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Best Books for SSC CPO Paper – 1 & Paper – 2

Updated on 08 December 2020
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Updated on 08 December 2020

The SSC CPO stands for the Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization. This exam is conducted for the post of a Sub – Inspector in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF’s) and Assistant Sub – Inspector (ASI) in CISF. Candidates who wish to do government jobs apply for such exams. In this article, we will list out some of the best books for SSC CPO Paper 1 and Paper 2 that will help you gear up your preparation.

SSC CPO is a competitive exam and the amount of applicants that appear for the examination is huge. To crack the exam one needs to know the exam pattern, the structure and most importantly the books. There are many books for preparing for the exam. Some books are listed below. 

Book List for SSC CPO Exam

1) Subject- General Intelligence & Reasoning

Name of the Book & Author

  1. A New Approach to Reasoning, Verbal & Non-Verbal By

Indu Sijwali & B.S. Sijwali

  1. Analytical Reasoning By M.K. Pandey
  2. Reasoning for General Intelligence By K D Campus
  3. Verbal & Non – Verbal Reasoning By R.S. Aggarwal

2) Subject- General Awareness

Name of the Book & Author

  1. GS Set for General Competition By K.D Campus
  2. Lucent General Knowledge By Lucent Publication

3) Subject- Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the Book & Author

  1. Arihant’s Fastrack Objective Arithmetic By Arihant Publication
  2. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination By R.S Aggarwal
  3. Arithmetic for General Competition Vol. 1 & 2 By Neetu Singh

4) Subject- English Comprehension

Name of the Book & Author

  1. High School English Grammar & Comprehension By Wren & Martin
  2. Objective General English By S.P Bakshi

Topics for Preparation: Paper – 1:

1. Coding-Decoding

2. Blood Relation

3. Series

4. Non – Verbal Reasoning

5. Polity

6. Science & Technology

7. Current Affairs

8. Algebra

9. Geometry

10. Trigonometry

Preparation Books for SSC CPO Paper – 2:


Name of the Book

Author / Writer / Publication


Objective General English

R.S Aggarwal


English for General Competitions: From Plinth to Paramount (Vol. 1)

Neetu Singh


A Mirror of Common Errors

Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh


English for General Competitions (Vol. 1)

Neetu Singh

*‘Word Power Made Easy’ by Norman Lewis can also be considered.

Preparation Topics for Paper – 2 : 

  1. Sentence Structure, Formation & Completion 
  2. Idioms & Phrases
  3. Errors & Omissions
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Grammar

Apart from the above-mentioned books, other books can also be considered for preparing for the exams. To crack this exam in the first attempt, a candidate must refer to a number of books.

SSC CPO Exam is ranged from easy to medium so you must start preparing well in advance before the examination. Some sections are time-consuming, and they should be practiced well so that you are able to manage time and complete the examination. The above-mentioned are the best books for SSC CPO Paper 1 and Paper 2 that will help you know the basics and fundamentals of the examination. For more details and queries you can log on to


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