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CAT Quantitative Aptitude

The CAT syllabus for quantitative capacity mainly includes topics from class 8-10 like geometry, algebra, etc. There are a total of 34 questions in this segment. The prospectus of Quantitative Aptitude is huge and needs a predictable practice. It is imperative to know about all the stunts and strategies utilized while explaining the inquiries.


This section is exceptionally pivotal for the CAT exam since very nearly 34 questions are asked which includes a wide scope of mathematical themes.

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

It should be noticed that the topics referenced here are not by any means the only points needed for CAT tests. Applicants are recommended to have a solid establishment of more extensive subjects identified with quantitative areas.

Chapters Number of questions to be expected
Algebra 09
Number System 02
Arithmetic 14
Geometry 07
Modern Maths 02
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CAT Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation:

The logical thinking segment is pretty general and a broad category of questions based on the seating arrangement, direction sense test, etc. and others are included.

  • 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
Expected Number of Questions for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Chapters Number of questions to be expected
Graphs, Charts 10
Graph, Bar diagram 08
Tables & Charts 08
Tables, Pie chart 06
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CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:

This section is divided into two parts as Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus 2021 strives to examine applicants on

  • 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
Expected Number of Questions for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Chapters Number of questions to be expected
Sentence Correction 03
Para Jumble 04
Summary 03
Reading Comprehension 24
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No. There is no age guidance or age limit defined.
Photograph, Disability Certificate, Final Year Certificate, SC/ST Certificate, PwD Certificate.
No. Aspirants must attend the exam at the allotted examination center.
No. There are no negative marks for Non-MCQs.
CAT admit card, Photo ID Proof, Name Change Document, COVID-19 related items.
Not exactly the syllabus, but the 3 sections Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus, and Verbal Reasoning Syllabus.
Payment is to be done online.
One can download their own admit cards by using their CAT login ID.
Minimum CAT score requirement by IIMS is between 70 & 90 percentile.
There are 3 sections in the CAT exam.

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