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Can anyone tell me the cat syllabus for the cat exam?


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    krishnankutty
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    krishnan kuttyThu, 28 Jan 2010 07:05:57 -0000

    There is no fix criteria for cat exam.There are five sections in cat exam same as like in mat exam and the cat syllabus is almost same as like in any other entrance exam.The only difference is that cat exam is difficult as compared to mat exam.For more info please visit their official website

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    vittal_mtpWed, 16 Jun 2010 14:07:42 -0000

    hi krishna… This is Vittal i am studying b.tech n i want to study m.b.a in iims for that i have to write the cat exam… but i dont no how to prepare for that exam… even i dont no wat the syllabus we have to prepare for the exam also… if u dont mind can u help me… n can u fwd me the previous papers of cat exam plzzzz

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    Ashutosh KumarSat, 20 Mar 2010 05:10:33 -0000

    QUANTITATIVE:
    Arithmetic-
    Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Clocks, Calendar,

    Algebra-
    In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, functions, Logarithm Geometry, Mensuration and solid Geometry

    Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc),Mensuration, Co-ordinate geometry.

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    Other Mathematical Topics:
    Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Probability, Permutations & Combinations,Ã' Binomial Expansion, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, etc.

    DATA INTERPRETATION:
    Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.

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    REASONING:
    Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.

    .
    ENGLISH:
    Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc.

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    wanna get cat
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    wanna get catMon, 02 Aug 2010 13:57:31 -0000

    hmmm how can i get online coaching for it?

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    rinkumoradabadMon, 29 Mar 2010 12:08:01 -0000

    I want to know the recent date for cat entrance examination form

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    Charu MalikFri, 03 Sep 2010 09:56:34 -0000

    Hi,

    To know all about the dates and application procedure for CAT 2010, please Click here and check out our articles on CAT 2010

    Good Luck!

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    pavanahaTue, 26 Jul 2011 04:45:59 -0000

    hi…i want to know about cat and which books shall i refer and next when can i write cat exam

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    sundaramtamilTue, 30 Mar 2010 12:27:58 -0000

    how to clear the cat exams easily, and what are the ways to study the cat syllabus oriented books. Which book is better to refer for the cat exams.

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    sree_gundamSat, 10 Apr 2010 10:21:05 -0000

    which books are better to refer for the cat exam?????
    what is the eligibility for the exam?
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    details about syllabus oriented books and marks?
    ??

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    Wed, 12 May 2010 05:45:24 -0000

    details about syllabus of cat exam ?

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    Devarshi Sharma
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    Tue, 25 May 2010 07:39:18 -0000

    CAT - The Common Admission Test to the six IIMs is also the entrance test for few other top B-Schools such as SP Jain, MICA, and T A Pai. CAT tests your skills in five broad areas viz.

    1.Verbal ability and reasoning
    2.Reading Comprehension
    3.Quantitative skills
    4.Data Interpretation
    5.Analytical and Logical reasoning
    Verbal Ability & Reasoning
    Verbal ability and reasoning accounts for half of the verbal section
    A typical 50 marks section of verbal comprises Verbal ability and reasoning section and the Reading Comprehension section. Verbal ability accounts for about 25 to 30 marks questions in the verbal section and the reamining 20 to 25 marks questions are Reading comprehension questions.
    In CAT 2004 there were 0.5, 1 and 2 marks questions in the verbal section and in CAT 2005 there were 1 mark and 2 marks questions in the verbal section. CAT 2006 and CAT 2007 had 25 questions in the Verbal Ability section with each question carrying 4 marks. Of these 12 to 15 questions were Reading Comprehension question and the remaining questions were Verbal Reasoning questions.
    The questions that typically appear in the verbal section can be classified in one of the following types
    1.Vocabulary Based
    Questions based on testing one’s vocabulary could be plain vanilla “synonym - antonym” questions as it appeared in CAT 2001, CAT 2002. Alternatively, the questions on vocabulary may appear as fill in the blank with the appropriate word as it appeared in the 0.5 marks section of CAT 2004 or as part of the 2 marks section in CAT 2005.
    There have been interesting variations to this question as in CAT 2001 and CAT 2002 where a simple word was given. Four alternate usages for the word was given and four different shades of meaning for the word was given. One had to match the usage with the appropriate meaning. A sample of such a question is given if you follow the link at the bottom of the page.
    However, please note that the emphasis on vocabulary has been on the decline and the need to memorize meanings of words such as “pleonasm” or “pterodactyl” is not essential to crack such questions in CAT.
    2.English Usage / Grammar
    Sentence correction or Grammar based questions appear in different flavours in the CAT verbal section. It could be questions where you are asked to spot the section of a sentence that is gramatically incorrect or it could be questions where a part of a sentence in underlined and you are provided with four or five alternative choices. You have to select the choice that0 corrects the error in the underlined part.
    More recently in CAT 2005, questions on grammar appeared with a twist. A set of 4 sentences were given and you had to find out how many out of the 4 sentences were gramatically correct.
    A good understanding of the basics of English grammar coupled with adequate exercises on the different types of common errors that appear in CAT will help you sail through these kinds of questions.
    3.Verbal Reasoning
    These questions could take multiple forms. The most common one is that of rearranging sentences of a paragraph. It could also include paraphrasing what has been said in a paragraph. In some CAT papers questions similar to the ones that appear in the Critical Reasoning section of GMAT have been tested.
    CAT 2006 witnessed the comeback of Fact Inference Judgement questions. These questions which were a standard feature in CAT in the early 90s made a comeback in 2006. You will be given 3 or 4 sentences and will be asked to select which of the statements is a fact, which a judgement and which an inference.
    CAT Reading Comprehension
    Reading Comprehension accounts for a third to a half of the verbal section in CAT
    A typical 100 marks section of verbal comprises Verbal ability and reasoning section and the Reading Comprehension section. Verbal ability accounts for about 40 to 60 marks questions in the verbal section and the reamining 60 to 40 marks questions are Reading comprehension questions. In CAT 2006, 15 out of the 25 questions in the verbal section were reading comprehension questions (i.e., 60 out of 100 marks). In CAT 2007, 12 out of the 25 questions in the verbal section were reading comprehension questions (i.e., 48 out of 100 marks).

    Reading Comprehension questions come in groups of four to eight questions, and are based on reading passages that range from 250 to 750 words in length.

    CRACKING THE SYSTEM
    To be able to perform well in these types of questions you need to:

    1.read quickly in a way that will allow you to understand the main idea of the passage
    2.eliminate answer choices that could not possibly be correct
    3.take advantage of outside knowledge
    4.take advantage of inside information (the answer that is generally correct in exams like CAT), and
    5.find answers in some cases without reading the passage.
    BASIC PASSAGE TYPES
    Passages that you will find in the CAT exam can be broadly classified into one of the following types.

    1.The social science passage
    This usually concerns a social or historical issue. You might see a passage about world population control or the history of the rise to power of a clan in medieval India.
    2.The science passage
    This might describe a scientific phenomenon, such as aviation, super conductivity or plate tectonics.
    3.The business passage
    This usually discusses a business-related topic. For example, you might see a passage about the privatization of state-owned industries, pricing of options and futures or the causes of inflation.
    4.The entertainment passage
    This usually discusses a topic related to entertainment, sports, leisure. The passage could be on a topic such as the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the reason for the success of a Hollywood or Bollywood movie.
    The Quant (Math) section in CAT usually accounts for a third of the questions in CAT. For instance, in CAT 2006 the quant section had 100 marks worth questions out of the total of 300 marks worth questions. More often than not students who take CAT find the quant section as the toughest one. Albeit, CAT 2006 was an exception

    CAT Quantitative Ability (Quant / Math)
    Broadly categorized as Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry CAT typically tests a student’s quantitative ability from over 25 topics. These topics that appear in CAT are of high school level. Click on the links that follow each topic for details of what is covered in Ascent’s Quant Refresher books on these topic and for accesing an archive of sample questions from these topics.

    I.Arithmetic
    1.Number Systems and Number Theory
    2.Percentages
    3.Profit and Loss
    4.Interest
    5.Speed, Time and Distance
    6.Pipes and Cisterns
    7.Races
    8.Averages
    9.Ratio, Proportion
    10.Mixtures and Alligations
    II.Algebra
    1.Linear and Quadratic Equation
    2.Logarithm
    3.Progressions - AP, GP, HP
    4.Binomial Theorem
    5.Inequalities
    6.Permutation & Combination
    7.Probability
    8.Function
    9.Set Theory
    III.Geometry
    1.Geometry
    2.Co ordinate Geometry
    3.Trigonometry
    4.Mensuration
    Data Interpretation (DI) Section
    Data Interpretation accounted for 50 marks questions in the Common Admissions Tests (CAT) since CAT 2001. CAT 2005 had 30 questions in this section. 10 of the 30 questions were 1 mark questions and the remaining 20 were 2 marks questions. CAT 2006 and CAT 2007, each had 25 questions in this section. Each qeustion carried 4 marks

    Data Intrepretation section can be broadly classified as comprising two types of questions.

    Data Interpretation (DI)
    In these questions data is presented either in the form of a table or a bar chart or a pie chart or a line graph or as a combination of one of these formats. Following each of these data presentations, there will be 4 to 6 questions. You are expected to answer the questions by interpreting the data given in the table or graph. Here is a sample data interpretation question.

    Data Sufficiency (DS)
    Every Data Sufficiency problem consists of a question followed by two statements. You have to decide NOT WHAT THE ANSWER IS, BUT WHETHER THE QUESTION CAN BE ANSWERED based on the information given in the two statements.

    CAT exams till 2004 had DS questions either as part of the quant section or as part of the DI section. CAT 2005 and CAT 2006 did not have any DS questions at all. But it staged a comeback in CAT 2007. Hence, one cannot rule out such questions in future CAT exams.

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    mounika jSun, 20 Jun 2010 06:16:45 -0000

    iwant the future of cat

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    Dipika JainTue, 13 Jul 2010 09:34:11 -0000

    Hello,

    I am presuming you want to know the future afte taking CAT.

    Even though most of the students are aware of CAT exams, there are few candidates who do not know the importance of writing these exams. If you are one amongst them, this is the right time for you to gain some knowledge about it. CAT, which is also known as Common admission test, is basically a national level entrance test. These tests are conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) for the management courses. Most of the top colleges that provide admission for the MBA students look for the marks scored in CAT as well as MAT exams

    If you are planning to write a CAT exam, you should know about the four different sections, which are known as Problem Solving, Verbal ability, Reading Comprehension, and data interpretation. CAT exams also contain time duration with multiple-choice questions. However, the exam is for two and half hours. These exams are not as easy as your think, because for each wrong answer you make, there will be a negative mark

    If you have bachelor’s degree with a minimum of fifty percent marks, you are eligible to appear for the CAT or MAT exams. In case, if a person belongs to the Schedule tribe (ST) or Schedule caste (SC) category, he or she can appear for the exams even with forty five percent marks.

    There are also many tuition centers as well as classes, that provide coaching for the students who are getting prepared for the CAT or MAT exams. Therefore, if you are planning to do MBA Noida or MBA Delhi, it is quite imperative to consider the above-mentioned tips in your mind. You can also take the assistance of the websites, which are proving information on Part time MBA Noida and Executive MBA Noida

    You can find more relevant information on the following link :

    More about CAT

    Good luck!

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    VivekTue, 20 Jul 2010 06:18:10 -0000

    If you are preparing for CAT 2010, then check CAT syllabus, cat sample papers on CAT community home page in Learnhub

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    dharmendradaveTue, 27 Jul 2010 04:07:04 -0000

    hi i preparing mpmat i asking you cat mat syllabus is same .best coching of mp in MBA

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    Pankaj MeenaMon, 16 Aug 2010 18:58:06 -0000

    i want cat syllabus for MBA . and best books for cat exam.

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    soumya haitTue, 31 Aug 2010 05:36:33 -0000

    i want cat syllabus for MBA . and best book for cat exam. and more information of cat .

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    Charu MalikFri, 03 Sep 2010 09:52:33 -0000

    Hello Soumya,

    If you are planning to write a CAT exam, you should know about the four different sections, which are known as Problem Solving, Verbal ability, Reading Comprehension, and data interpretation. CAT exams also contain time duration with multiple-choice questions. However, the exam is for two and half hours. These exams are not as easy as your think, because for each wrong answer you make, there will be a negative marking.

    CAT is an aptitude test. There is no set or defined syllabus for the exam. But yes, it covers most of the topics such as:

    QUANTITATIVE:
    Arithmetic-
    Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Clocks, Calendar,

    Algebra-
    In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, functions, Logarithm Geometry, Mensuration and solid Geometry

    Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc),Mensuration, Co-ordinate geometry.

    .
    Other Mathematical Topics:
    Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Probability, Permutations & Combinations,Ã' Binomial Expansion, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, etc.

    DATA INTERPRETATION:
    Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.

    .
    REASONING:
    Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.

    .
    ENGLISH:
    Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc.

    CAT has been rated as the most difficult MBA entrance test in the world by the Economist Intelligence 2009 Survey Over the year many other institutes also accept this CAT score for their admission processes.Actually there is growing momentum to make CAT as a single entrance exam for all business schools in India.Also effort is undergoing to get world accreditation for CAT.

    All the Best!

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    saumil shrivastavaThu, 07 Oct 2010 04:31:33 -0000

    Thanks Charu for useful information on CAT Syllabus for CAT 2010!

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    sonamkhanFri, 11 Feb 2011 05:45:36 -0000

    hi i am sonam khan and i have done my ba and i want to do mba so i want to ask how to preparatoin for mba entrance exam my english is no very strong english should b better for mba

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    A DASWed, 27 Jul 2011 15:47:47 -0000

    I WANT TO KNOW, TO CAT EXAM MODEL QUESTION PAPER.PLZ KNOWN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.THANK U

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    vbommyTue, 30 Aug 2011 09:00:58 -0000

    hi i want to knw abt wat r the xams to be written for mba xams.which one wil be easier to xam to prepare for this mba xam.wat r the procedures to b guided for this xam & wat r the qualifications to write this xam? can u share this infm to me?

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    khilendra pratap chauhanSat, 15 Oct 2011 02:46:20 -0000

    i want cat syllabus for MBA . and best book for cat exam. and more information of cat exam and i want know the cat feature……..

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    sriram538Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:11:02 -0000

    hi,this is sriram i persued my b.tech and wrking for an mnc from past 3 months.Iam 2011 passout.i want to do mba.the thing tat i want to ask you is which is better to take either cat or mat or something else….iam in dilema wat to do now.so please do reply to me……………

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    MD.JAMSHED KHANSat, 21 Jan 2012 18:56:09 -0000

    hi, i am jamshed khan. i have done bba. I want to preparation of cat exam but, i don't know how to preparation of cat exam and i have no also syllabus of cat. So Please guide me

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    jas_leenSun, 29 Jan 2012 11:17:31 -0000

    hi can u please tell me which books are best to be followed for cat nd mat preparation in case of self studyare mat and cat exams same

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    buzz_bt_2006Sun, 05 Aug 2012 12:45:10 -0000

    hello..im pursuing my BE in BIOTECHNOLOGY ..rt now in 7th sem .. I'm interested to do MBA in pharmaceutical management.. or MBA for the field of food industry.. can any one help me out to know which is d best college for such a course if possible specifically in Bangalore which entrance exam should i write …. please provide me the detail information about this ..

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    msamyWed, 12 Sep 2012 02:42:32 -0000

    i"m prsuring in bsc biotech final sem . & intersted in to take addmision in MBA biotech. can anyone suggestes me the CAT xams is same for me that in other stream & also tell me about syllabus for cat xam of MBA Biotechnology …..any one plz email me on……Mr.chechis07@ymail.com

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    amblueTue, 23 Oct 2012 11:47:54 -0000

    i want to download ,,,books for CAT preparation ,,plzz recomend me some sites for downloading !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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