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CAT 2023 Syllabus

CAT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Syllabus

Sectional Division

Chief topics



Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Para-jumbles, Para-Summary, Long & Short Passages etc.



Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Team Formation, Seating Arrangement, Clocks and Calendars, Venn Diagrams, Bar Graphs etc.



Quantitative Aptitude (QA)


Simple and Compound Interest, Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra, Percentages, Mensuration, Logarithms etc.


CAT 2023: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC):

VARC being the first Section of CAT 2023 comprises of two parts (1) Verbal Ability and (2) Reading Comprehension.  This section has undergone major changes over the years and assumed prominence as candidates can score high marks in this section.  Major topics under this Section are depicted below:

  • Verbal Logic
  • Para Completion and Inference
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Subject verb agreement
  • Phrase Modifiers
  • Errors in Tenses
  • Articles usage
  • Parts of Speech
  • Preposition
  • Types of Clauses
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Sentence Correction
  • One Word substitution
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension

CAT 2023: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR):

This Section also has two parts (1) Data Interpretation (2) Logical Reasoning with nearly equal number of questions from each part. Major Topics under this Section are as under:

  • Data Structure
  • Data Arrangement
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Assumptions
  • Bars & Line Graphs
  • Statements
  • Series
  • Venn Diagram
  • Proposition
  • Tables
  • Family Tree
  • Direction Sense
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Binary Logic
  • Pie Charts
  • Puzzles
  • Sets and Case lets
  • Seating arrangements

CAT 2023: Quantitative Aptitude (QA):

This is the 3rd Section of CAT 2023 and following are the main topics:

  • Simple Interest and Compound interest
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Mean, Mode and Median
  • Geometry
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Inequalities
  • Trigonometry
  • In-equations Quadratic and Linear Equations.
  • Work and Time
  • Profit and Loss
  • Geometric Progression
  • Probability
  • Algebra
  • Surds and Indices
  • Percentages
  • Partnerships in Accounts
  • Number system
  • Square Root and Cube Root
  • Mensuration
  • Time/Speed/Distance
  • Logarithms
Detailed information on CAT 2023 Admit Card
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