How To Prepare Quantitative Aptitude For Bank Exams

In this article, we shall discuss how to prepare the Quantitative Aptitude section for Bank Exams.

Most candidates who are preparing for bank exams have some issues in solving the bank exams question papers accurately within a stipulated time period. Candidates face more difficulty in solving the Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability sections.

Looking for tips to prepare for the quantitative aptitude section for bank exams??

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The Reasoning section can be done if you can apply some logical thinking while solving bank exams question papers. As for the quantitative aptitude section, candidates must be quick with calculations and aware of tricks and shortcuts to solve the questions faster.

Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the exam, and only a handful can qualify. A candidate must work on every single aspect of the banking syllabus to ace the examination. There are three major posts for which bank exams are conducted each year. These include:

  • Bank PO (Probationary Officer)
  • Bank SO (Specialist Officer)
  • Bank Clerk (Junior Associates/ Assistant)

When candidates solve the Quantitative Aptitude section, most of them can solve the question correctly, but the problem is the time limit in solving every question with accuracy and speed.

Aspirants who are preparing for the upcoming bank exams can check the 10 Simple maths tricks and shortcuts at the linked article, which may help them save some time during the final examination.

Most of the time, some candidates don’t know the proper method of solving the bank exams question papers on time and lose out the opportunity of clearing this section. This is mainly due to the lack of practice that candidates are unable to crack the bank exams.

Candidates can refer to the links given below to ace the quantitative aptitude section in the upcoming bank exams 2023:

Data Sufficiency Data Interpretation for Bank Exams Problems on Ages
Pipes and Cistern Questions Simplification and Approximation Questions Bank PO Question Papers with Solutions

Bank Exam Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude Section

The Quantitative Aptitude section generally consists of 50 questions, and the questions are from some of the significant topics from the bank exam syllabus.

It is more important to know about the syllabus before preparing for the bank examination. The bank exam syllabus contains the following topics in bank exams question papers for the Quantitative Aptitude section  –

  1. Number series
  2. Decimal fractions
  3. Time, Speed and Distance
  4. Boat and Stream
  5. Allegations
  6. Averages
  7. Geometry
  8. Simple interest and Compound interest
  9. Simplification
  10. Problems based on trains
  11. Profit or Loss

Various other topics are a part of the Quantitative Aptitude syllabus. Aspirants can get the details at the linked article.

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Candidates can check the detailed section-wise bank exam syllabus at the linked article.

Here we bring you the best tips to prepare for bank exams and crack the Quantitative Aptitude section with ease:

  • Basic Concepts: 
    The Quantitative Aptitude section is completely based on the mathematical part. Some questions involve formulas, and some have basic concepts. We all know that the Quantitative Aptitude questions are related to the basic concepts which we learned at middle school from classes 6, 7 to 10. The concepts are the most important things to remember to score good marks in bank exams. Only when you are clear about your concepts, you can clear this section quickly.
  • Basic formulas and identities:
    Next comes the questions which are related to the formulas and the identities. These types of questions are important to get a good score in the bank examination because you can get the maximum score in the Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability sections.
  • Make your own shortcuts and tricks:
    Shortcut tricks will help in saving a lot of time while doing lengthy solutions. You can also find shortcut tricks of square and cubes in mathematics and use them. Try to solve the questions using different methods so that you can find the new tricks in solving the questions. Because the question model may be changed in the bank examination, and depending on the information, the method of solving the question may vary. So try to solve the questions in different methods.
  • Practice as this is the only key to success:
    This is the only key to success because without practising, you cannot solve the bank exams question papers, especially the questions related to mathematics. Practising more will help you in solving the questions in different methods, and the speed of solving the questions is also increased.
  • Time management:
    While practising the previous years’ bank exam question papers, try to find how much time you are spending in solving a single question. It is a well-known fact that the Quant section usually takes more time in solving the questions, and this is the reason why more candidates fail to clear the sectional cutoff and crack the bank examination. So it would help if you concentrated on both accuracy and proper time management while solving mathematical problems. It is also advised to take Online Quiz to learn time management. 

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To understand the scope and difficulty of Quantitative Aptitude questions you can refer to bank exam Mock Tests given below:

Important Bank/Govt Information:

SBI PO Syllabus IBPS RRB Syllabus IBPS Clerk Syllabus
SBI Clerk Syllabus RBI Assistant Syllabus RBI Grade B Syllabus
Verbal Ability – Topics & Questions Logical Reasoning Syllabus IBPS PO Syllabus

Simple Tips & Tricks to Score Well in Quantitative Aptitude Section

In addition to this information regarding bank exam preparation strategies to help you in scoring high marks in the Quantitative Aptitude section we bring you some simple, important and easy tips to score well:

  • While practising just try to make a small note of the formulas and shortcuts which you may find easy. This will help you later because at the time of the examination you cannot quickly skim through these notes for revision. So these notes can bail you out till the last moment.
  • While attempting the bank examination you must know the questions properly, i.e. the bank exam syllabus from which the questions have been asked so that you can easily an answer to a particular question.
  • No random wild guesses during the bank test. Even though you are sure about an answer, try to solve the question properly and find the answer. This is because in bank exams there is negative marking for every incorrect answer, so never forget this thing during the examination.

To learn How to Solve Number Series In Bank Exams, check at the linked article.

Candidates who follow these tips and strategies will surely qualify in the Quantitative Aptitude part of bank exams 2023.

Few other topics which shall help candidates prepare for the bank exams have been given below:

Banking Awareness General English for Competitive Exams History of Banking in India
3 Sutras to prepare for Reasoning Ability Computer Fundamentals Principles of Insurance

The candidates who are looking for good study materials to crack the bank examination can join BYJU’S Bank Exam Learning Program or check BYJU’S website regarding all kinds of bank exam preparation tips and strategies.

Quantitative Aptitude Practice Questions for Bank Exams

Q.1. A can do a certain job in 12 days. B is 60% more efficient than A. The number of days it takes B to do the same piece of work is ………

(A) 6 days

(B) 6 ¼ days

(C) 7 ½ days

(D) 8 days

Q.2. A can do a piece of work in 14 days which B can do in 21 days. They begin together but 3 days before the completion of the work, A leaves off. The total number of days to complete the work is……

(A) 6.6

(B) 8.5

(C) 10.2

(D) 13.5

Q.3. If x : y = 6 : 5, then (5x+3y) : (5x-3y) is equal to……

(A) 2 : 1

(B) 3 : 1

(C) 5 : 3

(D) 5 : 2

Q.4. What number must be added to each term of the ratio 7 : 3 so that the ratio becomes 2 : 3?

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 5

(D) can’t be determined

Q.5. The ratio of the two numbers is 3 : 4 and their sum is 420. The greater of the two numbers is……

(A) 175

(B) 200

(C) 240

(D) 315

Q.6. Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 km/ph and including stoppages, it is 45 km/ph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour?

(A) 9

(B) 10

(C) 12

(D) 20

Q.7. A walks at 4 km/ph and 4 hours after his start, B cycles after him at 10 km/ph. How far from the start does B catch up with A?

(A) 16.7 km

(B) 18.6 km

(C) 21.5 km

(D) 26.7 km

 Q.8. A thief steals a car at 2.30 pm and drives it at 60 km/ph. The theft is discovered at 3 pm and the owner sets off in another car at 75 km/ph. When will he overtake the thief?

(A) 4.30 pm

(B) 4.45 pm

(C) 5 pm

(D) 5.51 pm

Q.9. A train 100 meters long takes half a minute to cross tunnel 400 m long tunnel. The speed of the train is……

(A) 72 km/ph

(B) 65 km/ph

(C) 60 km/ph

(D) 58 km/ph

Q.10. A train 180 m long travels at 60 km/ph. A man is running at 6 km/ph in the direction opposite to that in which the train is going. The train will cross the man in….

(A) 9 sec.

(B) 16 sec.

(C) 15 sec.

(D) 17 sec.

Q.11. A batsman has a certain average of runs for 16 innings. In the 17th innings, he made a score of 85 runs, thereby increasing the average by 3, what is the average before the 17th innings?

(A) 30

(B) 32

(C) 34

(D) 35

Q.12. Three years ago, the average age of Nandu and Panna was 18 years. With Shubha joining them now, their average age became 22 years. How old is Shubha now?

(A) 27

(B) 28

(C) 24

(D) 25

Q.13. Two pipes fill a tank in 10 hours and 12 hours respectively, while a third pipe empties the full tank in 20 hours. If all the three pipes operate simultaneously, in how much time will the tank be filled?

(A) 7 hrs.

(B) 8 hrs.

(C) 7 hrs. 30 minutes.

(D) 8 hrs. 30 min.

Q.14. A person standing on a platform 160-meter-long finds that a train crosses the platform in 54 sec. but himself in 30 seconds. Then the length of the train is……

(A) 100 m

(B) 175 m

(C) 150 m

(D) 200 m

Q.15. If 30% of a number is 12.6, then the number is …….

(A) 41

(B) 51

(C) 52

(D) 42

Q.16. What will be 160% of a number whose 200% is 140?

(A) 200

(B) 160

(C) 140

(D) 112

Q.17. If A’s income is 33 1/3 % more than that of B, then how much percent is B’s income less than that of A?

(A) 25%

(B) 33 1/3 %

(C) 40%

(D) None

Q.18. 10 liters are removed from a cask full of wine containing 60 liters and is then filled with water. 10 liters of mixture is again withdrawn from the container. What quantity of wine is now left in the cask?

(A) 41 2/3

(B) 27 3/6

(C) 40

(D) cannot be determined

Q.19. A vessel contains 12 liters of wine and another contains 4 liters of water. 3 liters are taken from each and transferred to the other. Then again, 3 liters are taken from each vessel and transferred to the other. Ratio of wine to water in the two vessels in ….

(A) the first vessel is higher

(B) the second vessel is higher

(C) both are the same

(D) none of these

Q.20. A milk vendor purchases 33 liters of milk containing milk and water in the ratio 12: 1. He wants to make this an 11: 2 solution of milk and water and sell the entire quantity at the cost price. How much water needs to be added?

(A) 3 litres

(B) 2 9/11 litres

(C) 2.5 litres

(D) None of these

Q.21. A man buys eggs at 2 for Rs. 1 and an equal number at 3 for Rs. 2 and sells the whole at 5 for Rs. 3. His gain or loss percent is…….

(A) 2 2/7 %

(B) 3 6/7 %

(C) 3 2/7 %

(D) 2 6/7 %

Q.22. A sells a bicycle to B at a profit of 20% and B sells it to C at a profit of 25%. If C pays Rs. 1500, what did A pay for it?

(A) Rs. 825

(B) Rs. 1000

(C) Rs.110

(D) Rs. 1125

Q.23. Two mixers and a TV cost Rs. 7000, while 2 TVs and a mixer cost Rs. 9800. The value of one TV is……

(A) Rs. 2800

(B) Rs. 2100

(C) Rs. 4200

(D) Rs. 8400

Q.24. A copper wire having 0.20 cm as the radius of its circular section is one-meter long. It is melted and spherical balls of radius 0.20 cm are made. The number of balls that can be made is……

(A) 300

(B) 375

(C) 275

(D) 350

Q.25. The altitude of a circular cylinder is increased six times and the base area is decreased to one-ninth of its value. The factor by which the lateral surface of the cylinder increases is….

(A) ½ m

(B) 2/3 m

(C) 3/2 m

(D) 2 m

Q.26. A circular pipe is to be so designed that water flowing through it at a velocity of 4 meters per minute is collected at its open end of 11 cubic meters per minute. What should be the inner radius of the pipe?

(A) ½ m

(B) 1/Ö2 m

(C) Ö2 m

(D) 2 m

Q.27. ASCII code is a 7 bit code for……

(A) letters

(B) numbers

(C) other symbols

(D) all of these

Q.28. How many bytes are there in 1011 1001 0110 1110 numbers?

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 4

(D) 8

Q.29. An OR gate has 6 inputs, how many input words are in its truth table?

(A) 64

(B) 32

(C) 16

(D) 128

Q.30. A boy divides the numbers 7654, 8506 and 9997 by a certain largest number and he gets the same remainder in each case. What is the common remainder? 

  1. 156
  2. 199
  3. 211
  4. 231

Q.31. What is the greatest number which on dividing 1223 and 2351 leaves remainders 90 and 85 respectively?

  1. 1133
  2. 127
  3. 42
  4. 1100

Q.32. If the HCF of two numbers is 11 and the product of these numbers is 363, what is the greater number?

  1. 9
  2. 22
  3. 33
  4. 11

Q.33. A train covers a distance of 12 km in 10 minutes. If it takes 6 seconds to pass a telegraph post, then the length of the train is :

(a) 90 m

(b) 100 m

(c) 120 m

(d) 140 m

The solutions can be found in the PDF link given below:

Solutions for Bank Exam Quantitative Aptitude –Download PDF Here

Given below are some valuable information regarding the best study materials for bank exam preparation:

BYJU’S – The Learning App: This is a banking exam preparation app, where we provide a tablet learning program which consists of videos, which are taught by Professionals. There are many benefits of using this app such as:

  • Time-saving: You can understand the concepts in less time.
  • Regular tests: Whenever you complete watching any concept, then there will be a test given on that concept and a detailed report is given based on your test performance.
  • Practice papers: There are many sample tests like previous years’ bank exam question papers, sample papers, adaptive learning, etc. for better grasping of knowledge.

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For more information about strategies for preparing for the Quantitative Aptitude section and if you have any queries regarding any bank exam, then feel free to visit BYJU’S website or talk to our Academic Counsellors to learn more.


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