4573.5997.7891.72104.12—-
Selected Candidates8924201302531890*4035

Male Departmental Candidates (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Cut Off70.6774.5491.28#101.19—-

Male Specialized Category of Ex-Serviceman (Delhi Police) Cut Off

Cut Off65.8940.0083.58#91.02—-

SSC CPO 2020 Preparation

To prepare effectively for SSC CPO 2020 exam, it is really necessary for a candidate to excel in the subjects being asked in the Paper-1 as well as in Paper-2 of SSC CPO 2020 examImmense Physical training is required in order to clear the physical and medical test of this exam. Candidates can prepare for written test either through our Online Mock Test Series or by joining the Career Power Offline Classroom Program. Now is the time, buckle up and set your foot on the paddle for an accelerated preparation for SSC CPO 2020 exam.

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