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CAT Syllabus 2016 Download Free Pdf for CAT Exam Syllabus Details

CAT Syllabus

Indian Institute of Management has declared the CAT Syllabus for the aspirants who are preparing to take admission in management course. Candidates may get the CAT Syllabus 2016 in details or in PDF form also through online process or on this web portal.

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) conducts Common Admission Test every year for admission in management courses. It is computer based test, On the basis of score acquired in CAT exam, candidates are called for admissions in management programs.

CAT Syllabus

CAT Exam Topics Wise Syllabus in Details:

The exam will be done into two parts as:

  • Part 1-Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • Part 2-Logical Reasoning & Verbal Ability

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Part 1-Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Topics Wise complete syllabus:

Quantitative Ability

1 Number Systems
2 LCM and HCF
3 Percentages
4 Profit, Loss and Discount
5 Interest (Simple and Compound)
6 Speed, Time and Distance
7 Time and Work
8 Averages
9 Ratio and Proportion
10 Linear Equations
11 Quadratic Equations
12 Complex Numbers
13 Logarithm
14 Progressions (Sequences & Series)
15 Binomial Theorem
16 Surds and Indices
17 Inequalities
18 Permutation and Combination
19 Probability
20 Functions
21 Set Theory
22 Mixtures and Alligations
23 Geometry
24 Co-ordinate Geometry
25 Trigonometry
26 Menstruation

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Data Interpretation

1 Tables
2 Column Graphs
3 Bar Graphs
4 Line Charts
5 Pie Chart
6 Venn Diagrams
7 Caselets

Part 2-Logical Reasoning & Verbal Ability

Logical Reasoning

1 Number and Letter Series
2 Calendars
3 Clocks
4 Cubes
5 Venn Diagrams
6 Binary Logic
7 Seating Arrangement
8 Logical Sequence
9 Logical Matching
10 Logical Connectives
11 Syllogism
12 Blood Relations

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Verbal Ability

1 Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
2 English Usage or Grammar
3 Sentence Correction
4 Fill in the blanks
5 Cloze Passage
6 Analogies or Reverse Analogies
7 Jumbled Paragraph
8 Meaning-Usage Match
9 Summary Questions
10 Verbal Reasoning
11 Facts / Inferences / Judgements
12 Reading Comprehension


Applicants must have good knowledge of the primary meanings of words, secondary shades of meaning, usage, idioms and phrases, antonyms, related words, etc.

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Candidates should have the ability to spot and correct grammatical errors. CAT generally tests knowledge of high school level grammar and includes areas like subject-verb agreement, use of modifiers, parellel construction, redundancy, phrasal verbs, use of articles, prepositions, etc.

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Verbal Reasoning:

It is designed to test the candidate’s ability to identify relationships or patterns within groups of words or sentences.

CAT Test Pattern 2016:

Name of the paper Total Questions Time Duration
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 50 85 minute
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning 50 85 minute

This test is conducted every year and innumerable contenders participating in this exam to get admission in B-Schools. This test is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs, like Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, National Institutes of Technology, Faculty of Management Studies and few other Institutions.

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2 Responses to "CAT Syllabus 2016 Download Free Pdf for CAT Exam Syllabus Details"

  1. mayank

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    • admin

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