SSC CPO SI/ ASI 2017 Recruitment – Best tips & plan to crack capf exam

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India with its headquarters located at New Delhi.  At present it has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore. It also has two Sub- Regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.  The important function of SSC is to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

Every year Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts recruitment exam for the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF – Central Armed Police Forces viz ITBP, CRPF, BSF, SSB, CISF .  Likewise this year also the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced that the Organization is going to release the SSC CPO SI, ASI Recruitment Notification for the year 2017.  The Recruitment Advertisement will soon be available in the official web portal of the Organization.  Interested and Dedicated Candidates have to apply online if they fulfill the eligibility standards.  It is a great job opportunity for those Aspirants who prefer Defense Jobs for their career and were seeking for such job openings. They should grab this opportunity.  In this article we will provide SSC CPO SI, ASI Vacancy details.  These details will be helpful for the youths who are going to apply for this upcoming vacancies. Through this post they will have an idea about the Application Process, Eligibility, Exam pattern, Syllabus, Cut offs, Recommended books for preparation, salary, etc.  We will also provide the exam preparation tips so that you can easily crack the written exam.

SSC CPO SI/ ASI 2017 Recruitment


Central Police Organization Sub Inspector, Assistant Sub Inspector Exam (CPO SI/ASI) is conducted by Staff Selection Commission on National Level to fill required number of candidates to the post of Sub-Inspectors in various Central Government Police Organizations CRPF, ITBP, CBI, SSB, CISF, BSF & SI in Delhi Police etc. Due to its National Approach job aspirants across the country who fulfills the eligibility criteria and wants to join these organizations apply for this exam.

Below we have mentioned all the details of SSC CPO SI/ASI Recruitment 2017 :-

SSC SI CAPF 2017 Recruitment: Posts & Participating CAPFs

  • Sub – Inspector in Delhi Police
  • Sub – Inspector in Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Sub – Inspector in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Sub – Inspector in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sub – Inspector in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  • Sub – Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Assistant Sub -Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force(CISF)


SSC SI CAPF Salary 2017

Classification Post Grade Pay Gross Salary In Hand Salary
Group ‘C’ by Delhi Police Sub Inspector in Delhi Police 4200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial Sub-Inspector in CAPFs 4200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
Group ‘C’ Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF 2800 27,766 – 31,790 25,123 – 29,147



Nationality :-

A citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has 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.

Educational Qualifications:-

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police only: Male candidates must carry a valid Driving License for motor cycle and car during physical endurance test, otherwise they will not be allowed to undergo physical endurance test.

Age Limit:-

  • Minimum age is 20 years and maximum age is 25 years.

Age Relaxation:

S.No Category Max. Age Limit
1 SC/ST 30 years
2 OBC 28 years
3 Ex-Servicemen (General) 28  years
4 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 31 years
5 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 33 years
6 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (General) 30 years
7 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (OBC) 33 years
8 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in  the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST) 35 years



The SSC CPO Recruitment 2017 Selection Process consists of the following stages :

  1. Written Test.
  2. Physical Endurance Test/Medical Test.
  3. Personal Interview.

Written Test  : –  

  • The written test will consist of Two Papers Paper I and Paper II.
  • Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts A, B and C of Paper I.
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer marked on OMR Answer Sheet.
  • Note-I: The Commission reserves the right to conduct Tier I and/or Tier II Exam in computer based mode. The Commission also reserves the right to add an additional Tier in the scheme of Examination.
  • NOTE-II: Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic/electrical device for answering any paper (Test Booklets).
  • NOTE-III: Commission will place the answer keys of Paper-I and Paper-II on its website after the examination. Objections and claims if any, received within the time limit specified while placing answer keys will be examined by the Commission with the help of experts, if necessary, and the decision of the Commission will be final.


Paper I :

Duration – Two Hours [ 10 AM to 12 PM ]

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness2 50 50
Part C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Part D English Comprehension 50 50

Paper II :

Only those candidates, qualified in PET/PST and found medically fit will be allowed to appear in Paper-II.

Subject Maximum Marks /Questions. Duration and timing
English language & Comprehension 200 marks/200 questions Two Hours (2.00 PM to 4.00PM)



Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper I would be required to appear in the Physical Endurance Test/Medical examination.  The Physical Endurance Test and Physical Standard Test is Mandatory for all posts which is as follows –

Physical Standard for Male candidates

SN Category of candidates Height Chest (unexpanded) Chest (expanded)
1 For male candidates only (General) 170 cm 80 cm 85 cm
2 For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas. Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim 165 cm 80 cm 85 cm
3 For all candidates who are is belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 cm 77 cm 82 cm

Physical Standard for female candidates

SN Category of candidates Height Chest (unexpanded) Chest (expanded)
1 For Female candidates only General 157 cm Not Applicable Not Applicable
2 For candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas. Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States, and Sikkim 155 cm Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 For all candidates who are belonging to Scheduled Tribes or ST 154 cm Not Applicable Not Applicable

Physical Efficiency (Endurance) Test (PET):

Candidates will have to undergo the following test during the endurance test. It is essential for the candidates to qualify the following test:

SN For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
1 100 meters race in 16 seconds 100 meters race in 18 seconds
2 1.6 kilometers run in 6.5 minutes 800 meters race in 4mints
3 Long Jump: 3.65mtr in 3 chances Long Jump: 2.7m (9 feet) in 3 chances
4 High Jump: 1.2m in 3 chances Long Jump: 2.7m (9 feet) in 3 chances
5 Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5m in 3 chances

Weight: Corresponding to height for all posts.

 Medical standard (For all posts):

  • Eye Sight  : The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction i.e. without wearing of glasses.
  • The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes and they should possess high colour vision.
  • They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.



  • All applications must be submitted online only from the official site
  • All candidates who apply in response to the advertisement released by the CLOSING DATE will be assigned Roll numbers which will be placed on the website of the concerned Regional Office at least two weeks before the date of the examination.
  • A candidate must write his/her Roll number along with his/her name, date of birth and name of the examination while addressing any communication to the concerned regional office of the Commission. Communication from the candidate not furnishing these particulars shall not be entertained.
  • Admission Certificates (ACs) for the Examination indicating the time table and also venues of examination for each candidate will be placed on the website of the concerned Regional Office at least two weeks before the date of examination. It will not be sent by post.
  • If any candidate is unable to download his admission certificate for the examination one week before the date of examination, he/she must immediately contact the concerned regional/sub regional office(s) of the commission with details such as registration id, transaction id of SBI, copy of challan etc. for obtaining the admission certificates. Failure to do so will deprive him/her of any claim for consideration.
  • The photographs used by the candidates must be a recent, relaxed face, colour picture, against a light- coloured, preferably white, background.
  • Candidates should bring 3 passport size photographs for affixing it in the Commission’s copy of Admission Certificate in the presence of Invigilator, if required. Candidates not carrying photographs will not be allowed to appear in the examination. Candidate are advised to keep 10 copies of the same photograph, which was uploaded/affixed in the application form, with them till the completion of entire examination process to facilitate easy identification.




  1. Time Management : Candidates must have a well-planned strategy about which section to appear for first in the exam and how much time to devote in each section. This will ensure you to visit all the sections of the paper and you will be able to come across the easy questions hidden in all the sections.  Always try to find out questions which are less time consuming in each section.  Make sure that you do not get stuck on any question and avoid spending too much time on a single question.
  1. Combination of Speed & Accuracy : Speed and Accuracy is the ultimate way to success. These are the foremost important factors in the exam.  For increasing speed, solve easier questions first and mark the tough ones for the left time.  Spending too much time on a single question will tend to reduce your speed, so if you are not able to solve it within 1 minute then move on.
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning  :-  Reasoning basically is related with logical thinking. The questions from this area are generally from areas like Number series, Coding-Decoding, Arrangement-Direction test, Non verbal ,Classification (odd one out) test, Mathematical operations, cubes and cubical dice test , Syllogisms , Statement conclusion etc. Make sure that you practice a lot for this section, get previous year question papers and notice the trend. Try to solve questions in time pressure, this will enable you to develop a habit of doing more questions in less time.
  3. General Awareness :- This section is divided into two parts in SSC .One is static GK and the other one is current affairs. Most of the students only focus on reading newspapers and monthly magazines to clear this section but, they don’t realize that almost 80%of the general awareness questions come from Static general knowledge and science. So, you have to make Science and Static your first priority.  You should have knowledge of History, Geography, Economics, Science and Current Affairs.
  4. Quantitative Aptitude :- Quantitative aptitude requires two things: 1) Conceptual Clarity and 2) Practice. The key areas of this section are Ratio and Partnership, Number theory, Average and Allegations, Time speed and distance, Algebra, Percentage, Data interpretation, Trigonometry and Geometry. Prepare these topics from class 8th,9th and 10th NCERT math books. Pay more attention towards Trigonometry, Percentage, Algebra and Geometry as maximum number of question come from these sections.
  5. Verbal Ability :- The main areas of English section will be Vocabulary, Grammar (including Active passive and Direct and indirect Speech) Idioms, Spelling test, Sentence completion and Reading Comprehension. To master this section start preparing with vocabulary as a good vocabulary will help you winning the half battle because half of the verbal ability section is filled the question based on words. Go through with the basic rules of grammar with a deep focus on Active and Passive voice and Direct and Indirect Speech. And don’t take comprehension part lightly as there will be 10 questions from Reading comprehension only.


Tips and StrategiesThe Days Before Exam
Those candidates who are preparing for their examinations need to keep some simple things in mind and use them for their written examination to cross the first hurdle in their way to get selected for the various positions in question.
  • Get all the recent ongoing events on your fingertips:  It is very important to have a positive attitude towards news of national and international importance and keep them on your fingertips. These would help you immensely to solve the questions related to general awareness paper. This would also make you more subtle and confident while you answer your questions in the examination.
  • Practice is the key:  This is the key for any competitive examination as this could only prepare an aspiring candidate to solve tricky answers in the examination hall in limited time.
  • Keep an eye on the watch: There are thousands of aspiring candidates who would like to take this opportunity and would apply for the written examination. Among them only those candidates who could score the cutoff marks could make it to the next round. In order to be in the list of selected candidates, you need to initiate you preparation in such a manner that you do not fail in the examination centre. You must keep a watch ticking beside you as you might have to answer 200 questions in 2 hours’ time, which is not at all an easy feat to achieve. This needs adequate practice and dedication while preparing for the examinations.
  • Do not strike the panic button: It is most common among the candidates to get nervous or tensed just before the examination. It would not at all help the candidates in the examination but on the contrary could lower their chances while they are answering the questions in the examination hall. A little anxiety before examinations are normal but making it superficial to control your brain and making it the reason for fear is something very dangerous and should be avoided. Candidates could take help of regular meditation or focus games to relieve the stress and dribble strategically with their mind and body functioning together.


Note  :  For the exact  details the candidates are advised to visit the official site of Commission.

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