CMAT 2024 Preparation Tips for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
CMAT 2024 Preparation tips for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation - Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation is the subject that covers the majority part of almost all the national-level management entrance exams. The CMAT Quantitative Aptitude section of this subject majorly deals with the topics of Mathematics and Statistics in general and the Data Interpretation section deals with the process of making sense out of a collection of data that has been given.
In this article, we will discuss the trends, patterns, commonly asked questions and the strategy to ace the Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section of the CMAT paper. It must be noted that CMAT has 25 questions of 4 marks each in this section. As the difficulty level of this section is moderate, hence one should maximize the number of questions attempted to get as much score as possible. Read the CMAT 2024 preparation tips for the Quant DI section to get details further.
How to prepare for CMAT 2024 Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation?
This section is to test the mathematical background of a candidate. CMAT Quantitative Aptitude evaluates one’s Arithmetic Ability along with the Numerical Ability. It is a mixture of all types of Aptitude topics and Statistic topics of basic level. The level of questions under this section varies in each kind of competitive exam like in some exams a very high level of questions is asked whereas a very basic level of Quantitative Aptitude questions is asked in some other exams. Likewise, for some aspirants, this section seems to be the toughest one and for some, it is a cakewalk to excel in this section of CMAT 2024.
Given below are some important things to keep in mind while solving quant questions:
- Gain a good hold on the concepts of algebra, arithmetic, and geometry.
- Solve previous year CMAT papers so that you get well acquainted with the question pattern of this section.
- Keep practicing questions based on crucial topics until you develop a sufficient level of speed and accuracy.
- Do use shortcuts to solve questions that are otherwise time-consuming.
Topics for CMAT 2024 Quantitative Aptitude section
Approximately all major management entrance exams like CAT (Common Aptitude Test), MAT, GMAT, TS ICET, etc., have one section in common that is the Quantitative Aptitude section so if such a section is covered in almost all of the exams one cannot afford to not practice it on a daily basis if they are preparing for any of the above-mentioned or other tests. In general, the majority part of this section can be covered by practicing very foundation-level questions that one is supposed to have done during their schooling. The topics which are included in this section are:
Area | Simple Interest & Compound Interest | Average |
Problems of Age | Banker’s Discount | HCF and LCM |
Pipes and Cisterns | Square roots and Cube roots | Boats and Streams |
Partnership | Profit and Loss | Time and work |
Volume and Surface area | Time, Speed and Distance |
Suggested Books for CMAT Quantitative Aptitude section 2024
Though, it is totally up to and is discretionary to the aspirants to decide which book they would like to refer to ace the CMAT QA section in any exam. But, to enhance their choices and to help them out in the best way possible, here are some of the books along with their author/publishers suggested which the candidates may consider for the preparation of the CMAT QA section:
Book name | Author/ Publisher name |
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic | Rajesh Verma/ Arihant Publications |
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations | R. S Aggarwal |
Quantitative Aptitude for all Competitive Examinations | Abhijit Guha/ McGraw Hill |
Objective Arithmetic (SSC and Railway Exam Special) | S. Chand |
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT | Sarvesh K Verma/ Arihant Publications |
CMAT 2024 preparation for Data Interpretation section
As mentioned earlier, Data Interpretation is nothing but the process of making inferences out of observations out of a collection of data that has been provided. The collection can be presented in various forms like- Bar Graphs, Line Charts, pie charts, and tabular forms. Along with the Quantitative Aptitude section, this section also covers some portion of most of the competitive and entrance exams conducted in the country. This is the section in which questions from different concepts are included.
- Since there are no fixed rules to solve DI questions, the only thing you can do is practice various types of sets.
- Always read the given information very carefully before you start solving the questions. If the information appears complex, simplify it in your words.
- Do check the options for approximate answers and use advanced calculation techniques in case it’s necessary to solve the question in detail.
Topics covered under CMAT Data Interpretation 2024
Generally, the questions under DI sections are asked in the forms of:
- Caselets
- Graph
- Tabular Presentation
- Pie Chart
- Line Graph
Recommended books for Data Interpretation section in CMAT 2024
Book name | Author name |
How to Prepare for DATA INTERPRETATION for CAT | Arun Sharma |
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT (Pearson Publication) | Nishit K. Sinha |
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning | Gautam Puri |