CAT Syllabus 2020 – Section Wise, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme

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CAT Syllabus 2020 is provided here as Section Wise. Get CAT Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Fee, Question Papers, Model Papers all the details in the below webpage. Start preparation of the CAT 2020 Exam using the given Syllabus information subject wise. All the applied candidates can check the required details for their Common Admission Test CAT Entrance Exam 2020 Preparation. To cover all the topics section wise of the CAT Exam, aspirants need to use this page to know about the question paper pattern, no of questions, exam duration, total marks at Exam Pattern. All the Most important topics are mentioned in the below page, candidates need to more focus on those topics to get qualify and secure more marks in the CAT Written Exam / Online / CBT Examination 2020. Keep visiting PuzzlesHuB to know the Latest Entrance Exams information based on the official announcement:

Organization NameIndian Institute of Management (IIM)
Exam NameCommon Admission Test (CAT)
CategoryNational Level Entrance Exam for MBA
Official Websiteiimcat.ac.in

CAT Syllabus 2020 :

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Sentence completion
  • Grammar
  • Syllogisms
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Para Completion and inference
  • Contextual usage
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Analogies
  • Sentence correction
  • Verbal Logic
  • Different usage of same word
  • Idioms
  • Parajumbles
  • Antonyms
  • One word substitution

Verbal Ability (VA): Key Points

  • Number of questions asked range from 7-11
  • Sectional weightage of this section is 7-11 percent
  • The type of questions are all non-MCQs, which means the candidates have to type in the answer (TITA)
  • There is no negative marking in VA since the questions are the non-MCQ type
  • Types of questions range from para-jumbles, out of context sentence in a para, error correction in a para, vocabulary usage and sentence completion to analogies and critical reasoning

Reading Comprehension (RC): Key Points

  • Number of questions asked range from 24-28
  • Sectional weightage of this section is 24-28 percent
  • The type of questions are all MCQs, hence there is a negative marking of -1
  • RC section of CAT has a mix of RC passages, on an average 4-3 long passages and 2-3 short passages
  • According to the trend of the last three years, long passages are of 900 word and short passages are of 600 words
  • Topics of these RCs range from science, history, politics, environment, society to literature, mythology and abstract topics

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

  • Blood Relations
  • Series
  • Proposition
  • Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Assumptions
  • Puzzles
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Statements
  • Data Arrangement
  • Family Tree
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Sets & Caselets
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Structures
  • Tables& Pie Charts
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Bars & Line Graphs

Logical Reasoning (LR): Key Points

  • Number of questions asked in LR is 16
  • Sectional weightage of this section is 16 per cent
  • LR contains both MCQ and non-MCQ type questions
  • Number of MCQs and non-MCQs may vary
  • There is negative marking for MCQs
  • There is no negative marking for non-MCQs

Data Interpretation (DI): Key Points

  • Number of questions asked in DI is16
  • Sectional weightage of this section is 16 per cent
  • DI contains both MCQ and non-MCQ type questions
  • Number of MCQs and non-MCQs may vary
  • There is negative marking for MCQs
  • There is no negative marking for non-MCQs

Quantitative Ability

  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Surds and Indices
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Number System
  • Geometric Progression
  • Inequalities
  • Work and Time
  • Percentages
  • Logarithms

Quantitative Aptitude (QA): Key Points

  • Number of questions asked in QA is 34
  • Sectional weightage of this section is 34 per cent
  • LR contains both MCQ and non-MCQ type questions
  • Number of MCQs and non-MCQs vary every year.
  • Past trends suggest the number of MCQs in QA section range from 24-27 and non-MCQs range from 7-10
  • There is negative marking for MCQs
  • There is no negative marking for non-MCQs

Common Admission Test Exam Pattern 2020 :

Section NameNo. of QuestionsAllotted Time
Quantitative Ability (QA)3460 minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)3260 minutes
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)3460 minutes
Total100180 minutes

Important Dates

S. NoEventDate
1Issue of CAT 2020 notificationLast week of July 2020
2Start date for filling CAT 2020 application form1st week of August , 2020
3Last date to register for CAT 20203rd week of September 2020
4Start and end date to make corrections in CAT registration formLast week of September 2020
5Release of CAT Mock Test 20203rd week of October , 2020
6Availability of CAT admit card 2020Last week of October 2020
7Issue of CAT 2020 guidelines2nd week of November 2020
8CAT 2020Last week of November 2020
9Release of CAT 2020 response sheet and question paperLast week of November 2020
10Start and end date to challenge the CAT Answer Key 20201st week of December 2020
11Release of Final Answer key of CAT 2020First-Second week of December
12Announcement of CAT Result 20201st week of January 2020
13CAT 2020 Selection ProcessApril- June 2020

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of CAT 2020 Exam is fixed marks for subject wise, in below we have mentioned the no of questions for section wise, based on the latest announcement we mentioned these details here. There is no accurate details, candidates also need to check the actual information through official website. Based on these marking scheme, the question paper are issue for all applied candidates and seek the score under the official prescribed circumstance. Kindly Check the complete CAT 2020 Exam Marking Scheme for Subject Wise, Section Wise, Marks Wise, Topics wise in below page.

Geometry & Mensuration have 7-8 Questions.
Algebra have 6-7 Questions.
Arithmetic Questions have 10-12 Questions.
Number System have 4-5 Questions.
Others have 2-3 Questions.

CAT Preparation Books & Study Materials : 

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Name of the BookName of the Author
CAT Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningGautam Puri
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K. Sinha
Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyAnanta Ashisha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATArun Sharma

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Name of the BookName of the Author
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market PaperbackWilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CATSharma and Upadhyay
PSC for VA for CATNishit Sinha
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Name of the BookName of the Author
NCERT Mathematics Books (Class 6 to 10)NCERT
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CATArun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CATSarvesh Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude for CATNishit Sinha

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