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December 18, 2015
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COMMON ADMISSION TEST for IIMs (CAT) Syllabus

The CAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for CAT preparation. Exam pattern depict the questions are mainly from following areas usually divided into three sections

Section I: Quantitative Ability
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Verbal Ability

Section I

Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Ability comprising mainly of arithmetic, mensuration, geometry, algebra, trignometry, probablity and calculus etc

Arithmetic – number systems, ratio propotions, simplification, averages, ages, time, work, distances etc.
Geomtery – triangles and circles
Mensuration – areas and volumes
Algebra – theory of equations, quadratiic equations, pemutations and combinations, sequence and series etc
Trignometry – height and distances
Calculus – maxima and minima, functions etc

Section II

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Data Interpretation
Data Interpretation – line graphs, bar charts, tables, pie diagrams, scatter diagrams

Logical Reasoning comprising passages on Logical Ability

Section III

Verbal Ability comprising  English Grammar, Vocabulary, Proficiency, Usage and Comprehension

English Grammar  – not many core questions
English Vocabulary – no straight synonyms or antonyms but sometimes analogies or pairs in fill in blanks
English Proficiency – correction, rearrangement and completion  of sentences and paragraphs
English Usage – inappropriate usage of words, commonly confused pair of words
English Comprehension – around five to six paragraphs with around 1000 words and five to six questions each mainly checking your ability to comprehend with speed.

 

 

COMMON ADMISSION TESTfor IIMs (CAT) Exam Pattern

There is no fixed pattern for exam . The exam pattern keeps changing every year.


Test Duration and Pattern CAT

  • Duration of the examination has been increased to 180 minutes from the existing limit of 170 minutes.
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and Verbal And Reading Comprehension (VRC)  will consist of 34 questions each and Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning (DILR) will have 32 questions .
  • Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type.
    Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen.
  • Facility for the first time given to use of basic on-screen calculator for computation
  • Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
  • Tutorial to understand the format of the examination will be available on the CAT website from 15th October 2015

Test Duration & Pattern (CAT 2015)

Section No. of Questions Duration
1.  Quantitative Ability
34 3 hrs.
2.  Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
32
3.Verbal And Reading Comprehension  34  
           Total 100 3 hrs.