How to prepare Quantitative Ability for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2020 : SSC CGL Tier 2 2020 Exam is scheduled for 22nd to 25th June 2020. It is time to pick up the pace and get ready to face the examination. SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination consists of two common sections for all the aspirants: Quantitative Aptitude and English. Students who opt for specialized posts have two additional papers. Every serious aspirant must be fully prepared for both the parts of the syllabus to qualify the SSC CGL Tier 2 with a good score.
To help you prepare better, we have compiled a preparation strategy and helpful tips to ace the Quantitative Aptitude section.
Divide the syllabus and understand the exam pattern
Quantitative Aptitude Section syllabus of SSC CGL Tier 2 can be divided into a section for ease of preparation:
- Data Interpretation
- Mensuration and Trigonometry
This categorization shall help you build an exhaustive and time-specific preparation plan for your exam.
There are a few things to be kept in mind for this section:
- Practice and memorization of formulas are the most critical and non-avoidable part of the preparation. You cannot qualify the examination without this.
- Gain insight into which question to solve and which one to leave.
- Accuracy and speed are highly critical to scoring good marks in the Quantitative Aptitude section.
- There is a negative marking of 1/2 marks for each wrong answer in Quantitative Aptitude and Statistics so attempt wisely and do not make mistakes in haste.
- Remember and practice short tricks to solve questions and keep them consistent in the exam. Use the same shortcut in the exam for better time management.
In the remaining article, you will find topic-wise strategies for the Quantitative Aptitude section of SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam.
Arithmetic: This section is similar to SSC CGL Tier 1. It includes topics like Number System, Fractions and Decimals, Square roots, Percentage, Profit, Loss and Discount, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Partnership Business, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Mixture and Alligation, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability and Permutation and Combination.
Majority of the questions from this section are formula based; thus you must remember all the formulas and revise them multiple times. Ratio & Proportion is the most common topic and will be used in other topics as well. Students must complete Ratio & Proportion in the beginning. As you are preparing for Tier 2, you have already covered all the above-stated topics; therefore, you must revise the formulas and just focus on practising and improving your speed. Your target is to practise numerous questions of all types so that you can answer the questions mentally and do not waste time on pen & paper.
Data Interpretation: This part includes questions from Frequency Polygon, Histogram, Pie-Chart and Bar Diagram.
Approximately 20 % of the questions are asked from this section. The most important concept that is used to solve such problems is Ratio & Proportion. Questions from this section are easy to solve and are often considered scoring. You must read the questions and understand them properly in the first reading to avoid wasting time.
Also, while you are practising, make a habit of writing minimum, do not draw the diagram again. Such practices will hamper your speed.
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Algebra: This section includes Basic algebraic identities of Algebra, Elementary surds and Graphs of Linear Equations. More than a couple of questions in Algebra is based on the concepts of Linear Equations in one or two variables. Candidates must practise and prepare the same using numerous mock test.
Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry: These topics cannot be solved without formulas. All the questions from this topic demand in-depth knowledge about the concepts and formulas associated with it. You must make separate notes for this section and revise them first thing in the morning every day.
Practice and learn to solve the questions without redrawing the diagrams again. For Trigonometry, learn all the possible theorems and revise them numerous times for better tension and memorization.
Follow the above-stated tips and strategies to complete your preparation for Quantitative Aptitude and score good marks in SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam. Follow your preparation plan consistently and do not skip revising the formulas.
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