Every year, lakhs are aspirants are joining the race for competitive examinations. Decrease in vacancies and high number of applicants has resulted in the spiking of difficulty level of the competitive examinations. So, in addition to merely clearing the cutoff, it is really important to score high for making it to the final list. For most of the aspirants preparing for any competitive exams, the one subject which always make a hurdle is the Quantitative Aptitude. Since Quantitative Aptitude is very important, it is very important to master the subject. In this article, we are discussing some important tips to crack any Aptitude test 2021.
Syllabus for Aptitude Tests
For most of the competitive examinations, be it IBPS, SSC, Railway or State PSC the syllabus and topics involved are almost the same.
- Number System
- Quadratic Equation
- Ratio & Proportion
- Profit & Loss
- Mixture & Allegation
- Simple and Compound Interest
- Time and Distance
- Boat and Streams
- Time and Work
- Pipes and Cistern
- Permutation & Combination
- Data Sufficiency
- Data Interpretation
- Quantity Based Questions
Important Books for Preparation
- Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R S Aggarwal
- Magical Book On Quicker Maths by M Tyra
- Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Varma
- Fast track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
- How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Exams by Arun Sharma
- Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks by Disha Publications
Tips to Crack Aptitude Test
1. Understand the Syllabus
Before beginning the preparation, have thorough knowledge about the syllabus. As said earlier, the syllabus for almost every examination is more or less the same. So, it is comparatively easy to prepare for multiple examinations at the same time. Along with the syllabus, try to have an idea about the difficulty level of the questions. There are some topics which are found to be repeated in almost every examinations. Focusing on that areas will help you score more marks with minimum preparation.
2. Scheduled Preparation
Along with understanding the syllabus, it is very important to plan a detailed schedule for the success in any exam. Allotting time for various topics is really important. Try to figure out your strong and weak points and allot time accordingly. For example, if you are a person who is comfortable with the Data Interpretation Section but lags behind in Miscellaneous section you can divide your time accordingly. Never make the mistake on focusing on a single area in which you are comfortable. Most of the time, students concentrate on the portion or subject they find difficult and ignore all the other topics. But it is really important to give equal importance to every topics and subjects to crack competitive exams.
3. Making Strong Basics
If you are a complete beginner in the exam preparation, it’s better to make your basics stronger. You can have the complete syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude on our App as well as Youtube Channel. You can attempt unlimited questions on various topics on our app. Otherwise, you can use quality offline study materials to work on your basics.
4. Increase Speed and Accuracy
Speed with accuracy is needed while attempting quants section. You must be able to attempt maximum questions with in limited time. Regular practise is needed to develop speed and accuracy. Attempting questions from different topics is the key to increase your speed and accuracy in the examination. You have to practise a minimum of 5 questions from every topics in each section.
Practising simplification and approximation questions on a daily basis will also help in speedy calculation. Attempts questions from quadratic equations, data interpretation, Number series (Missing and Wrong) Datasufficiency on a daily basis.
5. Practice Analysis & Repeat
Once the basics are clear, it’s time for practice. This is the time to start attempting mocks. Attempting mock tests also improves your efficiency. Work out the maximum number of questions on a particular topic. You can attempt free sectional tests and mock tests on different topics in the Entri app. Attempting previous year question papers only a regular basis is also beneficial as you are exposed to questions of different difficulty level.
6. Short cuts for better marks
Point out short cuts and formulas from different topics which can be used while solving the questions. Try to revise and by heart these formulas so that you can save time in the real exam. Along with short cuts, try to memorise multiplication tables up to 20, by heart squares up to 40 and cubes up to 30.
7.Guess Work is a Big “No”
This is the tip applicable in the examination hall. This is the most important reason for getting negative marks. Due to the urge of attempting maximum questions, candidates tends to guess the answers without cross checking the solved answers. This happens mainly during calculation. Some times while calculating, candidates make mistakes and ends up getting the wrong answer. In an urgency to attempt further questions, they would select the nearest option. This would end up in negative marking. So, rather than focusing on attempting too many questions, try to attempt questions only with 100% accuracy.
Entri app provides you with best practice questions for the complete preparation of competitive exams. Our online video courses ensure you sure success in the upcoming exams with flying colors. High quality mocks and practice questions on different topics help you master the topics with complete efficiency and accuracy. For the completion preparation, download the Entri app and start preparing. You can also subscribe to our Youtube channel avail the free videos with high quality.
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