Number System and Arithmetic makes the foundation of one’s Quantitative Aptitude skills and go a long way in making one do well in MBA entrance exams. Let’s have a look at what these two topics consist of.
It is quite a vast topic and comprises questions from:
•Properties of Numbers
• Base System
Apart from these topics, a lot of questions are based on basic aptitude and common sense. One must be well-versed with the basic concepts and properties of numbers to score well in this area.
The major areas from where questions appear in Arithmetic are:
• Percentage and its applications
• Ratio and Mixtures, and
• Time, Speed & Distance and Work
All these topics are linked closely to one another and require one to be very comfortable with the concepts such as:
• Percentage-equivalent of Reciprocals
• Multiplying Factor and
Most of the tricky questions in Arithmetic are asked from “Mixtures and Solutions” and “Time, Speed and Distance”, and one must make sure that his/her concepts in these two topics are absolutely clear.
The beauty of both these topics is that a very simple question can be framed in such a way that it may look extremely intimidating at first glance. However, if one reads carefully and is able to comprehend the question, it will appear doable most of the times.
It is important to read a question carefully before deciding to attempt it or not. These two topics can be very scoring as one can get simple, direct, formula-based questions from them in the exam quite frequently.