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CAT Syllabus 2021

CAT Syllabus 2021 for Common Admission Test is also known as CAT test. CAT is conducted every year by one of IIMs in India. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their MBA programs. In September 2011, it was announced that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) would also use the CAT scores, instead of the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET). CAT test is nothing but the Computer Based Standardized Test. The CAT syllabus is consist of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The score obtained in CAT test is consider for admission in Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as well as it is also consider for admission in top Business Schools across India. If you are interested to study in IIM, IISc or top Business Schools, you have to start preparing from now and for that you need CAT syllabus . The key to successful attempt of CAT test is that, you have to prepare at least 90% of CAT Syllabus and revised it twice or thrice. We are providing here all details of CAT Syllabus 2021.

The application for CAT 2021 will be released on the official website. The candidates have to fill up the online application form with all details and scanned copies of all further documents.

CAT Syllabus 2021

CAT Exam is toughest entrance exam in India. If you are preparing for CAT Exam then you must know all details of CAT Syllabus 2021. For CAT preparation Knowing syllabus of Cat Exam is the first and most important thing. You must keep printed copy of Cat Syllabus  with you always while cat preparation. CAT Syllabus is divided in to three sections for CAT Test. Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Logical reasoning, Verbal Ability & comprehension.

CAT Syllabus 2021 For Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative aptitude syllabus for cat exam consist of basic and advance mathematics. If you have crystal clear concepts of mathematics then you can score well in this section. You must study fundamental mathematics from 9 th and 10 th grade NCERT books at least once for CAT Test. GO through Quantitative aptitude CAT Syllabus 2021 for CAT TEST given below.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for CAT Test


Binomial Theorem, Complex Theorem, Functions, High Degree Equations, Inequalities, Linear
equations, Logarithm, Quadratic Equations.

Averages, Clocks & Calendars, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Mixture & Alligations, Profit, Loss &
Discounts, Ratio & Proportion, Speed Time & Distance, Time & Work.


Mensuration, Lines & Angles, Circles, Polygons, Triangles
Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry


Base System, Exponents, Factorials, LCM & HCF, Properties of Numbers


Successive Divisions, Mean, Median & Mode, Permutation & Combination
Probability, Set Theory & Venn Diagram


Arithmetic Progression, Harmonic Progression, Geometric Progression


CAT Syllabus 2021 For Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning is most scoring section in CAT Syllabus. It needs practice to avoid silly mistakes in CAT Test and score high in Logical Reasoning of CAT Test. Most of problems like seating arrangement are time consuming. Time Management is very important in CAT Test. For preparation of CAT Exam you should give sufficient time for all subjects. Don’t skip any topic from CAT Syllabus. CAT Test Logical Reasoning CAT Syllabus given below.


Logical Sequence, Premise, Clocks & Calendars, Assumption & Conclusion
Binary Logic, Blood Relations, Linear & Matrix Arrangement, Seating Arrangement, Coding & Decoding, Statements & Assumptions, Puzzles


Course of Action, Fact, Inference & Judgement, Logical Deduction, Statement & Assumption, Strong & Weak Arguments, Syllogism

CAT Test Syllabus for Data Interpretation is given below.

CAT Syllabus 2021 For Data Interpretation

In data interpretation problems information data about some topic is given. We have to answer questions based on data. This section in CAT Test checks ability of candidate to Interpret data properly.


Charts (Column, Pie & Bar), Tables, Graphs (Line & Area), Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency.

CAT Test Syllabus for Verbal Ability given below.

CAT Syllabus 2021 For Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability section in CAT Test seems to be difficult for many candidates because of high level English. Many CAT aspirants score less percentile in CAT Test because of verbal ability section.



Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Correction, Word Usage, Para jumbles, Paragraph Completion, Paragraph Summary.


Short Tips for CAT Preparation 

  • While cat preparation prepare topic wise and prepare strictly to syllabus.
  • Make timetable according to CAT Syllabus and follow it.
  • Boost your CAT preparation by Online CAT Test Series.



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