## Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus, Books & Strategy for CHSL - Exam 2015

The maths section of SSC LDC Exam has 50 questions carrying 1 mark each. The syllabus of quantitative aptitude is very vast but it can be completed if there is a right strategy and regular practice of questions. One thing which is under our control is that we already know nearly 25 marks of topics.

There is only one universal formula to beat the Maths in Competition Exam and that is Practice, Practice and More Practice and then More Practice. Let's just understand what SSC thinks while setting the questions for quantitative aptitude.

### Full Syllabus of Maths in SSC CHSL Exam

 Rank Chapters Sub-topics Marks 1 Mensuration Mensuration of 2-D Figures: Rectangle, Square,   Triangle, Quadrilateral, Polygons  & Circles Mensuration of 3-D Figures: Cuboid, Cubes, Right Circular Cylinder, Right Circular Cone, Sphere, Pyramid & Prism 5-6 2 Trigonometry Trigonometric ratios Degree and Radian Measures Standard Identities Complementary angles Heights and Distances 5-6 3 Geometry Lines & Angles Triangles Quadrilaterals Polygons Circles 5-6 4 Algebra Algebraic Identities Linear Equations Graphical Representation of lines 5-6 5 Data Interpretation Tabulation Pie Chart Bar Chart Line Graph Mixed Graph 5-10 6 Percentage (%) Percentage Profit/Loss & Discount Alligation/Mixture Simple Interest & Compound Interest 5-7 7 Time/Speed/Distance Time & Work Work & Wages Pipes & Cistern Problems on trains Boats & Streams 4-5 9 Fundamentals/Number System Computation of Whole Numbers: Addition, Multiplication, Division of Whole Numbers Divisibility Rules & Finding Remainders Square/Square Root & Cube/Cube Root Factors & Multiples LCM & HCF Decimals & Fractions Indices & Surds Involution/Simplification Rules 4-5 8 Average Finding Averages Ratio & Proportion 2-3

Books for SSC CHSL LDC/DEO Exam Maths Section

The two most reliable books for competition exams are Quantum Cat by Sarvesh K. Verma and SSC Chapter-wise Maths.

1. Quantum Cat: Most of the books out there are of two kinds. The first one is short-cut method book and the other is conventional book using formulas and conventional methods to solve the questions.

There is disadvantage in using both the books. If you'll learn only short-cut methods for solving the problem you will not be able to solve different variety of questions and if you use only conventional methods then there is a problem of time in solving a particular problem.

And Quantum Cat which is a blend of short-cut methods and conventional methods to solve the problem. It makes you an expert in both the zones (short-cut methods and formulas).

YOU JUST HAVE TO LEARN THE CONCEPTS, FORMULAS, METHODS AND EVERYTHING THAT IS GIVEN IN THEORY OF EVERY CHAPTER AND SOLVE THE INTRODUCTORY EXERCISES AND LEVEL 1 EXERCISES.

That will be enough for SSC CHSL exam.

2. SSC Chapter-wise Maths: This is very important book as it will make you familiar with the type of questions SSC like to ask. Moreover SSC repeats questions so it becomes necessary to prepare previous years questions.

So both the books are necessary to crack the maths section of SSC CHSL EXAM.

### Helpful tips for maths section

1. Minimize the use of pen and paper. Try to solve the problem first in your brain and if your brain is unable to do that then solve on paper. Do not try to solve to the question fully on paper.

2. Solve the question at the space provided with the questions instead of solving them at the bottom. Every minute is important in exam hall. Just plug in the values in question itself and solve.

3. Learn the methods, rules, formulas and questions which are repeated most frequently in the exams. Like you should have learnt simple tables upto 20 & also square and cube table upto 20. There many more small things which repeats itself that should be leaned instead of doing that in the exam hall.