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CAT Syllabus 2019 Section Wise (DILR, Verbal, Quant) Updated Exam PDF

CAT Syllabus

For admission in the MBA/PGDM courses in IIM, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) organizes the Common Admission Test for which the Updated Section Wise CAT Syllabus 2019 (DILR, Verbal, Quant) is given here. So, go through the complete CAT MBA Entrance Syllabus and prepare accordingly.

CAT 2019 Exam Syllabus: Highlights

Exam NameCommon Admission Test (CAT)
Conducting BodyIIM
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Exam Frequen2018cyOnce a Year
Exam ModeOnline
Course OfferedMBA/PGDM
CategoryCAT 2019 Syllabus
Status of CAT MBA Exam SyllabusAvailable

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CAT Syllabus PDF

CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern 2019

  • CAT is a computer based test.
  • Total 100 questions are asked from different sections.
  • Exam includes Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Some of questions will be of subjective types.
  • Duration of exam will be 3 hours.
  • For each correct answer 3 marks will be awarded
  • 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.

CAT Exam Structure 2019

SubjectNo of QuestionsNo of MarksDuration (Minutes)
Quantitative Ability3410260
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning329660
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3410260

CAT Marking Scheme 2019

For better preparation of the exam candidates must know proper marking scheme. Candidates are advised to check CAT Syllabus and Marking Scheme thoroughly and attempt the question accordingly as there will be negative marking for wrong answers.

Correct Answer33
Negative Marks-1No negative
Unattempted QuestionsNo marksNo marks

CAT Syllabus

CAT 2019 Exam details

CAT 2019 is the national level computer based test managed by Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C). CAT 2019 is the perfect gateway for students who are seeking admission in 20 IIMs and more than 100 top Business schools for MBA aspirants.

CAT 2019 Important Dates:

CAT 2019 RegistrationsAugust-September 2019
CAT tutorial to be availableOctober 2019
Download CAT Exam Admit cardOctober 2019
CAT Exam 2019Last week of November/
First week of December 2019
Declaration of CAT result 2019First week of January, 2020

IIM CAT Syllabus

The computer-based Common Admission Test 2019 (CAT 2019) is conducted in two sessions by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. Check updated syllabus of CAT Exam now.

CAT Quant Syllabus

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CAT DI LR Syllabus

CAT Syllabus For Logical Reasoning

  • Direction Sense
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Puzzles
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding- Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Logical Sequence
  • Data Structure
  • Assumption
  • Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Linear And Matrix
  • Arrangement

CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus

  • Graphs (Line, Area)
  • Interpretation And Analysis Of Data Based On Text
  • Charts (Column, Bar, Pie)
  • Tables
  • Paragraph
  • Venn Diagram

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CAT Verbal Reasoning Syllabus

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • AntonymsAnd Synonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogies
  • Idioms

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Ratio of MCQs & Non-MCQs Questions in CAT 2019

Earlier, only MCQs Questions were asked in the CAT but from year 2015, non MCQs questions were also included in CAT exam. These are descriptive type questions without any options. Applicants have to type answers with virtual keyboard. Here is the ratio of MCQs & non-MCQs questions in CAT exam check now-

SectionMCQsNon-MCQsTotal No. Of Questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension241034
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning24832
Quantitative Ability27734

CAT Previous year Question Papers/Model Papers

After getting complete information through CAT Syllabus, appearing candidates can also do practice from Model Papers because it is very important. If you want to prepare really well but unable to manage the time for attempting all the Questions in the Exam, so you can help from CAT Previous year Question Papers.

In these types of Competitive exam, time management is necessary. If you are practicing from Previous Papers along with CAT Verbal Syllabus, CAT Verbal Ability Syllabus, surely, you will perform well in exam. So Practice as many Old Papers as you can before attending the CAT Exam.

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CAT 2019 Preparation Books

Name of the BookWriter/PublisherTo Be Used For
NCERT Maths from 8th to 10thNCERTBrush your fundamentals
Quantitative Aptitude for CATNishitSinha/PearsonText Book
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance ExaminationsAbhijitGuhaReference Book
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance ExaminationsR.S. AggarwalReference Book
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma/TATA McGRAW HILLReference Book
Puzzles and some other number booksShakuntla DeviReference Book
Higher AlgebraHall and KnightReference Book
Crack The Cat Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationVivek Gupta and Sandeep Amar
Data Interpretation
Any good book in StatisticsBrush your fundamentals
How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd EditionArun Sharma / TATA McGRAW HILLText Book
Course in Mental Ability and Quantitative AptitudeEdgar ThorpeReference Book
Fundamental of Reasoning  A Logic BookRobert M. JohnsonReference Book
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren and MartinText Book
Word Power Made EasyNorman LewisReference Book
Business English and CommunicationClark Grade CReference Book
All about WordsRosenblum and NurenbergReference Book
How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CATArun Sharma &Meenakshi

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Common Admission Test 2019 Syllabus

Institute of Management, Calcutta organizes the Common Admission Test which is national level computer based test. Through the CAT Entrance Exam, admissions are provided to students in 20 IIMs and more than 100 top Business schools in MBA Courses. Appearing candidates in these exams can download CAT Entrance Syllabus or Syllabus of CAT 2019 and prepare accordingly.

CAT Entrance Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for Common Admission Test or CAT Exam Syllabus includes subjects like Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning & Verbal Ability. Candidates can download the section wise CAT Syllabus for DILR, Verbal and Quant or Common Admission Test Syllabus from the links given above.


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