Quantitative Aptitude (QA) happens to be one prime tool used by Academicians & Recruiters alike for gauging the mental faculty of a prospective student/employee. I found through careful analysis of the entrance/recruitment exams over a period of close to two years of my blogging career that QA section is all pervasive – you just can not escape from it!
You can also check this yourself through my following blog posts on exam pattern analysis of entrance/recruitment exams:
Bank Exam pattern analysis: Similarity in Bank Exams
ATMA VS. MAT – A comparative analysis
Above are just few samples of the exam pattern and if you dig more, you would find more of such exam patterns in which you would find that Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section contributes from 20% to 25% of total questions (and hence total marks) being asked in these competitive exams – although it may be asked in different flavors such as Numerical Aptitude, Numerical reasoning etc.
So how do you prepare for such an important exam section as QA?
There are tools: online sample papers & books for QA, which I have been posting from time to time, specific to that entrance/recruitment exams exam.
In addition to above, I would like to introduce you to a very good tool now made available by Ravi Handa (B. Tech/M. Tech in CS from IITKGP) and now a QA faculty at IMS Kolkata. He along with two other friends have put up a video-tutorial website: www.handakafunda.com
The content is entirely free (save for a 15 second free registration) and as per them the objective for putting up the website is two fold:1) To aid students in adapting to online preparations for the exams.
2) To help the students who cannot go to a regular coaching class.
On being invited by Ravi to review the site, I found the site to be very focused – dealing with a single exam section called "Quantitative Aptitude". QA has again been categorized into five sub-sections: Number System, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry & Modern Maths. In each of these five sub-sections, you have tutorials on exam topics (such as Time Speed Distance, Time & Work in Arithmetic section) – averaging about two videos on each tutorial.
The video content is extremely good and is very specific. Even an average person like me could understand the topics which seemed so difficult as the following two videos on "Reminder Theorem" would show:
Besides, the online video tutorial, handakafunda site also has a very active web-Forum, where I found queries posted by students are invariably being replied by QA experts.
If you would like to grow your QA basics, handakafunda is a very good tool. Hope you would visit the site and comment upon the same here or by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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