SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit, Qualification

By Ajay | Updated on: Aug 13, 2022

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria

You are advised to first check all the SSC CPO eligibility criteria in order to avoid the cancellation of your candidature at the later stage. The eligibility criteria for the SSC CPO exam 2022 include age, educational qualification, physical standards etc. The educational criteria for SSC CPO must be fulfilled as of August 30, 2022. 

SSC CPO Educational Criteria

In order to apply for the SSC CPO exam 2022, you are required to check the educational criteria first. To be eligible to apply for SSC CPO exam 2022 you must possess a Bachelor's degree from any recognized University. Other educational criteria-related information is provided below in the table. You can take a look at the table below for detailed SSC CPO educational criteria.

PostEducational Criteria (As on August 30, 2022)
SSC CPO Bachelor’s Degree From a Recognized University

SSC CPO Age Criteria

SSC invites young and eligible aspirants to become part of SSC CPO who further will be posted into various posts like Sub-inspector in Delhi Police/ CAPFs. As SSC welcomes young candidates in the Central police organization, a candidate needs to be in between 20 to 25 years. You must lie within the eligible age limit as on January 1, 2022. 

PostAge Criteria (As on January 01, 2022)
SSC CPO Age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as on 01.01.2022 (i.e., candidates born not before 02.01.1997 and not later than 01.01.2002).

SSC CPO Age Relaxation

Other than the General/ Unreserved Candidates, the government has given certain relaxation in age to reserved category candidates like SC/ST/OBC/EX serviceman, etc. Complete details related to SSC CPO 2022 exam age relaxation is provided in the table below.

Code No.CategoryAge-Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
06 Ex-servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
For the post of SI in Delhi Police (Category Codes-12 and 13)
12 Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age
13 Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried. (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age
For Departmental candidates of Delhi Police against the vacancies of Delhi Police only (Category Codes-17, 18 and 19)
17 Departmental candidates (Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date. Up to 30 years of age
18 Departmental candidates (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date. Up to 33 years of age
19 Departmental candidates (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date. Up to 35 years of age

Physical Standard test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET)

Those who qualify SSC CPO online exam will be called for the Physical Standard Test and Physical Endurance Test. PST/PET will be qualifying in nature which means there are no marks allotted for both of these tests.

Physical standard Test for all posts

A physical standard test is prescribed by SSC for the SSC CPO. This standard will be applicable to all the posts. The physical standard for male and female is different and there is certain relaxation provided to candidates belonging to Garhwali or Kumaoni community. All the details are given in the tabular form below.

CandidateHeightChest
UnexpandedExpanded
Male (Gen./OBC/SC) 170 CM 80 85
candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim. 165 CM 80 85
candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 CM 77 82
Female candidates only (UR) 157 cm - -
female candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim 155 cm - -
For all female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 154 cm - -

Physical Endurance Test for all posts

Other than the physical standard test(PST), candidates have to go through PET in which they have to undergo some tests like race, long jump and high jump. Three chances will be given to the candidates. Please note that an Ex-serviceman is not required to go through the physical endurance test(PET).

For Male candidates

Male candidate's PET details is given below. 

Physical EnduranceParameters
Race 100 meters race in 16 seconds
1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes
Long Jump 3.65 meters in 3 chances
High Jump 1.2 meters in 3 chances
Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 meters in 3 chance

For Female candidates

Three chances will be given in each exercise i.e. race, long jump, high jump, etc. Complete details are provided below.

Physical EnduranceParameters
Race 100 meters race in 18 seconds
800 meters race in 4 minutes
Long Jump 2.7 meters in 3 chances
High Jump 0.9 meters in 3 chances

Medical Standard (For all posts)

All the qualified candidates have to undergo the medical examination which will be examined by any Medical officer of CAPF or any Medical officer belonging to Grade 1 of Central/State government hospital.

EyeSight: There are certain vision requirements prescribed by SSC.

  • For near vision: Minimum is N6(better eye) and Maximum is N9(Worst eye)
  • For distant vision: Minimum is 6/6 best and maximum are 6/9 worst.

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FAQs

Yes, if you belong to the reserved category, you can claim age relaxation.
Yes, depending upon the category of your NCC Certificate, you are eligible for some percentage bonus marks that will be added to your normalized score of the online exam.
Yes, reserved category candidates need to have a valid caste certificate as on August 30, 2022, to claim fee concession, reservation, age-relaxation, etc.
Such candidates can avail relaxation and reservation only for the post of SI in Delhi Police. For all other posts, they will be treated under the UR category.

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