SSC CPO Cut Off 2020: Reasons Behind Less Cut Off As Compared to Previous Years

SSC CPO Cut Off 2020: SSC CPO examination for selecting individuals to various posts under the Police Departments is conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission. The paper 1 examination is the initial stage after which candidates are called for the PET/PST, Paper 2 and medical examination. Candidates are qualified for the next stage on the basis of the cut-off marks set up by the Commission separately for male and female candidates.

Based on the data of the SSC CPO’s previous year cut off, it can be seen that the SSC CPO 2019 Paper 1 cut off for the exam held from 09.12.2019 to 13.12.2019 has declined rapidly. What are the reasons behind less cut off of SSC CPO as compared to previous years? Let’s take a look at the SSC CPO Paper 1 cut off over the years and the factors that can be the possible reasons for the decline in SSC CPO Paper 1 cut off.

SSC CPO Paper 1 Cut Off Of Male Candidates Over the Years

The SSC CPO Paper 1 cut off for male candidates in 2019 was 101.19 as compared to 140.08. There a huge decline in the cut off even after the normalization of marks.

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
General 85.00 88.25 89.75 117.25 140.08 101.19
OBC 70.00 74.00 77.00 102.00 133.36 91.28
SC 63.25 68.00 67.75 90.25 111.17 70.67
ST 59.25 65.00 67.25 90.00 111.17 74.54
Ex-Servicemen 40.00 63.00 30.00 43.00 70.00 86.95

SSC CPO Paper-I Cut Off Of Female Candidates Over the Years

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
General 81.85 83.00 83.50 112.50 137.60 104.12
OBC 68.00 70.75 69.50 97.75 127.51 97.78
SC 61.00 62.00 60.25 84.75 99.50 75.45
ST 54.00 60.00 58.25 81.00 110.31 73.59
Ex-Servicemen 30.00 91.72

 

Number of Candidates Selected

As seen from the data given below, there has been a rise in the number of candidates selected in Paper 1 for Physical standard Test. There is a 140% increase in the number of male candidates qualified for the next stage. This is an indication that the SSC CPO Vacancy can be higher this year as compared to the previous year.
Category Male Candidates Selected Female Candidates Selected
2018 2019 2018 2019
UR 5902 5939 735 890
OBC 6736 14658 812 1302
SC 3065 8282 386 892
ST 1713 4403 237 420
EWS 5314 531
Total 17416 41888 2170 4035

 

Difficulty Level of exam

As per the review of students received for the SSC CPO 2019 Paper 1 exam, the level of the exam was difficult compared to the previous years. The quantitative aptitude section was calculative and lengthy. This can be a possible reason for the decline in cut off for SSC CPO Paper 1 2019 exam.

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