TANCET is conducted to grant admission to courses such as MCA, MBA, MTECH, ME among others. It is scheduled to be conducted tentatively in March and comprises 100 questions to be completed in 120 minutes. This basic exam pattern remains same while the syllabus differs as per the requirement of course. Mathematics or Quantitative Aptitude is the common subject amongst TANCET syllabus for all courses. Many students find it to be the most difficult section. However difficult, it can definitely be tackled with reasonable and continuous hard work.
Many aspirants lack a proper plan, reason why they suffer in the exam due to lesser proficiency in mathematics. We’ve discussed how one can prepare for this section to clear the mathematics section of TANCET.
How to Prepare for TANCET MBA Mathematics (Quantitative Aptitude) Section?
Quantitative Aptitude is an important section for any MBA entrance exam and so for TANCET as well. Out of a total number of 100 questions, this subject will occupy anywhere from 20-25. The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude section of TANCET MBA will include:
- Arithmetic: – Ratios, Percentages, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Time and Work
- Algebra: – Quadratic Equations, Functions, Progressions, Inequalities
- Number System: – Factors, Number properties, LCM HCF
- Geometry: – Triangles, Circles, Co-ordinate Geometry, Angles, Mensuration
- Modern Mathematics: – Permutation and Combination, Logs, Set Theory, Probability
To cover this vast syllabus in the best possible manner and to ace this section of TANCET, you need to take care of few things and have a proper plan. Here is the preparation strategy that one should follow to prepare for TANCET (MBA) Quantitative Aptitude section:
Have a long-term plan in hand
First of all, you need to decide that how much time you are going to invest in activities such as completing the syllabus, easy & mid-level practice, advanced level practice and revision.TANCET MBA is to be held on March 25, and if you start now, you roughly have 3 months for the preparation.
So, in these 3 months, ideally you should complete your syllabus in first 45 days or less than that. Next 30 days you can put in typical exam level practice (which consists of easy-medium questions), and last 20 days you should do revision and some advanced level practice as well.
Execute your plan in weekly targets
Although you are making a long-term plan, its execution is always going to happen in weekly or even daily targets. For instance, you can target number system in the first week, algebra in the second and so on. You will need to keep a track of your progress to succeed.
Target Arithmetic and Number System
Although all the topics are equally important, certain topics such as arithmetic and number system are mostly featured in high frequency in TANCET. Also, these questions are usually of easy level which serves as the cherry on a cake. Therefore, you should not miss out on these.
Focus on speed building
TANCET is a speed-based exam. 120 minutes to do 100 questions, which means you have a little more than a minute for every question. This simply translates into the fact that to ace this exam, you need to have a good speed. And mostly, this is the only section which eats up a lot of time for most of the examinees.
But if you focus on speed, you can gain an advantage over others because you will have more time to focus on other sections. Or the other way around, you can solve more questions than other candidates. But do take care that gaining speed should not result in decrease in accuracy.
Get the right books
It is very important to have right kind of books with you. TANCET Quantitative Aptitude certainly is not as tough as national level MBA exams, so be selective while going for any book. We suggest you to go for books such as TANCET MBA Anna University Exam Book by ES Ramasamy and TANCET MBA Superior Guide by Sakthi Publishing House. For additional preparation, aspirants can solve Quantitative Aptitude book by RS Aggarwal.
How to prepare for Mathematics section for TANCET (Engineering)?
Preparing for TANCET Mathematics section for engineering exams is considerably different from the way you prepare for MBA. The topics and the questions are of graduation level.
Engineering mathematics section of TANCET will include topics such as Determinants & Matrices, Calculus & Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Functions of Complex Variables & Complex Integration, Transforms, Numerical Methods and Applied Probability.
Go through the syllabus quickly
Since you have already studied all of this in your graduation, you must complete your syllabus quickly. The ideal time is to do it within 20 to 30 days. It is completely up to you that which books you use for revision. Pick up the books which suits you the most and complete the syllabus quickly.
It is necessary that you make notes of whatever you study as you cannot afford to waste time by referring the books for little things. Note whatever is important and try to be precise with your notes.
Practice a lot
You need a lot of practice here. It will help you in both conceptual clarity and speed building. If you notice something important that you have not already mentioned in your notes, do note that. Also, try to solve questions from a variety of sources.
Do not mug up a lot of things
It is imperative that you remember certain basic things or equations to perform in this subject, but try to be dependent on concept-based learning. A natural ability to remember things quickly is a good thing to have, but do not put a lot of pressure on your mind by cramming a lot of things. Focus on logic-based learning.
Revise your notes periodically
In most engineering exams, your notes play an important part. But along with making those notes, you must revise them periodically as well. Revise them for at least 4-5 times before the exam. This will help you maintain grip on all the important equations and results that need to be remembered.
Books to refer
There are a lot of books which can be fruitful in preparing for this section. Two standard and most recommended books are Higher Engineering Mathematics by BS Grewal and Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig. Apart from this, GATE Engineering Mathematics for all streams by Arihant Publications is also a worthy book.
However, there are a lot of books available specifically for TANCET such as TANCET ME Civil Engineering by Sura Books and TANCET Civil Engineering and Geo Information book (3 in 1) by Sakthi Publishing house. You can also refer to these as per your stream of engineering.
Mathematics is definitely an important section for TANCET. If prepared thoroughly, this can be your secret to success. But you will need consistency and determination to ace this section. We wish you all the best for TANCET.