Hi and welcome back! Today I will discuss the preparation strategies for the Aptitude test of campus placements.
The aptitude test consists of 3 sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability. Overall, the major chapters that you have to cover are –
Numbers, Ages, Problems on Trains, Time and work, Permutations and combinations, probability, relationship based questions, seating arrangements, para jumbles, sentence correction and grammar. These chapters will definitely help in answering the bulk of questions asked.
For Quantitative Aptitude, follow RS Agarwal or Aptipedia. Both have good concept explanations and a variety of different level problems to test yourself. Along with that, be a regular on websites like indiabix and faceprep from where you can get hundreds of free practice questions.
All questions do not carry equal importance so emphasize on important topics like time and number systems, time and work, permutations and combinations, probability, time speed and distance, percentage and ratios to name a few.
You don’t have to practice hundreds of questions but it is necessary to practice questions of all types and all difficulty levels. If a topic has 50 questions, make sure to try and solve all 50 without looking at the solution. Mark those which you could not solve and give them a try after a day. If you are not able to solve even then, look at the solutions and understand why you got them wrong/what is the concept behind them.
For Logical Reasoning chapters like series completion, seating arrangements, blood relations, directions, coding and decoding are important. Follow the same strategy as quants. Speed is really important in logical reasoning and only practice will help you achieve the desired score.
Verbal ability is a different ball game because you require a good grasp on the language. Communicating in English is the easiest way to practice grammar. Reading newspapers will also help you.
Some important topics here are Reading comprehension, para jumbles, grammar based sentence correction and fill-in-the-blanks along with synonyms, antonyms and para completion, arrangement questions.
In conclusion? Start from concepts and practice questions from each topic thus mastering all sections topic-by-topic. Don’t aim for cracking the cut-off, you will fall short of your goal. Aim to be amongst the top 2% and you will easily clear the cut-off.
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