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Common Admission Test

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The CAT (Common Admission Test) is a computer based test held in India every year by one of the IIM’s based on a policy of rotation. This test scores a person based on quantitative ability, data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning. This test was started by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and they selecting students for their business administration programs using the test.

CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management as an essential for admission to various management programs of IIMs, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and other institutions.

CAT preparation is considered as most crucial stepping stone for an IIM aspirant,where distinct planning and preparation according to the plan is required. Although, IIM’s - who conduct the CAT exam do not release the syllabus for the CAT exam, it is deduced through previous year’s CAT exam pattern and questions. Our panel of experts have predefined the syllabus and structure according to the latest exam and have provided a general guideline for the paper to follow for success in this examination.


CAT Examination Syllabus Structure


Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Number SystemsTablesEnglish Usage or Grammar
Profit, Loss and DiscountCaseletsVocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms)
LCM and HCFBar GraphsFill in the blanks
Speed, Time and DistanceLine ChartsSentence Correction
PercentagesColumn GraphsCloze Passage
Time and WorkVenn DiagramsJumbled Paragraph
Ratio and ProportionCombination of two or moreMeaning-Usage Match
AveragesPie ChartAnalogies or Reverse Analogies
Quadratic Equations & Linear EquationsLogical ReasoningSummary Questions
Complex NumbersCalendarsVerbal Reasoning
Simple and Compound InterestNumber and Letter SeriesFacts-Inferences-Judgments
LogarithmClocksReading Comprehension
Sequences and SeriesVenn Diagrams
ProbabilitySeating Arrangement
Surds and IndicesBinary Logic
Set Theory & FunctionLogical Matching
Permutation and CombinationLogical Sequence
Mixtures and AlligationsSyllogism
TrigonometryLogical Connectives
Coordinate GeometryBlood Relations

CAT 2016 Results are out! IIM's officially released the CAT 2016 results on January 9th, 2017

CAT syllabus do not predefine any specific topic or chapter on which the questions will be asked.One has to have a good fundamental knowledge of all the broad topics given above to be able to swiftly and accurately work out the problems related to respective section topics. Byju’s CAT 2016 Program Structure has been planned and designed by India’s best CAT exam experts,which covers the entire CAT exam pattern planned in three phases of preparation:

Phase 1 - Concept Sessions

Phase 2 - Advanced Workshops

Phase 3 - Pattern Workshops

1. .Basics will be covered2. Learn different techniques to simplify each topic using lateral thinking & common sense 3. Focus on Concepts and not just Problem Solving1. Learn tactics to solve advance level concepts2. Application of uniqueshortcut techniques including Byju's copyrighted URL technique3. Learn the art ofcorrelating topics for solving problems4. Master the tricks of getting maximum scores in minimum time1. Solving of sample & previous year CAT Questions 2. Establishing unique patterns to questions & practising best ways to solve each pattern3. Focus on Test taking strategies & understanding of the intricacies of question types in CAT


All concepts are covered from basic to advanced level.The program is so designed that CAT Syllabus is covered three times ensuring that you are best prepared for the CAT. CAT is an exam where success comes from solving maximum number of questions in minimum possible time. Our CAT Preparation program modules are designed in such a way, that ensures one to solve like this.

CAT 2016 is going to be held in the month of November this year. The applications for the same will be available from August 2016. Prepare with Byju’s and claim your spot at the IIMs with our CAT preparation tips and tricks.

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