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Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning

Author(s): Shyam Saraf | Abhilasha Swarup

ISBN: 9789353501525

1st Edition

Copyright: 2019

India Release: 2019


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 584

Trim Size: 254 x 203 mm

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Whenever a student decides to prepare for a competitive examination, choosing an effective book to succeed is his/her biggest dilemma. This book aims at resolving this dilemma in two ways. One, it covers two major topics—Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning—in a single volume. By encapsulating these two essential topics in one volume, this book makes it extremely easy for a student to grasp the fundamentals of the subject. And, two, this book contains the most comprehensive and detailed explanations to each and every topic. This book gauges the levels of various competitive examinations and accordingly discusses the topics in order to ensure the most effective comprehension by the students. It captures each topic and elucidates various question types to facilitate a deep understanding of the concepts such that the student is able to attempt all questions from these topics. This text is a definitive guide for anyone preparing for major competitive examinations such as CAT, MAT, Bank PO, SSC, etc.

  • Provides students with a thorough understanding of the topics asked in various competitive examinations today
  • Divided into two parts—Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning—to ease a student’s preparation for various competitive examinations
  • Detailed explanation for each topic encourages the students for self-study
  • Includes more than 5,000 questions with solutions to make the learning process extremely easy and effortless
  • Highlights various formats of the questions with numerous examples
  • This book includes a licence key for our digital learning app, CENGAGE App, that provides access to Self-assessments, Flashcards, and Model Question Papers.



1. Number System 

2. Percentages

3. Profit and Loss

4. Simple Interest and Compound Interest

5. Ratio, Proportion, and Variation

6. Averages

7. Mixture and Alligation

8. Work, Pipes, and Cisterns

9. Time, Speed, and Distance

10. Basic Algebra

11. Logarithms and Indices

12. Permutation and Combination 

13. Probability

14. Mensuration

15. Clock and Calendar



16. Series

17. Time Sequence, Ranking, and Number Tests

18. Direction Sense

19. Blood Relations

20. Analogies

21. Odd One Out

22. Logical Consistency

23. Deductive Logic

24. Assumption

25. Conclusion

26. Course of Action

27. Cause and Effect

Shyam Saraf

Shyam Saraf is currently working as Academic Trainer at ACE Engineering Academy and INPS Classes. Earlier, he has also worked with Clat Possible, IMS, Career Launcher, Visu Consultancy, Gate Forum, and MBA Guru. He has taken numerous sessions in various renowned colleges. He has been a source of inspiration to over 1 lakh students. His lucid and empathetic pedagogy has been instrumental in removing the fear of Mathematics from the minds of numerous aspirants. He completed his graduation in Statistics & Computer Science from Aurora Degree College, Hyderabad. Thereafter, he made it to Cognizant (an IT company), but he chose to follow his passion in teaching and has been duly rewarded for his diligence and perseverance. He, further, did his postgraduation from Department of Statistics at Lucknow University. He has a deep understanding of the subject and has taught for various competitive examinations such as CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, GATE, GRE, campus recruitment, CLAT, etc. Shyam has won Mathematical Olympiad Certificate and has also written a national level paper in Statistics.


Abhilasha Swarup

Abhilasha Swarup is the co-founder of Legal Sapiens, a start-up in the CLAT Test Prep Industry. She completed her BCom from Lucknow University, Lucknow and PGDBA from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. Previously, she has been associated with Career Launcher, TIME, CLAT Possible, and Professional Tutorials in various academic capacities. Her core subjects are English and Reasoning. She has nearly 18 years of experience in guiding students for various competitive examinations such as CAT, CLAT, SSC, Bank PO, GATE, GMAT, TOEFL, and SAT. She has touched the lives of a large number of students in the course of her career. She has published a weekly column in a leading national daily, INEXT, for over 2 years and has written various articles about ‘Cracking Competitive Exams’ in various magazines.