SSC CGL 2017: How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude Section

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SSC CGL 2017: How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude Section

SSC CGL 2017: How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude Section

New Delhi:  Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is expected to release the official notice for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2017 exam soon. The SSC CGL exam is one of the most awaited recruitment exams by government job aspirants. While notice is still to come out, candidates hoping to clear the exam should focus on preparing for the exam. Last year, SSC introduced computer based test for CGL exam. While the pattern remained almost same, the number of question decreased and consequently the marks assigned to one question increased. In this article we will discuss about the quantitative section of SSC CGL exam and how a candidate should go about preparing for the section. 

SSC CGL 2017: Quantitative Ability 

Quantitative Ability section for SSC CGL is considered to be a little tough by many candidates. It's not really tough but does constitute of questions from a wide range of topics. Quant section in SSC CGL covers almost all topics from Mathematics syllabus till class ten which includes trigonometry, mensuration, probability etc. Since there's a long list of topics to be covered, students often deem the exam to be tough.

The first step to dispel the fear of the section is to go through the syllabus and group similar topics. For example, trigonometric ratios, trigonometric equations, and heights and distances could be grouped in one section. This shortens the list of topics to be prepared considerably.

Once you have prepared the list of topics to be prepared for the exam, attempt a mock test and then see which topics are easy for you, which moderate and which tough. During this assessment don't just pay attention to which questions you could solve easily but also to how much time it took you to solve questions from a particular topic. If confused, attempt another mock and compare your score in both the tests. You will get a fair idea of your strong and weak areas.

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With the list now ready you can begin your preparation.
  • First of all buy a good preparation book for Quantitative Aptitude. Make sure the book covers all the topics from your list.
  • Start with the topics which you find tough. Practice sample questions first and then move on to exercise questions. 
  • Practice all types of questions form a topic - easy, moderate and tough.
  • Make a list of formulas somewhere and go over them in your free time. This way you won't forget a formula at the time of solving questions. 
  • Solve questions form a topic which were asked in previous year exams.  
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