[PDF] CAT Syllabus pdf 2017-18

One should know CAT Syllabus before Preparing for CAT Exam. Common Admission Test is a test with no predefined syllabus, But past trends shows that CAT tests in general aptitude including Verbal Ability , Quant Ability , Logical Reasoning (LR) and Data Interpretation (DI).

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CAT Syllabus pdf

There are other admission tests for MBA similar to CAT. These are - MAT, XAT, CMAT and SNAP. There are some B-Schools (like IIFT and IRMA) which conduct their own exam. We will go in detail about CAT Syllabus in later post.

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CAT Syllabus  2017-18

CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus (34 Questions) :


Number System •
Digital Root •
Euler Number •
Cyclicity + negative remainder •
Divisibility •
Remainder + CRT •
factorial •
Number of divisors / Sum / product •
Unit Digit/ tens digit •
Integral Solutions •
Base System •
Fractions,  decimals •
factors Logarithm - •
Theory, basic properties and graphs Vedic Maths •
Multiplication and tables •
Square Cubes, square root, cube root Cyclicity + negative remainder, Digital Root,

Number System •

Sequences and Series •
Basics and concept of AP,GP , HP •
Basics and concept of AM GM HM •
Advanced/ Tricky series Permutation Combination •
Basics of Permutation and Combination •
Typical Questions- Cards, numbers, rank, dice, Chessboard problems •
Special Cases with Repetition/ No Repetition •
Circular Arrangement Probability •
Baey’s Theorem+ Conditional Probability •
Typical Questions- Cards, numbers, dice, etc Time Speed Distance •
Theory Relative speed- Trains, stationary object •
Boats and Streams •
Races and Games •
Escalator •
Circular Arrangement Shares and Stocks •
Gaining losing of time •
Finding angle at a given time, time at given angle,
Concept of interchanging of the hands.
Calendar -  Concept of odd day, finding date, days, etc,

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Set theory •
Basics Venn diagram •
Basics, •
Concept of Maxima Minima Time and Work - •
Basic Theory •
Pipes and Cistern •
Unitary method/ chain rule Partnership •
Ratio and Proportion  •
Basics •
Ratio and its use •
Proportion •
Variation Mixtures and Alligation -   Theory + some typical situations where Alligation can be used •
Geometry -   Coordinate Geometry •
Polygons, Quadrilaterals- Figures and Its properties .
Pythagorean Triplets •
Trigonometry •
Heights and Distances ( trigonometry) •
Line and Area •Similarity+ Congruency •
Circles •
Triangles- Orthocentre, Incentre, Circumcentre •
Volume and area- cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, ( 3D figures) Statistics Basics- Mean median modePercentage- •
Concept of percentage change + Word problems •
Basic fraction %age conversion Algebra
Inequalities-Wave curve method •
functions- odd even periodic functions, GINT, etc •
Quadratic equations, cubic equations •
Polynomials •
Range and Domain of equations •

Simple and Compound interest -  •
Basics •
Shortcuts + word problem •
Installments concept Profit & Loss and Discount - Basics, Terminologies •
Advanced- shortcuts and tricks Averages •

CAT Verbal Reasoning Syllabus (34 Questions). 

Speed Reading •
Basic Comprehension Techniques •
Types of questions and how to handle them •
•Para-jumbles •
Misfit Sentences •
Summary Writing •
Critical Reasoning •
Para-completion •
Misc Reasoning Topics •
Grammar :
Parts of Speech •
Subject-verb Agreement •
Parallelism •
Modifiers •
Verb Tense errors •
Idioms and Usage •
Punctuation errors •
Vocabulary devlopment •

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CAT Logical Reasoning and Data Intrepretation Syllabus (32 Questions)

Logical Reasoning•
Linear Arrangement •
Matrix Arrangement •
Circular Arrangement •
Blood Relation and Family Tree •
Group/Team Formation •
Games and Tournaments•
Paths & Routes- •

CAT Data Interpretation Syllabus

Percentage to fraction conversion-•
Vedic Maths- •
Bar Graphs •
Column Graphs •
Data Sufficiency •
Introduction to Data Interpretation- •
Line Charts •
Pie Charts •
Tables and Caselets  •
Venn Diagrams •

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