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CAT 2020 Syllabus:

The Common Admission Test or CAT as it is popularly referred to is the gateway to all prominent management schools in the country. These include 20 Indian Institute of Management’s (IIM’s), IIT DoMs, FMS Delhi, MDI, SPJIMR, and almost 500 top B schools. CAT exam requires meticulous preparation especially with all top B schools giving a high percentile cutoff for admission. CAT 2020 syllabus helps candidates prepare for the exam in an organized manner.

CAT 2020 Syllabus
CAT 2020 Syllabus

Date of notification for CAT exam: 27th and 28th July 2020

Date of start of registration of application: 4th August 2020

Last date to submit completed application: 18th September 2020

Date of CAT exam 2020: 29th November 2020

Convening institute of CAT 2020: IIM Indore

Application fee:

  • All candidates must pay 2000/-
  • The application fee must be paid online through credit or debit card or other net banking options.

CAT composition:

Syllabus Total Questions  Topics
Section-1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 34 5 Reading Comprehension Passages followed by 24 questions based on inferences, statements, arguments, main idea, author’s assumption, vocabulary – synonyms, antonyms, meaning of the phrase as given in the passage 10 questions based on Para Summary, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs with 5 sentences followed by question to pick the odd sentence out
Section-2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32 Question are in sets of 4-5 both in DI and LR. 16 questions in DI part are based on Data Analysis, Data comparison from Table, Graphs, Bar charts, Pie charts, Caselets. 16 questions in LR are based on  Direction sense, Team formation, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation among others
Section-3: Quantitative Ability (QA) 34 Around 50% questions are based on Arithmetic topics like Number System, Ratio, Percentage, Interest, Profit & Loss, Speed & Distance, Time & Work and others. Rest 50% is covered by topics on Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Modern Math

CAT syllabus:

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus Verbal Reasoning Syllabus
Number Systems Tables English Usage or Grammar
Profit, Loss and Discount Caselets Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms)
LCM and HCF Bar Graphs Fill in the blanks
Speed, Time and Distance Line Charts Sentence Correction
Percentages Column Graphs Cloze Passage
Time and Work Venn Diagrams Jumbled Paragraph
Ratio and Proportion Pie Chart Meaning-Usage Match
Averages Other Basic Reasoning Questions Analogies or Reverse Analogies
Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations Calendars Summary Questions
Complex Numbers Number and Letter Series Verbal Reasoning
Simple and Compound Interest Clocks Facts-Inferences-Judgments
Logarithm Venn Diagrams Reading Comprehension
Sequences and Series Cubes
Inequalities Seating Arrangement
Probability Binary Logic
Surds and Indices Logical Matching
Set Theory & Function Logical Sequence
Permutation and Combination Syllogism
Mixtures and Alligations Logical Connectives
Trigonometry Blood Relations
Coordinate Geometry

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