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CAT 2019 Syllabus: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode will be released the official notification for the CAT 2019 Examination or Common Admission Test 2019. Aspirants have enough time for the Preparation for CAT 2019 Examination. All the aspirants who are going to apply for CAT 2019 Entrance Examination Now they are started searching for the CAT 2019 Syllabus.

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Searching for the CAT Syllabus is the first steps towards your CAT 2019 Examination Journey. The CAT 2019 Exam will be conducted in online mode (computer-based). The duration of the CAT exam would be 180 minutes and The Exam will carry 100 questions divided into three sections. Throughout the article, you will get to know about the Complete CAT 2019 Syllabus and Exam pattern asked in Common Admission Test 2019. also, Download the Complete CAT Syllabus in PDF.

Common Admission Test 2019 Syllabus

Before we speak about the CAT 2019 syllabus in details, let’s have a quick look at the exam pattern of CAT 2019. It will help the aspirants to understand the syllabus of CAT Exam Pattern in section-wise.

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CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The CAT 2019 Entrance Examination will consist of 3 sections. the total no. of questions will be 100 questions. Each section is timed with the individual time limit of 1 hour. You need to get a high score in each of the 3 sections as there is also a sectional score cut off in IIMs for shortlisting.

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  • Total No. of Questions: 100
  • Number of sections: 3
  • Questions with negative marking (MCQs): 75
  • Questions without negative marking (Non-MCQs): 25
  • Score awarded for each correct answer: 3 marks
  • Negative marking Applicable for  wrong answers in MCQs: -1 mark

Exam Pattern of Each Section

Section name Total questions Total MCQs (With negative marking) Total Non-MCQs (Without negative marking) Total maximum marks
VARC* 34 24 to 27 7 to 10 102
DILR* 32 24 8   96
Quant* 34 23 to 27 7 to 11 102

*VARC: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
*DILR: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
*Quant: Quantitative Ability

CAT 2019 Syllabus

The CAT syllabus is not predefined by the authority and nor the CAT 2019 syllabus was outlined. Every year, after each CAT Examination the syllabus is changed by the Examination Authority. The syllabus for CAT question paper 2019 may be changed for CAT exam syllabus in 2019. The CAT 2019 Entrance Examination is Consist of five sections:

  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Ability

Syllabus for CAT 2019 has four major components:

  • Overall Syllabus for CAT 2019 – Split section wise with overall 100 questions carrying 300 marks.
  • CAT 2019 Syllabus for VARC: 34 Questions on Limited Topics, carrying 102 Marks
  • CAT 2019 Syllabus for DILR: 32 Questions on changed topics every year, carrying 96 Marks.
  • CAT 2019 Syllabus for Quant: 34 Questions with more focus on Arithmetic, now carrying 102 Marks.

Syllabus of Reading Comprehension

  1. Current affairs making an impact on Social Life, International Affairs, Govt policies and Schemes for example Triple Talaq, Clean India Mission, Migration of people from one country to other, Growing intolerance across the Globe,
  2. Business & Economic RC Passages for example Global economic changes, economic development at the cost of environment, Impact of Demonetization in India, Wasteful expenditure by Governments
  3. RC passages from various English Literature books, from articles authored by great philosophers, thinkers, from various speeches of great personalities like passages from Charles Dickens, Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, Churchill among others
  4. Passages on Science & Culture including the journey to the Modern world; Fading culture with the advancement of technology
  5. Abstract topics and fiction are also included in the Reading Comprehension Syllabus for CAT. These

Passages make the candidates think much leading to put themselves in the author’s shoes before answering the questions following these passages since they are opinion based.

  1. RC Passages on Historical events leading to social changes for example French Revolution, War of Roses, Social changes in Indian History and thoughts shared by  various activists which are very much relevant even today
  2. RC Passages from Mythology. These passages try to correlate the Mythological events with the current social structure and answers to the questions on them have to be inferred.

Some Important Fact on RC Syllabus of CAT

Number of Questions 24
SectionalSectional Weightage in CAT Syllabus 34%
Type of Passages 3 Long and 2 shorter
Division of questions 6 questions based on each long passage and 3 questions based on each shorter passage. Sometimes the uniform number of 5 questions follow 4 RC passages and 1 RC Passage is followed by 4 questions.
Type of Questions All of MCQ type with a penalty of 1/3rd negative marking
Format of questions Questions based on information in RC passage; explanation of the words & phrases as used in the passage; In the context of the passage –True/false statements; Author’s view on various issues raised in the RC passage; Inference from the passage; the main idea of RC passage; Purpose of the RC passage.
Length of RC passages in CAT Syllabus Longer RC passages are of around 900 words; shorter passages are of around 600 words in CAT exam syllabus as reflected in last 3 years.
Past trends of topics in RC Syllabus for CAT Genetics, Second World War; Plastic Pollution; Elephant society; Consumer Behaviour; Status of Languages in 2115; Education System; Sustainable Economic Development; Anthropology /Excruciating Rituals & Reasons; Govt. Definition of Poverty and treatment of Household work.

Syllabus of Verble Ability

  1. Essence of short paragraph/Para summary – (3-4 questions);
  2. Jumbled Paragraphs (3-4 questions)
  3. Out of Context Sentence in Jumbled paragraphs (2-3 questions)
  4. Error Correction of Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb and other parts of speech in the Sentences.
  5. Correcting the sequence of sentences in the paragraph, for example, correct use of the conditional sentence, time clauses, reported speech, passive writing
  6. Vocabulary usage – picking the correct pair of words
  7. Vocabulary usage in RC passages – finding out the correct synonyms and antonyms.
  8. Fill in the blanks with correct vocabulary words
  9. Completion of the last sentence of Paragraphs
  10. Analogies
  11. Critical Reasoning
  12. Sentence Completion
  13. Facts, Inference and Judgement
  14. Irrelevant Statements
  15. Phrasal Verbs Usage

Some Important Fact on VA Syllabus of CAT

Number of Questions 10
SectionalSectional Weightage in CAT Syllabus 10%
Type of Passages 3 Long and 2 shorter
Type of Questions All of Non-MCQ type with No penalty for the wrong answer
Format of questions The essence of paragraph questions are based on around 5-6 sentences; questions on Jumbled paragraphs and out of context jumbled paragraphs have 4 -5 jumbled sentences which are to be placed in a coherent manner.

Syllabus of Data Interpretation

  1. Data Tables
  2. Data charts
  3. Bar diagrams & Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts
  4. Pie charts
  5. Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs
  6. Data analysis and Data comparison among others
  7. Caselet based Data

Some Important Fact on DI Syllabus of CAT

Number of Questions 16
Sectional Weightage in CAT Syllabus 16%
Past trend of topics in CAT Syllabus for DI Table (Student Pass percentages over 5 years; Comprehension – Marks in Two sections of papers; Films, Launch, Completion, Release and Profits; Table on Consumption of Veg and Non-Veg Protein; Happiness Index: 4 questions based on Table; Kids Learning in Rural Areas: Data table based 4 questions; Flight operation Questions were in the set of 4 questions.
Type of Questions MCQs and Non- MCQs
Topics Questions on Data Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, tables, graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), Venn diagram, are asked. Data could be given in the form of tables, charts or graphs. In this section, it is tested that how candidates can interpret the given data and answer questions based on it.

Syllabus of Logical Reasoning

  1. Clocks
  2. Calendars
  3. Binary logic
  4. Seating Arrangement
  5. Blood Relations (Family Tree)
  6. Logical Sequence
  7. Assumption
  8. Premise
  9. Conclusion
  10. Linear and matrix arrangement
  11. Team Formation
  12. Direction sense and Decision Making
  13. Input-Output
  14. Series
  15. Syllogism
  16. Cubes
  17. Rows
  18. Set Theory, Venn Diagrams, Network Diagrams
  19. Quantitative Reasoning
  20. Puzzles
  21. Logical Reasoning based on Rankings
  22. Critical Reasoning

Some Important Fact on LR Syllabus of CAT

Number of Questions 16
Sectional Weightage in CAT Syllabus 16%
Past trend of topics in CAT Syllabus for DI Distribution/Arrangement; Venn Diagrams;  Arrangement of files in folders; Students using various Trains and the fares for the same; Seating Arrangement; Direction sense for Cars; Ordering items; Burgers/Fries/ Ice Cream.
Type of Questions MCQs and Non- MCQs

Syllabus of Quantitative Ability

  1. LCM and HCF
  2. Percentages
  3. Profit and Loss
  4. Interest (Simple and Compound)
  5. Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion and others.
  6. Number System (3-4) questions
  7. Algebra (5-7 questions)
  8. Geometry/Mensuration (6-8 questions)
  9. Pure Math (1-2 questions)
  10. Venn diagrams and other topic-based questions are 2-3
  11. Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  12. Complex Numbers
  13. Logarithm; Progressions
  14. Binomial Theorem
  15. Surds and Indices
  16. Inequalities
  17. Permutation and Combination
  18. Probability Functions
  19. Set Theory
  20. Mixtures and Alligations
  21. Coordinate Geometry
  22. Trigonometry

Some Important Fact on QA Syllabus of CAT

Number of Questions 34
Sectional Weightage in CAT Syllabus 34%
Past trend of topics in CAT Syllabus for DI Shows that there are 24 to 27 MCQs and 7 to 10 Non-MCQs in Quant section of CAT exam. More emphasis on Arithmetic to promote academic diversity. Number of questions in Arithmetic: 10 to 12
Type of Questions MCQs and Non- MCQs

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