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Extensively asked in all the management exams, Algebra questions look difficult but are always easy to crack by GPï¿½s SQC methods. Algebra is essential for CAT. With around 12 ï¿½ 14 questions from the various topics of Algebra, you could be sitting on around 36 marks i.e. about 80% just by solving all of these questions. The importance of Algebra in various exams has been depicted in the table below.
Past CAT exam papers have had roughly 45 questions from the easy level of Algebra. Practice with our basic LOD tests to secure these 912 marks in the CAT exam.
Algebra in an important topic for MBA entrance exams as it carries more weightage. The Quant section in CAT has 1214 questions from algebra out of which 56 are from the advance level. The questions from Algebra in XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, TISSNET and other MBA entrance exams are mostly from moderate level of difficulty. Start with the practice advanced LOD tests now to ensure you do not lose out on this important topic.
This is the final step to perfect your grip on the topic. Past CAT exam papers have had 12 questions from the expert level of this topic. If you want to maximize your CAT score, take the practice tests to master the topic.
Although questions in XAT and IIFT are usually moderate to difficult, they can be easily solved using smart methods; this is how beneficial it is to stress on Algebra.
Algebra  
CAT 
XAT 
IIFT 
SNAP 
NMAT 

Total Qs in Quant 
34 
27 
20 
40 
26 
Algebra 
1214 
68 
46 
57 
46 
Inequations 
12 
12 

Polynomial Equations 
34 
23 
 
12 
12 
Quadratic Equations 
34 
2 3 
12 
23 

MaximaMinima 
12 
23 

Logarithm 
12 
12 
12 
12 
23 
Progressions 
12 
34 
12 
23 
The raw score required in QA for a 99%ile in the last three instalments of CAT has been tabulated below
QA Score  
CAT 2014 
115 
CAT 2015 
73 
CAT 2016 
52 
Algebra can singlehandedly pull up your Quant percentile in any MBA exam. In CAT 2016, focusing on Algebra and getting its questions right could have got you a 90%ile. Algebra is detrimental in scoring a 99+ %ile in QA.
Note:The above given data has been compiled and corroborated from the exams of 2015 and 2016. The number of questions may change drastically in the exams in the coming year.
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