UP Police SI Quant Preparation Strategy

In the UP Police SI exam, the Quantitative Ability section is an important section, but due to lack of practice or a better preparation strategy, many candidates find it difficult to solve. This section has a good weightage in the exam but is time-consuming as every question needs calculation. In this blog, we are providing the best preparation strategy to you for the UP SI Quant section to help you to improve your skills and assure you to score well in the exam.

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UP SI Quant Preparation

For starting preparation of Quant section for UP SI exam,

  • Basic concepts clarification:

    The first step towards your preparation is to clear your basic concepts. Do every topic that comes under the syllabus of the quant section. If you are not aware of any topic, then first work on that.

  • Mark the topic of the comfort zone:

    The second step towards your preparation is finding/marking the topic that you can easily do. Once you find them, set a limited practice time for this. Do not spend too much time to easy topics.

  • Focus on difficult topics:

    After marking the easy topic, you will know which topics are difficult to solve or understand. So, give more time to these topics as compared to easy topics.

  • Time management strategy:

    This is the most important factor as no sectional timing is given in UP SI exam and you have to attempt all the sections accordingly. So, try to solve problems in less time to save your time for other sections as well. Practice a lot of problems based on the quant section daily in a limited time which will increase your problem-solving speed.

  • Attempt sectional tests:

    Attempt sectional/topic test based on one topic daily. By practicing a lot of problems daily you will be familiar with the level of questions, accuracy factor and calculation speed.

Since no negative marking is there in the exam so, try to attempt all the questions accurately within a limited time.

Topic-wise preparation strategy for UP SI Numerical Ability

The Quantitative Ability section in the UP SI exam includes different topics. To make your preparation better you need to know about the types and levels of the topics that come under this section. So, here we are providing the topic wise preparation strategy as follows:

  • Number system:

    In this section, questions generally asked from the topics rational/irrational numbers, remainder concept, co-prime numbers, factors, digits, divisibility and other word problems based on the number system. So, practice a lot of problems to make your problem-solving speed faster.

  • Simplification:

    This section includes BODMAS rule, fraction, surds and indices based problems which needs faster calculation speed. So, practice 2-3 problems based on this section daily.

  • Decimals and fraction:

    In this section, questions are based on conversions from decimal to fraction and vice versa, basic operations on decimals and fractions.

  • Highest common factor and lowest common multiple:

    This section includes word problems and direct data based questions. Practice 1-2 questions based on HCF and LCM daily.

  • Ratio and proportion:

    Proportion section includes mean proportional, third and fourth proportional questions and ratio section includes direct data based and word problems in which numbers/quantity divided in some ratio. Practice 2-3 problems based on this section daily.

  • Percentage:

    This section includes simple, and less time consuming percentage based questions. Practice 1-2 questions from this section daily.

  • Profit, loss and discount:

    This section includes normal cost/selling price, profit/loss percent, successive discount and faulty weight based questions. This section has a good weightage, so, practice a lot of problems based on this.

  • Simple and Compound interest:

    This section includes simple problems based on either simple interest or compound interest or both. Problems asked from this section are easy and less time consuming. So, practice 2 problems daily.

  • Partnership:

    This section includes easy problems based on partnership between two/three persons and either the investment or period of investment or share in profit is asked. So, practice at least one problem daily.

  • Average:

    Normal questions like average of numbers, price, marks, salary, weight, etc. and questions based on run rates asked in this. So, practice 2-3 problems daily.

  • Time and work:

    This section has a good weightage and includes easy problems based on normal time and work, efficiency based questions and pipes and cisterns having time given in duration or clock based. So, practice a lot of questions based on this.

  • Time and distance:

    This section includes train problems, boats and stream and normal speed questions. This section is easy and has a good weightage, so practice 3-4 questions daily.

  • Use of tables and graphs:

    In this section, data represented through table, line graph, bar graph, pie-chart etc., and individual questions are based on topics like percentage, ratios, average, etc. So, practice one graph/chart daily.

  • Mensuration:

    Direct problems based on 2D and 3D mensuration asked in this section. The weightage of this section is less, so practice at least one question daily.

  • Arithmetic computations and other analytical functions:

    This section includes problems based on permutation/combination and probability. The problems are easy and less time taking. So, practice one problem of each type daily.

  • Miscellaneous:

    Questions based on mixtures are asked in this section. This section includes easy problems like mixing two mixture, adding/removing some quantity, etc. Practice 2-3 questions from this section daily.

Other than these topics, we have got some other topics through previous year paper analysis, i.e.,

  • Geometry:

    This includes problems based on lines and angles, similar triangles, circles, etc.

  • Set theory:

    Venn diagrams based, properties of union/intersection of sets based and normal word problems asked in this section.


    Easy questions of one, two and three variable type.

So, practice 2-3 problems of each of the above three topics daily.

Mock test and analysis

With practicing a lot of problems based on different sections, it is important to attempt a mock daily and then analyze it which helps in:

  • Providing the pattern of the actual exam through which you will become familiar with actual exam pressure.
  • Improvising accuracy and managing the calculation speed.
  • Finding your weak and strong areas so that you can improve yourself accordingly.
  • Checking the graph of your performance if you are improving your weak areas or not.
  • Measuring your performance through which you are able to perform well in the actual exam.
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Also, practice previous years’ UP SI papers and difficult problems based on all the topics so that you can easily and in less time solve questions in the actual exam.

That’s all from us in this blog of UP SI quant preparation strategy. We hope this detailed preparation strategy for the Quantitative Ability section in the UP police SI exam helps in your preparation.

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