Quantum Cat by Sarvesh K. Verma: Book Review

Updated on: 13-03-2017

The most common question we get from our readers who are preparing for SSC and Bank exams is regarding the quantitative aptitude books.

My email inbox is always filled with these questions:

  • which is the best book for maths ?
  • which is the best short-cut methods book for SSC / Bank exams ?
  • Please recommend me the book which gives me reason for every short-cut method. 
  • I don't want thousand of questions, I want concept clarity, is there any book.

Today, in this post we will be reviewing Quantum Cat by Sarvesh K. Verma an ultimate resource to prepare quantitative aptitude for SSC and Bank exams. 

Quantum Cat by Sarvesh K. Verma: Book Review

If you closely look at the cover of this book. You will see it has written CAT on it and other similar management exams but its usefulness is not limited to those exams only.

I think the famous quote perfectly works here. 

Don't judge a book by looking at its cover.

There is a reason why I always recommend my students to prepare quantitative aptitude from Quantum CAT. Let's get into the details of those reasons. 

# 1 Conversational style used by Sarvesh Sir...

In the first two or three paragraphs of every chapter, you will notice that Sarvesh sir is trying to explain the gist of the chapter in a very conversational style. You will never feel like you are reading an aptitude book.

Most of the books out there in the market claim that they use this realness in their content presentation but I've never experienced this style of explaining the maths concepts in other popular books like R.S. Aggarwal or Ashish Aggarwal.

To prove my point I am attaching an excerpt from the first chapter - Fundamentals. Just see how he has used a very different style to explain even a thing like Multiplication. 

Multiplication: Multiplication is nothing but the shortest method of addition. In day-to-day life when we have to add up the same quantity many a times, so we multiply the given number by the number of times to which the given number is to be added repeatedly e.g., 3+3+3+3+3+3+3 can be added seven times but to get quick result we just multiply 3 by 7. Hence, we get 3 X 7 = 21. Thus, I am sure that now you must know have become aware of that how much important is the multiplication table. So I hope that you will learn the multiplication table.

# 2 Important information like square tables, fraction-percentage, rate of interest etc are given in ready-to-learn format

Only short-cut methods will not help you in speeding the calculations but things like tables, formulas, theorems etc also help us in solving the questions as soon as possible.  

Sarvesh sir has given many ready-to-learn tables in many chapters for you. For example he has given square table upto 100 on page no. 9 of fundamentals chapter. 

Some examples 

2² = 4
3² = 9
4² = 16
5² = 25 

He has given these square table in tabular format.

Another important table is given in Percentage chapter where he has given fraction-percentage table on page no. 216 of chapter 5.


½  = 50 %

2⁄3  = 66.66 %

1⁄9  = 11.11 %

There are many similar ready-to-learn tables in CI / SI / Installments chapter, Time and Work, Mensuration and Geometry. These are the things which you will not find in any other quantitative aptitude book.

# 3 Short-cut methods are backed by valid reasons 

Speed maths is very important in any competition exam. The ability of doing calculation with speed is a kind of must-have skill for every candidate nowadays. You can't think of clearing any competition exam without having enough knowledge of speed maths. 

And in this case short-cut methods for solving questions play their roles. 

Now learning tons of short methods will not help you because in that case you have learned only how to solve a particular question using a short-cut method. 

No reason to learn how to use a short-cut method until you know where and how to use the same. 

Quantum cat gives every information regarding particular short-cut method. It gives you 
  • reason --- why to use a short-cut method
  • situation of question --- where to use it.
  • steps for --- how to use it.  

# 4 You will develop your own short-cut methods while studying this book

Speed maths is not about mugging up short-cut methods given by the author. It is also about developing your own short-cut methods.

During the preparation of maths for competition exams you will automatically develop your own short-cut techniques. 

This book has this potential to give you that power of developing your own concepts and short-cut methods.

And the best part is you don't need to learn those short-cut methods. 

# 5 Exercises are divided according to difficulty level 

At the end of every chapter there are practical problems which are divided into three categories:

  • Level 1 
  • Level 2   and  
  • Final Round 

Level - 1 questions contains straight forward questions. Then comes Level - 2 questions which are intermediary level questions and after that there is final round questions which requires little bit of high thinking from your side.

If you are an SSC  / BANK exam candidate then upto LEVEL - 2 exercises are enough for you to develop your confidence in maths.

The book is recommended for all competition exams of India for the preparation of quantitative aptitude / maths section.

Book Review of Quantum Cat by Sarvesh K. Verma
Photos of old edition 
Please let me know in comments how this book helped you in clearing your maths concepts. Also, you can get your copy of latest edition here at this page and read more book reviews like this one on this page.


  1. Aditi Garg

    I am thinking of buying this book for my SBI PO exam. But I am little confused because on the front cover of the book it says "Quantum Cat" means specifically for CAT aspirants.

    1. Actually the book is made for CAT exams but there is not any aptitude book in the market which specifically made for SSC and SBI exams. So after researching a lot we have finally find the book which suits the needs of maths syllabus of SSC and SBI exams. Moreover you can buy this book for any entrance exam which have quantitative aptitude section in their test. This book never gonna disappoint you.

  2. Vishal

    I am going to buy this because now I know how the book looks from front and sides and also it's got everything that I want for my SSC CGL exam. Thank you Vikas.

  3. My pleasure Vishal and you are welcome at Competition Exam Strategy. You will love to find more articles from the sidebar of our website.

  4. Hello Vikas...

    My name is Amit Kumar. I am a consistent reader of Competition Exam Strategy. I just love the content of the website.

    As far as the book is concerned this is just awesome. You can use for any exam of India for any entrance. It meets the requirement of every competitive exam.

    Just go for it!

  5. Hello Vikash can u suggest me which book is best for quantitative aptitute (choices are Arun Sharma,Fast track Math's Arihant and lastly Quantum Cat Specially for geometry)

    1. It depends for which exam you are preparing. I have done in-depth analysis of all the books.

      1. For SSC Exams: Both R.S. Agarwal (Basic Arithmetic) and Quantum Cat (Mensuration & Geometry Specialist)

      2. For Bank & Insurance: Only R.S. Agarwal.

      We don't recommend people to use Fast Track Objective and Arun Sharma. As the first lacks the no. of questions and the second is specifically designed for CAT aspirants.

    2. Is Quantum cat is suitable for bank and SSC both or any specific book for bank and for SSC

  6. Hi Vikas,

    This is Mandar. I have gone through various books. R S Agrawal is old now. Questions asked in Insurance and bank exams are getting tougher day by day. Can you please suggest me whether should I opt for Quantum CAT or not? My expectation is atleast I should be able to solve 35+ Qs in the section of 50 questions.

    Please guide.

    1. I think R.S. Agarwal is enough for Bank Clerk or Insurance Assistant exams but it loses it's beauty when you are preparing for SSC exams as the level of questions in those exams is way higher than Banking sector.

  7. Sir........What is the pros and cons for Quantum CAT by Sarvesh verma and Quantitative aptitude by Arun sharma ..............What is the Best book For Quantitative aptitude of Average students from basic

  8. quantum CAT by sarvesh vs how to prepare for quant by arun sharma vs pearson guide to quant by nishit sinha...which one to buy for CAT exam...

    1. Quantum Cat by S.K. Verma

    2. sir can u tell me quicker maths-m tyra is gud for bank exam..is der any shortcut to crack quants...

    3. Before learning the short-cuts the concepts has to be cleared. No matter how many short-cuts you've learned. You can't solve a single question if you don't know the basics. Quantum Cat is the best to clear the concepts.

  9. sir which book will be best for ibps po exam?

    1. 1. Conceptual Clarity: Quantum Cat by S.K. Verma
      2. Practice: Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal

    2. Hi vikas which book is better for geometry in ssc cgl ...bcoz i don't know how to do geometry plz tell me bro...

  10. Naina

    Can i buy this book for placement? for ELitmus exam?

    1. You can if your syllabus matches with the book.

  11. Sir Kya quantum cat hindi me available hai? Agar Ho to plz give me link in comment box

  12. Hello sir
    Mai Ranjit sirsat amravati se
    Ssc chsl ki exam Kitni language me aati hai? Aur quantum cat 7th edition book hindi me available hai Kya? Agar hai to plz share link in comment box
    Thanks u sir for give us exam strategy

    1. Hindi & English both. And Quantum Cat is not available in Hindi.

  13. Hello Sir,i want to know how effective is quantam cat for SBI PO 17.As you know the level of difficulty has increased

    1. Hello G

      I know the competition has risen and it will rise in future because you know the word 'COMPETITION'.

      In old days RS Aggarwal was considered enough to prepare maths for bank exams but in today's era you need a resource that can help you to achieve the top position because you know the word 'COMPETITION'

      So, yeah it will be an effective resource for PO exam.

      Bank assistants can go without it but POs will need it as the first 6 or 7 chapters are specially designed for DI preparation.

      In the final round question of Quantum Cat you will see that it matches with the questions style of PO exams.

  14. Hi Vikas,
    I have purchased Lucnet Part 1 & Part 2 for Maths section for SSC CGL 2017,Could You Pls let me know which is best one i.e Quantam CAT for S.K Verma OR Lucent by Rishikesh Kumar for SSC CGL.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Dhiraj Singh

    1. Hello Dhiraj

      There is one way to compare the content of both the books. That is by comparing the features of this book with the one you already have.

      Although, I haven't read lucent's maths. But I will have post the review of this book in future.

  15. Hello vikas
    can you send me the contents of quantum cat by s.k verma?

    1. If you are asking table of contents the I can update the article.

  16. sir cant we get any pdf of old version of SK VERMA BOOKS ??PLS SIR REPLY MUST

    1. You want to use this valuable resource without giving the credit to its author.

  17. It's very interesting to see things.

    You want this 900+ pages book in pdf format.

    Secondly, being a blogger I know how much pain and hard work it takes to write such a wonderful resource and you want this book in pirated pdf version without giving the credit to its author.

  18. is this book has sufficient number of questions for practice ? like other books in the market has

  19. Hello sir,
    I want maximum questions of algebra and trigonometry.is this book good for these two topics.if not than please suggest any good book for trigonometry and algebra.

  20. Great work Vikas--I've gone through many websites but u sir replying for each comment and giving such a wonderful overview of the book,just going through your review of the book I got an idea of how the book would be --Thank you

  21. Hi Vikas to prepare for bank po which book should I study 1st one is fast track objective arithmetic or 2nd one is quantum cat


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