CAT (Common Admission Test) is an online exam to test a candidate’s Verbal Ability (VA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Logical Reasoning (LR), Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) skills. CAT is conducted by IIM. Students who aim to get admission in IIMs, IITs and IISc should have an excellent CAT score. They select students for their business administration and management programmes based on this score. CAT 2018 registrations started on 8th Aug 2018. The last date for registration is 19th Sept 2018. Correction window opens in the last week of September 2018. The exam will be conducted on the 25th of Nov 2018. Before starting with the preparation for CAT it is essential to understand the paper pattern and syllabus for CAT

### Syllabus for CAT

Verbal Ability and Comprehension Reading (VARC) Syllabus for CAT 2018:

The total number of questions asked in this section are 34 out of which 24 are MCQ type and 10 are Non MCQ type.

**Logical Reasoning (LR) syllabus for CAT 2018:**

The total number of questions asked in this section are 16 out of which 12 are MCQ type and 2 are Non MCQ type. Key subtopics to focus are:

- Clocks
- Binary Logic
- Blood Relations
- Assumption
- Conclusion
- Calendars
- Seating Arrangement
- Logical Sequence
- Premise
- Linear & Matrix Arrangement

**Data Interpretation (DI) syllabus for CAT 2018:**

The total number of questions asked in this section are 16 out of which 12 are MCQ type and 4 are Non MCQ type. Key subtopics to focus are:

- Data Tables
- Bar diagrams
- Graphs
- Data charts
- Pie charts
- Data analysis

**Quantitative analysis (QA) syllabus for CAT 2018:**

The total number of questions asked in this section are 34 out of which the number of MCQ type are 24-27 and Non-MCQ are 7-10. This is as per the previous 2 years Quant section.

- LCM and HCF
- Percentages
- Profit and Loss
- Simple and Compound Interest
- Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages etc
- Ratio and Proportion
- Geometry (6-8 questions)
- Algebra (5-7 questions)
- Venn diagrams; other topic questions (2-3)
- Pure Math (1-2 questions)
- Complex Numbers
- Quadratic Equations;
- Linear Equations
- Binomial Theorem
- Progressions; Logarithm
- Inequalities
- Surds and Indices
- Probability Functions
- Permutation and Combination
- Mixtures and Alligations
- Set Theory
- Trigonometry
- Coordinate Geometry

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