Arithmetic questions have gained utmost importance in CAT in recent years. Around 40% of all the questions in CAT quantitative aptitude section come from arithmetic.
Arithmetic questions are usually easy but often time consuming. Various shortcut, tricks and formulas could be of immense help in solving the questions in less time.
For ease of preparation, the arithmetic section of CAT can be divided into various topics. They are:
- Ratio and Proportion
- Profit loss and discount
- Mixture and allegation
- Time and work
- Time speed and distance
- Simple and compound interest
A strong hold on the basic concepts of percentages, ratios and averages is imperative to do well in the arithmetic section of CAT