Tips & Tricks to prepare SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO 2019 exam to fill around 2000 vacancies is going to be conducted soon. SBI PO Prelims will commence from 8 June 2019, preparation for which are going in full swing. As there are only a few weeks left for the exams, some useful tips and tricks for sections like Quantitative Aptitude can help you score well in the exam. Here we are sharing with you SBI PO quant preparation tips to give your best shot in the exam.

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

QA is one of the scoring sections as you can quickly solve numerical questions with the right calculations. Questions asked in this section are related to the problems like arithmetic, table reading, percentage analysis, graph, categorization and quantitative analysis. Important topics in SBI PO QA section:

  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and distance, time and work
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Data sufficiency
  • Data analysis
  • Quadratic equation
  • Number series

Tips and tricks to prepare for SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude

Work on speed and quick calculations

QA section is all about calculations where candidates need to work on their speed and accuracy. Candidates need to solve many numerical questions in the limited time, which is possible only when you understand and learn the right application of the formula not cram them. Learn Tables from 1 to 20 by heart to speed up your calculations.

Practice mock tests regularly

Make sure you practice at least 2 mock tests daily to improve your speed and accuracy in QA section. It will also help you understand the type of questions asked in the exam. Online platforms like Eduwhere provide online mock tests prepared by experienced teachers based on SBI PO exam pattern and trends.

Take help of CAT books

It might sound strange, but preparing a Quantitative Aptitude section from CAT books can give you an edge over others as it will help you get ready for difficult and complicated questions. The level of QA questions in CAT is a few notches higher than SBI PO.

Learn short tricks and mnemonics

Learning various short tricks and different formulae can help you enhance your calculation speed. For instance, BODMAS is a rule, remembering which can help you accurately answer various mathematical questions. Learn squares up to 30 and cubes up to 20 to save your calculation time and boost your speed.

Tips to attempt SBI PO Quant questions in the exam:

  • Start with the easy questions first and keep the difficult ones for later
  • Don't waste a lot of time on a question you feel you are not able to solve in the given time
  • As you will have only 20 minutes to solve 35 questions, keep a track of time and manage it well. 

QA is not a very difficult section if you have prepared well for it. Right techniques, strategies and ample practice are enough to help you crack SBI PO QA section successfully. Clear the basics, understand the right application of formula and practice at least 3 hours every day will surely fetch your good marks in quantitative aptitude in the bank exam.