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IBPS has released the new exam dates for IBPS RRB 2020 Exam (CRP RRBs IX). Quantitative Aptitude section appears in the mains and single-level exam of IBPS RRB Officers Scale I, II, and III. The prelims exam of Officers Scale I, comprises questions from Numerical Ability. The prelims and mains exams of Office Assistant carry problems from Numerical Ability. In this article, we will understand how to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS RRB PO 2020.
Quant is still a nightmare for many aspirants. Follow these tips and be sure to pass the exam with flying colors. The section comprises questions from Number System, Simplification, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Ratio Proportion, Data Interpretation, etc.
Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS RRB PO 2020
Given below are a few tips and tricks to score good marks in Quantitative aptitude section. Let’s take a look at each tip step by step:
Clear your Basics
The first and foremost thing is to be clear about the basics of Mathematics. If you are weak with the basics, things are going to be hard; however, you practice. So it’s better to lay a strong foundation in all the basic mathematic operations.
Be Efficient and Smart with Your Calculations
Learn the multiplication technique, memorize the multiplication table and, basic mathematical formulas. Be thorough with the squares up to 50 and cubes up to 30 for faster calculation. Practice by eliminating the irrelevant options and arrive at the answer rather than calculating till the final step.
Know the Most Important Topics
Questions on Simplification/ Approximation are frequently asked in the exam. These questions demand very little time and hence is an easy way to fetch good marks. Data Interpretation is another topic that has high weightage. Such types of questions are combined with Ratio, Percentage, Average. If candidates are good at basic Mathematics, then they will perform well in the exam. Also, questions based on BODMAS and Number series are asked in previous years. So, if you have good command over mathematical operators and Number series, this will be sufficient for you to clear the cut-off.
Make a Perfect Study Plan and Stick to it
After going through the entire syllabus, make a proper study plan. Always begin preparation topic-wise, do not pick any random chapters, and start solving. While preparing for the exam, identify your strong and weak areas. Plan study time in such a way that candidates can give more time in weaker areas.
Practice High-level Questions
It’s better to expect and learn even the most robust set of questions that could be asked for the exam. This will help you boost up your confidence and also makes the medium and straightforward questions much easier to solve.
Take a Mock Test Daily
Mock tests are the best resource as it helps to track performance. Daily solve mock tests after completing the IBPS RRB syllabus. Go through the frequently asked questions and the previous years’ question papers and solve different types of questions from one topic at a time. Try to work upon and improve your calculation speed as to score well in quant. It is vital. Try different order of attempts while giving mock tests in order to know which one works best for you.
Time Management is Crucial
Practice with a time limit. If you wish to solve the quant section in 25 minutes, then each numerical should be allowed only 37 seconds. Keep this in mind, but never panic. When it comes to appearing in exams, it’s better to answer the paper in 3 or more repeated turns. Initially, ensure that you attempt all the easy questions, i.e., you have seen the whole question set once. This will help you boost up your confidence, and the fear of not covering the entire set is partially solved. In the 2nd phase, answer those questions which are medium level and require a bit of calculation. Now in the 3rd phase, attempt the toughest set of questions and without relying entirely upon guesswork, If your answer is close to accurate, go for it. AGAIN LEAVE THE QUESTIONS YOU ARE MOST UNCERTAIN.
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Below is the table depicting the topic-wise expected number of questions in the Quantitative Aptitude Section in IBPS RRB 2020
|Expected Number of Questions
|Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
|Profit & Loss
|Mixtures & Allegations
|Simple Interest & Compound Interest
|Work & Time
|Time & Distance
|Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
|Permutation, Combination & Probability
|Sequence & Series
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