The competition to qualify government exams is increasing each day. Candidates across the country apply for the different competitive exams each year and only a handful are able to qualify them. The banking sector is one such sector that provides the maximum job opportunities to the candidates.
The bank syllabus mostly has five subjects that are common to most of the exams. This includes reasoning ability, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, computer knowledge and English language. One section where candidates spend most of their time is the quantitative aptitude section.
Bank preparation, especially the quantitative aptitude section requires maximum practise as only then will a candidate be able to solve questions quickly and efficiently. Given below is the list of topics that are a part of the bank syllabus for the quantitative aptitude section:
- Profit & Loss
- Permutation & Combination
- Speed, Time & Distance
- Quadratic Equation
- Number Series
- Upstream & Downstream
- Mixture & Allegations
- Age Problems
- Time & Work
- Compound & Simple Interest
- Ratio & Proportion
- Square Roots & Cube Roots
- Pipes & Cisterns
- HCF & LCM
- Data Interpretation
- Approximation / Simplification
The syllabus for this particular section is vast and preparation is exhaustive. Candidates must devote equal time to study each topic under the quantitative aptitude section. For the convenience of the aspirants who are willing to appear for the upcoming bank exams, given below are a few tips to prepare for the quantitative aptitude section:
- The most important step for a candidate is to chalk out a systematic study plan for preparation. This practice will help candidates allocate sufficient time for the preparation of each topic.
- Solve mock tests and question papers. This will help you know the difficulty level of the exam and also understand the types of questions asked in the quantitative aptitude section.
- Since long calculations may be involved in various questions, candidates must first solve questions that are easy to attempt and may not have a calculation error. This will result in no wastage of time while solving questions.
- The distribution of questions for the preliminary and mains exam can be figured out by analysing the previous year bank exam papers.
- Pay special attention to short cuts, if any. Make sure that the decimal questions are solved as whole numbers and multiplicative mistakes are not committed.
- Do not spend too much time on any question. If a question has a long solution and is taking a lot of time, the candidate must skip it and attempt other questions.
All the tips mentioned above will help candidates prepare for the exam and even avoid making mistakes, while attempting the paper. Moreover, the most important tip for any candidate is not to panic while solving the paper. Staying calm will help candidates avoid making careless mistakes and losing marks over them.
The quantitative aptitude syllabus is almost the same for other government exams as well. So aspirants must start the preparation for the upcoming exams and refer to suitable books that help to prepare well for the exam.