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How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test 5th Edition (English, Paperback, ARUN SHARMA)

# How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test 5th Edition  (English, Paperback, ARUN SHARMA)

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• Language: English
• Binding: Paperback
• Publisher: TMH
• ISBN: 9781259027017, 1259027015
• Edition: 5th Edition, 2012
• Pages: 704
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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.

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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

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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• Publication Year
• 2012
• Exam
• CAT
• First Things First

• 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
• 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
• 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

4. ALLIGATIONS

• Introduction
• Theory
• Some typical situations where alligations can be used
• Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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)
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Solutions & Shortcuts

14. INEQUALITIES

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

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

16. LOGARITHMS

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

18. PROBABILITY

• Concept and Importance of Probability
• Underlying Factors for Real-Life Estimation of 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
• Solutions & Shortcuts

19. SET THEORY

• Set Theory
• Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
• Solutions & Shortcuts
• Block Review Tests

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Good Book for preparation for CAT, SSC-CGL

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Buil Your Quant Ability From Basic Level

A very helpful book for those who wants to build their quantitative aptitude ability starting from the base level. This book not only helps CAT aspirants but also those who are preparing to face Aptitude rounds in private and public sector jobs.

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Average But Of course not for Beginners & also not helpful for CAT

For the Last part that is lod III , You wont find any solution .... Am having prob in that part.......
And main thing is that many are saying it is a very good for CAT .....but, as I have completed the book I 'd say , CAT level is much higher than this BOOK....
As am a B.Tech Enggr I 'd say this book is helpful for cracking Diffrnt Companies Apti part or 1st round (specially for ELITMUS) but , book is not for CAT....

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Its a must for people who say "aptitude never comes for me"

hi frndz..
I am a person who find it,very difficult to solve the quantitative aptitude questions. And in the beginning i was using the book named "Quantitative aptitude by R.S.Aggarwal"...Well. that book could'nt give me the confidence of solving any kind of quants. But after using this book by arun sharma, it has taught me to face any kind of problems with confidence.Because the book is written in such a style that ,it is very simple to understand and the questions are splitted into various ...

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