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# Preparation strategy for SSC Maths exam

With the SSC exam for Maths just a day away, we present to you important topics to focus on in Algebra and Geometry.

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Algebra:

Tentative chapter-wise weightage taking into account all questions (including optional questions in each section)

 Chapter Name Marks A.P. and G.P. 12 Quadratic Equations 12 Linear equations in two variables 12 Probability 10 Statistics - I 6 Statistics - II 8 Total 60 (including optional questions)

Here are the important concepts Chapter-wise in Algebra:

Arithmetic progression

• Problems involving nth term and sum of ‘n’ terms of an A.P. and a G.P.
• Arithmetic means and Geometric means

• Nature of roots based on discriminant
• Relation between roots and coefficients

Linear equations in two variables

• Solving equations by algebraic method, graphical method and Cramer’s rule
• Consistency and inconsistency of solutions

Probability

• Probability of events which have equally likely outcomes
• Addition theorem and related problems

Statistics

• Problems on finding mean, median and mode of grouped data; relation between mean, median and mode
• Problems on Ogives and their application.
• Normal distribution

Geometry:

Tentative chapter-wise weightage taking into account all questions (including optional questions in each section)

 Chapter Name Marks Similarity 12 Circle 10 Geometric Constructions 10 Trigonometry 10 Coordinate Geometry 8 Mensuration 10 Total 60 (including optional questions)

Here are the important concepts Chapter-wise in Geometry:

Similarity

• Problems based on basic proportionality theorem and areas of similar triangles
• Similarity in right angles triangles
• Application of Pythagoras theorem

Circle

• Theorems and problems on tangents and their properties
• Touching circles and cyclic quadrilateral
• Tangent-secant theorem and its application

Coordinate geometry

• Different forms of equations of a straight line
• Finding slope and intercepts of a line from its equation

Geometric Construction

• Construction of tangent to a circle
• Construction of similar triangles

Trigonometry

• Problems on trigonometric identities
• Problems on height and distance

Mensuration

• Problems on area/perimeter of sector and segment of a circle
• Problems on surface area and volume of combination of solids

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