Quantitative Aptitude is probably the most important section of any competitive exam. Similarly, the CAT exam has a separate section for the quantitative questions. The IIMs conduct the CAT exam on a rotational basis and Quant questions are asked to test the complete capabilities and skills of the MBA aspirants in the CAT exam. In the CAT quantitative aptitude section, 26 questions are included. The CAT quantitative ability syllabus is vast and not predefined. The details of the CAT quantitative aptitude section are discussed below.

## CAT Quantitative Aptitude Details

Total Questions in CAT Quantitative Aptitude Section | 24-26 |

Total Marks in Quantitative Aptitude For CAT Section | 72-78 |

Type of Questions in Quantitative Section | MCQs and TITA (non-MCQ) |

Total MCQs in Quant for CAT Section | 17-18 |

Total Non-MCQs (TITA) in QA Section | 6-7 |

Difficulty in Quantitative Aptitude For CAT Section | Moderate |

Marking Scheme in QA Section For CAT | +3 (For Correct Answer)
-1 (For Incorrect Answer) 0 (For Unmarked Answer) |

CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus is not predefined which is why many candidates find it difficult to prepare for the same. After analyzing CAT previous year papers, candidates can note that CAT Quantitative Aptitude questions are generally asked from repeated concepts every yearSo, candidates are suggested to check the CAT syllabus thoroughly and prepare accordingly.

### What is Quantitative Aptitude?

The quantitative aptitude is the section where numerical questions are asked to test the mathematical skills, accuracy and speed of the candidates. In general, the CAT Quantitative Aptitude questions are related to basic and elementary mathematics. Candidates are required to be completely acquainted with the fundamental concepts. In CAT, the quantitative ability is a separate section and thus, a separate sectional timing is present in which the candidates are required to solve the related questions.

### CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Partnerships | Averages | LCM and HCF |

Percentages | Speed, Time and Distance | Time and Work |

Compound Interest | Simple Interest | Progressions and Series |

Trigonometry | Permutation and Combination | Algebra |

Number Systems | Probability | Mixtures and Alligations |

Ratio, Proportion and Variation | Profit, Loss and Discount | Geometry |

Set Theory & Function | Logarithm & Surds and Indices | Complex Numbers |

Coordinate Geometry | Mensuration | Quadratic and Linear Equations |

It should be noted that the topics mentioned here are not the only topics required for CAT exams. Candidates are suggested to have a strong foundation of broader topics related to the quantitative section. This section is very crucial for the CAT exam since almost 26 questions are asked from this section which involves a wide range of numerical topics.

### Important Articles for Quantitative Aptitude Section in CAT:

As the Quantitative topics are broad, the candidates are expected to be well prepared with topics to be able to solve the related questions in the CAT exam. So, the candidates are suggested to follow the below-mentioned tips to prepare and attempt the numerical questions with ease.

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## Tips to Ace Questions in CAT Quant Section:

**Strengthen the Basics**

As the questions are related to elemental mathematics, the candidates are required to be well acquainted with the basics for effective preparation. Candidates are suggested to cover all the numerical topics to avoid losing any marks in the exam.

**Practice**

Proper Practice is required to solve the numerical questions. CAT Quant questions are sometimes tricky, which is why proper practice can ensure that all the questions in the exam can be attempted and solved.

**Solve Mock Tests and Previous Year Papers**

Solving CAT Mock Tests are very crucial as the test gives the candidates a first-hand experience of the real exam which helps to analyze the preparation level. The previous year papers are very useful to analyze the paper pattern and difficulty level of questions.

With numerous MBA aspirants registering for the CAT exam every year, the competition has increased exponentially. So, the candidates are required to be well-focused and dedicated for the exam. With honest preparation, the questions can be easily solved and admission to the IIMs or any other prestigious B-School becomes easy.

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