SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis, Overall Paper Review: 3rd July 2017

SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis, Overall Paper Review: 3rd July 2017

SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis, Overall Paper Review: The Staff Selection Commission has now entered Day 3 milestone in its exam cycle for the Tier 1 examination, beginning from 1st July 2017. The same was conducted today and a large number of aspirants applied and appeared for the examination which was held at various examination centres in multiple slots.

This article is meant to provide the overall paper review on SSC CPO  Exam Analysis for all shifts of 1st July 2017. This segment will also contain section-wise difficulty level, types of questions and number of good attempts to qualify for the next level.


SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2017

The Paper I of SSC CPO 2017 consisted of objective type questions carrying a total of 200 marks.

Name of the Section Number of Questions Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning  50  50
General Knowledge & General Awareness  50  50
Quantitative Aptitude  50  50
English Comprehension  50  50

The mode of examination was computer based. The total time duration of the paper was 2 hours. There was negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Moving further in our SSC CPO  Exam Analysis, here is our detailed section-wise analysis of SSC CPO paper to understand how many questions were asked from each topic.


SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis: Section-Wise Difficulty Level

In a nutshell – the level of difficulty of SSC CPO Examination was Moderate.


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Now, let us dig deeper into Section-Wise Exam Review.

Quantitative Aptitude

To initiate our paper review for SSC Examination, let us fetch quant section, the difficulty level of this section in all the slots was ModerateThe topic-wise breakdown is as follows:

Topic Number of Questions
Time and Work 2-3
Percentages  3-4
Profit Loss and Discount 2-3
Number System 2-3
Compound Interest & Simple Interest 5- 6
Average 3-4
Speed Time and Distance 3-4
Mensuration 7- 8
Partnership 1
Ratio and Proportion 3-4
Bar Chart  8-10

8-10 questions were asked in the form of data interpretation topic, candidates found it very easy to solve.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Beginning our section-wise review of the paper with the reasoning section,The difficulty level of SSC CPO Reasoning Section was Easy. The topic-wise distribution of questions asked in reasoning section is as follows.

Topic Number of Questions
Analogy 3-4
Classification 1-2
Ordering/Ranking  2-3
Series 2-3
Statements and Conclusions 2-3
Arithmetic Operations 2-3
Word formation 1-2
Mirror & Water Image 1-2
Matrix 2-3
Embedded Figure 1-2
Coding – Decoding  2-3
Pattern Completion 1-2
Direction 4-5
Missing Number 2-3
Logical Venn Diagram 2-3
Paper Cutting and Folding 1-2
Counting of figures 2-3

Candidates found it extremely scoring and the most simple one. Let’s move it to the next section i.e General knowledge.

General Knowledge & General Awareness

The third part of our analysis will be SSC CPO General Awareness Section. As expected, this section was riddled with a lot of confusing questions, the difficulty level of this section was Easy-Moderate. Special focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper. Questions asked are as follows:

  • History
  • Polity
  • Geography
  • General Science
  • Static GK
  • Current Affairs

Let’s move to the next section i.e English Language.

English Language

The next part of our SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2017 section-wise review of the paper is English. The level of difficulty of this section was Moderate . The topic-wise breakdown is as follows:

Topic Number of Questions
Error Spotting 4- 5
Fill in the Blanks 4- 5
Sentence Improvement 4- 5
Idiom Phrases 4- 5
One Word Substitution 4- 5
Antonym 4- 5
Synonym 4- 5
Spelling Errors 4- 5
Reading Comprehension 4- 5
Cloze Test 4- 5

Some of the most essential highlights of this section are as follows:

  • The Reading Comprehension was a bit difficult.
  • Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement  based questions were  easy to solve.

Here we conclude the section-wise difficulty level of SSC CPO Examination. Let us move ahead to our next section, which is, the number of good attempts in SSC CPO Exam.


SSC CPO Exam Analysis 2017: Number of Good Attempts

Let us now try to calculate the safest attempts. Below mentioned is the no. of good attempts of SSC CPO Tier I Exam 2017. These good attempts are based on various factors like Section-wise & Overall Difficulty level, Previous year CPO Tier I exam cut off etc:

Name of Section Good Attempts
General Intelligence & Reasoning  40-43
General Knowledge & General Awareness  34-36
English Language 37-39
Quantitative Aptitude  30-32

That’s all from our side. Hope this SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis along with detailed review & good attempts will help you to know the difficulty level & nature of today’s exam.

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  1. Few questions from CPO 1 July 1st shift::

    1)Match the following with respective continents: mount Etna, mount K2, mount Kilimanjaro
    2)Which layer is depleted by jets
    3)Chlorine is main constituent of which gas
    4)Author of book exile
    5)Gwadar port given for 40 years to which country
    6)Wages and price approach each other very fast in?
    7)Vikramshila University was established by?
    8)One question on indus valley civilization
    9)One question on Urza scheme?
    10)World second largest beach is?
    11)Champaran happened due to which crop?
    12)Post of President can be vacant for how much time?
    13)Bile is stored in?
    14)Deoxynated blood is carried to heart by?
    15)Source of energy of star?

    16)PM of england at the time of India Independence.
    Q.17) Suez canal connect which two sea
    Q.18) time limit of pocket vote of president
    Q.19) Which country is not an initial member of SAARC Afganistan nepal bhutan bangladesh
    Q.20) which mountain devide Asia from Europe
    Q. 21) voting age reduced from 21 to 18 mentioned in which article
    Q.22) state without international border UP MP Bihar Punjab
    Q.23) hot blood animal – ape snake lizard turtle
    Q.24) 5th five year plan deal with
    Q.25) rajyasabha mp tenure 
    Q.26) lead in air pollution due to – thermal energy, diesel engine,automobile battery
    27) Montreal Protocol is in regard to what ? – Ozone Depletion
    28)Oligopoly Market
    29)Nitin Thimmaiha is related to which sports? – Hockey
    30) Conversion of KB, GB, MB, etc.
    31) Who invented Portland Cement? – Joseph Aspdin
    32) full form of FDI? – Foreign Direct Investment
    33)Banking Comes Under which sector-
    34) Innovative CM award.

    Overall very easy paper. Minimum attempts should be 160.

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