Tips and strategy to crack SSC CPO 2020 Exam For SI in Delhi Police and CAPF

Updated Wed, 07 Oct 2020 05:46 PM IST

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC CPO Exam for the posts of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). There are lakhs of job aspirants who wish to apply for this government exam. There is always a cut-throat competition. If the candidate wishes to apply and crack the SSC CPO exam then one should be abreast with the exam pattern, syllabus and the physical fitness requirements before they apply and start the preparation.  The candidate’s preparation must be full-fledged not only with the subjective part but also be physically fit until the day of the SSC CPO exam and even after that.

Know the detailed Syllabus of SSC SI In Delhi Police & CAPF Exam 

Know the detailed Eligibility criteria for the SSC SI in Delhi Police & CAPF 

Here is a detailed preparation strategy that the candidates can follow.

Subject-wise preparation tips for SSC CPO SI in Delhi Police and CAPF Exam

English Comprehension: This is the heart of SSC SI exam as both the papers comprise English Comprehension and a candidate needs to be well versed with the subject. A candidate must strengthen the basics of grammar, build vocabulary, and work on tenses.

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Candidates can read an English newspaper or a magazine to strengthen their vocabulary and understand the formation of sentences. This section mostly has question-based on the following topics for Paper 1. 

Given below are the topics that have been asked in the previous examination conducted by SSC 

English Comprehension Topics

Number of Questions asked

Grammar Section

(Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks)



(Cloze Test, Synonym Antonym, Spellings, Idiom Meaning, One Word Replacement)


Reading Comprehension



General Intelligence and Reasoning: The candidates need to have analytical thinking and in-depth understanding of the basic concepts to answer these questions. They need to develop problem-solving skills and enhance their thinking power. They must have a grip on both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. 

Given below are the topics that have been asked in the previous examination conducted by SSC.

General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics

Number of Questions asked









Blood Relations


Ordering and Ranking


Alphabet or Word Test


Direction and Sense


Venn Diagrams


Missing number




Data Sufficiency



General Knowledge and General Awareness: This section evaluates a candidate’s general knowledge and awareness about a particular subject like Polity, Geography, Chemistry, History, and Current Affairs. If a candidate has a firm grip on the general knowledge and day to day affairs he/she is more likely to succeed. 

Given below are the topics that have been asked in the previous examination conducted by SSC 

General Knowledge and General Awareness Topics


Number of Questions asked


Judiciary, Constitution of India


Science & Technology

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environment, Nutrition, Diseases, etc



Ancient & Medieval History, Indian Freedom Struggle



Indian Geography & World Geography



Economic Organisation, Indian & World Economy


National & International Affairs

Government Policies & Schemes,

National & International News, Days & Events 



Quantitative Aptitude: Candidates who have maintained a distance from maths now is the time that you try developing interest for the same or else you are going to be at loss. This is also one of the most important sections and needs a regressive practice.  The candidates should be clear with the basics and that can be done through the secondary school books. When the candidates are clear with the basics they can opt and learn the short cuts and use them so that they can save time. 

Given below are the topics that have been asked in the previous examination conducted by SSC 


Quantitative Aptitude Topics

Number of Questions asked


(BODMAS, Fraction, Decimal)


Ratio and Proportion


Mixture and Alligation


(Number Systems

LCM, HCF, Rational Irrational Numbers, Integers)



(Linear Equations, Identities, Quadratic Equations)


Profit and Loss






Time and Work


Simple Interest and Compound Interest


Speed, Distance and Time (Problems on Trains, Boats and Streams, Relative Speed)


Geometry and Mensuration (Triangles, Circles, Chords, Quadrilaterals)




Data Interpretation

(Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Table, Line Chart)



Know the detailed exam pattern, syllabus and physical fitness criteria for SSC SI in Delhi Police & CAPF

Strategy for Physical Fitness

The candidates are only selected if they perform well in all the four stages of SSC CPO Exam, i.e., Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). Therefore, one cannot get selected for the post of Sub-Inspector in CAPF & Delhi Police if the candidates are not physically and medically fit. Hence, it is always advisable that the candidates need to keep them physically and mentally fit through physical exercises to clear the physical and medical tests along with studying hard for other subjects. This process requires determination and planning. 

The candidates need to maintain their weight as per the standards specified by the commission in accordance with the height. The candidates need to start preparing for the running segment of the test several months before the test to increase the endurance. He/she can start by walking daily then jogging and finally running so that they do not have any difficulty in everyday practice. The candidates need to exercise regularly and practice shotput and long run so that they perform well in the fitness test.

Practising yoga also helps to keep a person mentally and physically fit. Do not think that you will start working or preparing for the physical test once you clear your paper 1. Never do that. There are chances that when you start preparing for the physical test at the last moment extra workout can adversely affect your health and you might take days to recover. Hence, start gradually and you are sure to succeed. 

Tips to crack SSC SI in Delhi Police & CAPF 2020 exam
  • Jotting down important points and shortcuts

  • Solving the previous year’s question paper

  • Taking mock tests regularly

  • Working on the weak areas

  • Memorizing all the formulas and shortcuts

  • Strategizing the preparation

  • Maintaining a balanced diet

  • Maintaining weight and working on physic and body 

  • Exercising and running regularly

  • Sleeping on time and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


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- General instructions and weightage of different topics

- How to deal with the subject in exam

- Tricks and tips

- Do’s and Don'ts

- How to score the maximum number

- How to prepare better 

- Discussion of previous year papers

- Solving previous year papers

- Exam Pattern

- Type of questions 

- Practicing important questions types

- Most important topics

- Most important questions

- Time management

- Probable question which may come in the exam


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