CAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern


Quantitative Aptitude (QA)OR Mathematics

Geometry HCF & LCM Averages
Trigonometry Algebra Partnership (Accounts)
Mensuration Profit & Loss Time-Speed-Distance
Ratios and Proportion In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Surds and Indices
Number system Geometric Progression Inequalities
Work and time Percentages Logarithms


3). Analytical Reasoning Section

Blood Relations Proposition Number Series 
Direction Sense Coding-Decoding Assumptions
Puzzles Clocks and Calenders Statements
Data Arrangement Family Tree Binary Logic
Seating Arrangement Venn Diagram Sets
Data Structures Syllogism


4). Data Interpretation Section

  • There is not fixed syllbus in these section but the most important topic are as follows
  • Tables Pie Charts Caselets
  • Bars Line Graphs Data Sufficiency

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Fill in the blanks Verbal Reasoning Sentence completion
Grammar Syllogisms Jumbled paragraphs
Para Completion and inference Contextual usage Foreign language words used in English
Reading Comprehension Analogies Sentence correction
Verbal Logic Different usage of same word Idioms
Parajumbles Antonyms One word substitution