Tips for Solving Aptitude Questions for Placement and Competitive Exams:

Objective of this article:“Learn the secrets behind solving aptitude easily, explained how from my experience”.

Many people find it hard to solve aptitude and get disappointed when they score less.  So here is a guidance for everyone who find aptitude tough. This article is written based upon my experience.

Here are some reasons why some of us feel aptitude hard:

1. Fear of mathematics.
2. Weak in basics of maths.
3. Lack of practice.

• Learn the basics of math. If you have good math basics of the topics covered till your 12th then consider you are all set to start practicing for your aptitude exam.
• Always remember the basic formula. Example:  Formulae like (a+b)2=a2+b2+2ab, etc. Such formulae are important so memorize them.
• Along with the formula also learn the logical concept behind it, because one question may be asked in different ways so knowing the concept is important.
• Be perfect with tables from 1 to 20. If you don’t know then start practicing now. It is important because they help you do the multiplication part very fast. In most of the problems the multiplication part includes only tables from 1 to 20.
• Solve as many as papers you can. The more you practice the faster you can solve the problems. You can get papers from website and books.
• If you’re weak in some topic don’t try to escape hang to it and keep practicing till you get perfect that will make you at it.
• Do the sums with concentration. Read the question carefully and clearly, there will be a lot of unwanted information in the question, ignore such things. They are just given to confuse you.
• Do the sums with confidence and at the same time don’t over look things with your over confidence.
• Many of the questions will be very easy. So, when you get answer easily don’t think that “this may be the answer”.
• Avoid using paper and pen for small calculations. Using pen and paper for every small question may consume your time.
• During examination do all the sums which you are good at, later solve the sums which are tough and take time.
• Don’t study anything new just before your examination. Go to the hall peacefully.
• If there is negative marking, then  answer only those questions for which you know the answer for sure.

If you follow all these guide lines, I’m sure you’ll score good marks in your test. All the best!

-“SS”, Author of this site

1. nice topic. very useful.

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• Hi Mahesh,

Thank you so much for your interest in the above topic on Aptitude and also for the link. Others will also find your link very useful.

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2. these r very good n basic tips to improve our aptitude skills

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3. pls tell me the commone maths formulas usefull for solving aptitude based on maths

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• Hi Mayur,

Please follow Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R. S. Aggarwal, it contains all the formulae and solved examples. You will find it very useful.

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4. how to prepare for the group(4) paper1 exams plzzzzzzzzzzzzz… help me

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5. santhanam
Nov 16, 2012 @ 20:39:58

thank u friend

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6. thanku mate. Ur words are very encouraging.
Good portray indeed

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7. i did not have maths in my 12th as well as my graduation so how i have to prepare for my aptitude ..

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8. palani
Feb 01, 2013 @ 19:16:46

how to remember aptitude ,

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9. Really indiabix is very good website and hats-off for those who are creators of indiabix…….

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11. jyothirmai
Mar 03, 2014 @ 22:01:28

These are very useful tips to all age students and better to state with examples i think so ……any ways thanks to the creator

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