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CAT Syllabus 2019 - Candidates aspiring to take admission in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) must be familiar with CAT 2019 syllabus. Depending on past years question papers, experts have defined CAT syllabus 2019 from which questions will be asked. The syllabus of CAT 2019 will include the sections and the topics which the candidates can prepare. Knowing the topics in advance for CAT will help the candidates draw a clear cut preparation strategy. The important sections which form part of CAT syllabus 2019 are data interpretation and logical reasoning, verbal and reading comprehension and quantitative ability. To know in detail about CAT 2019 syllabus read the complete article that is given on this page. Latest: CAT 2019 date to be announced soon
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Management aspirants who would be writing one of the most coveted national level exam must be familiar with the exam pattern of CAT 2019. Candidates can check the CAT 2019 exam pattern as it will assist them to get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked in the exam, the duration of the exam. Moreover, candidates would also get to know about the marking scheme of CAT 2019. There will be multiple choice questions as well as subjective questions which the candidates will have to answer in the exam.
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Total Number of Questions
Duration of Each Section
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
According to marking scheme of CAT 2019, for every correct answer, candidates will be awarded three marks while for every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. If the candidate does not attempt any question, then no mark will be deducted.
The topics and sub-topics of the three sections which are included in CAT 2019 syllabus are given below in the table.
The data interpretation and logical reasoning section comprise graph based questions. The topics included in CAT 2019 syllabus for DI and LR are:
Clocks and calendars
Puzzles & Other Basic Reasoning Questions
Best Books for CAT Preparation 2019 for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
Name of the Book
Name of the Author
Trishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations by T.I.M.E. Publisher: Pearson
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT (Tata McGraw-Hill)
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT
Nishit K. Sinha
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
In this section of CAT exam syllabus 2019, candidates would have to answer questions which will be based on correction of sentences, usage of words as well as English grammar. In the comprehensions section, candidates would have to answer questions based on the passages that are given.
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Name of the book
Name of the author
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (Pearson)
How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay (Tata McGraw-Hill)
Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
Word Power Made Easy
The quantitative aptitude section of CAT syllabus 2019 comprises questions from middle level school mathematics. The topics from which the questions will be asked in this section of CAT 2019 are:
Speed, Time and Distance
Quadratic & Linear Equations
Ratio and Proportion
Set Theory & Function
Surds and Indices
Coordinate Geometry & Geometry
LCM and HCF
Profit, Loss and Discount
Time and Work
Simple and Compound Interest
Sequences and Series
Permutation and Combination
Mixtures and Alligations
Pipe and cisterns
Median and Mode
Angles and triangles
Installment and payments
Speed and Distance
‘How to prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT’, published by Tata McGraw Hill
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha (Tata McGraw-Hill)
The Complete CAT Digest, by Tata McGraw-Hill
How to Prepare for the CAT Common Admissions Test
Muhamed Muneer, published by Om Books.
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams
Trishna Knowledge Systems (Pearson)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Question 1: What is the age limit to apply for CAT 2019?
Answer: The candidate must have completed the age of 20. However, there is no upper limit of age to appear for the CAT exam.
Question 2: For how many years is the CAT score valid?
Answer: The CAT score is valid only for one year as the CAT is held every year for admission into management programs.
Question 3: How many attempts can I give for CAT?
Answer: Students can give multiple attempts. There is no limit to attempts.
Question 4: Which are the best books for CAT preparation?
Answer: Aspirants can refer to the following books for CAT preparation:
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