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How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS PO

Published on Saturday, September 27, 2014
As many readers asked me to share few tips for Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS PO section, today I am sharing tips with a study plan.


  1. Data Interpretation
  2. This part is the decision maker in this exam. There will be at least 3 sets, each containing 5 questions. Difficultly level of questions remains high. Normally double diagram questions are asked in which you need to extract data from diagram and use it extract information from another. Go to DI series here
  3. I started Data interpretation series here. In this series I shared 8 sets with difficulty level at par current exams trend.
  4. Simplifications is a matter of past for PO level exams.
  5. Many questions are repeated. Don't practice 3-4 years old exams. Try to find and solve model question papers.
  6. Solve at least 7-8 sectional papers before appearing for exam, find out how much time is ideal.
  7. Try to use estimates and tricks. It's near to impossible to attempt 200 questions within 120 minutes. You have already shared many tricks in my previous posts
  8. Follow IBPS PO preparation series for free study material and tricks.

Study Plan

Week 1

  • Data Interpretation (15-20 questions)
  • Time and Work (1-2 questions) 
  • Time and distance (1-2 questions)
  • Simple and compound interest (1-2 questions)
  • Pipes and cisterns (1-2 questions)

Week 2

  • Probability (2-3 questions)
  • Problems based on ages (1-2 questions)
  • Mixtures and alligations (1-2 questions)
  • Profit and loss (2-3 questions)
  • Partnership (1-2 questions)
  • Inequalities (4-5 questions)

I skipped few chapters intentionally as I tried to make a list of important chapter. I skipped Simplification and Mensuration.


You can buy "Quantitative Aptitude Made Easy" here. This book contains shortcut tricks for every chapter. There are 70-80 practice questions for chapter with difficulty level at par with recent exams.

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