Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 01 Dec, 2018 13:38 IST
The IIMs, which are responsible for conducting the exam every year, have not fixed any syllabus for CAT. Experts and academicians have observed the exam pattern of CAT over the years and they have shared the tentative CAT 2018 syllabus accordingly. To know the syllabus, candidates should first carefully study the Exam Pattern of CAT 2018. You can also compare the CAT exam syllabus with other MBA entrance exam syllabus here.
Based on the sections of CAT examination, there are some very important topics that candidates must prepare in order to cover the maximum CAT syllabus 2017 and maximise their chances of scoring well.
The syllabus of CAT 2018 is based on the exam's 3 sections – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).
We bring to you the detailed CAT syllabus as well as the important topics under every section.
|Fact Inference Judgment||Grammar|
|Fill in the blanks||Para Completion|
|Para Jumble||Sentence Correction|
|Verbal Reasoning||Word Usage (Vocabulary)|
|Data Interpretation||Bar Graph, Combination of Graphs, Caselet, Data Sufficiency, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Tables, etc.|
Assumptions, Blood Relations, Binary Logic, Clocks and Calendars, Constraint-based puzzles, Data Arrangement, Family Tree, Matching Puzzles, Proposition, Statements, Seating Arrangement, Sets, Syllogism, Venn Diagram
|Arithmetic||Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time & Work, Distances|
|Algebra||Theory of Equations, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series|
|Geometry||Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles|
|Mensuration||Areas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern|
|Calculus||Maxima and Minima, Function|
|Trigonometry||Trigonometric Ratios, Heights, and Distances|
Now that you know what all you have to study for the CAT 2018 exam, you can easily prepare for the exam by covering all the given topics. However, you must not forget to take your preparation level a notch higher by taking mock tests or solving previous years' papers.
|Quant||Topics||No. of Questions|
|Geometry & Mensuration||9|
|LRDI||Topics||No. of Questions|
|Combination of Graphs||3|
|Odd Sentence Out||2|
|Verbal||Topics||No. of Questions|
Note: The number of questions mentioned against each topic is tentative.