In this Article We Will tell You What Is The Syllabus For The CAT Exam? Common Admission Test is one of the highly competitive exams and the competition makes it one of the most challenging exams in India. Its syllabus is divided into three sections: VARC which contains 24 questions. DILR contains 20 questions and QA which contains 22 questions. Each section has a time limit of 40 minutes and contains both MCQs and TITA questions.
Let’s Understand the Syllabus for each Section Broadly.
1) The first section is the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension which contains a total of 24 questions.70% of this section contains Reading comprehension questions. The questions are generally of three types – Fact-based, Inference based, and Vocabulary based questions. This section also contains jumbled paragraph questions, which are usually TITA questions and has no negative marking.
Below is the weightage for this section:-
|TOPICS Reading ComprehensionPara- jumblesOdd one out and vocab-based
|NUMBER OF QUESTIONS16 questions2-4 questions 2-4 questions
2) The second section is Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, contains a total of 20 questions. This section generally contains questions like charts, graphs, geometry, and reasoning-based questions. This section is divided into two sub-sections:- Data Interpretation which contains questions like the graph, chart, or other forms of visual questions which are required to be solved on the basis of the information given.
The logical Reasoning section contains questions like team formation, order and rankings, and other logic-based questions.
The weightage for this section is:
|TOPICS Graph and bar diagramsTables ad chartsPie charts
|NUMBER OF QUESTIONS5-8 questions4-8 questions4-6 questions
3) The third and last section is Quantitative Ability which contains a total of 22 questions. This section generally contains arithmetic questions like number systems, geometry, algebra, and modern mathematics.
Below is the sectional division for this section
|TOPICS Arithmetic questionsAlgebraGeometryModern Mathematics
|NUMBER OF QUESTIONS9-11 questions8-9 questions4-5 questions2-3 questions
Apart from the basic CAT exam syllabus, it might be helpful to have a look at the previous year’s questions as well for a better understanding of the syllabus.