Quantitative Aptitude is a very important section of the SBI PO syllabus. Any candidate preparing for SBI PO exam needs a deep understanding of the concepts to excel in this section. For the SBI PO exam, there are a total of 35 questions, each carrying one mark. This section tests the problem-solving capability of the student and thus awards marks accordingly.
The syllabus of quantitative aptitude for SBI Clerk and SBI PO are almost identical. The only difference is that the level of difficulty for SBI PO is more than that of SBI Clerk exam. Find more about the syllabus by visiting BYJU’S Exam Prep.
SBI PO syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
The syllabus for the quantitative aptitude for SBI PO exam are as follows. MAke sure that you practise as many questions to excel the exam.
- Simplification/ Approximation
It includes a simple question of simplifying equations and guessing approximate values.
- Profit and loss
It includes formula based problem questions
- Mixture and Alligation
As the name suggests, it has problems of mixtures and alligations
- Probability and Permutation, Combination
It includes problems of application of formulas of permutation and combination and value based questions based on probability.
- Work and Time
Formula based direct problems on work and time.
- Sequence & Series
It includes identification and recognition of series types and problems based on completing series.
- Simple Interest & Compound Interests
It involves questions based on the formulas of simple Interest as well as compound interest.
- Surds & Indices
It includes basic problems and formulas of the chapter Surds and Indices.
- Mensuration- Sphere, Cones as well as Cylinders
Mensuration includes the study of figures and diagrams and solving problems according to their formulas.
- Time & Distance
Majorly all problems of this chapter are based on formulas. It also has joint questions based on the double application of formulas.
- Data Interpretation
It involves graphs and figures. Data is interpreted from them, and thus the problem is solved.
- Ratio & Proportion
It involves the basic problems of ratio and proportion.
- Number Systems
Theoretical questions are asked from this chapter.
The chapter involves questions of all categories, but in a way that formulas of percentage are applied.
Working on these chapters will definitely help you in scoring good marks in the quantitative aptitude section of the SBI PO Exam.
Books to Ace the Quantitative Aptitude Section
The quantitative aptitude section requires a good practice of questions along with the right knowledge of theories, concepts, and formulas. The books that are most suitable to attain the same are:
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
When it comes to Quantitative Aptitude, there is nothing better than the books of R.S. Aggarwal. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations is the best in terms of explanations as well as questions provided for practice. The solved examples promote a better understanding of all topics.
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Topic Wise Solved Papers by Disha Publication.
Another important book is Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Topic Wise Solved Papers by Disha Publication. Solved questions help in getting a practical idea about the types of questions asked in exams and the right way to answer them. You can refer to this book to learn how to analyse a question better.
You must also practice DI from Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma.
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