How to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL
Piyush.Dixit, 03 Jun 2019, #SSC CHSL

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. Questions from 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 on how to prepare quantitative aptitude in SSC CHSL.

Latest: Tier-1 of SSC CHSL 2019 will commence since July 1 and will continue till July 26, 2019. Know your syllabus during SSC CHSL Preparation on Quantitative aptitude

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.

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do girls eligible to write and get jobs based on ssc chsl

Aman Raj Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019

Hello Ayesha

The eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL for girls and boys are the same. To be eligibile to appear for SSC CHSL, candidates need to be between 18 to 27 years and must have passed 10+2/HSC. To know more details about the eligibility criteria, check the link given here


what are the medical tests of ssc Chsl

Deblina Roy 9th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Hari om. Browse the following site which gives everything about SSC chsl exams - including the relaxations admissible for physically disabled candidates.For others, normal tests like weight, height, urine, blood ,bp , chest, lungs etc,. exams are conducted to find the physical fitness.

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which coaching is best for SSC chsl in Allahabad

Ashish pal Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Hello Gautam Agrawal.

There are many good coachings in Allahabad like.

1)Parakh academy.

2) paramount.

3) career coaching centre

4)Marvel academy.

5) KD campus.

6) Career launcher.

7) Mahindra's


These are few relatively good coaching institutes of Allahabad. You can visit and determine the best.

Ok good luck


Rakesh Yadav ya m.tyra kiski math ki book best hai SSC ke liye

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 30th Sep, 2019


For SSC CGL regarding Maths, RS Agarwal and Rakesh Yadav books are mostly preferred. If you need to have a strong hold on Maths, if you basic concepts aren't clear, then start with NCERT books and then proceed towards any of the above mentioned books. Also, keep your resources minimal, do not bombard yourself with too many books, you'll find it utterly confusing to deal with later on. Also, apart from these books, what matters in the case of Maths is practice, and SSC CGL repeats a lots of previous year paper, so do practice that, along with mock test and test series.

All the best!


please give me best booklist of SSC chsl for Hindi medium students

Yash Dev Student Expert 29th Sep, 2019
Hello student after going through some article and reference I picked out some of the best books for ssc chsl that may help you to crcak the exam are mentioned below.

*NCERTbooksfor Maths till class 10 only.

*Advanced maths forSSCby KD Campus.

General intelligence and reasoning:

*Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey.

*A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihent.

*Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.

*Kiran'sSSCReasoning chapterwise solved papers- in english.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

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