SSC CGL 2018: How to score high marks in QA
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam in August and there is only a month that can dedicate in preparing so that one can secure a seat.
Right strategy and quick tips are required to score good in Quantitative Aptitude Section of SSC CGL 2018. This section is considered as one of the trickiest section in the entire questions paper of SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam. It is the right time for the candidates to drain out their exam fear and tighten up their shoulders for SSC CGL Exam.
Key points to be taken care of while attempting this section:
- Assign this section a fixed time of 30 minutes.
- No matter how many questions you are able to see or answer, just stick to the deadline of 30 minutes.
- Solve Data Interpretation first. Most of the times they are easy.
- You can mark the questions, which you are not attempting due to the lack of time but are doable according to you. These can be solved if time allows you to go for second round.
- If you are attempting the paper according to my plan, Maths will come at the end. So just in case, you are able to see all questions but not able to solve many. No worries leave the section even if time is left (out of 30 minutes).
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Important Topics for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude
SSC CGL aspirants should not miss any of below mentioned topics. These topics are jotted down after proper analysis of previous year question paper:
- Simple Interest/Compound Interest
- Ratio & Proportions
- Profit and Loss
- Problems on Ages
Trickiest Topics for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude
- Time Speed and Distance
- Quadratic Equations
- Mixture and allegations
- Time and Work
- Number Series
- Another set of Data Interpretation
Tips to Crack Quantitative Aptitude of SSC CGL 2018
- Maths section consists of four major areas: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
- Geometry is the most important among all the areas. You must give it special emphasis.
- Trigonometry must not be avoided at any cost. Focus on height and distance as well as trigonometric identities.
- Data interpretation and analysis will become much easier if you have a good understanding of percentages and ratio and proportion.
- Algebra, including simplification, is generally considered a tough nut to crack. It deserves more practice as compared to other areas.
- Within arithmetic, profit and loss, simple interest and compound interest, time and distance and time and work happen to be the key topics.
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Time Management for SSC CGL 2018
Make a timetable of how much time you should give to each section. Here is how you can manage time:
- 10 min for general knowledge
- 15 min for English
- 25 min for reasoning
- Remaining 25 min for quantitative aptitude
Make a time map of which section you are going to solve first then the second, third and fourth. Emphasise more on a section that you are more comfortable with and solve it first.