I am weak in Math. Can I Crack the BBA Entrance Exam?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

Are you weak in Maths? Quantitative Aptitude Section for BBA Entrance exams estimates the calculations, basic mathematics, ability to comprehend a given set of data as well as problem-solving skills of candidates. The questions asked in the Quant section are usually from 9th-10th standard mathematics. The level of difficulty of questions from this section is moderate and aspirants must prepare well for it. BBA Entrance exams 2022, as we all know, is a test of speed and accuracy, you need to practice well to answer as quickly and as appropriately as you can.

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.  – Martha Graham

This section suggests that candidates should brush up on the fundamentals to develop the required proficiency. In order to perform well in this section, candidates should make it a habit to practice Quant for at least two-three hours a day and cover every single topic in the Quant section Syllabus. In this article, BYJU’S Exam Prep’s expert faculty have compiled a list of tips and strategies aspirants must adopt to ace the QA section even if they are weak in maths.

The questions in the Quantitative ability section are based on Number Systems, Arithmetic problems, Geometry, etc. The Quantitative Ability section checks aspirants’ logical skills as well as the ability to analyze and solve problems in a very short duration of time. For an ideal student, five-six months are enough for preparation. 

Aspirants can consult the under-mentioned books:

  • Objective Arithmetic/quantitative mathematics by RS Agarwal
  • NCERT 9th to 12th math textbooks
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications

BBA Quantitative Section Syllabus

  • Number Theory
  • Logarithms
  • Square Roots
  • Fraction and Decimals
  • HCF and LCM
  • Commercial Math
  • Data Sufficiency Test
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit And Loss
  • Data Interpretation
  • Surds and Indices
  • Compound and Simple Interest
  • Simplification
  • Partnership
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration Area
  • Approximation
  • Volume
  • Quantitative Comparison
  • Data Comparison
  • Average
  • Discounts

Tips To Prepare for Quantitative Section for BBA Entrance Exams

  • Make your schedule in such a way that includes 2 hours daily to practice maths every day.
  • Make a habit of revising the formulae and tricks on a regular basis
  • Study NCERT of class 9th and 10th, if your basics are not clear. These books will clear your concepts. 
  • Conceptual clarity plays an essential role while solving a question.
  • You can refer to online courses/ offline coaching for completion of the syllabus
  • After completing each topic, solve questions related to those topics. This would create your base strong for each topic
  • Once your syllabus is finished, start practicing mock tests. By then, you could be able to apply tricks while solving a question
  • Analyzing every mock test is extremely important. Candidates need to analyze their performance and try to avoid making mistakes.
  • In order to analyze the exam pattern, solve a few PYQs.
  • As you know “Practice makes a man perfect”, So the more you practice, the better would be your performance in terms of speed and accuracy

Tips During BBA Entrance Exam

  • Don’t Stick to a Question- During any BBA exam do not stick to any lengthy problem for a long time. Move and complete the other questions fast and if time permits then only try attempting the lengthy ones.
  • Try to use Elimination Strategy- Cancel the options which have the least probability of being the correct answer. It will help you while solving the problem easily and accurately.
  • Do prepare a Time Strategy- Make a time strategy in mind according to your strength and weakness and solve problems accordingly.  For ex- Algebra is your weaker part which takes a long time to solve. So complete the others that are your strength and then, at last, come to algebra.
  • Avoid applying lengthy calculations- Try to practice and learn shortcut tricks and formulas. 

Tips for Smart Study: How to study well for exams

  • Know Your Goal:

Before beginning to prepare, know the target well. Go through the detailed syllabus, previous years’ question papers, and paper pattern, cut off for every stage of the examination and analyze them. This will reduce your time and effort to a great extent and will be your guide for success in the exam.

  • Plan! Plan! Plan!

After setting up the goal start planning. Make a detailed schedule; set a timeline for every subject and plan for every hour. So, you don’t deviate from the track. This will help you judge your performance and how far you have reached in your preparations.

  • Diversify Your Learning:

Don’t just stick to one source for your preparation. This doesn’t mean reading whatever sources are available go through everything and end up learning nothing. Diversify the type of sources i.e. for a topic go through the reference books for understanding the basics, read newspapers for any current updates, go through infographics, diagrams and flow charts to better retention of information and better presentation of answers in the examination.

  • Join Study Group:

If you are comfortable, join some study group or form a group with your friends who have the same goals as you. This will not only help you keep track of your studies but will also develop a spirit of healthy competition. 

  • Revision is the Key:

Periodic revision is the key to success. Revising the same sources ‘n’ number of times increases the chances to crack the examination by ‘n’ folds. Never leave any subject after reading it once as we cannot retain any information for a longer period. To perform well in the exam, revise the subject again and again so that you get a better hold on the topic. However, don’t just memorize but, understand a concept; this will increase the retention period and effectiveness of the study.

  • Make Concise Reference Material:

Revising through bulkier reference materials and going through ‘n’ number of sources is not possible right before the examination. Thus, making concise reference material, which comes in handy and helps you to go through all the crucial points before the last few hours of the examination, is always beneficial.

Make mnemonics, draw mind maps or a pictorial representation of a concept or relate it with an incident. It will help you remember more information without consuming much of your memory and will produce better results.

  • Test Yourself:

Take practice tests at a regular interval to judge your preparedness for the exam. Join a yearlong test series and synchronize your studies with the schedule of the test series. You may even write answers for the daily practice questions or take daily quizzes available regularly. 

Attempting previous years’ question papers is also beneficial as it helps you understand the exact demand and the level of difficulty for questions asked in the examination. Go through the previous years’ question papers available on BYJU’S Exam Prep. This will improve your score by many folds.

  • Reward Yourself:

Reward yourself after achieving the short-term targets or performing well in the practice test. Give yourself a treat, pursue your hobby, or listen to music or watch a movie whatever relaxes you and keeps you motivated to reward yourself with that. It increases our efficiency and motivates you to perform well next time.

  • Take Care of Yourself:

Get plenty of sleep, eat healthily, and do regular exercise. It will not only keeps you fit, increase your metabolism, induce blood flow to the brain but also improve your performance, increase tour retention power, and improve concentration.

The examination is all about discipline. The more disciplined you are, the more likely you will succeed. However, this does not mean that you study mechanically and detach yourself from all worldly affairs. Just prioritize things, take breaks, pursue your hobbies but, get back to your studies with more zeal and enthusiasm.

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