 Introduction
 #1: Getting the conceptual clarity
 Breakup: SSCCGL Tier I (2010, 2011, 2012)
 Breakup: SSCCGL Tier II (2010, 2011, 2012)
 #2: Practice
 Choice of Quantitative Aptitude Book?
 Books for Maths/Quantitative Aptitude
 Download: NCERT Maths Textbooks
 Download: Blank answersheet
introduction
Competitive exams are meant for realmen and women. This is no country for crybabies, kids, college teens and no0bs. So first of all, you must get rid of the following “loser” mindsets:
 Yaar this maths is so hard, I can’t do it.
 I’m not from science/engineering background hence this is not my cup of tea.
 I’m poor in maths and I cannot improve.
 Thik hai, dekh lenge. (alright, I’ll see).
 Maths is not difficult. All it requires is concept clarity + lot of practice. In SSCCGL exam, you’ve to face Mathematics at two stages
Stage  MathsQuestions  Penalty 
TierI (Prelims)  50 Qs  Negative 0.25 
TierII (Mains) Paper I: Arithmetical Ability  100 Qs worth 200 marks  Negative 0.50 
 The Approach for Maths, stands on two pillars.
Pillars  How? 




#1: Getting the conceptual clarity
 We’ll divide Maths or Quantitative Aptitude, into topics and further into subtopics.
 Your task is to cover one topic at a time, first get conceptualclarity and then solve maximum questions at home.
 Whenever you learn any shortcut technique, you note it down in your diary.
 Similarly, whenever you make any mistake while solving sums, you also note that down in your diary. Night before the exam, you review that diary of mistakes. (why do this? Because it is the “Art of Aptitude” (Click ME)
Topic  Subtopics  How to approach 
Number theory 


Basic Maths 



 

 
Algebra 



 
Avg and Ratios 
 Can be solved without formula. Go through http://mrunal.org/2012/03/aptitudealligationsmixturesalloys.html 
 Lolz  
 For ratioproportion NCERT Class 8 Chap 13.  
 http://mrunal.org/2012/05/aptitudepartnershipandprofitsharing.html  
STD 
 All of them can be solved with just one Universal STD formula. Explained in www.Mrunal.org/aptitude 
Geometry 



 
 Understand basics from NCERT Class 10 Chap 8 and 9. Then examoriented concepts from your Quantitative Aptitude book.  
% 
 Also do NCERT Class 8 Chap 8. 
 Mere extention of % concept. Just practice. For long division, use this approximation method: http://mrunal.org/2012/11/aptitudelongdivisiontwodigitdivisioncalculationwithouttearsandwithoutboringvedicspeedmaths.html  
Profit, loss, discount, marked price.  http://mrunal.org/2012/11/aptitudeconceptsofmarkedpriceandsuccessivediscountsprofitlosswithoutstupidformulas.html  
Simple and compound interest rate  http://mrunal.org/2012/04/aptitudecompoundinterestrate.html  
PCP 


Misc. 



 
 Not asked. 
Breakup: SSCCGL Tier I (2010, 2011, 2012)
Topic  2010  2011  2012 

Ratio+Partnership  3  3  1 
number theory  6  5  2 
Avg+alligation  3  3  2 
TSD  6  5  2 
Misc.  3  0  2 
basic math  11  11  5 
algebra  6  0  5 
DI  3  4  5 
%  6  14  5 
Trigonometry  0  0  9 
Geometry  3  5  12 
Total  50  50  50 
The 2012’s TierI paper, is “trendbreaker”. Because
 The conventional questions from ratioproportion, basic maths, timespeedwork are asked for namesake only.
 Otherwise, Out of 50 Maths questions in tierI, almost 30 questions are from just Geometry+Trig+Percentage application.
 Earlier, they used to ask mostly areavolumeperimeter type questions from Geometry segment. You just had to plugin values into the formulas and get the answer.
 But This 2012’s paper has mostly theory based geometry (angle, bisector, tangent, inequality of triangles etc.)
 Similarly the difficulty level of algebra, number theory based questions is bit raised.
Or perhaps SSC too decided to employ the Backbreaking^{TM} move of UPSC! Anyways, jokes apart, the lesson here is, “adapt.”
Breakup: SSCCGL Tier II (2010, 2011, 2012)
Type  2010  2011  2012 

basic math  11  4  3 
Misc.  2  2  3 
number theory  8  7  5 
DI  10  20  5 
Ratio+Partnership  6  4  6 
Avg+alligation  5  6  7 
TSD  7  12  7 
Trigonometry  0  4  8 
Algebra  10  13  10 
%  27  18  19 
Geometry  14  10  27 
Total  100  100  100 
 Here too, Geometry+Trigonometry have been given emphasis like never before.
 Almost 65% of the paper is made up of Geometry, Trig, Percentage and Algebra (and in that too, mostly Quadratic equations.)
#2: Practice
 Merely knowing the concepts or formulas won’t help. Because unless you practice different variety of questions, you won’t become proficient in applying those concepts flawlessly in the actualexam.
 Second, despite knowing concept and formulas, people make silly mistakes either in calculation or in pluging the values.
 Third reason Tier I has 200 questions in 120 limits. =not even 2 minutes per question. Plus, questions reasoning and comprehension might take more than 5 minutes! Therefore speed is essential. Since there is negative marking system, accuracy also matters.
 So it is beyond doubt that you have to practice excimer number of questions at home.
 The question is where to get the practice? Which book should be used for SSC exam?
Choice of Quantitative Aptitude Book?
 In all competitive exams, “uncertainity factor” is involved. Despite your best preparation, you might lose the successtrain by 23 marks.
 Therefore you must never put all eggs in one basket.
 While you are preparing for SSC, you should also keep open mind and apply for other competitive exams, such as IBPS, ACIO, ONGC, Railways, LIC, CDS, Coast Guard etc. (Depending on your careertaste).
 Publication houses will come up with new books for each and every of ^these exams, but we have neither the time nor the money to buy a new book for every new exam.
 Such readymade books are only skimmed down version of original topicbooks. For example, if there is SSCFCI exam, or ACIO exam, these people will combine a few topics of GK, maths, reasoning and english. And present you a book.
 Problem= you don’t get comprehensive understanding or coverage. Besides, given the population of India, competition level is always high, irrespective of exam. So halfhearted preparations with readymade “condensed” books don’t help much.
Almost all of these exams follow same structure:
 General awareness
 Maths
 Reasoning (Verbal, NonVerbal)
 English vocabularly, grammar and comprehension.
 How do they differ from each other?= number of questions, difficulty level and inclusion / exclusion of particular subtopics.
 So when you’re picking up books for the first time, you should choose the books, that have universal usefulness for similar exams. That way your time, effort and money will be saved.
Books for Maths/Quantitative Aptitude
DONOT use Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal for SSCCGL.
Problems with RS Agarwal’s Math book:
 The way SSCCGL question pattern is transforming, R.S.Agarwal’s book on Quantitative aptitude, is just not ‘upto the mark’ to match this changing environment.
 Its chapter on Trigonometry (Height and Distance) is simply insufficient to handle SSCCGL level bombarding.
 Similarly coverage of algebra, quadratic equations and number theory is either absent or just for namesake.
 Geometry coverage is mostly confined to areavolumeperimeter (=mensuration). But SSCCGL is moving towards Nonmensuration geometry (angle, bisectors, midpoint, circles, triangles etc.)
 The printing and presentation is very “ cluttered”. He has written the book assuming that you were already good at maths from school level.
 If you’re already good at basic concepts, use this book for practicing and improving your speed, else don’t bother, there are better books in market.
Pricing factor
Author  
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (S.Chand)  R.S.Agarwal 
Quantum CAT (Arihant)  Sarvesh Kumar 
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant)  Rajesh Verma 
 The point is, both books of Arihant Publication (Sarvesh or Rajesh) are way better than R.S.Agarwal, in terms of content, presentation, language and coverage, without being too expensive than R.S.Agarwal’s book.
 And both of them have universal application for almost all of the competitive exams in India (for maths segment).
 My advice, go with either Rajesh Verma or Sarvesh Kumar. Then the question, which one to pick up?
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma.  Quantam CAT by Sarvesh Kumar 




^But merely getting either of these books, is not going to make you a topper.
If you want to become truly “invincible” for the maths portion of any competitive exam, then you must practice maximum numbers of questions at home and maintain a “diary of mistakes”.
This concludes how to approach Mathematics/Quantiative Aptitude for SSCCGL exam.
Now only two topics remain (will be discussed later, in separate articles):
 How to approach Logical Reasoning
 How to approach English vocabulary, grammar and comprehension
Download: NCERT Maths Textbooks
Mrunal.org/download
Download: Blank answersheet
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B9AJvFSzIyiwVGZBbHMtUWEwV2M
Studyplans for other topics of SSCCGL
Click on following articles to know strategy, booklist for General Awareness, Reasoning and English.
General Awareness for Tier I  Click me 
Reasoning / General Intelligence for Tier I  Click me 
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension for Tier I and II  Click me 
809 Comments on “[Studyplan] SSCCGL Maths, Quantitative Aptitude, Algebra, Trigonometry: Approach, Booklist, Strategy, Free Studymaterial 2013 for Combined Graduate Level Exam Tier 1, 2”
sir please sent the information of the ssc cgl tier 2 english book
already given: http://mrunal.org/2013/01/studyplanssccglenglishvocabularygrammarandcomprehensionpreparationstrategytipsbooklistanalysis.html
sir plzz tel me to which book of math( Fast track objective arithmetic OR the Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar)i should go for.. i mean i want to prepare for fci,ssc,lic and ibps po only..
plzz reply soon as i am appearing for ssc cgl 2013 exam
in your case: Fast track objective arithmetic
sir
As yo told I bought fast track arithmatic and worked out all the problems..is it enough ?? If not please tell me other options…..pleaseeeee
Hello everybody
can anybody tell are they able to view the ssc cgl 2013 application form using the link http://ssc.nic.in/SSC.html
as i am facing problem in viewing the form (the message arrives that the particulars are incorrect)i have tried 34 regestration ids with the respective dob s but the message is the same.please try for yourself and help.
bye and tc.
being more specific
http://ssconline2.gov.in/
http://ssconline.nic.in/
Hello everyone. SOS!!!!!
can anyboby tell are they able to view their application form for ssc cgl 2013 through the following linkshttp://ssconline2.gov.in/
http://ssconline.nic.in/
as i am facing problem in viewing my as well as a friend’s form.a message arrives saying that the particulars are incorrect.
have tried many times .and now it’s giving me a head ache.
i request u all to please try for yourself and help me. :(
bye n tc.
waiting eagerly for a reply
As per SSC Chief Tweets….once Application filling get ends, they will be moved to archives. And won’t be available to view.
So..Finally, u can’t see ur application now.
Wait for Hallticket
thanks a lot Manjunatha.
i appreciate your concern.
All the best for your future endevours.. : )
sir after passing all examination post will be given to our choice or their choice
for example my 1 pref is account but i m intersed in inspector and i given both in pref 1 perf is given to accountant
please reply
Helloo sir,
If i have to choose one chapter from geometry and trignometry…then which chapter is comparatively easy and less time consuming from exam point of view…plz reply…
Hello Frnds….FOr Quanti TMH publication Arun Sharma Very good Bt its not cover trignmtry So which 1 is best for Trignmtry??
sir,what will you suggest for FCI mains both technicaland general paper?
Sir, you have explained everything very nicely. But I am facing one serious problem, I am using Fast Track Objective Arithmetic but I cannot see any chapter elated to DI(Data Interpretation). Since I am not so good in maths I have gone completely mad.. Please take out some time for my query and I would be really very grateful to you.
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Is there any book for aptitude which solve the questions with short tricks ???
vikash, plz avoid short tricks..if u seen 2012 cgl tier 2 paper of mathematics then u can find short tricks does not play any game in this competiton. it will be good if u go thoroughly through elementary mathematics of class 8,9 ncert textbooks and r.s aggarwal and at advanced level u can prepare from rajesh verma.
SIR PLEASE SNDsir 200 question would
have been provided for us to test that how much can we solve
u must solve R.S.AGRWAL.
Hello Mrunal Sir,
Firstly thanks to you for sharing this valuable information…
Sir I am Preparing For SSC CGL 2013 in that for maths section i am totally confuse which books i should use out of these
(1) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma.
(2) Quantam CAT by Sarvesh Kumar
(3) Elementary & Advanced Mathematics..Kiran Prakashan
(4) Text Book of Quickest Mathematics..Kiran prakashan
Sir please reply me as soon as possible..as very few days are remaining for preparation..
HEY ROHAN WATS UP MAN…… JST TAKE UP RAJESH VERMA….. IT WILL MAKE YOU THROUGH….. TIER 1 AND FOR TIER 2 SARVESH KUMAR WILL SUFFICE…. BEST OF LUCK
Hello sir.. Thank you so much for explainig all the queries related to ssc exam…..
u can choose any one from Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma and Elementary & Advanced Mathematics..Kiran Prakashan
SIR WHERE WE CAN GET QUESTIONS ON TRIGONOMETRY TO PREPARE ………….
dhanjit, a large no. of questions on trigonometry u can get from c.d.s mathematics by r.s aggarwal and 10 class ncert textbooks or r.d sharma.
THANKS @SANJAY
please, please do not ignore this, i have been asking u since days, please answer this, atleast: for PO, CSAT, SSC, what all chapters should i read? i have bought M Tyra yesterday, please help i will start asap. thank you.
aiman, m. tyra is good for short tricks but it will not be beneficial for u until u dont learn how to proceed to solve a problem. it will be good if u try to make ur concepts clear first from ncert of class 8,9, 10 class. then solve 4045 questions from each chapter by r.s aggarwal quantitative aptitude. it doesnot gurantee u to select in cgl tier 2 so along with it solve as many problems as u can from rajesh verma objective mathematics. it will be sufficient to score more in tier 2 of cgl. along with all these i prep. from arun sharma(mensuration, geometry portion only), tenth class r.d sharma trigonometry, geometry and mensuration spl. and c.d.s mathematics by r.s aggarwal. in this book trigonomrtry, and geometry portion is better than other r.s aggarwal editions.
best luck
sanjay pls provide full name of arun sharma book and is availble online pdf file
sir 200 question would
have been provided for us to test that how much can we solve
sir very much thak you for helping us…………….
which book is useful for tier 1 tier 2 rajesh verma or sarvesh k verma
sarvesh kumar is just an awsome book and will make you through all the competetive exams as far as quant is concerned
Thank you very much sir..it really guided me alot for SSC CGL…Thanx a lot
dear sir , fast track math ka book hindi medium by richa agrawal arihant publication , kaisa hai sir mai hindi medium se hoon please help me sir
hi sir myself lakshmi iam totally confused either i look after author rajeshvarma or sarvesh kumar so plz suggest me good or best author to face any competative exams through out my lifetime so plz sir
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you can go for sarvesh kumar..the concept mentioned in the same make you avail all the tricks made so far..
also its a complete book for guidance for any competetive exams…the best book in quant i have ever read..
sir
please give me some solution about Geometry part in ssc exam .please sir ;i am still stuck in Geometry ,so before i visit your sight i thought just leave this part .
You should start with NCERT maths textbooks for Geometry: download links given in above article.
I’m planning to put some videos on geometry in the coming weeks.
sir plz videos jaldi upload karo
how can i solve sums of trigonometry, geometry of ssc cgl level with in few minutes.Maximum sums asked in ssc cgl (tier 1 and 2) which need a lot of time .how can i manage it
starting point is NCERT Maths textbooks.
basics of trigonometry was recently explained in these videos:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAMBum9_RkuMBI0KFloviVyTDAue_VNS4
more stuff for trigonometry and geometry will be posted in upcoming days.
sir,please analyse strategy for RAS Exam new pattern.which books i refer for Rajasthan GK in english medium.pls help
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sir 200 question would
have been provided for us to test that how much can we solve
Mrunal sir,
please analyse the descriptive english subject pattern and also current affairs type question.
I am really thankful to you for this wonderful site. your good work will help the thousands of candidates who prepare himself for CGL INCLUDING ME.