Quantitative Aptitude is one of the indispensable parts of competitive exams. It is one of the most important and scoring sections in various SSC Exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, SSC GD etc. The weightage of Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL Exam is even more as it is the part of both the Tier 1 and Tier 2.
Quantitative Aptitude for SSC Exams can prove to be the most important factor in your selection as an SSC Officer. So, naturally, it requires more preparation time and practice as compared to the other ones.
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If you score well in the Quantitative Aptitude for SSC Exams, there are high chances that your overall score will be good, and you may get high profile post.
To score well, one should have a good command over the basic concepts and also able to make fast calculations using the short tricks and formulas.
It's a fact that Practice is the key to score well in this section. You must get complete clarity on the fundamental mathematical concepts and then practice with the help of solving questions based on that.
In this blog, we will provide you the broad perspective on how to approach the Quant Section for the SSC Exams.
For a better preparation, it is very important to get the details of exam pattern first. Below you can check the pattern, difficulty level and expected number of questions in every SSC Quantitative Aptitude section.
In Tier 1 There will be 25 questions from the SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude section. Topic wise questions for the last two years are given in the table below.
SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Topic | No. of Questions (2016) | No. of Questions (2017) |
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Arithmetic | 7 | 8-9 |
Algebra | 6 | 2-3 |
Trigonometry | 3 | 2-3 |
Geometry | 4 | 3-5 |
Number System | 1 | 3-4 |
Data Interpretation | 4 | 5 |
In Tier 2 Quantitative Aptitude consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and each question carries two marks. The duration of this exam is 2 hours. In this exam, 0.50 marks are deducted as penalty for each wrong answer.
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The weightage of Quant section in SSC CHSL is 50 marks, which consists of 25 questions. There will be negative marking of Ã‚Â¼ marks for each wrong answer.
Topic | No. of Questions |
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Algebra | 3 |
Percentage/Profit, Loss & Discount | 3 |
Mensuration | 3 |
Geometry | 2 |
Trigonometry | 3 |
Ratio/Allegation/Average | 1-2 |
Time and Work | 1-2 |
Data Interpretation | 3-4 |
Simple Interest & Compound Interest | 1 |
Time, Speed and Distance | 1-2 |
Co-ordinate Geometry | 1 |
Number System | 2 |
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SSC SI & ASI written exam includes Paper I (Pre) & Paper II (Mains). Both papers are conducted online.
In Paper I, there are 50 questions of 50 marks in Quantitative Aptitude with negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The topic wise questions for the last year paper is give below:
Topic | No. of Questions |
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Data Interpretation | 10 |
Geometry | 10 |
Trigonometry | 5 |
Algebra | 4 |
Trigonometry | 3 |
Time, Speed & Distance, Work & Time | 9 |
Profit, Loss & Discount | 4 |
Average, Mixture, Allegation | 3 |
SI/CI & Percentage | 4 |
Ratio & Proportion | 1 |
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The Quantitative Aptitude for SSC GD Exam has 25 questions of 25 marks. Matriculation level questions will be asked in the exam.
The topics which can be asked in the SSC GD Exam are:
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There are certain topics, whose weightage for the SSC Exams are quite higher as compared to the other ones. To maximize your score, you need to prepare these topics very diligently. Below are some topics from where questions are asked.
This topic is totally based on the formulas. You need to remember as many formulas as you can. Below is the standard table for the values of different angles in Trigonometry
Important Pythagorean Identities
This section plays quite impactful role in SSC Exams. The level of questions can be easy but tricky. You can focus on a few important topics as
Properties of Lines and Angles
Properties of Triangle:
Properties of Rectangle
Properties of Circle:
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Questions from data interpretation contain figures and graphs. This section is scoring one but consumes lot of time. To solve this section, you have to improve your speed of calculations. DI Questions in SSC Exams can be faced through various forms like
Always keep in your Mind that in the circular Graph or Charts 100% is equal to 360 Degree. The questions will be based on the concepts 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.
It is also a very important section from which questions are asked in the exam. Here are some formulas, which can be helpful for solving questions from this section -
This section is also time consuming but possess good weightage of marks. You have to keep in mind the following -
Good books and study material play an important role in the preparation of any exam. In SSC, practice is a must for the Quantitative Aptitude, which is impossible without reliable books.
The important books for SSC Exam can be checked by following the links given below:
Exams | Books |
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SSC CGL | SSC CGL Books and Study Material |
SSC CHSL | SSC CHSL Preparation books |
SSC CPO | SSC CPO Preparation Plan & Books |
SSC GD | SSC GD Preparation Tips and Books |
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There are many aspirants who find it difficult to score well in SSC Exams due to lack of practice and conceptual knowledge. So here we are going to provide you some useful tips to maximize your score:
The SSC Exams are conducted within the limited time constraint, so it is essential to have a strategy to attempt the paper in an effective manner so that you can maximize your score. The following tips will help you to attempt paper in a better way:
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