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CAT Exam Syllabus 2023

CAT doesn’t have a fixed syllabus. Most of the questions asked are from 8-10 maths and English topics. Last year, among 66 questions, 18 were TITA questions and 48 were MCQs. CAT syllabus has been the same for some years. The only difference is that the number of questions has been reduced to 66 mquestions from 100. Majorly from three subjects, the CAT exam question paper is covered- maths, english, data analysis.

CAT Quantitative Aptitude

All mathematics topics from classes 9 and 10—such as arithmetic, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and mensuration—are covered in this section. In this section majorly logical-based questions are asked. Since the last few years questions were more focused on arithmetic followed by algebra. Few questions were from geometry.


Speed, Time, and Distance Profit, Loss & Discount
LCM and HCF Surds and Indices
Complex Numbers Number Systems
Coordinate Geometry Permutation and Combination
Sequences & Series Probability
Binomial Theorem Ratio and Proportions
Trigonometry Inequalities
Mensuration Set Theory
Simple Interest Partnership (Accounts)
Logarithms Averages
Quadratic and Linear Equations Compound Interest
Ratio, Proportion, and Variation Mixtures & Allegations

CAT Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation:

This section cover topics such as Puzzles, Pie Charts, Tables, Bar Graphs, etc. 14 questions were asked from Data Interpretation and logical reasoning had 10 questions. Both of this sub-section have MCQ and non-MCQ type questions

  • Logical Reasoning is about the logical study and its importance/application to everyday difficulties.
  • Data Interpretation is nothing but the deriving equations from a given set of data.
Topics covered in the Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
Seating Arrangement Case lets
Venn Diagram Bar Graph
Line Graph Tables
Puzzles Data Sufficiency
Blood Relations Assumptions
Combination of Graphs Sets
Propositions Propositions
Assumptions Games and Tournaments
Pie Charts Logical Connectives
Matching Binary Logic

CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:

This section covers English Grammar, para jumbles, Verbal Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension topics. The majority of the question in CAT 2022 was from Reading Comprehension, and 8 questions were from Verbal Ability. There are two types of para jumbles asked in the exam- multiple-choice and subjective para jumbles.

  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Error Correction
  • Facts
  • Comprehensions
  • Para Summary and related topics.
  • The questions in the VARC section are divided into both MCQs and TITA Questions
  • The total questions in VARC are 34.
Topics covered in the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning Syllogisms
Sentence Correction Idioms and Phrases
Analogies Grammar or English Usage
Sentence completion Contextual usage
Reverse Analogies Synonyms and Antonyms
Para Completion and inference Summary Writing
Fill in the Blanks Verbal Logic
Critical Reasoning Jumbled Paragraph

The 2023 CAT Syllabus is divided into three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
Passages, Para Jumbles, Summary, Sentence Completion, Odd Sentence Out, Antonyms & Synonyms, Error Detection, etc.
Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Time Speed & Distance, Mixtures, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Averages, Lines & Angles, Circles, Triangles, Polygons, Area & Volume of 2D and 3D figures, Quadratic Equations, Series, Inequalities, Functions, Surds & Indices, P&C, Probability.

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