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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.
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CAT 2019 - Overview of Syllabus

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

CAT 2019 Syllabus

S.No

Section

Important Topics

1

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism,

2

Quantitative Aptitude

Geometry, Algebra, Time and Work, Mensuration, Number System

3

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Sentence completion, Questions based on reading comprehension, Para-jumbles & para-summar, inferences


CAT Exam Syllabus 2019 - Section-wise Topics

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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Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for CAT 2019

Profit, Loss and Discount

Number Systems

Speed, Time and Distance

LCM and HCF

Percentages

Speed, Time and Distance

Ratio and Proportion

Time and Work

Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations

Averages

Complex Numbers

Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations

Simple and Compound Interest

Complex Numbers

Inequalities

Sequences and Series

Set Theory & Function

Surds and Indices

Permutation and Combination

Trigonometry

Mixtures and Alligations

Coordinate Geometry


Trigonometry

Mensuration


Geometry



Expected Total Number of Questions in From Quantitative Aptitude

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:

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Topics and Total Number of Expected Questions

Topics

Total Number of Expected Questions

Arithmetic Questions

10-12


Geometry & Mensuration

7-8

Number System

4-5

Algebra

6-7

Others

2-3

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CAT Syllabus 2019 - Best Book for Quantitative Ability

Name of the book

Name of the author

‘How to prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT’, published by Tata McGraw Hill

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha (Tata McGraw-Hill)



The Complete CAT Digest, by Tata McGraw-Hill

Arun Sharma


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)

CAT 2019 Syllabus for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus

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.

CAT Syllabus 2019 for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Tables

Line Charts

Caselets

Bar Graphs

Venn Diagrams

Column Graphs

Other Basic Reasoning Questions

Pie Chart

Clocks

Calendars

Number and Letter Series

Seating Arrangement


Cubes


Logical Matching


Binary Logic


Logical Sequence


Logical Connectives


Blood Relations


Syllogism



Sections and Total Number of Expected Questions

Topic

Expected number of questions

Graph, Bar diagram

4

Tables & Charts

4

Graphs, Charts

4

Tables, Pie chart

4

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

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How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT (Tata McGraw-Hill)

Arun Sharma

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Ananta Ashisha

CAT Syllabus 2019 for Verbal Reasoning

The syllabus of CAT 2019 for verbal reasoning comprises the topics from which the questions are expected to be asked in the entrance exam.

Topics and expected number of questions in CAT verbal reasoning

English Usage or Grammar


Fill in the blanks


Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms)


Cloze Passage


Sentence Correction


Jumbled Paragraph


Meaning-Usage Match


Verbal Reasoning


Summary Questions


Reading Comprehension


Facts-Inferences-Judgments



Topics and total number of Expected Questions

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.

Topic and Expected Number of Questions

Topic

Expected Number of Questions

Para-Jumbles

2-4

Reading Comprehension Passage-Based Questions

Around 24

Sentence Completion & Correction

2-3

Others (Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary Based, etc.)

1-2

Odd Sentences

1-2

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Best Books for Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)


Name of the book

Name of the author

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (Pearson)

Nishit Sinha

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

Norman Lewis


CAT Exam Pattern 2019

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.


CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Section

Total Number of Questions

Duration of Each Section

Quantitative Ability (QA)

34

60 minutes

Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

32

60 minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)

34

60 minutes

CAT 2019 Marking Scheme

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

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Syllabus 2019

Question: Is there any specific syllabus for CAT 2019?

Answer:

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. 

Question: What is the marking scheme for CAT?

Answer:

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. 

Question: Is there any change in the total number of sections from which questions will be asked?

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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i m going to start my preparation for cat 2021. i dont want to join an institution for this so tell me how can i prepar for it to crack the cat.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019
CAT is an online examination of 3 hours duration.The questions in the exam will be of MCQ and TITA type totaling 100 questions. MCQ are multiple choice questions, for which candidates get multiple answer choices. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. However Type in the Answer questions are exempted from Negative Marking.

CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

Quantitative Ability
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.

First things first, know the syllabus. And go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections.Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months because even Rome wasnt built in a day.


NCERT books will sharpen your basics and you need strong basics for preparing for any entrance examination. Once your basics are in place, because the time period for preparation is quite less, your preparation should be extensive and thorough.

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.

Preparation tips:

Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.


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.

Preparation tips:

Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.


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.

Preparation tips:

As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months


We can recommend a few books for you:

NCERT books to cover the basics from 6th to 10th Class

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Saxena

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum for CAT by Sarvesh Sharma

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Abhijit Guha


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