SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus, Topics, Books, Preparation

By Puneet Bansal|Updated : December 16th, 2017

Quantitative Aptitude is the most challenging and time-consuming section in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam. And the changes in the new pattern (Time limit reduced to 60 Min.) has made it more competitive than the last year. So here we provide you SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude syllabus, books, topics, preparation tips, & how to improve speed to score better in Tier 1 exam. Let's check it one-by-one.

SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus (Topic- Wise)

The topic-wise breakup of questions as per the SSC CHSL Previous Year Papers: 


Number of Questions

Time, Work & Wages




Profit, Loss & Discount


Simple & Compound Interest


Time, Speed & Distance


Ratio & Proportion




Number System












Coordinate Geometry


Data Interpretation




SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy

Quantitative Aptitude is the only section in which you can score 50 out of 50. If you solve the question without calculation or formula mistake, you will surely get the right answer unlikely Reasoning Section. Before getting in detail, you must know the analysis of SSC CHSL Previous Year Papers.

Detailed Strategy of SSC CHSL Quantitative Section Topics

This analysis is based on the difficulty level of questions asked in SSC CHSL 2016 Tier I Exam.  

Time, Work & Wages: The questions are of basic level, but the type of questions were varied from shift to shift. You need to practice all types of the question but of basic level.

Percentages: Need to practice all types of questions both difficult and easy level. In some shifts, questions were in depth. Do not miss a single type of question. 

Profit, Loss & Discount: Maximum questions were formula based. If you remember formulas or short tricks, you will get the answer easily and quickly.

SI - CI: Questions were not difficult but calculative.

Geometry: Complete all topics of Geometry Section. In this topic, questions were based on triangle and circle.

Time, Speed & Distance: The level of questions was good. Need to focus more on calculations while solving the questions. Your concept should be clear for this particular topic.  

Ratio & Proportion: Questions were conceptual. You should not do any calculation mistake while solving the questions. Revise properly various methods of Ratio & Proportion.

Algebra: Its include questions on Algebraic Identities, Factorisation & Simplification of Polynomials and Simplification of Fractions.

Data Interpretation: Most of DI questions are based on Ratio, Percentages and Averages. So you know what topics to revise in order to tackle DI questions.

Simplification: Questions were inequality based.

Coordinate Geometry: The basic questions like reflection point, mirror image, equation of the line, area between given lines, slope, shortest distance, collinear etc. It is the easiest one if your basic concepts are clear. So focus more on basics.

Average: In maximum shifts, questions based on run and wickets were asked.

How to improve speed for SSC CHSL Quant Section

  • Focus more on calculations.
  • Learn squares, cubes, square root etc. This will help you to save your time while solving the questions. 
  • Learn tables up to 40 by heart.
  • Do not learn so many short tricks for the same type questions because it confuses at the exam time and wastes time to choose the method.
  • If you learn any short tricks, you must learn its applications and type of questions in which it is not applicable.
  • Do not forget to practice previous year papers.
  • Do not stick to a single question. 
  • While solving questions in the exam, calculations should be done neat and clean.

Books for SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude

In the market, there are many books for SSC CHSL Quant preparation. We suggest you not to purchase so many books. There is a famous saying: "It is better to practise one book thousand times rather than practising a thousand books one time". There are some books which are mentioned below.

  • Maths by Abhinay Sharma
  • Kiran Publication 7300+
  • Maths by Rakesh Yadav 


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