SSC CHSL: Tips to score high in Quantitative Aptitude section

In this article, we will help you by giving tips for scoring higher as possible in this section with minimal efforts. How, let us find out-

Updated: Mar 22, 2018 11:13 IST
SSC CHSL Aptitude Tips
SSC CHSL Aptitude Tips

SSC has recently released the notification for the CHSL examination for more than 3259 vacancies in government departments and various ministerial offices across the country. The vacancies are for lower division clerks, data entry operators, court clerks and postal assistants or sorting assistants.

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The examination will be comprised of tier I, II & III. The final results will be based on the marks you get in tier I and II combined. There will be 25 aptitude questions in the Tier-I question paper accounting for 50 marks in total. In this article, we will help you by giving tips for scoring higher as possible in this section with minimal efforts.

SSC CHSL 2018: How to crack the Quantitative problems?

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Quantitative section is very time consuming and typical in nature as it takes more intellectual and solving on paper efforts. At first, you have to understand about the problem statement and then proceed for the solution. To make the applied efforts worthy, Let us know about the important points on which you should start work.


SSC always provides the entire syllabus in its official advertisement. You will need to first go through the syllabus and jot down the areas from where the questions are framed in the examination. For this, you can refer to any standard book and mark the chapters out of which questions are taken.

Why syllabus analysis is important in SSC CHSL exam?

Question Breakups

Question breakups refer to the number of questions inquired out of each chapter from the syllabus. This analysis can be done with the help of previous year question papers. You can get last 5 years question papers easily from the Internet or from any bookshop. Go through each paper and gather the information about type of questions, difficulty level and amount of questions.

Identify strong and weak areas

From the obtained question breakups, you can easily identify your strengths and weaknesses. You will feel more comfortable in some sections and unfamiliarity in others. In that case, you need to strengthen your weak areas optimally before the examination. However, do not put aside the strong areas. The best practice is that you can allocate maximum time for the weaker chapters while put considerable efforts in the familiar topics.

Grip on Basics

You are supposed to understand the basic formulas of the intended chapters mentioned in the syllabus. If you know the basics of the chapter, then you do not know need to prepare notes for that. If not so, then it is strongly recommended to prepare notes containing all necessary formulas and related content. So that, you can remind them at the time of examination.

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Avoid Shortcuts

Yes, that is true. Most of you think that you need to use shortcut methods so that you can attempt more questions. That is true but at the same time, you need to understand that if you are not comfortable with that, you should skip that and go by the conventional methods and practice accordingly. You can also solve questions fast with traditional concepts and accurately in spite of familiarity with the shortcut methods.

Mind calculations

For quantitative aptitude section, you require a lot of calculation to do and if you write all of them down, it is not possible to finish the paper in stipulated time. You need to develop the habit of calculating things in your mind and practice to be perfect. You need to practice this before the examination and be habitual of it.

Rigorous Practice

Practice becomes a lot more important for quantitative aptitude section since it makes you confident and agile. It enables you in sharpening your application skills of various rules and formulae learnt during preparation. So, practice as much as possible once you are done with the above particulars.

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Mock tests/Practice tests

Mock tests and practice tests are very important, once you have done with the books. Such tests are necessary for the sake of giving you the exact look and feel of the actual examination. So that, you do not feel empty-headed and hopeless. With the help of these tests, you can pre-assess yourself under the time limits. You can find several online mock tests/practice tests at an optimum price or even free of cost.

Previous year papers

Last but not the least, do not skip to attempt the last year question papers because sometimes SSC used to put the previous year questions in its prospective exams. If you have gone through these ones, then you can choose the appropriate answer quickly with making any extra efforts.

SSC CHSL is a very popular examination among the candidates aspiring for government job. Quantitative Aptitude section gives you more marks, which are certain if you are well prepared. Therefore, prepare & practice accordingly before appearing in the exam hall. For important updates and information, keep on visiting our official website i.e.

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