Ace SBI PO Prelims 2018 Quantitative Aptitude


How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO Prelims 2018?

SBI PO Pre Exam Preparation 2018: SBI PO Prelims is scheduled to be held on 1st, 7th and 8th of July 2018 and the exam being just a week away, the aspirants' preparation is at a peak now. Many aspirants might have been preparing for the last several months and they would be wondering what is left to be done further? This is the time for SMART WORK. This is the time to decide what you want to do in the exam.
Many aspirants take several mock exams during this time. Do check out the mock tests available on our website. The mock exams are set by faculty with multiple years of experience and ensure that you are well-prepared for the main test.
After each mock spend a few hours analyzing your performance, working on your weak areas and polishing and refining your skills in the three sections, viz., English Language Section, Reasoning Section, Quantitative Aptitude Section. Now that sectional cut off is no more a criterion, make sure it's not just analyzing your weak areas but also keeping the time limit for each section in your mind. Do make sure that you are spending enough time on each mock before you take another mock.

This article will give you an insight into how to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO Prelims Exam. Let's proceed further.

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Step by Step Guide: Quantitative Aptitude Preparation for SBI PO Prelims

Well, as said above, keeping smart work in mind, let's break down the schedule into three parts:

1. Easy questions that are very likely to come in the exam These are usually from Number Series, Simplification, Roots & Average, Surds & Indices, Ratio Proportion, Interest, Percentages.

2. Medium difficulty questions that are likely to come in the Exam These questions usually come from Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Algebra, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Progressions

3. Tough questions that are likely to appear in the exam: Questions on Permutation & Combination, Probability, Mixtures & Alligations, Data Sufficiency are usually tough to score in the exam.

Everyone has to necessarily be good at the easy questions. In addition, you should be strong in at least 2-3 topics where the questions are tougher. Usually, it is better to leave the tough questions in the exams unless you know any shortcuts that can help you score marks quickly.

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Chapter-Wise Strategy Segregation:


Simplification is perhaps the easiest of all to be attempted quickly as well as accurately. It is the matter of effective calculations at the tip of your tongue. Simplification is based on topics from decimals, percentages, square roots, cube roots etc. Marks can easily be obtained in these questions.

Number series

Coming to number series, the recognition of pattern happens to be a challenge but if you have practised well, don't worry about the difficulty. Prelims won't have very challenging questions yet safe advice is to prepare for the worst as well as best. Practice frequently to ace the series recognition.

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Data interpretation

Data Interpretation is the illustration of data and extracting the data from the illustrations. Least to say, this chapter requires a hell lot of prior practice. Once you have the keen eye to find the right information, you can answer as many questions as you can from DI. 

Quadratic equations

Quadratic equations are all about formulas and identifying the questions the formula fit into. Prelims won't subject you to time-consuming quadratic questions so just ensure you stick to your solving speed and accuracy through practice.

Time, speed, and distance

These questions are a must and require a great deal of knowledge from streams and river-related questions. This area generally builds confusion among many students. It's the power to imagine the upstream and downstream questions and also apply the addition and subtraction effectively.

Permutations and combinations

You might be aware of the kind of questions that permutation and combination have in its reserve. They are tough and cannot be aced in a day or two, to be honest, but if you have a good approach towards permutation and combination, go for it without any fear.

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If permutation and combination have been aced by you, probability requires very less effort now. Don't panic if a difficult probability question comes through, just move forward to the next question. Probability questions have wide varieties and if not practised before, don't attempt to waste time on it now.

Tips & Strategy: 

You need to make sure you take practice tests individually for each chapter and try to target at least 30 questions from each. Finish the individual practice test within 2 days (targeting both speed and accuracy). After the individual practice, run a quick revision. It's for retaining what you learn. And for the rest of the days till the exam, try to emphasis on mock tests. Mock tests are like fuel to the fire. They can ignite the spark as well as sustain the spark of the prelims. For the tough category chapters, make sure you don't waste enough time there. Skip the questions if you can’t get a clear idea within 30 seconds.

The prelims exam is all about getting enough marks to qualify for the mains. Once you are in the exam, try to maximize on your strengths and ensure that you are not spending too much time on any single question. We hope that you succeed in giving your best on this exam.

Lastly, fix the strategy that you have decided is the best for you, concentrating on your strengths and weakness. You can go for Conduira Online that offers free mock tests for SBI PO Preparation 2018. You can also watch YouTube videos on different topics for SBI PO Preliminary Examinations. All the Best Guys!

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