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### CAT Exam Pattern

#### Exam Pattern

• There are three sections:
1. Quantitative Ability (QA, 34 questions)
2. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR, 32 questions)
3. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC, 34 questions).
• There is no separate time limit on sections.

Total Duration - 180 Minutes

Total Marks - 300 Marks

Total Questions - 100

Marking System -

• There will be negative marking, deduct one mark for wrong answer.
• For correct answer 3 marks will be given.

#### How to prepare

EXAM SYLLABUS

 SUBJECT TOPICS QUANTITATIVE ABILITY Number Systems LCM and HCF Averages Profit, Loss and Discount Interest (Simple and Compound) Speed, Time and Distance Complex numbers Percentages Ratio and Proportion Linear Equations Quadratic Equations Time and Work Logarithm Progressions (Sequences & Series) Binomial Theorem Surds and Indices Inequalities Permutation and Combination Probability Mensuration Set Theory Mixtures and Alligations Geometry Co-ordinate Geometry Trigonometry Functions. DATA INTERPRETATION Data is given in form of tables, charts and graphs. In this section it is tested that how can you interpret the given data and answer the questions based on it. Tables Column Graphs Bar Graphs Line Charts Pie Chart Venn Diagrams Caselets Combination of two or more types linked to each other. LOGICAL REASONING Number and Letter Series Calendars Clocks Cubes Venn Diagrams Binary Logic Seating Arrangement Logical Sequence Logical Matching Logical Connectives Syllogism Blood Relations VERBAL ABILITY Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms) English Usage or Grammar Summary questions. Fill in the blanks Cloze Passage Analogies or Reverse Analogies Jumbled Paragraph Meaning-Usage Match Sentence correction Verbal Reasoning Facts / Inferences / Judgments Reading Comprehension Vocabulary: Vocabulary questions test the candidate’s knowledge of the primary meanings of words, secondary shades of meaning, usage, idioms and phrases, antonyms, related words, etc. Grammar: Grammar-based questions test the candidate’s ability to spot and correct grammatical errors. CAT generally tests knowledge of high school level grammar and includes areas like subject-verb agreement, use of modifiers, parallel construction, redundancy, phrasal verbs, use of articles, prepositions, etc. Verbal Reasoning: Verbal reasoning questions are designed to test the candidate’s ability to identify relationships or patterns within groups of words or sentences.

Duration : 180 Minutes