How to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL
Updated on Jun 3, 2019 - 5:24 p.m. IST by Piyush.Dixit

How to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL - Quantitative Aptitude is a scoring section hence many aspirants look for ways on how to prepare quantitative aptitude for SSC CHSL. Quantitative aptitude section appears in Tier-I exam of SSC CHSL which is to be conducted from March 16 to 27, 2020. Questions from the quantitative aptitude section are lengthy and time-consuming in nature so knowing the right way to prepare for SSC CHSL in quantitative aptitude is an advantage. This article equips all students on how to prepare for SSC CHSL Quantitative aptitude along with additional information on exam pattern, syllabus and important books for the exam. Read on to know more about how to prepare quantitative aptitude in SSC CHSL.

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The starting point of how to prepare quantitative aptitude for SSC CHSL is knowing the syllabus in a well versed way. It will aid in knowing the topics to study, weightage of subjects and more. The syllabus of SSC CHSL is given below


Subtopic & Description

Difficulty Level in Exam

Number System

This topic is fundamental topic of quantitative aptitude, so in order to command aptitude section, candidates should understand this topic thoroughly. Questions from this section e.g divisibility rule, LCM & HCF are doable in exam.

Easy to moderate

Time & Work and Pipe & Cistern

Both of these topics are interlinked and by learning the concept of any of this one can solve all the questions related to these topics.

Easy to moderate

Ratio & Proportion

Questions are based on concepts. Proper revision of methods used in calculation of Ratio and Proportions will help the candidate to solve questions quickly in exam.

Easy to moderate


This topic plays a vital role for aptitude exam of SSC CHSL as questions from some other topics are often mixed with this topic hence one should understand this topic in well versed way.

Easy to moderate

Profit, Loss & Discount

Most of the questions can be solved if candidates remember the exact formula.


Time, Speed & Distance

If one has understood the logic of this topic then it becomes an easy task to solve questions in exam Avoid calculation mistakes.


Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Questions from these topics are not difficult in nature but it involves lots of calculation.

Moderate to difficult


Questions asked in SSC CHSL exam are based on triangles and circles. But still have a basic understanding of other topics too.

Moderate to difficult


Questions from this topic are asked on Algebraic Identities, Factorization & Simplification of Polynomials and Simplification of Fractions.

Easy to Moderate

Coordinate Geometry

Questions are based on basic concepts like reflection point, mirror image, equation of the line, area between given lines, slope, shortest distance, collinear etc.

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

Though in order to solve the questions from this topic one doesn’t require any specific formula but it requires lots of calculation and while solving one should mistake while doing calculations.

Moderate to difficult

Understanding Exam Pattern during SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Preparation

Before starting quantitative aptitude preparation for SSC CHSL exam, one should have the idea of the SSC CHSL exam pattern. Understanding the exam pattern will allow students the type/variety of questions and allocated marks for quantitative aptitude section in SSC CHSL.


Questions/Allotted Marks



Quantitative Aptitude


SSC CHSL Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Topic Wise Weightage


Allotted Marks

Number System


Time & Work


Percentage/ Profit and Loss & Discount


Simple & Compound Interest


Time, Speed & Distance


Data Interpretation


Ratio/ Allegation/ Average










Coordinate Geometry


It can be seen from the above given table that density of quantitative aptitude questions in SSC CHSL prelims exam is 25% of the total questions of the exam. Hence the focus on cracking the exam should include preparation for SSC CHSL quantitative aptitude.

Books - the best tool for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude preparation

“ If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking” - Haruki Murakami

With millions of books available for competitive exams, it becomes onerous for students to choose the Best Books for SSC CHSL. A list of books are compiled in the table below to aid with quantitative aptitude preparation for SSC CHSL exam. Candidates preparing for SSC CHSL exam should make a note that preparation strategy to qualify quant section of CHSL exam is only possible when most authentic and credible books needs to be followed by the candidates.

Books to Prepare for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude



Quantitative Aptitude

R.S Aggarwal

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Magical Book On Quicker Maths

M. Tyra

SSC Mathematics

Rakesh Yadav

Practice makes a person perfect; Use mock tests to build on your preparation

Here we are sharing few Mock Test based on previous year questions of quantitative aptitude topic, by practising these questions candidates can understand the trends of questions and increase their level of confidence and preparation before appearing in final SSC CHSL exam 2019.

Mock TestLinks

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How to improve speed while preparing for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude?

Candidates determined to scale up their question solving speed should adhere to below mentioned strategic points such that their how to prepare quantitative aptitude for SSC CHSL exam strategy is worthy and helps them to crack the exam.

  • Learn square and cube of numbers till 30

  • Don’t learn the formula for each topic. Instead understand the logic to solve the problems

  • Use vedic maths to reduce the calculation time

  • Solve SSC CHSL Previous year papers to understand the range and scope of questions asked in exam

  • Assess your preparation with online mock tests

  • After every test, evaluate your performance

  • Identify the scope of improvement and accordingly plan to achieve greater accuracy.

  • Focus more on calculations to avoid silly mistakes

  • Don’t waste too much on a single question.

  • Practise more and more to be quick and accurate during the actual exam

  • Make a proper study plan and stick to it religiously

  • Revise old concepts by solving more questions based on them

Online resources to score well in Quantitative Aptitude Section To practise quant/aptitude questions To practise quant/aptitude questions To practise quant/aptitude questions

Above mentioned points and online resources links will enable the planning strategy so as how to prepare quant for SSC CHSL exam. This section is scoring but not it requires a lot of practise,perseverance and compassion to master the subject. It requires understanding the concepts, applying logic and loads of practice. The plan on how to prepare should incorporate all the factors mentioned in the article to crack the exam successfully.

SSC CHSL Vacancies (Post) 2019

Candidates who are composing strategy regarding how to prepare quantitative aptitude for SSC CHSL exam must know that what all vacancies can be offered to them after their final selection in SSC CHSL exam 2019

Job Profile

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Lower Division Clerk(LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant(JSA)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)

Postal Assistant(PA)/Sorting Assistant(SA)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Data Entry Operator, Grade “A‟

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

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SSC chsl exam preparation how to prepare effectively

Vamsi Adda 11th Jan, 2020

dear aspirant,

This staff selection commission exam was notified on december 3rd.for preparing effectively u should know the syllabus that should be prepared and the model of question paper. If you know this then half the war u won.the eligibility criteria is 12th pass and the best preparation strategy and some tricks can be known by checking the below link:


hello sir. this is sairam Narsingh. I applied for ssc chsl 2020 . by mistake I did not mention post number in application form.. I m so worry about it.. is there any edit option? sir

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Jan, 2020
I could not understand what you are trying to say. There is no post number in ssc chsl application form. If you are talking about address post then i dont think it will make a big mess. But for post preference there is no option given for Selection. You are just asked about DEO if you had science in 10+2 and nothing else.

best books for SSC chsl 2020 . tips for its preparation and how to attempt it.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Dec, 2019


I have mentioned some books name below which you may find helpful,

Objective English by S.P Bakshi

Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis

quantitive aptitude by rs agarwal,

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

General Knowledge by Lucent

bankars adda magazine for current affairs

for chsl you need to really have good grip on english and gk, as time is less but questions is more. if you get 80% questions correctly attempt from english and gk then it is a plus point. I suggest you to regularly practice numerical aptitude to make yourself faster in solving questions.

all the best for exams.


i did a mistake while entering category in ssc chsl application. i applied under EWS . Actually i am from general category. how can i modify it. if cant what to do?

Sanjanaleekha 21st Dec, 2019

Hi there,

No, you cannot make any changes to your application once you have submitted the same, as the notification given on the website which can be accessed on the link given below, clearly states that in case of any mistake in filling of the application form, no request will be entertained for correction,


I applied under EWS category in ssc chsl application and submitted with payment too. Now after knowing eligibility of EWS I am not under this section.. so is there any chance to make it correct?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 21st Dec, 2019


There is no window for correction of your application form.You could make changes before submitting the application but as you have already submitted and made the payment you cannot do anything.You need to apply once again using a new mail id and phone number and make payment.

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