CAT 2020 Detailed Syllabus – First Step towards CAT Preparation Journey

Published on : 29th October 2020    Author : Satyaranjan Bai
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IIM Indore, the exam-regulating body, has scheduled the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 on 29th November. The exam will be held in three sessions of two hours. The duration of the exam has been reduced from three hours to two hours for the year 2020. Are you up for the exam? But the question arises – ‘how well you are acquainted with the CAT syllabus.’

Certainly, possessing the complete CAT syllabi is the first step towards your Common Admission Test preparation journey. However, the real challenge is the lack of awareness of the syllabus. Since CAT 2020 syllabus is not prescribed by the IIMs (not based on a particular curriculum), understanding the previous years’ question patterns will surely prove fruitful. The adroit team at ExamsPlanner has understood the need; hence, it has come up with the detailed syllabi of Common Admission Test for the year 2020.

The syllabus is mainly divided into three distinct areas or sections. They are –

  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) –

The VARC section deals with applicants’ basic knowledge and understanding of the English Language. When we say basic, it is all about the ‘ability to read, understand and comprehend long sentences or paragraphs from different genres, grammar and composition and to identify the right logic in sentence constructions.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) –

Data Interpretation in CAT means the typical varieties of data put in the form of tables, graphs and charts in a structured way. The data is mentioned in a calculation-based, counting-based, logic-based and structure-based.

The Logical Reasoning section has been devised in a way that would bring the best mathematical and logical skills in you. It involves a wide range of puzzles and the questions of LR can be clubbed into the following categories –

  • Mapping and best routes
  • Blood relations
  • Circular Arrangements
  • Seating Arrangement problems
  • Grouping and pattern
  • Selection and conditionals

Quantitative Ability (QA)–

This section asks 34 questions to assess your mathematical skills, speed and accuracy. CAT aspirants must be thorough with basic and elementary mathematics. The mathematics topics have been drawn up to the 10th Class.

CAT Exam Detailed Syllabus 2020 -

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)

Caselets and Tables

Number Systems

 

Grammar or English Usage

Bar Graphs and Column Graphs

LCM & HCF

Correction in Sentence

Venn Diagrams

Profit, Loss & Discount

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Line Charts & Pie Chart

Percentages

Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage

Combination of two or more types linked to each other

Speed, Time & Distance

Analogies and Reverse Analogies

Number and Letter Series

Time & Work

Meaning/Usage Match

Calendars, Cubes and Clocks

Simple & Compound Interest

Verbal Reasoning

Binary Logic

Ratio & Proportion

Summary Questions

Seating Arrangement

Averages

Reading Comprehension

Syllogism

Quadratic & Linear Equations

Facts Inferences Judgments

Logical

Complex Numbers

 

Matching

Logarithm

 

Logical Sequence

Binomial Theorem

 

Logical

Sequences & Series

 

Connectives

Surds & Indices

 

Blood Relations

Inequalities

 

 

Probability, Permutation and Combination

 

 

Set Theory

 

 

Functions & Geometry

 

 

Mixtures & Allegations

 

 

Trigonometry

 

 

Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration

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CAT 2020 Registration Notification:

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore has started the online registration process for the entrance test on 5th August 2020. The last date to register for the same was extended till 23rd September 2020 due to the COVID situation. Interested candidates were required to fill in the online application form only through the official website.

Important Dates:

CAT 2020 will be commenced on 29th November 2020 (Sunday). To sit in the exam, candidates need to download the CAT 2020 admit card and get a printout of it. The hall ticket will be available on the official website from 28th October 2020 onwards. The answer key is expected to release in December 2020 and the result will be declared tentatively in January 2020.

Click here to know CAT 2020 important dates, exam pattern, eligibility and other important details. 

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