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SSC CPO Eligibility 2022 – Age, Qualification, PST/PET Test

SSC CPO SI & ASI Eligibility

SSC CPO 2022 Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CPO exam every year to recruit candidates for the post of SI and ASI (Executive) in the Delhi Police.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria are the required qualifications that a candidate must fulfill to be able to appear for the exam. It includes various stages like nationality, age limit, educational qualifications, Delhi Police SI physical test, medical standards, etc., set for different posts.

If you wish to appear for the upcoming SSC CPO exam, you must check the complete SSC CPO qualification to ensure your eligibility.

In this blog, we have mentioned SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022 for SI & ASI posts in detail.


SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022

Nationality Criteria for SSC CPO

SSC CPO Age Limit

SSC CPO Educational Qualification

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria for Physical Test

     SSC CPO Eligibility for PST

     SSC CPO Physical Criteria - Weight Chart

     SSC CPO PET Criteria

SSC CPO Medical Test - Eligibility Criteria

FAQs About SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022



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SSC CPO - Name of Posts


SSC conducts the CPO exam every year to recruit qualified candidates for the following posts:


Post Code

Post Name


Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police


Sub Inspector in Border Security Force (BSF)


Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)


Sub-Inspector in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)


Sub-Inspector in Indo-Tibetan Border Police forces (ITBPF)


Sub-Inspector in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)


Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)



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SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria - Check Details


The SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria is based on three major factors as per the official norms:

Nationality Criteria for SSC CPO

SSC CPO Age Limit   

SSC CPO Education Qualification

You must satisfy each of these SSC CPO Eligibility factors and have documents proving the same.

Below, we have provided complete details for SSC CPO Qualification factor.



SSC CPO Eligibility – Nationality Criteria 


According to the SSC CPO 2022 Eligibility guidelines provided by the officials, the candidate must fulfil any one of the following nationality criteria:

Citizen of India

Subject of Nepal

Subject of Bhutan

A Tibetan Refugee came to India before 1st Jan 1962, intending to settle permanently in India.

A person from Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Important Note: Candidates other than citizens of India must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the government of India.



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SSC CPO Age Limit


The SSC CPO Minimum Age limit 2022 is 20 years, while the maximum age limit is 25 years.

There is some age relaxation in SSC CPO age limit criteria for reserved categories. We have mentioned the age relaxation and maximum age limit for SSC CPO in the table given below.

NOTE: Candidates seeking SSC CPO Age relaxation must submit their caste certificate to avail of the relaxation.

Check the SSC CPO age limit for your category to ensure your age limit eligibility for the exam:


SSC CPO Age Limit 2022


SSC CPO Age Relaxation

Maximum age limit for SSC CPO

SSC CPO Age Limit for General Candidates


25 Years

SSC CPO Age Limit for OBC Candidates

3 Years

28 Years

SC/ST Candidates

5 Years

30 Years


3 Years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date

SSC CPO Exam Age Limit for SI and ASI in CAPFs only

Those who domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989

5 Years

30 Years

SSC CPO Age Eligibility for ASI in CISF Only

Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date (General/OBC)

15 Years

40 years

Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date

20 Years

45 years

SSC CPO Eligibility - Age Criteria for Group' C' Only

Widows divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married.

10 Years

35 Years

Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married. (SC/ST)

15 Years

40 Years

SSC CPO Age Limit 2022 For Departmental Candidates of Delhi Police Against Vacancies in Delhi Police Only

Candidates of Unreserved Category who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date.

05 Years

30 Years

Candidates of OBC who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date

08 Years

33 Years

Candidates of SC/ST category who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date

10 Years

35 Years


Note: The SSC CPO Age Limit for Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police & CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF will be calculated as on 1st January 2022.



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SSC CPO Educational Qualification


Before applying for the exam, make sure you have all the required SSC CPO qualifications.

Check the SSC CPO educational qualifications set by the officials to ensure the candidature of only eligible candidates below: 

Aspirants must have a graduation or equivalent Degree from a recognized university.

Distance Education Council, IGNOU should recognize degrees obtained by the candidates through Universities/ Distance Education.

For the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, the Male candidates must carry their valid driving license for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) on the day of Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

As per SSC CPO Eligibility criteria, Candidates must have completed their bachelor's before the SSC CPO Application Date. And they must provide documents proving their educational qualification during the document verification process.





SSC CPO Physical Eligibility Criteria 


After clearing the SSC CPO Paper 1 written examination, candidates have to appear for the SSC CPO Physical round.

Staff Selection Commission has set some SSC CPO physical eligibility for aspirants that are known as Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET).

Read the complete SSC CPO PET PST details below:



SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria for Physical Standard Test (PST) 

The Physical Standard test is held to ensure that the candidates fulfill the SSC CPO Physical requirements and are fit for the post.

Check out the complete criteria set for the SSC CPO PST test below:


SSC CPO Eligibility for PST



Chest (Normal in cms)

Chest (Expanded in cms)

Male (General)

170 cms (5'7")

80 cms

85 cms

Male (Hill area)

165 cms (5'5")

80 cms

85 cms

Male (ST)

162.5 cms (5'4")

77 cms

82 cms

Female (General)

157 cms (5'2")



Female (Hill Area)

155 cms (5'1")



Female (ST)

154 cms (5'0")




The Hill Area includes Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim.

There is no "Chest Criteria" for female candidates.



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SSC CPO Physical Standard Test - Weight Chart (Male & Female


Check the weight chart for both males and females as per SSC CPO 2022 Eligibility criteria:



Ideal Weight (Male)

Ideal Weight (Female)


28-35 kg

28-35 kg


30-39 kg

30-37 kg


33-40 kg

32-40 kg


35-44 kg

35-42 kg


38-46 kg

36-45 kg


40-50 kg

39-47 kg


43-53 kg

40-50 kg


45-55 kg

43-52 kg


48-59 kg

45-55 kg


50-61 kg

47-57 kg


53-65 kg

49-60 kg


55-68 kg

51-62 kg


58-70 kg

53-65 kg


60-74 kg

55-67 kg


63-76 kg

57-70 kg


65-80 kg

59-72 kg


67-83 kg

61-75 kg


70-85 kg

63-77 kg


72-89 kg

65-80 kg





Physical Efficiency (Endurance) Test is conducted to test the physical health of the aspirants. Candidates can check the details for SSC CPO PET test below for both males and females:




SSC CPO PET Criteria (Male)

SSC CPO PET Criteria (Female)

100 Metre Race

Completed in 16 Seconds

Completed in 18 Seconds

1600/800 Metre Race

1600 Metre Race Completed in 6.5 Minutes

800 Metre Race Completed in 4 Minutes

Long Jump

3.65 Metres in 3 Chances

2.7 Metres in 3 Chances

High Jump

1.2 Metres in 3 Chances

0.9 Metres in 3 Chances

Shot Put (16 Lbs)

4.5 Metres in 3 chances



SSC CPO PET or Physical Endurance Test is of qualifying nature. No marks will be calculated for this.

Candidates in the Ex-Servicemen category are not required to undergo PET for SSC CPO.

Female candidates who are pregnant will be rejected for PET of SSC CPO.

The candidates, who qualify SSC CPO PET, will have to undergo Medical Examination by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs/ Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary.



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SSC CPO Medical Test Details


After qualifying for the PET test and Paper I & II examination, candidates can go for SSC CPO Medical 2022 test.

The medical officer will examine you with all medical parameters. If you are found fit according to the SSC CPO medical requirements, you will be called to the next SSC CPO Selection round.

You should complete the following standards in the medical test for SSC CPO:

You should have a minimum distant vision of 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction (without wearing glasses).

You must not have a knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein, or squint in eyes.

You should possess high color vision.

You must be in good mental and physical condition.

You should be free from any physical defect.

You may also have to go through a blood test, urine sample test, X-Ray test, Hand Movement test, etc. Officials can take any test that seems forfeit to check the candidates' physical and mental health.



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FAQs About SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria 2022


Below, we have mentioned the most asked questions regarding SSC CPO 2022 eligibility criteria to answer any related queries you might have:



Ques. 1 Can a final year student be eligible for SSC CPO 2022?

Ans. Candidates in the final year of their bachelor's degree are eligible to apply if their result will be declared before the declaration of SSC CPO Result and they pass.


Ques. 2 What marks are required in the bachelor's degree to be eligible for SSC CPO?

Ans. According to SSC CPO Eligibility, you must have passed in your bachelor's only. The minimum percentage required for bachelor's degree is not defined.


Ques. 3 What is the SSC CPO SI age limit relaxation for SC/ST?

Ans. Candidates from the SC/ST category can get an age relaxation of 5 years. So, the SSC CPO maximum age limit for SC/ST is 30 years.


Ques. 4 Is the eligibility criteria of SSC CPO and SSC SI different?

Ans. No. The SSC CPO eligibility criteria is the same as SSC SI.


Ques. 5 Do candidates have to provide any certificate for availing the relaxation in age for SSC CPO Exam?

Ans. Yes. Candidates have to submit their caste certificate to avail SSC CPO age relaxation.



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Summing Up


Candidates who want to appear for the SSC CPO 2022 examination must check the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria set by the officials for every selection round.

Only the Candidates who fulfill these SSC CPO qualifications will be eligible to attempt the exam.

In the article, we have mentioned every SSC CPO eligibility you must fulfill. Hope the above information will be helpful for you.

If you have any doubts, ask us in the comments section below. We will try to solve all your queries as soon as possible.


Thank You!



Showing 10 comments out of 145
  • Manu

    Sir, I have cavity in my teeth .. am I disqualify for medical exam in ssc cpo

  • Anu kukreja

    Hello sir Sir full body check up hoga ya bs jo uper die the wohi hoga eye knock knee etc ka bs

  • Uttam sahu

    I am obc candidate and my height is 163cm can i apply for sub inspector

  • Akshay mandraha

    Hello sir i am akshay and i belongs to SC catagory , and height is 165 cm . May i eligible for PET

  • Bandhu

    Sir 2018 CAPFS ka document verification Medical ke saath hoga ya kitne din baad sir plz reply my question

  • Rohit

    respected Sir My Date of birth - 25/04/1994 Can i apply for the same?


    Hello Rohit,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply for SSC CPO Exam. The age limit of SSC CPO is 20-25 yesr for general category as on 1st January 2020
    Thank You!!

  • Sushanta

    -1.5 nearsightness.Could i pass the medical or is there anything could be done for that?

  • Abdulla

    Sir, after 2019 tier 1 result how much time it will take for PET date. Also will it consider if submit L.M.V after tier2 for D.P or does get any extention after PET.


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