CAT Syllabus

 

This is the most repeated question asked when one starts Preparation for CAT Exam. We would like to remind you that CAT syllabus is not predefined, but the mentioned guidline and past tendencies advise that CAT tests in overall aptitude including Quant Ability (i.e. Mathematics), Logical Reasoning (i.e. LR), Verbal Ability (i.e. English), and Data Interpretation (i.e. DI) skills. CAT Syllybus covers all the portion of Quant, English verbal Abilty and Reasoning.CAT syllabus is based on the past paper patterns which usually have questions from these sections.

 

CAT Syllabus for Verbal / English Ability : Reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, syllogisms, analogies, antonyms and synonyms, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, idioms, etc.

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

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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.

CAT Quant/Maths Ability Syllabus: Nu,ber systems, geometry, trogonometry, probability, permutation combination, algebra, mensuration, time and work, averages, percentages, profit and loss, quadratic and linear equations, etc.

CAT Syllabus For Quantitative Ability

1. Number Systems
2. LCM and HCF
3. Percentages
4. Profit and Loss
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
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

CAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation: Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, tables, graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram, etc.

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

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

Combination of two or more types linked to each other.

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CAT Syllabus For Logical Reasoning : Clocks, calendars, binary logic, seating arrangement, blood relations, logical sequence, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

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

 

 

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