How to Prepare Quant Section for SBI, IBPS PO Exams 2020

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : June 17th, 2020

Preparation strategy for Quant Section: This is one of the most frequently asked questions by the bank exam aspirants. Preparing for quantitative aptitude is no doubt a difficult task but with some important tips on the quant section can make it easier and effective to solve. Quant is the most dreaded section for banking aspirants and to help with this, we are sharing an effective preparation strategy for the quant section for SBI PO and IBPS PO 2020 exams.

Quant section is no nightmare, no matter how much it tests your wits and ability to solve questions. All you required some calculation tricks, generalised pattern, formulae, table and above all a unique lateral viewing point for all type of questions. Knowing how to prepare quant section for SBI PO and IBPS PO 2020 and contemplating the tips can make a whole new difference to the overall preparation. With effective quant strategy, your preparation can make lot differences in gaining or scoring maximum marks.

Lack of practice, knowledge, no good hold on formulae, calculation tricks is the major cause of failure in solving the quant questions in 50 or fewer seconds. Below mentioned tips will surely help you to score good marks in IBPS PO and SBI PO 2020 exams.

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SBI PO/IBPS PO prelims exam pattern

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

SBI PO/IBPS PO Mains Exam pattern

S.No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
5Descriptive English Test35030 minutes
Total1552003 Hours 30 minutes

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO and IBPS PO 2020?

1. Make your Basics Strong

This section would be a cakewalk if you learn the basic techniques. It is more like learning to read. In this section, all the topics and chapters are taught in a sequence as they are more or less interlinked with each other in terms of calculation or pattern. Do not leave any question untouched. Try it until you came to learn the pattern it involves and you will be able to solve similar questions more easily.

Generally, students have a tendency to jump on to next until once they get familiar with the topics. Try to resist this temptation and gig into the actual and demanding concept of the questions.

2. Know your strength

You may come to know the topics you have a good hold on while solving various topics. This will also help you to find your weakness and to concentrate on the major areas of the section. Consequently, you will be well prepared for your upcoming exams for the quant section.

3. Meticulous or systematic preparation

Follow a systematic preparation approach to learn the basic concepts of each and every chapter. Start learning or solving topic-wise and then move onto sample papers, previous years' papers, expected and important questions, etc.

4. Work on shortcut techniques

It is essential to utilise your preparation time if you want to crack the quant section. Be the king of the section by mastering the shortcut rules or techniques. If you are looking for speed tips, then alternative techniques will do good for you. Try different angles to simplify your solving tricks and make use of common sense in some questions than just practical knowledge.

5. Get the formula Right

Do not learn reams of formula without knowing their usage and idea behind them. It would tale lots of time to learn and it may create confusion while computing them in the questions. If you are not able to understand the connection between meaning and formula, you might not be able to collect the links and hints given in the question and you will forget what you have learnt.

6. Understand the questions

Many students hastily answer the wrong questions and do not get what actually a question demands. It is crucial to understand the question first and note down points and hints line by line given to solve the equation/question. Questions are repeated after several years in every competitive exam, so does in the banking sector. So keep a check on the questions asked previously.

Check IBPS PO Previous Years' Papers

Check SBI PO Previous Years' Papers

Learn the basics of topics asked frequently in quant section through the study notes. Prepare for the quant section from the quant study notes.

Study notes of quant of important topics:

Quadratic Equation
Number Series
Profit and loss
Caselet/Paragraph DI

Apart from the study notes, you can also prepare from the top questions handpicked by our experts and exam toppers that we have compiled for your practice purpose. Download free quant PDF to practice the most important questions for upcoming SBI and IBPS PO exams 2020.

Quantitative Aptitude Study Material

We hope this article will help you improve in the quant section. The practise is the only key. Practice until you succeed. Learn from the given study notes, attend daily free classes, attempt quizzes and practice from a numerous questions on a daily basis.

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Academic counselor helping students to prepare for Bank and insurance exams.
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tags :PO, Clerk, SO, InsuranceQuantitative AptitudeUnion Bank SO ExamNRA CET Nainital BankUnion Bank of India SOSBI CBO

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