Banking Exams Preparation: Tips to Boost Your Quantitative Aptitude Score
Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for Banking Exams, but only a few candidates are able to crack the examination.
It is mainly due to the immense pressure of the ticking clock in the examination hall along with the low accuracy, particularly in the Maths Section.
In the Quantitative Aptitude Section, only 20 mins are given to the candidates to solve 35 questions which demand a high level of accuracy and speed.
Most of the candidates fail to match the required speed and accuracy in the Maths Section in the Banking Exam.
It results in a low score in the Maths Section that hampers their total score, thus diluting their chance of selection.
However, this phobia of Banking Maths can be easily dealt with if the candidate practices well following a practical strategy.
Practical & Easy to Follow Tips to Ace Maths Section of Banking Exams
- Number Series: One of the easiest and scoring topics of Banking Exams is the Missing Number Series. With just a handful of practice, a candidate can easily ace the Missing Number Series Questions. However, sometimes instead of Missing Number Series, Wrong Number Series Questions are asked that are a bit tricky. Nevertheless, you can easily attempt these questions in no time if you have practiced well. All you need is to practice and learn a few basic types of Number Series relations asked in the Banking Examination. Moreover, learn arithmetic progressions as it can be quite handy in complex Number Series Questions and would also help in arithmetic questions.
- Quadratic Equation: After Number Series Questions, Quadratic Equation Questions are the easiest. But, without practice, these quadratic Equation questions can get really fierce and time-consuming. But, if you practice well, you could easily do a quadratic Equation question within 10-20 seconds. Moreover, if you have a good command over Mathematical Tables, your speed in Quadratic Equation Questions would increase to a great extent.
- Simplification: Combined with Number System and Quadratic Equation, Simplification Questions are the perfect score booster questions that take less time to solve and can be attempted with high accuracy. The Simplification questions are straightforward which anyone can solve but what matters is the time you take to solve them. You can’t afford to take much time in simplification questions as it would hamper your total attempts and you might end up skipping arithmetic questions. Hence, practice well to achieve high speed.
- DI: The real score decider of your Maths Section in the banking exams is the Data Interpretation Questions. DI Questions asked in the banking examination can get really calculative and lengthy; hence it is imperative to have a high calculation speed. Moreover, a few of the DIs asked in the Banking Exams are based on Arithmetic Chapters like Time and Distance, Percentage, etc. which require a sound conceptual knowledge of these arithmetic chapters. Hence, right from your preparation time, you should aim to practice at least 2 DIs daily. It will not only increase your confidence but also will increase your calculation skills to a great extent. Even if you attempt all the DIs, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, and Simplification Questions, you will get a score of around 25-27, which is also a decent score.
- Arithmetic Questions: Arithmetic Questions are the most challenging questions in the Banking Examination. It is always advisable to attempt Arithmetic Questions at the last as they can consume a lot of your time if attempted first. Nevertheless, without solving arithmetic questions, you won’t be able to achieve a score of 30+ in Maths Sections. For Arithmetic preparation, try to focus more on Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Permutations and Combinations & Probability, and Ratio Proportion as the majority of the questions are framed from these topics.
Quantitative Aptitude can be a highly scoring section in the Banking Examination, given the candidate practice well and study strategically. Hence, follow these tips to boost your Quant Score in the Banking Examination.