Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations comprehensively covers topics for the Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section of competitive exams like management entrance exams, job recruitment exams etc. Summary Of The Book Competitive exams, whether they are conducted to select candidates for jobs, or for admission to post graduate and doctorate courses, test the numerical aptitude of the person taking the exam. These exams test a candidate's knowledge and skill in basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry etc. They also test the Quantitative Aptitude skills of the candidate. This book is divided into two sections. The first part covers arithmetical ability. The second part covers Data Interpretation. The first part begins by taking a look at Numbers, Average, Percentage, Decimal Fractions, H.C.F. and L.C.M., Square Roots and Cube Roots. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations also covers Problems on Numbers and Ages, Simplification, Alligations, and Logarithms. Other topics discussed include Surds and Indices, Pipes and Cistern, Chain Rule, Boats and Streams, Simple and Compound Interests, Time and Work, Partnership, Problems on Trains, and Volume and Surface Area. This text also goes into Stocks and Shares, True Discount and Banker's Discount, Games of Skill, Races, Permutations and Combination, Series, Odd Man Out, Clocks, Heights and Distances, and Calendar. The Data Interpretation part covers Tabulation and various kinds of graphs like Bar, Pie and Line Graphs. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations covers every aspect of the numerical ability section of many competitive tests. Numerous examples have been used throughout the book to illustrate the concepts and problem solving techniques. This book gives the students or candidates a good idea about the kind of questions asked in these exams. About R. S. Aggarwal R. S. Aggarwal writes books for competitive exams. Some of the other books written by this author are Senior Secondary School Mathematics for Class-12, Mathematics for Class-8 (Paperback), Mathematics for MBA Entrance Examinations (Fully Solved), A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning, and A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning. R. S. Aggarwal has written numerous books for students in school and for competitive exams. These book are known for their simple and accessible style. He studied at the Kirori Mal College, Delhi. After finishing his Master’s degree, he joined the Faculty of NAS College in Meerut. After completing his Doctorate from Delhi University, he became a Reader at NAS College. He opted for voluntary retirement in 2003.
The Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal is a handbook of mathematical questions covering the extensive syllabi taken into consideration by most public competitive examinations held in the country every year. The book covers a complete range of questions, with thoroughly worked out solutions in detail.
The book has been divided into two sections, namely Arithmetic ability and data interpretation. While the former portion focuses on numbers, cube roots, decimal fractions, permutations and combinations, H.C.F & L.C.M, surds & indices and probability among the rest, the latter section provides detailed information on data tabulation, including pie charts and graphs.
The exercises after each chapter is well-designed and has complete and detailed explanation to aid the students to understand whether the sums have been done correctly or not and also to make the students understand how to arrive at the solution, should one be stuck while attempting to solve a particularly difficult sum.
For the students appearing in the examinations for the first time, the book also contains detailed solved question papers of the past year along with the unsolved ones. This is to make sure the student gets thoroughly acquainted with the paper-pattern before appearing for the examinations. For questions requiring illustrations, the book consists of detailed and step-by-step illustrations of the entire sum(s), wherever needed.
An ideal book for the students preparing for competitive examinations such as Bank PO, SBI-PO, SSC Combined preliminary examination, CBI, IBPS, RBI, CPO, Railways, Campus recruitment test and other state Government examinations along with CAT, MAT, IGNOU, Hotel Management and IIFT.
Coming from S. Chand publications, this is the seventh edition of the book and is referred by many as the “holy grail” to successfully crack the quantitative portion of the competitive examinations.About the author:
Born in Delhi in 1946, R.S. Aggarwal completed has studied at Kirori Mal College in Delhi. He had been a lecturer in Nanak Chand Anglo Sanskrit College in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh till he managed to secure a fellowship to pursue his doctorate in Delhi University. Later on, he became a Reader in NAS, Meerut before moving to MMH, Ghaziabad. He has authored about 75 books on Mathematics for school students as well as for those appearing for competitive examinations.
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