 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 https://mrunal.org/2012/03/aptitudealligationsmixturesalloys.html 

Lolz  

For ratioproportion NCERT Class 8 Chap 13.  

https://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: https://mrunal.org/2012/11/aptitudelongdivisiontwodigitdivisioncalculationwithouttearsandwithoutboringvedicspeedmaths.html 

Profit, loss, discount, marked price.  https://mrunal.org/2012/11/aptitudeconceptsofmarkedpriceandsuccessivediscountsprofitlosswithoutstupidformulas.html  
Simple and compound interest rate  https://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 
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am already using rajesh verma for 1 yr….it has helped me alot in ibps…but not in sbi…can u plzzz plzzz tell me through an email or message..that whether the number of sums and the pattern of sums given in the geometry,trigonometry and algebra portion are enough to get through next year ssc cgl…if i practice all the sums
I am hindi medium student , please please suggest me only one arithmetic book for cgl tier1 and tier2 and what I do that my aptitude is strong please guide me please
is it essential to take maths coaching for ssc cgl tier1 and tier2 preparation becoz someone told me In coaching THEY USE SHORT CUT TECHNICS WHICH IS ESSENTIAL TO SOLVE QUESTION ON TIME . if this is wrong plz suggest me what should i do . i done my graduation ( economics hons) from du
I have a same profile too..eco hons Hansraj college …which batch???….abt your questions see tricks are neccessary in arithmetic ,alegbra ..but for most of the part concept and only thorough knowledge of concept will take you thru …so if you have a strong base no need for coaching and tricks can be done by self practice and developing your own tricks for certain types of questions …follow fast track arithmetic by rajesh verma it will surely swap your need for a coaching.
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sir tel me out of m tyra and arihant by rajesh verma which one i should buy for ssc cgl tier2 maths
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Sir, please suggest me some books for Quantitative Aptiude of high level which cover all question type of ssc, ibps, and SAIL and others except M.tyra & R.s.agrawal…
sir, i want to qualify ssc Cgl by self.
I am solving Rs agarwal book but it is not a tricky book. I want to speed up my calculation. How i can do it?
sir, how i prepare antonyms and synonyms for ssc cgl?
what is the full form of ‘DI’ subtopic of maths, mentioned above
DI Stands for Data Interpretation. So there is a caselet with table(s) or pie chart(s) and there are questions based on the same. You have to study and answer them according to your analysis and calculations of the given caselet.
Data Interpretation
DI is data interpretation which is asked in CAT as well as several other exams.
Data interpretation :)
Here you’ll be given charts, graphs and you’ll be asked to interpret them.
mahts problm
This is first time i m appearing for SSC CGL 2016 and i dont have any notes to study. Please suggest me some websites from where i can get notes of aptitute of each and every chapter.
Its better to by any standard Books and read them than looking for random websites. After completing syllabus you may go for test series etc.
you should buy acute arithmetic. this book has simple strraight and fast approach to solve any question. this book also include practice for every previous question .
you can solve just below the question