Today I am going to summarise all the maths tricks that will speed up your calculation speed. I used them in CAT and IBPS exam. I am sure that these tricks will help you increase your score. I have written many articles in detail on these topics.
You need to do all the calculations in your brain. Don’t use paper. You need to divide complex calculations into parts and solve it in your brain without paper. That’s how toppers do complex calculations during exams.
Right now it will be difficult for you to use this method but with practice, you will be able to do any complicated calculation within seconds. pipe and cistern, time and work,Arithmetic is a branch of mathematics which deals with problems relating to Number system, Decimals, Fractions, Simplification, HCF and LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Partnership, Average, Profit and Losses, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Data Interpretation, Trigonometry, etc. In every competitive examination
Candidate should have good understanding of all the topics mentioned in the arithmetic syllabus as the current day competitive examinations test the candidate’s clarity of concept, speed of calculation and accuracy
To help those candidates who are preparing for competitive examinations we have provided separate chapter on the above mentioned topics. In every chapter we have given important formulas and short cut tricks wherever applicable. Candidates should go through each and every formulae and shortcut tricks before going through the problems.
The quantitative aptitude is the section where numerical questions are asked to test the mathematical skills, accuracy and speed of the candidates. In general, the questions are related to basic and elementary mathematics and require the candidates to be completely acquainted with the fundamental concepts to solve them. In CAT, the quantitative ability is a separate section and thus, a separate sectional timing is present in which the candidates are required to solve the related questions.
As the Quantitative topics are broad, the candidates are expected to be well prepared with topics to be able to solve the related questions in the CAT exam. So, the candidates are suggested to follow the below-mentioned tips to prepare and attempt the numerical questions with ease.
Number Systems Averages LCM and HCF
Profit, Loss, and Discount Quadratic Equations Linear Equations
Percentages Complex Numbers Time, Speed and Distance
Logarithm & Surds and Indices Time and Work Sequences and Series
Inequalities Probability Simple Interest
Set Theory & Function Permutation and Combination Mixtures and Alligations
Trigonometry Geometry Coordinate Geometry
Mensuration Ratio and Proportion Compound Interest
It should be noted that the topics mentioned here are not the only topics required for CAT exams. Candidates are suggested to have a strong foundation of broader topics related to quantitative section. This section is very crucial for the CAT exam since almost 34 questions are asked from this section which involves a wide range of numerical topics.
Factorials Relative Speed Quadrilaterals
Remainder Concept Geometric Progression Arithmetic Progression
Harmonic Progression Time-work Questions Circles
Average Shortcuts Power Cycle Permutation
Constant Product Rule Polygons Derangement
Angles Constant Product Rule Infinite Geometric Progression
Negative Work Conditional Probability Miscellaneous Arithmetic Test
Aptitude Questions Points, Lines & Planes Inversely Proportional
Solving CAT Mock Tests are very crucial as the test acquaints the candidates with the real exam scenario and helps to analyse the preparation level. The previous year papers are useful to analyse the paper pattern and difficulty level of questions.
With numerous MBA aspirants registering for the CAT exam every year, the competition has increased exponentially over the years. So, the candidates are required to be well-focussed and dedicated for the exam. With honest preparation, the questions can be easily solved and admission to the IIMs or any other prestigious B-School can be easily acquired.
With three months left for the exam, we hope that you have some basic knowledge of these chapters. So start your practice with the basic topics like percentage average. These chapters either rely on basic conceptual understanding or standard formulae. So you can practice them while travelling on your mobile apps.
Average, Percentage and Ratios are also asked in the Data Interpretation questions, so these chapters must be the first you concentrate on. Start learning them alongside the Main chapters.
If you encounter problems repeatedly while trying any chapter, give it more time and practice. Solve more questions and you will eventually get it. Always remember that in quants speed with accuracy always matters & it will improve when you give time of at least 4hr & do continue practice