19th Mar 2019   |   Glow & Lovely Careers   |     |  
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Everything You Need to Know About the SSC CPO (Central Police Organization) Officers Exam


If you thought that joining the police force is not a woman’s cup of tea, think again! With the right career guidance and adequate preparation, there is no job in the world that women can’t do. The SSC CPO (Central Police Organisation) exam, which is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit people for the post of SI (Sub Inspector) in Delhi Police, SI (Sub Inspector) in CAPFs appropriate (Central Armed Police Forces), and ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector) in CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) provides women a great opportunity to work with the police force. The Glow & Lovely Careers (formerly known as Fair & Lovely Career Foundation) provides free SSC online tests for CPO exam that you can take to ensure success in the same.


Around 3446 vacancies are available for the various CPO posts this year. The exam will consist of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). Listed below are important information regarding the exam :


Exam date


The SSC CPO 2019 Paper 1 exam is expected to be held between 12th March 2019 to 16th March 2019, and Paper II is expected to be held in October, 2019.


Eligibility Criteria


Nationality: Individuals whose nationality comes under Nepalese, Indian, Bhutanese or Tibetan Refugee (who came over to India prior 1st January 1962 to settle permanently in India ) can apply for the examination

Educational Qualification: A candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a renowned University.

Age limit: Minimum Age Limit for an applicant is 20 years and maximum age limit is 25 years. There will be age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST category candidates and 3 years relaxation for those belonging to the OBC category




Exam Pattern


The SSC CPO exam 2019 will be bilingual, i.e., in both Hindi and English and will follow the MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) format. The student will have to pay a penalty of 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer marked by the candidate. The SSC CPO 2019 will primarily comprise of three stages:


Paper I


All eligible applicants can attend the Paper I exam which will follow the pattern given below:


Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Questions and 50 Marks

General Intelligence & Reasoning: 50 Questions and 50 Marks

English Comprehension: 5Questions and 50 Marks

General Knowledge: 50 Questions and 50 Marks


The total duration of the exam is of 2 hours


Once you clear Paper I, the next stage involves the Physical endurance test or PET test and the PST or Physical Standard Test.


SSC CPO Physical Endurance Test (PET) for Female Candidates


Female candidates have to go through the following tests to prove their physical strength and capability:


100 Meters Race in 18 Seconds

800 Metres Race in 4 Minutes

3 Chances for 2.7 Metres (9 Feet) Long Jump

3 Chances for 0.9 Metres (3 Feet) High Jump


SC CPO Medical Test


Eligibility Criteria for the Medical Test is mentioned below:

Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)

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

Must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes

Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.


After you clear these physical and medical tests, you will become eligible to give Paper II of the SSC CPO exam.


Paper II


SSC CPO Paper II consists of the following 4 sections:


General Reasoning

General Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension



Syllabus for the exam


Quantitative Aptitude: Percentage, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Interest, Problems of Ages, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency


General Reasoning: Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities


English Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active and Passive Voice, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Error Correction


General Knowledge: Current Affairs, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Sports, Entertainment, Obituaries, Important Dates, Scientific Research



Important points to consider


1.       Keep practicing as many SSC mock test papers for CPO exam as possible, regularly. The Glow & Lovely Careers provides mock practice tests  for all the CPO exam on the portal

2.       Solve at least the previous 10 years’ question papers of this particular exam.

3.       Learn a few shortcuts and quick methods to solve certain problems.



The Glow & Lovely Careers is the ideal place for online test preparation as it provides free online mock tests along with expert career guidance that will help you to choose the right career path.