SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF 2024

SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF 2024

SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF 2024-The application form Opened yesterday 4 March 2024. The SSC CPO exam is a highly competitive exam that requires a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus. The exam will be conducted for the recruitment of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Departmental candidates amongst Constables, Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspectors of Delhi Police with a minimum of three years’ service and who shall not be more than 30 years (33 years for OBC and 35 years for SC/ST) of age as of crucial date.

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Pay The post carries a pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35, 400-Rs.1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group ‘C’ by Delhi Police.

The application form will open on 4 March 2024.

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Application Submission Last Date 28 March 2024

Revised Exam Dates – 27th to 29th June 2024

SSC CPO Correction Window

The correction window will open on 30 March and will close on 31 March 2024

The selection process for the exam is divided into four stages as follows-:

Paper 1 consists of questions from General Intelligence and reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. On the other hand,

Paper II is an English language and comprehension test.

The third stage is the Physical Test and the Medical Examination.

The syllabus for the exam pertains to two online written exams: Paper 1 and Paper 2. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours, and the maximum marks are 200. The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) consists of a 100-meter race in 16 seconds, a 1.6 km race in 6.5 minutes, and other physical activities. Understanding the exam pattern and syllabus is crucial for candidates to prepare effectively for the exam.

Clearing the SSC CPO exam opens up various career opportunities for candidates. Candidates who pass the exam will be appointed as a Sub Inspector with the Delhi Police, the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), or an Assistant Sub Inspector with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Moreover, there are opportunities for promotions after clearing the exam. Candidates can also apply for other exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, such as the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam, which offers positions such as Assistant, Inspector, Divisional Accountant, Junior Statistical Officer, and more. With 1876 vacancies announced for the SSC CPO 2023 exam, clearing the exam can lead to a fulfilling career in the government sector.

Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be either: 

a citizen of India, or

a subject of Nepal,

a subject of Bhutan.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories of Nepal and Bhutan above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India

SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF 2024


20-25 years;

Age Relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST

Age relaxation of 3 years for OBC

Essential Educational Qualification (as of 15.08.2024)

Educational Qualification

Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.

Appearing candidates in their final year can also apply however they must possess Essential Qualification on or before the cutoff date;

Candidates who have open and distance learning degrees can also apply

For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police for Male candidates only:

Male candidates must possess a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests (PE&MT) to be eligible for the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police. The male candidates who do not have a Valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) are eligible for the post of Sub Inspector in CAPFs only

SSC CPO Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF 2024

Application fee


Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-Servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

Fee can be paid only through online payment modes, namely BHIM UPI, Net Banking, or by using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, or RuPay Credit or Debit card

Window for Application Form Correction

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Scheme of Examination

Paper I

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
General Intelligence and Reasoning50502 Hours
General Knowledge and General Awareness5050 
Quantitative Aptitude5050 
English Comprehension5050 

Paper II

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English language & Comprehension2002002 hours

Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts I, II and Quantitative Aptitude of Paper-I

There will be a negative marking equal to one-third of the marks allotted to the question for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions

Bonus Marks NCC certificate holder

  • NCC ‘C’ Certificate- 10 marks (5% of the maximum marks)
  • NCC ‘B’ Certificate- 6 marks (3% of the maximum marks)
  • NCC ‘A’ Certificate- 4 marks (2% of the maximum marks)


 General Intelligence and Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision-making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn 14 | P a g e Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, etc

General Knowledge and General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc

Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentages, Ratios and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.


English Language and Comprehension: Questions in these components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of the English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles, etc.), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of words, comprehension, etc.

To prepare for the SSC CPO exam, candidates need to follow certain tips and strategies. One of the most important tips is to create a timetable and mark out the areas in which they are strong and weak. Candidates should regularly practice every topic and try to understand each concept in detail. They should also have a clear idea of all the topics covered in the exam and check the SSC CPO eligibility criteria. Additionally, candidates should stay positive and determined while preparing for the exam. By following these tips and strategies, candidates can prepare effectively and increase their chances of success.

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