How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL Tier 2?

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL Tier 2? – Tips, Tricks and Strategies

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL Tier 2?

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL Tier 2? : SSC CGL is abbreviated as Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination. SSC CGL is taken by lakhs of individuals every year. In 2017 alone, there are more than 30 lakh applicants for SSC CGL exam. It remains the most sought after exam every year with a record number of applicants. Posts under SSC CGL are highly respected and SSC CGL exams is conducted in four phases – Tier I, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. It is a matter of prestige to get a job in SSC CGL.

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Tier Exam

Mode of Exam

Tier -I

Computer Based Examination

Tier -II

Computer Based Examination

Tier -III

Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)


Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification


Tier II Examination Paper Pattern

Mode of Examination Subject/Section Questions Marks Time Duration

Computer based Examination mode

Paper I – Quantitative


100 Questions

200 Marks

120 Minutes (Total)

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:

160 Minutes

Paper II – English Language & Comprehension 100 Questions

200 Marks

Paper III – Statistics

100 Questions

200 Marks

Paper IV – General Studies

(Finance and


100 Questions

200 Marks


There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks and 0.50 marks for various papers of Tier II exam. In respect of Tier-II, the negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language & Comprehension) of Tier-II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II exam.

The Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL Tier 2:

Paper-I : Quantitative Ability Syllabus:

The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surd, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

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How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL Tier 2?

Important Topics:

LCM and HCF based Questions: 

1. LCM and HCF

2. Time and Work

3. Piper and Cistern

4. Number System

Ratio and Proportion based Questions:

1. Ratio and Proportion

2. Mixture and Alligation

3. Partnership

Percentage based Questions:

1. Percentage

2. Simple Interest

3. Compound Interest

4. Profit and Loss

Speed based Questions:

1. Time, Distance and Training

2. Boat and Stream

Advanced Math: Advanced Math consists of mensuration, geometry, surd, indices’s and co-related topics.

Trigonometry: Do Trigonometry and practice advanced level trigonometry as it is essential part of the Quantitative Aptitude Section.

What to know about Preparing for SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Aptitude?

  1. Once you are aware about the exam syllabus of the exam, know your weakness and strengths.
  2. Prepare strategies for the examination
  3. Create a time frame for solving your problems that you have in Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Do not waste time doing unproductive things
  5. Learn all the concepts well because you cannot solve difficult questions without solving easy questions
  6. Solve Mock tests for each section of the exam. TopRankers has several mock tests for all bank exam. The Sure Shot test series is a great way to improve on your mistakes.
  7. Use a Stop Watch or Stop Watch on your mobile while solving problems.
  8. Master Quantitative Aptitude section, as one cannot crack SSC CGL without paying attention to this section.

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Quick Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL 2017:

  • Manage your time
  • Eat Well, Sleep well and focus on Exams
  • Solve Numerical as having sectional cutoff in Quantitative Aptitude is crucial to success
  • Solve Mock tests regularly
  • Evaluate your performance regularly
  • Accuracy is essential in solving mathematical problems

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