The Quantitative Aptitude section in TANCET evaluates a aspirant’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 inaccurate response warrants a negative marking of -0.2.
Because of the provision for negative marking in this section, it is very important that aspirants attempt the QA questions cautiously, in order to score well in TANCET, as negative marking can bring down your composite score.
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 nearly 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:
|Arithmetic||Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Speed-Time-Distance, Time & Work, Averages, HCF & LCM, Simple & Compound Interest|
|Algebra||Fundamental Equations, Factors, Indices, Improvmentsion (Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic), Linear and Quadratic Equation, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Permutations & Combinations, Surds, Determinants, Matrices|
|Geometry & Mensuration||Rectangular 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:
|Calculus||Function 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 Equation||Differential equations of first orders with solutions, Linear differential equations and their constant coefficients, Homogeneous linear equations|
|Probability & Statistics||Basic 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.|
Aspirants preparing for TANCET should follow the proverb ‘Exercise makes perfect’ to the T, as in an important section like the Quantitative Aptitude. The key is the continuous exercise in a timed setting.
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.
|TANCET MBA – Anna University||E.S. Ramasamy||Sura Books Pvt Ltd|
|TANCET MCA – Anna University||V.V.K Subburaj||Pearson Education|
|MBA Entrance Examination: Famous Master Guide||Hashem Abul and Gupta Anjani||Ramesh Publishing House|
|Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations||Dinesh Khattar||Pearson Education|
|Numerical Methods||Srimanta Pal||-|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R.S. Agarwal||S. Chand|
We hope this article will help you fetch better marks in TANCET 2018. Good luck! The exam for MBA/MCA will be held on May 19 (May 20 for other courses).