CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2020
CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2020 - CAT 2020 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Indore. There is no predefined syllabus for CAT quantitative aptitude 2020 however Careers360 provides you with the complied syllabus which has been determined on the basis of the past years' question papers of CAT. Candidates who will appear for the Common Admission Test must be well versed with CAT quantitative aptitude syllabus. In the quantitative aptitude section, candidates will be asked at least 34 questions. The aim to provide CAT quantitative aptitude syllabus is to enable the candidates to identify which are the topics that they find difficult and they might require more time as compared to others. Moreover, while trying to cover the syllabus of quantitative aptitude, candidates can also check what are the best books for them. Also, it is imperative for the candidates to be aware of the CAT exam pattern. CAT will be conducted probably on November 29. Read the full article to know all the details related to CAT syllabus for quantitative aptitude such as the topics that are covered, how many questions are likely to be asked in CAT 2020, what are the best books and preparation tips.
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CAT Quantitative Aptitude 2020 - Highlights
Name of the section
Number of questions
Type of questions asked
MCQ and TITA
Number of MCQs
Number of TITA questions
Sectional time limit
Yes, 40 minutes
Moderate to high
+3 for every correct answer
-1 for every wrong/incorrect answer
CAT Quantitative Aptitude 2020
The quantitative aptitude of CAT 2020 will consist of numerical based questions to assess the candidate’s mathematical skill and accuracy. This section will include questions related to elementary and basic mathematics. This section will consist of a section-time limit of 40 minutes. On the basis of previous year question papers, let’s have look on the important topics of CAT quantitative aptitude syllabus 2020:
Topics for CAT 2020 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
LCM & HCF
Set theory & Function
Quadratic and Linear Equations
Ratio, Proportion & Variation
Speed, Time and Distance
Profit, Loss and Discount
Permutation and Combination
Progressions and Series
Quantitative Aptitude Questions
Quantitative Aptitude Shortcut Techniques for CAT
Number System Shortcut for CAT
Shortcuts in Averages
Points, Lines and Planes
Graphical Division Geometry
Applications of Averages
Application of Power Cycle
Constant Product Rule
Laws in Set Theory
Properties of Ratio
Boats and Streams for CAT
Escalator Questions for CAT
Topics and Total Number of Expected Questions in Quantitative Aptitude -
Some of the topics are expected to repeat in CAT 2020 on the basis of previous year question paper analysis. There are total of 34 questions among which 8-9 questions are TITA questions. Check the table below to know the expected topics and their number of questions.
Expected Topics and Number of Questions
Total Number of Expected Questions
Geometry & Mensuration
Marks Distribution of CAT Quantitative Aptitude 2020
Expected Number in percentage
Best Books for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2020
Students can refer to some of the important books for quantitative aptitude section as mentioned below:
Quantitative Aptitude Books for CAT 2020
Name of the book
Name of the author
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams
Trishna Knowledge Systems (Pearson)
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha (Tata McGraw-Hill)
The Complete CAT Digest, by Tata McGraw-Hill
Tips and Strategies to prepare for CAT Quantitative Aptitude
Students must follow the following tips and strategies suggested by experts and toppers while preparing for CAT quantitative aptitude.
Focus on basics
Pick a topic and start solving various questions until you are clear
Practice each concept one by one and gradually move to difficult questions or topics
Prepare time table
Go through the syllabus and exam pattern of CAT quantitative aptitude 2020
Identify the topics which are uncovered
Assess the time to be needed to cover each topic
Take mock tests
Familiarize with the type of questions asked in the exam by solving mock tests/ previous year question papers
Helps you give exam environment and prepare you for D-day
Analyse your performance and weak and strong areas.
Practice as per sectional time limit
A sectional time limit of quantitative aptitude is 40 minutes, follow the time pattern while solving mock test
Assign time for each question. Don’t waste time over a question
Focus on weak areas
After giving mock tests of CAT, analyse the weak areas
Overcome that mistake by practising various questions on the particular topic from recommended books
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I got 406 marks in neet and my cat is st and cat rank is 2900 do I have any chance to get medical college through state quota or all India quota or do I have any chance to get pvt college through all India quota.
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cat previous question papers PDF
CAT ( common admission test ) exam is National level exam and conducted once a year. This year it is going to conduct on 29 November in three slots by IIM Indore. If you're appearing in that exam to pursue your higher studies in top management colleges. You can go through the below link to get the previous year papers of CAT.
All the best!
i got 369 marks in neet 2020 (sc) candidate from telangana is there any chance for me to get A cat medical seat in govt or pvt college ??? should i apply for councelling or is it a waste of time for me
At first lots of congratulations for your result and wishes for your future life. I am afraid to inform you that with your score your chances in All India counselling are almost negative for the 15% seats . However judging from trends of previous years you can get some of good medical colleges in telengana by state counselling 85 % . Some of those colleges are
BHASKAR MEDICAL COLLEGE, MOINABAD, R.R.(DST)
C ANANDA RAO INST. OF MED. SCI., KARIMNAGARDR PATNAM MAHENDER REDDY INST OF MED SCI, CHEVELLAGOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE,
NALGONDAGOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE, SURYAPEKAMINENI INSTITUTE OF MED. SCI., NARKETPALLYMAMATA ACADEMY OF MED SCI, BACHUPALLYMEDICITI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
MAHAVIR INST OF MED SCI, VIKARABAD
S.V.S. MEDICAL COLLEGE,
MAHABUBNAGARSURABHI INST OF MED SCI, SIDDIPERVM MEDICAL COLLEGE,
MULUGUMAMATA MEDICAL COLLEGE, KHAMMAMPRATHIMA INST OF MED. SCI., KARIMNAGARMNR MEDICAL COLLEGE, SANGAREDDYMEDICITI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
MALLA REDDY INST OF MED SCI, SURARAM, RR
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Best Wishes .
im from andhra and have a score of 91 percentile in mains paper 2 . i belong to sc and have a cat rank of 640 . is there a chanch of me getting an nit for b arch
First of all congratulations on securing 640 rank in jee mains paper 2 from sc category.
You rank is good and definitely you can get nits, even if you belong from andhra pradesh.
Now as per seeing the last year cutoff trends for jee mains paper 2, with your sc category rank you can get b.arch in :-
- NIT RAIPUR
- VNIT NAGPUR.
Because, Last year the highest cutoff closing rank for nit raipur for other State sc candidates was - 686. And for vnit nagpur it was - 684.
And your rank is below these two ranks, so they're is a chance that you can get nit raipur and vnit nagpur this year during counselling.
Also check or the following link to know the cutoff trends for jee mains paper 2 for different nits :-
Also check out our jee mains paper 2 college predictor tool to get an appropriate idea of colleges that you can get on basis of your jee mains paper 2 rank :-
can I use scale and divider and other gemotrical instruments in nift cat test
According official websites and our CAREERS360 sitethings which are allowed to be carried in exam hall is as follows:
Ball point pen (to mark the answers in the OMR sheet)
Lead pencils (of varying grades)
Dry colours (such as oil pastels/colour pencils/sketch pens etc.)
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