SSC CPO General Awareness – Syllabus, Books & Preparation Tips

SSC CPO 2018 Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 4th to 10th June 2018. This means just around 40 days are left for the preparation of the exam. As per the SSC CPO 2018 exam pattern, 50 marks have been allocated for General Awareness section. The SSC CPO General awareness section is the most scoring and less time-consuming sections of the exam. If SSC CPO General Awareness section is prepared well then students can easily score 80 – 90% marks in this section. Scores in the SSC CPO General awareness section could prove to be a game changer and ensure you a high rank in the final merit list of the SSC CPO 2018 Exam.

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To help you gain an advantage in the SSC CPO 2018 exam we are publishing this blog. It will give you a clear preparation path for the SSC CPO General Awareness section. We will cover the Syllabus for SSC CPO General Awareness, the books to be referred to cover the syllabus and finally few preparation tips to ensure that you do not waste your precious time.

SSC CPO 2018 Exam Pattern.

Paper-1

Part Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50  
2 General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50 02 hours
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 English Comprehension 50 50  

Paper-2

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English language & Comprehension 200 200 02 hours

Note:  There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.

SSC CPO General Awareness Syllabus

The SSC CPO 2018 Exam Notification has clearly defined the syllabus for SSC CPO General Awareness section. The details are as per below.

  • General awareness of the environment around and its application to society.
  • Current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research. Etc.

SSC CPO General Awareness Books

Subject Books
General Knowledge Lucent’s General knowledge and Newspapers
Current Affairs Newspapers and monthly magazines
History NCERT class 6 to 10 & Lucent’s GK
Geography NCERT class 8 to 12 & Lucent’s GK
Economics NCERT class 6 to 10 & Lucent’s GK
Polity NCERT class 6 to 10 & Lucent’s GK
Science NCERT class 6 to 10 & Science reporter magazine

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SSC CPO General Awareness – 2017 Exam paper analysis

Subject No. of Questions Difficulty level
GK and Current Affairs 4-5 Easy
History 6-7 Easy
Geography 5-6 Easy
Economics 4-5 Moderate
Polity 5-6 Easy
Science – Physics 4-5 Easy
Science – Ecology 4-5 Moderate
Science – Biology 7-8 Easy
Science – Chemistry 7-8 Easy
Science – Computer 3-4 Moderate

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SSC CPO General Awareness Preparation Tips

  • Everyone knows that General Awareness plays an important part in the final score of a candidate in SSC CPO Exam. Therefore, all will work hard to score well in this section. The Difference between everyone and the successful candidates will be the manner in which they prepare for the SSC CPO General awareness section of the exam. Hard work will have to be put into the preparation, but the candidates who do smart work along with hard work will have better chances of being successful.
  • Effective management of time will be the key. How much time to spend on which preparation will have to be decided by the candidate based on his/her strengths and weaknesses.
  • Notes Making of all the topics studied is a must. Notes should be short and precise. It would help in quick revision just a week or two before the exam.
  • Solving and Analysing previous year’s question papers will play a big part.
  • Practice, Practice and Practice. There is no alternative to this. Whatever has been studied, the candidate will have to practice it by solving question-based on the topic. This can be done by attempting mocks tests, online quizzes or solving question banks.

This brings us to the end of this blog. We hope you liked this.

All the best!!

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