Quantitative Aptitude

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Quantitative Aptitude

Are you looking forward to attaining quality education from your dream university? Do you want to achieve your career aspirations by getting a lucrative job? If yes, then the only hurdle would be to clear entrance exams/interviews and or both for university admissions and employment opportunities. Be it GRE, GMAT, RBI Grade B, UPSC exams or RRB NTPC, academic institutions as well as various esteemed organizations, in search of a talented pool conduct scores of assessment tests. Apart from the subject-based knowledge, skills related to Logical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness are evaluated. Though equally important, quantitative aptitude is considered as one of the trickiest sections to solve and is thus a nightmare for many. If you find yourself stuck in the same conundrum then here is a blog through which we will share some tips, tricks and quantitative aptitude questions for you to practice!

What is Quantitative Aptitude?

In India, aptitude tests include a mandatory and essential component on quantitative ability. It assesses numeric abilities in addition to logical and analytical abilities. By figuring out the answers to these questions of quantitative aptitude, one can assess their own range of handling strategies and problem-solving abilities.

List of Topics in Quantitative Aptitude

  • Algebra
  • Alligations and mixtures
  • Area
  • Problems on Age
  • Averages, Mean, Median and Mode
  • Boat Problems
  • Chain rule
  • Discount
  • Data Interpretation
  • Games and Races
  • Heights and distances
  • Inequalities
  • Number Series
  • LCM and HCF
  • Linear Equations
  • Logarithms
  • Number theory
  • Number System – Fractions, Decimals
  • Partnerships
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Points, lines and angles
  • Probability
  • Profit and Loss
  • Progressions
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Remainder theorem and unit digit
  • Sets and Venn Diagrams
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Stocks and shares
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Surds, Indices, Exponents, and Powers
  • Surface area
  • Time and Work
  • Problems on Train
  • Trigonometry
  • Volumes
  • Work and Wages

Quantitative Aptitude Questions 

Now that you are familiar with some of the tips to crack this section, here are some of the important quantitative aptitude questions for you to practice.

Three doctors, four engineers, and six teachers can complete a work in seven days. An engineer does double the work a doctor does and a teacher does half the work a man does. How many engineers alone can complete this work in 7 days?

A) 4
B) 8
C) Not Determinable
D) None of the Above

If 12 women and 12 men can do some work in 5 days; 13 women and 24 men can do it in 4 days; then the ratio of the daily work done by a woman to that of a man is?

A) 2:1
B) 3:1
C) 3:2
D) 5:4 

Geeta buys a TV set at a discount of 25%. Now if she wants to sell the TV then at what % over and above the cost price should she sell in order to gain a profit of 25% on the original price?

A) 25
B) 30
C) 40
D) 66.67

In how many different ways 5 family members can sit for a family picture of 5 chairs in a row?

A) 120
B) 24
C) 240
D) 720

In how many unique ways can the letters of the word MAGIC can be written?

A) 720
B) 120
C) 240
D) 24

There is a family of 6 members, the average age of which is 22 years. The youngest of the lot is 7 years old. What was the average age of the family when the younger one was born?

A) 15
B) 18
C) 12
D) 21

4, ?,  144, 400, 900, 1764

A) 25
B) 36
C) 49
D) 100
E) 102

5, 11, 23, 47, 95, ?

A) 190
B) 191
C) 161
D) 169
E) 199

Four years ago, Rohit’s age was three times the age of Sohit. The total of the ages of the Rohit and Sohit after four years will be 64 years. What is Rohit’s age at present?

A) 32
B) 36
C) 44
D) Data Inadequate
E) None of the Above

8 years ago, Akshita got married. At present, she is 6/5 times her age at the time of wedding. Further, at the time of her wedding, her brother was 10 yrs younger to her. Find the age of Akshita’s brother. 

A) 32
B) 36
C) 38
D) 40

Tips and Tricks

When it comes to the quantitative aptitude section, you will be surrounded by numbers and mathematical equations which can get a lot bewildering. Thus, trying out some quick tips and tricks while attempting a tricky section like this can be beneficial. Enlisted are a few suggestions which you can use while solving such problems:

  • Rather than focusing only on written calculations, you must practice to comprehend the concepts in mind and perform mental calculations.
  • During the initial stages of your preparation, focus on the basic topics like Average, Profit Loss, Percentage, etc. Sound knowledge of these modules will help you solve topics of higher difficulty.
  • Devise a study plan. Wisely bifurcate your time depending on your strengths and weaknesses. Polish your knowledge in those topics which you find difficult to understand by devoting more time.
  • Practising questions framed from the topics you are comfortable with is also required. 
  • Do not forget to use the basic tricks like BODMAS even in complex questions or wherever applicable.
  • Avoid using calculators as they are exempted in the exams. 

Hopefully, we have provided you with ample tips and questions of the quantitative aptitude section to kick start your preparation. Being an important part of scores of exams including GMAT, preparing for this section can be a tough nut to crack. Enrol into Leverage Edu’s GMAT coaching in Delhi where the experienced mentors will help you prepare for this exam with the right approach. Hurry up, book your slot now!

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  1. Please ,kindly keep sharing similar aptitude along with the answers .they are really helpful to broaden the mind.thanks a lot for providing the sources .

  1. Please ,kindly keep sharing similar aptitude along with the answers .they are really helpful to broaden the mind.thanks a lot for providing the sources .