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TS ICET 2024 Mathematical Ability Preparation Tips

TS ICET 2024 Mathematical Ability Preparation Tips

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on May 28, 2024 02:53 PM IST | #TSICET

The Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TS ICET) is an annual entrance examination conducted by the Kakatiya University, Warangal on behalf of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE). This exam is for admission into MBA and MCA courses offered by various universities and colleges in the state of Telangana. TS ICET 2024 will be conducted on 5 & 6 June. In this article, you will find useful TS ICET 2024 Mathematical Ability preparation tips.

TS ICET 2024 Mathematical Ability Preparation Tips

Some candidates may find the TS ICET Mathematical Ability section tougher than others because of mathematics. However, there’s no need to worry, as this article provides some useful TS ICET 2024 Mathematical Ability preparation tips so that candidates can prepare well for the section and get a good score.

Some tips are:

  • Learn about basic math concepts.
  • Practice TS ICET questions.
  • Use shortcut techniques.
  • Solve TS ICET previous year papers.
  • Take TS ICET mock tests.
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TS ICET Exam Structure and Eligibility Criteria


Online mode (Computer Based Test)

No. of questions

200 multiple-choice questions

No. of sections

Three different sections - Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability and Communication Ability


2 hours and 30 minutes. There will be no sectional time limit.

Marking scheme

Each question will have 4 options

For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded

There will be no negative marking

TS ICET 2025 Sample Papers with Solutions PDF
This eBook covers the TS ICET 2025 sample papers section wise (Mathematical Ability, Analytical Ability & Communication Ability) along with solutions and answer keys to crack the exam.
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SectionsNo. of Questions
Section-I: Analytical Ability75
Section-II: Mathematical Ability75
Section-III: Communication Ability50
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To apply for the TS ICET test there are certain educational qualification.

Bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories)Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at the graduation level.

Candidates appearing for the final year of their qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

TS ICET Mathematical Ability Syllabus and Format

Understanding the syllabus for any examination is the first step towards clearing the examination with a good score. If a candidate has a good understanding of the examination then that candidate can manage their time efficiently and prepare smartly. The TS ICET Exam syllabus is similar to other MBA entrance examinations. For better understanding, let’s understand the syllabus of the Mathematical ability section. Following are the Mathematical ability topics for ICET, which are covered under this section -

Binomial Theorem


Notions of Limit and Derivative

Plane Geometry-Lines

Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles

Coordinate Geometry- Distance between points




Relations & Functions


Linear & algebraic equations


Profit & Loss

Ratio, Proportion & Variation

Pipes & cisterns

Time & Work

Time, speed & distance


L.C.M. & H.C.F.

Remainder Theorem

These topics of Mathematical Ability can be divided into three subsections -

I. TSICET Mathematical Ability Arithmetical Ability {Percentage, Profit & loss etc.}

II. TSICET Mathematical Ability Algebraic and Geometrical Ability {Algebraic Equation, Mensuration, etc.}

III. TSICET Mathematical Ability Statistical Ability {Probability, Deviation}

Importance and Weightage in the TS ICET exam

The mathematical ability section consists of 75 questions out of a total of 200 questions, which makes its weightage significant to clear the TS ICET exam. Given its importance, if you allocate sufficient time and effort to learn this section then it can improve your chances to clear the TS ICET Exam. This section is not only important from the exam perspective but also from the future perspective as knowledge of the statistics will be required while dealing with the large amount of data that is required in fields related to marketing, sales, etc. And the other sections are somehow used in our real life.

TS ICET Mathematical Ability: Types of Questions

TSICET Mathematical Ability

Number of Questions

Number of Marks

Arithmetical Ability



Algebraical & Geometrical Ability



Statistical Ability




75 Questions

75 Marks

In the Mathematical ability section generally 35 questions are asked from the arithmetic ability sub-section, 30 questions are asked from the algebraic and geometrical ability sub-section, and 10 questions are asked from the statistical ability sub-section.

Let’s understand with the help of an example what type of questions are asked,

Eg.: Q1. What is the angle subtended by the sector at the Centre of the circle, if the perimeter of the sector is 16 cm and arc length of the sector is 10 cm?

Q2. What is the average of the real numbers a+7, b-3, c+14, d-5?

TS ICET Mathematical Ability Section: How to prepare?

If you want to know “How to Prepare for TS ICET 2024 Mathematical Ability”, then the following are some TS ICET 2024 Mathematical Ability Preparation Tips:

Knowledge of Basic Math Concepts

The base of the Mathematical Ability Section is concepts. In this section, you can use some shortcut methods/formulas to solve the lengthy/difficult questions but you can’t always depend upon shortcut formulas. In-depth learning of basic concepts is a must to score a good score in this section. You should focus on basic concepts and keep revising them before giving mocks. Brushing up basic concepts is one of the important tips of our preparation strategy.

Practice Using Different TS ICET Question Types

Regular practice is very important for the preparation of any exam but there is another key point which you need to understand, “How to practice/revise smartly?”. You can understand the answer to the question with the help of the following points:

  1. Before you start practicing questions, revise the basic concepts within 10-15 minutes which are related to the questions.

  2. After revision, solve 10-15 questions related to the topic/concepts. Eg.: Revise the concepts of percentages and then solve 10-15 questions related to different concepts.

  3. After this move to another topic and follow the same procedure.

  4. In this way, you can revise 3-4 topics of the Mathematical Ability Section in 2-3 hours and the whole Mathematical Ability section in 10 days.

  5. After this again start the same procedure but this time try to solve moderately difficult questions and in the next round try to solve difficult questions.

In this way, you can revise any topic three times in a month with the variation of questions which will help you to keep the concepts in mind more efficiently. You should practice mocks also, which will help you to check how much you are learning.

Use of Shortcut Techniques for Mathematical Ability

Shortcut Techniques are one of the most important parts of our TS ICET preparation especially for the Mathematical Ability Section. Following are some points related to shortcut techniques:

1. Mental Math

Mental math is all about solving questions or performing calculations without using pen and paper. Mental Math can help you to increase your speed and problem-solving skills. This involves solving questions by using shortcut formulas with pen and paper or performing calculations i.e. squares, and multiplication in your mind. You should practice solving questions without pen and paper as it not only saves time but also increases your concentration. Let’s understand this with the help of an example:

Eg. 1: If a person drives from city A to city B with the speed of 60 km/hr. and drives back from city B to city A with the speed of 40 km/hr. Then find his average speed during the whole journey.

Solution: M-I. Solve using proper basic methods on paper

M-II. Let speed when he drives from city A to city B=> s1= 60 km/hr.

Let speed when he drives from city B to city A=> s2=40 km/ hr.

Then Average speed = 2. s1.s2 / (s1+s2) = 2 x 60 x 40 / (60 + 40) = 2 x 60 x 40 / 100

= 48 km/hr.

{This formula can be used mentally and easily this calculation can be performed}

Eg.-2: Find square of 41.

Solution: You can use simple Vedic Math

squaring tricks to find the square of 41.

N2 = (N-25) / (50 – N)2

412 = 41-25 / (50-41)2 = 16/81 = 1681

{This calculation part can be easily done if you have practiced these types of calculations with pen and paper}

2. Quick Calculation Methods

If you want to enjoy solving the Mathematical Ability topics for ICET then you should work over the calculation part. If you get comfortable with the calculation part then you will feel comfortable while solving questions. Calculation can be mastered using Vedic Maths, let’s understand a shortcut calculation method:

=> If a number ends with 5-

(a5)2 = a(a+1) / 25

Eg.: (35)2 = 3(3+1)/25 = 12/25 = 1225 ans.

By using this method, you can easily find out the squares of similar numbers i.e. 25,45,65,75,85 etc.

Solve TS ICET Previous Year Question Papers

You should solve TS ICET previous year question papers for at least 5 years. By solving previous year question papers, you will get to know answers to the following questions:

  1. What type of questions were asked?

  2. What was the difficulty level of those questions?

  3. How many questions were asked from which topics?

If you can get the answer to these questions then you can prepare in a better way for the examination. Understanding the TS ICET exam pattern is very important which you can get easily by analyzing TS ICET previous year question papers.

Take TS ICET Mock Tests and Practice Quizzes

TS ICET mock tests are as important as the analysis of previous year question papers. Basically, Mock Tests are designed on three scenarios which are as follows:

  1. Similar to previous years’ question papers.

  2. Worst possibility scenario {Level of questions can be tougher than previous year papers}

  3. Best possibility scenario {Level of question can be easier than previous year papers}

Mock tests help you to manage time and to check how much you are learning. It helps you to understand the concepts in depth and helps you to rectify the minor conceptual errors in your learning. You should take Mock Tests and practice different Quizzes.

Focus on Time Management

You should primarily focus on managing your time as time management helps you in preparation in the following ways:

  1. It helps you to create a study plan

  2. It helps you to understand how to take mocks efficiently to score maximum marks.

  3. It helps you to understand which questions you should solve first and which questions you should skip so that you can score well in the exam.

Seek Guidance from Experts or Mentors

Guidance from mentors is a very important part of your preparation. Mentors help you to understand the problems related to concepts, your weaknesses and how to overcome the problems and weaknesses related to concepts. Mentors help you to prepare a study plan according to your learning style and provide a personalized approach on how to take mocks. On the basis of this, you can understand the importance of guidance from experts or mentors.

Eg.: If you are facing problems in middle term splitting for finding factors of a quadratic equation, then a mentor can help you to understand that concept in a different way or provide you a shortcut method to find the factors. But without guidance you will always face the same problem in solving the same.

Analyze and Review Mistakes

Analysis of quizzes and mock tests is the most important part of your learning which improves your preparation. By analysis you get to know the answer to the following questions:

  1. What kind of mistakes are you making?

  2. Which topics/concepts are your weaknesses and strengths?

  3. What is your accuracy?

  4. How can you manage time in a better way?

By analyzing, you get to know the answers to the above questions and what is the struggling part for you i.e. calculation, understanding questions, accuracy, etc. On the basis of this, you can understand the importance of analysis and review. So, you should focus on analysis after each TS ICET mock and quiz.

Eg.: If you take a mock and your 5 answers are wrong. If you do not analyze/check the answers then you will never get to know what your mistakes were. You may have found the right answer but while marking choose the wrong option or you may have made some silly calculation mistake or you may have applied the wrong concept. If you don’t review your test then you will not be able to rectify these mistakes as you are unaware about this.

Use Mathematical Ability Books and Study Materials

During the preparation, use of books and study materials in a proper manner is very important. You should understand which book consists of which type of questions and what are the level of those questions. You should first solve level-1 questions so that you can understand the concepts properly and then you should move to higher-level questions.

Some Mistakes to Avoid in TS ICET Mathematical Ability Preparation

Knowing your mistakes is the most important part of your preparation. You should learn about your mistakes and rectify them so that you can score well and ace the exam. Following are some common mistakes that appear during the preparation:

Neglecting Basic Concepts of Mathematical Ability

Relying totally on shortcut techniques or neglecting basic concepts is one of the mistakes that you should avoid during your preparation. Basic concepts are important to ace the Mathematical Ability section properly. If you are good with basic concepts then you can solve each type of question and easily learn shortcut methods.

Not Practicing Different TS ICET Question Types

To master this mathematical ability section practice is important but practice of different types of questions is more important to learn/master the section. By solving different types of questions, you get to know variations that can be made using a concept or combination of different concepts. Solving the same type of questions or skipping practice of different types of questions is one of the mistakes that you should avoid during your preparation.

Avoiding Shortcut Techniques

Shortcut techniques are important to solve lengthy questions related to lengthy concepts, you can not solve each question with the basic method if you want to maximize the no. of attempts and score. This is one of the mistakes that you should avoid during your preparation. Let’s understand the importance of shortcut techniques with the help of an example:


Que: If a person drives with the speed of 10 km/hr. from his house to office then he reaches 10 min late but if he starts at the same time from his house with the speed of 12 km./hr. Then he reaches the office 5 min. early. Find the distance between his house and office.

Ans: If we solve it by basic method then it will take around 5-6 min. but with the help of a formula we can solve this within 30 sec.-

Let S1 = 10 km/hr. and S2 = 12 km/hr.;

Given: Time difference of both conditions = 15 min. = ¼ hr.

Then D = S1 x S2 x time difference / speed difference = 10 x 12 x 1/ 4 x 2 = 15 km.

Ignoring Time Management

Not managing time effectively during preparation and in the actual exam is a big mistake. You should practice time management while solving questions from the book and giving mocks. This management develops strategies to answer questions quickly and accurately within the allotted time. You should avoid this mistake to save yourself from the problems related to preparation.

Neglecting Review of Mistakes

Review of mistakes done during the test or mocks is very important as it helps you to understand the concept in depth and in which parts you are lacking and why. It helps you to understand the problems related to your concepts and preparation. You should focus on review and analysis after each test or mock. Neglecting this is one of the mistakes that you should avoid during your preparation.

Underestimating the Importance of Practice

Regular practice is very important as it helps you to build confidence and accuracy. It also helps you to develop effective time management and problem-solving skills. Underestimating the importance of practice is one of the mistakes that you should avoid during your preparation.

You can understand this with a simple example. For percentage you have to learn ready references of percentage conversion i.e. 1/13= 7.69%, but if you don’t practice or revise these regularly then you will forget or get confused while solving questions.

Not Seeking Clarifications for Doubts

Solving and asking doubts is important to learn the concepts properly. You should clarify the doubts that appear while giving TS ICET mocks or understanding the concepts as these clarifications help in understanding the concepts in depth. If you don’t clarify the doubts then you are making mistakes which you should avoid.

Eg.: Find value of x, if x = √4

Solution: The general misconception is that x = -2 or +2, and without proper conceptual knowledge you will find the same answer. But if you ask the mentor then he will rectify your mistake. The right concept is that if -

X2 = 4 then X = -2 or +2

But if X = √4 then X = 2

Allowing Stress to Impact Performance

Mental health is very important during preparation. Ignorance of mental health leads to the generation of stress and allowing stress impacts your performance and your focus and confidence. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet, exercise, and adequate sleep to avoid stress.

Best books for TS ICET Preparation

Following is the list of some books for the preparation of the Mathematical Ability Section for the TS ICET Exam:

  1. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT - Arun Sharma

  2. Textbooks of Class 11th and 12th

  3. Vedic Mathematics - Dr Aditi Singhal

  4. Quantitative Aptitude by – R.S. Aggarwal


During TS ICET preparation you should focus and work on the following points:

  1. Regular practice

  2. Clarity of concepts

  3. Learn and practice shortcut techniques

  4. Solve the previous year question paper & take mocks

  5. Analyze and review mocks

During TS ICET preparation, you should try to avoid the following mistakes:

  1. Neglecting basic concepts

  2. Skipping regular practice

  3. Ignoring time management

  4. Neglecting review of mistakes

For good preparation, you should work on the above-discussed points so that you can improvise yourself with time and enhance your skills. Other than studying, some other preparation tips and possible mistakes are discussed in the above points.

You should believe in yourself and be confident that you have everything to clear the exam. You should just work with dedication and perseverance. Following are some points on which you should focus:

  1. Believe in yourself

  2. Stay positive and focused

  3. Stay persistent and never give up

Wishing you all the best on your preparation journey and TS ICET exam.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the marking scheme of the TS ICET Exam?

For every correct answer, the candidate gets 1 mark and for incorrect answers there is no negative marking.

2. How many questions are there in the Mathematical Ability Section?

There are a total of 75 questions out of 200 questions in this section.

3. What is the difficulty level of the TS ICET Exam?

The difficulty level of the examination is generally moderate. TS ICET is a state-level entrance test that is easier to crack compared to other national-level entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, etc. However, you must put in proper dedication and effort to prepare for the TS ICET.

4. What are the number of questions in each section?

The number of questions in each section:

Analytical Ability - 75 questions

Mathematical Ability - 75 questions

Communication Ability - 50 questions

5. What are the eligibility criteria for an MBA?

Bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories). Candidates appearing for the final year of their qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

6. What are the topics included in TS ICET Mathematical Ability?

The topics are Binomial Theorem, Matrices, Notions of Limit and Derivative, Plane Geometry-Lines, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Coordinate Geometry, Probability, Mensuration, Statistics, Relations & Functions, Polynomials, Linear & algebraic equations, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Pipes & cisterns, Time & Work, Time, speed & distance, Numbers, L.C.M. & H.C.F., Remainder Theorem.

7. How to prepare for the TS ICET exam?

To prepare for the TS ICET exam, first, go through the syllabus and gather all the study materials and books accordingly. Then, prepare a study plan that covers all the sections and topics under each section. Practice questions from TS ICET sample papers and previous year papers. Revise what you have learned daily. Take mock tests to get acquainted with the exam conditions. 

8. What are some good books for TS ICET preparation?

Some recommended books for TS ICET are:

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

  • Mathematics Class 11th and 12th by RD Sharma

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin

9. Is calculator allowed in TS ICET exam?


No, you cannot carry a calculator to the exam center. Rough sheets will be provided to you by the invigilator. You can do your calculations there. 

10. Can mathematical skills be improved for TS ICET?

Absolutely! If you are weak in maths, then you’ll need to devote more time to the mathematical ability section and work extra hard. Watch online tutorials or read books to gain conceptual knowledge of different topics. Make sure you practice questions after studying a topic. Practice is very important for all subjects, Maths especially. Solve questions from TS ICET previous year papers and sample papers. Make sure you practice a variety of questions from each topic.

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TSICET Qualifying Marks 2022
In the cutoff of the TS ICET exam, the minimum marks that are required by the candidate to qualify for the admission process of the participating institutes will be released. As mentioned earlier the cutoff is 25 percent of the total marks allotted.
Mere qualification in the TS ICET test does not entitle a candidate to have been admitted into MBA/MCA course unless the candidate:
1. Appears for TS ICET Counseling at the notified Centers.
2. Applies in response to the admission notification issued by the authority concerned.
3. Satisfies all the eligibility criteria for admission as stipulated by the authority concerned.
With the rank you're mentioning you can check out these colleges accepting TSICET scores for MCA
KU Arts and Science college
Auroras PG college MCA
Avanthi PG college
Mahatma Gandhi University College of Engineering and Technology
Vaageswari College of Engineering
RBVRR Institute of Technology
These are a few colleges you may get as per your rank but you should also check out some other good colleges accepting different Management entrance exams.


You got good rank firstly , congrats for your rank.  Basically for girls Osmania University is best.  With your rank you can choose through counselling best colleges present in Telangana State.  MBA colleges are in TS with need infrastructure and with good placements.  For girls JNTU also best and choose good colleges through counselling.

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