SSC CPO 2021 Exam Dates, Application Form, Admit Card, Exam Pattern and Syllabus


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the CPO (Central Police Organization) exam almost every year. This exam is conducted for the posts of SI (Sub Inspector) in Delhi Police, CAPF, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in CISF, etc.

SSC CPO full form

SSC stands for Staff Selection Commission and CPO stands for Central Polica Organization). SSC CPO is a competitive examination conducted by the SSC almost every year for the posts of Sub Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) for various paramilitary forces like Delhi Police, CRPF, CASF, BSF, etc.

SSC CPO 2021: Tier-2 Exam Postponed

SSC CPO 2020-21 Tier-1 exam was conducted from 23rd November to 26th November 2020 while Paper-2 was postponed and now SSC will conduct the SSC CPO 2021 Paper-2 exam on 12th July 2021.

SSC CPO 2021: Official Notification

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the official notification for the exam of SSC CPO 2021 for the below mentioned posts.

Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police – Male (Total Vacancies- 91)

Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police – Female (Total Vacancies- 78)

Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) (Total Vacancies- 1395)


SSC CPO 2021 Exam Dates

The Exam dates for SSC CPO 2020-21 were 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. However the Tier-2 examination date has been posponed and now it wil be conducted on 12th July 2021. Below is the exam dates calender 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 Date8th May 2021 (Postponed)

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

The examination will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory. Details of these Papers/ Tests is as follows:


SSC CPO Salary

Below table gives you the salary structure 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 Admit Card

Below is the list of region-wise admit card links for SSC CPO 2020 Tier-I (Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector In CISF Examination) exam.

Region NameAdmit Card Link
SSC Central RegionDownload Link
SSC North Eastern RegionDownload Link
SSC Southern RegionDownload Link
SSC Madhya Pradesh RegionDownload Link
SSC Eastern RegionDownload Link
SSC North Western RegionDownload Link
SSC Western RegionDownload Link
SSC Kerala Karnataka RegionDownload Link
SSC North RegionDownload Link

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


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