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SSC CPO 2022, Check Latest Updates, Exam Dates, Salary, Job Profile!

SSC CPO 2022 Paper I Tentative Answer Key Out! The SSC CPO Paper I was held from 9th November to 11th November 2022. The commission has released the tentative answer keys and response sheet for the same. Candidates can submit their objections against the tentative answer key from 16th November 2022 to 20th November 2022 against a fee of INR. 100 per question. A total of 4300 vacancies had been released for SSC CPO 2022. The aim of the SSC CPO exam is to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Sub Inspector (SI) & Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI). 

  • SSC CPO Tentative Answer Key and Response sheet released. 
  • Candidates can submit their response against the same till 20th November 2022. 
  • The age of the candidates who applied for the post was between 20 years to 25 years.
  • The selection of the candidates is based on the performance of the candidates in Paper I, Physical Test, Paper II, and Detailed Medical Examination.
  • A total number of 200 questions are asked in the SSC CPO Exam Paper I exam.

Check out the SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2022 in the linked article

SSC CPO 2022 Highlights

The registration for the SSC CPO exam 2022 ended on 30th August 2022. The official notification had been issued on the SSC official website. Through the exam, candidates will be recruited in various central government police forces such as Delhi Police and CAPFs. Refer to the table below for more details. 

SSC CPO Exam Overview

Name of Organization

Central Armed Police Forces, Delhi Police

SSC CPO Full Form

Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization

Official Website

SSC

Exam Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission

Post Name

Sub Inspector (SI) & Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI)

Exam Cycle

2022 Cycle

Total Vacancy

4300

Application Start Date 10th August 2022

Last Date to Apply

30th August 2022

Admit Card Release Date

31st October 2022 (MPR Region)

1st November 2022 (NER Region)

1st November 2022 (CR Region)

Paper I Exam Date

9th November to 11th November 2022

Paper I Result Date

To be announced

PST/PET Result Date

To be announced

Paper II 

To be announced

Paper II Result Date

To be announced

Qualification Graduates Government Jobs
Category SSC Jobs

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SSC CPO Exam 2022 Latest Updates

16th November 2022: SSC CPO Paper I Tentative Answer Key Released! 

The Staff Selection Commission has released the tentative answer key and response sheet for the SSC CPO Exam conducted held from 9th November 2022 to 11th November 2022. Candidates can raise objections against the answer key from 16th November 2022 to 20th November 2022 against a fee on INR. 100 per question. 

SSC CPO Tentative Answer Key Notice PDF

Link to check Answer Key and Raise Objections

1st November 2022: SSC CPO Admit Card for CR & NER Region, Application Status for CR, NR, WR Regions Out!

The SSC has released the admit card for CR & NER Region and application status for NR, CR & WR Region. The admit cards of other regions will be released soon on the official websites. Check out the table below:

Region Names

Application Status

Admit Card Download Link

Southern Region

Click Here

Click to Download

Eastern Region

Click Here

Click to Download

Western Region

Click Here

Click to Download

Central Region

Click Here

Click to Download

MP Sub-Region

Click Here

Click to Download

North Western Region

Click Here

Click to Download

North Eastern Region

Click Here

Click to Download

North Region

Click Here

Click to Download

KKR Region

Click Here

Click to Download

2nd September 2022: SSC CPO Exam Paper I Exam Date Out!

The Staff Selection Commission has released the exam date for Paper I of the SSC CPO 2022 exam. As per the notice, Paper I of the SSC CPO is scheduled to be held from 9th November to 11th November 2022. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is soon going to release the admit card for the SSC CPO Paper I exam. The candidates who will clear the exam will get a salary range between Rs. 29,200/- to Rs. 11,2400/-. Candidates can check out the official notification regarding the SSC CPO Paper I Exam 2022 from the PDF provided below.

Download SSC CPO 2022 Exam Date Notice PDF

SSC CPO Exam Vacancies 2022

A total number of 4300 vacancies have been released for the SSC CPO Exam 2022. The vacancies are released separately in case of different posts as well as categories. Recruitment is carried out in accordance with the number of SSC vacancies available. Check the post-wise vacancies below.

Name of Posts 

Vacancies 

Sub-Inspector(SI) in Delhi Police-Male

228

Details

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

Total

Open

79

42

24

12

23

180

Ex-Servicemen

06

03

02

02

00

13

Ex-Servicemen (Special Category)

06

03

01

02

00

12

Departmental Candidates

12

06

03

02

00

23

Total

103

54

30

18

23

228

Sub Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police- Female

112

Open

51

27

15

08

11

112

Sub-Inspector(SI) in CAPFs

3960

CAPFs

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

Total

Grand Total

ESM

BSF (Male)

133

20

104

58

21

336

353

35

BSF (Female)

07

01

05

03

01

17

CISF (Male)

33

07

21

11

05

77

86

09

CISF (Female)

04

01

02

01

01

09

CRPF (Male)

1217

301

812

450

226

3006

3112

311

CRPF (Female)

43

10

29

16

08

106

ITBP (Male)

66

14

51

22

09

162

191

19

ITBP (Female)

12

02

09

04

02

29

SSB (Male)

65

21

56

44

24

210

218

21

SSB(Female)

03

00

01

02

02

08

Total (Male)

1514

363

1044

585

285

3791

3960

395

Total (Female)

69

14

46

26

14

169

SSC CPO Apply Online 2022

The candidates can make use of the following steps in order to send their online application for the SSC CPO exam.

Direct Link to Apply for SSC CPO

Step 1: Click on the above-given application link. 

Step 2: Complete the registration and receive the registration number & password.

Step 3: Complete the remaining process by entering educational details.

Step 4: Upload the recent photograph and signature as per the required format.

Step 5: Pay the application fee and submit your form.

Step 6: Alternatively, you can also go through the Official SSC Website.

Step 7: Click on the apply button at the top bar & click on CAPF.

Step 8: Click on “Apply Link” under “RECRUITMENT OF SUB-INSPECTOR IN DELHI POLICE, CAPFs AND ASSISTANT SUB-INSPECTOR IN CISF EXAMINATION”.

Step 9: Enter the necessary details & complete your SSC CPO 2022 Application Form.

Read more about, SSC CPO online classes

SSC CPO Application Fee 2022

The application fee will depend on the category of the applicant. The candidate will have to have to pay the fee through online means. The candidates must note that the application fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.

Category

Application Fee

SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/Women

Rs. 0/-

General/Unreserved/Other

Rs. 100/-

SSC CPO Eligibility 2022

SSC CPO 2022 aspirants must definitely go through the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria strictly before applying for their desired post and filling the examination form as the Staff Service Commission might simply cancel the application at the last moment! Only if you do not meet the SSC CPO Exam Eligibility conditions.

SSC CPO Eligibility Norms 

Required Criteria 

SSC CPO Nationality

(a)candidate should either be an Indian citizen,

(b)a candidate is a subject of Nepal,

(c) a candidate is a subject of Bhutan,

A candidate who belongs to categories (b), and (c) above shall be a person in the favour of whom; a certificate of eligibility shall be issued by the Indian Government.

SSC CPO Age Limit criteria (As of 1st January 2022)

Minimum SSC CPO Age Limit should be 20 years

The maximum age limit for SSC CPO is 25 years

Special category candidates shall be given certain relaxation on the maximum SSC CPO age limit

SSC CPO Educational Qualification requirement

Bachelor’s Degree from a well-reputed University

Candidates who have applied for the post of Sub- Inspector in Delhi Police; should possess a valid driving license. It is not required for candidates who have applied for all other posts under CAPFs.

SSC CPO Age Relaxation 

In the SSC CPO Exam, you can opt for age relaxation if you belong to any of the categories mentioned below in the table. The number of years considered for age relaxation depends solely on the category you belong to and some other requirements mentioned by the SSC CPO authority. Therefore, candidates must vail these facilities and for more details, refer to the table stated below. 

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married.

Up to 35 years of age

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. (SC/ ST)

Up to 40 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 (Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date

Up to 30 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

SSC CPO Selection Process 2022

The candidates will initially have to face the Paper I written examination. The candidates who will clear this paper will be tested for their physical fitness. The candidates will later have to appear for the second paper of the written examination i.e. Paper-II. The candidates who will clear all of these stages will be tested for medical fitness. Finally, the candidates will be appointed as per the merit position. Check SSC CPO Selection Process in details.

  • Paper I
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)
  • Paper-II
  • Detailed Medical Test

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2022

Those candidates who will qualify for the SSC CPO exam Paper I will definitely be shortlisted for the Physical Endurance Test (PET). Those who qualify in the PST/PET or SSC CPO Physical test shall appear for Paper-II.

Now, let us look at the SSC CPO Exam pattern for Papers 1 & 2 as well as the syllabus in order to come up with a strong preparation strategy for the exam!

A. SSC CPO Exam Pattern Paper I 

Only on clearing this written examination, you shall become eligible for the Physical Standard Test and Physical Efficiency Test. The time duration of Paper I is 2 hours and it will test you on four sections viz. General Knowledge & General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning and English Comprehension.

Subjects 

Marks

Number of Questions

Duration

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50 marks

50

2 hours

General Knowledge and General Awareness

50 marks

50

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

50 marks

50

English Comprehension (EC)

50 marks

50

B. SSC CPO Exam Pattern PST/PET

Candidates Qualify in Paper I will be called for PST/PET test. This test will check the Candidate's Physical Standard and Efficiency.

SSC CPO Physical Standard Test:

Candidates should have the minimum physical standard as mentioned in the table below to be eligible for the next phase of selection.

SSC CPO Physical Standard Test:

Category of candidates

Height (in cm)

Chest (in cm)

Unexpanded

Expanded

Male candidates except those listed at S No (ii) and (iii)

170

80

85

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.

165

80

85

All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

162.5

77

82

Female candidates except those listed at S No (v) and (vi)

157

Female 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

155

All female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

154

Note:

  • Weight should be in correspond to height.
  • No minimum requirement for chest measurement for female candidates.
  • Eyesight: The minimum near vision should be N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye). The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye) of both eyes without any correction like wearing glasses or surgery of any kind to improve visual acuity. In a right-handed person, the right eye is a better eye and vice versa. 
  • Tattoo: Tattoos will be allowed as per the following stipulations only: 11.12.1. Content: Tattoos depicting religious symbols or figures and the name, as followed in the Indian Army are permitted. 11.12.2. Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non-saluting limb or dorsum of the hands will be allowed. 11.12.3. Size: Size must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the bod

SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test:

Physical Endurance Test will test the efficiency of the candidates. There will be certain tasks that should be completed by the candidates in the prescribed time to qualify.

SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test For Male Candidates:

  • Running 1.6 km race in 6.5 min
  • Running 100 meters race in 16 sec
  • High Jump of 1.2 meters in around 3 chances
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 3 chances
  • Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 meters in three chances

SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test For Female Candidates:

  • Running 100 metres race in 18 seconds
  • Running 800 metres in 4 minutes
  • High Jump: 2.7 metres in three chances
  • Long Jump: 0.9 metres in three chances

C. SSC CPO Exam Pattern Paper II 

To reach the last stage i.e. the medical examination, you have to be strong in English Comprehension. SSC CPO Exam Paper-II will judge the candidate’s comprehension skills. The total duration of this paper will be 2 hours.

Required Subject

Marks required

Duration of test 

English Language and Comprehension

200

2 hours

  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer for both Paper 1 and 2.
  • Candidates who shall qualify in Paper I can proceed for the Physical test.
  • Paper-II shall only be attended by candidates who pass the Physical Test.

Know the previous year Exam analysis of SSC CPO here!

SSC CPO Syllabus 2022

The candidates can have a look at the important syllabus topics for both Papers I and Paper II of the SSC CPO examination.

A. Paper-I Syllabus

SSC CPO General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus 

  • Semantic Analogy 
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy 
  • Figural Analogy 
  • Semantic Classification 
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification 
  • Figural Classification 
  • Semantic Series 
  • Number Series 
  • Figural Series 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Word Building 
  • Coding & decoding 
  • Numerical Operations 
  • symbolic Operations 
  • Trends 
  • Space Orientation 
  • Space Visualization 
  • Venn Diagrams 
  • Drawing inferences 
  • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding 
  • Figural Patternfolding and completion 
  • Indexing Address matching 
  • Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers 
  • Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding 
  • Decoding and classification 
  • Embedded Figures 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Social Intelligence

SSC CPO General Knowledge & General Awareness Syllabus 

  • Current Affairs
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic scene
  • General Polity
  • Constitution of India
  • Scientific research updates

SSC CPO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Whole Numbers 
  • Decimals 
  • Fractions And Relationships Between Numbers 
  • Percentage 
  • Ratio And Proportion 
  • Square Roots 
  • Averages 
  • Interest
  • Profit & Loss 
  • Discount 
  • Partnership Business 
  • Mixture And Alligation 
  • Time And Distance 
  • Time & Work 
  • Basic Algebraic Identities Of School Algebra 
  • Graphs Of Linear Equations 
  • Triangle And Its Various Kinds Of Centres 
  • Congruence Along With The Similarity Of Triangles
  • Circle And Its Chords 
  • Tangents 
  • Angles Subtended By Chords Of A Circle 
  • Common Tangents To Two Or More Circles 
  • Triangle 
  • Quadrilaterals 
  • Regular Polygons 
  • Circle, Right Prism 
  • Right Circular Cone 
  • Right Circular Cylinder 
  • Sphere 
  • Hemispheres 
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped 
  • Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular Or Square Base 
  • Trigonometric Ratio 
  • Degree And Radian Measures 
  • Standard Identities 
  • Complementary Angles 
  • Heights And Distances 
  • Histogram 
  • Frequency Polygon 
  • Bar Diagram & Pie Chart

SSC CPO English Comprehension Syllabus

  • Error Recognition
  • Filling In The Blanks 
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases And Idiomatic Use Of Words
  • Comprehension

B. Paper-II Syllabus

  • English Language and Comprehension: Questions for understanding the English language, & also including error type questions, synonyms, antonyms, spelling, fill in the blanks, detecting misspelled words as well.

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SSC CPO Admit Card 2022

The SSC CPO Admit Card is one of the most essential documents required by the candidates appearing for the exam. The candidates should visit this page regularly and download the Admit Card whenever available without any delay. To make that process easier for you, here are the steps provided below for downloading the SSC CPO Admit Card 2022.

Below are the steps to download SSC CPO Admit Card 2022:

Step 1: Go on the official website or SSC CPO to download the SSC CPO Admit Card 2022

Step 2: Enter your SSC CPO 2022 Exam Roll No./Registration ID that was given to you at the time of registration.

Step 3: After entering the Registration Id- enter the password or the DOB to proceed

Step 4: Choose the preferred Area/City that you listed during registration.

Step 5: Press enter to download the SSC CPO Admit Card 2022

Step 6: Take out at least 2-3 copies and preserve them for future reference

SSC CPO Salary 2022

As Salary is one of the important factors which many aspirants are willing to know, here is the detail. Below mentioned is the 7th pay salary structure of the SSC CPO Salary and Job profile. The salary structure mentioned in the below job profile will be as per the 7th pay commission. Go through the table carefully.

Name of the post

Level

Group

SSC CPO Salary (Post wise)

Grade Pay (Rupees)

Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (Male/ Female)

6

‘C’ Non-Gazetted

Rs. 35400-112400/-

4200

Sub Inspector in CAPF

6

‘B’ Non-Gazetted

Rs. 35400-112400/-

4200

Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in CISF

6

‘C’ Non-Gazetted

Rs. 29200-92300/

2800

SSC CPO Job Profile 

The job responsibilities of every post under the SSC CPO is different. Therefore, candidates must be well-aware of the roles and responsibilities before selecting their preferences or even giving the exam. So, candidates must go through all the details of each job profile wisely. We have provided the details regarding salary, responsibilities, perks, allowances, and career growth in this article.

SSC CPO Posts

Job Descriptions

SSC CPO SI in Delhi Police

Maintaining law and order

SSC CPO SI in CISF

Providing security to various PSUs and other important infrastructures

SSC CPO SI in BSF

Protection of the border between India & Pakistan

SSC CPO SI in ITBPF

Protection of the border bet. India & China (Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh)

SSC CPO SI in CRPF

Anti-riot & Anti-naxal force

SSC CPO SI in SSB

Protection of Indo–Nepal & Indo–Bhutan borders

SSC CPO Cut off 2022

The cutoff for the current year will be released after conducting the SSC CPO 2022 exam. Before that, candidates can download the cut off for the previous years to get an idea of how much they need to score in order to qualify for the exam. Below are the steps to check the SSC CPO 2021 Cut-Off for Paper I

Direct Link to Check the SSC CPO 2021 Cut Off

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: You can see the category-wise cut-off on your screen.

Step 3: Go to each category and check the cut-off carefully.

Step 4: Download and take a printout for future reference.

SSC CPO Previous Year Cut-off

The candidates who score marks greater than the decided SSC CPO Cut off marks, qualify for the next stage. The candidate must have an idea about the final cut off and hence must ensure that they score at least that number of marks. Given below is the table is the cut off marks of SSC CPO Paper I from the previous years.

SSC CPO Previous Year Cut-off

Categories

SSC CPO Cut off (Male)

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

General

140.08

117.25

89.75

88.25

85.00

OBC

133.36

102

77.00

74.00

70.00

SC

111.17

90.25

67.75

68.00

63.25

ST

111.17

90.00

67.25

65.00

59.25

Ex-Servicemen

70.00

43.00

30.00

63.00

40.00

To know more about the SSC CPO Exam Paper I cut off for female candidates and Paper-II cut off, continue reading SSC CPO Cut Off 2022. 

SSC CPO Answer Key 2022

The tentative answer key of Paper I and Paper II have been released. Candidates can check the steps to download the answer key below.  

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above in latest updates. 

Step 2: Log in with User ID and Password.

Step 3: The answer key will be flashed on your screen.

Step 4: Take a printout and calculate the marks,

Know the list of best books for SSC CPO here!

SSC CPO Results 2022 

The Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CPO Exam Result after the conduction of the exam. The SSC CPO Result for each stage of the exam shall be separately released on the official website of SSC. SSC CPO Result link can be found in update section:

Step 1: Click on the result link given above.

Step 2: A PDF file will contain all the list of candidates qualified, download it.

Step 3: Click Ctrl+F for finding your roll number on the list.

Step 4: Type your roll number. Now, your Name & Roll No. shall get highlighted.

Step 5: Candidates can now download their SSC CPO SI results from the official site of SSC

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Best Books to prepare for SSC CPO Exam 2022

Here are some of the best books which can be used to prepare for the SSC CPO Exam 2022 by experts. The candidates can refer to the books listed below to start their preparation for the exam:

Book

Author

Publication

PrepForSure's General Intelligence & Reasoning SmartBook  PrepForSure S.Chand
PrepForSure's General Knowledge SmartBook  PrepForSure S.Chand
PrepForSure's Quantitative Aptitude SmartBook  PrepForSure S.Chand
PrepForSure's English Language SmartBook PrepForSure S.Chand

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Arihant

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal

S Chand

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

BSC Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd

PrepForSure Current Affairs

PrepForSure

PrepForSure

If you are appearing for SSC CHSL exam, check out SSC CHSL latest updates here.

How to prepare for SSC CPO Exam 2022

One of the most crucial steps while appearing for the SSC CPO Exam is to have a powerful strategy in hand, in order to plan and keep track of how things are going. To help the candidates score well in the exam, here is a preparation strategy that can be followed by the candidates to score well in the exam:

  • Use the latest books for the preparation of the SSC CPO Exam 2022, which also contains various Sample Papers, Mock Tests, Previous Year Questions etc. to help the student have a proper understanding of the Syllabus.
  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern properly, while you are preparing for the exam, in order to be confident enough on how to attempt things in the examination and how to go ahead with the syllabus, keeping the tougher chapters in priority.
  • Practice as many mock tests available, which will make you much ahead in preparation as it will give you a detailed analysis of how the question paper can be made.
  • Keep the Previous Year Questions for your reference, since it is important to know how the questions were designed in the previous year papers.
  • For the Current Affairs Section, the candidates can refer to the PrepForSure Current Affairs Section for their reference, since it has all the details related to what is happening every day across the Globe.
  • Keep your workout skills intact and keep on practising the different game requirements mentioned in the official guidelines to be prepared for the Physical Endurance Test.

Hopefully, this article on the SSC CPO 2022 was helpful for all the aspirants. For more such updates regarding government jobs, the readers can download the PrepForSure App.