# Easy Tips to Increase Calculation Speed for Bank Exams!

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : May 13th, 2022

Calculation speed is a major concern for many aspirants who are preparing for Bank or insurance exams. Speedy calculations definitely benefit the aspirants in the Quantitative Aptitude section, which occupies the major part of all the bank PO, Clerk, and SO examinations. Fast calculation speed not only saves time in the exam but helps the students in getting an edge over others.

So, in this post, we will discuss how aspirants can speed up their calculations to score well in the bank exams. Read the below-mentioned tips by experts and speed up your calculation for the Quantitative Aptitude section now!

## How to Increase Calculation Speed for Bank Exams?

We all know Vedic Maths is an excellent way to improve your calculation speed but mastering this area requires a lot of time and hard work. Calculations in the competitive exams are generally 2-3 digit based which can be mastered even with the help of basic approach. So, if you are facing difficulties in understanding the concepts of Vedic Maths or in its application in the questions, then you are at the right place. We have shared some basic approach to speed up your calculation. Check the tricks to increase your calculation speed now.

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So, without any further delay, let's check the trick to solve the questions through simple Vedic tricks.

## Back to Basics

It is always beneficial if you are learning from zero. It helps you cover each and everything required for your exam. It is important to learn the basics rather than just starting with the short tricks. Learn before you attempt. Revise everything before you proceed with the analysis. It is time to recall your school days and learn tables up to 30.

Learning tables could be boring or tiring for many of you. Therefore here is a technique for you to learn the same. Remember only you can help yourself and the best way to learn something is repetition or revising it again and again so that you can solve the questions in a minimum of time. Now the question is how will you practice? We know it is difficult to keep calculating things in order to learn them, this is why we are here with the solution. No matter you are working or not working, make a 20*20 square box as described below and keep filling it randomly with numbers.
Note: We have filled out the below table for you. You can create a similar 20*20 box for yourself and try to fill it on your own.

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96 102 108 114 120 7 14 21 28 35 42 49 56 63 70 77 84 91 98 105 112 119 126 133 140 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88 96 104 112 120 128 136 144 152 160 9 18 27 36 45 54 63 72 81 90 99 108 117 126 135 144 153 162 171 180 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 11 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 99 110 121 132 143 154 165 176 187 198 209 220 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240 13 26 39 52 65 78 91 104 117 130 143 156 169 182 195 208 221 234 247 260 14 28 42 56 70 84 98 112 126 140 154 168 182 196 210 224 238 252 266 280 15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 135 150 165 180 195 210 225 240 255 270 285 300 16 32 48 64 80 96 112 128 144 160 176 192 208 224 240 256 272 288 304 320 17 34 51 68 85 102 119 136 153 170 187 204 221 238 255 272 289 306 323 340 18 36 54 72 90 108 126 144 162 180 198 216 234 252 270 288 306 324 342 360 19 38 57 76 95 114 133 152 171 190 209 228 247 266 285 304 323 342 361 380 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340 360 380 400

Fill the above box completely and calculate your time. You should target to fill out this box in less than 10 minutes initially and then reduce the time with gradual practice. Every time you fill the complete table, you would notice that the total time taken by you is gradually reducing. After 15 times, you will be able to solve it in less than 5 minutes. Set a target of 3 minutes. Trust us, once you are through with this, you won’t struggle to solve lengthy and calculative problems in DI Sectto solves, IBPS or even CAT exams!

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## The Next Step!

The next step is to repeat the process for squares and cubes. The best way of learning is nothing but practice. Make the boxes in excel sheet take the printout of it and start filling them. Learn squares till 30 and cubes till 20.

Take a printout of it and make sure that you carry it with you for timely revision.

## Learn Fractions

Learn all the fractions and their equivalent percentages till 15. Fractions will find application in almost all the topics of quantitative aptitude like Percentages, Profit and Loss, Averages, DI, etc. You should be familiar with the percentages and their corresponding fractions, for instance, 50% is 1/2, 25% is 1/4, 12.5 % is 1/8, 6.25% is 1/16, and so on. Revisit the Ratio and Percentage chapter and make sure you know all these fractions by heart. Data Interpretation questions can’t be solved quickly if you are slow in calculations or don’t know the fractions. It is therefore very important to work on improving your calculations by learning tables, squares, cubes, square roots and fractions. Fill the table below regularly just like the one above and enhance your calculation skills.

 1/1 1 100% 1/2 0.5 50% 1/3 0.33 33.33% 1/4 0.25 25% 1/5 0.2 20% 1/6 0.167 16.7% 1/7 0.143 14.3% 1/8 0.125 12.5% 1/9 0.11 11.11% 1/10 0.1 10% 1/11 0.0909 9.09% 1/12 0.083 8.33% 1/13 0.077 7.7% 1/14 0.0714 7.14% 1/15 0.0667 6.67%

## What Next After the Basics?

After you are done with the tables, squares, cubes, fractions, etc., the next way should be to move ahead by solving DI questions and that too in a time-bound manner. Make sure you besides speed your work on your accuracy as well as all the examinations follow the concept of negative marking. Maintaining proper speed is no doubt crucial but it will be of no help if you are compromising with your accuracy. Make sure that you attempt questions of the quant section for at least 1-1.5 hours on a regular basis.

Make a habit of using a stopwatch whenever you are solving quantitative aptitude questions. Attempt sectional tests with proper time duration (like 45 minutes, 20 minutes, etc. depending on the exam and its phase) and try to solve as many questions as you can in this time frame.

Try to do most of the calculations mentally. Whenever you are attempting any question, try to calculate it in your mind first. Use pen and paper only when you find it difficult to calculate mentally. Use the above methods unfailingly for 20-25 days and you will yourself see a change in your number of attempts.

This note can be helpful for the following exams:

 S. No. Name of the exam 1 SBI Clerk 2 3 IBPS Clerk 4 IBPS PO 5 6 RBI Assistant 7 8 10 12

This was all regarding the steps to increase your calculation speed in the quantitative aptitude section. If you have any query or feedback then you can ask in the comment section.

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## FAQs

• Learn square roots, cube roots, percentage-fraction conversion, and some Vedic maths tricks to increase calculation speed for Bank Exams.

• In Bank exams, you require faster calculation skills to excel in the Quan section. For that, you need to prepare properly at home. Our experts have provided some of the most important faster calculation tips in this article.

• By focussing on calculation speed, you can solve questions in less than average time, and thereby you will be able to attempt more questions in the given time. You can increase your chances of selection.

• In almost every chapter, you will find the importance of calculation speed. But the most important chapters which require calculation skills are simplification-approximation, Data interpretation, and some arithmetic chapters.

• Your calculation skill will be most tested in questions like simplification, approximation, Data interpretation, percentage, etc. In other words, calculation speed will be applied throughout the quantitative aptitude chapters.

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