CAT Syllabus 2024: Exam Paper Pattern, Topic wise PDF Download

CAT Syllabus 2024-254: Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level management admission test conducted by IIM on the rotation basis. CAT 2024 Exam will be held on 25 November for the academic session 2024-245.

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Candidates who have applied for CAT need to check the complete CAT Syllabus 2024. CAT exam is the most difficult management entrance exam, it is not so easy to score the highest percentile in this exam.

CAT Syllabus 2024

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 the 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 2024

Section Syllabus No 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 -27 Approx 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
24 10
Date Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Date Interpretation 12 4
  • Bar Graph,
  • Data Sufficiency,
  • Combination of Graphs,
  • Line Graph,
  • Caselets,
  • Pie Chart,
  • Tables
  • Column Graphs
  • Venn diagram
Logical Reasoning 12 4
  • 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 2024 Exam Pattern

Even if you have all the 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 Examination Online (Computer-based)
Paper Language English
Question Types Both Multiple Choice Questions & Non-MCQs
Time Duration 3 hours
Total Questions 100
Total Marks 300
Paper Pattern
Sections No of 


Marks per Question Total Marks
Section-1 Verbal Ability 10 3 102
Reading Comprehension 24
Section-2 Data Interpretation 16 96
Logical Reasoning 16
Section-3 Quantitative Ability 34 102
Marking Scheme 1 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 2024.

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