SSC CPO Selection Process & Exam Pattern

SSC CPO Police Recruitment Selection Process

SSC CPO Recruitment Process
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SSC CPO Police Recruitment Selection Process, PST, PET, Medical examination & Document Verification

The Indian government’s Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is a crucial institution that organizes exams for various positions in numerous departments and ministries.

The SSC is one of the important sectors of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). It is led by a chairman, two members, and an examinations secretary-cum-controller. Mr. S. Kishore, a senior official, has been appointed chairman of the Staff Selection Commission.

SSC CPO is a high-profile examination that is held each year. The exam is held annually by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to select candidates for the positions of Sub Inspector and Assistant Sub Inspector in the CISF, Sub Inspector in the Delhi Police, and Sub Inspector in the CAPFs.

Candidates must have earned their bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent. Applicants for the exam must have completed their degrees or diplomas through open or distance learning.

Are you one of those who want to join the Central Police Organization (CPO)? This article is designed to help you comprehend the Staff Selection Commission’s whole selection procedure.

SSC CPO Selection Process: 2022

The SSC CPO Exam pattern consists of two tiers, both of which are the objective and physical tests. Candidates who pass the Tier 1 test will be allowed to complete the Physical Efficiency Test, and only those who pass this round of the PET will be permitted to take the Tier 2 exam.

Tier

Type of Examination

Mode of Examination

Tier 1

Objective Multiple-Choice

CBT (Online)

PET / PST

Physical Efficiency Test/Physical Standard Test

Physical

Tier 2

Objective Multiple Choice

CBT (Online)

Stages of SSC CPO Selection Process: 2022

The stages of the SSC CPO selection are as follows:

  • Paper 1 Written Exam 
  • Physical Standard Test (PST) / Physical Endurance Test (PET) 
  • Paper 2 written exam 
  • Medical Examination
  • Document Verification Process

On the basis of their performance in Paper-I, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in PET/ PST Examination. PET/ PST are mandatory but qualifying in nature. Checkout the Complete Details of SSC CPO Physical Standard Test and Physical Endurance Test Pattern here.

Only those candidates who qualified in PET/ PST will be allowed to appear in Paper-II Examination.

SSC CPO Paper 1:

There are four sections in the SSC CPO SI Paper 1 Exam:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension
  • The paper 1 exam will consist of objective multiple-choice questions.
  • There are 50 questions in total from each section, which is worth one mark.
  • A total of 200 marks are awarded for passing the exam.
  • Each incorrectly answered question has a negative grading of 0.25 marks.
  • The time duration for the examination is 2 hours.

The table below explains the Tier 1 Structure.

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted

General Intelligence & Reasoning

50

50

A cumulative time of 120 minutes (160 minutes for disabled / Physically challenged Candidates)

General Awareness

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English Comprehension

50

50

Total

200

200

.

SSC CPO Physical Test: 2022

The Physical Test is the second phase of the SSC CPO.

The second stage is divided into two subdivisions:

  • Physical Endurance Test (PET) 
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)

To move on to the next step, candidates must pass these two criteria.

Physical Standard Test (PST):

The Physical Standard Test is mandatory for those who pass the paper 1 exam. The following are the summary of eligibility criteria.

Category 

Height (cm)

Chest (cm)

Unexpanded

Expanded

UR Male 

170

80

85

Male candidates who belong to the hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, North Eastern States, Kumayoun, Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Leh & Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim

165

80

85

ST Male 

162.5

77

82

UR Female 

157

N/A

N/A

Female candidates who belong to the hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, North Eastern States, Kumayoun, Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Leh & Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim

155

N/A

N/A

ST Female 

154

N/A

N/A

 

  • Female candidates will not be required to have a minimum chest measurement.
  • PET testing is not required of ex-Servicemen applying for the positions.
  • All positions would have weight requirements for candidates matching the height requirements.
  • Only those who present a certificate in Proforma as prescribed in Annexure VIII from the competent authorities of the candidate’s home district are eligible for height and chest standard relaxation.
  • Candidates who don’t meet the requirements of the PET can file an appeal with the highest level of appeals authority on the PST / PET grounds. The decision of the appellate authority would be final, and no additional requests would be considered.

Physical Endurance Test (PET) 2022

The candidates must accomplish tasks during the physical endurance test. However, the list of duties differs for men and women.

The following are the details for eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria Tests

Gender

Male

Female

100 Mts. Race

16 s

18 s

800 Mts. Race

4 mins

1.6 kms Race

6.5 mins

Long Jump 

(3 chances)

3.65 m

2.7 m

High Jump

(3 chances)

1.2 m

0.9 m

Short Put (16lbs) 

(3 chances)

4.5 m

 

SSC CPO Paper II (Online)

Candidates who pass the physical endurance test will qualify for the Tier 2 exam.

  • Paper 2 will test the candidate’s English language proficiency.
  • The examination will last 2 hours in total (120 minutes).
  • This will also consist of 200 objective-type questions for 200 marks (1 mark each).
  • For each negative marking, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Subject

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Duration 

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

2 hours

SSC CPO Medical Examination Qualification

Candidates who complete the initial stages of the exam are eligible to take the medical examination. Those who pass this stage are asked to appear for the final document verification process. The following are the details of the medical examination:

Physical and Mental Health:

The individual cannot have physical conditions including knock knees, flat feet, varicose veins, or squinted eyes.

The candidate must have good physical and mental health. Any physical commitment that can be a hurdle in the duty could be rejected.

Eye Sight:

The recommended minimums for near vision are N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye).

The minimum distance vision of both eyes should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye) without any correction, such as eyeglasses or surgery to improve vision.

Obstacle Test:

In addition, seven challenges will need to be overcome by candidates as part of the selection process for inspectors and sub-inspectors.

  • Parallel Rope
  • Tarzan Swing
  • Monkey Crawl
  • Vertical Rope
  • Jumping over the Vertical Board
  • Jumping on the Horizontal Board
  • Holding the rope and jumping from the Board

Tattoo Rules for SSC CPO:

The SSC has strict guidelines on wearing tattoos during physical examination. The rules in this regard will be made public by the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs).

Content:

It is acceptable to wear tattoos on the body that represent the Indian Army’s cultural and religious aspects.

Location:

Tattoos on conventional body parts – inside the left forearm and the non-saluting leg, are also allowed on this body part.

Size:

The size must be one-fourth of the relevant bodily part.

The tattoo restrictions mentioned above do not apply to sub-inspectors in the Delhi Police.

SSC CPO Document Verification / Final Selection: 2022

All shortlisted candidates must validate their documents before being considered for the final round of selection.

At the time of document verification, candidates must submit all original documents for verification.

The final decision will be based on the candidates’ combined marks from Papers I and II. Candidates will be assigned to various User Departments/Forces depending on their merit ranking and the postings they indicated they preferred during document verification.

The final merit list will be calculated based on a candidate’s performance in the three SSC CPO Exam rounds.

A candidate appointed based on the final merit list is on probation for two years. During the probationary period, the candidate must undergo training or pass examinations prescribed by the Controlling Authority. They will confirm a candidate for their position once they have completed the probationary period.

SSC CPO Selection Process : FAQs

  • Q. What is the selection process for ssc cpo?

    Ans. The SSC CPO Exam pattern consists of two tiers, both of which are the objective and physical tests. Candidates who pass the Tier 1 test will be allowed to complete the Physical Efficiency Test, and only those who pass this round of the PET will be permitted to take the Tier 2 exam.

  • Q. What is the selection process for ssc cpo?

    Ans. The SSC CPO Exam pattern consists of two tiers, both of which are the objective and physical tests. Candidates who pass the Tier 1 test will be allowed to complete the Physical Efficiency Test, and only those who pass this round of the PET will be permitted to take the Tier 2 exam.

  • Q. What is the height requirement for SSC CPO?

    Ans.  The required height for males in the general category is 170cm. For more details read the article above. 

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