CAT Syllabus 2020, Important Topics for VARC/ DILR/ QA, Suggested Books

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    CAT 2020 Syllabus is not defined by IIMs, therefore the syllabus can be inferred from the previous year trends. It has remained unchanged over the years with variations in the type of questions, number of questions from certain topics and likewise.The paper is designed to evaluate quantitative, verbal ability, reading comprehension, data interpretation, and reasoning skills of the candidate.

    Latest Update: CAT 2020 notification has been released on July 29 by IIM Indore on official website iimcat.ac.in. Exam is scheduled to take place on November 29, 2020. Check Details Here

    Candidates should be aware of the syllabus for effective preparation. There will be a total of 100 questions which have to be addressed in 180 minutes.Sectional time limiot of 60 minutes will be provided for each section. As CAT is a computer based test, an onscreen calculator will be provided for basic computation.  Check CAT Exam Pattern

    SectionsNumber of QuestionsTime Allotted
    QA3460 Minutes
    VARC3260 Minutes
    DILR3460 Minutes
    Total100180 Minutes

    CAT 2020 Syllabus Highlights 

    • Quantitative Aptitude- 34 questions from different disciplines of mathematics. Expect an increased number of non-MCQs. Read More
    • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- RC to have 70% weightage in the VARC section, 24 questions from 5-6 sets. Read More
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning- 20 questions from Data Interpretation and 12 questions on Logical Reasoning. This section is expected to be the toughest. Read More
    • Non-MCQs: More than 25 Non- MCQ questions can be expected in CAT 2020.
    CAT Exam Pattern 2020

    Management aspirants can check their preparation status and prepare better using sample papers or Previous Year Papers. Read on to know about the section-wise weightage, important topics and best books for CAT 2020 Preparation.

    CAT 2020 Marking Scheme

    CAT Marking Scheme has seen changes with the introduction of non-MCQs in the exam pattern. There is no negative marking for the non-MCQs so that candidates can attempt more questions. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions as per CAT Marking scheme. 

    Marking SchemeMCQsNon-MCQs
    Correct Answer+3+3
    Incorrect Answer-10

    CAT Section Wise Syllabus

    CAT 2020 Section Wise Syllabus

    Must Read Articles

    A brief of CAT 2020 Syllabus for all the 3 sections i.e. QA, VARC, and DILR is tabulated below:

    Sections

    Topics Covered

    Quantitative Aptitude

    Number: Number System, Sequence, Series and Progression

    Arithmetic: Averages, Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Speed, Time and Distance

    Algebra: Functions, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Inequalities, Logarithms

    Geometry and Mensuration: Geometry, Mensuration, Coordinate Geometry

    Modern Maths: Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Maxima and Minima, Trigonometry

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

    Unseen Passages, Analogies, Antonyms, Contextual usage, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumble, Para Completion, Fact Inference Judgement, Sentence Correction, Meaning/Usage match

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 

    Tables, Data Sufficiency, Pie Charts, Caselets, Combination of Graphs, Analogies, Critical Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Logical Deduction, Cause and Effect, Analogies, Binary logics. Calendars, clocks and cubes, Blood Relations, Venn Diagrams, etc. 

    CAT Syllabus for Quants

    CAT 2020 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude 

    CAT syllabus for quantitative aptitude has seen very little changes over the year. CAT 2020 syllabus for quants is expected to be moderate in terms of difficulty. 

    • Questions in QA are mostly based on topics from the Mathematics syllabus to class 10.
    • The QA section in CAT Exam is expected to have 27 MCQs and 7 Non-MCQs. 
    • This section focuses on numerical problems and will test a candidate’s mathematical knowledge.
    • It is a test of speed, accuracy, and precision.
    • Quants is a significant section with over 40% of the questions asked from this section. Check Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips
    CAT Syllabus for QuantsSub-Topics
    ArithmeticNumber System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time & Work, Distance
    AlgebraTheory of Equations, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series
    GeometryAngles, Lines, Triangles, Circles
    MensurationAreas and Volumes- Rectangle, Squares, Triangle, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern
    CalculusMaxima and Minima, Function
    TrigonometryTrigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances

    Important topics for Quantitative Aptitude

    There are a total of 34 questions from the aptitude section. Arithmetic holds the most weightage out of all of the topics. In fact, arithmetic ranks second after reading comprehension in terms of weightage in the CAT 2020 exam. Most of the questions in a quant section are from general topics like profit & loss, number system, geometry, etc

    Quantitative Topic Weightage in CAT

    As per the graphs, it is evident that ‘arithmetic’ holds the most weightage, followed by ‘modern math’. Modern math consists of topics like Logarithm, Progression, Set theory, Permutation & combination, Functions, etc.  There were a total of 12 TITA (Type in the answer) questions in both the CAT 2018 slots. Our recommendation would be to focus on geometry, algebra, modern math and most importantly arithmetic. These topics carry maximum weightage in the quantitative section. 

    CAT 2019 Syllabus Analysis for Quants

    ChapterSlot 1Slot 2
    Airthmetic1414
    Algebra1111
    Geometry66
    Modern Maths2-
    Numbers13

    CAT Previous Year Syllabus Analysis for Quants

    TopicsSlot 1Slot 2Slot 1Slot 2Slot 1Slot 2
    Numbers234137
    Algebra255552
    Arithmetic141413131111
    Geometry666798
    Modern Maths1066666
    Total343434343434

    CAT Preparation Tips for Quants

    Practice Chapter Wise: Go Step by Step

    Solving questions effortlessly can only be done if questions from easy to moderate level are covered chapterwise. This will save time and effort. Candidates are advised to know basic theories and varities of problems from all the chapters in Quants.

    Ace Shortcut Methods

    An essential tip to crack quants in CAT is to have a knack on shortcut tips. Grip on the section should be such thatthere arise no need to lift the pen while solving the question. Opt for personalised and unconventional methods that suit your own speed and interest on the topic. Discuss tips and tricks with friends to enhance more such tricks. 

    CAT Syllabus for DILR

    CAT 2020 Syllabus for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

    • This section will focus on two aspects- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
    • DI will have both MCQ and Non-MCQ questions.
    • Questions from Data Interpretation focus on a candidate’s ability to derive conclusions from a given set of data.
    • Logical Reasoning (LR) section tests a candidate’s logical thinking and its application to everyday problems.
    • LR questions can be individual or be in a set of 4 or more questions.
    • DILR section is expected to see 24 MCQs and only 8 Non-MCQs. 
    CAT Syllabus for Data InterpretationCAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning
    Bar GraphLine GraphArrangementsPrepositions
    Pie ChartTablesData ArrangementPuzzles
    CaseletsCombination of GraphsAssumptionsStatements
    Data SufficiencyGames and TournamentsClock and CalendarsVenn Diagram
    --Logical MatchingLogical Connectives

    Important Topics in DILR

    Generally, the DILR section has 4 sets, each of Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. But last year, there were 3 sets from DI and 4 from LR, while one set was a combination of both DI and LR. So from this particular section, expect surprises this year as well. This particular section has been the decider for the last three years and the level of difficulty is also on the rise.

    DILR Topic Weightage in CAT

    The DI section which has 3-4 sets can be further divided into ‘Reasoning Based Questions or ‘Calculation Based Questions’. Questions from arrangement sets have been more prominent over recent years even though there is no dedicated weightage or topic preferences. So it is advisable to practice as much as you can, especially CAT previous years’ question paper.

    CAT 2019 Syllabus Analysis for DILR

    ChapterSlot 1ChapterSlot 2
    Boxes with Items4Grid4
    Addition of Numbers4Doctors and Rooms4
    Shelves
    4Venn Diagram4
    Spider Web 4Rainfall4
    Tournament4Languages4
    Crime Rate4Tournament4
    Intersection and Network4Radar4
    Composers4Exams4

    CAT Preparation Tips for DILR

    Data Interpretation and Reading Comprehension are clubbed together and comprise of 1/6th of the entire question paper. It is generally considered a tricky and deciding section, hence a proper preparation plan is necessary to cover DILR syllabus.  

    DI Questions are of Four types:

    Logic based: Charts where it is difficult to get the exact data as it in in ranges and with conditions. 

    Structure Based: These questions include some special sets. These are generally time consuming. 

    Counting Based: Questions with large data sets and require alot of patience.

    Calculation Based: Questions with percentages or nominal increase/decrease. Though they require some basic calculations but alot of accuracy.

    Improve Calculations Skills

    Mental calculation is necessary to ace this section. Thus candidates should be confident in tables atleast upto 10 along with calculations on fractions and basic addition/ subtraction. It is a adviseto candidates to avoid using calculator at the last step of preparation cycle and focus on mental calculations.

    Approximatiion of Options

    Unlike quants questions in DILR are very much based on options and soughting them out. Hence read the questions, understand what the question is demanding, sought out the options and then solve acccordingly.

    Practice Variety of Questions

    Dedicate minimum 5 hours in a week to solve DI questions and same goes for LR. Reasoning involves common sense thus practicing on a variety of questions will be helpful.  Focus on questions sets with a tabular data. 

    CAT Syllabus for VARC

    CAT Syllabus 2020 for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

    CAT Syllabus 2020 for VARC covers a wide range of topics from para jumbles, to sentence correction and passage comprehension. A brief about the CAT 2020 Syllabus for Verbal Ability and RC passages is given below: 

    • VARC section tests a candidate’s language and comprehension skills.
    • The comprehension questions will test the ability of the candidate to comprehend the meaning from a given passage.
    • Questions from the Reading Comprehension passage can be true/false statements based on the passage, Author's point of view on the issues raised in the passage, Inference from the passage, the central idea of the passage and its purpose.  
    • The questions in the RC part will be objective.
    • Verbal Ability questions will mostly be Non-MCQs.
    • This year, 24 MCQs and 10 Non-MCQs are expected in the paper. 
    • Generally,70% of VARC questions come from Reading Comprehension.  
    CAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    Critical ReasoningGrammar and Usage
    Sentence CorrectionWord Usage
    Fill in the BlanksPara Jumble
    Para CompletionIdioms
    Para Summary-

    Important Topics in VARC

    As per the last exam update, the verbal section was combined with reading comprehension to form a section now known as ‘VARC’. Under the verbal ability sub-topic, questions from sentence correction, grammar, vocabulary, or fill in the blanks have not appeared in the last three years in the CAT 2020. So it’s not worthwhile to dedicate extensive time to these topics. Instead, questions from the para jumble topic have become an integral part from the verbal ability section. The difficulty of para jumbles has also been moderate in the past few years.

    VARC201820172016
    TopicsSlot 1Slot 2Slot 1Slot 2Slot 1Slot 2
    RC242424242424
    Para Jumbles444 (TITA)4 (TITA)4 (TITA)4 (TITA)
    Out of Context3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)
    Summary3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)3 (TITA)
    Total343434343434

    On the other hand, Reading Comprehension dominates the VARC section with a consistent 24 questions allocated to the topic. 5-6 passages are expected in the CAT exam with a word count of 400-800 words. Candidates have to answer the questions based on the passage. 

    This particular section is also important in terms of scoring. The DILR section is expected to be tough, just like the previous year. So it is important for candidates to score big in this section. Check Suggested Books for CAT Preparation

    CAT Preparation Tips for VARC

    Candidates often face two situations while attempting Verbal ability and logical reasoning: either the questions are not difficult-read the passage and simply answer or just cant understand which option is right as the most absurd answer seems to be correct.

    Improve Vocabulary through Etymology

    Understand the root meaning of words and its genesis, this will enable you to understand meaning of various words simultaneously. Build understanding onprefixes and suffixes.

    Also build understnadinf of words in their context like connotations of words. 

    Cultivate Habit of Reading

    Read as much books and magzines as possible to improvise on readings and articulation skills. Diversity in reading should also be undertaken. Assuming that reading and writing does not follow logical pattern is a mistake. Critical reasoning involves assumptions and structuring of ideas. 

    Develop Speed of Reading

    Try to read atleast 300 words per minute, that should be the speed of candidates appearing for CAT. It is critical for very exam to develop structuring in reading and verbal aptitude to be a successful manager. 

    Best Books for CAT Preparation

    Best Books for CAT 2020 Preparation

    Since CAT is the most recognized management entrance exam in the country, there is no shortage of available sources for preparation in the market. Here are some suggested books for accurate CAT Preparation:

    Preparation Books for CAT Quantitative Ability Section

    Preparing with the right resources in hand can prove to be an asset for those appearing in the CAT 2020. Here we have listed a few books which are vouched for by CAT exam toppers.

    Books for CATAuthor Name/PublisherISBN Number

    How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

    Arun Sharma

    9352602242

    Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMs

    Sarvesh K. Verma

    9311123870

    Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

    Nishit K. Sinha

    9332570019

    Preparation Books for CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

    We have curated a list of preparation books for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section for CAT 2020, here is a brief of expected Exam Pattern:

    Books for CATAuthor Name/PublisherISBN Number

    CAT 2020 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

    Gautam Puri

    9386309475

    Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

    Nishit K. Sinha

    933257121X

    Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

    Ananta Ashisha

    9352039246

    How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

    Arun Sharma

    9352602250

    Read Best Books for CAT Preparation 

    Preparation Books for CAT Verbal and Reading Comprehension

    Here we have prepared a list of some highly recommended books which are excellent for the preparation of the Verbal and Reading Comprehension section.

    Books for CAT ExamAuthor Name/ PublisherISBN Number

    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

    Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant

    9352602269

    30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback

    Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster

    067174349X

    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT

    Sharma and Upadhyay

    9339222695

    PSC for VA for CAT

    Nishit Sinha

    9332570027

    CAT Preparation Resources Suggested by Experts

    As per CAT experts from various coaching institutes, the focus should be on clearing fundamentals. Tarun Malik suggest to have a test taking strategy llike: selection of questions, sequencing of wuestions along with speed and accuracy. He recommends to solve Past Yeay CAT Questions from G.K Publications.  

    IMS India refers candidates tosolve CAT 500 a comprehensive book consisting of 500 Must solve questions. The questions are to be attempted within a stipulated time to set preparations goals right.  Pratik Gaur from IMS insist to read fiction as well as non fiction to enhance communication and reading skills. 

    Mantra for Final Year Students to Cover CAT Syllabus

    Rigourours preparation and dedication is required before appearing for CAT. Eligibility criteria allows candidates even appearing in their final year of graduation to sit for the exam. It is observed that such candidates have certain advantage in terms of preparing

    Advantage in Preparation as Syllabus are Similar

    Preparing alongside graduation is an advantage keeping in mind that there are certain similarities between course syllabus and CAT syllabus. Candidates pursuing Btech, BSc and BCom can step up their game as some subjects in their course havev similarities with Quantyitativev Aptitude section of CAT.

    Aspirants doing graduation from Humanities stream have an advantage in English and language which has similarities with CAT VALR syllabus.  

    Advantage in Attending Coaching

    Unlike working professionals college students have the capacity to attend coaching classes. Alongside regular classes sparing time for coaching is possible if done in a right way as they are not bound in a 9 to 5 schedule. Though it should be kept in mind that going for coachings to prepare is not necessary for all candidates but it helps in scheduling and streamlining preparation. 

    Chances of Selection without a Gap Year

    Ideal preparation time for CAT is around 9 to 12 months. IOf candiadtes in their graduation speed up their preparation at the right time there are chances they do not have to take a gap year and get slected in one go. 

    Less Loss of Resources

    Candidates should keep in mind that while studying there is no loss of income as comapred to professionals who generally quit their job to prepare for CAT. An undergraduate students does not have to toil on such situations and prepare to their full capacity without a worry on income or resources. Infact resources can be extracted from college libraries and digital resources as well. 

    CAT Syllabus FAQs

    CAT 2020 Syllabus FAQs

    Ques. Along with Para jumbles, what other important topics can I prepare for the English section of CAT syllabus?

    Ans. The important topics for CAT English section are as follows:

    • Fact inference Judgement
    • Grammar
    • Para completion
    • Sentence correction
    • Word usage

    Ques. I have done a lot of mock preparation for the CAT RC section. I can see that I lose marks in this section. Generally, a difference of perception can be observed in the answers. How can I bridge this gap?

    Ans. This is a common complaint by most of the candidates who write the RC section. The problem comes because we end up creating our perception while solving the problems. While attempting the RC section, keep this tip in mind: “Identify general idea and purpose of the passage in the author’s perspective.”

    Ques. Can I score well in CAT 2020 with self-preparation?

    Ans. Yes, you can score well in CAT with self-study provided you have been dedicated and focused in terms of your preparation. Find accurate study resources and stick to limited books. Take mock tests regularly and analyze your performance in every section. On the basis of your strengths and weaknesses formulate your own strategies to ace the exam.

    Ques. If I am new to computer education, can I still compete equally well with the other participants? My computer speed is slow.

    Ans. Yes as the exam pattern got changed a few years back, students must prepare for online mode. So to boost your speed, do practice CAT mock papers in online mode.

    Ques. Can I leave Mixture and allegations while preparing for the exam? The topic questions are complicated and complex.

    Ans. It is advised not to leave any topic from the CAT syllabus as there is no fixed weightage. Quant section of CAT is seen as unpredictable, therefore a safer move will be to cover all the topics.

    Ques. If I attempt 15 questions from each section of DI, QA, and RC, then what are my chances of qualifying the exam?

    Ans. This depends entirely on the difficulty level and the minimum cut off defined for each section. But as the percentile is high, we would suggest that attempt at least 30 questions in each section correctly.

    Ques. I am writing CAT 2020, and I have worked with all the NCERT Mathematics books up to class 12. Can I clear the exam?

    Ans. Mathematics or quant syllabus is generic. It all depends on the difficulty level of the exam and the CAT syllabus. Kindly refer RS Aggarwal book or Arihant CAT books to gain more clarity.

    Ques. Are marks deducted for spelling errors in the non- MCQ type of questions?

    Ans. There is no marking scheme defined clearly for the Non- MCQ type of questions. So, no details can be given about the marks deduction for the spelling errors.

    Ques. I am weak in the quants section. What are the top 5 topics that can help me qualify for the exam?

    Ans. The top 5 CAT quant topics for preparation are as follows:

    1. Numeric system
    2. Arithmetic
    3. Geometry
    4. Permutation and combination
    5. Set theory

    Ques. I have completed my graduation from a Hindi medium college. I am not good at English. Can I give the exam in regional language or Hindi?

    Ans. No, the exam is conducted in English medium only.

    Ques. I am a PWD category candidate. Do I have a different CAT exam syllabus as I have a physical health issue?

    Ans. No, the syllabus is the same for all the candidates irrespective of the category details.

    Ques. I am not sure about the questions in Vocabulary. How can I improve my vocabulary?

    Ans. Start reading newspapers and Novels daily this will help you in increasing your vocabulary.

    Ques. How can I improve my performance in CAT in a limited time?

    Ans. The best way to analyze your performance is to do 1 or 2 mock tests each day for a week. Before this, do a brush-up of all the topics and then see your weak areas and strong areas. After identifying these areas, do the preparation.

    Ques. As only 6 months are left in the CAT 2020 , I want to do my best in the QA section. How many days do I have to allot to each topic in the QA section?

    Ans. There is a 50-day plan for completing all the topics of the QA section in detail. Just stick to it to do well in the QA section.

    TopicsDays
    Mensuration3
    Trigonometry3
    Coordinate Geometry3
    Geometry5
    Set theory3
    Functions4
    Probability4
    Permutation and combination5
    Surds and indices2
    Progression (sequence and series)4
    Logarithm3
    Quadratic and higher-order equations4
    Linear equations3
    Ratio and proportion3
    Allegation2
    Time and work3
    Speed, Time and Distance4
    Interest (compound and simple)3
    Profit, loss, and Discount3
    Percentages3
    Averages3
    Number system5

    Ques. I am looking for some online apps that I can use for my CAT preparation?

    Ans. Following are some apps that can be used for CAT Preparation:

    App nameRatingDaily TipUseful for
    MBA test prep4.3/5Word List, Question of the Day, Tip of the Day, Puzzle of the Week, News, AnnouncementsCAT, NMAT, XAT, SNAP
    TCY Exam pre4/ 5Challenge zone problems created every day for a problem-solvingCAT, XAT, NMAT, and IIFT
    MBA: NMAT CAT IIFT AIMA MAT3/5More than 3000 problems on all the sections of CATOther useful exams are CAT, XAT, CMAT, IIFT, and NMAT
    MBA- CAT/ CMAT preparation3.5/5There are separate headers for each of the sections in CATThe app does a high-quality analysis of the performance; the detailed report can be thus figured out by the use of the app.

    Ques. What is a stress test for the RC section? 

    Ans. A stress test is designed to check your ability to comprehend the data defined in the paragraph. There are 5 comprehensions that a candidate is expected to complete in 35 minutes duration. Also, evaluation is done for identifying how many questions are attempted correctly.

    Ques. How many questions can come on polity and economics in the VARC section in the CAT exam?

    Ans. There are no direct questions that can come from the Economy and polity section.

    Ques. I am working on the CAT VARC syllabus. I have worked for 30 days but still could not complete the syllabus. Can I get some schedule to complete the QA section?

    Ans. The QA section syllabus is as follows:

    TopicsDays
    English usage or Grammar5
    Sentence correction5
    Fill in the blanks5
    Verbal reasoning4
    Reading comprehension15
    Jumbled paragraph10
     Odd sentence10
    Summary questions10
    Facts/ inference/ judgements4
    Para completion10

    Ques. There are plenty of books on the market for preparing DI section. I am confused about the quality and rating. Which book to buy?

    Ans. This is good that you understand the importance of preparing from a single source. You can buy any of the books from the list given below:

    • CAT 2020 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning- Gautam Puri
    • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT- Nishit K. Sinha
    • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency- Ananta Ashisha
    • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT- Arun Sharma

    Ques. I have prepared for the XAT exam, can the same books used for preparing CAT syllabus?

    Ans. Yes, mostly the same books can be used for preparing CAT syllabus.

    Ques. What is the percentage weight for the MCQ and non- MCQ topic in the CAT syllabus?

    Ans. There is no clear definition of the MCQ and non- MCQ syllabus defined by the CAT authorities in the QA section. So prepare all sections equally well.

    Ques. If I want to excel in the Data interpretation section, what is the preparation strategy that I can follow? Am I confused about finding a good strategy?

    Ans. A strategy that works for you is the best strategy, but one way to prepare is that you can work with ARUN SHARMA book on Data interpretation as it has the excellent representation of every part singly and logically. The mock papers by pagal guy and money control are the best to work.

    Ques. Does the book Arun Sharma cover all the essential topics for the section of Logical Reasoning or multiple books are to be referred?

    Ans. The ARUN SHARMA AND NISHIT SINHA books are sufficient for logical reasoning. The mock papers and notes from HANDA KA FUNDA website are sufficient, which provide immense simple well defining graphic charts and formulas.

    Ques. Do the coaching classes cover the entire syllabus defined by the CAT exam authorities or some part is left for self-study. Also, can you give me the names of some excellent coaching institutes in Delhi?

    Ans. Well, coaching institutes cover the entire syllabus defined by the CAT exam authorities. When looking for some coaching, you can refer to the following details:

    RankName of Coaching CenterLocationRating
    1PT EducationNew Delhi4.2
    2T.I.M.E.Connaught Place, New Delhi3.8
    3Career LauncherKingsway Camp, New Delhi3.7
    4IMS Learning ResourcesConnaught Place, New Delhi3.2

    Ques. I have heard that there is a change in the exam pattern of the QA section. Now there is 50:50 weightage of both the MCQ and non- MCQ type of questions. Is it true?

    Ans. No, it is not valid. As per the exam pattern, only 8 questions will be non- MCQ type rest of the questions will be MCQ type.

    Ques. If I apply for a 90-day study plan, what are my chances of getting selected in CAT 2020?

    Ans. Well, a 90-day study plan, if followed precisely, will ensure that your study would be completed within time. But your dedication and commitment will make all the difference.

    Ques. Can you give me a list of all the topics that are added to CAT 2020 syllabus over CAT 2020 syllabus?

    Ans. Well, there are no additions that are officially announced in the CAT 2020 syllabus. 

    Ques. Is switching between the sections allowed in CAT?

    Ans. No, switching between the sections is not allowed in CAT. Therefore, one should complete a particular section in the allotted time, as candidates can’t return to the section to make changes.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    3 Comments
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    Rashmi Patel

    I want start preparation for CAT .can you tell me which book are better for preparation of CAT exam?

    10 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rashmi, you may check some of the books mentioned below to gear up your preparation for CAT exam:

    • It is advised to go through the NCERT books from class 10th to 12th to strengthen your basics.
    • For Quantitative aptitude, you can refer to “How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT” by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill.
    • For LR section, you can refer “Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT” by Nishit Sinha, Publisher- Pearson.
    • For verbal and RC, candidates may start preparing from “Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension” by Ajay Singh, Publisher – Arihant.

    For further details, you may check Preparation Tips and Recommended Books for CAT exam from here.

    10 Jan, 2020 12:36
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    Mahesh Rode

    Books and Notes for CAT Exam Preparation and Guidance for that

    29 Nov, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mahesh, you can get an idea on how to prepare for this exam by referring to this link: CAT Preparation Tips

    29 Nov, 2019 11:09
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    Shivmona

    Provide me information for cat information

    06 Mar, 2017 11:58
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    Admin

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    11 May, 2017 11:29
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    Sunil Sonu

    Sir i hav conflict regard maa academics profile ,i hav done, matriculate n denn diploma in E n C And got lateral entry admission to BCA but in application dey hav mentioned only 12 th score so how shld i fill the application form sir ,i need take MBA plz help out

    01 Jan, 2019 23:04
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    Monika

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    13 Feb, 2019 17:55

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