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*How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT is aimed at aspirants of competitive management exams. This book comprehensively covers the subject matter, and contains questions, solutions, and shortcuts.*

**Summary Of The Book**

*How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT*, published in 2012, is now in its fifth edition. This guide has been revised and updated to help Common Admission Test aspirants prepare for this competitive test. This guide has been designed to comprehensively cover each topic that is part of the Quantitative Ability syllabus.

*How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT* starts off with an introduction about the format of QA in this online examination. The book is then divided into blocks, and each one has a number of chapters within. Block I contains information about Number Systems, and Progressions. The first chapter explains the Remainder Theorem, the concept of the Great Common Divisor, and number of zeroes in an expression. Block II gives examples of situations where Allegations can be put to use. The chapters included in the following block are Percentages, Interest, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Time, Speed and Distance, and Ratio, Proportion and Variation. The 11th chapter is a part of Block IV, and it is further divided into two parts. Part I focuses on Geometry, while the second part explains Mensuration. This block also has a chapter on Coordinate Geometry. The next block of the guide has four chapters, which are Functions, Inequalities, Quadratic Equations, and Logarithms. The last block explains to students principles of Permutaftions and Combinations, Probability, and Set Theory.

Each chapter of this guidebook has questions at the end which are listed into three sections as per their level of difficulty. In addition to this, the author has also added many tips and shortcuts to help students in increasing their problem solving skills. Mock and model questions sets have been incorporated at the end of *How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT*. Those who are preparing management entrance tests like NMAT, SNAP, XAT, and CMAT will find this book to be very resourceful. Previous editions of these books have been best-sellers

About Arun Sharma

Arun Sharma is a popular writer of books based on preparations of entrance exams like CAT.

Some of the books written by the author are *How To Prepare For Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT, CSAT Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning And General Mental Ability For General Studies, Study Package For The CAT Online, and Comprehension, Interpersonal & Communication Skills For General Studies.*

Sharma has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering, and B.E. in Tele-Communication Engineering. He also has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is the CEO of Mindworkzz, and the Director of Kalyanpur Cements Ltd. He was a Major in the Indian Armed Forces. He has also been the President, General Manager, and Managing Director of different organizations. The author holds the record for having cracked the CAT examination eleven times.

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**First Things First**

**1. Additions and Subtractions (as an extension of additions)**

- Ideas for adding and subtracting well
- Subtractions - Just an extension of additions

2. Multiplications

**3. Divisions, Percentage Calculations and Ratio Comparisons**

- Calculating Decimal Values for Division Questions Using Percentage Calculations
- Percentage Rule for Calculating Percentage Values through Additions
- Ratio Comparisons

**4. Squares and Cubes of Numbers**

- Square and Square Roots
- Squares for Numbers from 31 to 50
- Findings Squares of Numbers between 81 to 100
- Cubes and Cube Roots

**BLOCK -- I**

- Introduction
- Back to School
- Preassessment Test
- Score Interpretation Algorithm for Preassesment Test of Block
- The Number Line
- Operations on Number
- Series of Number

**1. NUMBER SYSTEMS**

- Introduction
- Definitions
- Some Properties of Prime Numbers
- Short Cut Process
- The Concept of GCD (Great Common Divisor or Highest Common Factor)
- Shortcut for Finding the GCD of Two Numbers n1& n2 Divisibility
- Number of Zeroes in an Expression
- The Remainder Theorem
- Using Negative Remainders
- Another Important Point
- An Application of Remainder Theorem Base System
- Worked-out-Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**2. PROGRESSIONS**

- Arthimetic Progression
- Geometric Progression
- Harmonic Progression
- Theorems Related with Progressions
- Worked-out-Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts
- Block Review Tests

**BLOCK -- II**

**3. AVERAGES**

- Theory
- Worked-out-Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Diffculty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key

**4. ALLIGATIONS**

- Introduction
- Theory
- Some typical situations where alligations can be used
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts
- Block Review Tests

**BLOCK -- III**

- Back to School
- The Logic of the Statndard Statement
- Preassessment Test
- Score Interpretation Algorithm

**5. PERCENTAGES**

- Introduction
- Basic Definition and Utility of Percentage
- Importance of Base/Denominator for percentage calculations
- Concept of Percentage change
- Percentage Rule for Calculating Percentage Values through Additions
- Effect of a Percent Change in the Numeratror on a Ratio's Value
- Fraction to Percentage Conversion Table
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Diffculty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**6. PROFIT AND LOSS**

- Introduction
- Theory
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**7. INTEREST**

- Introduction
- Concept of Time Value of Money
- Simple Interests
- Compound Interest
- Depreciation of Value
- Population
- Applications of Interests in D.I.
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Answer key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**8. RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION**

- Introduction
- Ratio
- Mathematical Uses of Ratios
- Proportion
- Variation
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**9. TIME AND WORK**

- Introduction
- Alternative Approach
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**10. TIME, SPEED AND DISTANCE**

- Introduction
- Theory of TSD
- An Application of Alligation in Time, Speed and Distance
- Applications of Time, Speed and Distance
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts
- Block Review Tests

**BLOCK -- IV**

- Back to School
- Preassessment Test

**11. GEOMETRY AND MENSURATION**

**PART I: GEOMETERY**

- Introduction
- Theory
- Straight Lines
- Polygons
- Triangles (D)
- Equilateral Triangles (of side a)
- Quadrilaterals
- Types of Quadrilaterals
- Regular Hexagon
- Circles
- Ellipse
- Star

**PART II: MENSURATION**

- Worked-out Problems
- How to Think in Geometry and Mensuration
- Special Note About CAT Questions Geometry
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Mensuration
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts
- Extra Practice Exercise

**12. COORDINATE GEOMETRY**

- Cartesian Coordinate System
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Block Review Tests

**BLOCK -- V**

- Back to School
- What Approach Change do you Need?
- Preassessment Test

**13. FUNCTIONS**

- Basic Methods of Representing Functions
- Even and Odd Functions
- Shifting of Graphs
- Combining Movements
- Inequalities
- Logarithms
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**14. INEQUALITIES**

- Properties of Inequalties
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**15. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS**

- Introduction
- Theory
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**16. LOGARITHMS**

- Introduction
- Theory
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts
- Block Review Tests

**BLOCK -- VI**

- Back to School
- The Tool Box Approach to P&C
- Pre-assessment Test

**17. PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS**

- Standard Theory
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcut
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**18. PROBABILITY**

- Concept and Importance of Probability
- Underlying Factors for Real-Life Estimation of Probability
- Basic Facts About Probability
- Some Important Considerationswhile Defining Event
- Another Approach to Look at the Probability Problems
- Worked-out Problems
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts

**19. SET THEORY**

- Set Theory
- Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
- Answer Key
- Solutions & Shortcuts
- Block Review Tests

**MOCK TEST PAPERS
MODEL TEST PAPER**

Book Details | |
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Publisher | TMH |

Exam | CAT |

ISBN-10 | 1259027015 |

Edition | 5th Edition |

Number of Pages | 704 Pages |

Publication Year | 2012 |

Language | English |

ISBN-13 | 9781259027017 |

Binding | Paperback |

Dimensions | |
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Weight | 1318 |

Contributors | |
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Author | ARUN SHARMA |

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★★★★★

Abhishek lodha

Jul 1, 2015

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Very good book if your concepts are clear

only book that is good for aptitude i first did r s agarwal then i ran out of question so ordered this...books explains many way ways of doing a question....when you read you read like a novel it is written in such a way...Also better than TMH abhijeet guha....

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ANINDYA CHOWDHURY

Jun 11, 2015

Dont Buy the ebook

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Abhilash Mahadevan

Jun 4, 2015

Dusty cover and frayed edges

I purchased the product from the seller Neelkanth Prakashan. The book is fine but the edges were slightly torn and frayed when it came, and the book cover was very dusty. Didn't feel like a new book at all; I thought it could be a resold product when i first saw it, except the pages are crisp and ob…
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Gautam

May 25, 2015

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Awesome book. Delivery as always Very fast. Thank u Flipkart!!

Well LOD 1 is easy LOD 2 is learning And LOD 3 is bouncing lol :/ Book is very nice...Hoping to go for 1 chapter dailyy... U should go through this book buddy if u want real maths...Trust me

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kasim

May 9, 2015

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good book

for preparing quantitative it is very nice book.it is having very three levels which helps in different competitive exams.it is fully updated.

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★★★★★

Debadutta Mohanty

Oct 12, 2012

A 'NO' for beginners....great for experts

no solutions for difficult portions,to complex hints makes it difficult for beginners to follow it...but if u have gone through your coaching materials and you have a tutor to clarify you your doubts then it can work as a reference book....thats it...
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Joonak Deka

Jun 21, 2013

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For a first timer this book can do no good....Level of difficult is divided into three parts .but sometimes it becomes difficult to solve some probs from LOD 1 ...its also very hard to understand the basic concepts of some portions...Not a book for those who have just started preparing for the competitive exams...
★★★★★

Yasser Khan

Feb 11, 2012

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Incredible for someone who has little QA knowledge.

I started this book after a little warm up in Quants with the help of a different study material, so which implies that I knew some concepts already before turning the cover page of this book.The first day with this book was really enjoyable. The theory part is explained in an apt way along with the problem exercise. So one can expect thorough concept building plus problem practice from this book. I haven't finished the book but so far so good. The different levels of difficulty are providing useful information and I'm getting a good grasp of things out of this book.

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Abhishek Sharma

Sep 23, 2011

Hi

Well i've heard a lot of CAT aspirants talking about the concepts and shortcuts used in this book.But from my experience i think the three level of difficulties part stands on top.I don't know what was in the mind of Arun Sharma when he wanted to publish this book,there is no explanation given for the Block review tests.Infact,i couldn't find solutions to the preassessment tests given before every block.But still its helpful in cracking CAT as i found some core difficult question in LOD3.
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ROHIT KOVILI

Jan 23, 2012

GO FOR IT IF U NEED A PRACTICE

The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

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Snehasis Dash

Mar 10, 2014

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fantastic

The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

Three layered difficulty familiar… (Expand)

★★★★★

Omkar Raut

Jul 10, 2012

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Perfect example of clarity

This book is a classic example of clarity and detailing. It gives an easy-to-understand matter to know Quantitative Aptitude better.All the chapters are well covered with different types of questions on that chapter. The reader gets accustomed to all kinds of possible questions which can be asked in the CAT.

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Priya Pandey

Mar 14, 2014

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How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test 5th Edition

good book for cat and elitmus.written in a very simple language and brings some short formulas in front.overall it is helpful...
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Shruti Singh

Mar 14, 2014

Best book for Quantitative Aptitude

The book was really awesome.It helped me a lot to enhance my aptitude skills.Earlier I was facing a lot of problems in most of the chapters of quant like Number System,Algebra,Probability etc.According to me,Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma is the best book for the CAT aspirants.
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Manish Anand

Jul 16, 2012

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Must have for Practicing Quant

A really good book for practice.The book contains a lot of tips, shortcuts to help build up apart from topic wise questions, mocks.

All CAT topics are covered with different difficulty level questions on that topic.

Specially recommended for working professionals

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