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SSC SI, CAPF ASI Exam 2015: Tips and Strategy: Quantitative Aptitude

Apr 10, 2015 14:26 IST

    Candidates, who are interested in government jobs and are preparing themselves for long, have now something to cheer about. The Staff Selection Commission has announced about its recruitment for SI and ASI post in CAPF (Central Armed Police Force), Delhi Police and CISF. These posts would be filled after the due process of written examination and physical endurance test of the selected candidates. The written examination is scheduled to take place on 21st June, 2015 and those candidates who have applied for the examinations should start preparing themselves for the written examinations.

    Tips and Strategies

    • Make your choices wisely while in the examination centre:  Most of the candidates fail to judge the questions that they should attempt and those which they left outright. Due to this lack of judgment they lose their precious time which results in failure. It is thus important to make decisions spontaneously about which questions to attempt and which not. The quantitative aptitude subject mostly has questions which seem to take quite a lot of time of the candidates. There are questions that are relatively easier and deal with circles, triangles, cones and other geometrical and trigonometric shapes. On the other hand there are questions such as mixture and allegation, graphs of linear equation, tangents and other trigonometric ratios which are quite time consuming. The candidates need to make their decision over these questions and decide which to attempt first and which to left for later. These decisions make or break your chances while you are undergoing your written examination.
    • Get your basics right: There are questions related to numbers, decimals, percentage, ratio and proportion, square roots, algebra and basic algebraic identities asked in the subject. Hence, the first and foremost task for any aspiring candidate should be to revisit their basic mathematic skills once again. The questions asked in the examination would be broadly based on simple arithmetic operations and trigonometric compulsions. Hence, getting your basics right could ultimately help you score well in the examination.
    • Device your own techniques: It is always helpful to device your own techniques for solving a sum. This, on one hand allows you to save enormous amount of time while you are going through the mammoth task of completing 50 odd quantitative questions in less than an hours’ time, and on the other hand makes you confident enough to select the answer from the multiple choices. Techniques related to solving problems related to time and distance, measuring averages and taking out interest and profit & losses are most common ones to develop and discover among the candidates.  
    • Keep your clocks ticking: While you prepare yourself for the examination, keep one thing in mind that you need to answer almost 200 questions in less than 2 hours’ time. Hence, you must prepare according to the time norms and always keep a timer beside you while you prepare for exams. You should set a time limit in your stopwatch and begin practicing model question sets and previous year question papers. You would come to know whether your speed of solving sums is in tandem with the time that you are about to get for the examinations or you have to work real hard to achieve the same. This could immensely boost your confidence as well and make you aware of your shortfalls and strong areas at the same time.
    • Follow the question pattern: There are many books and competitive journals available in the market which gives a proper idea about the structure of the questions that are going to come in the examination. Having this idea is quite important and thus following previous year questions and tracing the question patterns becomes very important. The candidates could check the questions recurring year after years in the examination. The chances of getting similar questions remain high and this could help them score more after the written exams get over.

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