SSC CPO 2021 - Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Selection Procedure, Vacancies

SSC CPO 2021 - Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Selection Procedure, Vacancies

SSC CPO 2021 - The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the exam date of the SSC CPO (Paper II) 2019 exam. As per the revised exam dates of SSC CPO 2020, the Paper II exam was conducted on July 26, 2021. The SSC CPO exam is also called SSC Sub Inspector (SI). The SSC CPO is conducted to recruit Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) and ASI (Assistant Sub Inspectors) in CISF (Central Industrial Security Forces) under the Ministry of Home Affairs for Government of India.Latest Updates: Provisional SSC CPO 2020 answer key released.

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The CPO notification is released on the official website The application form of CPO is also released on the same day as of notification. Candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of SSC CPO can apply for it in online mode. Check the exam pattern, syllabus, cut off and more here.

SSC CPO 2021 – Overview

Exam Name

Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation (SSC CPO)

Short name

SSC CPO is also known as SSC SI (Sub Inspector)

Conducting body

Staff Selection Commission

Official website

Mode of exam

Online and offline



Stages of SSC CPO exam

  • Paper 1

  • PET/ PST

  • Paper 2

  • Medical test

SSC CPO 2021 Exam Dates

From the following table, candidates can check all the important dates of SSC CPO 2021. CPO aspirants are advised to refer to these dates to not miss any major events.

SSC CPO Dates 2021


SSC CPO 2020

SSC CPO 2021

Application Form Release

June 17, 2020

To be announced

Last date to apply

July 16, 2020

To be announced

Admit card release date

November 12, 2020

To be announced

Exam of SSC CPO Paper 1

September 29 to October 05, 2020

November 23 to 25, 2020

To be announced

Declaration of result of Paper 1

February 26, 2021 (Declared)

March 03 to 24, 2021 (Mark sheet available)

March 06 to April 04, 2021 (Final answer key)

To be announced

Exam Date of SSC CPO Paper 2

July 26, 2021

To be announced

Declaration of Result of Paper 2

To be announced

To be announced

SSC CPO Application Form 2021

SSC will release the SSC CPO 2021 application form on their official website. The application form of SSC CPO 2021 will have to be filled in two parts - Part 1 and Part 2. Candidates will have to first register themselves in Part 1 by filling basic details like their name, gender, date of birth, etc. In part 2 they will have to upload scanned documents and pay the online application fee of SSC CPO. After successful submission of the application form of SSC CPO, candidates will be issued the admit card to appear in the exam.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2021

SSC prescribes SSC CPO eligibility criteria for all applicants willing to appear for the SSC Central Police Organisation Exam. SSC CPO eligibility criteria 2021 is prescribed by SSC in its official SSC CPO 2021 notification. SSC Central Police Organisation eligibility criteria consists of age limit, academic qualification and nationality of the candidate. Candidates must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree to apply for SSC CPO there are also some physical measurements that candidates must meet in order to apply for CPO. The detailed physical requirements are mentioned in the official notification PDF.

Also check - SSC CPO Selection Procedure 2021

SSC CPO Admit Card 2021

SSC will release admit card for SSC CPO 2021 in online mode. To download SSC CPO paper admit card candidates will have to use their registration number and date of birth. SSC CPO admit card will be released region wise and candidates can download it from the regional websites. Candidates will have to carry their admit card along with valid photo ID - Aadhar card, voter ID, driving license etc.

SSC CPO Exam Centres 2021

SSC mentions the CPO exam centres in its official notification. The exam centres are the venue where the exam will be held. The detailed address of the CPO exam centre will be mentioned in the candidate's admit card. From the following table candidates can check the SSC CPO exam centres region and city-wise.

SSC Sub Inspector (SI) Exam Centres 2021 List (Region and Centres)

SSC Region

SSC CPO Exam Centres with Code

Central Region (CR) (Bihar Uttar Pradesh)

Bhagalpur (3201)

Muzaffarpur (3205)

Patna (3206)

Agra (3001)

Bareilly (3005)

Gorakhpur (3007)

Kanpur (3009)

Lucknow (3010)

Meerut (3011)

Prayagraj (3003)

Varanasi (3013)

Eastern Region (ER) (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal)

Port Blair (4802)

Ranchi (4205)

Bhubaneshwar (4604)

Kolkata (4410)

Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR) Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala

Bengaluru (9001)

Belagavi (9002)

Hubballi (9011)

Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)(9005)

Mangaluru (9008)

Mysuru (9009)

Shivamogga (9010)

Udupi (9012)

Thiruvananthapuram (9211)

Ernakulam (9213)

Kannur (9202)

Kollam (9210)

Kottayam (9205)

Kozhikode (9206)

Thrissur (9212)

Northern Region (NR) Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

Delhi NCR (2201)

Ajmer (2401)


Jaipur (2405)

Jodhpur (2406)

Kota (2407)

Sriganganagar (2408)


Sikar (2411)

Dehradun (2002)

Haldwani (2003)

Haridwar (2005)

Roorkee (2006)

North Eastern Region (NER) Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur,

Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Itanagar (5001)

Churachandpur (5502)

Ukhrul (5503)

Agartala (5601)

Dibrugarh (5102)

Goalpara (5104)

Guwahati (Dispur) (5105)

Jorhat (5107)

Lakhimpur (5109)

Silchar (5111)

Tezpur (5112)

Kohima (5302)

Shillong (5401)

Imphal (5501)

Aizawl (5701)

Southern Region (SR) Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana

Tirupati (8006)

Visakhapatnam (8007)

Vijayawada (8008)

Kurnool (8003)

Hyderabad (8002)

Warangal (8003)

Guntur (8001)

Rajahmundry (8004)

Chennai (8201)

Coimbatore (8202)

Madurai (8204)

Puducherry (8401)

Western Region (WR) Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra

Surat (7007)

Mumbai (7204)

Ahmedabad (7001)

Vadodara (7002)

Rajkot (7006)

Pune (7208)

Nagpur (7205)

Aurangabad (7202)

Kolhapur (7203)

Nashik (7207)

Panaji (7801)

Madhya Pradesh Sub Region (MPR) Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal (6001)

Satna (6014)

Ujjain (6016)

Bilaspur (6202)

Jabalpur (6007)

Indore (6006)

Gwalior (6005)

Durg-Bhilai (6205)

Sagar (6015)

Raipur (6204)

Western Region (NWR) Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab

Shimla (1203)

Hamirpur (1202)

Leh (1005)

Jammu (1004)

Srinagar (1007)

Samba (1010)

Hamirpur (1202)

Amritsar (1404)

Mohali (1406)

Chandigarh (1601)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2021

The SSC CPO 2021 exam pattern is mentioned in official notification. Candidates planning to prepare for SSC CPO exam, must refer to the detailed exam pattern. From the following table candidates can check the exam pattern CPO 2021.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2021


Type of Examination

Mode of examination

Tier-I/Paper 1

Objective Multiple Choice



Running, Long Jump, High Jump and Short Put

Physical exam

Tier-II/Paper 2

Objective Multiple Choice








Male (Gen)




Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim




Scheduled Tribes




Female (Gen)




Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim




Scheduled Tribes




SSC CPO PET Test 2021

For Male Candidates

100 metre race to be covered in 16 seconds

1.6 Km Race to be covered in 6.5 minutes

High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances

Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances

Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances

For Female Candidates

100 metre race to be covered in 18 second

800 metre race to be covered in 4 minutes

High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances

Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances

SSC CPO Medical Test 2021

Criteria for the Medical Test is given below:

  • Candidate’s must not have a knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in their eyes.

  • Candidate’s eye standards should be without glasses/lenses.

  • Candidate’s minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)

  • Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)

SSC CPO Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2021

  • • Time duration is 120 minutes.

  • • Total number of questions asked will be 200 and maximum marks will be 200.

  • • The test will be of English Language and Comprehension conducted online.

SSC CPO Syllabus 2021

SSC mentions the syllabus of CPO in its official notification. The SSC CPO 2021 syllabus consists of the subjects, topics and sections on which the question paper of SSC CPO will be based. Candidates can check the detailed SSC CPO syllabus from here.

SSC CPO Paper-1 Syllabus 2021

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension

General Reasoning

General Knowledge


Reading Comprehension

Verbal Reasoning

Current Affairs

Data Interpretation


Circular Seating Arrangement

Books and Authors

Problems of Ages

Para Jumbles

Input Output

Important Dates

Number Series

Error Correction

Directions and Distances


Mensuration and Geometry

Verbal Ability

Linear Seating Arrangement

Awards and Honours

Ratio and Percentage




Quadratic Equation


Double Lineup



Active and Passive Voice


Scientific Research

Profit and Loss

Fill in the Blanks

Blood Relations

Speed, Distance and Time

Ordering and Ranking

Time and Work

Data Sufficiency

Number System

Coding and Decoding

Data Sufficiency

Code Inequalities

SSC CPO Paper 2 Syllabus 2021



English Language and Comprehension



Error Recognition

Fill in the Blanks




Sentence Structure

Sentence Completion

Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words


SSC CPO Question Papers 2021

SSC doesn't release the official question papers on its own, however, the unofficial SSC CPO 2021 question papers are released by various coaching institutions. The questions asked in the exam are mentioned on the CPO answer key. The CPO answer key is released on the official website after the exam is conducted. Candidates preparing for SSC CPO must go through previous year question papers to know about the types of questions asked in the exam and the difficulty level as well the question paper format of the exam.

SSC CPO Answer Keys 2021

SSC releases CPO answer key at its official website. The Staff Selection Commission will release the answer keys along with the response sheet in the PDF format. SSC first releases the provisional answer key and later after receiving the objections from candidates, it will release the final answer key. Candidates can download the SSC CPO answer key to calculate their expected marks, evaluate their performance etc. Candidates must use login credentials to download the CPO answer key.

SSC CPO Best Books 2021

Candidates planning to prepare for the SSC CPO exam must refer to the best books to cover all aspects. From the following table, we have shared some of the most popular and recommended books for candidates. Check these subject-wise books for in-depth preparation of the SSC CPO.

SSC CPO 2021 Best Books - Paper 1




General Intelligence & Reasoning

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical

B.S. Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

Reasoning For General Competition

KD Campus

General Knowledge and General Awareness

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Lucent Publication

Manorama Yearbook

Mammen Mathew

Quantitative Aptitude

Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Arihant Publication

English Comprehension

Quick Learning Objective General English

R.S. Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Objective General English

S.P. Bakshi

High School English Grammar and Composition

Wren & Martin

Best Books for SSC CPO 2021 - Paper 2




English Language & Comprehension

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Objective General English

R.S. Aggarwal

Objective General English

S.P. Bakshi

One Word Substitution


A mirror of Common Error


SSC CPO Result 2021

SSC declares the SSC CPO result in online mode at its official website. The SSC CPO result is released in PDF format and consists of roll number and name of all the qualified candidates. SSC Central Police Organisation result is released paper wise and candidates who qualify in the exam as per the CPO result will be eligible to be recruited on the vacant posts.

SSC CPO Cut off 2021

SSC releases SSC CPO 2021 cut off along with the result. The cut off marks are released in PDF format and are mentioned in the result writeup. SSC CPO cut off is released separately for all categories. Candidates who score equal to or more than cut off will qualify in the respective stages of the exam.

SSC CPO Preparation Tips 2021

Some of the following tips that can help candidates prepare in an efficient way for the SSC CPO exam -

  • Refer to the exam pattern and the syllabus.

  • Make a study plan and divide time for all sections strictly.

  • Download and practice previous year question papers.

  • Analyze past years cut off marks to know about the difficulty level.

  • During the last days of the exam practice mock test papers and test series for better preparations.

  • During the preparations find out your weaker section and work on them.