The Quantitative secti on measures your basic mathemati cal skill s, understanding of el ementarymathemati cal concepts, and the ability to reason quantitatively and solve problems i n a quanti tative setting. There i s a balance of questi ons requiri ng basi c knowl edge of ari thmetic, al gebra, geometry, and data analysis. These are essential content areas usually studied at the hi gh school level.

The questions i n the quantitative section can al so be from

• Discrete Quantitative Question

• Quantitative Comparison Question

• Data Interpretation Question etc.

The di stributi on in thi s gui de i s only to facilitate the candi dates. This di stri bution is not a part of test templ ate, so, a test may contain all the questi ons of one format or may have a random number of questi ons of different formats.

This chapter i s divi ded i nto 4 major secti ons. The fi rst di scusses the syll abus/contents in each secti on of the test respecti vely and the remai ning three secti ons address the questi on format, guide lines to attempt the questions i n each format and some exampl e questi ons.

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The foll owing are some key points, whi ch are phrased here to refresh your knowl edge of basic arithmeti c princi pl es.

o ais negative

o ais zero

o ais positive

• The only number that is equal to its opposite is 0 (e.g. 0 a a only if a =−=)

• If 0 is multiplied to any other number, it will make it zero ( 00 a×=).

• Product or quotient of two numbers of the same sign are always positive and of a different sign are always negative. E.g. if a positive number is multiplied to a negative number the result will be negative and if a negative number is divided by another negative number the result will be positive.

See the following tables for all combinations.

The questions i n the quantitative section can al so be from

• Discrete Quantitative Question

• Quantitative Comparison Question

• Data Interpretation Question etc.

The di stributi on in thi s gui de i s only to facilitate the candi dates. This di stri bution is not a part of test templ ate, so, a test may contain all the questi ons of one format or may have a random number of questi ons of different formats.

This chapter i s divi ded i nto 4 major secti ons. The fi rst di scusses the syll abus/contents in each secti on of the test respecti vely and the remai ning three secti ons address the questi on format, guide lines to attempt the questions i n each format and some exampl e questi ons.

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**2.1 General Mathematics Review**

**2 . 1. 1 Arithmetic**The foll owing are some key points, whi ch are phrased here to refresh your knowl edge of basic arithmeti c princi pl es.

#### Basic arithmetic

• For any number a, exactly one of the following is true:o ais negative

o ais zero

o ais positive

• The only number that is equal to its opposite is 0 (e.g. 0 a a only if a =−=)

• If 0 is multiplied to any other number, it will make it zero ( 00 a×=).

• Product or quotient of two numbers of the same sign are always positive and of a different sign are always negative. E.g. if a positive number is multiplied to a negative number the result will be negative and if a negative number is divided by another negative number the result will be positive.

See the following tables for all combinations.

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