How to prepare SSC Maths

Maths Tier – I & II Syllabus, Books & Strategy to crack SSC CGL Exam

The SSC exams are placed at the IInd position after the Civil Services (IAS,IPS,IFS) in the domain of toughness, difficulty and mind boggling questions. In SSC exams you always have a giant syllabus to prepare. So let’s just understand the syllabus of SSC CGL Maths.

Syllabus of SSC CGL Maths Section (for both Tier – I & II)

A major change that take place in SSC exams syllabus was they started asking questions from Algebra, Trigonometry, Mensuration and Geometry HEAVILY. And the ‘heavily’ means almost 20-25 (out of 50 questions) questions in Tier – I and and 40-45 questions (out of 100) in Tier – II were asked from these four topics. However you should have clear understanding of the full syllabus of maths. The syllabus is same is same for both the tiers of maths.

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Rank Chapters Tier  I Marks Tier II Marks
1 Mensuration

  • Mensuration of 2-D Figures: Rectangle, Square, Triangle, Quadrilateral, Polygons  & Circles
  • Mensuration of 3-D Figures: Cuboid, Cubes, Right Circular Cylinder, Right Circular Cone, Sphere, Pyramid & Prism
5-6 9-10
2 Trigonometry

  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
5-6 9-10
3 Geometry

  • Lines & Angles
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Polygons
  • Circles
5-6 9-10
4 Algebra

  • Algebraic Identities
  • Linear Equations
  • Graphical Representation of lines
5-6 9-10
5 Data Interpretation

  • Tabulation
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Line Graph
  • Mixed Graph
5-10 10-15
6 Percentage (%)

  • Percentage
  • Profit/Loss & Discount
  • Alligation/Mixture
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
5-7 15-20
7 Time/Speed/Distance

  • Time & Work
  • Work & Wages
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Problems on trains
  • Boats & Streams
4-5 5-8
9 Fundamentals/Number System

  • Computation of Whole Numbers: Addition, Multiplication, Division of Whole Numbers
  • Divisibility Rules & Finding Remainders
  • Square/Square Root & Cube/Cube Root
  • Factors & Multiples
  • LCM & HCF
  • Decimals & Fractions
  • Indices & Surds
  • Involution/Simplification Rules
4-5 5-6
8 Average

  • Finding Averages
  • Ratio & Proportion
2-3 5-8

How to prepare Quantitative Aptitude / Maths for SSC CGL Exam

As the topic of maths will be tested in both the tiers so you have to prepare this very seriously. So let’s talk about the books/study material from which you will prepare this giant syllabus of SSC CGL maths.

  1. Quantum Cat by S.K. Verma: The ultimate masterpiece of maths. I can guarantee you’re gonna keep this book with you forever. It’s got everything that you need. You need concepts, formulas, short-cut methods it has everything.YOU JUST HAVE TO SOLVE THE INTRODUCTORY EXERCISES AND LEVEL – 1 EXERCISES ONLY. THAT WILL BE ENOUGH FOR SSC MATHS.One of the important thing about this book it doesn’t want you learn the short-cut methods blindly. All the short-cuts given in every chapter are in limited quantity and all of them are explained logically.2. SSC Maths Chapterwise Solved Papers since 1997-till date: It is very important to solve previous years questions by SSC. It will help you to understand what type of questions like to ask and what is the difficulty level of questions.Some important things that you should know about these resources

    Myth Quantum Cat, it is only for Management Exams:It is specially recommended for 4 most important topics that is Mensuration, Trigonometry, Algebra and Geometry as it has better coverage over these topics. And it is the best book to polish your mind. And we have never recommended you to do all the exercises of Quantum Cat. We have recommended upto Level 1 only.

    1. Quantum Cat:You will start with rank 1 chapter i.e. Mensuration then 2 – Trigonometry and so on. Just solve introductory exercises and level 1 exercise only.

    2. SSC Maths Chapterwise: Why I need to solve the previous years questions. Well, the answer is very simple. It is important to understand what kind of questions SSC like to ask. What is the difficulty level of questions.

    So first Quantum Cat—-> and then SSC Maths Chapterwise.

    Points to remember during the preparation of maths

  1. You can minimize the use of pen and paper in the exam hall. You should first try to solve the problem in brain and if it is solved without the help of pen and paper then it is very good because you will be able to other questions in that saved time.

  2. Instead of solving the questions at the bottom of the page solve them by plugging the values near the questions. In that way you don’t have to look up and down on the question paper.3. All the methods, rules, formulas and questions which are repeated most frequently in the should be on your finger tips. For eg. tables upto 20 & also square and cube table upto 20.

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