How to Score 25+ in the Quant Section of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam?
Quantitative section is one of the most time consuming and tough sections in most of the competitive exams including the IBPS Clerk 2017 exam. Are you worried about scoring high in this section too? Here are few tips on how to score 25+ in the quant section. These tips are brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking and government exams.

Topics & No. of Questions

The numerical ability section in the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 will include 35 questions.

Here’s the expected break-up of the section. This is based on previous years’ exams and might change.
·         Arithmetic (8-10 questions)
·         Series – 5 questions

·         Quadratic Equations – 5 questions
• Simplification – 5 questions
• Probability – 0-2 questions
• Data Interpretation – 10 questions

Time Allocation

Plan around 25 minutes for this section. This along with the reasoning section will take the maximum amount of your time in the exam. Attempt the easy and less time-consuming questions first to clear both the sectional and overall cut off.

Categorize Quant Questions

·         Easy and Scoring Questions: Questions from Simplification, Arithmetic Topics, Percentages, Averages etc. will come under this category. Attempt these questions first to gain confidence and score better in the exam.

·         Difficult and Time-consuming Questions: Questions from Probability, Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Data Interpretation will come under this category. Practice as many tests you can from these topics to attain accuracy and confidence during the exam.

Go back to School

Go back to your school studies and get your basics clear. Study concepts in order as many are interconnected. Maintain notes of important quant formulas and refer to the same from time to time. Few important Quant formulas are listed below.
·         Geometry Theorems
o    Pythagoras Theorem: AC= AB+ BC2
o    Apollonius Theorem: If AD is the median, AB2+ AC2 = 2 (AD2 + BD2)
o    Angle Bisector Theorem: If AD is the angle bisector for angle A, AB/BD = AC/CD
·         Area (2D Figures)
o    Area of a Circle = Ï€r2
o    Diameter of a Circle = 2r
o    Circumference of a Circle = 2Ï€r
o    Area of a Rectangle = lxb (l=length, b=breadth)
o    Area of a Square = a(a=side)

Get your Study Resources

1.      Quantitative Aptitude Test by N.K. Singh
2.      Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S. Agarwal
3.      Kiran’s Textbook of Quickest Mathematics

Practice Mock Tests

Practice both sectional and topic-wise tests based on IBPS clerk exam format. After every mock attempt, analyse your score and identify the weak areas. Attempt additional tests for those topics. This will help you gain an edge over the difficult topics. Along with sectional tests, also attempt full-length mocks on IBPS clerk to get a feel of the actual exam. You can try Oliveboard mocks for IBPS Clerk 2017 exam preparation.
Manage your Time Smartly

Time management is crucial in every competitive exam. Improve your calculation speed by few tricks like including calculation in your daily life, practicing mental math etc. Also, do learn Vedic math tricks and short-cuts to solve problems.