CAT Syllabus 2016 PDF Download | Exam Pattern | Study Material Free

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CAT Syllabus

CAT SyllabusStudents who are planning to appear in the upcoming CAT Exam they must download CAT Syllabus 2016 with Exam Pattern and study material from this page. Common Admission Test, CAT is all-India national level entrance computer based test conducted by IIM for the candidates to get the admission in different Management Programmes. Applicants who will successfully clear CAT Percentile Score will be called for next round, so candidates must prepare themselves according to CAT Syllabus to crack this examination.

Selection of the applicants in Top MBA Colleges is based on CAT Score Card. So candidates must use the below provided Exam Pattern, Study Material and syllabus for a good preparation of this test.

To get the further information related to CAT Syllabus 2016, students must follow the below section expressed by the team of

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CAT Exam Pattern

The CAT 2016 will be conducted in two days, consisting of four sessions overall. The Exam Pattern consists of two sections. This entrance Test is a computer based objective type test. There will be a suitable negative marking for each wrong answer. For more details, see the below table:

Section Total Questions Time Duration Total Time Period
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 50 Questions in each section.Total: 100 85 minutes 170 Minutes
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning 85 minutes

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CAT Syllabus

Candidates can check check each topic of CAT Syllabus 2016 through this section and get confident by preparing according to it.

Quantitative Ability

  1. Number System
  2. Mixtures and Allegations
  3. Percentages
  4. Squares and Cubes of Numbers
  5. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
  6. Profit and Loss
  7. Simple & Compound Interest
  8. Time and Work
  9. Permutations and Combinations
  10.  Time, Speed and Distance
  11. Logarithms (log)
  12. Quadratic Equations
  13. Inequalities
  14. Probability
  15. Algebra
  16.  Mensuration
  17.  Trigonometry
  18.  Geometry, Charts

Data Interpretation

  1. Charts (Column, Bar & Pie)
  2. Text- tables
  3. Graphs (Line, Area)
  4. Venn diagram
  5. Data Sufficiency

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Verbal Ability

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Syllogisms
  3. Verbal Reasoning
  4. Analogies
  5. Idioms & Phrases
  6. Sentence Correction
  7. Antonyms and Synonyms
  8. Fill in the Blanks
  9. Homophones, Punctuation etc.

Logical Reasoning

  1. Logical sequence
  2. Premise
  3. Clocks & Calendars
  4. Assumption
  5. Conclusion
  6. Binary Logic
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Linear and Matrix arrangement
  9. Seating Arrangement

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CAT Study Material Free

Candidates who want to crack the entrance exam must need to clear each section separately. Besides this, the CAT Preparation Books are also available easily in the market which helps you a lot. These books covers all the sections of CAT Syllabus 2016 by which you can get the help  in your preparation. To clear the section of verbal ability, you can purchase Wren & Martin Book.

Books for Preparation

Book Name

Author/ Publisher

A MODERN APPROACH TO VERBAL AND NON VERBAL REASONING (English) Revised Edition (Paperback) R. S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT (English) 6th Edition (Paperback) Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Test for Admission into IIMs (English) 7th Edition (Paperback) Sarvesh K. Verma
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT (English) 5th Edition (Paperback) Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT (English) 2nd Edition (Paperback) Arun Sharma
50 Cool Stories 3000 Hot Words: Vocabulary Building for GRE/MBA/SAT (English) (Paperback) Avinash Inamdar
Face to Face CAT Common Admission Test (With CD) (English) 7th Edition (Paperback) B. S. Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
Number System for the CAT (English) 2nd Edition (Paperback) Nishit K. Sinha
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for the CAT, 2e (with CD) (Paperback) Sinha
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability for the CAT and Other MBA Entrance Examinations (English) 1st Edition (Paperback) Sujit Kumar

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