25 December, 2016

Best Way to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL Exam : Experts Tips and Techniques

Dear Aspirants,  
 In this article we are going to discuss about  Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips for SSC CGL Exam .  It will be very helpful for all Exams Conducted by Staff Selection Commission. If you searching for best tips to start preparation for  SSC CGL Exam Quantitative Aptitude portion then this post is just for you. We have written this article for the students who are thinking to qualify SSC CGL Exam . The article will provide you the best Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips to crack CGL Exam.


  In one of our article we have given few Best Tips for SSC CGL Preparation as a whole where we have focused few guidelines & Tips for Quantitative Aptitude Preparation as well. You can visit and get overall guideline provided for QA. Just click above link and read before proceeding to topic wise  in depth study.

 This article is written in order to help those candidates who are having trouble in preparing quantitative part. In this article we will try to provide you the most effective way to prepare for this part. The article is fractionize in such a way that you will be benefited more. Let us start the article with following question.

How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL 2017 Exam?

 Being one of the vital Section of combined graduate level examination QA needs more & more focused, in depth analysis. this section is vital not due to the toughness of the nature but due to the higher weightage that is carries in this examination. This section has questions in both tier 1 and tier 2 of the examination. Lest analyse the exam pattern of SSC CGL in order to get the importance of this section.

 CGL Tier 1  exam paper is of 200 marks with 100 multiple choice questions . this tier 1 paper has  following four important sections. 

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness 
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General English & Comprehension

 Above mention Each section has minimum of 25% weightage in tier 1 exam paper. Thus each section is very important and in order to qualify in the CGL  Tier 1. Being one of the major member QA also carries 25 % weightage in  Tier 1. 

Now lets see the importance of Quantitative section in Tier 2. In tier 2 exam there are two paper. Both paper carries 200 marks and having 100 questions in each paper. The papers are

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General English & Comprehension
 Thus if you qualified to give tier 2 of SSC CGL then you must be expert of quantitative aptitude part in order to qualify tier 2 paper. Since above mention both the paper gets equal importance and equal total marks thus they carries equal weightage in the examination. If we analyse it can be found that here QA part carries 50 % weightage of tatal allocated mark in tier 2 of  CGL Exam thus to score high in you need a good preparation plan and strategy for this Part. 

Why Quantitative Aptitude is so important?

 Lets us try to answer this question. Staff Selection Commission conducts various competitive recruitment examinations annually for recruiting candidates to work for various central government ministries and departments. The examinations includes  combined graduate level, CHSL , Stenographer Grade C & D, Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical), Constable GD, CAPF and MTS. In most of those examinations Quantitative Aptitude Part (Except Stenographer) is common. That means if you are thinking to appear for other exams then also you need to prepare for this section. 

Lets Revisit SSC CGL Exam pattern:

  Before proceeding to the in-depth Preparation guide having basic idea about the exam pattern is essential. It is four level examination  namely tier 1  tier 2 and Tier 3 and fourth level is computer proficiency test or Skill test. As we have already mention tier 1 examination contains a single paper of 200 marks i.e. 100 questions carrying 2 mark each. 100 Questions are divided into four sections as mention above. Each section contains 25 question and thus 50 marks in each section. The time allocated for this paper is 2 hour. The exam paper is conducted through online computer based system 

 In tier 2 exam there are two papers namely English language & Comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude paper. Both papers are of 200 marks and carry 100 questions in each paper.

 From 2016 onward staff selection commission introduces another descriptive type paper of 100 mark also and maned as tier 3 exam. After qualifying in tier 1 and tier 2 exams two candidates have to write the descriptive paper containing essay, letter and story writing.More details of SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern and Syllabus you can read Here.

 Let’s go in depth of the most important section of this exam i.e. Quantitative Aptitude part. According to the syllabus mentioned in the notification, the core topics for all of QA section for tier 1 and tier 2 are the same and the only difference is  the difficulty level of the questions that are asked in this exams. As for example,  the question asked for CGL tier 2 are bit more difficult and time consuming than the questioned asked in tier 1 exam. Thus from Combined graduate level exam point of view this math  section play very important role in the success of any candidate in the SSC CGL examination. You need to prepare according to the syllabus offered for this exam. In this article we will provide you topic wise preparation tips, in depth analysis,  Strategy and tricks to score more in Quantitative Aptitude section.

The Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CGL examinations is given below:

  • Number System: Computation of Whole Number, Decimals, Fractions, Relationship between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Interest: Simple and Compound
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and work
  • Problems based on Age
  • Basic Algebra: Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds
  • Graphs Of linear Equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Triangle: Triangle and Various kinds of Centers, Congruence and Similarity of Triangles
  • Circle: Circle and its chords, Tangents, Angle subtended by chords of a circle, Common tangents to two or more circles
  • Quadrilateral and Regular Polygons
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Spares and Hemi spares
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular right Pyramid with triangle or square base
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary Angles
  • Height and Distances
  • Data Interpretation: Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram and Pie Chart

Preparations Tips and Tricks for the SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Clear Mathematical Basics: Before starting the full fledged study for this section make sure that you know all the mathematical basics required for preparation. Like you are week in multiplication or division or in any basic mathematical operation the first prepare for that, learn multiplication technique, memorise multiplication table, learn basic mathematical operations division, addition subtraction, Simplification technique, Basic mathematical formulas like (a+b)^2, (a+b)^3 or any class ten level basic mathematics.
  2. Memorise Basic formulas and Identities: One of the important aspects of QA preparation is learning and memorising all the formulas of secondary level mathematics. Formulas like Pythagoras theorems,   Basic trigonometric formulas, angle values and all the formulas available up to class 10 level math subject. The best way to memorise formulas and identities is Make a chart and hang anywhere in your study room. Another way to memorise the formulas is writing in rough as much as you can.
  3. Make Mark Distribution Chart: Since there are lot of topics in QA sectioned assigned for SSC CGL examination but all the topics are not equally important. Every year, there are few topics from which questions are asked more and from few topics questions are asked less. Download all the previous year question papers and make a mark distribution chart and do analysis topic wise and prepare a priority flow chart for topic wise study.
  4. Buy a good study book or material:Without good study book or material any preparation is  in complete. Good study material or book not only provides you the good material bust also give you various short cut techniques to solve the question.  
  5. Make Note for Shortcut Trick: In each topic of the syllabus there are few questions which take a lot of time for solving the questions. Learn shortcut tricks to solve those lengthy questions and whenever you learn any short cut trick to solve any question note down it in a note book. It will be very useful for final time rivision.
  6. Identify Strong And weak topics: From the topic list of complete syllabus mentioned above there are some topics in which you are very strong and are some topics in which you are weak. Identify the topics and make it. Plan your study time in such a way that you can give more attention and more time in weaker areas and less time for Strong areas.
  7. Prepare Smart timetable: One of the important factor of preparation is making and maintaining smart time table. Fix daily study time for This section. Before starting the daily study firstly go through the basics formulas and recap the last day preparation. If you are really week in memorising the formulas always give few time for memorising formulas and tables. Without formulas and tables it’s not possible to solve questions quickly.
  8. Practice and Practice: Yes, One of the key component of QA study is practising as much as possible. The more you practice the more you will learn the formulas, short cut trick.
  9. Read Question carefully Before Solving: Many of common Quantitative Aptitude faults and mistakes are occurred due to incomplete reading of question. Until and unless you don’t read the question carefully you make mistakes.   So always read the questions carefully first then only solve.
  10. Do Mock Tests: Mock test is the best way to check you preparation level. Download any previous year question paper or take any model question paper from material you are using do mock test weekly as much as possible. It will help you to check your knowledge level as well as help you to manage time during examination.

  11. Exam time preparation: Last time or exam time study is very important in case of  because of its nature. Before 2 -3 days of the examination concentrate on the formulas and shortcut tricks part. Open your all the short cut tricks and by heart or memorise them. Go through the formulas and remind them well.
  12. Time management during Exam: Since Math  part is very time consuming than any other part of CGL syllabus so during examination try to finish other parts before starting this part. In this part also the question which you are not familiar or which you have never practice   don’t touch to that question. It may eat your time as well as can give you negative markings also.
  13. Be Relaxed and Start Nicely: While solving any question don’t start haphazardly. Be relaxed and use systematic approach to solve any question. Read the question carefully and decide in which formula or technique you need to apply for the  question and solve nicely.
  14. Don’t try to guess answers: Guessing answer may lead you to lowering your obtained score . If you do not know the answer, then never try to answer it. Rather leave it unanswered. Always keep in mind that there is negative marking for each wrong answer and if you answer wrongly any question you will lose .25 marks from your obtained mark. The negative marking for SSC CGL examination is 1/4 for each 1 marked questions.

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1 comment:

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