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How To Prepare Quantitative Aptitude For SSC CHSL Exam?

SAFALTA ACADEMICS Published by: suzan poudel Updated Thu, 13 May 2021 08:44 PM IST


A fair knowledge of the  syllabus and exam pattern is required to score good marks in the entrance exam


Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam popularly known as SSC CHSL is conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission for selection of candidates  to the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO) for the  various ministries and departments of the Government of India.

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This blog will explore the preparations tips for Quantitative Aptitude section of SSC CHSL.A fair knowledge of the  syllabus and exam pattern is required to score good marks in the entrance exam . In the prelims of SSC CHSL Exam a total of 25 questions are asked from Quantitative Aptitude which a candidate has to solve within the total 1 hour alloted for the entire exam and in the mains exam, a total of 100 questions are asked which must be solved within the total 2 hours alloted for the entire exam . The topics from which question are asked in Quantitative Aptitude are as follows:

For Arithmetic:

Number System:
  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers.

Fundamental arithmetical operations:
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work
For Algebra:
  • Basic Algebric Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations

Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords
  • Tangents
  • Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  • Common tangents to two or more circles.

  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres,
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base

  • Trigonometry
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Complementary angles
  • Height and distances (simple problems only)
  • Standard Identities like sin2 � + Cos2 �=1 etc.

Statistical Charts:
  • Use of Tables and Graphs:
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar-diagram
  • Pie-chart

The examination will consist of:
  • Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)

  •  Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)

  •  Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III).

Tier-I (Computer Based Examination):

Subjects Number of Questions  Maximum Marks Time Duration
General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribe)
General Awareness 25 50
English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
Total 100 200


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How To Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL Exam:

Candidates can follow these preparation tips to score well in the Quantitative Aptitude section. If candidates follow these tips consistently we can assure you that your scores will be the highest in Quantitative Aptitude Section.
1. Understand the Exam Pattern and Syllabus:
Candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus of the Exam very thoroughly in order to  understand and devise a meticulous plan for  the different sections. The same has also been mentioned above. Candidates must also go through the syllabus and understand it.

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2. Analyse your strength and weakness:
After going through the syllabus, candidates should divide the topics among different categories such as the ones you are confident about, ones that you are not confident about,  the ones that you do not know anything about etc. If you are a fresher and do not have any prior knowledge of the topics, then consider all the topics as your weakness. 

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 Analyse Previous Year Papers:

Go through the previous year papers and analyze the number of questions asked from different topics and note it all down.

Start Early & Chart Out A Plan: 

The first step is to Start Early . This way the aspirant will have sufficient time to  prepare  as well as  to revise the syllabus before the exam date . Starting early means you will get ample time  to study the entire syllabus in depth , revise it and then  finally practice  mock tests to check how far your preparation has reached . When you have a devised plan you'll stay focused and try finishing one thing at a time and not divert your mind on too many things which will get you confused.

Work Smart Not Hard :

You need to work smart rather than working hard . Don't overspend time on one topic while leaving out the other . Focus on the areas where you're weak and spend time on those topics . Identify your strengths and weaknesses and then plan accordingly .

Practice As Many Mock Tests As You Can:

Practising as many mock tests as you can is one of the oldest tricks that works wonders for almost every entrance examination.It will help you in identifying important and scoring topics. Regular practice will help you with efficient time management skills and help in achieving high score in the exam. This way you'll not only have a clear hold of the type of questions asked but also ensure that you stay relatively calm and confident on the day the actual exam .

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Previous Year Question Paper:

This will help the candidates to get an actual idea of the exam pattern. Practicing previous years’ question papers will help you to get idea of  the types of questions asked in the exam and familiarise you with the exam pattern. This way you'll be confident while attempting the paper.

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10. Revision:

The Trick is to keep  revising all the topics and basic concepts of all the topics regularly so as to keep in touch and have a hang of all that you have prepared .

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