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SSC CPO Preparation Tips

SSC CPO Preparation Tips

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Revising formulas and studying day and night won’t be of any good. To help the candidates in a better way, SPLessons have combined essentials SSC CPO Preparation Tips i.e. section-wise tips and overall strategies which will definitely help the candidates attempt SSC CPO in an efficient manner.

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Section Wise SSC CPO Preparation Tips:

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude: Data Interpretation, Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic equations, Interest, Time and work, Average, Ratios, Percentage.

  • Quantitative is the only section that lets you attempt the maximum number of questions with the highest accuracy.

  • To score marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section one should attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series.

  • After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for the questions on Data Interpretation.

  • Learn important Maths short tricks to be used in solving lengthy questions.

  • The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes, and Cisterns, Partnership, etc.

  • Increase your calculation speed.

  • Practice daily. Give weaker sections more time.

Important Topics for English Language: Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms), Cloze Test, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements, Spotting Errors, Double Fillers (Sentence Completion), Idioms and Phrases, Phrase Replacement, Irrelevant Statements

  • Improve reading skills. Read English newspaper daily.

  • If you are good at vocabulary and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc.

  • But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end.

  • The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deep penetration through the paragraphs.

  • The important topics for cloze test are subject-verb agreement, preposition, and verbs.

  • These topics may help you with some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So, make sure that you have these topics at your fingertips when you are to attempt the examination. This section should be finished within a time limit of 20 minutes.

  • Improve your vocabulary by learning a new word daily.

Important Topics for Reasoning Ability: Analogy, Classification, Series, Coding, Decoding, Blood relations, Ordering and Ranking, Alphabet and Word test, Direction and Distance, Venn Diagram, Missing Number, Puzzles and Data Sufficiency.

  • A total of 5-7 questions are asked in Analogy every year. Questions based on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy should be prepared briefly.

  • Prepare for Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification. Also remember, the SSC will ask approx. 7-9 questions for Classification.

  • Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to be solved and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way.

  • Prepare for Family Tree, Coded Blood Relation type of questions if you want to master this topic. Just around 1-2 questions will be asked in Blood relation.

  • Matrix, Jumbled words, sequence & word formation, are some topics that will be asked in Alphabet and Word test section. You need to be prepared to answer 4-5 questions from this topic.

Important Topics for General Awareness: History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

  • Study daily current affairs.

  • Watch daily news related including politics and sports.

  • repare topics like Awards & Honours, Persons in News, New Appointment, New Research & Technology, Book, and authors etc.

  • General Awareness section is easy, so finish this section in 20-25 minutes to spend more time for Quantitative section


Overall SSC CPO Preparation Tips and Strategies:

Time management: It is important for the candidates to manage your time accordingly when you take up any section. It is advised that they should not spend too much time solving one tricky question.

Try to Learn Short-cut Methods and Formulas: All the candidates are required to have a proper understanding of the formulas and shortcuts of solving the questions. This will help you in solving the questions accurately.

Don’t be Anxious: Do not get anxious at the eleventh-hour of the exam. Revise your notes and get ready for the exam.

Practice of previous year papers: Aspirants must prepare previous year question papers to know the exam pattern, difficulty level, topic-wise distribution of questions, marking scheme etc. Solving previous year question papers will build confidence in candidates and increase their question-solving skills.

Accuracy: Attempt all the questions accurately in order to achieve a good score in the exam. Guessing habit will put your correctly marked answers at stake.

Speed: This is another parameter that will be important for exam point of view because you need to clear the sectional as well as overall cutoff and given the rising levels of banking exams, you’ll need to attempt enough questions.

Mock Test: Mock Tests plays an important role in SSC CPO Preparation. Candidates should attempt mock tests after completing the syllabus as it will fine-tune their strategy and sharpen time management skills. If possible try to give the online mock test, it takes you proper feel of exam & you can Manage your time for solving the questions.

Study Plan:

  • Aspirants are bound to give a certain amount of time to a particular topic or subject when his preparations are revolving around a plan.

  • The topics are like milestones to be crossed to them.

  • Once you are done with a particular topic, you are kind of excited for the next one.

  • Also, when there is a plan, there is a deadline too to wind up certain topics within a certain period of time.

  • Regular studies reduce the level of stress, as the number of topics to be done does not accumulate into blizzards, hence provide the aspirant with a better physical and mental health.

Practice Test:

  • Practicing with Test Series helps you ace the original tests/examinations.

  • Computer based Test Series for SSC CPO also help you save your time as they simulate the real tests and let you know you how to attempt the questions in a way that you are able to attempt the maximum number of questions within the stipulated time.

  • Many test series comprise of a range of questions that equate the level of frequently asked questions, previous year questions, and new pattern questions for SSC CPO Written Examination.