SSC CGL/CHSL 2017-18 Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Material & Tips

SSC CGL/CHSL 2017-18 Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Material & Tips

Quantitative aptitude is the most important section in SSC exams. This section is designed to judge your ability of calculations. In banking job profile one has to be good at calculations and numbers and this is tested in quantitative aptitude section.

Quantitative Aptitude for SSC exam is scoring section. This section is considered as an important factor in your selection of your SSC officer.

Why Scoring well in Quantitative Aptitude section is necessary?

The QA (Quantitative Aptitude) section is one of the toughest sections but scoring as well. One who has strong basics and can make fast calculations using short tricks, formulas can surely grab up good marks.

It is one of the most scoring of all the sections if you get the answers right. Scoring can be easy and tough depending on the complexity of the questions and your understanding of the questions.

This section requires you to know a lot of mathematical short cut methods to solve the questions.

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Quantitative section tends to take more time to solve the questions. So save more time in other sections to keep more time for the quant section.

Practice is a key to score well in this section.

Get complete clarity on fundamental mathematical concepts.

Pattern of Quantitative Aptitude Section Questions for SSC Exams

Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL Exam

In Tier 1: In SSC CGL 2017 exam there will be 25 questions from Quantitative Aptitude section.

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Topic 2015 2014
Arithmetic 13-15 8-10
Algebra 7-9 9-11
Trigonometry 5-7 8-10
Geometry 11-13 15-17
Number System 3-5 4-6
Data Interpretation 4-6 6-8

In Tier 2: Quantitative aptitude consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and each question carry two marks. The duration of this exam is 2 hours. In this exam, 0.50 marks are deducted as penalty for each wrong answer.

Get the complete syllabus of Quantitative aptitude for SSC CGL 2017 here.

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL Exam

Weight age of each section is 50 marks. Duration of the exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes. There will be negative marking of ¼ marks for each wrong answer.

Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL Exam

Get the complete syllabus of Quantitative aptitude for SSC CHSL 2017 here.

SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Important Topics Asked in SSC Exams

Important Topics Asked in SSC Exams

To score maximum in this section you need to concentrate on these topics. Below are some topics from which questions are asked.


Most of the students are scared even with the name of trigonometry. You don’t need to remember so many formulae to solve the questions from this section.

Here is this table.

Trigonometry Table

Pythagorean Identities

  • sin2 θ + cos2 θ = 1
  • tan2 θ + 1 = sec2 θ
  • cot2 θ + 1 = cosec2 θ


  • Questions that will asked in this section will be related to shapes and properties of various shapes.
  • Properties of Lines, Angle, And Triangle
  • Properties of Circle, Concept of Triplet.

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Properties of Triangle:

  • Sum of the all the three angles is 180.
  • An exterior angle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.
  • The sum of any two sides is always greater than the length of the third side.
  • The difference between any two sides is always less than that of the third side.
  • The side opposite to the greatest angle is the greatest side and the side opposite to the smallest angle is the shortest side.

Properties of Circle:

  • If two chords of a circle are equal, their corresponding arcs have equal measure.
  • Measurement of an arc is the angle subtended at the center. Equal arcs subtend equal angles at the center.
  • A line from center and perpendicular to a chord bisects the chord.
  • Equal chords of a circle are equidistant from the center.
  • When two circles touch, their centers and their point of contact are collinear.

Data Interpretation

  • Questions from data interpretation contain figures and graphs.
  • Always keep in your Mind that in the circular Graph or Charts 100% =360 Degree.
  • Formulas and Full Concept of Percentage, Average, Approx. Value and Ratio.


  • Practice questions from algebra and try to solve them in mind rather than on paper. It will increase your thinking power and it will save your time to solve these questions.
  • This will not only improve your thinking power but also save time in the examination.
  • Here are some useful formulae for Algebra

Algebra Table

Percentage/ Profit, Loss & Discount

Tips on Profit and Loss:

  • The price, at which an article is sold, is called its selling prices, S.P.
  • The price, at which an article is purchased, is called its cost price, C.P.
  • Profit/gain = SP – CP
  • Profit % = Profit/ (C P) ×100
  • S P = (100+gain %)/100 ×C P
  • C P = 100/ (100+gain %)×S P
  • If the overall Cost Price exceeds the selling price of the buyer, then he is said to have incurred loss.
  • Loss = C P – S P
  • Loss % = LOSS/ (C P) ×100
  • S P = (100-loss %)/100×C P
  • C P = 100/ (100-loss %)×S P

Tips on Percentage questions

  • If the price of a commodity increases by R%, then the reduction in consumption so as not to increase the expenditure is: [R/ (100 + R)] x 100%.
  • If the price of a commodity decreases by R%, then the increase in consumption so as not to decrease the expenditure is: [R/ (100 – R)] x 100%.

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Tips to score better in SSC Exam 2017

  • Aspirants find it difficult to score in this section, especially the ones who are weak in mathematics. So here are some tips for the aspirants who really want to be SSC officers.
  • Attempt your strong sections first.
  • Few Quantitative Aptitude questions are repeated every year with the same figures and expressions. Try to solve previous year mock tests which are available in the market.
  • Take every practice test as seriously as you would while sitting in the exam. Time yourself for every test that you take.
  • Merely knowing the concepts or formulas won’t help. Because unless you practice different variety of questions, you won’t become proficient in applying those concepts flawlessly in the actual-exam.

Books to Refer for SSC Exam

Candidates may refer these books to start their preparation for Mission SSC.

For SSC CGL 2017

Suggested books-

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic-Rajesh Verma or Quantitative Aptitude-R S Aggarwal.
  • SSC (Maths solved papers from 1997)
  • SSC CGL Exam Guide (with solved papers)
  • NCERT Books from class 7th to 10th

For SSC CHSL 2017

Knowledge of Basic Mathematics from class VI to X is required for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Section. We suggest you to first go through NCERT/ State Board Text Books and then buy any of the books given below to learn shortcuts and tricks.

  • Quantum Cat by Sarvesh Verma
  • Quicker Mathematics by M. Tyra
  • Elementary and Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Prakashan

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