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CMAT 2023 Preparation Tips for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Mahima Gupta
Mahima GuptaUpdated On: May 03, 2023 05:23 pm IST | CMAT

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation section's best preparation tips can be found below. The section requires enough practice and focus.

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CMAT 2023 Preparation Tips for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

CMAT 2023 Preparation Tips for Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Nearly all national-level management entrance tests include a considerable portion of Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. The Quantitative Aptitude component of the CMAT exam focuses mostly on problems pertaining to mathematics and statistics in general, while the Data Interpretation section analyzes how to make sense of a collection of data that has been provided.CMAT quantitative techniques and data interpretation section need much practice and focus. Candidates are advised to begin preparing for the examination six months in advance to have clarity on questions, test patterns, and the syllabus.

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The season of the management entrance exams has begun, and students appear for multiple entrance exams such as the CAT exam, MAT exam, XAT exam, SNAP exam, IIFT exam, etc. Therefore, basic concepts are more or less the same in each exam. Since quantitative techniques and data interpretation are merged in CMAT 2023, a strategic preparation plan must be followed. Applicants must keep a note of the important questions from this section and practice sample papers and previous year's papers to score well.

In this article, we have shared multiple tips and tricks for aspirants to crack the quantitative techniques and data interpretation section easily. Also, some books are recommended to help in your CMAT 2023 exam preparation.

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CMAT 2023: Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation Highlights

Check out the highlights for the Quantitative Technique and  Data Interpretation section for CMAT 2023 here:

  • The section consists of 20 Multiple-choice based questions.
  • The difficulty level of this section is mostly moderate to high.
  • For many years it has been observed that this section is dominated by questions from quantitative techniques than from Data Interpretation.
  • 17 right attempts are regarded as a good attempt in the  Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation section out of the total 20 questions.
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CMAT Syllabus 2023: Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation

Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation contain mathematics-based questions so it is a scoring section for aspirants. Check out the main topics of this section aspirants must study before appearing for CMAT 2023 below.




Ratio and Proportion



Work and Time



Quadratic, Linear & Differential Equations

Profit and Loss

Allegation & Mixtures

Number System 



Permutations & Combinations

Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Pipes and Cisterns

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CMAT 2023 PreparationTips: Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation

Sections based on mathematics-based questions are always a good option on the candidate's part as marking is easy on such questions and also you can secure well here. Aspirants must check the preparation tips and tricks for the Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation below.

  • Aspirants must have better clarity and understanding of concepts, theorems, and formulas. If you have studied Mathematics in your graduation then it is a plus point for you.
  • The section mostly has questions from the Quantitative techniques so candidates must prepare topics such as arithmetic, and algebra very well. Usually, 4 to 6 questions are asked from data interpretation out of the total 25 questions in this section. 
  • Candidates should practice several previous year papers and sample papers after they are done with a topic to have a better understanding of the topic.
  • To crack the calculations in a single go, practice is the only thing we can advise you. Practice as many questions as you can from the Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation section.
  • Mock tests must be solved by the aspirants to get themselves familiar with the set of questions that are likely to appear in CMAT 2022. Practising more and more mock tests will help you assess the weaker areas on which you have to focus more.
  • If candidates find that they have strong command over Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation section then, devise a strategy in such a way you can complete this section first in the minimum time and so can devote your time to the other sections such as Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.

Also Read: CMAT 2023 Preparation Tips for Language Comprehension

CMAT 2023 Best Books: Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation Preparation

Here are some books candidates can refer to before starting their preparation for the Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation section.

Name of the Book


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha (McGraw Hill Education)

The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT 

SK Sinha, S Satyanarayan and JS Rana

Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10 


How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude 

Dr. RS Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMs

Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant)

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency for CAT/XAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT/Bank

Disha Experts

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT 

Arun Sharma

We hope that these preparation tips shared in the article above can help you obtain good scores in the Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation section of CMAT 2023. We wish you all the best for the exam!

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