By | September 18, 2020

This article provides the list of SSC CPO Books of the finest authors along with the knowledge of their availability in the market online.  In choosing the best of books, a candidate must be thorough with the SSC CPO Exam pattern and the updated CPO Syllabus.


SSC CPO 2020 Books for Paper 1

Paper 1 includes General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Within the time span of 2 hours, I have to answer 200 questions. Check below the sectional categorised books –

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical

A book by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali. A great book worth solving it. It gives proper steps to solve the questions with ‘Tricks of the trades’.  Comprises more than 2000 previous year question papers. Its authentic and detailed solutions mesmerized you with ample of questions which gives an insight of the trending questions of these competitive examinations. The book cost Rs. 413-/ of the paperback edition.


  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

The author uses clear and logical language in explaining the authenticity and the practicality of the questions. It evaluates the inferences and detailed meaning of the concepts which makes an easy approach to students. It provides all the necessary skill set and trick set of important aspects of the topics. For this section, it is an ideal book for building a strong foundation amongst the number of competitive exams. The book cost is Rs. 295-/ of the paperback edition.

General Knowledge and General Awareness

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge by Lucent Publication

The best book to know about each and every event or happenings around the world. A candidate must be updated with current news and events along with powerful knowledge of past, present and future. The book cost is Rs 174-/ of the paperback edition.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publication

Here comes the best seller book! It is well designed to full of questions along with super tricks and skillsets. It enhances the aptitude skills of a candidate. It covers master concepts of arithmetic logical questions. With up to date coverage of all the important topics – this book stands out in order to help you succeed in the examination. The book cost is Rs. 326-/.



  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

Since 1989, this book has acquired special respect amongst the students. With more than 5500 questions along with detailed solutions – it becomes a hallmark of Quantitative Aptitude. It covers a wide range of questions for practice. With easily understandable content – the book approaches the candidates with the ever-changing environment of examinations. The book cost is Rs. 588-/ of the paperback edition.

English Comprehension

  • Quick Learning Objective General English by R.S. Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

For proper means of communication and comprehension skills – this book gives you enhancement in both. Its content makes one understand the pro tips for error detection and teaches how to spot the error. Advancement in English plays a vital role in gauging the heights of competitive exams. It covers all phrases, idioms, puzzles, synonyms and antonyms etc. and perfect tips on how to improve the sentences. Lastly, as English section gives more emphasis on passages which covers all the aspects of vocabulary, so in this manner, it provides a number of passages to help students to learn the accurate art of passage completion.

  • Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition Book

All-time favourite – Wren & Martin! The most popular and widely taken. It not only helps in just engaging with the exam purpose but also helps in understanding the language in day-to-day life. With learning, it also provides the blank space to practice around the corner itself. Its user-friendly nature and detailed explanation of each and every concept make a beautifully vibrant and illustrations to crack the competitive examination. The book cost is Rs. 416-/ of the paperback edition.

SSC CPO 2020 Books for Paper 2

It consists of English Language and Comprehension. Similarly, as paper 1 it comprises 200 questions to be solved within 2 hours. For the preparation check the below-mentioned books –

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Word Power Made Easy – as the name defined its power. It’s’ the best book to improve your English. Not only for SSC CPO, it’s a worldwide famous book for every competitive exam such as CAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL. The preparation through this gives you ample knowledge to understand and enhance your basics as well as advanced English. By the way of simple techniques – it delivers the best of vocabulary and word skills. Each and every particular expression of speech is explained in detail. It’s remarkable trivia and interest of an individual makes the subject alive and encourages practice more and more. The book cost is Rs. 185 of the paperback edition.

  • A mirror of Common Error

Best book for spotting the errors. Theoretic knowledge along with detailed solutions after each and every chapter makes you understand the concept. Through this, one can practice with an ease of 50 questions after every chapter. Spotting the errors makes one quickly understand the importance of English both in writing and speaking. Lastly, if your basics are clear then perform with this book as spotting the error makes your vocab stronger. The book cost is Rs. 399-/ of the paperback edition.

SSC CPO 2020 Exam Pattern

Strategize your plan according to the CPO Exam Pattern in order to crack with good marks –

Subjects Total Questions Total Marks Duration
Paper 1
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Knowledge & Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Paper 2
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours

SSC CPO 2020 – Paper 1 & Paper 2 Important Topics

Paper 1 Paper 2
Series Sentence Completion
Coding & Decoding Phrases and Idiomatic use of words
Blood Relations Comprehension
Distance & Direction Filling in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles etc.)
Data sufficiency Vocabulary
Puzzles Spelling
Non-Verbal Reasoning Error recognition
Polity Grammar, etc.
Science & Technology
National & International Affairs
Latest events
Number system
Trigonometry, etc.


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