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Non – Mathematics students often find quantitative analysis as their bugbear. After high school they have not been in touch with mathematics which leads them to forsake it. There is where you lose confidence and hence, half of the battle is already lost. More than anything else, CAT is a test of your focus and perseverance. Don’t forget that everyone studied mathematics till at least class 10th which is sufficient knowledge to form a good base to start with. What is needed, is a slight extra brushing up of concepts. Mathematics in CAT requires basic knowledge, whatever we have studied from class 6 to 10. The only prerequisite is that you should be very clear with the concepts. In case you are not clear with them, it is not a problem as you have lost no time till now. Spend good time in rereading and preparing the same for the exam.
Educolada is spreading along it’s best tips to put you in a good stead for preparing mathematics in CAT exam.
- Enhance Basic Skills:
Improve your basic mathematical skills, especially speed and accuracy. Be familiar with numbers, calculations and basic arithmetic. There is no skill that can not be learnt with time. If you have a basic level of curiosity and understanding about how to move from step I to step II, you can definitely hope to do well.
- Practice A Lot:
This may sound like an obvious point but trust me, you would find no substitute to practice. Being a student with non math background, you must be good at understanding and applying the concepts. It is suggested to pick NCERT books first and then go for other books if you are starting from the scratch.
- Conceive The Formulas:
Never try to learn formula lists. Rather try to understand the formation of the equations or signs in the formula. If you observe and analyze by dividing it in sets and steps, the formula progresses to the answer, and you will be able to understand it much easily.”
- Objectify The Concepts:
Connect between the formula with something that you can easily relate to. Associate the numbers and variables to certain elements that are non-mathematical and easy to remember. This trick can be even used to remember complex formulas.
- Never Lose Focus:
It always feels reluctant to focus when you try to study while feeling hungry or distracted. This is because you can’t wait to go after something more interesting or tempting than studying. To exempt losing your focus, quit studying right at the moment and satisfy yourself first.