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TANCET Preparation Tips 2018 for Quantitative Aptitude

Last Updated - May 18, 2018

The Quantitative Aptitude section in TANCET evaluates a candidate’s skills in solving mathematical problems based on primarily elementary topics and some complex topics from the Intermediate or equivalent level. This section takes up about 25 % of the whole paper and each incorrect answer warrants a negative marking of -0.2.

Because of the provision for negative marking in this section, it is very important that candidates attempt the QA questions carefully, in order to score well in TANCET, as negative marking can bring down your composite score.


Important Topics in TANCET Quantitative Aptitude

TANCET MBA question paper consists of four sections while TANCET MCA paper has six sections. In both the papers, Quantitative Ability is a crucial section carrying almost equal weightage.

TANCET syllabus for both MBA as well as MCA covers elementary mathematical topics and some complex topics from the intermediate level.

The quantitative section of TANCET 2018 will have questions from the following topics:

TopicSub-topic
ArithmeticPercentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Speed-Time-Distance, Time & Work, Averages, HCF & LCM, Simple & Compound Interest
AlgebraFundamental Equations, Factors, Indices, Progression (Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic), Linear and Quadratic Equation, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Permutations & Combinations, Surds, Determinants, Matrices
Geometry & MensurationRectangular Cartesian coordinates, Equations of a line, Midpoints, Intersections, Circle, Distance, Lines, Parabola, Cylinder, Cone, Ellipse, Hyperbola, Scaling, Rotation

Quantitative Aptitude section of TANCET MCA will additionally cover the following topics:

TopicsSub-Topic
CalculusFunction Limits, Continuous Functions, Maxima & Minima, Normal & Tangents, Integration of Function by Parts, Substitution and partial fractions, Defining integral applications to volumes, Surfaces of frustums of sphere, Defining integral applications to volumes
Differential EquationDifferential equations of first orders with solutions, Linear differential equations and their constant coefficients, Homogeneous linear equations
Probability & StatisticsBasic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersions, skewness and kurtosis, random variable and distribution functions, mathematical expectations, Binomial, Poisson, normal distributions, curve fitting, and the principle of least squares, correlation, and regression.

TANCET Preparation Tips for Quantitative Ability

Candidates preparing for TANCET should follow the proverb ‘Practice makes perfect’ to the T, as in an important section like the Quantitative Aptitude. The key is continuous practice in a timed setting.

  • Repeated workings on TANCET mock tests within specific time-frame can help you improve your speed as well as accuracy.
  • Studying the formulae of the important topics on a regular basis can help you in solving the problems faster.
  • Preparation for Quantitative Aptitude should be 5-pronged: structured study plan, studying right reference material, sample paper practice, speed, and accuracy, and to top it all, self-care.
  • Structured Study Plan is crucial to identify your strengths and weaknesses in terms of topics to be covered and also schedule each of them for maximum practice time.
  • Studying the right reference books not only helps you cover the test syllabus in a very structured manner but is also operational for good preparation. Check all TANCET Preparation Books 2018
  • Mock Test Papers gives candidates almost the real feel and solving as many mock tests as you can in a timed fashion can help you immensely in securing a higher rank in the test.
  • Speed and accuracy during the entrance test, candidates are allowed a fixed time-frame to complete the entire paper of different sections. So, speed to complete the paper on time and attempting each question with accuracy is very important. More so, because in Quantitative Aptitude section, there is provision for negative marking which can reduce the composite score of a candidate. As such it is very important to maintain speed in attempting the mock test papers while being accurate at the same time in the answers.
  • Taking care of oneself is crucial for any kind of success and if you are not fit enough to write your exam, no amount of preparation and practice can help you score well in the test. Moreover, a healthy body and a calm mind will help you to focus well and thus perform better in. So, self-care is of paramount importance.

TANCET Preparation Books for Quantitative Ability

Plenty of books are available in the market for the preparation of the Quantitative Aptitude topics mentioned above. Here we tabulate a few of them that you can consider referring to in your preparation for QA section of TANCET MBA/MCA.

Book TitleAuthorPublisher
TANCET MBA – Anna UniversityE.S. RamasamySura Books Pvt Ltd
TANCET MCA – Anna UniversityV.V.K SubburajPearson Education
MBA Entrance Examination: Popular Master GuideHashem Abul and Gupta AnjaniRamesh Publishing House
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance ExaminationsDinesh KhattarPearson Education
Numerical MethodsSrimanta Pal-
Quantitative AptitudeR.S. AgarwalS. Chand

We hope this article will help you fetch better marks in TANCET 2018. The exam for MBA/MCA will be held on May 19 (May 20 for other courses). Good luck!


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