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CAT 2013 Paper Pattern and Syllabus

by Manisha Verma

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India level national test. The test is conducted by IIMs as entrance exam for getting admissions in top IIMs and leading institutes of the country. This year the CAT exam will be held in the month of Oct - Nov 2013. Based on CAT percentile and scores, candidates are called for next stage of selection process which generally includes Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). The pattern of the CAT exam is objective type multiple choice questions are asked in the exam. There is negative marking in the exam, for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted & for correct answer candidate will get Three marks will be awarded There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered.

Test duration will be of 2 hours and 20 minutes which means 70 Minutes is allotted to each section. From this year there are only two sections in the exam. The first section is Quantitative Ability & Date Interpretation: the second section is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. The time limit for each section is different. The duration of the exam is 140 minutes. Candidates will be given 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section, each section have an on-screen countdown timer. Once the time ends for the first section, students will move to the next section and will not be able to go to previous section.

Before beginning of the test, there will be a 15-minute optional tutorial to familiarise candidates with navigation and functionality available during the test. Its highly recommended for Candidates to go through tutorial.

CAT 2012 Syllabus

CAT 2012 Syllabus for English:

Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, idioms, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, , one word substitution, Different usage of same word Phrasal verb etc.

CAT 2012 Syllabus for Quantitative Ability:

  • Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
  • Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns
  • Instalment Payments, Partnership, Clocks
  • Probability, Permutations & Combinations
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages, Percentages, Partnership
  • Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time
  • Number system: HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, etc.

CAT 2012 Syllabus for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. visit tutorial>>
  • Graphs can be Column graphs, Graphs representing Area, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, etc.
  • Graphs can be Column graphs, Graphs representing Area, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, etc.
  • Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Matrix arrangements.

GK/GA/BA:

  • Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events
  • Science, History, Geography, International organisations
  • Important quotations
  • Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc.
  • Famous award and prizes
  • World Records
  • Books and authors

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    ansd
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    ansdWed, 22 Jan 2014 16:52:39 -0000

    Sir,
    Iam 3rd year B.com(Professional Account) student after my degree i will do MBA, so i want some reference book ….so pls pls help me sir….hopefully

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    anvesha_shahMon, 13 Jan 2014 07:07:05 -0000

    CAT 2013 result to be announced on 14th January
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    anvesha_shahFri, 10 Jan 2014 07:09:19 -0000

    CAT 2013 result to be announced on 14th January
    · Stay updated about CAT 2013 result with CATGurus

    · Get understanding of last two years CAT percentile cutoffs for IIMs & Admission criteria.

    · Get complete analysis of CAT 2013

    Visit: http://www.catgurus.com/results

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    kyongSun, 11 Aug 2013 05:04:55 -0000

    Sir, I am pursuing BBA Final Year and i want to appear for CAT Exam.I kindly request you to recommend some books for cracking CAT.

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    luv kushTue, 06 Aug 2013 17:06:59 -0000

    hyeeee,i am a cat canditate and i am preparing for cat examination.pliz say hat can i do

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    s_H_A_L_L_YThu, 16 May 2013 09:41:39 -0000

    sir pls help me…………..mai bba final year ki student hun or meri maths or english achi nhi h to kya mai CAT clear kr skti hun pls help me sir give me a sujjetion for help me

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    Shashank MEENAFri, 19 Jul 2013 10:40:37 -0000

    why no ?…becuz CAtiim-2011 GUJRAT'S Bsc students creak CAT with 100 persntail,………commed ur weak point nd RC…..READ,READ,READ….only 300hours in years mins 3 months…u'll succeed…….

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    r s agrvalTue, 07 May 2013 12:16:11 -0000

    now i am btech 3rd year pleas suggest me for cat n i write cat in 2015 n my no:7799878513

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    alu786amuThu, 11 Apr 2013 15:52:58 -0000

    Sir, I completed my engineering in june 2012. Now want to prepare for cat. How should I prepare for my xm. As am not having that much time.. n shall I join any institute like Time classes else do self study. N which book shud I recomed.

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    anuj hellriderMon, 25 Mar 2013 19:48:08 -0000

    i m a student of btech 3 year it good to join mba clg after completed my btech

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    flying soloSat, 02 Mar 2013 11:59:58 -0000

    sir I'm in bcom private final year…..
    I want to pursue mba will der b a problem for me in
    doing so….??
    nd hw can I prepare fr CAT?
    kindly help…

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    salman rajMon, 21 Jan 2013 06:07:33 -0000

    sir i am studying inter 2 year i want to do M.B.A please guide me

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    parvezsirohaWed, 09 Jan 2013 10:15:50 -0000

    i am studying bba final year. i want to prepair cat exam so what is processing cat exam so tell me

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    manoj kumar yadav
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    manoj kumar yadavMon, 29 Oct 2012 16:19:42 -0000

    kindly could you suggest me best college of MBA

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    greenhornetFri, 19 Oct 2012 04:51:08 -0000

    is anyone familiar wit data interpretation ,pls suggest me any good sites to learn

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    karthik_2244Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:25:59 -0000

    sir i wana write cat exam i want 2 know full syllabus and related details and pattern and marks please any one navagate me call me 9030923480

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    Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:13:48 -0000

    I m Jessica studying in 1st year engg. EC branch in gujarat. Should in start preparing for CAT from this year itself?? if yes then how should i start??
    i want to start earlier so i cn get to my target well so plz help me …

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    sany_sanyTue, 28 Aug 2012 10:32:24 -0000

    I too wanna to.We can help each other and if y can call me at 9465048523

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    rvspkartickTue, 28 Aug 2012 11:20:14 -0000

    hi jessica.whatever u stat preparing for cat in 1st year itself.really apreciate.just my suggestion only ok.in this only apps & mathematics.first upon see the syllabus for cat.then u try to learn a each topic in like a week or may be two weeks.bcz ur 1st year.then the maths is so easy for u bcz ur a electrical engineer.in ur engg the probability&quadratic it wil come.dont read many books for apps&maths.just see which book for u suitable &u can easily understood dat.(wt my suggestion for apps r.s.agarwal &abjit guha).u have a lot of time. so use that.and get dat.just my suggestion only take ur seniors or professor ideas also.(all d best)

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    midhunmohanSat, 08 Sep 2012 14:15:46 -0000

    hey i am also a first year student in mechanical engnrg i am also preparing for cat my no 8891159363 i am in SCMS engineering college

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    Anky_was_hereMon, 15 Oct 2012 07:51:07 -0000

    @ rvspkartick : R.I.P. "English" :P

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    KRABBITThu, 23 Aug 2012 04:53:41 -0000

    HOW MUCH TIME TO PREPARE CAT SYLLABUS I M STUDYING DEGRE FINAL YEAR

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    krishna study zoneTue, 21 Aug 2012 04:03:46 -0000

    Sir , i completed BBA ,which college is right ,and what is the process for taken MBA

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    ravitejasai24Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:00:12 -0000

    please tell me site name for previous question papers for cat

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    jagesh palSun, 29 Jul 2012 01:25:08 -0000

    i have qualified B.Sc (IT), i get suggation cat sullybus

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    GirdharilaldhakaSat, 28 Jul 2012 14:47:07 -0000

    i me student B.B.A.(final) i get suggation cat sullybus

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    teri ma ki chutTue, 24 Jul 2012 05:10:20 -0000

    i am pursuing finel year of b.com from dav.pg college dehradun .I want to do mba .plz guide me about cat plzzzz

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    AmchitSun, 22 Jul 2012 18:22:59 -0000

    I'm a b.tech student n i wanna know get suggested some best books to crack CAT as well as SNAP

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    akanksha dwivediSat, 21 Jul 2012 07:43:52 -0000

    good after noon, sir/mam, i am a student of pharmacy 3rd yr please suggest me any best book to qualify the CAT or MAT exam….

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    a_raisWed, 18 Jul 2012 08:37:59 -0000

    MUJHE CAT EXAM CUT OFF AND PERCENTILE KAISE NIKALTA H ..JANKARI CHAHIYE

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    lucky da arrySat, 04 Aug 2012 14:06:15 -0000

    person who got da highest number of questions correct are called da 100%ile holder….nd with dat respect,experts calculate our percentile… i think nw u got da answer of ur gud question….

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    a_raisWed, 18 Jul 2012 08:32:29 -0000

    i want to know ………………..get a good skill clg with best package placement how many marks require in cat…..as iim a iim i etc… and whats r the role of geaduation percentage in cat percentile

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    monika namaThu, 12 Jul 2012 16:57:36 -0000

    i m in b.sc.(maths)final year so i want to do mca……….. so please advised me about entrance exam 4 mca..

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    m k choudharyThu, 05 Jul 2012 16:10:19 -0000

    hello frnds
    frnds i want to break the CAT , so for this how much time should i give for the CAT preparation and which book should i refer it

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    durgesMon, 02 Jul 2012 12:42:10 -0000

    i am in b.sc final year student maths.pic direct me creak by god book & plan

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    goverdhan lodhiMon, 02 Jul 2012 03:28:48 -0000

    respected sir
    me janna chahta hoon ki kya cat ka exam dene ke liya final ka result ana compulsory hai

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