CAT Syllabus | CAT Exam Pattern 2018-2019

CAT Syllabus 2018-2019 | CAT Exam Pattern 2018-2019

CAT Syllabus: Although there’s no specific CAT Syllabus for CAT 2018 by IIMs, supported the past years’ pattern and analysis, we are able to assess the CAT 2018 curriculum. though IIMs mention that the amount of the queries is comparable there too of sophistication VIII-Class X. However, the consultants mention that a number of the queries are of class XII to graduation level. The curriculum of CAT is split into three sections:

1Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
2Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
3Quantitative Ability


  • Caselets and Tables
  • Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Line Charts & Pie Chart
  • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Logical
  • Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical
  • Connectives
  • Blood Relations


  • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
  • Grammar or English Usage
  • Correction in Sentence
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
  • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
  • Meaning/Usage Match
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Summary Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Facts Inferences Judgements


  • Number Systems
  • LCM & HCF
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Percentages
  • Speed, Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Averages
  • Quadratic & Linear Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences & Series
  • Surds & Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Probability, Permutation, and Combination
  • Set Theory
  • Functions & Geometry
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration


CAT Exam Pattern 2018-2019:

The examination pattern of CAT 2018-2019 is predicted to get on the similar lines as that of last year. However, there are high possibilities that the CAT 2018 examination pattern can modification supported the discretion of the CAT 2018 convenor and CAT committee. As per the last year’s pattern, CAT could be a PC primarily based test of 3 hours length carrying one hundred objective sort queries that were mixed among multiple selections and non-multiples selection queries.

The number of queries in Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Ability sections is same, i.e. 34, whereas the quantity of queries in knowledge Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section is thirty-two.

Each section is a time certain for one hour. The overall length of the examination is 3 hours. Take a glance at the structure of the test.

Marking Scheme: Every question carries 3 marks. for every wrong answer, there’s a negative marking of one mark. there’s no negative marking for non-MCQs or unattempted queries.

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Exam Pattern CAT 2018-2019:

SR.No.SUBJECTNo. of MCQsNo. of Non-MCQsQueries from each sectionDuration to each section (minutes)
1Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC)24103460
2Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)2483260
3Quantitative Ability (QA)2773460


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