SSC CPO Medical Test and Physical Endurance Test – All you need to know

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The SSC CPO 2023 Exam is a golden opportunity for everyone who wishes to join Police (Delhi) and para military forces (CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB) as Sub-Inspectors and ASI (Executive) in CISF. The Exam pattern for SSC CPO 2023 is such that just studying and scoring well in exam papers will not be enough. The candidates will have to be Physically and Medically fit as well to get the Job. The Medical and Physical aspects of the candidates are checked through the SSC CPO Medical Test and Physical Endurance Test. Get complete details about SSC CPO Medical Test and Physical Endurance Test below.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2023:

The examination will consist of :

  • Paper-I
  • Paper-II and
  • Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)


PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
1General Intelligence and Reasoning5050 
2General Knowledge and General Awareness505002 hours
3Quantitative Aptitude5050
4English Comprehension5050 


SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
English language & Comprehension20020002 hours

Note:  There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.

SSC CPO Medical Test, Physical Standard Test(PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET)

The details of the SSC CPO PST, PET and Medical Test are as follows :

Physical Standard Test

The following table gives the details of the physical standards required for all the SSC CPO Posts.

Category of CandidatesHeight (In cm) Chest UnexpandedChest
(i) For male candidates only (General)1708085
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of
Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes162.57782
(ii) For Female candidates only (General)157
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of
Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled
  • Weight standards for the candidates would be corresponding to the height standards for all posts.
  • Height and Chest standards relaxation are applicable for only those who would be producing a certificate in Performa as prescribed in Annexure VIII from the competent authorities of the candidate’s home district.
  • Candidates failing to meet the standards of PET, can appeal to the highest appellate authority on the PST/PET ground. The Appellate authority’s decision would be final, and no further appeals will be entertained.

Physical Endurance Test

Physical Endurance Test requirements for Male and Female candidates are as follows :

Requirements for male candidates

  1. 100 meters race in 16 seconds
  2. 1.6 Km race in 6.5 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 3 chances
  4. High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  5. Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chances

Requirements for female candidates

  1. 100 metres race in 18 seconds
  2. 800 metres race in 4 minutes
  3. Long Jump: 2.7 metres in 3 chances.
  4. High Jump: 0.9 metres in 3 chances.

Physical Endurance test will be of Qualifying nature only, it will not carry any marks.

SSC CPO Medical test

SSC CPO Medical test will be done for all candidates who have qualified in Paper II.

It will be done by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon.

SSC CPO Medical Tests and standards

  1. Eye Test: Without wearing glasses, the minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 and near vision should be N6 and N9 of two eyes without correction. It will be a complete eye check-up and will include tests like Near sight vision, Far Sight Vision and Irish Check. Candidates cannot use lenses on the day of the exam as the officials will check for them by rubbing the eyes. The candidate should possess high colour vision and must not have squint in eyes.
  2. Lasik Surgery : Candidates undergone Lasik surgery are disqualified in medical exam. However, a doctor cannot determine if a candidate has undergone a Lasik surgery unless he or she admits to it. It can only be identified by a machine test and doctors conducting SSC CPO medical test are not allowed to do it. So, answer accordingly.
  3. Colour Blindness Test : Candidates would be asked to read numbers in a colour dotted Book to check for colour blindness.
  4. Flat Foot and Knock Knee Check : Knock Knee test is done to determine whether a candidate’s Knees touch each other when standing at 90-degree angle. If they do, then the candidate is disqualified. In Flat Foot test, the shape of a candidate’s foot is checked. It should be having a curve shape. If the foot is flat instead of curved, candidate is disqualified.
  5. Urine Sample Collection : It is like a routine check-up.
  6. Sharp sensibility Check-up Test of Nose-Ear-Mouth and Teeth.
  7. Blood Test : This is to check haemoglobin, STD, any other such diseases and CBC Report. 
  8. Physical Body Check : Candidate’s B.P, balanced weight and height, BMI calculation and whole body is examined under this test. 
  9. X-Ray of Chest : This test is not done for female candidates as they do not have any chest criteria
  10. Hand Movement Test : Candidates are required to have efficient movement of hands and perfect hand carrying angles.

Apart from the above tests in SSC CPO Medical Test, following are small tests which are also done during SSC CPO Medical Test

  • Ear Check:(must remember to clean your ears using buds before medical test)
  • Teeth: Your teeth must be proper and countable.
  • Varicose Veins: These veins are found from feet to stomach. these are responsible for Varicocle.
  • Arms: Arms should be proper movable.
  • Hydrocele and also piles problem should not be there.
  • Backbone : Your backbone should be in proper and straighten up order.

We hope this blog has answered all your questions about SSC CPO Medical Test.

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