SSC CPO study materials : Books, Exam pattern

SSC CPO Recruitment Exam: Study Materials

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SSC CPO Study Materials For Exam Preparation

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts a national examination to recruit candidates for the Central Police Organization (CPO). The qualifying candidates are selected for the position of  Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Like any other competitive exam, it is challenging but can be easily cracked with the help of significant study materials. 

Before diving into the SSC CPO study materials, it is crucial to be aware of who and all can apply for the SSC CPO posts and the examination scheme. The SSC CPO examination consists of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II, and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All four stages of the examination are compulsory. 

Who can apply for SSC CPO Recruitment?

Candidates with an age limit between 20-25 years can apply for this exam.

Note: Candidate should note that the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only, will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note 2: Departmental candidates amongst Constables, Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police with minimum three years’ service, who shall not be more than 30 years (33 years for OBC and 35 years for SC/ ST) of age, may also apply for filling up of Departmental Vacancies of Sub-Inspector (Executive)-Male.

The upper age limit is relaxable for Central Government Civilian Employees, per extant Government order.

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.

Scheme of Examination - Central Police Organization (SSC CPO)

The examination will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory.

  1. Computer-Based Examination (Paper – I)
  2. PET / PST Examination (Mandatory but Qualifying in Nature)
  3. Paper – II
  4. Medical Examination
  5. Document Verification

The subjects of SSC CPO Paper-I

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

The Subjects of SSC CPO Paper -11

  • English Language & Comprehension

Now that we know the examination scheme and subjects, let us explore the appropriate study material for it. 

General Intelligence and Reasoning

The books listed below are the best ones to prepare for the SSC CPO examination. You can prepare for the General Intelligence and Reasoning subject with the help of these books effectively.

Book

Author

Publication

Reasons to Select the Book

Testbook’s General Intelligence & Reasoning SmartBook 

Testbook

S.Chand

·       This book contains over 4000 questions. Candidates who prepare from this book can excel in the subject. 

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

Bsc Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd

·       This best-selling book uses simple, easy-to-understand language. It covers different kinds of reasoning questions. 

A Modern Approach to Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

S. Chand

·       This book label is one of the best in the market and publishes books for several competitive exams. 

·       This book consists of various practice examination papers. It also has solved examples for practice. 

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Arihant

·       This book covers the non-verbal reasoning aspect. It can help candidates master the “Tricks of the Trade.”

·       Candidates can study questions from previous SSC CPO competitive exams in the book.

General Knowledge and General Awareness

 

Book

Author

Publication

Reasons to Select the Book

Testbook’s General Knowledge SmartBook 

 

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Testbook

 

Dr. Binay Karn

S. Chand

This book has over 4000 questions which can prepare candidates well for the GK section. Good preparation of this subject can boost the exam score.

A General Knowledge Book that covers an exhaustive range of topics.

Manorama Yearbook 2022

Mammen Mathew

The Malayala Manorama

The Malayala Manorama publication issues the book on the subject every year. They cover all the current affairs, GK facts and the latest developments in science and technology.

This book covers various topics of history and Indian polity. 

Quick General Awareness

Disha Publication

With every yearly edition, the book covers all the latest current affairs. 

 Not only SSC CPO aspirants but  aspirants of SSC CGL, MTS, and CHSL exams can also refer to it.

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative aptitude is one of the most important subjects in the SSC CPO examination. The section demands command on speed and accuracy. The below table lists all the important books for Quantitative Aptitude. You can include them in your SSC CPO study plan

Book

Author

Publication

Reasons to Select the Book

Testbook’s Quantitative Aptitude SmartBook 

Testbook

S. Chand

  • This book contains over 4000 questions which can prepare a candidate for every topic of this subject.

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Arihant

  • Candidates refer to this book as it contains all the basic concepts and tips on how to solve questions quickly. 

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal

S Chand

  • The book is used to prepare Quants for many competitive exams. 
  • Students can find formulae, solved examples, notes, practice sets and answer keys in this book. 

Advance Math

Rakesh Yadav

  • The book adequately covers each important topic. 
  • There are many sample papers in the book. Candidates can refer to them and assess their preparation level. 

English Comprehension

In the SSC CPO examination, the English comprehension subject mainly covers four sub-topics, including Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Writing. The table below lists all the essential books to cover while preparing for this subject. 

Book

Author

Publication

Reasons to Select the Book

Testbook’s English Language SmartBook

Testbook

S. Chand

  • This book contains over 4000 questions, covering all topics. 
  • The book comes in handy to prepare for all SSC examinations. 

Objective General English

S.P Bakshi

Arihant

  • There are four sections in this book. First on language syntax, second on verbal ability and last two on grammar usage. 

Word Power Made Easy




High School English Grammar

Norman Lewis




Wren And Martin

Goyal Publisher

  • This is one of the most widely-used books by competitive exam aspirants. 
  • Candidates use this book for vocabulary building. It helps them learn new words by understanding the use of root words. 
  • Wren and Martin s High School English Grammar & Composition is one of the most popular and widely used reference books on English Grammar

A Mirror of Common Errors

Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh

  • This book contains error detection-type questions. 
  • It is available in English and Hindi languages.

Paramount English for General Competitions Vol – 1

Paramount Authors

KD Publication

  • The book helps clear basic concepts and contains many practice assessments. 
  • Candidates can practice several grammar topics like verbs, tenses, active-passive voices, subject-verb agreement, etc.

We hope this article was helpful and informative for you. If you are an aspiring candidate, you can refer to these books for better preparation and fruitful results.

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