How to Prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning and General Intelligence 2017

How to Prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning and General Intelligence 2017

How to Prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning and General Intelligence 2017: The Staff Selection Commission will conduct the written exam for SSC SI/ ASI Recruitment from 30th June to 7th July. Candidates develop ample of questions in their minds when it comes to exam preparation.

To help them, we are providing some crucial tips and tricks to be followed to prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning and General Intelligence. But first, let us provide you a brief view of the exam pattern.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern 2017

The Tier 1 Paper for SSC CPO 2017 Examination will be Online Computer-based Test (CBT). The written paper will consist of 200 questions, each carrying 1 mark. There will be 4 sections in total.

 Section Name  Questions  Marks
 General Intelligence & Reasoning  50  50
 General Awareness  50  50
 Quantitative Aptitude  50  50
 English Language  50  50
 Total  200  200

The total time to solve the paper will be 120 minutes. So, there will be an overwhelming number of questions to attempt in a very limited time space.


How to Prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning and General Intelligence 2017

The Reasoning Section can be distinctly divided into 3 parts.

  1. Usual Reasoning
  2. Visual /Non-Verbal Reasoning
  3. High-Level Reasoning

Questions based on usual reasoning are highest, followed by Visual/ Non-Verbal and High-Level Reasoning. Here is the topic-wise analysis of SSC CPO 2017 Reasoning and General Intelligence Section.

Usual Reasoning: The topics under this category are Series (Numeric and Alphabetic), Directions, Ranks, Arrangement, Alphabet & Dictionary, Coding Decoding, Analogy and Classification/Odd Pair.

 Name of the Reasoning Topic Expected Number of Questions
 Series – Numeric, Alphabetic  5
 Directions  3
 Ranks  1
 Arrangement  1
 Alphabet & Dictionary  4
 Coding Decoding  5
 Analogy  5
 Classification/Odd Pair  6
 Total  30

Visual/ Non-Verbal Reasoning: The topics under this category are Rule Detection, Triangle, Dices, Figure Formation, Completion of Pattern, Hidden/Embedded, Images, Paper Folding , Mirror Image and Figure Matrix. 

 Name of the Reasoning Topic Expected Number of Questions
 Rule Detection  5
 Triangle  2
 Dices  1
 Figure Formation  3
 Completion of Pattern  2
 Hidden/Embedded Images  1
 Paper Folding  1
 Mirror Image  1
 Figure Matrix  1
 Total  17

High Level Reasoning: The topics under this category are Syllogisms and Statement Conclusion. 

 Name of the Reasoning Topic  Expected Number of Questions
 Syllogism  1
 Statement Conclusion  2
 Total  3

Hence, to sum up, the section-wise total number of questions expected to be asked from Reasoning and General Intelligence are as follows.

 Usual Reasoning 30
 Visual /Non-Verbal Reasoning 17
 High Level Reasoning 3
 Total  50

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Our insights on the upcoming SSC CPO Examination for Reasoning Section are as follows.

  1. Approximately 60% of Reasoning Ability Section will consist of usual reasoning and General Reasoning questions.
  2. Unlike bank and other Government Recruitment, a good number of Non-Verbal Reasoning Questions will also be there. 

You need to prepare for SSC CPO 2017 according to the preference and importance of the topics. Only then will you be able to score better and crack SSC CPO Examination.

One you are familiar with all the basic details, you can start following this exam strategy on how to prepare for Reasoning Ability in SSC CPO 2017. These key points will help you achieve better score in  SSC CPO Exam.

1. Create a Priority List

You need a list. As we have provided both previous years and this years data on the number of questions and types of questions asked in Reasoning Section, you can make a list of the crucial topics and start solving questions based on those.

2. Initially, Concentrate on Concepts  

Yes, speed plays an extremely important role in SSC CPO Examination. But what if you are new to the concept altogether? You need to understand the basics first. Speed and Accuracy gets built over time and you need to practice a lot first.

3. Quantitative Topics in Reasoning and General Intelligence 

There are a few topics, like Alphabet, Dictionary, Coding & Decoding, Analogy, Classification/Odd Pair, Rule Detection and Series which employ concepts of Quantitative Aptitude. These questions are highly competitive and require a good amount of practice to solve. Hence, you need to allot a little extra time to these questions.

4. Enhance your Vocabulary

Questions based on Reasoning and General Intelligence are known to be quite manipulative and confusing in terms of language. To understand the questions better, you need to work on building your vocabulary too. This will also help in the English Section of SSC CPO Exam.

5. Special Attention towards Coding-Decoding Questions

Yes, you need to work extra for Coding-Decoding Questions. The number of questions from this topic just keep on climbing every year and you can easily crack these questions, provided you have practised them enough.

6. Previous Years Questions Papers

This pointer goes without saying. You cannot secure a good score in this years’ SSC CPO Examination if you are not familiar with the level of questions asked in last years exam. Hence, try solving those questions first and then go for mock tests and practice papers for SSC CPO 2017.

7. Analyse your Performance Regularly 

All your efforts, preparation and study tips will amount to nothing if you haven’t revised them regularly. Analysing and Examining your performance helps you know which areas you need to work upon. Hence, make sure you mark your level of preparation in a performance sheet and understand how much effort you need to put in further.

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This is our study plan on how to prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning 2017. Let us know your doubts or queries in the comments section below.

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