SSC-Sub Inspector

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).



Post Level 

Salary (in Rs)

Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs

Six (Classified as Group B (Non Gazetted), Non-Ministerial post

35,400 to 1,12,400 

Sub Inspector (Executive) - (Male/Female) in Delhi Police

Six (Classified as Group C (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police

35,400 to 1,12,400 

Highlights of SSC SI Exam

Some of the important highlights of SSC CPO exam are summarised below.

Exam name

SSC CPO 2020

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Number of vacancies

3,237 ( including females and ex-servicemen)

Exam level


Exam mode

Paper 1 will be conducted in Computer Based Test

Exam stages

Paper 1, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper 2 and Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

Exam duration

Paper 1 and 2 is held for 2 hours

Nature of questions 

Paper 1 and 2 will carry objective type questions 


Paper 1: General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension

Paper 2: English language & Comprehension

Number of questions 

Paper 1 and 2 will carry 200 questions

Total marks 

Total marks of Paper 1 and 2 will be of 200 marks

Exam Language

Hindi and English

Negative marks 

Paper 1 & 2: 0.25

Exam Fees

Rs 100 (Women, SC/ST and Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from fee payment)

Exam purpose

To select candidates for Sub-Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) post

Official website


SSC CPO 2020 Notification 

SSC CPO 2020 notification had been released on June 17. Earlier, the notification was scheduled to be released on April 19. However, it was delayed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The notification contains all details regarding the exam in PDF form. 


SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

Age Limit: The age of candidates should be between 20 to 25 years. Relaxation in the upper age limit of five years is provided to SC/ST candidates and three years to OBC and Ex-Servicemen categories.

Educational Qualification: Any graduate candidates can apply for SSC SI exam.


SSC CPO 2020 Dates 

The table below contains SSC CPO dates 2020. Candidates must stay updated with these dates so that they do not miss any event related to the recruitment process. 

SSC CPO 2020 Events

SSC CPO 2020 Dates

Salient Features

Release of notification 


The notification of SSC CPO had been released

Release of application form


SSC CPO application form was available online. Initially, the application form was scheduled to be released on April 17. However, it was delayed due to COVID-19.

Last date to apply


Candidates could fill their applications within this deadline. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was May 16. 

Last date of online fee payment 


The application fee could be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, Credit, Debit cards or cash

Last date of offline fee payment 


The challan could be generated till July 20. 

Paper 1 CBT

23-Nov-2020 to 26-Nov-2020

SSC CPO 2020 exam has been postponed. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held from September 29 to October 5. 

Paper 2 exam 


Questions in this paper are designed to test the candidate's understanding and knowledge of English Language

SSC CPO Dates 2019

The dates related to SSC CPO 2019-20 recruitment are given below.

SSC CPO Events


Salient Features

SSC CPO application form 2019


The application form was released

Last date to apply


Candidates could apply for the exam

Last date to pay fee online


Candidates could pay the fees online

Generation of offline challan


Last date of generation of offline challan

Payment through challan


Last date for payment through challan

Exam date for Paper 1

09-Dec-2019 to 13-Dec-2019

The exam was conducted in CBT mode.

Answer key for Paper 1


SSC CPO answer key was available online now. Candidates could download the answer key by logging with the credentials.

Paper 1 result


The result was announced online in PDF form

Date of Paper 2 exam

21-Jun-2020 (Postponed)

Paper 2 comprises objective type questions and carries 200 marks.

SSC CPO Vacancies 2020 

SSC CPO 2020 vacancies had been announced. This year, more number of vacancies had been announced compared to last year. A total of 3,237 vacancies are announced for this year. For 2019-20 recruitment, the number of vacancies announced was 2,745. Candidates selected for appointment to the posts of SI in CAPFs and ASI in CISF are liable to serve anywhere in India. The vacancy break-up of SSC CPO 2020 is given below.


Number of vacancies 

Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police-Male


Sub-Inspector (Exe.) in Delhi Police- Female


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

1,395 (Male: 1,342 and Female: 53)

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