## 7 Best Ways to Master GMAT Quantitative Ability Section

Muddled up as how to prepare for the Quantitative ability section of GMAT? The Quantitative ability section of the exam is one of the most feared sections of any entrance. Although the difficulty level isn’t too much, the test is built to put students in a pinch. It is a computer adaptive test, i.e., the difficulty of every next question changes according to your rate of correct answer.

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Correct answers will result in points being awarded and difficulty being raised for the next question on-screen, while wrong answers will result in similar difficulty level and no points awarded for that question. So, those planning to appear for the exam must have a look below to get an idea of the best ways to master the section.

The test evaluates four key skills of a student, i.e. analytical writing, quantitative analysis, verbal skills, and reading skills. The language of the exam is English, with emphasis on grammar, algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The exam also assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities of the students. GMAC believes that data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills are extremely vital to businesses in the real world.

GMAT 2018 Paper Pattern

To prepare for any exam, you must first be familiar with the structure of that exam. There are four sections in a GMAT exam. These are analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning section, quantitative section, and verbal section. The exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes long, with time divided unequally amongst all the three sections.

 GMAT Test Section Questions Question Types Timing Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of Argument 30 Minutes Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning Graphics Interpretation Two-Part Analysis Table Analysis 30 Minutes Quantitative 31 Questions Data Sufficiency Problem Solving 62 Minutes Verbal 36 Questions Reading Comprehension Critical Reasoning Sentence Correction 65 Minutes

As you can see in the table above, there are two types of questions in the Quantitative section:

• Problem Solving (PS)
• Data Sufficiency (DS)

The Problem Solving section has the same multiple choice format that is popular for every standardized test in today day and age. There are five options, out of which only one can be the correct answer.

The other format, Data Sufficiency, is unique to the GMAT exam, with unique rules too, which require different strategies as to all other tests. This section, thus, requires the most amount of practice and work.

7 Best Tips for GMAT Quantitative Ability preparation

If you are preparing for the GMAT exam, you will need all the help you can get to clear the exam. Provided below are a few tips you can follow in order to better prepare for the Quantitative section of the exam.

Strengthen your Basics

The mathematical concepts tested in GMAT are extremely simple, consisting of basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. The only problem is that students tend to forget the basics as time moves on. Your GMAT preparation should first and foremost cover the basics, and only after completing those should you think about going ahead with further preparations. The best way to remember formulae is to create flashcards and stick them around in your room. That way, every time you walk by a formula, your eyes will tend to hover over the flashcard.

Practise tests and mock tests

It should be obvious that practise will make you better eventually. The more you practise, the easier you will find the test to be. Thankfully, practise tests don’t have to be very expensive. Several online resources provide free practice content to use.

After every iteration of a practice or a mock test, you would also need to analyse your performance. Review the results and note the questions that you have answered incorrectly. Improve upon these particular areas identify your area of weakness. Majority of the GMAT exam questions revolve around students’ familiarity with different types of questions and avoiding common mistakes. With ample practice, you will be able to realise which questions are trick questions, thus also saving you a lot of time. One practice every week should be a comfortable place to start.

Pay special attention to Data Sufficiency questions

The Quantitative section is the most difficult section of GMAT primarily due to the Data Sufficiency portion. They would require you to think a little differently, but the more you practice them, the easier they become. There are several key points to remember when working on Data Sufficiency questions. Read the provided statements individually, and very carefully. Only after carefully evaluating the statements, make your answer choice.

Data sufficiency requires only sufficiency, not the actual answer, which means that if a problem states if the value of a variable can be determined, you only have to see whether it can be or cannot be determined, without actually solving for the value. You are just trying to find out if there’s enough information to answer the question, but you don’t actually have to find the answer.

Memorize the Five Answer Choices

There are always the same five answer choices for every Data Sufficiency Question. These answer choices are:

• Statement (1) alone is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
• Statement (2) alone is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
• Both statements together are sufficient, but neither statement alone is sufficient.
• Each statement alone is sufficient.
• Statements (1) and (2) together are not sufficient.

If you were to memorise these statements, you could save precious few seconds for every problem you attempt. You would only need to read the statement provided alongside the question and place judgement based on them, by clicking on the answer choices.

Be careful with Graphs, Charts, and Tables

A lot of questions in GMAT quantitative section will require you to read and interpret information provided on charts, graphs, and tables. It is extremely important that you read the axes, the key, units of measurement, etc. correctly so that you don’t misinterpret the data.

Use the rough paper in exam

Even if you feel like the GMAT quantitative section is too easy for you, it would only benefit you to use a paper for calculations as much as possible. Writing down your calculations will help you notice any mistake you might have made before you press the answer and move on to the next question. Writing also forces you to make sure you’re thinking through progress in steps instead of leaps, which can help reduce mistakes further. Remember, use of a calculator is forbidden in the GMAT exam.

Read the Questions carefully

Last but not the least, this is the most crucial yet the most ignored piece of advice that one can offer to any student aspiring to crack any national level exam. It is simply because students tend to make more mistakes when they are fatigued.

One of the most common mistakes on the GMAT exam is to misinterpret or read the question incorrectly. The GMAT exam purposefully throws in questions with difficult language, or questions that can mistakenly be read differently.

Instead of asking “Which of the following may be false?” GMAT will present the question as “Which of the following may not be true?” which might be misunderstood as “Which of the following may be true?” While this may sound a bit far-fetched right now, the atmosphere of pressure inside the hall and the fatigue during the exam itself could easily lead to such mistakes.

Thus, make sure that you read every question carefully so you can save yourself from these easily avoidable mistakes.

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## Mentally Solve Problem of Averages in Seconds

In all competitive examinations and otherwise also in our day to day calculations we encounter issues related to averages. Especially when the composition of the group changes it becomes difficult to do computations.  Let us discuss quick and easy solutions to such problems.

### When a person leaves a group and another person replaces him, then there can be 2 scenarios:

Scenario I: When the average age increases then,

Age of the new comer = age of person who left + (no. of persons in the group * increase in average age)

Scenario II: When the average decreases then,

Age of the new comer = age of the person who left – (no. of persons in the group * decrease in average age)

Let us try to understand these with a simple example –

Question: The average age of 45 persons is decreased by 1/9 year when one of them whose age is 60 years is replaced by a new comer. What is the age of the new comer.

Solution:

Age of the new comer = age of the person who left – (no. of persons in the group * decrease in average age)

Age of the new comer = 60 – (45 * 1/9) = 55 years

Isn’t that easy to calculate using the formula I just gave you. However, to intuitively answer such questions you need to keep following things in mind

Firstly, the average age is reducing, which means an older man is replaced by relatively younger person. Hence the answer has to be lesser than 60. Hence we subtract from 60 and not add to it.

Secondly, average reduction of 1/9 kg for a group of 45 people means, in total there is a wait reduction of 1/9 per person x 45 persons = 5 kg for the entire group. This is result of the replacement of an old person by a relatively younger person in the group. That’s the reason we’re subtracting 5 from 60, to get the age of the new comer.

### B. When a person joins a group without any replacement, then there can be 2 scenarios:

Scenario I: When the average age increases then,

Age of the incoming person = previous average age of the group + no. of persons including the person who joined * increase in the average age value

Scenario II: When the average age decreases then,

Age of the incoming person = previous average age of the group – no. of present persons including the person who joined * decrease in the average age value

I will explain this further with an example,

Question: The average age of 20 teachers is 45 years which is decreased by 6/7 years when a student joins the group. Then what is the age of the student?

Solution:

Age of the outgoing person = previous average age of the group – new no. of persons including the person who joined * decrease in the average age value

Therefore, age of the student = 45 – 21 * 6/7 = 27 years

Here also you need to observe that since the average age is going down when the new person is joining, the age of new comer will be lesser than the average, hence subtraction.

Moreover, the decrease is equal to 6/7 per person for each person in the new group. That is 21 times 6/7 = 18 kgs, which needs to be subtracted from the overall average to get the age of the new comer.

### C. When a person leaves a group without any replacement, then there can be 2 scenarios:

Scenario I: When the average age increases then,

Age of the outgoing person = previous average age of the group – no. of persons excluding the person who left * increase in the average age value

Scenario II: When the average age decreases then,

Age of the outgoing person = previous average age of the group + no. of present persons excluding the person who left * decrease in the average age value

Hope we’ve covered all scenarios and with the help of the above logical formulas we will be able to do our calculations.

### Practice questions for you to solve (try to solve mentally)

Question 1: In a boat there are 8 men whose average weight is increased by 1 kg when a man of 60 kg is replaced by a new man. What is the weight of the new comer?

Question 2: In a class there are 30 boys whose average weight is decreased by 200 grams when one boy whose weight was 25 kgs leaves the class and a new comer is admitted. Find the weight of the new comer?

Question 3: A cricketer has a certain average for 9 innings. In the 10th innings, he scores 100 runs, thereby increasing his average by 8 runs. His new average is?

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## Best Books and Guides for IBPS Exam Preparation

To crack Banking examination is not as tough as many people anticipate them to be. If you really want to score well in these examinations and grab the lucrative career opportunity in the banking sector then you need to follow certain steps:-

• One needs to focus on its preparations in structured manner
• One should know the exact pattern of the Banking examination he/she is preparing
• One has to score well in all the sections to clear the sectional cut-offs and step forward to the Interview level
• With the help of various self study books candidates can develop their fundamentals of various topics under Banking examinations
• One needs to practice as much as possible from multiple sources available in the market

As there are innumerable books floating around in the market for preparation of Banking Examination, you need to choose your books wisely. Below I am listing the brief description of few best books available in the market, which you can refer for the examinations.

### IBPS – CWE 15 Practice Papers / Previous Year Solved Paper for Probationary Officer (PO)

It is a set of 2 books- (i) IBPS CWE 15 Practice Papers for Probationary Officer (PO)  (ii) IBPS CWE Previous Year Solved Papers for Probationary Officers – Purchase Online

### IBPS Common Recruitment Process PO / MT Online Pariksha

This book is published by GKP publilcation (2014). The content of the book contains Solved question papers of last two years, Practice Paper I & II. Apart from this, it also covers topics like- Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Reasoning,English Language, General Awareness, Computer/ Marketing Aptitude, Argumentative English – Purchase Online

IBPS CWE PO / Management Trainee Examinations – An Authentic Guide

There is another book written by Sachchida Nand Jha which contains Reasoning both Verbal & Non-Verbal and General Awareness – Purchase Online

Target IBPS-CWE Bank PO/ MT Practice Workbook: 15 Objective + Descriptive Tests (With CD)

This book is thoroughly revised & updated the second edition along with CD in English.It is the most recommended book for Common Written examination(CWE) conducted by IBPS for the post of Bank Probationary officer & Management Trainees. The content of this book provides 10 practice sets of latest pattern in the book and 5 practice sets in the CD. – Purchase Online

IBPS Bank PO/MT CWE Practice Work Book

This Practice workbook is published by Kiran. It consists of Model Solved Papers of last four years. – Purchase Online

IBPS Bank Probationary Officers Management Trainees Common Written Exam. 1st Edition

This is one of the best book for those candidates appearing for Probationary Officer & Management Trainees post. It consists of Previous years solved Question Papers and it covers sections like- General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer knowledge, English composition, Letter Writing, Precis Writing, Essays – Purchase Online

Bank PO and Management Trainee Common Written Exam (CWE-IBPS) Guide

There is another guide for those applicants seeking for Probationary Officer & Management Trainees post. The content of the book covers topic like Previous year solved paper,Test Paper (solved) on Socio-Economic & Banking Awareness, Banking Awareness (MCQs), General Awareness(MCSs), Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, data Sufficiency, English Language, Computer Knowledge. Apart from these topics, Descriptive tests is also included – Purchase Online

IBPS (CWE) Probationary: Officers Guide (Hindi)

This book is the unique master guide for the candidates preparing for Bank PO & management Trainees in Hindi Edition. – Purchase Online

IBPS-CWE RRB Guide for Officer Scale 1, 2 & 3 Exam with Practice CD (Paperback)

This is the best guide book for the candidates looking for recruitment in Officer scale-I, II & III post which also carries practice CD. It is based on 2012 examination pattern conducted by IBPS. The content covers 5 topics- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Reasoning, Computer Language and general Awareness including banking Knowledge & Financial Awareness. – Purchase Online

IBPS – CWE RRB – Guide for Office Assistant Multipurpose Exam with Practice CD

This guide book is very much helpful for the candidates appearing for office Assistant (Multipurpose) post conducted by IBPS for 62 RRB( Regional Rural Banks)of India.This provides specific sections for Reasoning, English Language,Numerical Ability, General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry & Computer Knowledge.- Purchase Online

IBPS CWE Regional Rural Banks Office Assistant (Multipurpose) : Common Written Examination

This book is mostly recommended for the candidates seeking recruitment in Group B Office Assistant(Multipurpose) post organized by IBPS for Regional Rural Banks of India.It covers four sections:-Reasoning, Numerical Ability, English Language, & computer Knowledge. – Purchase Online

IBPS CWE Regional Rural Banks Officers Scale I, II & III Exam : Success Master

This is the best guide book for the candidates looking for recruitment in Group A Officer scale-I, II & III post organized by IBPS. The content of this book covers 6 topics- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation, Reasoning Ability, Computer Knowledge, Professional Knowledge and Financial Awareness. Its also contains both solved & unsolved questions which candidates can practice to master their skills. – Purchase Online

The list can go on and the more exhaustive we make it better it is. I have given the first few names above, now the ball is in your court. If you’ve used some other book and feel it should be added here, feel free to mention it in the comment below.

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## How to get the Competitive Edge in Competitive Exams?

Do you plan to take a competitive examination in the near future? If yes then this write up will definitely be of great help to you.

In any competitive examination what gives you an edge over the others?

In depth knowledge? Yes.

High accuracy? Yes.

Great speed? Yes.

A combination of these three aspects surely helps you achieve great results. But what makes you a real winner?

Having been there and done that, I would strongly recommend these strategies that you should work on so that you are calm, composed and confident on the final day.

## A healthy mind resides in a healthy body

A healthy body is a prerequisite for any academic goal that you have set for yourself. I cannot stress enough on that. You do not want to waste time fighting an infection when you have a gamut of topics to prepare. Take care of your health and look after your body.Eat nutritious and light food.

Regular exercise, yoga and meditation for just 20 minutes a day also works wonders in the long run. Though physical and mental fitness does not directly contribute towards higher scores but its overall impact on you is immense. After all, a relaxed mind will naturally be more receptive to the hoard of information that you are going to stockpile your brain with.

## Well organized student finds time for everything

Learn to manage time. It will always help you in any walk of life. There is no need to study the entire day. Begin with 2 hours a day and then gradually increase your study time so that the concentration level stays intact; however regularity is very important. You cannot afford to study for 6 hours one day and then decide to skip studies altogether for 4 days.

Making a time table is important but what is more important is sticking to it! I do not think I need to elaborate this further.

## Practice makes a student perfect

While preparing a topic do not just read through the study material. Practice solved examples as well as practice questions. More often than not it so happens that while reading through a topic you feel that you have completely understood the concept but when you actually solve questions you feel stuck.

Set small time goals for yourself while solving practice exercises too. By doing so you are actually working upon improving your speed simultaneously from day one.

So practice, practice and practice.

## 3 mock tests a week keep your preparation fit

Taking tests will increase your comfort level and boost your confidence. Don’t do more than 3 mock tests a week. Just taking a test is not important. In fact what is more important is its in depth analysis. Spend 1 day taking the test and another day in analysing it in details. Don’t forget you’ve to study various topics of each section and then revise those on regular basis. While analysing a test, you have to figure out

• Why I could not solve this question?
• What is the correct solution?
• Is there any alternative solution to the question?
• Which method is better?
• What are my strength areas?
• Which are the areas I need to work upon?
• Which are the topics whose questions I am able to solve mostly correctly? You need to accelerate your speed here.
• Am I attempting less number of questions but achieving high accuracy or am I solving more number of questions but getting them generally wrong?

Maintain a record of total number of questions, number of questions attempted number of answers correct and number of answers wrong. Initially it may seem like a tedious exercise to fill up this table every time you take a test but overtime it will aid you immensely in analysing yourself and making judgements.

So many times I have come across students who feel that tests are for the end once you have prepared all the topics. Sorry to say that this is a wrong notion. First of all you will never have ‘completely’ prepared all the topics, something or the other will always need ‘still more’ practice.

Secondly, I feel, barring a few topics, say alligation, you are already familiar with 90% of the topics as they have already been taught at school. What you have not learnt at school are shortcuts and tricks which you are learning for competitive examinations. Isn’t it?

So please start taking tests from an early phase even if you have not ‘prepared’ certain topics. Do not feel shy of lower scores initially. You will not be hanging your result on the notice board for others to see! Believe me, this habit will be crucial to help you balance speed and accuracy effectively and efficiently.

## Keep your Handbook handy

Prepare a handbook for yourself that contains various tips and tricks, formulae and shortcuts. This will be very handy when you want to brush up a topic later without wasting much time. You might get such books readymade from coaching institutes or other publishers. Generally they are good enough but I feel that preparing one in your own hand and adding new pointers as and when you come across them is always more effective. This is because you can customise it to suit your level of understanding and tailor-make it!

Here I will present a broad list of what you should include in your handbook. I will write a detailed topic wise post later.

• Detailed topic wise gist
• Properties and theorems
• Important formulae
• Shortcuts
• Squaring techniques
• Cubing techniques
• Table containing fractions and their respective percentage values (from 1 to 1/25 should be sufficient)
• Series of natural numbers
• List of all algebraic identities
• Theorems and riders in geometry pertaining to lines and angles, triangles and circles.
• Table containing circumference, length of diagonal, total surface area and lateral surface area of all 2D shapes and 3D figures.
• Graphical representation of important functions
• Graphical representation of quadratic equations

## Your mind will answer all the questions if you’re relaxed

Having listed down so many things to do, I would like to wind up by saying go easy, chill and relax. Push your limits but do not overexert yourself. It will only pressurize you excessively and not do much good. Do fun things during your study period and sleep adequately. Take a walk. Spend some time with yourself in solitude. Listen to music. Smile and have an overall positive attitude. I am sure you will do great. All the best!

Share your thoughts in comments below on how to gain competitive advantage in any competitive examination?

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## How Vedic Maths Can Help You Crack Competitive Examinations?

Practice makes a man perfect and Mathematics needs continuous practice to master skills. Fast calculation skills have a vital role to play in competitive exams as without these skills solving the quantitative aptitude section usually becomes quite difficult. Mental vigilance and logical efficiency is highly required to solve the Numerical Ability section of any competitive exam as these are essential elements for solving numerical questions.

Rather than using traditional methods of solving sums we can use Vedic maths tips and tricks to solve any sum. Vedic maths is a simple and alternative system of Mathematics. It has given a new approach to the students. Students develop problem solving ability and it also leads to the development of creative intelligence. It is very effective and at the same time it is easy to learn. One can do calculations much faster than done by using the conventional method that is taught in schools.

So today I thought of sharing two illustrations where you will find out how Vedic maths proves to be an effective medium to solve any sum quickly and easily.

Technique 1: Technique to find square of a number whose unit digit is 5.

Let’s directly go with numbers without variables. For example we need to find the square of35.We have to keep in mind that the last two digits of squares of the number ending with 5 is 25. Now the first digit needs to get multiplied with its consecutive successor. For example, the first digit (of the number given 35) is 3 so its successor would be 4 hence the product will be 12.Thus we get answer in two parts 12 and 25 hence our answer is 1225.

Now let’s find the square of another number say 55. As the number’s last digit is 5, after squaring the last two digits will be 25.The first digit of the number (55) is 5 and hence we need to multiply it with its successor i.e. 6 to get 30. Hence we get our answer in two parts 30and 25, so our answer is 3025.
Now what about the squares of a bigger number? Let us now find the square of 115.  Since the last digit of the number is 5 after squaring the last two digits will be 25 and the product of the first digit with its successor is 132. Following the same strategy, the answer will be 13225.

So next time you have something to square check with what digit does it end. If it is 1 or 5 you are little lucky.

Technique 2: Technique for squaring a two digit number whose unit digit is 1.

For example the first digit of a number is x and second digit is 1 then its square will be given by

x squared / 2 . x  / 1 ( / is used as separator).

For example 21 squared =  2 squared / 2 . 2 / 1 = 441.
(31)2= 3 squared / 2 . 3 /1 square= 961
(41)2= 4 squared / 2 . 4 /1 square= 1681
(51)2= 5 squared / 2 . 5 /1 square= 2601(Here the square of 5 is 25 but just because the product of 2.5 is 10 we write down 0 and add 1 to 25)
(91)2= 9 squared / 2 . 9 /1 square= 8281

Now try to do these :
(71)2  = ?
(61)2 = ?
(75)2=?
(85)2=?

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## How to Increase Your Reading Speed?

We live in the age of information, and we must read extensively if we intend to be successful in our studies, or careers. Schools and colleges have discovered that courses in reading skills give enormous aid to students struggling under the heavier loads of today’s scholastic programs. Young men and women trained in speed reading show distinct advantages over those who lack this kind of skill. For any competitive examination preparation, Speed Reading is an essential requirement. It is not only a must have skill for reading comprehension and verbal ability section but for the entire paper. Most of the examinations test your accuracy as well as speed.

How fast you can be?
Reading speed has no known theoretical limit. A speed of between 800 and 1200 words per minute (wpm) can comfortably be reached by permanent speed readers, without any constant practice and drilling. Reading speed varies according to the complexity of the reading material, type, face, print quality, grammar, style etc. Read More

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## Current Affairs Books 2012

Current affairs | general awareness | general knowledge section is as important as any other section in almost all government job competitive examinations. To improve our overall awareness there are lots of options like internet, newspapers, magazines, etc.  However, there are very few options for exam specific preparation. The most striking part of this section is that there cannot be any prescribed format to prepare oneself for it. Fortunately, there are some wonderful books which can help you to sail through these competitive examinations. I am listing the most trusted books on current affairs and general awareness below.

Manorama Yearbook 2012 (Free CD)This best seller has a long history of success. It is India’s best General knowledge update covering almost everything that a student needs in competitive examinations Purchase Online Read More

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## Quantitative Ability Question

This quantitative aptitude question was sent to me by Mr. Satish Kumar by mail. I generally answer the questions I get on email by directly replying to them. However, I thought this question is worth to be discussed with all QM readers. So here it goes –

Question

I have a total of rs 1000. Item A costs rs 110,item B costs rs 90, item C costs rs 70 ,item D costs rs 40 and item E costs rs 45. For every item D that i purchase, I must also buy only 2 items of B. For every item A, I must buy one item of C. For every item E, I must also buy 2 of item D and one of item B. For every item purchased  I earn  1000 points and for every rupee not spent I earn a penalty of 1500 points. My objective is to maximise the points I earn. What is the number of items that I purchase to maximise my points?

options….
a) 13   b)14   c)15   d)16

“Give me the procedure to solve this with in 2-3 mins . It takes to much time 2 solve this for me.” –  Satish Kumar

Pay attention to Satish’s problem and suggest time reduction techniques along with the solution to the above problem.

I would latter include the best answer(s), posted as comment, in the post itself.

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## How to Manage Stress During Exams?

Stress management is a big challenge in our day to day life. The academic system and the pedagogy is such, that it appears very early in our life cycle. The first thing which will come to our mind after hearing about exam is tension or stress.

Through this article I would like to share certain ideas, which I gathered over the time, to reduce stress and increase efficiency during examinations. The underlying ideas can also be applied to manage stress in other aspects of our life.  I hope it will be beneficial for all the readers of QM, either directly or indirectly. The intention of writing this article is to help readers willing to increase their efficiency and perform better, by making the exam process less tiring and little more enjoyable.

How to Manage Stress before Examination?

• Take a piece of paper and list down the main reasons of your stress and anxiety. Next to each problem, write possible solutions.  Take a break and discuss with your parents and (if possible) your teachers your fears and doubts Read More
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## Books for Bank Exams

Bank exams, be it Bank PO (probationary officer) examination or Bank Clerical are not that difficult to crack as many people presume them to be. The main issue in this area is “vacancies : applicants” ratio. So instead of focusing on the toughness of the paper, one needs to concentrate on preparation. One has to surpass the scores of many others in order to stand a chance.

The first thing you need to know is the pattern of the exam. A written test for a bank exam consists of 2 parts, objective part and a descriptive part. The objective part consists of four sections namely, Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness/ Marketing aptitude. The exact pattern for a specific bank can be found in the ‘acquaint yourself booklet’ which you get when you apply for an exam

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