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SSC CPO Instructions

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SSC CPO Instructions

SSC CPO Instructions on Test Day

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SSC CPO Instructions is a comprehensive guide pertaining to various aspects of the SSC CPO Test day and Test Centers of the Online examinations. Candidates are strongly advised to read the instructions carefully to get acquainted with all the elements of the SSC CPO Recruitment process.


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1. ID – requirements: Candidates will have to invariably produce and submit the requisite documents such as valid call letter, a photocopy of photo-identity proof bearing the same name as it appears on the online submitted application form etc. at the time of examinations (Paper I and Paper II).

2. Call letter to be Submitted: Candidates should write their Roll No. & Registration No. on the photocopy of photo identity proof. Candidates will not be permitted to appear for the examination if they do not bring the call letter along with the photo identity proof in original and a photocopy. Candidates will be required to put their left thumb impression clearly and sign clearly in the respective spaces provided on the call letter in the presence of the invigilator in the examination hall. Candidates should hand over the call letter along with the photocopy of the photo identity proof duly stapled together to the invigilator in the examination hall, when he/she collects the call letters.

3. Punctuality in Attendance: Candidates should be present at the examination hall before the time given in the call letter. Candidates arriving late will not be permitted to enter the Examination Hall. No query in this connection shall be entertained.

4. Compliance with Instructions: Candidates should scrupulously follow the instructions given by test administrators and the invigilators at all the stages of the examination for which they have been called. If any candidate violates the instructions they will be disqualified and may also be asked to leave the examination hall.

5. Items not allowed inside the examination center:


  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.

  • Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.

  • Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, etc.

  • Any metallic item

  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.

  • Other items like Goggles, Handbags, Hair-pin, Hair-band, Belt, Cap, etc.

  • Any ornament like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, brooch etc. should be thoroughly checked.

  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, blue tooth devices etc.


6. Candidates cannot leave their seat unless allowed.

7. Use of Stationery: Candidates should bring stationary such as pencils, eraser and a ballpoint pen to the examination hall.

8. Rough work to be done on the sheet provided: You should do all the necessary rough work on sheet provided only. After the test is over, you should hand over the sheet, given for rough work to the invigilator before leaving the room. Any candidate who does not return or is found to attempt to take or pass on the questions or answers inside or outside the examination hall will be disqualified and the SBI may take further action against him/her as per the rules.

9. Travelling Allowance not admissible: No travelling allowance or other expenses in connection with the examination will be paid.

10. The possibility for occurrences of some problem in the administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such a problem, which may include the conduct of another examination if considered necessary.

11. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations and police complaints.


Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false or suppress any material information while filling in the application form. Candidates are also warned that they should in no case attempt to alter or otherwise tamper with any entry in a document or the attested certified copy submitted by them nor should they submit a tampered/ fabricated document.

Without prejudice to criminal action/ debarment from Commission’s examination wherever necessary, candidature will be summarily cancelled at any stage of the recruitment in respect of such candidates found to have indulged in any of the following:

  • In possession of mobile phone & accessories including earphone and cords, Bluetooth devices and other electronic gadgets in the examination hall/ lab, whether in use or in switched off mode or otherwise.

  • Using unfair means in the examination hall/lab.

  • Obtaining support for his/ her candidature by any means.

  • Impersonate/ Procuring impersonation by any person.

  • Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with.

  • Making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information.

  • Resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his /her candidature for the examination.

  • Disruption of examination process, instigating other candidates or resorting to any other unruly behavior in the examination hall/ lab.

  • Misbehaving in any manner in the examination hall/ lab with the Supervisor, Invigilator or Commission’s representatives.

  • Intimidating or causing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of examination.

  • Not fulfilling the eligibility conditions mentioned in the Notice.

  • Any other ground which the Commission considers to be sufficient cause.

  • Ex-servicemen (ExS) who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts on regular basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are NOT eligible for fee concession. However, eligibility for claiming benefit of reservation under ExS category will be considered as per OM No.36034/1/2014-Estt (Res) dated 14th August 2014 issued by DoP&T.

  • The period of “Call up Service” of an Ex-Serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for purpose of age relaxation as per rules.

  • For any serviceman of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as Ex-Serviceman for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation, he must have already acquired, the status of ex-servicemen at the relevant time of submitting his application for the Post/Service and is in a position to establish his acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he would complete specified term of engagement from the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the closing date for receipt of application or otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

  • A Matriculate Ex-Serviceman (which term includes an Ex-Serviceman, who has obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of education or the corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force), who has put in not less than 15 years of service as on closing date with Armed Forces of the Union shall be considered eligible for appointment to the Group ‘C’ posts of SI in Delhi Police, and ASI in CISF against posts reserved for Ex-S only. Thus, those Non-Graduate Ex-Servicemen who have not completed 15 years of service as on the last date for receipt of applications are not eligible for these posts. Further, as per extant guidelines of Department of Personnel and Training deemed graduation of Indian Army Special Certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force on completion of 15 years in Armed Forces is not applicable for Group ‘B’ posts.


An ex-serviceman means a person:

  1. Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union, and

    1. Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension

    2. Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to Military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or another disability pension

    3. Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment.


  2. Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity, and includes personnel of the Territorial Army.

  3. Personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstance beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension.

  4. Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April, 1987.

  5. Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army.

  6. Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension.