# How to Prepare for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude

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How to Prepare for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude: The Staff Selection Commission has officially released the exam notification for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2016. Today is the last date to apply for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2016. Interested candidates can apply for various SSC CHSL posts through official SSC CHSL website.

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## SSC CHSL Exam Pattern and Structure 2016

First of all, let us have a look at the structure and exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2016. SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude section constitutes 25% of the total score in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Examination.

 Name of the Section Questions Marks Reasoning and General Intelligence 25 50 General Awareness 25 50 Numerical Aptitude 25 50 English Comprehension 25 50 Total 100 200

Hence, you need to lay an equal amount of focus on this section.

## SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The essential topics for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Tier 1 Exam are as follows.

• Arithmetic: Number System, Percentage, Profit and loss, Simple interest, Compound interest, Average,Ratio, Proportion, Partnership, Mixture & Allegation, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Time, Speed and Distance, Problems on Train  and Problems on  Boat and Stream.
• Geometry: Basics of Geometry, Triangle, Polygons, Circle and Miscellaneous.
• Mensuration: Triangle, Parallelogram, Rectangle, Pathway in a Rectangle, square Rhombus, Trapezium, Circle, Semi – Circle, Ring (shaded Region), Sector of a circle, Cube, Cuboid, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Hemisphere, Frustum, Right Prism, Pyramid and Tetrahedron.
• Data Interpretation: Basic Concept, Bar graph, Pie charts, Table charts and Line graph.
• Trigonometry: Trigonometry Ratio Identities, Trigonometric values for Common angles, Sign of Trigonometric ratio, Range of Trigonometric Ratio, Range of m sinθ ± n cosθ, Value of different trigonometric series, Trigonometric ratio of multiple angles and Compound angle.
• Height and Distance: Angle of elevation, Angle of depression and Miscellaneous

To know about syllabus of other sections, please refer to this link. Now that you know about exam syllabus and topics essential towards Quant Preparation, let us know about the important preparation tips on How to Prepare for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude 2016. Pay attention to each point of these preparation tips.

## SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude: Tips & Tricks

It is necessary that you follow all these study tactics and tips in order to strengthen your overall prowess over Quantitative Aptitude Section.

### 1. Time Management

As you all know, Time Management is the important factor of any competitive exams. Therefore, you do not have much time to spend on calculations. For doing fast calculations, you should remember tables, square, cubes and square roots.

### 2. Basics, First!

When you start your preparation, do not try to solve questions by shortcut methods. You should memorize all the basic theories and formulas of all the chapters. If your basics are not clear, you may not be able to solve questions.

### 3. Create Summary Notes

Make a concise version of your class notes by creating summary notes. Spot the key terms and concepts and make sure that you understand them. You can identify key terms and concepts by paying attention to what has been emphasized in your classes, textbooks and course syllabus.

Maintain a plan for each day to practice topics. Try to devote at least three hours for Quant practice on daily basis.

### 5. Practice and Practice

Once you are done with basics, practice as much as you can with sample questions of previous years.

### 6. Use of Shortcut Methods in the Right Way

Remembering short tricks in the Quant section can be a lifeline and a time saver for any competitive exam. This section can turn out to be easy for you to attempt , if you apply short tricks in the right way.

### 8. Learn Methods for Calculating at a Faster Pace

Try calculating in your mind. You need to divide complex calculations into parts and solve it in your mind without paper. That is how toppers do complex calculations during exams. Right now, it will be difficult for you to use this method but with practice, you will be able to do any complicated calculation within seconds.