Tips to improve Calculation Speed for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam

Tips to improve Calculation Speed for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam

Tips to improve Calculation Speed for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam – Tips, Tricks and Strategies to improve Calculation speed in Quantitative Aptitude

Tips to improve Calculation Speed for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam

Quantitative Aptitude Section has been giving candidates a shiver down the spine whenever students appear for a competitive exam. The section can make your blood run cold. What often impacts the scores in this section is the calculation speed that one needs to look at while solving the questions asked. Calculation Speed is a very crucial aspect of preparing for competitive exams and you must avoid it at your own peril.

The Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude is more or less the same in all exams, except that the difficulty level will vary. Here are some of the type of questions for Quantitative aptitude asked in previous years questions: The Questions are from topics like Number Series, Data Interpretation – Bar Graph, Line Graph and tabular DI. Approximation, Simple Interest, Quadratic Equation and more. The blog discusses various tips, tricks and strategies to improve calculation speed for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam.

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Examination Paper Pattern for IBPS Clerk:

Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Candidates who qualify in IBPS Clerk Preliminary exams will be selected for Mains exams.

Main Examination

Sr.

No.

Name of Tests No. of

Questions

Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 25 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. Negative Marking Scheme: There will be penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS Clerk 2017:

  1. Ratio and Proportion
  2. Time, distance and speed
  3. Time and work
  4. Mixture and Allegations
  5. Averages, Stocks and Shares
  6. Ratio and Proportion
  7. Percentage
  8. Clocks
  9. Volume and Surface Area
  10. Logarithms
  11. Permutation and Combination
  12. Partnerships
  13. Height and Distances
  14. Probability
  15. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  16. Profit and Loss
  17. Trigonometry
  18. Algebra
  19. Data Interpretation
  20. Charts, Bar and Graphs

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Tips to Improve Calculation Speed for IBPS Clerk 2017 in Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. Learn Vedic Mathematics.
  2. Learn all Multiplication tables till 20 and Square Roots and cube root.
  3. Know your basics well, especially be good at school level mathematics.
  4. It is necessary to be good at mathematics up to Class 12 level
  5. Practice questions on Quantitative aptitude
  6. You must know mathematical formula at your finger tips
  7. Solve a lot of mock tests in Quantitative Aptitude
  8. Learn Mental Maths and avoid using calculators
  9. Learn New Techniques every day
  10. Challenge your self everyday
  11. Avoid relying on calculators, but use calculator to confirm if your calculations are correct
  12. Learn to use Scientific calculator for verifying your solved answers
  13. Practice Makes Perfect
  14. Include more mathematics into your life by counting, adding and subtracting, averages, multiplications and keeping track of scores in games.
  15. Time is precious in IBPS Clerk, so game up.

Examples of Speeding up Calculation in Quantitative aptitude:

  1. Multiplying a number by 9

Example: 64 X 9

Step 1: 64 x (10-1)

Step 2: 640 – 64

Answer = 576

1/n Table: The complete Table

Fraction Decimal Percent
1/2 0.5 50%
1/3 0.333… 33.333…%
2/3 0.666… 66.666…%
1/4 0.25 25%
3/4 0.75 75%
1/5 0.2 20%
2/5 0.4 40%
3/5 0.6 60%
4/5 0.8 80%
1/6 0.1666… 16.666…%
5/6 0.8333… 83.333…%
1/8 0.125 12.5%
3/8 0.375 37.5%
5/8 0.625 62.5%
7/8 0.875 87.5%
1/9 0.111… 11.111…%
2/9 0.222… 22.222…%
4/9 0.444… 44.444…%

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3. Calculating Square of Digits that end with 5:

45 x 45 = 2025
85 x 85 = 7225

If the first digit is N and the second digit is 5, then the last 2 digits of the answer will be 25, and the preceding digits will be N*(N+1).

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