How to Improve your Quant Score in Competitive Exams?
The quantitative section is one of the most important sections as it is included in almost every competitive exam. This section might become a nightmare to many students as the questions asked involves mathematics and not every candidate has a liking for the subject. Since most of the competitive exams have a sectional cut-off, the quant section becomes the deciding factor for the selection of the candidates.
Though the concepts required to solve the questions require basic maths skills, the papers are set in a way that it tests the complete depth of a candidate’s mathematical knowledge. So, having a proper in-depth preparation of basic topics like algebra, Geometry, percentages and other basic mathematical topics is very crucial from exam point of view. So, here are some tips given which would help to improve one’s quant score in the competitive exams.
Get acquainted with the Syllabus
As not all the topics are important, so one should first know the proper syllabus for the respective exams. After looking into the topics and checking the weightage of each topic, a preparation strategy should be made accordingly. Though it is suggested that every topic should be given equal importance provided the time is available.
Collect proper Study materials
It is very important to have proper availability of resources before preparation. Every source will have different methods for explaining concepts and thus a proper source must be chosen according to one’s preference; be it books or other online courses.
Practice is always the most important step for preparation. It is suggested that in numerous questions should be practiced from every topic to get a good depth of the concepts. With practice, one gets to know the different variations of questions that might be asked in the exams.
Solve Previous year papers and Sample Questions
By solving the previous year papers, one gets well versed with the pattern and level of the exam they are planning to take. Also, the sample papers can help to challenge the level of preparation and analyze the weaker sections.
Strategize to attempt the Questions
During the exam, it is very important to attempt the easy and confident questions first rather than solving the difficult questions and utilizing a lot of time. So, check the questions from the topics you are confident at and attempt those first. It is also suggested that questions from easy and less time-consuming topics like basic Algebra and percentage must be solved in the beginning by consuming the least possible time.
With these tips, one can surely increase their chances of scoring more in the quantitative section and eventually clear the respective exams. With proper preparation, the candidates easily develop their own methods to solve the questions in a short time which are really helpful during the exams. So, prepare well and challenge yourself every day to improve your quant skills as with honest hard-work and dedication, any exam can be cracked in a cinch.
About the author:
With a degree in Engineering, Souvik Bhattacharjee is a content writer by profession. He loves writing and blogging along with part-time teaching. He is presently exploring all about the digital education with Byju’s-the Learning App.