CAT Exam Syllabus

CAT Exam Syllabus

CAT Exam syllabus is very vast. Common admission test(CAT) is a test taken up by graduates. This test can be taken up by anyone who is a graduate. But Graduates from various streams come up to take CAT. This test is taken up every year. And lakhs of students compete to get into Top IIM of India and Top mba colleges in India.

CAT is an online exam which is taken in various centers in India. Because the CAT exam is taken up IIMs to select the candidates. And each year, an IIM takes the test based on IIM’s rotation policy.

Each year, the IIM’s judge students based on Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data interpretation and Logical reasoning. Now before diving deep into the CAT Syllabus, let us get an overview of the syllabus.

Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Number System
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Venn  Diagrams

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence completion
  • Inferences
  • RC passage based questions.

These are the briefs that you need to prepare. Because the detailed description is given below. All the IIM’s and top Mba colleges in India like Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute for Technology, Faculty of Management studies and many others. Keep this in mind, IIM’s who conduct CAT exam doesn’t publish the syllabus. But it is deducted from various previous year exams, there patterns and questions.  Below is the detailed Syllabus .

CAT Exam Syllabus 2020

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus and Its Weightage:

  • Number System
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • LCM and HCF
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Percentages
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Algorithms
  • Sequence and Series
  • Inequailty
  • Probability
  • Surds and Indices
  • Set theory and Function
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration

Weightage of Quantitative Ability

Out of total 100 questions asked in CAT exam, Quant takes up 34 question from the various topics given above. Now let us see the weightage they carry:

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation Syllabus and Weightage

  • Tables
  • Caselets
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line Charts
  • Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Pie chart
  • Calendars
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Clocks
  • Cubes
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Binary Logic
  • Logical Matching
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism

DI and LR include 32 questions. Both the sections, include 16 question each. In the Logical section, The questions may come in sets or single questions. The questions can be asked from blood relations, seating arrangement, direction, family tree, and many other puzzles. In DI section, All the categories like venn diagrams, Binary logics, graphs and charts and others.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus and Weightage:

  • English Usage or grammar
  • Vocabulary Based
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence Correction
  • Jumbled paragraph
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension

Like Quant, Verbal Ability and reading also contains 34 questions. The majority of the questions are asked from Reading Comprehension. Have a look at the total questions category wise:

Apart from the syllabus, CAT exam pattern is a good way to know the kind of questions you will get. What will the mark distribution and mock tests.


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