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CAT 2021 Syllabus

 CAT 2021 Syllabus

The CAT exam basically aims at testing the aptitude and skills of the exam takers with respect to sections like Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. CAT 2021 syllabus is too vast to be defined. It covers topics from Class VIII to Graduation level subjects for each of the 3 sections. But, the syllabus of CAT 2021 exam will act as a road map for the aspirants, guiding them on what to study and what not to. Preparing as per the CAT exam syllabus will help the candidates focus on relevant and important topics only, thereby saving their precious time from being invested in the preparation of topics having less or no importance from the exam point of view.

CAT 2021 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Last year, 34 questions were asked from this section in the exam and the same is expected this year too. This section aims at testing the concepts of Mathematics, which the students have studied till class X. Quant section plays a major role in the CAT exam and usually, the difficulty level of the questions here is a little higher compared to other sections.

Algebra: Binomial Theorem, Complex Numbers, Functions, Higher Degree Equations, Inequalities, Linear Equations, Logarithm, Quadratic Equations

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

Geometry: Mensuration, Lines & Angles, Circles, Polygons, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry

Number System: Base System, Exponents, Factorials, LCM & HCF, Properties of Numbers, Successive Divisions

Probability & Statistics: Mean, Median & Mode, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Set Theory & Venn Diagram

Sequence & Series: Arithmetic Progression, Harmonic Progression, Geometric Progression


Most Important Topics from Data Interpretation – CAT Syllabus 2021

  • Tables
  • Line Charts
  • Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagram
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Chart
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Syllabus of CAT – Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars
  • Premise
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Cubes
  • Assumptions and Conclusions
  • Binary Logic
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Logical Matching
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Logical Sequence
  • Syllogism
  • Course of Action
  • Fact, Inference & Judgement
  • Logical Deduction
  • Linear & Matrix Arrangement
  • Statement & Assumption
  • Strong & Weak Arguments
  • Logical Connectives
  • Blood Relations


CAT 2021 Syllabus for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VA-RC)

CAT exam syllabus of VARC is extensive to be listed. However, some of the important topics to be prepared for this section have been listed below.

Topics from this section – CAT Syllabus 2021

  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms & Antonyms)
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Para jumbles
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Cloze Test
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Paragraph Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension


How to cover CAT Exam Syllabus 2021?

Knowing that syllabus of IIM entrance exam is extensive and covering the same can really be a tough task. Moreover, the legacy of CAT is to spring in surprises every year, hence it is advisable to not leave any topic. It may happen that based on last year’s exam analysis, some candidates may not cover some of the topics thinking that questions from this topic is not being asked in the exam. This is where their CAT preparation may go wrong; they must cover all the topics listed above as CAT 2020 syllabus in order to excel in the exam. Leaving a topic unprepared is a high risk which may affect the chances of cracking CAT 2021.


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