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CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2019: IIM Kozhikode, which will conduct Common Admission Test does not predefine the syllabus of CAT 2019 for Quantitative Aptitude section. CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2019 is very vast and in this section numerical questions are asked to test the mathematical skills, speed and accuracy of the candidates. In general, the questions in quantitative aptitude for CAT section are related to basic and primary mathematics and require the candidates to be well versed with the fundamental concepts to solve them. CAT exam will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode on November 24 in computer-based mode. In this article, candidates get all details about the CAT syllabus 2019 for quantitative aptitude such as topics, as well as sub-topics.Latest: CAT 2019 Registration to commence at 10 am from August 7, 2019.
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The Syllabus of CAT 2019 for quantitative aptitude includes the following aspects:
Type of question in quantitative aptitude section
MCQs and TITA (Non-MCQs)
Total MCQs in QA section
Total Non-MCQs in QA section
Total number of questions in CAT Quantitative Aptitude section
Total marks in QA for CAT section
Difficulty Level in QA section
Marking Scheme in QA section for CAT 2019
+3 (for correct answer)
-1 ( for wrong answer)
The syllabus of CAT 2019 includes the topics that are covered in each section and from which questions are likely to be asked in CAT 2019.
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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
Time and Work
Logarithm & Surds and Indices
Mixture and Alligations
Apart from the above-mentioned topics, there are more on which the candidates must focus with an aim to crack the exam. Candidates are suggested to have a strong foundation of broader topics related to the quantitative section. This section is very important for the CAT exam since almost 34 questions are asked from the QA section which involves a wide range of numerical topics.
Some of the other important topics which are part of quantitative ability syllabus of CAT 2019 are given below:
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
In the section of quantitative aptitude, there are a few topics which are very important and repeated every year in the CAT exam. Out of the 34 questions that are asked, 8-9 questions are TITA (Non-MCQs). Some of the most important CAT 2019 syllabus topics with their weightages are given below.
Expected No. of Questions
Geometry & Mensuration
Expected Number in percentage
Name of the book
Name of the Author
‘How to prepare for QA for CAT’, published by Tata McGraw Hill
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams
Trishna Knowledge Systems (Pearson)
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha (Tata McGraw-Hill)
How to Prepare for the CAT Common Admissions Test or CAT
Muhamed Muneer, published by Om Books.
The Complete CAT Digest, by Tata McGraw-Hill
Candidates must form their strategies as they prepare for CAT. Some of the vital preparation tips that need to be followed are:
Follow exam pattern and syllabus
Basic strong and chapter-wise preparation
Make a preference to opt for coaching centres or self-study
Take Mock tests and solve sample papers
1. Follow Exam Pattern and Syllabus: The first step towards your strategic planning for CAT 2019 must be to know about the exam pattern and syllabus. CAT 2019 will be computer-based exam and candidates must know how to navigate between sections. Once, the candidates have understood the CAT exam pattern and syllabus, they can commence their practice in a good way.
2. Time Management: After giving mock tests, candidates will manage your time according to the exam duration. It is very important to complete an exam in a given time so candidates have to manage and save time. If candidates want to manage their time then they will take more and more mock tests and an online quiz. Candidates must manage their time by attempting the question which they are sure of and can solve quickly.
3. Basic strong and chapter-wise preparation: Regularly keeps yourself updated with the basic and the formulas and try not to look into your notes when you practice. Firstly solve the simple sample papers then go to the hard one.
4. Coaching centres or self-study: If candidates feel the need to take coaching for preparations should opt the best coaching centres which would help them to recover in their weak topics and areas. Find the coaching centres which suits best like TIME, CL, IMS etc.
When it comes to self-study, candidates must make a choice on the basis of their skills, requirements and time availability.
Steps for self-study:
Step 1 - Set the targets
Step 2 - Make good study materials
Step 3 - Prepare short notes for end time revision
Step 4 - Cover each section
Step 5 - Try to solve maximum sample papers and mock test
Step 6 - Keep practising
Step 7 - Create learning groups
Step 8 - Take breaks.
5. Take Mock tests and solve sample papers: After the basic preparation, candidates have to start taking an online mock test and solve the previous year sample papers on a regular basis. With each mock test, candidates will improve their weak areas and clear about the exam pattern of the exam. With the help of sample papers, candidates will manage the time limit in the exam and also, they will be clear about their strong point and weak point. Mock tests help to identify your weak and strong areas.
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