Quantitative Ability test is the integral part of every competitive exams held in India. One has to prepare Quantitative section should have better understanding of topics covered to crack the exam. Usually this section consists of 50 questions in SSC or IBPS exams, but it can vary in other exams you appear. Moreover, SSC also conducts tier-2 exam for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination where 100 questions of 200 marks are to done in 2 hours of time limit. Hence, it become necessary to practice and understand this section in order to get Central Government officer job.

So, i am going to elaborate the few techniques or ways to prepare for this section so that you won’t get out of the race of getting any government job.

Don’t create Pre-assumption:

If i define my heading, i mean you no need to think that its tough or hard to crack or you no need to be technical background. You just be Positive in Attitude and Determine to crack the exam. Just be sure and prepare yourself that you give it up and won’t get down until you clear this exam.
If you start preparation on time (before 6-8 months of the exam), you can get good marks and even clear it in 1st attempt. You just need to go through the syllabus first and then, need guidance and references or books to learn few basic concepts and more practice.

Syllabus and Important Topics:

Syllabus and Pattern of the exam should be known before starting and preparing. This helps you in understanding what topics are going to learn first time or you are weak and strong in which I have here enunciated the topics of Quantitative Ability covered in every exam of SSC conducts.

The questions will be designed to test the ability sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, 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, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
Now, you can figure out how and from where you can start. But, still i prefer to start as chapter-wise listed in different books preferred below. Don’t mix up everything and or randomly choose tough topic which lower your confidence.

Recommended Books:

  1. Quickest Quantitative Aptitude Useful for all Competitive Exams by Kiran Publication  
  2. SSC Elementary & Advanced Mathematics (English) by Kiran Publication
  3. Arithmetic for General Competitions English by Neetu Singh
  4. Advance maths for General Competitions (English) by Rakesh Yadav
  5. SSC MATHEMATICS CHAPTER WISE SOLVED PAPERS 1999- till date 5500+ Objective(English) 
  6. Paramount Mock Test Tier-2 Mathematics for SSC CGL
  7. Paramount Test series for Tier-1 for SSC CGL

Basic concepts and More Practice:

I have listed the few important books which every aspirant follow to crack the exam. These books are required for both clearing concepts and practice.
For Concepts- Kiran’s publication Quickest Mathematics; Kiran’ publication Advanced Maths; Paramount Arithmetic book; and Paramount Advance Maths are important to start with basics.
Arithmetic will be easy to cover and start with. Whereas, Advance maths take better practice and understanding to solve these questions. You can any of these book and first clear concepts and learn rules and also solve examples given at every rules and concepts in Kiran’s publication books and it also covers exercise with unsolved questions which you can practice. In Paramount books, basic rules and concepts are specified and the exercise is divided into difficulty level of questions which will help you a lot in practicing these questions.
For Practice- Kiran’s publication previous year chapter-wise Quantitative Ability 5500+ questions; Arihant’s publication practice set; Paramount practice sets; These books will help you in practicing lots of questions and definitely help in clearing full concepts. You will also go through different SSC previous year questions.
For tier-2 exam of CGL, you can buy Paramount Tier-2 mock test and Kiran’s Publication mock test for tier-2 to practoce questions. And, you can also go for Quantum Cat by Sarvesh Sharma and practice 1&2 level of questions of its exercise, if you are done with the above mentioned books.
I prefer to practice questions at least 2-3 times from the same book so that you can have rules and concepts on your fingers.

Daily routine:

If you are dropped out, you can spend at least 3-4 for Quantitative Aptitude. It requires lot of practice and first, clear concepts and learn formula so that you can easily solve questions. More practice and more questions of different surely help figure out weakness and strong points where you can lead yourself and shape your success.
If you are working, you can devote 2 hour daily after office so that you can start from basics and practice, then to succeed.

Target CGL Exam:

CGL- Combined Graduate Level exam is conducted for the recruitment of grade B and C officers in Union Government. In this, SSC takes Tier-1 and Tier-2 exam, in which 50 questions asked in former and 100 questions are asked in latter. But, you can follow the above mentioned book and preparation tips to crack this exam.
Yes, you need better preparation to clear Tier-2 exam as it requires speed plus and lots of practice to rapidly click the concept in your mind while reading the question in the exam hall.

Target CHSL(10+2) Exam:

To crack CHSL exam is bit more easy. One no need to practice many books for it. If you follow Kiran’s publication previous year chapter-wise 5500+ questions book for 2-3 times and precisely follow the way questions are solved and clear your concepts you can easily clear your CHSL exam and most of the questions you will find from the previous year questions of SSC exams which already compiled in Kiran’s book.

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