Amongst the upcoming MBA exams in India, SNAP test 2019 counts amongst the popular ones. Taken by over 60k students across 92 cities, this exam acts as your one-way ticket for pursuing an MBA from one of the esteemed B-schools affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU). They rank amongst India’s top 15 B-schools and are known for their world-class campus, faculty, and placement.
However, excelling in this exam requires thorough preparation of SNAP’s all four sections – General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and General Knowledge. Each section is vastly different from the other and requires a unique approach to solve them. To help you with one of these sections, we shall discuss quantitative aptitude.
Quantitative aptitude comprises of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency. To score well in this section, you have to memorize formulas, practice shortcut methods, and solve tonnes of questions regularly. Therefore, we have listed down books from which you can periodically practice and help you complete your syllabus on time.
- Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
The proverb ‘Practice makes you perfect’ sums up the approach you must follow to prepare for quantitative aptitude. For that, you will need a comprehensive reference material that covers all the topics in detail and provides ample questions to practice these topics. In that case, consider buying this book ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ authored by R.S Aggarwal.
Released in 1989, ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ has long been a go-to book for management aspirants in India. The book has over 5500 questions, with detailed solutions for each of them. This book is also an amalgamation of questions from previous year exams and the ones that align with the modern paper pattern. It will help you analyze the level of paper difficulty throughout the years. Moreover, you can identify topics that have more weightage over others, and the type of questions repeatedly asked before. By using this information, you can create a strategy where you study and revise topics that has the potential to fetch you more marks.
The book also focuses on different types of data sets of various graphs and logical puzzles. Thus, you will anticipate the kind of questions that will be asked in data interpretation and data sufficiency.
- How to prepare for Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Quantitative aptitude in SNAP also consists of Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. Let’s know a bit more about them.
In Data Interpretation, you have to solve data sets which are made up of different types of data charts. These data charts are bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, table charts, and caselets.
On the other hand, data sufficiency questions are mathematical, followed by two or three statements. You will have to find out whether these statements individually or together provide a solution to the given problem.
While these questions are high-scoring, they are also time-consuming due to the calculations involved in it. Therefore, you will need regular practice to identify the pattern of these data sets to understand the psyche of the exam-setter. In that case, Arun Sharma’s ‘How to prepare for Data Interpretation’ will act as the perfect book for you.
The variety of questions in this book aims to improve your aptitude to analyse data, decision-making ability, and solving speed. Daily practising questions from this book will make you competent in various areas. It can be identifying trends in line graphs, percentage distribution in a pie chart, choosing the correct statement in data sufficiency questions, etc.
- Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency – Arihant
Arihant’s ‘Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency’ is another book that covers Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency in detail.
This book aims to strengthen your basic conceptual knowledge so that you are comfortable solving advanced level questions. Hence, each topic in this book is made up of three levels – basic, moderate, and advanced. By answering the questions in this book, the difficulty level of the entrance exams for MBA such as SNAP exam 2019 won’t be your biggest worry.
You will also find solved questions from previous year management exams.
By solving one of the books mentioned above, you will be brimming with confidence on the day of the exam. Ace this section, and you will take a giant step in fulfilling your ambition to pursue an MBA from SIU. All the best!