Do you consider Mathematics as a big challenge for cracking the MBA/MCA entrance Exams? It is a no brainer to assume that students have to perform exceedingly well in order to get shortlisted for admission to top MBA/MCA colleges of the country. However, one need not worry at all because the mastering of the quantitative aptitude can be achieved with focused strategy in preparation and persistent hard work.
The syllabus for the mathematics section or Quantitative aptitude is roughly the same for various MBA/MCA entrance exams like CAT, SNAP, IRMA, MAT, NMIMS, etc. However, there is huge difference in various types of questions that are asked. Thus, the approach to preparation for CAT and Non CAT entrance exams varies and separate strategy is required for cracking these different exams.
Non CAT Quantitative Aptitude preparation
Cover the entire syllabus:It is advised to leave no section of the syllabus unprepared because in these exams, the coverage of syllabus is more essential than depth. In fact, one should not leave the complex topics like probability or permutation and combinations.
Learn all the formulas thoroughly:One should learn all the formulas thoroughly and get familiar with Common topics such as Algebra, Logarithms, geometrical theorems, etc. One has to practise all these formulas to the extent that one can effortlessly apply them in basic questions.
Focus on every Sub area and standard questions:In the quantitative aptitude, every functional area has 5 to 6 standard sub-areas related to it and each such sub-area is based on 2 to 3 basic concepts that involve related standard questions. For instance, the sub areas in case of work-time-speed questions include Circular motion, Clocks, Relative Speed, Pipes and Cisterns, Boats, and Work efficiency. Students should practise every topic and sub topic well in order to solve related questions quickly, and correctly.
Focus on fast and accurate calculations:Students who are targeting Non-CAT quantitative aptitude exam should focus on solving the questions at great speed with 100% accuracy. As the complexity level of these questions is average, these questions only require faster calculation. For that, you have to memorise the multiplication tables up to first 30 natural numbers along with squares, cubes and square roots of the first 20 numbers.
Solve question papers in multiple rounds: Students should prepare a strategy for attempting questions and divide the attempts into multiple rounds.
First round:In first round, only those questions should be attempted which can be solved quickly and with 100 percent accuracy. In this round, you can leave those questions that are doubtful and may take a longer time. You should circle these questions and returns to them later in second round if time permits.
Second round:Attempt the questions that take more time and you are sure of solving them.
Third Round: In this round, you should attempt those questions which are doubtful. You should leave those questions completely about which you do not have any clue. Attempt only those, which can be solved with assurance.