The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Police Officer (CPO) SI Exam is a highly sought-after exam for candidates who want to make a career as a Sub-Inspector in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Delhi Police. This guide provides a roadmap to advance your preparation for the SSC CPO SI Exam 2024 and increase your chances of success.

Understanding the Exam

  • Selection Process: The selection process consists of a written examination, followed by a Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and a medical examination.
  • Exam Pattern: The written examination consists of four sections: General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

Formulating a Winning Strategy

  • Know the syllabus and exam pattern: Download the official notification from the SSC website to understand each section’s latest syllabus and exam pattern.

Build a Strong Foundation

  • Focus on the core concepts in each section. Focus on your math basics, improve your vocabulary and stay updated on current affairs.
  • Use NCERT textbooks (up to class 10) for basic concepts (for general awareness) in Mathematics and Science.

Gather the Right Resources

  • Invest in high-quality study material like reference books, previous years’ question papers and mock tests tailored to the latest SSC CPO syllabus.
  • Explore online resources like educational websites and YouTube channels that provide SSC CPO preparation material.

Practice Makes Perfect

  • Solve previous years’ question papers to understand the type of questions asked, difficulty level and time management strategies.
  • Give regular mock tests to assess your preparation, identify weak areas and practice time management in an exam-like environment.

Develop Effective Techniques

  • Create a personalized study schedule that allocates dedicated time for each section and revision.
  • Develop effective note-taking strategies to summarize key concepts, formulas and important points for efficient revision.
  • Practice time management skills by setting a time limit while solving mock tests and previous years’ papers.

Stay Focused and Motivated

  • Find a quiet and dedicated study space to maximize focus and concentration.
  • Connect with fellow SSC CPO aspirants or join online forums for knowledge sharing, inspiration and emotional support.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and regular sleep schedule to increase your focus and overall health during preparation.

Don’t neglect the physical aspects

  • Start practicing for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) well in advance. PET includes running, long jump, high jump and shot put.
  • Maintain physical fitness through regular exercise and a balanced diet.
Additional Tips
  • Stay updated on Current Affairs through newspapers, reliable news websites and monthly current affairs magazines.
  • Focus on improving your English language skills by reading newspapers and articles, practising grammar exercises and attempting mock tests.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by practicing logical questions regularly.


Continuous dedication, strategic planning and the right resources are the keys to cracking the SSC CPO SI Exam 2024. By following this comprehensive guide and putting in the effort, you can increase your chances of achieving your dream career in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) or Delhi Police.

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