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CAT 2023 is an Abbreviation of the Common Admission Test. This is an all-India Premiere National Level Computer-based test conducted by the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) or the top B-Schools.
This test helps segregate the top students eligible for admission to top B-School or the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). This test helps to get admission to any admission in management program. Last year 2,32,267 Students appeared for the CAT 2023 exam.
Students are selected based on percentile. A percentile is different from a percentage because percentile rank is a score of the percentage of scores in a certain distribution. All the Management Institutes fall under the IIMs or the Indian Institute of Management. These institutes also provide consultancy and research services globally in many business and management fields.
CAT 2023 Syllabus
The IIMs are the leader or the main Institutes of management, controlling all the leading Management schools. CAT 2023 exam helps to take admission to MBA (Masters of Business Administration) Studies.
CAT 2023 exam is very tough to crack. A student should have a proper and correct knowledge of the CAT Syllabus, which will help them to prepare for the exam very precisely. There are 20 IIMs in India and several other Hundred Reputed Colleges like S.P. Jain, FMS, MDI, etc.
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The exams are multiple-choice question-answer-type exams. A wrong option will give a negative mark. IIMs don’t specify the current syllabus to the students. All the Institutes teach or give an overview of the CAT 2023 exam based on the previous Examination. Below is the Syllabus is shown based on past papers.
Common Entrance Test or CAT analyses the aspirant’s skills in four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning, and Data Interpretation. It is also a test of time management.
Mathematics or Quantitative Section
Some of the core concepts in maths and quant subjects are:
- Percentages and their applications
- Ratio and its applications
- Numbers and its applications
- Geometry and its Applications
English or Verbal Section
Prominent topics in this section are:
- Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications)
- Reading Comprehension
Analytical Reasoning Section
Important topics under AR are:
- Blood Relations
- Direction Sense
- Data Structures
- Clocks and Calendars
Data Interpretation Section
Problems related to organized and unorganized data are quite common in this section. Core topics are as follows:
- Line graphs etc.
CAT 2023 (Common Admission Test) is considered the most crucial stepping stone for a person who wants to study in one of the topmost Schools or the top IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). Proper planning and guidance are required to help take the CAT 2023 exam smoothly.
IIMs don’t disclose the Syllabus of the current exam. The planning and guidelines are given based on the previously conducted exams. Below is the Category or the sections in the CAT 2023 exam that will guide the students to help plan their strategy for the CAT exam.
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Syllabus
- Reading Comprehension: Out of the 34 questions in the exam, 24 questions were from this area.
- Paragraph Summary: This area has gained prominence over the last few years.
- Para-jumbles & Misfit Sentences: These two topics have become regular in the exam over the last few years.
In the above topics, many topics are absent. So the important point is that the students have to prepare for all the topics asked in the previous examinations. The important topics that have appeared in the last few years are:
- Critical Reasoning
- Paragraph Completion
- Grammar & Usage (including questions based on common Grammar errors, Confusing Words, & Phrasal Verbs)
- Vocabulary-based questions (mainly Fill in the blanks).
These Topics are Important from the Standpoint of other MBA Entrance Exams:
- Vocabulary Topics: Synonym-Antonym-based questions, Cloze Passage, Analogies or Reverse Analogies, Meaning-Usage Match, Idioms and Phrases, Secondary Shades of Meaning, Usage, Associated words, Antonyms, etc.
- Verbal Reasoning: Fact-Inference Judgement
- Grammar: Sentence Correction
CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus
- Caselets, Tables, Bar Graphs, Column Graphs, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Charts, Combination of two or more types linked to each other
- Games & Tournaments, Number and Letter Series, Calendars; Cubes, Clocks, Venn Diagrams, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement; Syllogism; Logical Matching; Logical Sequence; Logical Connectives; Blood Relations.
CAT Quantitative Ability Syllabus
Number Systems; LCM and HCF; Profit, Loss and Discount; Percentages; Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Simple and Compound Interest; Ratio and Proportion; Averages; Quadratic Equations; Linear Equations; Complex Numbers; Logarithm; Binomial Theorem; Sequences and Series; Surds and Indices; Inequalities; Probability; Permutation and Combination; Set Theory; Functions; Geometry; Mixtures and Allegations; Trigonometry; Coordinate Geometry; and Mensuration.
Below are the General Topics Covered in the Exam.
|Quantitative Aptitude||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||Verbal Reasoning|
|Number Systems||Tables||English Usage or Grammar|
|Profit, Loss, and Discount||Caselets||Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/Antonyms)|
|LCM and HCF||Bar Graphs||Fill in the blanks|
|Speed, Time, Distance||Line Charts||Sentence Correction|
|Percentages||Column Graphs||Close Passage|
|Time and Work||Venn Diagrams||Jumbled paragraph|
|Ratio and Proportion||Combination of two or more||Meaning usage match|
|Averages||Pie Chart||Analogies or Reverse Analogies|
|Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations||Logical Reasoning||Summary Questions|
|Complex Numbers||Calendars||Verbal Reasoning|
|Simple and Compound Interest||Number and Letter Series||Facts-Inferences-Judgments|
|Sequences and Series||Venn Diagrams|
|Surds and Indices||Binary Logic|
|Set Theory & Function||Logical Matching|
|Permutation and Combination||Logical Sequence|
|Mixtures and Allegations||Syllogism|
|Coordinate Geometry||Blood Relations|
The above syllabus is for reference purposes. The students can prepare their Strategy according to the syllabus mentioned above. IIMs don’t disclose the syllabus of the current examination. This syllabus is based on the previous exams conducted by the IIMs.
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