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CAT Syllabus 2019 - IIM Kozikhode, conducting body of Common Admission Test (CAT) does not prescribe any specific syllabus for CAT. CAT syllabus 2019 provided by Careers360 is mostly generalized and it is vast as well. As per previous years syllabus of CAT, questions are generally asked from middle school level English and Mathematics. Under the CAT 2019 syllabus, one will get to know all about the sections and the topics that are likely to be covered. By going through the CAT syllabus, candidates will get to know all the aspects of the topics, sections and the weightage that is given to each one of them. CAT will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode on November 24 in computer-based mode. Read the full article to know all the details about CAT syllabus 2019 such as the sections, topics from which the questions will be asked. Candidates can check the CAT mock test 2019 to be released on October 16, 2019. Latest: IIM Kozhikode has issued the CAT Admit Card 2019 on October 23, 2019. Authorities have released the workflow for CAT 2019.
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In the overview of CAT syllabus 2019, candidates will get to know all about the sections and topics. To download the detailed PDF of CAT syllabus 2019 - Click Here
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism,
Geometry, Algebra, Time and Work, Mensuration, Number System
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Sentence completion, Questions based on reading comprehension, Para-jumbles & para-summar, inferences
The syllabus of CAT 2019 includes the topics that are covered in each section and from which questions are likely to be asked in Common Admission Test (CAT).
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Profit, Loss and Discount
Speed, Time and Distance
LCM and HCF
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Sequences and Series
Set Theory & Function
Surds and Indices
Permutation and Combination
Mixtures and Alligations
Based on past years trends, it is likely that the total number of questions that would be asked in the CAT 2019 is mentioned in the table given below:
Topics and Total Number of Expected Questions
Total Number of Expected Questions
Geometry & Mensuration
Name of the book
Name of the author
‘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)
In the syllabus of CAT 2019 for data interpretation and logical reasoning, candidates will get to know the topics which will come under this section and from which questions will be asked.
Other Basic Reasoning Questions
Number and Letter Series
Expected number of questions
Graph, Bar diagram
Tables & Charts
Tables, Pie chart
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
The syllabus of CAT 2019 for verbal reasoning comprises the topics from which the questions are expected to be asked in the entrance exam.
English Usage or Grammar
Fill in the blanks
Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms)
Candidates who will be appearing for CAT 2019, they can check the topics and the total number of expected questions that will be asked in the entrance exam.
Expected Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension Passage-Based Questions
Sentence Completion & Correction
Others (Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary Based, etc.)
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
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.
Total Number of Questions
Duration of Each Section
Quantitative Ability (QA)
80 minutes for PwD candidates
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. To know more, Download CAT Exam Pattern 2019.
No, there is no specific prescribed syllabus for CAT 2019. Candidates can check the past years sample papers of CAT and get an idea about the type of questions that could be asked. By solving the question papers of the past years, candidates will know how much weightage to be given to each topic and each section.
For non-MCQ questions, there is no negative marking if the question is left unanswered or is incorrect. However, for MCQ questions, candidates will be awarded three marks for every correct answer and minus 1 for every incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for any wrong answer.
No, IIM Kozhikode has stated that there is as such no change in the exam pattern of CAT 2019. There will be three sections from which the questions will be asked.
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Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular national level management entrance exam. CAT 2019 application process has been completed and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24th November 2019.
Application forms were available from 07 Aug, 2019 - 25 Sep, 2019.
Aspirants seeking admission to the MBA course have to appear for entrance exams such as CAT/XAT/MAT/SNAP/etc. After the entrance test, candidates have to apply to colleges for admission.
Check the details about the CAT exam using the link below and do let us know if you have any other queries.
Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. Now based on your Category, to be shortlisted for an IIM, you should score atleast 85 and more percentile.
Now the IIMs part has been cleared, you need to decide one among MBA in India via CAT or go abroad for higher studies. You cannot be double minded on this. You know your strengths and capabilities and so this should be completely your call.
If you are planning to get your details corrected in the form of CAT 2019, then now you don't have any option as it is now too late. The exam is scheduled for 24th November, 2019 which is just a week away.
However, in the meantime you can ask on the helpline for any assistance if they can provide.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
Yes I'll enlist down some of the top institutes for MBA whose cutoffs are between 80 to 90 percentile.
Thank-you. Best wishes.
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