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

CAT Syllabus 2020 is discussed here as Section Wise. Get CAT Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Fee, Question Papers, Model Papers details in below page. Start prepare CAT 2020 Exam using the given Syllabus information for all subject wise. Every applied candidate can collect their required details for their Common Admission Test CAT Entrance Exam 2020 Preparation. To cover all the topics and sections wise of CAT Exam, aspirants need to use this page to know the question paper pattern, no of questions, exam duration, total marks at Exam Pattern. Most of important topics are mentioned in below page, candidate need to more concentrate that topics to get qualify and secure more marks in the CAT Written Exam / Online / CBT Examination 2020. Keep visiting freshersexams.com to know the Latest Entrance Exams information based on the official announcement.

CAT Previous Year Question Papers

Organization Name Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Name Of The Exam Common Admission Test (CAT)
Category National Level Entrance Exam for MBA
Official Website iimcat.ac.in

CAT Syllabus 2020

The latest CAT syllabus 2020 PDF is updated here. Check the CAT 2020 syllabus sections from QA, VARC, LRDI & for exam preparation. The CAT Syllabus is divided into three major portions like Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. CAT syllabus will be fixed by IIM. Know all about the latest CAT Syllabus for Common Aptitude Test 2020 and prepare for the test to secure the pass marks. CAT syllabus defined by IIM and it cover the topics like Verbal, RC, DI, LR, QA. Get here an updated CAT Syllabus PDF having the important topics for CAT 2020. Here you can check the CAT 2020 Syllabus and Exam pattern for the academic year of 2020. Here you can check the Course details through CAT Entrance Exam 2020. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test for seek admission in a graduate management program. Here’s the updated Syllabus for IIM CAT (Indian Institutes of Management Common Admission Test) exam for year (2020 – 2021).

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 per cent
  • 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 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 per cent
  • The type of questions are all MCQs, hence there is 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

We have given various details of of CAT Entrance Exam 2020 in below page. Use the given information to know the question papers and attend the exam by yourself. Mostly the CAT 2020 Exam Pattern are given in Multiple Choice Questions – Descriptive Type, so already answers given applicants need to choose the right answers. Just understand the questions and start comparing all the answers, based on the difference the correct answer will predict by the aspirants from their CAT Exam Pattern preparation level. Soon start your preparation from here and end with the selection list from the result announcement. Keep rocking your studies to achieve your aims with your unlimited knowledge.

Section Name No. of Questions Allotted Time
Quantitative Ability (QA) 34 60 minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32 60 minutes
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) 34 60 minutes
Total 100 180 minutes

CAT Eligibility

Candidate should have qualified in Bachelor’s degree program in any stream from a recognized board or university. For general and NC-OBC category candidates, the minimum 50% percentage marks in the bachelor’s degree. Candidates from the reserved categories must attain a minimum aggregate percentage of 45% in the bachelor’s degree. For candidates who are awarded grades or CGPA, the conversion of grades or CGPA will be according to the process certified by the university/ institute. Candidates in the final year of the program or awaiting their results can also apply. If any candidate not having this eligibility criteria, they are not qualified for apply for this entrance exam and the official board also not taken for further selection process if you clear the Exam.

Qualification University Pass Percentage
Engineering Degree – B. Tech/ B.E. Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE 50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)
Bachelor’s Degree from any University Recognized by UGC 50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)
Students who are pursuing the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can also take the examination. Continuing graduation from University Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE or UGC 50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)

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Important Dates

S. No

Event

Date

1

Issue of CAT 2020 notification

Last week of July 2020

2

Start date for filling CAT 2020 application form

First week of August , 2020

3

Last date to register for CAT 2020

Third week of September 2020

4

Start and end date to make corrections in CAT registration form

Last week of September 2020

5

Release of CAT Mock Test 2020

Third week of October , 2020

6

Availability of CAT admit card 2020

Last week of October 2020

7

Issue of CAT 2020 guidelines

Second week of November 2020

8

CAT 2020

Last week of November 2020

9

Release of CAT 2020 response sheet and question paper

Last week of November 2020

10

Start and end date to challenge the CAT Answer Key 2020

First week of December 2020

11

Release of Final Answer key of CAT 2020

First-Second week of December

12

Announcement of CAT Result 2020

First week of January 2020

13

CAT 2020 Selection Process

April- June 2020

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of CAT 2020 Exam is fix some marks for subject wise, in below we have mentioned the no of questions will taken for section wise, based on the latest announcement we mentioned this details here. There is no accurate details, candidates need to check the actual information they have to visit the official website. Based on the marking scheme, the question paper are issue for all applied candidates and seek the score under the official prescribed circumstance. 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 Book

Name of the Author

CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Gautam Puri
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Ananta Ashisha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Sharma and Upadhyay
PSC for VA for CAT Nishit Sinha
High School English Grammar & Composition Wren & Martin 

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
NCERT Mathematics Books (Class 6 to 10) NCERT
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Sarvesh Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Nishit Sinha

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