SSC CPO Subject - Wise Books for Exam Preparation 2021

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May 4, 2021

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The Staff Selection Commission exam is conducted for the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs, and ASI. So, If you are someone who is SSC CPO Aspirant, then you already might have started with the preparation for SSC CPO exam and this article will further help you to know more about the books and details for the same. This article will help you to learn more about the SSC CPO Paper 1 and 2 exam and the books as per the syllabus. 

Each year approximately more than 8 lakh candidates apply for this exam, which makes it very difficult to crack. If you wish to fulfil your dream to become an SSS CPO qualifier, your planning must include good books. Along with that, you must also get your hands on the question papers of previous years and solve as many as possible.

In this article, you will learn about the most appropriate books for each section and the role they play in SSC CPO preparation. Here are the highlights of SSC CPO 2021 exam:

SSC CPO Highlights

SSC CPO 2021 Exam Highlights

Conducted by Staff Selection Commission
Level of exam National
Mode of exam Paper 1 will be a computer-based exam.
Stage/Tier of exam Paper 1 Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test ( PET)
Paper 2 will be Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
Duration of exam Paper 1 And Paper 2 is of 2 hours
Nature of Questions Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be of objective type questions.
Number of questions Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be carrying 200 questions.
Total Marks Both the paper will be of 200 marks.
Negative marks 0.25 marks for each wrong attempt

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

Now for candidates to crack SSC CPO Exam 2021, they should be aware of all the right SSC CPO Books required to crack the exam. Along with the proper guidelines and support as well as tutorials they can achieve the desired goals

As all of you must be aware of the fact that SSC CPO Exam is already round the corner. Hence, all of you must be wondering and will be looking for the right books for further studies. Here's the list of books depending upon the subjects that SSC CPO has in their exam.

SSC CPO English

SSC CPO 2021 Books for English Comprehension

The English Language is contemplated as one of the significant sections of all the competitive exams. Hence, the topics covered under the English Language Section have been emerged from four categories, i.e., Grammar Usage, Vocabulary Usage, Comprehension Skills, and Writing Skills.

Here's the list of books that will cover all essential topics for SSC CPO Exam 2021 along with practice question papers and mock papers.

Book Name Author and Publication Perks of Books
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis from Goyal Publisher This book is useful in vocabulary building as well as helps in improving vocabulary through root words.
Paramount English for General Competitions Volume – 1 Paramount Authors from KD Publication

It can be used for both concept building and practice.
It also includes basic topics like verbs, tenses, active-passive voices, subject-verb agreement.

Objective General English S.P Bakshi from Arihant It is trendy among aspirants of MBA, MCA, Hotel Management and various other UPSC exams.
It consists of 4 sections. The first section deals with language syntax, second deals with verbal ability and the last two deal grammar usage.

Also read, SSC CPO 2021: Detailed English Syllabus

SSC CPO Quantitative Aptitude

SSC CPO Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is the most essential and challenging section to clear. To score maximum marks in SSC CPO Exam 2021, candidates should have a good understanding, critical thinking and speed. Hence, all the candidates are required to understand and go through as well as cover all the vital subject for the exam that covers more marks such as Geometry Mensuration, Numbers.

Here's the list of books that will cover all essential topics for SSC CPO Exam 2021 along with practice question papers and mock papers.

Book Name Author And Publication Perks of Books
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal from S Chand This book is mostly used for the preparation of the quants section of the exam.
It is a comprehensive book which provides everything from notes, formulae, solves questions, practises sets and answers’ keys.
Advance Maths Rakesh Yadav It is exam-focused and has adequate coverage of each topic.
Similarly, the sample papers provided in the book are beneficiall to under the paper pattern also to analyse the preparation level of ownself.
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma from Arihant It provides basic concepts as well as tricks to attempt quants questions.

Check SSC CPO 2020 Preparation Tips.

SSC CPO Reasoning

SSC CPO Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning

The books mentioned here are few of the SSC CPO Books to prepare for the General Intelligence and Reasoning subject.

Book name Author And Publication Perks of Books
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey from Bsc Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd it is one of the best seller books for logical reasoning.
It consists of various types of logical reasoning in the most straightforward language, possibly.
A Modern Approach to Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal from S Chand It covers the various kinds of questions previously appeared in different exams as well as also consists of latest questions along with providing solutions and answers.
SSC CPO General Awareness

SSC CPO 2021: Books for General Knowledge & General Awareness

The books mentioned here are one of the Best SSC CPO Books to prepare for GK and General Awareness.

Book name Author And Publication Perks of Books
Quick General Awareness From Disha Publication It consists of current yearly affairs in its latest edition as well as covers all the other details required to know and understand the current affairs.
This book can not only be used by SSC CPO aspirants but also by SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS, etc. exam aspirants.

Hopefully, after reading, you might be aware of books required to ace the SSC CPO 2021 exam as well as are in full swing to cover the section or topics that need a bit of extra work.

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


mohammed najamuddin
how to prepare for ssc cpo exam?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Analyze the Exam Pattern, understand the latest exam Syllabus, pen down important Topics with their Weightage.
Further details about the best preparation tips are mentioned here.