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SSC CPO (SI) 2020: Paper-I to Start from November 23; Check the Overall Blueprint and Division of Paper 

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Nov 21, 2020

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November 21, 2020: Staff Selection Commission will conduct the SSC CPO (SI) 2020 exam Paper-I from November 23, 2020 onwards. The exam will be conducted in online mode. Check exam tips and an overview of different sections here.

The Commission will conduct the SSC CPO (SI) 2020 exam Paper-I for filling in 1564 vacant posts. The exam will be held for 4 days i.e., November 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2020. The paper will be based on Objective-type questions in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The candidates will be given 2 hours to complete the whole paper. The bifurcation of the number of questions and different sections is given below.

Read More: SSC CPO 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

SSC CPO (SI) Paper - I 2020
Section Number of questions Maximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200

Most of the sections are easy, but the Quantitative Aptitude section needs special attention. Questions are calculations-based and require a proper study schedule. The blueprint of Quantitative Aptitude is shown below.

Quantitative Aptitude Concepts Number of questions
Simplification (BODMAS, Fraction, Decimal) 4-6
Ratio and Proportion 5-7
Mixture and Alligation 0-1
(Number Systems LCM, HCF, Integers, Rational Irrational Numbers) 0-1
Algebra (Identities, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations) 4-6
Profit and Loss 4-5
Average 1-2
Percentage 1-2
Time and Work 1-2
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 0-2
Speed, Distance and Time (Problems on Trains, Boats and Streams, Relative Speed) 0-2
Geometry and Mensuration (Triangles, Circles, Chords, Quadrilaterals) 7-11
Trigonometry 2-4
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Line Chart, Bar Graph, Table) 7-10

Read: SSC CPO SI Admit Card 2020 for MPR, CR, ER Released; Download SSC SI Paper-1 Region-Wise Admit Card Here 

SSC CPO (SI) Paper - I: Tips for Preparation

Following tips must be followed to excel in the paper-I:

  • Clear your basics. Understanding the core concepts especially for Quantitative Aptitude. Once, you grab command over the questions, then go for shortcut tricks.
  • Manage your time efficiently. Attempt tricky and difficult questions first then go to your strong zones. Attempting weaker sections will help you a lot.
  • Prepare the previous year’s question papers and have a question bank with you. 
  • Learn shortcut tricks and methods to have spare time to revise the paper. 
  • Set a proper mindset about which section will you attempt first and how the flow of paper will go. 

Also Read: SSC CPO 2020 Paper-I Admit Card Declared for Northern Region; Direct Link Here

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.