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CAT Syllabus 2018-19 - Download Quant, Verbal Ability, DI & LR Exam PDF


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CAT Syllabus 2018: Candidates can check here the complete CAT Syllabus of Quant, Verbal Ability, DI & LR Exam. Through CAT Syllabus 2018 Pdf Download link, you can easily check updated Syllabus For CAT 2018.

Cracking the computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 is not so easy, it is one of the typical examination conducted by IIM. To reduce the chances of doing mistake in Exam, candidates can start their preparation from CAT Exam Syllabus 2018.

CAT 2018 Syllabus Stats:

Conducting Body
Indian Institute Of Management
Page Category
Common Admission Test Syllabus
CAT Exam Date
CAT Important Dates
CAT 2018 Online Registration Starts From
Deadline For CAT Registration 2018
CAT Admit Card Available From
Declaration of CAT Result
2nd week of January 2019

Download CAT Quant, Verbal Ability, DI & LR Exam Syllabus PDF

Though, Indian Institute of Management do not release any official CAT Section Wise Syllabus, hence on the basis of previous years examinations and statistics we the team of www.privatejobshub.in has given the CAT Syllabus 2018 Pdf.

With the help of the CAT Syllabus 2018-19, candidates can prepare for their CAT IIM Examination easily. We wish candidates all the very best for their examination and hope the information given here will prove to be very valuable for them.

CAT Syllabus 2018

Here in the below section we have given the IIM CAT Syllabus, hence candidates are requested/advised to take a look…

CAT Syllabus 2018 for Quantitative Aptitude

There will be total 34 questions related to the Quantitative Ability section; here are the topics and sub topics of the foresaid section:
  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Higher Maths
  • Mensuration
  • Modern Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Trigonometry
The topics mentioned above as per CAT Quant Syllabus are related to the Quantitative Ability section, now here are the sub topics that the Quantitative Ability section includes:
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Average
  • Angles, triangles, sphere’s rectangles, cubes, cone
  • Clocks
  • Geometric progression
  • Geometric mean
  • HCF and LCM
  • Harmonic mean
  • Installment and payments
  • Lines
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Partnership
  • Pipe and cisterns
  • Speed and distance
  • Work & time
CAT 2018 Syllabus for Verbal and Reading Comprehension

The second section is Verbal and Reading Comprehension, in this section, there are 34 questions. This section is categorized into two sub sections that are Reading Comprehension and English Usage. In the Reading Comprehension section, the questions are related to short passages of around 250 to 500 words.

Candidates have to write passage on the topics given. The second sub section of Verbal and Reading Comprehension is categorized in questions on grammar and verbal reasoning. Now let’s take a look over the CAT Syllabus 2018 for Verbal and Reading Comprehension, the syllabus includes:
  • Fact Inference Judgment
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar
  • Para Completion
  • Para Jumble
  • Sentence Correction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Word Usage (Vocabulary)
CAT Exam Syllabus Pdf for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

There will be 32 questions in this section. 16 questions will be related to the Data Interpretation and 16 will be from Logical Reasoning. Candidates have to answer all the questions; here are the topics i.e. mentioned in CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus:

CAT DI LR Syllabus
  • Bar Graph
  • Combination of Graphs
  • Caselet
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Tables
CAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus 
  • Assumptions
  • Blood Relations
  • Binary Logic
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Constraint-based puzzles
  • Data Arrangement
  • Family Tree
  • Matching Puzzles
  • Proposition
  • Statements
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Sets
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
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CAT 2018 Exam Pattern:

Here in the above section of this page we have provided CAT Syllabus Download link For FPM/PGM, so that it will become very easier for you all to prepare for your examination.
  • Along with the knowledge of content, it is required to know the proper knowledge of the structure on which the question paper will be based.
  • Keeping the same fact in mind, here in the below section the CAT Exam pattern 2018 is given by us, let’s take a look…
Section name
No of questions
Type of exam
Time allotted
Quantitative Ability (QA)
3 marks each 
Objective type
1 hour
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DA & LR)
1 hour
Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC)
1 hour

Check Revised Paper Format Common Admission Test: CAT Exam Pattern

Highlights Of CAT Paper Pattern
  • There will be total 100 questions in the examination
  • Each question will be of 1 mark
  • Questions given in the paper will be of Objective Type i.e. 4 choices will be given for each question and candidate have to choose correct one and some of Non Objective type i.e. Descriptive.
  • Candidates will be given 1 hour for each section
  • Negative marking will also be there as 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Here we have also provided the whole examination structure, take a glance over it also:

CAT 2018 Exam Structure

After going through the CAT Syllabus and Pattern it will become very easier for you to start preparing for your examination. Now, let’s have a look on brief overview about Common Admission Test.  

Three sections:
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DA & LR)
Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC)
Total Number of Questions
Quantitative Ability (QA) – 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DA & LR) – 32
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) – 34
Sectional Duration
1 hour for each section
Calculator Usage
On Screen basic calculator will be provided
Time allotted
180 minutes
Question Types
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Non-MCQs
Marking Scheme
For Non-MCQs,
+3 marks for ‘correct answer’
No marks (or negative marks) for ‘wrong or no attempt’.
The scoring scheme for multiple-choice questions (MCQ's) is:
+3 for each correct answer
-1 for each incorrect answer
No marks are given or deducted for un-attempted questions.

After going through the CAT Syllabus and Pattern it will become very much easier for you all in preparing for your examination in a much easier way. to prepare you will definitely need the CAT Study Material, here we have also recommended some Best Books for CAT

Best Books for CAT Exam:

Here, we have recommended some Best Books for CAT along with CAT Syllabus 2019, must go through it.  

Best Books for CAT Preparation:

CAT Exam Study Material
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT (Tata McGraw Hill)
 Arun Sharma
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
 Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
 Arun Sharma
How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
 Tata McGraw-Hill
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
 Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
 Nishit Sinha
Data Interpretation for CAT
 Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation
 Nishit Sinha
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
 Ajay Singh
Complete CAT Digest
 Arun Sharma
How to Prepare for the CAT
  Muhamed Muneer
Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability
 Plancess SMEs

Recommended Business Magazines for CAT/MBA Aspirants
  • Business Line by The Hindu Group
  • Business Today by India Today Group
  • BusinessWorld
  • Management Compass Career Launcher
  • Business & Management Chronicle by Chronicle Publications
  • Competition Success Review
Recommended Newspapers for CAT/MBA Aspirants
  • The Hindu
  • Economics Times
  • The Statesman
Solved Papers are available here: CAT Previous Year Papers with Solutions

Some other CAT Syllabus Books

Name of the Book
To Be Used For
NCERT Maths from 8th to 10th
Brush your fundamentals
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Nishit Sinha/Pearson
Text Book
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations
Abhijit Guha
Reference Book
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations
R.S. Aggarwal
Reference Book
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Reference Book
Puzzles and some other number books
Shakuntla Devi
Reference Book
Higher Algebra
Hall and Knight
Reference Book
Crack The Cat Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
Vivek Gupta and Sandeep Amar
Data Interpretation
Any good book in Statistics
Brush your fundamentals
How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition
Text Book
Course in Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude
Edgar Thorpe
Reference Book
Fundamental of Reasoning  A Logic Book
Robert M. Johnson
Reference Book
High School English Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin
Text Book
Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis
Reference Book
Business English and Communication
Clark Grade C
Reference Book
All about Words
Rosenblum and Nurenberg
Reference Book
How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Arun Sharma & Meenakshi

Crack CAT Exam in One Month: CAT Preparation Best Strategy

CAT Preparation Tips:
  • Take your breaks on Regular Basis
  • Do not let you body getting Dehydrated
  • Study according to short periods
  • Do planning
  • Drink Some Coffee
  • Don’t let yourself getting distracted
  • Study During The Early Hours Of The Day
  • Do Revise always
  • Get A Proper Diet
  • Get Enough Exercise
  • Don’t Be Very Social
  • Switch Off Your Phone
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