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How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL 2018?

Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL 2018

SSC CGL or the Combined Graduate Level Examination is conducted by the SSC every year. It is conducted to recruit students in various group B and group C posts. It is held in two stages and those are Tier I and Tier II. CGL Tier I includes Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness while Tier II includes Quantitative Aptitude and English. The First phase or the Tier I consists of 200 marks while the Second Phase or Tier II consists of 400 marks Because of the introduction of Prime Minister’s New scheme interview process has been discontinued in all the lower and Non-Executive Posts in Union Government.  Here, we are going to discuss about the Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus and details.

How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL 2018 Exam?

Here we have listed some of the key points which need to be followed while Quantitative Aptitude Preparing for SSC CGL 2018.

  • Focus on Basics: During the initial stage of your preparation don’t look for shortcuts, try to learn basics of all the topics in order to solve them. In addition to, the moment you realize you have developed a command over it you can switch to shortcuts or tricks as you’ll be aware of the whole concept so the trick will become easier to understand.
  • Proper Management of Time: Time allotment for every topic is a major factor. Try focusing on all the weak parts or areas and spend more time solving them. While all strong sections should be referred but should not be given ample time. And to save time practice tricks and remember tables, cubes, squares, and square roots, etc. Try to spend one minute on one question as this lead you to check the paper in the end.
  • Practice Previous Year Question Papers: Pattern keeps on differing but the weightage a section comprises remains the same for a couple of years. As questions based on Trigonometry are quite usual from last few years so try focusing on this section first. And also solve all the Previous Year Question Papers to totally understand the structure and pattern of the question paper.
  • Use Short Tricks and Methods: To calculate faster and to increase your speed of calculation try practicing more and more questions. Keep your aim to solve a good number of question in less time. This practice session will surely improve your hold and speed of calculation. Try improving gradually.
  • Pre-Planned Structure : You should have a proper time table for all the sections of question paper same as for Quantitative Aptitude as this section comprises of the calculative question so try devoting at least 2-3 hours every day for this section.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CGL 2018

Referring to Quant, then it can be called as the eminent part of SSC CGL Examination. It will also play a deciding factor on the final list. And to master the art, constantly practicing is important. To score well in the examination, we need to understand the syllabus and prepare accordingly. Quant Aptitude in SSC CGL consists of the following parts which are mentioned below.

Arithmetic: In case of Tier I out of 50 questions only 5-7 questions are from arithmetic which consists of area like

  • Profit and Loss
  • Number System
  • Percentage
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Time and Distance
  • Average
  • Pipe and Cistern
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • SI & CI
  • Time and Work

Algebra: It includes topics like Graphs of Linear Equations and Algebra and Elementary Surds. A total number of questions asked is 3-4 on an average basis and their level remains of elementary type.

Geometry: This section holds great importance in Tier I as well as in Tier II though they are not that difficult. But all you need to do is, to be aware of the rules in order to solve questions. Total 7-8 questions will be asked from this section. It includes various areas like

  • Quadrilaterals
  • Triangle
  • Regular Polygon
  • Right Prism
  • Circle
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Sphere
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Cylinder
  • Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular base or Square base

Trigonometry: This portion covers several topics which will constitute 4-5 questions of elementary level. Those topics are mentioned below.

  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Complementary Angles
  • Standard Identities
  • Height and Distance

Statistics: This area covers certain questions and offers 5-6 questions which are quite easy to solve but consumes a lot of time. Therefore, try practising mental calculation in order to solve these questions in the stipulated time. It involves topics like

  • Frequency Polygon
  • Histogram
  • Pie-Chart
  • Bar Diagram

Quant is the main deciding factor for students who’ll be appearing in Tier I and Tier II. More emphasis should be given to the detailed basic knowledge of the subject.

Now let us have a look at the number of questions asked from every particular topic under this section every year.

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Topics

No. of Questions Asked









Number System









Data Interpretation



SSC CGL 2018 Quantitative Aptitude: Important Factors & Preparation Tips

So here we have mentioned all the topics covered in various sections of Quant. Keep preparing and stay in touch with all the necessary and latest changes done to the how to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL 2018 exam and full syllabus. This will surely give you an edge over the subject. And for further more information regarding upcoming examination and the topic details stay connected with us. All the Best!

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