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# How to Score 40+ Marks in Quant Section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam

SSC CGL is near your doorstep all the appearing candidates must be knowing how important it is to score highly in tier 1 in order to move up in the pecking orders of the selection list. Scoring good marks in Tier-1 also provides an edge over other students during the tier-2 exams. Quantitative aptitude is a very important scoring section and therefore it is a must to score good marks in the quants section. Candidates appearing for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam scheduled to be held from 14th July to 27th July 2023. Keeping that in mind SSCADDA is providing some valuable tips that will help you score 40+ marks in the quant section of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam.

## How to Score 40+ Marks in Quant Section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam

In order to score high marks, first, you need to look for the topics containing the most number of questions and then start working on them. It is crucial to keep in mind that accuracy and time management are key factors for scoring well. Now, let’s examine the strategy that should be adopted to prepare for the Quant section on a topic-wise basis.

1. Geometry/Mensuration

This is one of the most important topics considering SSC CGL Tier 1 because over the years SSC has increased the number of questions asked from this topic. The level of difficulty has also been on the rise.
For Geometry, you need to remember all the important theorems, Pythagoras’ triplet, and all the formulas of the area of a triangle and circle. Above all draw figures correctly to get a quick answer. A thorough understanding of the basics is the key to scoring well in this section.

2. Algebra/Trigonometry/Height and Distance

Algebra includes basic formulas of cubes, squares, trigonometric ratios, and identities. Questions can be repeated from this section for which you need to practice the previous year’s papers. 2-3 questions will be asked from Algebra. Make sure to solve these questions in minimum time. Try to solve a few questions from the options given if you don’t find any way to solve them. Learn all the trigonometric identities useful for the exam. Overall 5-6 questions can be asked from Algebra, Trigonometry & Height, and Distance.

3. Ratio/Percentage/profit, Loss, and Discount

The fundamental concepts of percentage and ratio serve as the building blocks for chapters such as profit, loss, and discount. To solve problems efficiently, it is essential to memorize fractional values up to 30 in terms of percentage. Profit, loss, and discount are centered around four key terms: C.P (Cost Price), S.P (Selling Price), M.P (Marked Price), and discount. Understanding the relationship between these terms, along with the discount given on the M.P, is crucial. Practicing extensively from books will greatly enhance your ability to solve questions quickly and accurately.

4. Time speed and distance/ Train/ Boats and Stream

Inverse relations and direct relations between time, speed, and distance can help you a lot. The concept of relative velocity will help you in solving problems of Trains, Boats, and streams. All these topics are based on the same concept. Gun and Bullet problems, Train accident problems, Effect of increasing/decreasing speed on time, these problems are often asked in exams.

5. Time and Work/pipes and Cistern

Time and work questions can be solved with the help of the LCM method which reduces a lot of time while solving the questions. The concept of alternate work, efficiency, and work and wages are important points to cover. Make sure to use your own tricks for solving these questions.

6. Data Interpretation

DI is considered an easier topic in SSC CGL as compared to others. Do not take any topic or subject lightly as the exam can be full of surprises and you need to be prepared beforehand for what may come.

The best you could do is start taking online mock exams twice a day and analyze your performance thoroughly. For the rest of the time, start solving previous years’ questions. As you practice more, you will be able to solve the questions at a much better pace and this will surely help you boost your morale.

## SSC CGL Tier 1: Previous Year Questions

For your convenience, we are providing the exact number of questions asked from respective topics in the Previous Year’s SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam in the Quant section. The number of questions asked from various topics remained almost the same, the only difference was in the difficulty level of the questions. Check out the table given below

S.No. Topics No. Of Questions asked in
SSC CGL 2016
SSC CGL 2017
SSC CGL 2018-19
SSC CGL 2019-20
1 Ratio 1 1 1 1
2 Average 1 1 1
3 Number System 1 1 1 2
4 Simplification 1 1
5 Time & Work 1 1 1
6 Time, Speed & Distance 1 1 1 1
7 S.I. & C.I. 1 1 1 1
8 Profit & Loss/ Discount 2 2 2 2
9 Coordinate Geometry
10 Geometry 5 4 4 2
11 Mensuration 2 1 1 3
12 Trigonometry 2 3 3 3
12 Percentage 1 1 1 1
12 Algebra 4 4 3 3
13 DI 4 4 4 4
Total Questions 25 25 25 25

### Quantitative Aptitude Questions Asked In SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination 13th August 2021:

1. Cot 25 Cot 35 Cot 45 Cot 55 Cot 65=?
2. If x+y=4 , 1/x+1/y = 16/15 find x^3+y^3 = ?
3. If x+1/x=4 then find x^5 + 1/ x^5 =?
4. 676xy exactly divided by 3,7,11. Then 3x-5y=?
5. If a side of a rhombus is 13, one diagonal is 24. find the area of the rhombus?
6. 8(x+y)^3 – 27 (x-y) ^3 = (5y-x) ( Ax^2 + By^2 + Cxy). Find A+B-C
7. cosec a / (cosec a + 1) + cosec a/ (cosec a -1) – tan^2a =?
8. If 15 articles were purchased for Rs. 140, then 10 articles were sold for Rs. 60, and 12 articles were sold for Rs. 132. Calculate profit & loss.
9. cosec a / (cosec a + 1) + cosec a/ (cosec a -1) – tan^2a =?
10. if 2 cos^2a = 3 sin a then sec^2 a – tan ^2 a + cos ^2 a=?
11. If an article is sold at 176 after a 12 % discount. If no discount is given he earns a profit of 25 %. then find CP?
12. x+1/x =5 , then find (x^6-5x^3+1)/(x^6+7x^3-1)
13. x-y=11,1/x-1/y = 11/24, then x^3 – y^3=?
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### How to Score 40+ Marks in Quant Section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam?

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### Is SSC CGL Notification 2023 out?

Yes, SSC CGL Notification 2023 is out on the official website.

### How many vacancies are released under SSC CGL 2023?

7500 vacancies are released under SSC CGL 2023.

### What is the date of SSC CGL Tier 1 exam?

The date of SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is 14th July to 27th July 2023.

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