**How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Mains Quantitative Aptitude Section 2017:** The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) will be conducting the second round of IBPS Clerk Recruitment Examination in the month of January 2017.

With only a limited time left for IBPS Clerk mains Preparation and Revision, it is the right time to formulate a study plan and proper exam strategy to crack IBPS Clerk mains. In this article, our primary focus will be on How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk mains Quantitative Aptitude 2017.

**Revisiting IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern**

IBPS Clerk Mains will time each section separately. Each Section will have separate time during which it can be attempted by the candidates.

The total time to solve the written examination is **160 minutes.** Owing to a major restructuring in the selection procedure of Bank Clerks, the Final Merit List is prepared on the **basis of marks secured in Mains Examination only.**

**How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Mains Quantitative Aptitude**

We have got a number of queries from many aspirants regarding the difficulty level of the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section**. **The most common query was that *“The QA section was the toughest of all and we might have secured well if we had a few more minutes’*. In contrary, it is considered to be one of the easiest sections as it is mainly based on **calculation power, speed, and accuracy. **The candidates can easily score in this section and can transform their weakness into strength, provided they have good command over all the topics and clarity about basic concepts.

As per the previous year exam analysis, here is a list of topics that are important from IBPS clerk Quantitative Aptitude section: Simplification, Number Series, DI & Miscellaneous. This time too, these topics are expected to cover a major chunk of IBPS clerk Quantitative Aptitude section.

Let us now touch the core of this article which will help you acquire useful tips on IBPS clerk Quantitative Aptitude section.

### Tricks to solve DI (Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie-chart) Questions

To master this area, you need to combine skills with strategy. This section tests your ability to interpret and comprehend graphical data and then answer the questions that follow. What is essential is that you need to have an idea of all the types of questions that are asked, so that you can attempt them in the correct manner.

- A candidate must be thorough with Table (at least up to 50), Squares, cubes, Square roots, percentage to fraction conversion & vice versa.
- Some of the mathematics areas which you must be good at are time & work, percentage, averages & ratio proportion.
- Another important aspect is that you need to be aware of the options given. In certain questions, the exact to the point answer is not necessary. The options are spaced in such a manner that approximations can be done. Thus looking at the options before answering the questions saves plenty of your time.

Study the graph/ table/ chart carefully and pay attention to all the details. Compare the solution with the given options with caution, *sometimes options are almost the same or nearby*.

### Learn Squares, Cubes, and Fractions

Try to master shortcut techniques for *multiplication, cubes, squares, cube root, square root, etc.* The following things should be at your fingertips.

- Tables from 1 to 20
- Square from 1 to 30
- Cube from 1 to 30
- Most common Fraction to Decimal Conversions and
*vice-versa*

Alos, this will help you save a lot of time that is otherwise unnecessarily wasted in lengthy calculations. It will give you an extra edge over the others. Memorize important formulas and theorems.

### Regularly Solve Math Puzzles

If you solve math puzzles regularly, it will help you in mastering calculations and increase your speed. It is also beneficial for you as solving puzzles is a great exercise to freshen up your mind.

Also, you can try solving the puzzles when you take a break in between your study period. This will save your precious time that you can utilize for other topics and subjects.

### 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 IBPS clerk quantitative aptitude section.

### Time Management in Calculative Questions

This is a very specific query. How to solve questions involving calculations? As we have stated above, learning shortcut methods like memorizing squares, cubes and common fraction to decimals can be great on such questions. But, if there is a chance that error can occur, you may skip such questions and devote that time towards solving questions from other topics. Also, remember that the question to time ratio is less than 1.

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