CAT Syllabus

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CAT (Common Admission Test) examination is conducted by different IIMs each year around the month of November. The test is conducted by IIMs for the selection of students for its various business administration programs. CAT doesn’t provide a fixed syllabus for the exam, although questions pertaining to intermediate school learnings in English, Mathematics, and Logical Reasoning are asked. This test comprises of three sections namely Quantitative Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Data Interpretation &Logical reasoning. There is a fixed duration of 1hour each for the above three sections. The score obtained in the examination is a prerequisite not only for admission in IIMs but also for other top B-Schools. The validity of the score is for one year only. Although IIMs don’t specify the exact syllabus, our team has categorized the syllabus, which is extremely important to get an overview of the exam.

Syllabus for CAT Exam

Verbal Ability Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative ability
Reading Comprehension Caselets Numbers

·         Number Systems

·         Progressions

Para jumbles Bar Graphs Averages and Mixture

·         Averages

·         Alligations

Fact-inference-judgment Pie Charts Arithmetic and word-based problems

·         Percentages

·         Profit & Loss

·         Interest

·         Ratio Proportion and Variations

·         Time and Work

·         Time, Speed and Distance

Para completion Line charts Geometry

·         Geometry

·         Mensuration

·         Coordinate Geometry

Para summary Tables Algebra

·         Functions

·         Inequalities

·         Quadratic and other equations

·         Logarithms

Analogies and reverse analogies Venn diagrams Counting

·         Permutations and Combinations

·         Probability

·         Set Theory

Fill in the blanks Calendars
First Sentence of Paragraph Cubes and Cuboids
  Seating Arrangements
  Logical sequencing
  Team Formation
  Binary Logics
  Blood Relations
  Games and Tournament
  Miscellaneous Reasoning Questions

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