Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducted the SSC CPO pre exam in 2020 for recruitment of personnel for the posts of Sub Inspector in CAPF, Sub Inspector in Delhi, Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF, Sub Inspectors posts and Inspector posts. SSC provides an opportunity to serve for the nation by joining the various public sectors services. This not only provides a secured job but also a prestigious one which comes with all the benefits of Government sector jobs.

Let’s have a quick look at the main events of this exam:

Notification released on17th June, 2020
Online application started on17th June, 2020
Last date to apply16th July, 2020
Last date for online fee payment18th July, 2020
Last date for offline fee payment 20th July, 2020
Paper-1 exam date 23rd to 26th November, 2020
Paper- 2 (mains) exam date 1st March, 2021

Now let’s have a glance on the vacancies available:

Sub-Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)1,395
Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police (female)78
Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police (male) 91
Total vacancies 1,564

Required reservations have been provided for the desirous categories, please check the official website for the same:

Exam Pattern for SSC CPO Paper-2:

Time allotted 2 hours
Number of questions200 questions
Mode of examinationComputer Based Test (CBT)
Type of questions Multiple Choice Type
Language of paper Bilingual (Hindi and English)
  • 1 mark is given for every right answer.
  • No marks will be given to the questions not attempted.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Syllabus for SSC CPO, 2020- Paper 2:

    Question will be from English language and comprehension-

  • Error recognition, grammar, spellings, vocabulary, fill in the blanks with prepositions, articles, verbs etc., sentence structure, sentence completion, antonyms, synonyms, comprehension, idioms, phrases.
  • Best Books for preparation:

  • Objective General English- R S Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis
  • Grammar book by Wren and Martin
  • Manorama Yearbook- Mammen Mathew.

  • Analysis:
  • You should not go on preparing blindly and must know yourself well. By now you would have understood very well what are your weaknesses and what are your strengths, it is time to put efforts in the right direction. Pick up your weak areas and start working on them simultaneously, keep practicing your strong areas too so that you can maintain your status.

  • Make Notes:
  • This is the best time to make note, because remember-‘those who sweat more in peace, bled less in war”. This is the time which is no less than a golden period and you must utilise it to the fullest. The time you will spend right now will prove to be your building blocks in the near future. You’ll have everything in one place and a well sorted manner hence, you don’t need to hustle for study material when your exam will be right around the corner. These notes will also help you in revising the key points.

  • Revision Cycle:
  • This is a mechanism which is very helpful and works miraculously if followed properly. Don’t get sunk totally in the note making process yes, by this we mean that along with making notes you must also keep revising the older ones or the ones that are done. If you’ll go on making notes and adding in to them then there are high chances that you’ll forget what you’ve read or written. Thus, note making and revision must go hand in hand. What you can do is- whatever you’ve written throughout the weak, just revise it on the weekends.

  • Doubt Clearing:
  • You should make sure that you clear all your doubts within the due course of time. You should never procrastinate your doubts because they can make your concepts and knowledge hollow, and you definitely don’t want that. ExamprepTool is one such platform where you can solve any doubts round the clock. Your query will be taken by our experts in the way you want them to. Thus, the solution is right at your fingertips- just go for it.

  • Time Scheduling:
  • Time scheduling or time management is one such thing that can raise your preparation to another level. Yes, time scheduling is very much important. You should assign time as per your strengths and weakness but remember, every subject should compulsorily be given perquisite time, you cannot ignore anything. If you’re having problems sitting for longer hours then try dividing your time into smaller chunks of 25 to 50 minutes and take small breaks between them. This way you will feel refreshed after every small break and can focus in a better way.

  • Previous Year Papers:
  • Previous year papers are in a way Bible to you. You should analyse them properly and should also solve them. This will help you in carving out those extra things which are not very much important from your exam point of view and will give you a better insight of what is being asked frequently. With previous year papers you can also check your preparation level.

    With a predetermined strategy and single minded approach you can approach anything.

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