SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis, Overall Paper Review: 4th July 2017

SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis, Overall Paper Review: 4th July 2017

SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis (4th July 2017): The Staff Selection Commission has now entered Day 4 milestone in its exam cycle for the Tier I examination, beginning from 1st July 2017. The process will trigger off in multiple shifts and the candidates who are able to crack SSC Tier I Examination will be called for Tier II.

By the medium of this article on SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis, candidates who are yet to appear for the exam can get a precise idea of the level of the exam. Here is the detailed SSC CPO Exam Analysis highlighting all the exam related information, topic wise and the overall difficulty level of the exam held today.


SSC CPO 2017 Exam Analysis: 4th July 2017

Let us revisit SSC CPO 2017 Exam Pattern. The Paper I of SSC CPO consisted of objective type questions carrying a total of 200 marks. The mode of examination was computer based.

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 total time duration of the paper was 2 hours. There was negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Only those candidates who are able to qualify Paper I will be eligible to appear for Paper II.


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For a complete in-depth analysis of SSC CPO paper held today, we have mentioned the SSC CPO Exam analysis for each section.

Section: I General Intelligence (Easy level)

SSC CPO Reasoning section contained 50 questions in total. Analogy & Direction Sense topic covered the most number of questions. Let us elaborate SSC CPO Reasoning Section by dividing the number of questions topic wise.

Topic Number of Questions
Analogy 4-5
Classification 2-3
Ordering/Ranking 1-2
Series 2-3
Statements and Conclusions 1-2
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

Overall, the difficulty level of General Intelligence Section was found to be easy.

Section II: General Awareness (Easy to Moderate)

The bulk part of SSC CPO General Awareness Section was covered by the topics like Science, Social Science and miscellaneous. Special focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper. Prominent topics were as follows:

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

Candidates who appeared for SSC CPO Exam describe the difficulty level of General Awareness Section in the range of easy to moderate level.

Section III: English Language (Moderate)

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 5
Fill in the Blanks 5
Sentence Improvement 5
Idiom Phrases 5
One Word Substitution 5
Antonym 5
Synonym 5
Spelling Errors 5
Reading Comprehension 5
Cloze Test 5

An equal number of questions were asked from each topic. 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.

Section IV: Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

To culminate 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 1-2
Ratio and Proportion 3-4
Bar Chart  10

10 questions were asked in the form of data interpretation topic, candidates found it very 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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