December 30, 2010 Category : Higher Studies
Quantitative aptitude has become a mandatory section in any placement paper of interest. Though the number of questions and pattern may be different across companies, the nature of questions are essentially the same. Questions can be expected from quantitative aptitude from areas like numbers, averages, surds, indices, factors, HCF and LCM, arithmetic and geometric progressions, percentages, ratios etc.
To prepare for quantitative aptitude books like R.S Aggarwal and Shakunthala Devi can help. It is very important to remember the formulas. For example you should know the formula to calculate the sum of given number of terms in a geometric or arithmetic progression.
While preparing for quantitative aptitude questions it is also essential to prepare for puzzle type questions. These are questions which would require logical analysis in addition to application of mathematical formulas. There are several books which have these type of questions. Normally these questions can be solved in much number of ways. However one should go for the method which would consume least time.
Also to get a feel of how the questions will be you can check online placement papers.
Regarding grammar and verbal sections, any higher secondary grammar book can help a lot. Synonyms and antonyms sections require great deal of attention. This is because the choices given for a specific question on synonym or antonym will be similar to each other where meaning has to be explored in context of the given question. Other than synonyms and antonyms section, other sections like grammar usage can be very easy and require least preparation.
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