- Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police & Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)
- Assistant Sub Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
As per the first notification, the SSC CPO Examination 2016 was scheduled to be held as two papers;
- Paper 1 on March 20, 2016
- Paper 2 on June 5, 2016
The whole examination process has been clumsy, but now the declaration of final result will mark the end of controversies. SSC conducted Paper 1 on March 20, 2016 as per the schedule, but the exam was cancelled by the Commission.
Later, SSC decided to conduct the re-examination (Paper 1) in computer based mode. The candidates who had actually appeared in the March 20 exam were then asked to appear for computer-based re-examination on June 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11.
The results of Paper 1 (re-exam) were initially declared on July 20, however, the Commission observed some discrepancies because of system error and therefore the result was withdrawn the same day. Later the revised results were declared on July 28.
Every year thousands of candidates appear for the said exam and this year total 51,659 candidates (46,060 Male & 5,599 Female) were declared qualified in Paper 1. These shortlisted candidates were then asked to appear for Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ PST. The Commission had also announced that it will administer PET & Medical examination in August, followed by Paper 2 in November/ December.
Those found medically fit in PET & Medical exam were then issued admission certificates to appear in Paper 2. SSC conducted Paper 2 for those qualified in PET/ PST on December 18, 2016 and the results were announced on January 31, 2017.
Based on the cut-off in Paper 2, 10,576 candidates were declared qualified. This included 9,650 Male & 926 Female candidates and these were instructed to appear in Review Medical Exam. The review medical examination for the post was scheduled to be conducted by CISF in the month of July. Later, as much as 125 candidates were called at CISF Unit SSC Noida from August 2 to 8.
As per the selection process, These candidates will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of total marks in written examination, the candidates are to be shortlisted on the basis of total marks in Paper 1 & 2. There will be no interviews under SSC CPO Examination 2016, as clarified by the Commission.
The candidates appointed on the basis of this exam, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training and pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority.