Tips to improve Calculation Speed for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Quantitative aptitude or numerical ability is one of the most important sections in most of the competitive exams. It is also considered as the toughest and most time-consuming one apart from reasoning. Here are few tips on how to improve your calculation speed for the upcoming IBPS clerk 2017 exam. These will come handy for other competitive exams as well.  These tips are brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking and government jobs. Before that, let’s quickly glance through the syllabus of IBPS clerk 2017 quant section.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Syllabus - Quantitative Aptitude
·       Ratio and Proportion
·       Time, distance and speed
·       Time and work
·       Mixture and Allegations
·       Averages, Stocks and Shares
·       Ratio and Proportion
·       Percentage
·       Clocks
·       Volume and Surface Area
·       Logarithms
·       Permutation and Combination
·       Partnerships
·       Height and Distances
·       Probability
·       Simple Interest and Compound Interest
·       Profit and Loss
·       Trigonometry
·       Algebra
·       Data Interpretation
·       Charts, Bar and Graphs
Tips to improve calculation speed
1.     Memorize all multiplication tables up to 20, squares up to 30, cubes up to 20 and fraction tables
2.     Try to include calculations in your daily life; as for example: perform average, multiplications, subtractions with cricket scores
3.     Practice quant questions every day to identify patterns and build tricks of your own
4.     Keep arithmetic and geometry formulas handy to revise again and again
5.     Attempt full-length IBPS mock tests as many you can to improve speed and accuracy
6.     To avoid wasting time on rough calculation on paper during exams, practice mental math
7.     Refer to few Vedic math tricks for faster calculations
Few Quant Tips & Tricks for Faster Calculations
Multiplying a number by 9
Example: 65 X 9
Step 1: 65 x (10-1)
Step 2: 650 – 65
Answer = 585
Multiplying a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number

Example numbers: AB, CD
Step 1: BD (write only the unit’s digit and carry the rest)
Step 2: AD + BC + carry over (cross multiply and add, write a single digit and carry the rest)
Step 3: AC + carry over (write the complete number)
Multiplying a 3-digit number by a 3-digit number
Example numbers: ABC, DEF
Step 1: CF (Write only the unit’s digit and carry the rest)
Step 2: BF + CE + Carried Over (Write only the unit’s digit and carry the rest)
Step 3: AF + CD + BE + Carried Over (Write only the unit’s digit and carry the rest)
Step 4: AE + BD + Carried Over (Write only the unit’s digit and carry the rest)
Step 5: AD + Carried Over (Write the complete number)
Square of numbers ending in 5
Example numbers: 65 X 65
Step 1: Multiply the first number with the next number (6×7 = 42) and this becomes the first part of the answer
Step 2: 25 (5×5) is the second part of the answer
Answer = 4225
These are few quant tips that will improve your calculation speed for upcoming exams. However, it is important that you practice both full-length and sectional tests to get an edge over the topics. Knowing the tips will do no help till you build a practice of implementing them. Improve your speed and knowledge by practicing IBPSclerk 2017 mock tests every day. With Oliveboard, you will also be able to do mock test analysis after every attempt.

Hope this helps. All the best for the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2017 exam!

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