The quantitative aptitude section is considered to be the most difficult section by several aspirants from non-engineering backgrounds. The section includes 34 questions i.e. a total of 72 marks are included from this section.
It should be noted that the quantitative aptitude section only includes questions from basic middle school maths and can be easily solved if one has a strong foundation in mathematics. For the non-engineers, preparing for the quants section is often challenging and they end up skipping topics. Some of the top preparation tips are given that can help the MBA aspirants to prepare quant for CAT section and secure an excellent score in the exam.
- Be well-acquainted with the basics
Most of the CAT quant questions require the basic concepts of mathematics like percentages, LCM, HCF, etc. So, it is extremely important to be well versed with the basic maths concepts from middle school like time-speed-distance, profit and loss, geometry, etc.
- Analyze the syllabus and strategize
Before starting the preparation, it is crucial to check the syllabus and analyze the weak and strong topics. After analyzing the syllabus, it is important to strategize a preparation plan accordingly. It is suggested to cover all the weak topics initially and then include the strong ones in the schedule.
The CAT exam includes various types of questions which can only be solved if one is well-acquainted with the different question variations. It is suggested to check different question variations and solve sample papers and previous year question papers. This will help to develop problem-solving abilities and can help to tackle any question in the exam effectively.
- Take mock tests and analyze
Mock tests are considered to be of utmost importance in the entire CAT preparation. Taking mock tests and analyzing the scores help to understand the level of preparation and make strategies accordingly. Apart from that, mock tests help to understand the exam better and aides the individuals develop time-management strategies accordingly.
These were a few tips that can help the CAT aspirants to prepare for the quantitative section in a more effective way. It should be realized that in the CAT exam, the sectional scores and cutoffs are also as important as the overall ones and thus, scoring well in each of the sections is extremely crucial.
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