While coming to SSC CGL preparation for quantitative aptitude, aspirants think of it as the most difficult one. However, it is not true. A major part thinks that quantitative aptitude would be the most difficult section to get a good score. But, with proper strategy, practice, and time management, you can grab the highest marks from this section.
If you are new to this, always start from easy chapters. It will always be better to have a proper understanding and score good marks. Here is the list of chapters that are easy, moderate, and difficult.
∙ Age based problems
∙ Ratio and proportion
∙ Speed, time, and distance
∙ Number series
∙ Number System
∙ Profit and loss
∙ Data interpretation
∙ Time and work
Books to practice Quantitative Aptitude
As a beginner, following the SSC CGL books for Quantitative Aptitude with these would be of great help-
∙ Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R. S. Agarwal
∙ NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11 by NCERT
∙ SSC Elementary and Advanced Maths by Kiran
∙ Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M. Tyra
∙ Advanced Maths by Rakesh Yadav
Some important tips for the exam-
∙ Detailed knowledge of exam pattern and syllabus
Knowing the syllabus and pattern is of utmost importance because it provides you the knowledge that which section holds how many marks. You will be able to understand what the sections are or question that can help you get the highest marks.
∙ Get the preparation material
It is also important to start from somewhere and best to start from some material that has easy to moderate level questions. It will help you build the proper concept and based on quantitative aptitude. Do not try your hands on the difficult level questions in the beginning stage. Otherwise, you may get confused and the concept will never be clear to you. Probably it will take one week for you to start grasping the concepts.
∙ A full swing practice
Once you are done with the concept, start practicing. There is no alternative to that. If you just get the concept and leave it like that, it will not get you anywhere. Start practicing chapter by chapter. Go from easy to moderate to difficult level. Each chapter ideally takes 2-3 days to complete. Once you are done with the questions for the first time, you will have a good hold on the subject for sure.
∙ Start giving mock tests
Mock tests are a very important part of any preparation; especially, for competitive exams. You can solve previous years’ question papers. Apart from that, you will find numerous SSC CGL mock tests at BYJU’s Exam Prep to strengthen your preparation.
∙ Time management
This is one of the most important factors. While practice, start with a stopwatch. Check on the average time you take answering one question and always try to reduce it. It will help you in a huge way.
∙ Do not study everything
This is not a school exam. You cannot and absolutely should not cover each and everything while preparing. Choose some from the syllabus and focus on that. Excel in that only.
∙ Take expert help
You can go to YouTube videos for clear knowledge. Apart from that, you will surely need some expert help as you will get stuck in many places. Get your doubt cleared, and start again.
∙ Identify and work
If you are a beginner, you must identify the topics that you are weak in. repeat those problems again and again.
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