Staff Selection Commission has recently notified for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination for more than 5000 vacancies in government organizations and government departments and organizations across the country. The vacancies are for lower division clerks, data entry operators, court clerks and postal assistants or sorting assistants in post offices across the country. The examination will consist of tier I, II and III and the final results will be based on the marks you get in tier I and II combined. There will be 25 questions on quantitative aptitude in the question paper in Tier I and the same will account for 50 marks in total. In this article, we shall try to help you by giving you tips for scoring as much as possible in this section with minimal preparation
SSC CHSL 2016: How to Crack the Quant Puzzle?
Quantitative Aptitude will have 25 questions in the tier I of the examination and it will be of 50 marks in total. There will be negative mark 0.50 marks for every wrong answer you mark. Let us see how you can make it big in this section in the examination:
- Be familiar with the syllabus: SSC has already given the entire syllabus in the official advertisement. You will need to first go through the syllabus and jot down the areas from where the questions are going to come in the examination
- Go through previous year papers: This is the second step in your preparation and it is necessary since you require understanding the pattern and level of questions asked by SSC in the paper. Another important thing is that SSC often repeats questions from previous year papers. So, you might have a luck with that as well
- Get to know the basics: In this part, you are required to understand the basic formulae of the chapters mentioned in the syllabus and then, it is in your own interest that you write them down so that you do not need to go through lengthy explanations and rules all the time
- Short cut methods are not indispensable: Yes, that is true. Most of you think that you need to use short cut 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 may skip that and go by the conventional methods and practice accordingly so that you can use them fast
- Mind calculation helps a lot: For quantitative aptitude section, you require a lot of calculation to do and if you write all of them down, you cannot finish the paper. You need to develop the habit of calculating things in your mind and that needs to be perfect. You need to practice this before the examination and make it a habit for you
- Identify your strong and weak areas: This is after you finish your syllabus and are done with revising the same. You will be more comfortable in some sections and not the same in others. In that case, you need to strengthen your weak areas as much as possible before the examination. You can go through the previous year papers to know the number of questions in that particular area and accordingly prepare. But, remember not every year you will get the same number of questions in the paper
- Practice is the ultimate key: Practice is important for quantitative aptitude section a lot since that makes you confident and at the same, that helps you in sharpening your application skills of various rules and formulae you have learnt in your preparation. So, practice as much as possible once you are done with the syllabus
- Mock tests are helpful a lot: These tests will help you instill confidence in yourself and at the same, will give you the necessary time bound practice. In this age of online tests, you get your all India rank as well giving you an idea regarding where you stand in the competition
SSC CHSL is a very popular examination among the candidates aspiring for government jobs just after school and also for aspirants who want to have a job and prepare for something better. Quantitative Aptitude section gives you marks which are certain if you are well prepared as this is one of the sections where you can score full marks with good preparation. So, prepare accordingly, practice properly and go for the examination
All the best!!