CAT 2022: Important formulas and topics to brush up at last-minute

CAT exam 2022 will be conducted on November 27. Check these important CAT formulas and topics to crack CAT entrance with 99+ percentile.


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CAT 2022 Important Topics and FormulasCAT 2022 Important Topics and Formulas

richa.sahay | November 25, 2022 | 11:14 AM IST

NEW DELHI: IIM Bangalore will conduct the CAT exam this Sunday, November 27. The CAT test takers are working hard to ace this exam and reach their dream B-schools. In these last few days of CAT 2022, one of the important tasks that must be considered by the CAT aspirants is to brush up the CAT exam important formulas and topics. These revision sessions will assist them miraculously in achieving their expected CAT score in the upcoming CAT 2022 exam.

In order to appear in the CAT exam 2022, candidates must download the CAT 2022 admit card along with one photo id proof and self-declaration form. It can be downloaded by visiting the official website- CAT 2022.

CAT 2022: Important topics and formulae

Below are the important topics of the CAT exam syllabus based on which the CAT 2022 question paper is likely to be prepared.

CAT exam syllabus: Important topics for QA



Time and Work

Permutation & Combination

Interests (SI, CI)

Profit, loss, and Discounts

Time, Speed, and Distance

Trigonometry, Logarithms, and Sets


Number System, Basic Arithmetic

Geometry & Mensuration


CAT exam syllabus: Important topics for DILR



Blood Relations

Clocks & Calendars


Assumption and Binary Logic

Data Sufficiency

Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams

Graphs Related

Tables and Caselets

Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement


CAT exam syllabus: Important topics for VARC




Sentence Completion and Correction


Word Usage (Vocabulary)

Odd Sentences

Fill in the Blanks

Reading Comprehension Passages


CAT important formulae to ace this exam

Formulae are an integral part of answering the CAT questions paper. The formulas are majorly associated with the section of Quantitative Ability. Here are some formulae which shall be in the mind of candidates to secure good marks in this MBA exam.

CAT exam 2022: Basic mathematical formulae

(a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)

(a – b)² = (a² + b² – 2ab)

(a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)

(a + b)(a – b) = (a² – b²)

(a³ – b³) = (a – b)(a² + ab + b²)

When a + b + c = 0, then a³ + b³ + c³ = 3abc

CAT important formulae for number system

(1² + 2² + 3² + ….. + n²) = n ( n + 1 ) (2n + 1) / 6

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + … + n = n(n + 1)/2

(1³ + 2³ + 3³ + ….. + n³) = (n(n + 1)/ 2)²

Sum of first n odd numbers = n²

Mathematical formulas for profit, loss and discount

Profit % = Profit/(C P)×100

Profit/Gain = (S.P.) – (C.P.)

C P = 100/(100+gain %)×S P

S P = (100+gain % )/100 ×C P

Loss % = Loss/(C.P.)×100

C P = 100/(100-loss %)×S P

Candidates must keep practicing the previous year CAT question papers including the CAT 2021 question paper in these last days. Attempting CAT 2022 mock test will also guide candidates to devise their CAT exam day strategy. The CAT 2022 question paper will have a similar CAT exam pattern to that of the CAT 2021 question paper.

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