CAT: Common Admission Test

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test.CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for business administration programs


Syllabus for Quantitative Ability:

• Arithmetic
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Number System
• Modern Mathematics
• Higher Maths
• Mensuration
• Trigonometry

The sub topics from the above mentioned topics are given as below:

• Arithmetic progression
• Arithmetic mean
• Geometric progression
• Geometric mean
• Harmonic mean
• Median
• Mode
• Ratio and proportion
• Percentage
• Average
• Partnership
• Time speed distance
• Work and time
• Profit and loss
• Installment and payments
• Partnership
• Clocks
• Work & time
• Pipe and cisterns
• Lines
• Angles, triangles, sphere’s rectangles, cubes, cone 

Syllabus for Verbal Ability:

This section basically tests the English language skill of the test takers. The question types are divided in 2 parts, Reading Comprehension and English Usage. The English Usage questions can be further classified into Vocabulary, Grammar and Verbal Reasoning. There are 30 questions in this section. The following topics in this area include the following:

• Sentence Correction
• Para Jumble
• Para Completion
• Fact Inference Judgment
• Word Usage (Vocabulary)
• Fill in the blanks
• Grammar

Syllabus for Data Interpretation:

The questions from this area are mainly in the form of caselets. The test takers have to analyze the data given in various ways and answer the questions. The question types include the following:

• Pie Chart
• Bar Graph
• Line Graph
• Tables
• Combination of Graphs
• Caselet
• Data Sufficiency

Syllabus for Logical Reasoning:

Like Data Interpretation area, this area too consists of questions in the form of caselets. The following topics are commonly asked in the Logical Reasoning area:

• Data Arrangement
• Seating Arrangement
• Blood Relations
• Family Tree
• Venn Diagram
• Matching Puzzles
• Constraint based puzzles
• Syllogism
• Proposition
• Assumptions
• Statements
• Binary Logic
• Clocks and Calendars
• Sets



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