The CAT (Common Admission Test) serves as the gateway to India's prestigious business
schools, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), where aspirations converge with
opportunities. Each year, thousands of aspirants embark on this challenging journey, aiming
to secure a coveted place in the hallowed halls of the IIMs. However, the CAT examination,
conducted under a rotational policy by various IIMs, remains a mystery due to the absence
of a fixed syllabus.

While the syllabus may be fluid, there is a guiding principle that can help aspirants navigate
CAT preparation. The CAT exam primarily assesses candidates' proficiency in middle school
Mathematics and English topics. A solid foundation in these subjects forms the bedrock of
CAT preparation, prompting aspirants to revisit and master key concepts.

The CAT examination is a computer-based test that evaluates candidates in four critical

1.Quantitative Ability: This section gauges candidates' aptitude for mathematical
problem-solving, testing their prowess in handling numbers, equations, and data.

2.Verbal Ability: Proficiency in English is a cornerstone of CAT. Candidates are tested on
their reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary skills.

3.Data Interpretation: This segment assesses candidates' capacity to interpret and analyse
intricate data sets, enabling them to make informed decisions based on the information

4.Logical Reasoning: The logical reasoning section scrutinises candidates' critical thinking
abilities, requiring them to make deductions and solve problems through logical analysis.
The official notification for the CAT exam 2024 is already out and is expected to be
conducted on 24th November 2024..

Program Objectives

Our objective for the CAT test series is to provide aspiring CAT candidates with a holistic
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CAT Syllabus:

Particulars Details
Name of the Section 1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
3. Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Duration of the CAT Exam 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
Section-wise Duration 40 Minutes for Each Section (VARC, DILR, QA).
53 Minutes 20 Seconds for PwD candidates for each
Slot-wise Session 1. Slot 1: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm (Morning Session)
2. Slot 2: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Afternoon Session)
3. Slot 3: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Evening Session)
Number of Questions 76 Questions (54 MCQs and 22 Non-MCQs)
CAT exam total marks 228 marks
Mode of the CAT 2023 exam Computer-Based Mode (CBT)
Marking Scheme 1. For every right answer, +3 will be awarded
2. For every wrong answer in MCQs, -1 will be
3. No negative marks for Non-MCQs

CAT Exam Pattern

Number of sections 3
Duration of exam 40 minutes per section
Number of questions 76
Total marks 228


Language of question paper English
Number of answer choices 4

CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus:

The VARC section is the first section that is to be solved in the exam. The section has two
sub-parts, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Important topics are mentioned

Fill in the blanks Para Completion and inference Verbal Logic
Verbal Reasoning Subject-verb agreement Para jumbles
Foreign language words used in
Different usage of the same
Grammar Reading Comprehension Idioms
Syllogisms Analogies Antonyms
Sentence correction One word substitution
Parts of speech Preposition Types of Clauses
Phrases Modifiers Errors in tenses Articles usage

CAT Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Syllabus:

The second section is divided into two sub-sections: Data Interpretation and Logical
Reasoning. Important topics are mentioned below:

Blood Relations Clocks and Calendars Syllogism
Series Statements Venn Diagram
Proposition Data Arrangement Data Structures
Direction Sense Family Tree Tables
Coding-Decoding Binary Logic Pie Charts
Assumptions Seating Arrangement Data Sufficiency
Puzzles Sets & Caselets Bars & Line Graphs

CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

Geometry Ratios and Proportion Inequalities
Trigonometry In-equations Quadratic and linear
Work and Time
Algebra Surds and Indices Percentages
Mensuration Time-Speed-Distance Logarithms
Number System Square Root and Cube Root
Profit & Loss Geometric Progression Probability
Mean, mode,
Binomial theorem Simple interest and compound

CAT Scores: Your Key to Premier IIMs and Beyond

The CAT (Common Admission Test) serves as the linchpin for ambitious management
aspirants seeking admission to India's foremost business schools. Among these institutions,
the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) occupy a paramount position, renowned for their
academic excellence and industry relevance. This prestigious list includes IIM Calcutta, IIM
Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, and many others, each offering a unique blend of
educational rigour and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Beyond the IIMs,
CAT scores are embraced by over 1,200 other B-schools across the nation, providing a
diverse array of choices for aspiring leaders. The CAT experience is not just a stepping
stone to prestigious institutions; it's a path to unparalleled growth and leadership in the realm of management education. Choose wisely, prepare diligently, and embrace the future with confidence.

In the ever-evolving landscape of competitive exams, the CAT (Common Admission Test)
stands out as one of the most prestigious and sought-after examinations for aspiring
management professionals in India. The journey to securing a coveted seat in a top-tier
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