CAT 2015 Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips
Quantitative Aptitude questions are based on mathematical questions that are on logistics and theories. To solve these questions , the students gets a 60 minutes time limit and this year it would only be a QA section and not Data Interpretation. Kindly find below the top 20 CAT Quantitative Aptitude questions that would test your skill.
Solving QA section can be quite challenging for test takers as the difficulty level of this section, based on past years trend has been of difficult to moderate level. This section also would be the first section in this paper.
The New Exam Pattern For CAT will cover following three sections:-
|Section||Number of Questions||Duration|
|Data interpretation and logical reasoning||32||60|
|Verbal and Reading comprehension||34||60|
|Total duration||180 minutes|
This has led to decrease in the weightage of Quantitative ability section from 50 to 34 although all the questions will carry equal marks whether it is an objective type or descriptive one. So, the quant section will have following pattern
Name of the Section
Number of Questions Asked
Type of Questions
Time allotted for this section
Quantitative Ability (QA)
MCQs and Descriptive
How to Crack CAT 2015 Quantitative Ability
- Arithmetic – Number Systems and Number Theory, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Speed, Time and Distance, Pipes and Cisterns, Races, Averages, Ratio, Proportion, Mixtures and Alligations
- Algebra – Linear and Quadratic Equation – Practice Questions, Logarithm, Progressions – AP, GP, HP, Binomial Theorem Inequalities, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Function, Set Theory
- Geometry – Geometry, Co ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration
CAT 2015 Quantitative Ability with 20 questions; Approach with right strategy to score high percentile :
Quantitative Ability – Geometry
Quantitative Ability – Logarithm
Quantitative Ability – Probability
Quantitative Ability – Percentage
1. Two students appeared at an examination. One of them secured 9 marks more than the other and his marks was 56% of the sum of their marks. What are the marks obtained by them?
A. 42, 33 B. 42, 36 C. 44, 33 D. 44, 36
Ans – A
2. If A = x% of y and B = y% of x, then which of the following is true?
A. None of these B. A is smaller than B. C. Relationship between A and B cannot be determined.
D. If x is smaller than y, then A is greater than B. E. A is greater than B.
Ans – A
3. If 20% of a = b, then b% of 20 is the same as:
A. None of these B. 10% of a C. 4% of a D. 20% of a
Ans – C
4. Two numbers A and B are such that the sum of 5% of A and 4% of B is two-third of the sum of 6% of A and 8% of B. Find the ratio of A : B.
A. 2 : 1 B. 1 : 2 C. 1 : 1 D. 4 : 3
Ans – D
5. Two employees X and Y are paid a total of Rs. 550 per week by their employer. If X is paid 120 percent of the sum paid to Y, how much is Y paid per week?
A. Rs. 150 B. Rs. 300 C. Rs. 250 D. Rs. 200
Ans – C