How to Prepare for BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016

How to Prepare for BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016

How to Prepare for BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016: The Bank of Maharashtra (BOM) has recently concluded the registration process for the recruitment exam for various posts of Probationary Officers. There is a total of 1315 vacancies for the same. 

The Bank of Maharashtra is one of the leading and most prestigious and reputed banks of the country. A lot of candidates appear for this examination every year. To crack this exam, the candidates have to clear an online written exam followed by an interview.

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In this article, we will share a few preparation tips and strategy to help you score better in BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude section. Firstly, let us discuss the pattern for the BOM Online Written Exam.


Bank of Maharashtra PO Exam Pattern 2016

The BOM PO is a computer-based exam that consists of 4 subjects. These subjects are-Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry). There will be a total of 200 questions carrying one mark each.

Name of Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Language 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
 Total 200 200
  • The questions will be of multiple choice.
  • The exam will be bilingual (English/ Hindi) except for the subject of English Language.
  • Negative marking is applicable for wrong answers.
  • Total time to solve the paper is 2 hours.

It is mandatory for candidates to obtain a minimum cut-off score in all the 4 distinctive subjects to move forward in the selection process. So, having a good score in the BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude section is very important. Let’s shift our focus on the preparation strategy for BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude section.


How to Prepare for BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016

The quantitative aptitude section is incorporated in almost every exam. It basically evaluates a candidate’s numerical ability and problem solving skills. As the quantitative aptitude section comprises of equal weightage of marks, you must start off your preparation with it. 

In the following segment we are going to plan the overall strategy about how to prepare for BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude section.

Analyze the Exam Syllabus and the Time left for Preparation

The first and foremost step to follow is to make a list of the topics that are a part of the syllabus and allot specific time periods for the preparation of each. Try to finish of the preparation in the set time limit. Mark the topics that you full knowledge of. In this way, no topics will be left out and you will have sufficient time to pay individual attention to each topic.

Master the Fundamentals

Always make sure that your basic concepts for all the topics are very clear. Don’t leave any topic as questions are present from anywhere. If your basics are clear, you will be able to answer all questions in general. While practicing basics, try to solve a few solved examples, then later on solve them all by yourself without reference.

The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude consists of the following topics:

Data Interpretation

It involves a lot of calculation that consumes a major portion of your time; try to apply as many shortcut techniques as you can. For this, you can also learn speed or vedic mathematics if possible. Many of the questions have where a lot of text is provided regarding the information of the question. So, always make it a habit to read the question carefully. If you understand the question, you are halfway through calculating the answer.

Arithmetic Ability

This topic requires memorizing a number of formulae, values and tables. You can jot down all the frequently used ones in one place. This will make it easier for you to learn them. Questions related to average, time and work, volume and surface area, equations require a lot of practice. They do not require lengthy calculations and can be solved in a couple of seconds provided you know the exact formulae and values to be applied.

Memorizing Shortcut Techniques, Formulae and Tables

A lot of formulas and tables are present in solving aptitude questions. These questions also involve lengthy calculations. So, to accentuate your speed and save time, practice a lot of shortcut techniques and use them while solving questions.

Try to memorize formulae, tables, common conversions, squares and cubes to escalate your promptness to solve. This is the best technique to help you prepare for BOM PO quantitative aptitude section.

Practice and Solve Mock Tests/Previous Year’s Papers

This will help you to be aware of the pattern and structure of the exam. Mostly, 60-70 percent of the paper is based on previous year’s papers. Always follow a systematic approach.

Solve questions topic-wise and then try to attempt the paper in one go. Also, time your tests and towards the end evaluate your performance. Analyze the areas which need more practice and work accordingly. By the end of this, you will know where you stand and how hard you need to work to achieve your goal.

We hope that this article was capable of helping you and guiding you to prepare efficiently for BOM PO Quantitative Aptitude section.

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