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

How to Score 40+ Marks in Quant Section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam: The SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2024 has been scheduled to be held in September-October 2024. As an important aspect of preparation for the exam, all the appearing candidates must know how important it is to score highly in tier 1 in order to move up in the pecking order of the selection list. Scoring good marks in Tier-1 also gives an edge over other students during the Tier-2 exam.

Quantitative aptitude is a very important scoring section and therefore it is a must to prepare well to score good marks in the quants section. Candidates appearing for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, for which the online application will be started from 11th June 2024 to 10th July 2024, need a preparation strategy specific to the Quant section of the paper. 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, Effects 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 concepts 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 can 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 2018-19
No. Of Questions asked in
SSC CGL 2019-20
No. Of Questions asked in
SSC CGL 2021
No. Of Questions asked in
SSC CGL 2022
No. Of Questions asked in
SSC CGL 2023
1 Ratio 1 1 1 1 1-2
2 Average 1 1-2 2 1
3 Number System 1 2 2-3 1-2 2
4 Simplification 1 1 2 1 1
5 Time & Work 1 1 1-2 2 1
6 Time, Speed & Distance 1 1 2-3 1-2 3
7 S.I. & C.I. 1 1 2 1 1-2
8 Profit & Loss/ Discount 2 2 1 2 1-2
9 Coordinate Geometry
10 Geometry 4 2 3-4 2-3 2
11 Mensuration 1 3 2 2 2-3
12 Trigonometry 3 3 1-2 1 2
12 Percentage 1 1 1 1 2
12 Algebra 3 3 2-3 2 1-2
13 DI 4 4 4 3-4 2
Total Questions 25 25 25 25 25

Quantitative Aptitude Questions Asked In SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination 2023

  1. If the measure of one angle of a right triangle is 30° more than the measure of the smallest angle, then the measure of the smallest angle is?
  2. The sum of the cubes of two given natural numbers is 9728, while the sum of the two given numbers is 32. What is the positive difference between the cubes of the two given numbers?
  3. The curved surface area of a right circular cylinder of height 56 cm is 1408 sq cm. Find the diameter of the base of the cylinder.
  4. Sara can finish a work in 18 days and Tara can complete the same work in 15 days. Tara worked for 10 days and left the job. In how many days can Sara finish the remaining work alone?
  5. If the cost price of 28 oranges is equal to the selling price of 24 oranges, then the profit percentage is?
  6. If a 7-story building has a 28 m long shadow, the number of stories of the building whose shadow is 48 m long is?
  7. What is the present worth of ₹1,100 due in 2 years at 5% simple interest per annum?
  8. Find the area of an equilateral triangle whose sides are 16 cm each.
  9. Rajdhani Express train of length 108 m is running at the speed of 128 km/h. Another train of length 148 m is standing at the station. In what time will the Rajdhani Express cross the other train?
  10. 4 In a triangle ABC, the three angles are x, y and y + 10. Also, 2x − 4y = 20°. Which type of triangle is ABC?
  11. A train 900 m long is running at 108 km/h. How long will it take to clear a 900 m long platform completely?
  12. Two concentric circles are of radii 10 cm and 6 cm. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle.
  13. 8 men can complete a work in 45 days. 8 women can complete the same work in 18 days. In how many days will 5 men and 8 women, together, complete the same work?
  14. The marked price of mustard oil is 25% more than its cost price. At what percentage less than the marked price should it be sold to have no profit and no loss?
  15. If A is 95% of B, then what percent of A is B?
  16. 4 men, working together, can finish a work in 18 days. How many more men are required to finish the same work in 12 days?
  17. If cos(40° + x) = sin 30°, then the value of x is?
  18. A cuboid with sides 4, 6 and 8 units is covered with paper. The paper is removed and a square is made from it. What is the side (in units) of the square?
  19. A 40-litre mixture contains 25% alcohol and 75% water. If 10 litres of water are added to the mixture, the percentage of alcohol in the new mixture is?
  20. The marked price of a microwave oven is ₹15,990 and it is sold for ₹12,792. What is the rate of discount offered?

Quantitative Aptitude Questions Asked In SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination 2022

  1. The length and breadth of a rectangle are increased by 8% and 5%, respectively. By how much percentage will the area of the rectangle increase?
  2. ₹2,500, when invested for 8 years at a given rate of simple interest per year, amounted to ₹3,725 on maturity. What was the rate of simple interest that was paid per annum?
  3. In a right-angled triangle PQR, right-angled at Q, the length of the side PR is 17 units, the length of the base QR is 8 units, and the length of the side PQ is 15 units. If ∠RPQ = α, then sinα + cosα is?
  4. 8 Radius of a circle is 10 cm. The angle made by chord AB at the centre of this circle is 60 degrees. What is the length of this chord?
  5. Riya could not decide between a discount of 30% or two successive discounts of 25% and 5%, both given on shopping of ₹3,840. What is the difference between both the discounts?
  6. What is the ratio between the HCF and LCM of the numbers whose LCM is 48 and the product of the numbers is 384?
  7. The price of a scooter increases successively by 10%, 5% and 15%. What is the total percentage increase in the price of the scooter?
  8. The value of (sin30° cos60° – cos30° sin60°) is equal to?
  9. What is the ratio of the mean proportional between 1.6 and 3.6 and the third
    proportional of 5 and 8?
  10. The side of an equilateral triangle is 12 cm. What is the radius of the circle
    circumscribing this equilateral triangle?
  11. Two equal circles of radius 8 cm intersect each other in such a way that each passes through the centre of the other. The length of the common chord is?
  12. A horse was sold for Rs.60,000 at a profit of 20%. For what price should he have sold to gain a 30% profit?
  13. The ratio of two numbers is 5 : 4 and their HCF is 4. What is their LCM?
  14. A truck runs 492 km on 36 Litter of diesel. How many kilometers can it run on 33 Liters of diesel?
  15. What is the edge of a cube whose volume is equal to the sum of the volumes of the cubes of edges 6 cm, 8 cm and 10 cm?
  16. The area of a triangle is 480 sq cm and the ratio of its sides is 10 : 24 : 26. What is the perimeter of the triangle?

Quantitative Aptitude Questions Asked In SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination 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=?
SSC CGL Related Links:
SSC CGL Notification 2024
SSC CGL Syllabus 2024
SSC CGL Previous Year Paper


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

Candidates score 40+ marks in Quant Section of SSC CGL Tier -1 Exam by practicing daily, solving previous year's question papers and solve mock tests.

Is SSC CGL Notification 2024 out?

No, the SSC CGL Notification 2024 is not out yet. According to the SSC calendar 2024, SSC CGL Notification 2024 will be released on 11th June 2024.

How many vacancies are released under SSC CGL 2024?

The number of vacancies will be announced soon for the SSC CGL Recruitment 2024 along with the official notification at www.ssc.nic.in.

What is the date of SSC CGL Tier 1 exam 2024?

The date of SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2024 has been scheduled for September-October 2024 by the officials.

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