Maths Syllabus, Books & Strategy for SSC MTS Exam

Maths section of SSC MTS Exam has only 25 questions worth of 25 marks like you have in reasoning section

Each question carry 1 mark. 

The syllabus detail is given below to understand what you have to prepare for this section to clear SSC MTS exam.

Syllabus of Maths in SSC MTS Exam

Rank
Chapters
Sub-topics
 Marks
1
Mensuration
  • Mensuration of 2-D Figures: Rectangle, Square,   Triangle, Quadrilateral, Polygons  & Circles
  • Mensuration of 3-D Figures: Cuboid, Cubes, Right Circular Cylinder, Right Circular Cone, Sphere, Pyramid & Prism      
2-3
2
Data Interpretation
  • Tabulation
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Line Graph
  • Mixed Graph 
2-3
3
Percentage (%)
  • Percentage
  • Profit/Loss & Discount
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
5-6
4
Time/Speed/Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Work & Wages
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Problems on trains
  • Boats & Streams
5-6
5
Fundamentals/Number System
  • Computation of Whole Numbers: Addition, Multiplication, Division of Whole Numbers
  • Divisibility Rules & Finding Remainders
  • Square/Square Root & Cube/Cube Root
  • Factors & Multiples
  • LCM & HCF
  • Decimals & Fractions
  • Indices & Surds
  • Involution/Simplification Rules
3-4
6
Average
  • Finding Averages
  • Ratio & Proportion
4-5

Books & Strategy for Maths

You can prepare this syllabus easily with the help of Quantum Cat by S.K. Verma. If you are successful in completing the above chapters from this book then it will be easy for you to do all the 25 questions in the exam. You can read the reviews of the people who've used this book at this page at the bottom of it.

You just have to solve all the introductory exercises and level 1 questions of the above chapters from this book. It provides a good number of shot-cut methods to solve the questions and you will also learn the logic behind these short-cut methods.

Some helpful tips for maths section

1. Minimize the use of pen and paper. Try to solve the problem first in your brain and if your brain is unable to do that then solve on paper. Do not try to solve to the question fully on paper.

2. Solve the question at the space provided with the questions instead of solving them at the bottom. Every minute is important in exam hall. Just plug in the values in question itself and solve.  

3. Learn the methods, rules, formulas and questions which are repeated most frequently in the exams. Like you shoul have learnt simple tables upto 20 & also square and cube table upto 20. There many more small things which repeats itself that should be leaned instead of doing that in the exam hall.  
Good Luck!

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