CAT Syllabus 2017-18 PDF: Prepare for IIM/MBA Entrance Exams

By Asakti|Updated : January 17th, 2017

CAT syllabus can be divided into three sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability. In CAT entrance exam, a candidate is tested on basis of these phases. These three are the suggested syllabus for CAT 2017 preparation. You can also download CAT 2017-18 syllabus in PDF format below.

Over the years IIMs have tried to maintain the level of paper as per the CAT exam is concerned. According to the latest pattern of CAT, all three sections hold equal importance as one needs to clear the sectional cut-off along with the overall cutoff. This article mentions the detailed syllabus of CAT entrance exam exam for the three sections. Have a look into it-

CAT 2017-18 Syllabus for MBA/IIM Preparation

CAT Qualitative Aptitude Syllabus 2017-18

The syllabus for Quant Section for CAT contains fragments of fundamental mathematics that one must have covered way before in 9th and 10th grade. Although the questions asked in this section are pretty much the basics, one must not take this section with ease as the questions asked in this section can be one of the trickiest in the entire CAT exam syllabus. However, in order to thoroughly go through this section one must practice problems related to the following topics:

ALGEBRABinomial Theorem
 Complex Numbers
 Higher Degree Equations
 Linear Equations
 Quadratic Equations
 Clocks & Calendars
 Simple Interest & Compound Interest
 Mixture & Alligations
 Profit, Loss and Discount
 Ratio & Proportion
 Speed, Time & Distance
 Time & Work
 Lines & Angles
 Co-ordinate Geometry
Number System Base System 
 Properties of Numbers
 Successive Division 
Probability & StatisticsMean, Median & Mode
 Set Theory & Venn Diagram
Sequence & SeriesArithmetic Progressions
 Harmonic Progressions
 Geometric Progressions

CAT DI & LR Syllabus 2017

The data interpretation section deals with questions which are asked on the basis of certain information that is provided. The data that needs to be interpreted and solved in these questions are usually given in the form of charts, tables, graphs, and paragraphs. These questions are aimed to test the ability of the student to solve them accurately. Logical Reasoning questions, on the contrary, checks the ability of the candidate to logically evaluate problem statements and then derive the solutions.

DATA INTERPRETATIONCharts (Column, Bar & Pie)
 Graphs (Line & Area)
 Venn Diagram 
 Data Sufficiency
 Clocks & Calendars
 Binary Logic
 Blood Relations
 Linear & Matrix Arrangement
 Seating Arrangement
 Coading & Decoding
 Statements & Assumptions
 Fact Inference Judgement
 Logical Deduction
 Statement & Assumption
 Strong & Weak Arguments


CAT Verbal Section Syllabus 2017

The verbal ability section of the CAT exams has a dynamic approach towards checking how good is the candidate with English as a language. Here, in this section one is bound to be tested on how well he/she can form sentences. Not only this, the sentence formation skills of the student is further used as a benchmark to create paragraphs and determine the correct usage in English. The following are the 9 question types that are asked in this section

 Error Spotting 
 Fill in the blanks 
 Sentence Correction
 Word Usage
 Paragraph Completion
 Paragraph Summary

Download CAT 2017-18 Syllabus PDF

Attempt the sectional test for Reading Comprehension HERERead the Eligibility of CAT 2017 exam here.

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Avinash Choudhary
Can any1 suggest me books for all 3 subject..i m preparing for CAT 2018
Sham Gurav

Sham GuravJul 31, 2017

Best of you.
Shradha Agrawal
Plzz.tell the book name.for cat ?
Indrajit Sen
Arun sharma
and i would suggest to join one the coaching classes they provide enough materials for preparing . You can go for IMS if you are planning to appear for cat next year they are conducting a scholarship exam on 10th september you can check on there website
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Soouri Desolatedde
Exam Hindi language m hota h ya English
Rajat Kataria
Is this syllabus is enough or something else I do and one more thing please tell me some important topics which asked mostly every year
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