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SSC CGL Algebra Question Set 1

Algebra questions and answers for competitive exams SSC CGL 1

Algebra questions and answers for competitive exams - SSC CGL test set 1

Algebra questions and answers for competitive exams, practice set 1 specially for SSC CGL. Take the test, verify answers and clear doubts from solutions.

Take the timed test, score your performance from the answers and then clear doubts from the solution set. Link is at the end.

Answering quantitative algebra questions is not the same as in a school test. Quick and correct answer is the key to success in such exams. You will have maximum 1 minute to 90 seconds for answering a question.

Speed of answer, accuracy and strategy are the three key elements for success in any MCQ test.

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From years of experience, the short list of tips for accurate and quick answering compiled.


1. Must have a good understanding of the BASIC CONCEPTS of the topic.

2. are ADEQUATELY fast in mental math calculation: For SSC CGL lighning fast mental calculation NOT NEEDED at all.

3. Should FORGET USING TRICKS. Instead, first use basic concepts and then advanced concepts created from basic concepts. Identifying key patterns in a problem is vital for quick solution.

4. DO NOT MEMORIZE formulas. Practice solving many SELECTED problems, if needed REPEATEDLY, to know by heart how to identify the key patterns in the problem and take the action for solving the problem quick and correct.

5. WRITE DOWN the most used concepts and formulas for solving algebra McQs in two sheets of paper (try to be short because it is for yourself). This writing down will help in recall when you need. You will get PRACTICALLY ALL FORMULAS AND TECHNIQUES NEEDED FOR SOLVING ALGEBRA MCQS IN SSC CGL in Suresolv. Go through the articles at your pace using the links in Guided help on Algebra in Suresolv.

6. DO MOST of the REASONING IN YOUR HEAD without touching pen on paper. Make it a habit during practice sessions. If needed repeat a test of 10 algebra mcqs.

7. Go through the most used algebra problem solving FORMULAS AND TECHNIQUES in Basic and rich Algebraic concepts for elegant solutions of SSC CGL problems.

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Algebra questions for competitive exams - SSC CGL test set 1 - time to answer 12 mins

Q1. The value of, $\displaystyle\frac{1}{a^2 +ax + x^2}- \displaystyle\frac{1}{a^2 - ax + x^2} +\displaystyle\frac{2ax}{a^4 + a^2x^2 + x^4}$ is,

  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. -1
  4. 0

Q2. If $x^3 + y^3 = 9$ and $x + y = 3$ then the value of $x^4 + y^4$ is,

  1. 81
  2. 32
  3. 27
  4. 17

Q3. For any real number $x$ the maximum value of $4 - 6x - x^2$ is,

  1. 4
  2. 7
  3. 9
  4. 13

Q4. If $5^{\sqrt{x}} + 12^{\sqrt{x}} = 13^{\sqrt{x}}$ then value of $x$ is,

  1. $\frac{25}{4}$
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 9

Q5. If $a + b + c = 0$ then the value of $\displaystyle\frac{a^2 + b^2 + c^2}{a^2 - bc}$ is,

  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3

Q6. If $x^2 + 2 = 2x$ then the value of $x^4 - x^3 + x^2 + 2$ will be,

  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. -1
  4. $\sqrt{2}$

Q7. If $x = (\sqrt{2} + 1)^{-\frac{1}{3}}$, then the value of $\left(x^3 - \displaystyle\frac{1}{x^3}\right)$,

  1. $0$
  2. $-2$
  3. $-\sqrt{2}$
  4. $\sqrt{2}$

Q8. If $4b^2 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{b^2}=2$, then value of $8b^3 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{b^3}$ is,

  1. 0
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. 5

Q9. If $x^\frac{1}{3} + y^\frac{1}{3} - z^\frac{1}{3} = 0$ then value of $(x + y - z)^3 + 27xyz$ is,

  1. $-1$
  2. 1
  3. 0
  4. 27

Q10. If $x^{x\sqrt{x}} = (x\sqrt{x})^x$ then $x$ is equal to,

  1. $\frac{4}{9}$
  2. $\frac{2}{3}$
  3. $\frac{9}{4}$
  4. $\frac{3}{2}$

Answers to the 10 Algebra MCQs

Q1. Answer: Option 4: 0.

Q2. Answer: Option 4: 17.

Q3. Answer: Option 4: 13.

Q4. Answer: Option 2: 4.

Q5. Answer: Option 3: 2.

Q6. Answer: Option 1: 0.

Q7. Answer: Option 2: $-2$.

Q8. Answer: Option 1: 0.

Q9. Answer: Option 3: 0.

Q10. Answer: Option 3: $\frac{9}{4}$.

How to solve the questions quick and correct

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Yes, it is.

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SSC CGL level Solution Set 1, Algebra 1.

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