The CAT Exam is the most popular of all IIM entrance exams held every year. Getting an MBA from a reputed institution is a dream for many aspirants. Applicants seeking admission to MBA programs must appear for the CAT Exam.
The CAT exam is an entry requirement for admissions into the IIMs and India’s top business schools. By reading through this post you can learn all about CAT, CAT Eligibility criteria, as well as the time needed to complete the entire syllabus to get through CAT and various other programs offered by IIM.
A thorough understanding of the CAT exam syllabus is important for determining your direction all through this CAT journey. It will be much easier to determine how much time you should spend on each segment, when you have a reasonable understanding of the CAT syllabus.
CAT Exam Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude – Number System, Geometry Time and Work, Algebra, Mensuration and Arithmetic
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Para Summary, Verbal Ability, Odd Sentence Out
The table below will give you an outline of the MCQ and Non-MCQ questions for CAT:
Number of MCQ and Non-MCQs
In each Section
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Non-MCQ – 5
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
MCQ – 15
Non-MCQ – 5
MCQ – 14
Non-MCQ – 8
Total no of Questions