5 Common Mistakes in Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is considered to be the arch nemesis of almost every Aspirant (if it is not the case with you, believe us, we are so happy for you). Many aspirants have missed their dream job /dream college because they were; somehow, unable to clear sectional cut offs, primarily in the section we are talking about. This section is of prime importance for CAT, SSC, BankPO and placement tests for jobs.

Here’s our list of top 5 things everyone gets wrong about Quantitative Aptitude.

1. Not Reading Questions Carefully

In quant section this is the most common mistake made by students. In hurry to solve questions faster, you don’t read questions clearly and end up making mistakes.

2. Risky Short cuts

If you have just read some short cut or any trick during last leg of your preparation, avoid using it in the exam as you do not know the conditions in which this particular short cut can be applied. Solve the question using conventional way even if it takes more time.

3. Following one exam preparation guide is enough to crack the exam.

You must ensure that you are not just practising enough, but also that you have references available from multiple sources too. Get proper study material and mock papers on apps like Testbharat

4. Poor time management

Another trap that most test takers fall into is lack of proper time management. Do not leave too many questions to the end. Doing so will only make you more nervous, and you may lose out on some really easy questions.

5. Silly errors

This is probably the most frustrating of them all. Everything about your solution was correct, except that you made a silly addition mistake in the final step, and you lost everything because of that. Errors in calculation or solution happen to the best of us, and it is never good when it happens.

Remember, practice is the key. There is no short cut to success!

Be confident and good luck!