HOW TO PREPARE MATHS FOR SSC EXAMS (MATHS STRATEGY)
HOW TO PREPARE MATHS FOR SSC EXAMS (MATHS STRATEGY)
If we talk about Mathematics from the perspective of the Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), it’s of 250 marks out of 700. Thus, so important does it become to concentrate heavily on this very subject! I must say that most of the aspirants look keen to study it more and more, very heartening it is to see! But most of them look more interested in quick tricks to solve the questions in less time as they find most questions of Maths very time consuming.
As far as my own experience says SSC question papers are well balanced from the point view of time, I mean to say nothing is there that we could term them as time consuming. This problem only lies within ourselves because we love to depend more on finding short tricks of the questions in books/study material and FB groups or any other sources and ignore to understand questions/topics of Maths by the basics/concepts, which is more important.
You can’t find short tricks of all the questions in books or anywhere else. This is not possible either as most of the Maths questions can be solved in many ways, say 10-12 roughly. Everybody has different techniques to solve questions. In what way one solves a particular question can’t be described in a nutshell. One needs to devise one’s own short formulas. So understand the questions/topics by basics/concepts and do your practice thinking how quickly you are able to solve it by using different logic. Do not pay heed on quantity, only quality matters to score heavily.
In other exams of SSC, though weight of Maths can be different, the syllabus is same. So use your own judgement to decide which level of questions you need to do for different exams. For example Maths of the Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level (CHSL) Exam is much easier than CGLE Maths. Now the books and other study material
CGLE & CPO Exam Books
1. Quick Arithmetic of Aashish Aggarwaal
2. Elementary & Advanced Mathematics of Kiran Prakashan (Very good book for GEO and TRIGO indeed)
3. Quantum CAT of Sarvesh K Verma (You’ll need to be a little selective while doing this book. Do only EXAMPLES & EXERCISES LEVEL one only; and in those only that is in CGL course.)
4. NCERT & R D Sharma (IX & X standard–Editions of 2004 or before) for Geometry, Trigonometry & Graphs of linear equations. As they are only descriptive in nature you must practise objective questions on these topics from Ashish Aggarwal or/and any other good books available in the market. But remember you can’t be a master in ‘Maths Objective’ unless you are good in descriptive.
Also read these, they are all prepared/solved by me.
|S. No.||Name of the Topic||Link|
|1.||Numbers, LCM/HCF, Finding of Unit digit, Sum of Series, etc.||download|
|2.||Remainders & Divisibility||download|
|4.||Allegation or Mixture||download|
|5.||Average/Ratio & Proportion||download|
|7.||Percentage/Profit & Loss||download|
|8.||Interest & Installments||download|
|9.||Time & Work||download|
|10.||Time, Distance & Speed||download|
|Graphs of Linear Equations||download|
|AREA AND VOLUME (MENSURATION)|
|2.||Pyramid & Prism||download|
|3.||Area & Volume (other topics than above)||download|
|1.||Geometry (except Circle)||download|
|1.||Trigonometric Ratios & Identities||download|
|2.||Heights & Distances||download|
|3.||Minimum & Maximum Values of Trigonometric Expressions||download|
PRACTICE SETS (Maths)
NOTE: SSC CGL/CHSL: Important Properties/Concepts of Geometry
Geometry is extremely important in SSC or other exams today. I have seen people good in Maths as a whole but not so good in Geometry. Hence I have compiled some important properties/concepts which are integral part of Geometry. If one understands and memorizes them well, I’m sure he will definitely do very good in it. Highly advisable it is that friends take the print-out of the matter and keep it along while practising questions on Geometry.
|English Medium||download||Hindi Medium||download|
CHSL (10+2) EXAM BOOKS
1. Quick Arithmetic of Ashish Aggarwal
2. Class IX & X books of NCERT/R D Sharma for geometry and trigonometry (especially to clear the basics/roots as well to practise some questions)
HOW CAN WE BE GOOD IN MATHEMATICS
One has to learn quick Maths for increasing the speed. But every technique of doing questions fast is not given in a book; we too have to devise our own formulas of solving a question with speed. Learning tables of multiplication, squares, cubes help a lot. While solving a question one must keep his eyes on the answer options as sometimes this help in solving a question with speed (sometimes in seconds). There is actually many a thing which helps.
1. Minimize the use of pen and paper while doing a sum.
2. Devise your own techniques as every quick trick isn’t there in a book.
3. Understand a question by its basics/concept-wise. If the concept is clear you can really do the sum in possible quickest time.
4. Some questions can be solved with answer options given in no time; so always try to do this while practising, and always keep your eyes on them.
5. More and more sincere/dedicated practice from a good book/study material.