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Only 3 Days to go for IDBI Assistant Manager Exam

There are only 3 days left for IDBI Assistant Manager exam. The exam is falling on May 17, 2019, leaving you with only a handful of days to step up your preparation. Quantitative Aptitude section is one of the 4 sections asked in this exam which will have 40 questions of 1 mark each and is supposed to be solved within 120 minutes. There is no sectional timing in this exam so you are free to move across sections. The Quants section checks your ability to do numeric calculation along with good accuracy.

Strategy to Revise the Quants Section

With a number of topics to be revised, we have come up with the categorization of different topics so that you revise accordingly and make the maximum of your preparation. There are some topics which have quite a good weightage in the exam and attract a handful of questions. You should attempt to cherrypick the easy ones and solve those on a priority basis. Next, you should pick the easy questions from topics which are time-consuming. There are chances of high accuracy when solving easy questions which is what you should try to capitalize.

Tips for Quants Section Revision

Next, you should target the difficult questions which may be time-consuming but its concepts are clear to you and if time permits, you should move to the remaining questions. Let’s have a look at the different tips:

  1. Revise the syllabus thoroughly which is extremely important at this stage. Start with revising those topics with which you are comfortable and gradually move to the difficult topics.
  2. Make a note of the below topics which are scoring & normally takes less time. The topics are Simplification, Averages, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Simple/ Compound Interest and P& L.
  3. Practice a lot of questions. At this point in time, more practice will sharpen your skill-sets which will come very handy in the exam. Remember the quote by Richard Marcinko “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.”
  4. While practising try doing calculations in your mind itself rather than picking up a pen and paper. Also, know where you can shorten your calculation by approximating it and don’t use approximation where there is a very slight difference in the options.
  5. When you practice a lot of questions, you come out with your own shortcuts. Try revising them. Shortcuts mentioned in different videos on the web also can also come handy but ensure that you understand the inherent concept so that you can use them optimally.
  6. When dealing with questions of number series, keep your mind open and try different approaches.
  7. Try to understand the data of Data Interpretation questions. Use approximation techniques if necessary.
  8. Topics such as Permutation & Combination, Probability, Speed, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Mensuration and Mixture & Alligation are considered to be difficult by many aspirants. It generally takes more time and the chances of error are relatively more.
  9. It’s the right time to capitalize on your strengths. Practice your favourite topics so that they can boost your overall score.
  10. Most importantly keep taking Mock Tests. The analysis will keep you updated about your performance and will increase your confidence as well. Since there is no sectional time limit, you are free to experiment with different strategies and see which one benefits you the most.

That’s all from our end in this article. Remember, this is the time when your practice & dedication can make a difference. Wishing you All the Best for your exam!

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