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Quantitative Aptitude

Written by  Rachit Agrawal, MBA

Published on Wed, February 19, 2020 11:02 AM   Updated on Thu, February 20, 2020 7:00 AM   4 mins read

A quantitative inclination test is utilized for different callings to check the numeric capacity and critical thinking capacity of the test taker. There is not any business on the planet where a fundamental numeric capacity isn’t required. It is significant for any activity searcher to comprehend fundamental numerical capacities required in everyday business tasks. Arithmetic Aptitude essentially implies the capacity of a person to explain numerical and scientific figuring. It evaluates the ability to play with numbers legitimately. This is all the time required in the vast majority of the serious tests.

Topics covered 

In the industrial occupations, any place fitness tests are controlled; the goal would be basically to guarantee that the test taker can complete essential numeric capacities, for example, expansion, duplication, division, and subtraction. Certain pink neckline employments, for example, an accounting representative, clerk, bank employees, information passage administrators, and so on, require a prevalent degree of numerical thinking. In such cases, information on rates, benefits, and misfortune, straightforward intrigue can be tried. Number Series is an extremely well-known test for a Basic Arithmetic Aptitude Test.

Essential topics covered in arithmetic aptitude are basic maths topics we have been studying for ages. These topics are:

  • Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication
  • Simple interest
  • Percentage
  • Profit and gain
  • Mixtures 
  • Area
  • Age
  • Probability
  • Permutation
  • Ratio
  • Work and time
  • Time and distances


Preparation for arithmetic aptitude is an ongoing process that should start way before the exams.

Some of the following steps which will help aspirants to prepare for the examination and secure good grades:

  • On a normal, any competitor should begin their arrangements, at any rate, three months before the test date. This incorporates adequate time to get ready for all segments, including arithmetic, bent at an ordinary pace. Along these lines, you won’t have any uneasiness and can truly concentrate on your arrangements. At any rate, a splendid understudy may require one month to get ready. Be that as it may, it will undoubtedly build your strains. So a better beginning when you can.
  • An uplifting mentality is essential to succeeding anyplace throughout everyday life. Inspirational demeanor essentially implies that you intellectually remain concentrated on your objective, and you ACCEPT that with the perfect measure of difficult work, you can accomplish anything on the planet. If you are not feeling certain about yourself, you ought to understand that a large number of individuals, much the same as you have cleared this test. 
  • You must have books and a sufficient number of past year question papers and test papers for practice. Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish. You will be an idiot if you think you have done a good work by saving money on your books.
  • An intelligent individual has said that you should know the route to your goal. Your prospectus will be the path to your goal. That is the reason before you begin rehearsing any inquiries from the quaint area; it is significant that you altogether read about the themes which are canvassed in your test. This will give you a fundamental comprehension of where you stand and which singular points will be progressively hard for you.
  • Practice enough sample papers and polish your skills to utmost perfection in these months so that no silly mistake is made while giving the examination.

Best study material

There are loads of study material present when it comes to arithmetic aptitude, but selecting the right one is important as it can be the difference between getting selected or rejected. Apart from past year papers, one should try aptitude bestsellers to help them cope up with the lacking points and have a greater rate of success.

Some of the best books for quantitative aptitude are:

  • R.S. Agarwal- a quantitative aptitude for competitive examinations
  • Arun Sharma- Quantitative aptitude for CAT
  • Arihant Publications- Fast track athematic

About the Author & Expert


Rachit Agrawal

Author • MBA • 20 Years

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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