The Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal is a handbook of mathematical questions covering the extensive syllabi taken into consideration by most public competitive examinations held in the country every year. The book covers a complete range of questions, with thoroughly worked out solutions in detail.
The book has been divided into two sections, namely Arithmetic ability and data interpretation. While the former portion focuses on numbers, cube roots, decimal fractions, permutations and combinations, H.C.F & L.C.M, surds & indices and probability among the rest, the latter section provides detailed information on data tabulation, including pie charts and graphs.
The exercises after each chapter is well-designed and has complete and detailed explanation to aid the students to understand whether the sums have been done correctly or not and also to make the students understand how to arrive at the solution, should one be stuck while attempting to solve a particularly difficult sum.
For the students appearing in the examinations for the first time, the book also contains detailed solved question papers of the past year along with the unsolved ones. This is to make sure the student gets thoroughly acquainted with the paper-pattern before appearing for the examinations. For questions requiring illustrations, the book consists of detailed and step-by-step illustrations of the entire sum(s), wherever needed.
An ideal book for the students preparing for competitive examinations such as Bank PO, SBI-PO, SSC Combined preliminary examination, CBI, IBPS, RBI, CPO, Railways, Campus recruitment test and other state Government examinations along with CAT, MAT, IGNOU, Hotel Management and IIFT.
Coming from S. Chand publications, this is the seventh edition of the book and is referred by many as the “holy grail” to successfully crack the quantitative portion of the competitive examinations.
About the author:
Born in Delhi in 1946, R.S. Aggarwal completed has studied at Kirori Mal College in Delhi. He had been a lecturer in Nanak Chand Anglo Sanskrit College in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh till he managed to secure a fellowship to pursue his doctorate in Delhi University. Later on, he became a Reader in NAS, Meerut before moving to MMH, Ghaziabad. He has authored about 75 books on Mathematics for school students as well as for those appearing for competitive examinations.
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