CAT Syllabus 2020

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CAT 2020 Syllabus

The CAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for preparation. However, you can attempt the mock test to understand the pattern of exam and types of questions. Check the CAT website regularly for the announcement of mock test. The same will also be updated here, once released

CAT 2020 Official Mock Test to be updated

Further, the sections can be broadly divided into sub-topics for practice purposes. These are based on questions from previous years. Certain question-types tend to repeat over the years, some of which are mentioned here.

For you convenience, every section is divided into topics you must prepare for. Refer to the same below:

I. Verbal Ability & English

  • Verbal reasoning.
  •  Syllogisms.
  • Analogies.
  • Antonyms and synonyms.
  • Fill in the blanks.
  • Sentence correction.
  • Idioms, etc.
  • Reading comprehension.

II (A). Data Interpretation

  • Interpretation and analysis of data based on
  • Text, tables,
  • Graphs (line, area),
  • Charts (column, bar, pie),
  • Venn diagram, etc.

II (B). Logical Reasoning

  • Direction sense.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Puzzles.
  • Binary logic.
  • Seating arrangement.
  • Coding & Decoding.
  • Blood relations.
  • Logical sequence.
  • Data structure.
  • Assumption.
  • Premise.
  • Conclusion.
  • Linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

III. Quantitative Ability 

  • Number Systems
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability
  • Permutation Combination
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • LCM & HCF
  • Percentages
  • Profit and loss
  • Quadratic and linear equations