Difference Between Syllabus of CAT and XAT – Check Here


The CAT and XAT examination, both are the popular entrance examination conducted to provide admission to the candidates in Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. Every year, there is many of the candidates may appear in the CAT and XAT examination through online mode. To get admission in the MBA programs, candidates should have to apply in these entrance examinations.

The XLRI Jamshedpur has organized the XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) and the Indian Institute of Management has managed the CAT (Common Admission Test) for the candidates will be able to know the detailed information of differences between syllabus of CAT and XAT.

Difference Between Syllabus of CAT and XAT

All of the MBA aspirants may ask for the syllabus of CAT and XAT that the syllabus of CAT and XAT same are not. There is a difference between CAT and XAT syllabus Though Verbal and Quant are quite similar. The areas which are completely different are Essay Writing, General Knowledge, and Decision Making section.

If candidates will get know about the syllabus, they will be able to do better preparation for the examination. There is the number of sections in each of the examinations.

CAT Section Questions XAT Section Questions
Quantitative Ability 34 Quantitative Ability 27
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 34 English Language & Logical Reasoning 24
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 32 Decision Making 21
General Awareness 25
Essay Writing 1

The Difference in Data Interpretation Syllabus of CAT & XAT

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In XAT, data interpretation questions come in the form tables, graphs, and pie charts. Last year, there was a set of games and tournaments also.  The difference is just based on the type of questions asked in these exams.

For XAT, you can practice previous years question papers to practice data interpretation questions. The general topics for DI are given below.

  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Games Tournaments
  • Puzzles

The Difference in Logical Reasoning Syllabus of CAT & XAT

The logical reasoning is totally different in XAT. It comes in the form of critical reasoning only. Candidates should have to focus on the CAT examination. The section is quite tricky and requires extensive practice.

  • LR Caselets
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Logical Matching
  • Routes and Networks
  • Cubes
  • Binary Logic
  • Venn Diagram
  • Blood Relations
  • Ranks and Order

The Difference in English Language Syllabus of CAT & XAT

Both CAT & XAT have a similar syllabus for this section. Both require good command over English in terms of reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. Both have tricky questions and require through practice to ace this section.

Reading Comprehension 

  • The tone of the passage
  • The theme of the passage
  • Fact-Based questions
  • Inference based questions

Grammar

  • Parts of Speech
  • Articles
  • Sentence Constructions
  • Punctuations
  • Subject Word Agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Tenses

Vocabulary

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Contextual Usage of Words
  • Confusing Words
  • Syllogisms

Verbal Ability/ Critical Reasoning

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  • Statements & Assumptions
  • Logical Deduction
  • Right course of Action
  • Para Jumbles or Completion
  • Fact, Inference & Judgement based questions
  • Summary Writing
  • Fallacies and strong/ weak statements

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