SSC CPO Exam 2017: Pattern, Syllabus & Useful Books for both Papers


SSC CPO Exam 2017 will be held in the month of June. At this point in time, you should be aware of the SSC CPO Exam pattern and the latest syllabus. Also, go through our list of recommended books, which have been compiled keeping in mind the choice of successful CPO aspirants from the past. The SSC CPO exam will last for a week. This means that around ten and fifteen lakh candidates are expected to appear for it. This exam has long been awaited. So give your very best to be a part of India’s most prestigious security wings

SSC CPO Exam Dates 2017

Paper I30.06.2017 to 07.07.2017
Paper II08.10.2017.


SSC CPO Exam Scheme 2017



The SSC CPO Examination 2017 will consist of of two papers. Paper-I will be held from 30.06.2017 to 07.07.2017 and Paper – II will be held on 08.10.2017.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper I

AGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning
BGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness
CQuantitative Aptitude
DEnglish Comprehension

SSC CPO Exam Section Wise Questions, Marks & Duration

SectionNo. of Question & Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning50 & 50
General Knowledge and General Awareness50 & 50
Quantitative Aptitude50 & 50
English Comprehension50 & 50


The total duration of the exam is 2 hours i.e 120 minutes

SSC CPO Exam Pattern – Paper II

SectionNo. of Questions & Marks
English language & Comprehension200 & 200

The total duration of the exam is 2 hours i.e 120 minutes

Negative Marking in SSC CPO Exam 2017

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer in both Paper-I and Paper-II under SSC CPO exam 2017. Candidates are, therefore, advised to be extremely careful while attempting questions. Over confidence will cost them dearly.


Latest Syllabus Prescribed Officially for SSC CPO Exam – Paper I


AnalogiesSimilarities & Differences
Space VisualizationSpatial Orientation
Problem SolvingAnalysis
JudgementDecision Making
Visual MemoryDiscrimination
ObservationBlood Relations
Arithmetic ReasoningFigural Classification
Number SeriesCoding & Decoding
Statement & ConclusionSyllogistic Reasoning
Folding & CompetitionEmbedded Figures
Critical ThinkingDrawing Inferences
Emotional IntelligenceSocial Intelligence



Current Affairs from the last 6 to 12 monthsEvents of everyday importance
India & its NeighboursGeography of India & the World
History & Culture of IndiaPolity
Economy and World TrendsEnvironment
General Science & TechnologyGK



Whole NumbersFractions
Ratio and ProportionProfit & Loss
Simple InterestCompound Interest
Square RootAverages
DiscountPartnership Business
Mixture and AllegationTime and distance
Time & workBasic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds
Graphs of Linear EquationsTriangle and its various kinds of centres
Congruency and similarity of trianglesCircle and its chords
TangentsAngles subtended by chords of a circle
Common tangents to two or more circlesTriangles
QuadrilateralsRegular Polygons
CirclesRight Prism
Right Circular ConeRight Circular Cylinder
Rectangular ParallelepipedSpheres  &  Hemispheres
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square baseTrigonometry
Degree and Radian MeasuresStandard Identities
Complementary anglesHeights and Distances
HistogramFrequency polygon
Bar diagramPi Chart



The main aim of this section is to test a candidate’s grasp over basic English including his level of understanding, basic grammar and even spellings & meanings.

Latest Syllabus Prescribed Officially for SSC CPO Exam – Paper II

 Error Recognition Fill in the Blanks
 Verbs Preposition
 Vocabulary Spelling
 Grammar Sentences
 Synonyms& Antonyms Phrases & Idioms

Only those candidates, qualified in Physical Standard Test of SSC CPO exam and found medically fit will be allowed to appear in Paper-II.


SSC CPO Exam 2017: Most Preferred Books for English 

 Objective English R.S Aggarwal
 High School English Grammar Wren & Martin
 Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
 Reading Comprehension Ajay Singh

SSC CPO Exam 2017: Most Preferred Books for General Intelligence & Reasoning

 General Intelligence & Reasoning Kunwar Ishwar Singh Rathore
 General Intelligence & Reasoning S Chand
 SSC Reasoning V S Srivastava
 A New Approach to Reasoning B.S. Sijwalii and Indu Sijwali

SSC CPO Exam 2017: Most Preferred Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams R.S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma
Short Cuts in Quantitative Aptitude Disha Experts
Study Notes for Quantitative Aptitude Sourav Das

SSC CPO Exam 2017: Most Preferred Books for General Awareness

 Lucent’s General KnowledgeDr. Binay Karn
 General KnowledgeManohar Pandey
 India Year BookGovernment of India
 Manorma Year BookMammen Mathew



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