SSC Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2018 with Formulas Pdf Download

SSC Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Pdf Download for CHSL, CGL, MTS Exam

Hello, SSC aspirant

Quantitative Aptitude Subject should not be misinterpreted as an alien subject to you because this is very-very commonly known one. This is nobody else, but the same mathematics, which you have learned during your academics.

But your academics study and study for Competitive exams holds a big difference. In your academics, you had to deal with the limited Quantitative aptitude syllabus topics, but during competition you have to go through almost every topic of mathematics subject and not only this, you have to prepare this with much speed and accuracy to balance the limited time allotted.

Here, we are presenting the whole Latest Quantitative Aptitude syllabus for SSC Exam 2018. It is followed by every SSC exam, being it SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, or SSC MTS.

Quantitative Aptitude Section Importance in SSC Exam

The marks table for each SSC exam is displayed before you so that you can understand the framing of SSC Quantitative Aptitude questions with their associated marks weightage for respective examinations.

SSC Quantitative Aptitude Paper Pattern No. of Qns Marks
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 25 50
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018 25 25
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SSC GD Constable Syllabus 25 25
SSC MTS Syllabus 2018 25 25
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Looking at the table, you can observe that on an average, minimum 25 questions are asked in every exam and so if 1 mark is allotted to each question, then you should score at least 25 marks in this QA section.

SSC Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus in Detail

SSC Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

It is not a big deal to score full marks in SSC Quantitative Aptitude section because it is really very easy and scoring subject, once the arithmetic concepts are understood well.

QA is all about learning concepts well and continuous practice. The more you practice on a variety of questions, the more its phobia get vanished and more your speed to solve will improve.

The competition not just demands the right answers, but it also demands a maximum number of right answers with an ideal speed of calculation.

You know very well that mathematics or (Quantitative Aptitude) QA is asked in almost every examination, whether it is for SSC, UPSC, IBPS or RPSC. Once your concepts are clear, you can beat any kind of examination.

Note that, if you have given any wrong answer then 0.5 marks will be deducted from your scores. It is as per the rule of Negative Marking of the SSC board.

Quantitative Aptitude Paper marks/questions table

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Topics-

SSC Quantitative Aptitude Topic Wise Syllabus Marks Distribution
Arithmetic 13-15
Algebra 7-9
Trigonometry 5-7
Geometry 11-13
Number System 3-5
Data Interpretation 4-6

SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Topics-

Topic  Questions
Percentage, Profit and loss 7
Mensuration 6
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 2
Ratio/ Allegation/Average 3
Time & Work 3
Time, speed and Distance 3
Time and Work 3
C0-ordinate Geometry 2
Algebra 5
Trigonometry 5
Geometry 4
Number System 4
Data Interpretation 7

SSC MTS Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Topics-

Subjects Weightage
Ratio & Proportion 1-2
Percentage 1-2
HCF & LCM 1-2
SI & CI 2-3
Profit, Loss & Discount 2-3
Time & Work 2-3
Time, Distance & Speed 1-2
Average 1-2
Problem on ages 2-3
Number System 3-4
Number Series 1-2
Data Interpretation 2-3
Mensuration 1-2
Geometry 1
Mixture & Allegation 1-2
Trigonometry 1


This marks table has been displayed to let you aware of your SSC Quantitative Aptitude study plan. This table will give you an idea about you focus priorities on every topic. The topics which hold a heavy weightage in the exam should be sharpened first and then proceed to further topics.

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What type of questions asked?

Example 1. Mr. Thomas invested an amount of Rs. 13,900 divided into two different schemes A and B at the simple interest rate of 14% p.a. and 11% p.a. respectively. If the total amount of simple interest earned in 2 years be Rs. 3508, what was the amount invested in Scheme B?
A. Rs. 6400 B. Rs. 7200
C. Rs. 6500 D. Rs. 7500
Example 2. P, Q, and R can do a work in 20, 30 and 60 days respectively. How many days does it need to complete the work if P does the work and he is assisted by Q and R on every third day?
A. 10 days B. 14 days
C. 15 days D. 9 days
Example 3. Insert the missing number. 12, 25, 49, 99, 197, 395, (…)
A. 789 B. 1579
C. 722 D. 812
Example 4. A man completes a journey in 1010 hours. He travels first half of the journey at the rate of 2121 km/hr and second half at the rate of 2424 km/hr. Find the total journey in km.
A. 121121 km B. 242242 km
C. 224224 km D. 112112 km
Example 5. Two trains running in opposite directions cross a man standing on the platform in 2727seconds and 1717 seconds respectively. If they cross each other in 2323 seconds, what is the ratio of their speeds?
A. Insufficient data B. 3:13:1
C. 1:31:3 D. 3:2
Example 6. A bank offers 5% compound interest calculated on a half-yearly basis. A customer deposits Rs. 1600 each on 1st January and 1st July of a year. At the end of the year, the amount he would have gained by way of interest is:
A. Rs. 120 B. Rs. 121
C. Rs. 123 D. Rs. 122
Example 7. How much time will it take for an amount of Rs. 900 to yield Rs. 81 as interest at 4.5% per annum of simple interest?
A. 2 years B. 3 years
C. 1 year D. 4 years
Tea worth Rs. 126 per kg and Rs. 135 per kg are mixed with a third variety of tea in the ratio 1: 1: 2. If the mixture is worth Rs. 153 per kg, what is the price of the third variety per kg?
A. Rs.182.50 B. Rs.170.5
C. Rs.175.50 D. Rs.180
Example 8. Two numbers A and B are such that the sum of 5% of A and 4% of B is two-thirds of the sum of 6% of A and 8% of B. Find the ratio of A: B.
A. 2: 1 B. 1: 2
C. 1: 1 D. 4 : 3
How many two digit numbers can be generated using the digits 1,2,3,4 without repeating any digit?
A. 4 B. 10
C. 12 D. 16
Example 9. The average monthly income of A and B is Rs. 5050. The average monthly income of B and C is Rs. 6250 and the average monthly income of A and C are Rs. 5200. What is the monthly income of A?
A. 2000 B. 3000
C. 4000 D. 5000
Example 10. The ratio of the age of a man and his wife is 4:34:3. At the time of marriage, the ratio was 5:35:3 and After 44 years this ratio will become 9:79:7. How many years ago were they married?
A. 8 years B. 10 years
C. 11years D. 12 years
Example 11. {(481 + 426)2 – 4 × 481 × 426} = ?
A. 3025 B. 4200
C. 3060 D. 3210
Example 12. One-third of Rahul’s savings in National Savings Certificate is equal to one-half of his savings in Public Provident Fund. If he has Rs. 1,80,000Rs. 1,80,000 as total savings, how much has he saved in Public Provident Fund?
A. Rs. 72000 B. Rs. 44000
C. Rs. 58000 D. Rs. 92000

Note: the options in bold are the right answers to the questions.

How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC Exam?

To crack the Quantitative Aptitude exam is not like a cakewalk. You have to attempt maximum questions with full accuracy additional with maintaining the calculation speed too. Here are the tips for increasing your solution speed-

  1. Write SSC Quantitative Aptitude formulas and learn them thoroughly. Learn to apply them and clear the concepts of their usage.
  2. Use short tricks always.
  3. Do not learn a variety of short tricks to solve the same question. Just command your favorite single or double tricks.
  4. Solve the SSC Quantitative Aptitude previous year questions using the given options first. It will save a lot of time.
  5. In your practice stage, don’t use calculators. Instead, you should manually do all the calculation stuff.
  6. Learn tables till 20, square roots till 30 and cubes till 15 at least.
  7. Solve SSC Quantitative Aptitude mock papers and past 5 year papers daily.
  8. Collect some good SSC Quantitative Aptitude study material such as books
  9. Attend test series daily.
  10. Allot time to yourself to solve the paper in a limited time.
  11. Don’t give more than a minute to any question.
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SSC Quantitative Aptitude formulas and Tricks

Percentage formulas

  • For converting a fraction or a decimal to a Percentage, multiply it by hundred.
  • For converting a percentage to a fraction or decimal, divide by hundred.
  • To calculate the percentage change in value
    Percentage change = {change/(initial value)} x 100
  • Percentage point change = Difference of two percentage figures

Type 1: Percentage Increase/Decrease:

If the price of a commodity increases by R%, then the reduction in consumption so as not to increase the expenditure is:
[R/ (100 + R)] x 100%
If the price of a commodity decreases by R%, then the increase in consumption so as not to decrease the expenditure is:
[R/ (100 – R)] x 100%

Type 2: Results on Population:
Let the population of a town be P now and suppose it increases at the rate of R% per annum, then:
1.Population after n years = P(1 + R/100)n
2.Population n years ago =P/(1 + R/100)n

Type 3: Results of Depreciation:

Let the present value of a machine be P. Suppose it depreciates at the rate of R% per annum. Then:

  1. Value of the machine after n years = P(1 – R/100)n
  2. Value of the machine n years ago = P/[(1 – R/100)]n
  3. If A is R% more than B, then B is less than A by= [R/ (100 + R)] x 100%
  4. If A is R% less than B, then B is more than A by= [R/ (100 – R)] x 100%

Note: For two successive changes of x% and y%, net change = {x + y +xy/100} %

SIMPLE INTEREST FORMULAS

Formulas Need to Remember

S.I = [(P X R X T)/( 100 )].

Where P = Principle, R = Rate of per annul, T = Number of years

From the above formula, we can derive the followings

P=(100×SI)/ RT

R=(100×SI)/ PT

T=(100×SI)/ PR

Percentage – Ratio Equivalence:

1/3 x 100 = 33.33% 1/10 x 100 = 10%
1/4 x 100 = 25% 1/11 x 100 = 9.09%
1/5 x 100 = 20% 1/12 x 100 = 8.33%
1/6 x 100 = 16.66% 1/13 x 100 = 7.69%
1/7 x 100 = 14.28% 1/14 x 100 = 7.14%
1/8 x 100 = 12.50% 1/15 x 100 = 6.66%
1/9 x 100 = 11.11% 1/16 x 100 = 6.25%

If a sum of money becomes “n” times in “T years” at simple interest, then the rate of interest per annum can be given be

R = 100(N-1) / T.

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