CAT 2018 Syllabus and Study Material

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 2427 and NonMCQ are 710. 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 (68 questions)
 Algebra (57 questions)
 Venn diagrams; other topic questions (23)
 Pure Math (12 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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