How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL 2019?

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Mar 5, 2019

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Quantitative Aptitude is the most difficult and time taking segment in Tier 1 Exam. Reduction of time duration for the SSC CHSL paper has made this section more challenging.The SSC CHSL Syllabus is based on the topics covered in 10+2 standard.

Tier 1 exam will be held from July 1- 26, 2019. Candidates can apply by filling SSC CHSL Application Form 2019 till April 4, 2019. 

Only few months are left for the SSC CHSL Exam. Level of competition is high in this exam as the number of aspirants for this exam is huge. In order to stand out, it is important to make use of strengths and work on weak points when it comes to exam preparations. Read on to get the topic wise syllabus, marking scheme and preparation tips for Quantitative Aptitude section.

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SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Before going ahead towards in depth of the Quantitative Aptitude section let us first have a brief idea about the SSC CHSL Tier 1 paper. It will be an objective test. Candidates will get 60 minutes for solving 100 questions. Here is the exam pattern for SSC CHSL 2019: 

Number of Questions and Maximum Marks in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam:

Subject Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
General Intelligence 25 50 60 Minutes.
English Language (Basic) 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
General Awareness 25 50

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Quantitative Aptitude is the only section in which students can score full 50 marks if prepared well. Students have to keep calculations and formulae correct in order to avoid any mistakes in this section. Read further for important topics in SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude.


Topic – wise Weightage in SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude

The topic-wise weightage in Quantitative Aptitude section has been given below. The weightage is based on the observations of previous years papers.

Topics Marks
Algebra 5 marks
Percentage/ Profit, Loss & Discount 7 marks
Mensuration 6 marks
Geometry 4 marks
Trigonometry 5 marks
Ratio/ Allegation/ Average 3 marks
Time & Work 3 marks
Data Interpretation 7 marks
Simple & Compound Interest 2 marks
Time, Speed & Distance 3 marks
Co-ordinate Geometry 2 marks
Number System 4 marks

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Topic – wise Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Time, Work & Wages: The level of questions is basic whereas there can be a difference in type of questions in different shifts. All types of questions of basic level should be practiced
  • Percentages: Level of questions are both easy and difficult. In some shifts the questions can be very difficult therefore this topic needs to be prepared in depth.
  • Profit, Loss & Discount: Most of the questions are based on formula. Keep in mind all the formulas and short cuts to solve questions quickly.
  • Simple Interest/Compound Interest: Questions from these topics are not difficult but calculative.
  • Geometry: Most of the questions are based on triangle and circles. But still do not leave any part of this topic.
  • Time, Speed & Distance: The level of questions is average. Keeping concepts clear for this topic is very important. Avoid calculation mistakes.
  • Ratio & Proportion: Questions are based on concepts. Proper revision of methods used in calculation of Ratio and Proportions will help you solve the questions with least mistakes.
  • Algebra: It has questions on Algebraic Identities, Factorization & Simplification of Polynomials and Simplification of Fractions.
  • Simplification: Questions are based on inequality.
  • Coordinate Geometry: Questions are based on basic concepts like reflection point, mirror image, equation of the line, area between given lines, slope, shortest distance, collinear etc. It is the easiest topic of all if concepts are clear.
  • Average: Questions based on run and wickets come mostly.

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Important Tips to Improve Speed for SSC CHSL QA Section

  • Identify 15 questions in the QA section and try to solve them with 100% accuracy.
  • Ideal time to solve per question should not be more than 45 seconds.
  • There is no sectional cut off so try to solve as many questions in this as possible.
  • Attempt at least 22-23 questions in this section to get 18-20 questions correct. This will be around 90% accuracy for the section.
  • Focus more on calculations to avoid silly mistakes.

Students should focus on the main concepts of elementary schools. It is important to understand the basics of each topic in QA. Majorly the questions asked in SSC CHSL QA exam are from the tenth class textbooks.

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  • Learn formulas of squares, cubes, square root etc. This will help to save time while solving the questions.
  • Tables up to 40 should be learnt by heart.
  • Do not learn many short tricks for the same type of question as it can be confusing and one wastes time in choosing methods.
  • Learn applications of short tricks and keep in mind those questions for which such tricks are not applicable.
  • Study the entire syllabus of QA and do not skip any topic. Questions can be asked from any topic.
  • Identify chapters you are good at and solve all different type questions from such chapters.
  • Practice as many previous year papers as possible.
  • Do not waste much time on a single question.
  • Keep place to do rough calculations in the exam.

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Best Books for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude

There are many books for SSC CHSL Quant preparation in the market. Do not purchase multiple books. It is better to practice one book thousand times rather than practicing a thousand books one time. This will make your concepts clear and improve the speed of calculations. There are some books which are mentioned below which you can prepare from for the QA section.

  • Maths by Abhinay Sharma
  • Kiran Publication 7300+
  • Maths by Rakesh Yadav
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Quicker Mathematics by M. Tyra 

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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