How to Prepare for DSSSB TGT Mathematics? Best Tips and Strategy!

By Komal|Updated : August 9th, 2021

DSSSB has released new vacancies for the post of TGTs and one of them is TGT Mathematics. The eligibility and exam pattern is shared with you guys. It would be a plus point if candidates can get the best tips to crack the DSSSB exam from experience. In this article, we have shared the preparation strategy, tips and do's and don'ts for TGT Mathematics.

 DSSSB TGT Mathematics Syllabus 

TGT Mathematics paper consists of two-part.TGT Mathematics exam is 200 Marks and includes 200 questions. Each question is of 1 Marks and involves (0.25)marks negative marking.

  • Part A includes 5 Sections, each section is of 20 marks - English Language, Hindi Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and General Awareness.
  • Part B includes 100 questions from the topic mentioned below.
Real Number
  • Representation of natural numbers, integers, rational numbers on the number line. Representation of terminating / non-terminating recurring decimals, on the number line through successive magnification.
  • Rational numbers as recurring/terminating decimals. Examples of non-recurring /non-terminating decimals. Existence of non-rational numbers (irrational numbers) and their representation on the number line. Explaining that every real number is represented by a unique point on the number line and conversely, every point on the number line represents a unique real number.
  • Laws of exponents with integral powers. Rational exponents with positive real bases. Rationalization of real numbers. Euclid’s division lemma, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic. Expansions of rational numbers in terms of terminating / non-terminating recurring decimals.
Elementary Number Theory
  • Peano’s Axioms, Principle of Induction; First Principal, Second Principle, Third Principle, Basis Representation Theorem, Greatest Integer Function, Test of Divisibility, Euclid’s algorithm, The Unique Factorisation Theorem, Congruence, Chinese Remainder Theorem, Sum of divisors of a number. Euler’stotient function, Theorems of Fermat and Wilson.
  • R, R2, R3 as vector spaces over R and concept of Rn. The standard basis for each of them. Linear Independence and examples of different bases. Subspaces of R2, R3. Translation, Dilation, Rotation, Reflection in a point, line, and plane. Matrix form of basic geometric transformations. Interpretation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors for such transformations and eigenspaces as invariant subspaces.
  • Matrices in diagonal form. Reduction to diagonal form up to matrices of order 3. Computation of matrix inverses using elementary row operations. The rank of the matrix, Solutions of a system of linear equations using matrices.
  • Definition of a polynomial in one variable, its coefficients, with examples and counterexamples, its terms, zero polynomial. Degree of a polynomial, Constant, linear, quadratic, cubic polynomials; monomials, binomials, trinomials. Factors and multiples. Zeros/roots of a polynomial/equation.
  • Remainder Theorem with examples and analogy to integers. Statement and proof of the Factor Theorem. Factorization of quadratic and cubic polynomials using the Factor Theorem. Algebraic expressions and identities and their use in the factorization of polynomials. Simple expressions reducible to these polynomials.
Linear Equations in two variables
  • Introduction to the equation in two variables. Proof that a linear equation in two variables has infinitely many solutions and justify their being written as ordered pairs of real numbers, Algebraic and graphical solutions.
Pair of Linear Equations in two variables
  • Pair linear equations in two variables. Geometric representation of different possibilities of solutions /inconsistency. Algebraic conditions for the number of solutions. Solution of pair of linear equations in two variables algebraically - by substitution, by elimination, and by cross multiplication.
Quadratic Equations
  • A standard form of a quadratic equation. Solution of the quadratic equations (only real roots) by factorization and by completing the square, i.e. by using the quadratic formula. Relationship between discriminant and nature of roots. Relation between roots and coefficients, Symmetric functions of the roots of an equation. Common roots.
Arithmetic Progressions
  • Derivation of standard results of finding the nth term and sum of first n terms.
  • Elementary Inequalities, Absolute value, Inequality of means, Cauchy -Schwarz Inequality, Tchebychef’s Inequality.
  • Sets. Functions and their graphs: polynomial, sine, cosine, exponential and logarithmic functions. Step function, Limits, and continuity. Differentiation, Methods of differentiation like Chain rule, Product Rule, and Quotient Rule. Second-order derivatives of the above functions. Integration a reverse process of differentiation. Integrals of the functions introduced above.
Euclidean Geometry
  • Axioms/postulates and theorems. The five postulates and Euclid. Equivalent versions of the fifth postulate. Relationship between axiom and theorem. Theorems and lines and angles, triangles and quadrilaterals, Theorems on areas of parallelograms and triangles, Circles, theorems on circles, Similar triangles, Theorem on similar triangles. Constructions.
Coordinate Geometry
  • The Cartesian plane, coordinates of a point, Distance between two points, and section formula, Area of a triangle.
Areas and Volumes
  • Area of a triangle using Hero’s formula and its application in finding the area of a quadrilateral. Surface areas and volumes of cubes, cuboids, spheres (including hemispheres), and right circular cylinders/cones.
  • Frustum of a cone.
  • Area of a circle: area of sectors and segments of a circle.
  • Trigonometric ratios of an acute angle of a right-angled triangle. Relationships between the rations. Trigonometric identities. Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles. Heights and distances.
  • Introduction to Statistics: Collection of data, presentation of data, tabular form, ungrouped / grouped, bar graphs, histograms, frequency polygons, qualitative analysis of data to choose the correct form of presentation for the collected data. Mean, median, mode of ungrouped data. Mean, median, and mode of grouped data. Cumulative frequency graph.
  • Elementary Probability and basic laws. Discrete and Continuous Random variable, Mathematical Expectation, Mean, and Variance of Binomial, Poisson, and Normal distribution.
  • The sample means and Sampling Variance. Hypothesis testing using standard normal variate. Curve Fitting. Correlation and Regression.

Which topic to begin the preparation with?

  • It is advisable to go through the previous year's question papers and point out the Important topic from which questions being asked and cover those topics first.
  • As candidates need to qualify Part A with 40%, so maintain a balance between both Part A and B.

Timetable for DSSSB TGT Mathematics preparation

Candidates can follow the timetable given below on a daily basis to complete the syllabus of both Part A and Part B on time. Candidates can be made modifications according to their choice and familiarity with the subjects.

Current Affairs15 (Minutes)
Reasoning45 (Minutes)
General Awareness1-1.5

Right Strategy to attempt the DSSSB TGT Mathematics questions paper

  • Candidates should begin with Part A first and try to complete it in 40 to 45 minutes and the rest of 1.15 hours should be kept to solve Part B.
  • Part B is a bit tough so try to complete part-A as soon as possible and keep the extra time for Part B.
  • A candidate needs to qualify Part B with 40% marks so keep this in mind and at least attempt 50 to 55 questions.

Do's and Don'ts for DSSSB TGT Mathematics preparation

1. Practice is the only key to get success in the Mathematics exam, the more you practice greater will be the chance of selection.

2. Prepare a proper list of formulas and short tricks and paste it near the study table for quick glance whenever you pass by.

3. Practice previous year's question papers to know the pattern of the type of questions that can be asked.

4. Don't try to solve questions in a conventional way as it is a time-consuming process. We need to solve 200 questions in 2 hours, so apply shortcuts wherever possible.

5. Don't try to cover the whole syllabus in one go, select one topic and develop gripping over it.

6. Be consistent with the preparation. If you are dedicating 2-3 hours every day then keep the pace and do not step back.

7. Lastly, be confident! You and only you can reach the goal, so be prepared with dedication and do not underestimate your calibre. You can do it!


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  • DSSSB TGT Mathematics exam is conducted for 200 marks.

  •  The exam duration for DSSSB TGT Mathematics- 2 Hours.

  •  DSSSB TGT Mathematics consists of two parts.

    Part A - 100 questions

    Part B - 100 questions

  • Yes, for each wrong question (0.25 marks) is deducted.

  •  The level of questions being asked in Part B is Difficult as proper attention should be made to prepare for it.

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