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CAT Syllabus

CAT Syllabus

Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the competitive entrance examinations for pursuing postgraduate programmes in Business Administration. CAT is the largest MBA entrance test conducted annually in India. The CAT score is also accepted by many Non - IIM institutes for admission. CAT is a computer based test held in India.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Syllabus

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Quantitative Ability Syllabus

  1. Number Systems
  2. LCM and HCF
  3. Percentages
  4. Profit, Loss and Discount
  5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
  6. Speed, Time and Distance
  7. Time and Work
  8. Averages
  9. Ratio and Proportion
  10. Linear Equations
  11. Quadratic Equations
  12. Complex Numbers
  13. Logarithm
  14. Progressions (Sequences & Series)
  15. Binomial Theorem
  16. Surds and Indices
  17. Inequalities
  18. Permutation and Combination
  19. Probability
  20. Functions
  21. Set Theory
  22. Mixtures and Alligations
  23. Geometry
  24. Co-ordinate Geometry
  25. Trigonometry
  26. Mensuration

Data interpretation section consists of questions on bar diagrams, statistical representation of data, tables, charts, graphical representation. In this section it is tested that how candidates can interpret the given data and answer questions accordingly.

Data is given in form of tables, charts and graphs. In this section it is tested that how can you interpret the given data and answer the questions based on it.

  1. Tables
  2. Column Graphs
  3. Bar Graphs
  4. Line Charts
  5. Pie Chart
  6. Venn Diagrams
  7. Caselets

Combination of two or more types linked to each other.

  1. Number and Letter Series
  2. Calendars
  3. Clocks
  4. Cubes
  5. Venn Diagrams
  6. Binary Logic
  7. Seating Arrangement
  8. Logical Sequence
  9. Logical Matching
  10. Logical Connectives
  11. Syllogism
  12. Blood Relations

This section will comprise of questions that will be based on Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, verbal reasoning, antonyms and synonyms, syllogisms, analogies, sentence correction, idioms.

Types of Questions
  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Passage
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Facts / Inferences / Judgements
  • Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary: Vocabulary questions test the candidate’s knowledge of the primary meanings of words, secondary shades of meaning, usage, idioms and phrases, antonyms, related words, etc.

Grammar: Grammar-based questions test the candidate’s ability to spot and correct grammatical errors. CAT generally tests knowledge of high school level grammar and includes areas like subject-verb agreement, use of modifiers, parellel construction, redundancy, phrasal verbs, use of articles, prepositions, etc.

Verbal Reasoning: Verbal reasoning questions are designed to test the candidate’s ability to identify relationships or patterns within groups of words or sentences.


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