# CGPSC State Service Main (Written) Exam 2012: Tips and Strategy for Mathematics and Logical Ability

The CGPSC State Service Main (Written) Exam 2012 is going to be conducted on 22 March 2014 by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission.

Mar 3, 2014 16:36 IST

The CGPSC State Service Main (Written) Exam 2012 is going to be conducted on 22 March 2014 by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. The CGPSC State Service Main (Written) Exam consists of seven papers each of 200 marks and 3 hours.

The Paper VI of the exam consists of Mathematics and Logical Ability. To view the detailed scheme of the CGPSC State Service Main Exam, Click Here.

The Mathematics section comprises of basic school level questions. These can be based on Basic Numeracy, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Percentages, Algebra, Time and work. The questions can also be based on Geometry, Trignometry and Mensuration. Basic Numeracy includes square roots, factorization, LCM, HCF, Type of numbers, fractions, Divisibility rules, unit digit calculations, remainders etc.

The candidates can prepare this section by going through the standard NCERT text books from class 7 to class 10. For this section, don’t go into very high level concepts and problems. Rather practice as many questions as you can which will help you increase speed as well as accuracy. Also don’t try to mug up complex formulae which you are not able to remember. Apart from problems related to the topics, direct questions can also be asked related to the meaning of the terms and concepts.

The Logical Ability section includes Reasoning and General Mental Ability. Questions can be based on Series completion, Coding-decoding, Data interpretation which can include Pie charts, Tables, Line-Graphs, Bar-graphs etc. Practice is the only way to tackle this section.

In Data interpretation, a figure like a pie chart is given, and the candidates have to interpret it and answer the questions based on it. The Logical Ability questions can be prepared by going through books like RS Aggarwal for Verbal and Non verbal reasoning. Data Interpretation involves a lot of mathematical calculations which means that the candidates need to be thorough and quick with the basic calculations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In these questions, be careful about the units of measurement given in the problem.

To view the Model question paper provided by the CGPSC, Click Here.

For all kinds of doubts and queries related to exam prepartion, refer to IAS/PSC Group of Myjosh.

Jagran josh wishes the candidates all the best for the exam.