TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude 2018

Last Updated - April 05 2018

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.

Important Topics in Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Quantitative Aptitude 2018

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:

ArithmeticPercentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Speed-Time-Distance, Time & Work, Averages, HCF & LCM, Simple & Compound Interest
AlgebraFundamental Equations, Factors, Indices, Improvmentsion (Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic), Linear and Quadratic Equation, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Permutations & Combinations, Surds, Determinants, Matrices
Geometry & MensurationRectangular 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:

CalculusFunction 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 EquationDifferential equations of first orders with solutions, Linear differential equations and their constant coefficients, Homogeneous linear equations
Probability & StatisticsBasic 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.

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Preparation Tips for Quantitative Ability 2018

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.

  • Preparation for Quantitative Aptitude should be 5-pronged: structured study plan, pursuing right reference material, sample paper exercise, speed, and accuracy, and to top it all, self-care.
  • Pursuing the right reference books not only helps you cover the test syllabus in a very structured attitude but is also operational for good preparation.
  • Repeated workings of TANCET mock tests within specific time-frame can help you improve your speed as well as accuracy.
  • Speed and accuracy during the entrance test, aspirants are allowed a fixed time-frame to clear the entire paper of various sections. So, speed to clear the paper on time and attempting each question with accuracy is very important. More so, because in Quantitative Aptitude section, there is provision for negative marking which can reduce the composite score of an aspirant. As such it is very important to maintain speed in attempting the mock test papers while being correct at the same time in the responses.
  • Taking care of oneself is crucial for any kind of success and if you are not fit enough to write your exam, no amount of preparation and exercise can help you score well in the test. Moreover, a healthy body and a calm mind will help you to focus well and thus perform better in. So, self-care is of paramount importance.
  • Structured Study Plan is crucial to identify your strengths and weaknesses in terms of topics to be covered and also schedule each of them for maximum exercise time.
  • Mock Test Papers gives aspirants nearly the real feel and solving as many mock tests as you can in a timed fashion can help you immensely in securing a higher rank in the test.
  • Pursuing the formulae of the important topics on a regular basis can help you in solving the problems faster.

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Preparation Books for Quantitative Ability 2018

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.

Book TitleAuthorPublisher
TANCET MBA – Anna UniversityE.S. RamasamySura Books Pvt Ltd
TANCET MCA – Anna UniversityV.V.K SubburajPearson Education
MBA Entrance Examination: Famous Master GuideHashem Abul and Gupta AnjaniRamesh Publishing House
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance ExaminationsDinesh KhattarPearson Education
Numerical MethodsSrimanta Pal-
Quantitative AptitudeR.S. AgarwalS. 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).

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