SSC CPO Eligibility 2022: Nationality, Age Limit, Qualification, Education, PST & PET

SSC CPO Eligibility 2022: Nationality, Age Limit, Qualification, Education, PST & PET

ByNeha Uppal  |  Updated on: Jan 13, 2022
From age limit to educational qualifications, here is everything you need to know about SSC CPO Eligibility criteria 2022 for Delhi Police SI (Sub Inspector -Male/Female), CAPF, & ASI in CISF.
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The SSC CPO Eligibility criteria will be prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission on their official website. The eligibility criteria for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organisation include all the important details such as age limit, educational qualification, nationality, category-wise physical and medical standards which candidates need to fulfill in order to be considered eligible for SSC CPO 2022 exam. Without fulfilling the eligibility, the application of the candidate will be rejected and will be considered disqualified even if they have qualified the whole SSC CPO Selection Process. In this article, we have mentioned everything about the eligibility criteria for SSC CPO 2022 exam.

SSC CPO Eligibility 2022

The Staff Selection Commission will prescribe the SSC CPO Eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, nationality, and the number of attempts. To be eligible for SSC CPO 2022 exam, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria, otherwise, they will be considered disqualified even after clearing all the rounds.

Here we will discuss the eligibility criteria for SSC CPO 2022 which will include age limit, educational qualification, physical standards. Candidates are advised to read the complete details regarding the eligibility criteria of the SSC CPO Exam before filling the SSC CPO application form.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

Candidates who wish to apply for SSC CPO Exam must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan. Indian candidates should have valid nationality proof such as Voter ID, Aadhar card, PAN card, Driving License, etc. Candidates who are subject to Nepal or Bhutan must possess the certificate issued by the Government of India.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

Candidates who wish to apply for SSC CPO Exam should meet the below-mentioned age limit criteria:

  • The minimum age of the candidate should be 20 years whereas the maximum age of the candidate should not be more than 25 years.
  • The date of birth of the candidate will be eligible as per the record in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate
  • Candidates belonging to various reserved categories may seek age relaxation based on the following conditions:

Category

Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit

SC/ ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Ex-servicemen (ExS)

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

For the post of SI and ASI in CAPF only (Category code: 07)

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

5 years

For ASI in CISF only (Category codes: 10 and 11)

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

Up to 40 years of age

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

Up to 45 years of age

For the post of SI in Delhi Police (Category Codes: 12 and 13)

(i) Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.

Up to 35 years of age

(ii) Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST)

Up to 40 years of age

For Departmental Candidates for vacancies in Delhi Police only (Category Codes: 17, 18, 19)

(i) 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

(ii) 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

(iii) 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

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

The candidates who are willing to apply for any of the posts should attain a graduate degree /diploma /certificate including a technical education degree/diploma from a recognized university. Applicants who have completed graduation from open or distance learning mode of education are also eligible to apply.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Physical Standard Test

In order to be considered for any post in defense/police services, candidates must need to fulfill certain physical standards as mentioned by the authorities. Candidates who will qualify for the paper I examination would be eligible for the following PET/ PST or Medical Examination. Here is the detailed SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria for PST/PET both for males and females:

Category of Candidates

Heights (In cms.)

Chest (In cms.)

Unexpanded

Expanded

For Male Candidates Only

For General

170

80

85

Candidates Belonging to Hills Area of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim

165

80

85

For candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

162.5

77

82

For Female Candidates Only

General

157

Nil

Nil

Candidates Belonging to Hills Area Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim

155

Nil

Nil

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

154

Nil

Nil

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Physical Endurance Test (PET) for all posts

Candidates in order to show that they are physically fit to join the police force should need to complete various tasks within the time limit. Physical Endurance Test comprises a list of tasks that the candidate must finish qualifying for the next stage. These tasks are mandatory and qualifying in nature without which candidates will not be considered for final selection. Here is the list of all such tasks:

Gender

Race

Jump

Shot Put

Male

100-meter race in 16 seconds

1.6 km 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 chances

Female

100-meter race in 18 seconds

800-meter race in 4 minutes

Long Jump: 2.7 meters (9 feet) in 3 chances

High Jump: 0.9 meters (3 feet) in 3 chances

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Note: The weights of the candidates will be considered as per the height for all posts.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Medical Examination

Medical verification is mandatory for the candidates appearing in SSC CPO 2022 exam. Candidates who qualify Paper 2 are then medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPF or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade 1 of any Central/ State Government Hospital or Dispensary or any other Medical Officer. Candidates, who do not meet the medical eligibility are informed about their position, such candidates can make an appeal to Review Medical Board (RMB) within the specified time limit of 15 days. Candidates must note that decision of RMB is considered final and candidates cannot appeal further to the RMB.

Eye test: The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 without wearing glasses, and near vision must be N6 and N9 of both eyes and without correction. Candidates have to undergo a complete eye-checkup and the test includes Irish check, near sight vision, and far sight vision. Candidates are also not permitted to wear eye lenses on the day of the exam as the officials will check by rubbing the eyes. A candidate should not have squint in eyes and must possess high colour vision.

Lasik Surgery: Candidates who have undergone Lasik surgery are disqualified in the Medical Exam. Medical Officers cannot determine whether the candidate has undergone Lasik Surgery without the machine test, or the candidate admits it by himself. Moreover, Medical Officers are not allowed to conduct the medical tests, therefore, the candidate must answer according to his discretion.

Colour Blindness Test: Candidates would also need to undergo colour blindness wherein they would be asked to read numbers in a colour dotted book to recognize colours

Flat Foot and Knock Knee Check: Knock Knee test is done to check whether candidate’s knees touch each other while standing perpendicular to the ground, if the candidate’s knees touch each other at this position then they are disqualified. In a Flat foot test, the shape of the candidate’s foot is checked. The candidate must have curved feet to qualify for this test.

Urine Sample Collection: It is a routine sample check-up

Sharp Sensibility Checkup Test of Nose-Ear-Mouth and Teeth

Blood Test: The candidate’s blood sample is taken to check haemoglobin, STD, and any such diseases

Physical Body Check: The candidate’s Blood Pressure, BMI and whole body is examined under this checkup

X-Ray of Chest: This test is done only for male candidates

Hand Movement Test: Candidates should have efficient movement of hands and perfect hand carrying angles

In addition to the aforementioned major tests, the following small tests are also conducted for SSC CPO Exam:

Teeth: The candidate’s teeth must be properly aligned and countable

Ear: The candidate’s ear must be clean (clean your ear with earbuds before the medical test)

Varicose veins: These veins are found from the stomach to feet and are responsible for varicocele

Hydrocele & Piles: The candidate should not face any of these issues

Arms: Arms of the candidate should move properly

Backbone: The candidate’s backbone should be in proper position and straight up the order

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria: Driving License Qualification (only for Delhi Police SI)

The male candidates applying for the post of SI in Delhi Police should have a valid driving license for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests. If the candidate fails to present the driving license on the mentioned date, then he will not be allowed for the SSC CPO exam.

SSC CPO Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • Yes, candidates who have done graduation from an open university are eligible to apply for SSC CPO Exam. Candidates must also note that degrees obtained through open university or distance education must be recognized by a Distance Education Bureau (DEB). DEB recognized institutes include Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (Deemed to be University), Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed to be University), etc. 

  • Yes, female candidates can also apply for SSC CPO Exam. 

  • Candidates who wish to apply for SSC CPO Exam should have a minimum age of 20 years as per the date specified by the board in the official notification. 

  • Yes, candidates to apply for SSC CPO Exam should be a citizen of India, however, candidates who are subject of Nepal or Bhutan are also eligible to apply provided they have a valid certificate issued by the Government of India. 

  • Candidates can use any of the documents to prove Indian citizenship including Aadhar card, PAN card, Voter ID, and Driving License.

  • Yes, male candidates must possess a driving license for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement tests in order to apply for SSC CPO Exam. 

  • Yes, SC/ ST candidates are given an age relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit. 

  • Yes, candidates have to provide Caste certificate issued by District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner or any other competent authority. 

  • No, there is no minimum percentage of marks required in graduation to be eligible for SSC CPO Exam. 

  • On medical grounds candidates will be assessed through following tests: Colour Blindness Test, Flat Foot and Knock Knee Check, Lasik Surgery, Eye Test, Urine Sample Collection, Blood Test, Physical Body Test, and a few others.

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