SSC CGL stands for STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION Combined graduate level exam. It is a national level exam for recruitment under different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the government of India.
It offers various reputed and prestigious posts like income tax inspector,Assistant audit officer, etc. This exam is popular among the youth of India who want to serve the country.
ROLE OF MATHEMATICS or QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE IN SSC CGL:
Mathematics or Quantitative aptitude plays a crucial role in every competitive exam in India. Quantitative aptitude is asked to test your natural ability of understanding. Especially, your problem solving skills. Mathematics is a key subject when it comes to ssc cgl.
If you look at the SSC CGL exam,you will notice Maths and English are the foremost subjects. In addition, the tier 2 of ssc cgl is dedicated to mathematics with a weight-age of 200 Marks!
In order to secure a good rank,make sure you have a good command over maths. With this in mind, have a look at the ssc cgl exam pattern.
SSC CGL EXAM Pattern:
The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
- The Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
- Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
Scheme of Tier-I :
SUBJECT | NUMBER | MAXIMUM MARKS | TIME ALLOWED |
A. General Intelligence and Reasoning | 25 | 50 | 60 minutes |
B. General Awareness | 25 | 50 | |
C.Quantitative Aptitude | 25 | 50 | |
D.English Comprehension | 25 | 50 |
Scheme of Tier 2:
SUBJECT | NUMBER OF QUESTIONS | MAXIMUM MARKS | TIME ALLOWED |
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities | 100 | 200 | 120 |
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension | 200 | 200 | minutes |
Paper-III: Statistics | 100 | 200 | (for each |
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) | 100 | 200 | paper) |
Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only.
- In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Tier 2. In Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
- Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts in Tier-II.
- Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics.
- In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts
Scheme of Tier-III Examination:
Tier | Mode of Examination | Scheme of Examination | Maximum Marks | Time Allowed |
III | Pen and Paper mode | Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.) | 100 | 60 Minutes |
The Paper in Tier-III will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
Tier-IV (Skill Test):
- Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.
SSC CGL maths syllabus:
Although in the notification the syllabus of quantitative aptitude is given separately for tier 1 and 2, there is no difference in them.
Following is the SSC CGL maths syllabus-
Arithmetic | ⇒ Whole numbers ⇒ Ratio & Proportion, | ⇒ Interest, ⇒ Profit and Loss, ⇒ Discount, ⇒ Partnership Business, ⇒ Mixture and Alligation, ⇒ Time and distance, ⇒ Time & Work |
Algebra | ⇒ Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds ⇒ Graphs of Linear Equations, |
Trigonometry | ⇒ Trigonometric ratio ⇒ Degree and Radian Measures ⇒ Standard Identities ⇒ Complementary angles ⇒ Heights and Distances |
Mensuration and geometry | ⇒Triangle and its various kinds of centres ⇒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 |
Statistics and data interpretation | Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie |
Now that you have understood the importance of maths in ssc exam,let us discuss its preparation strategy. Click on the link below:
How to prepare for ssc cgl maths?