CAT Syllabus 2019: Exam Paper Pattern, Topic wise PDF Download

CAT Syllabus 2019-20: Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level management admission test conducted by IIM on the rotation basis. CAT 2019 Exam will be held on 25 November for the academic session 2020-22.

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Candidates who have applied for CAT need to check the complete CAT Syllabus 2019. CAT exam is the most difficult management entrance exam, it is not so easy to score highest percentile in this exam.

CAT Syllabus 2019

The CAT syllabus has no boundaries; any question can be asked from the 3 sections and its sub-sections. The IIM officials will not publish the official syllabus for CAT exam. On the basis of previous year papers, experts have defined the topics from which questions will be asked.

So here we have provided you the complete CAT Topic-wise Syllabus so that you can perform well in exam by achieving highest percentile.

CAT Syllabus 2019

SectionSyllabusNo of Questions
Quantitative Ability
  • Number system
  • Algebra
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Profit and loss
  • Trigonometry
  • Speed, time and distance
  • Time and work
  • Averages
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Linear & Quadratic equations
  • Progression
  • Binomial theorem
  • Complex number
  • Indices and surds
  • Logarithms
  • Permutations & combinations
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
24 -27Approx 7 -10
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Word usage
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Para completion
  • Fact Inference Judgement
  • Analogies
  • Idioms
  • Synonyms/ Antonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
Date Interpretation & Logical ReasoningDate Interpretation124
  • Bar Graph,
  • Data Sufficiency,
  • Combination of Graphs,
  • Line Graph,
  • Caselets,
  • Pie Chart,
  • Tables
  • Column Graphs
  • Venn diagram
Logical Reasoning124
  • Assumptions
  • Blood Relations
  • Binary Logic
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Constraint-based puzzles
  • Data Arrangement
  • Family Tree
  • Matching Puzzles
  • Proposition
  • Statements
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Sets and Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Direction Sense

CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Even if you have all exam study material, but you are unaware about the exam syllabus & CAT Test Pattern, it will be difficult to proceed with preparation. The Exam Pattern will guide you about the marks distribution, question distribution in each section, marking scheme, mode of examination etc.

Mode of ExaminationOnline (Computer-based)
Paper LanguageEnglish
Question TypesBoth Multiple Choice Questions & Non-MCQs
Time Duration3 hours
Total Questions100
Total Marks300
Paper Pattern

No of 


Marks per QuestionTotal Marks
Section-1Verbal Ability103102
Reading Comprehension24
Section-2Data Interpretation1696
Logical Reasoning16
Section-3Quantitative Ability34102
Marking Scheme1 mark will be deduced for each wrong answer.

We recommend you not to waste your time. Follow the exam syllabus and make an exam strategy for better preparation. How much you study is not important, how smartly you study is more important.  So after completing the whole syllabus, check the CAT Previous Year Papers so that you can get exact idea about the original question papers and topics and you can also analyze your preparation for CAT 2019-20.

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