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How to prepare for CAT Quantitative Ability

Mathematics is a poetry of logical ideas, and the questions asked in quantitative aptitude are based on logics and theories. Solving Quantitative Aptitude questions of CAT examination is quite challenging for the aspirants as the difficulty level of this section is much higher as compared to other sections in the CAT question paper.

This article will help to prepare for Quantitative Ability section which is said to be the most difficult section of CAT examination. Since a candidate has to clear the overall cutoff as well as the sectional cutoff to get a seat in an IIM. The CAT quantitative aptitudeor QA consist of total 34 questions and most of the questions are asked from arithmetic progression (AP) and modern mathematics. CAT 2016 had a sectional limit of 60 minutes for Quantitative Ability, so it is very much important to strategically attempt each section of the test to score an overall high percentile. Having a good command in quantitative aptitude will help the aspirants to crack CAT examination with a good percentile.

Some tips and tricks to crack Quantitative Ability in CAT 2017

Clear your basic concepts of quantitative aptitude and one must start learning the concepts which are used to solve questions in this section. When you learned the basic concepts, you must practice questions based on Quantitative Ability. It is very important to follow the concepts learned and practice each and every concept by solving some easy questions and gradually moving towards the tough ones.

Make a Preparation Schedule

Don’t leave any topic unattended, study each and every topic and to study each and every topic, one must make a daily time table. Designate different time for different topic depending upon your preparation, like:

  • Four days for Geometry.
  • Five Days for Algebra.
  • Three days for Number System.
  • Six days for Permutation and Combination.


Take Mock Test

Since 60 minutes is given to solve the entire section of Quantitative Ability, one must try to solve the entire section within 60 minutes while taking sectional Mock for CAT examination. But it is suggested to keep 10 minutes of buffer during your CAT Mock test as it will help you to complete the entire section of Quants in actual CAT examination.


Work hard on Weak Topics

Give extra time and effort to your weak topics of Quantitative Aptitude while preparing for your CAT Examination. Try to solve the easy questions first on the day of examination as this will help you to save time for the weak topics.


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