How to prepare for SSC CPO Exam

The SSC conducts the CPO Exam to recruit candidates into the Central Police Organization as Sub-Inspectors, ASI, Inspectors, etc. The SSC CPO exam is mostly conducted in 4 stages- Paper I, Physical Tests( Physical Standards Test, Physical Endurance Test), Paper II, and the Medical Examination

The Exam needs a thorough preparation as the SSC CPO syllabus consists of a vast number of topics in each paper. This article will help the candidates understand the syllabus for the SSC CPO Exam and help them prepare in a proper way.

The SSC CPO syllabus is given below:

Paper SSC CPO Syllabus



Paper I

General Intelligence &  Reasoning
General Awareness & General Knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension
Paper II English Language & Comprehension

The preparation tips for each subject is given below:

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

  • Candidates should improve their practice in this section as this part is logical in nature.
  • Candidates should work on important topics related to this subject.
  • Candidates should practice a lot of previous years’ question set and mock papers
  • Candidates should have short notes on difficult topics which they can revise anytime.

General Awareness & General Knowledge:

  • Aspirants should be updated on important newspapers and magazines
  • Important events and incidents in history should be learnt
  • Being updated on the current affairs is a must

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Candidates should focus on faster calculations and tricks
  • Daily practice is needed to improve the solving speed
  • Avoiding minor mistakes will fetch the candidates a good score.

English Language & Comprehension:

  • This section requires a lot of attention towards sentence formation, grammar.
  • Candidates should improve their writing skills by practising a lot of mock papers.
  • Candidates should try practising different types of writing for a common topic to improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills.
  • Reading a lot of newspaper and magazines will help the candidates improve their command over English.

Important Pointers for SSC CPO Exam:

  • Knowledge of the SSC CPO Syllabus and exam pattern is a must on a daily basis. This helps the candidates to be updated on the exam and not waste time preparing irrelevant topics.
  • Improving solving speed is very much necessary as this helps the candidates to manage time and answer maximum correct questions.
  • Aspirants should refer to proper study material for each topic to improve on the respective subjects.
  • Working on the weak areas will help improve your score in the exam.
  • Practising a lot of question papers from the previous years will improve the success rate in the SSC CPO Exam.
  • The major thing to focus on is avoiding the stress of Exam. Keeping the mind calm and relaxed during preparation will ultimately improve candidates’ success rate.