CAT 2020 - Detailed Syllabus

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CAT 2020 Syllabus

CAT 2020 Syllabus includes three section VA&RC, DI&LR and Quantitative Aptitude .As time duration of CAT 2020 has been reduced it will add more competition in CAT 2020 this year .Candidates need to qualify each section- cut off to qualify for IIMs admission process .Candidates need to put equal consideration for each section. Qualifying CAT only merely will not ensure candidates admission into IIMs, there will be more stages into selection process of different IIMs.

 So prepare well, Candidates need to focus on each part equally.

Below are the complete details about the topic of each section for CAT 2020 Exam.

CAT Exam 2020 Syllabus are divided according to sections -

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Syllabus contains below topic –

  • 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 Judgments

Verbal Ability CAT 2020 Syllabus

  • On the basis of pattern of past CAT Exam, this section consist of question like –
  • Para- Jumbled Sentences
  • Summary of Short Paragraphs
  • Error correct of Grammar, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb and other part of speech.
  • Correct pair of words
  • Correct Synonyms and Antonyms (Vocabulary)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Completion of last sentence of Paragraphs
  • Sentence Completion
  • Analogies
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Phrasal Verb Usage
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sequence of sentences in paragraphs

Reading Comprehension Syllabus CAT 2020

Reading Comprehension

  • Passage connected with Business & Economic environment like Changing environment business, Global factor changes, Government policy , Impact of budget , Impact of demonetisation , impact of Jammu & Kashmir issue, GDP Growth Rate .
  • Passages concerned with English literature, influencer, thinker, activist , great writers, philosophers. Speeches concerned with Great writers Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Stephen King , Ravindranath Tagore.
  • RC Passage associated with editorial articles also finds place in this section.Passage related to social welfare, different schemes like clean India mission, Fit India mission, Ganga Clean Schemes, Tripal Talaq.
  • Passages related to constitutional rules laws related to Triple Talaq ,  road & transport rules , Article 370 and other.
  • Passages related to Historical Event like Second World War, French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte etc.
  • For scoring decent percentile in Reading Comprehension, you have to read a lot to understand the idea of paragraph, to catch the opinion about the paragraph so that you easily solve the questions.

Data Interpretations and Logical Reasoning

DI&LR Section are based on different tricks and approaches. In DI&LR section you have to deal with chart, graphs and pie charts.

DI & LR CAT Syllabus 2020

This part of DI&LR Section includes below topic –

  1. Caselets and Tables
  2. Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
  3. Venn Diagrams
  4. Line Charts & Pie Chart
  5. Combination of two or more types linked to each other
  6. Number and Letter Series
  7. Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
  8. Binary Logic
  9. Seating Arrangement
  10. Matching
  11. Logical Sequence
  12. Connectives
  13. Blood Relations

DI&LR Section of CAT Syllabus includes two sub sections –

  1. Data Interpretations
  2. Logical Reasoning

Data Interpretation Syllabus for CAT 2020

  • Data Tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams & Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs
  • Data analysis and Data comparison among others
  • Caselet based Data

Logical Reasoning Syllabus for CAT 2020

  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Binary logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relations (Family Tree)
  • Logical Sequence
  • Assumption
  • Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Linear and matrix arrangement
  • Team Formation
  • Direction sense and Decision Making
  • Input-Output
  • Series
  • Syllogism
  • Cubes
  • Rows
  • Set Theory, Venn Diagrams, Network Diagrams
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning based on Rankings
  • Critical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus CAT 2020

This section include below topics:-

  • 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 & Allegations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry & Menstruation

Students have to pay equal attention for every section because it’s important to qualify each sectional cut off along with your overall percentile for getting into participation in admission process of IIMs.



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