How to Prepare for SSC CPO 2019 – Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CPOin three stages – Paper 1, PET/PST and Paper 2. Before beginning preparation for SSC CPO exam, candidates should be familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus for the exam. After getting a better understanding of all the stages of the exam, candidates can start their preparation for SSC CPO 2019. A well-planned preparation schedule is crucial to excel in the exam stages. Candidates can check this article to know how to prepare for SSC CPO 2019. This article provides exam pattern, syllabus, preparation tips, important topics for the exam, best book, etc. for the feasibility of candidates.
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Sub-Inspector (SI) exam for recruitment of candidates to CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police.
The Commission will provide the exam pattern of SSC CPO 2019 along with the notification. Paper 1 comprises four subjects – General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Paper 2 is held to assess candidates’ knowledge and ability to use the English language. The complete exam pattern has been given below:
Number of questions
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Knowledge and General Awareness
English Language and Comprehension
The syllabus of SSC CPO 2019 will be provided by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) with the notification. SSC CPO syllabus 2019 contains the subjects and list of topics that will be required for the examination. Candidates should be familiar with the topics of the exam to secured better marks and qualify the exam stages. The list of syllabus has been given in the table below.
Semantics, Number and Figures, Problem Solving, Word Building, Numerical Operations, Venn Diagrams, Decoding and Classification, Critical thinking, Emotional and Social Intelligence
History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Polity, Indian Constitution and Scientific Research
Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Time and distance, Basic Algebraic Identities, Linear Equations, Triangle, Circle, Tangents, Angles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Sphere, Hemispheres, Trigonometric Ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram and Pie chart
Proficiency in the English Language
Comprehension and writing ability
Error recognition, Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idioms, Comprehension
The best books for SSC CPO examination for the various sections of Paper 1 are given below.
Best books for SSC CPO - General Intelligence and Reasoning
Name of Book
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Best books for SSC CPO exam – General Knowledge and General Awareness
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Best books for SSC CPO - Quantitative Aptitude
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations.
Best books for SSC CPO - English Comprehension
Objective General English
Word Power Made Easy
The best books available for Paper 2 of SSC CPO exam has been given in the table below.
Candidates should plan their preparation schedule well in advance
Candidates should be familiar with the syllabus, important topics and exam pattern of SSC CPO
Candidates should finish the syllabus at least two months prior to the commencement of exam
Having completed the syllabus, candidates should begin the revision process
Candidates should solve sample papers and previous years’ question papers on a regular basis
Read newspapers, magazines regularly
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