CAT Exam 2024: 30+ topics to prepare from syllabus of CAT

MBA aspirants preparing for CAT MBA entrance this year can check out the 30+ important topics of the CAT syllabus 2024 to boost their preparation.


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Alen Tom Shaji | February 26, 2024 | 02:33 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2024 is expected to be held on November 24, 2024. IIM Calcutta is likely to conduct this MBA entrance exam this year. CAT exam 2024 registration is expected to open on August 2, 2024. Candidates who wish to appear for the CAT 2024 exam have 8 months for preparation. They must begin with covering the CAT syllabus, which includes important topics from all the sections. These topics have been picked up based on the previous year exam analysis and question trends.

CAT 2024: Important topics to be covered

CAT exam 2024 comprises mainly 3 sections such as Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA). As per the CAT paper pattern, 40 minutes are allotted to answer each section. CAT question paper 24 is expected to have a total of 66 questions.Candidates can go through the CAT section-wise important topics from the table below and prepare them well to get a 99+ percentile in CAT 2024.

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Section-wise CAT exam 2024 important topics

Syllabus of CAT 2024Section-wise CAT exam 2024 important topics

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Para completion and inference

  • Phrasal Verbs

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Subject-verb agreement

  • Para jumbles

  • Verbal reasoning

  • Foreign language words used in English

  • Sentence completion

  • Different usage of the same word

  • Idioms

  • Grammar

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Antonyms

  • Syllogisms

  • Analogies

  • Sentence correction

  • Jumbled Paragraphs

  • One word substitution

  • Types of clauses

  • Parts of speech

  • Preposition

  • Errors in tenses

  • Phrases modifiers

  • Article usage

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

  • Clocks and Calendars

  • Syllogism

  • Blood Relations

  • Statements

  • Venn Diagram

  • Series

  • Data Arrangement

  • Propositions

  • Data Structure

  • Family Tree

  • Tables

  • Direction Sense

  • Pie Charts

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Binary Logic

  • Seating Arrangements

  • Assumptions

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Bars & Line Graphs

  • Puzzles

  • Seta & Caselets

Quantitative Ability (QA)

  • Logarithms

  • Number System

  • Inequalities

  • Trigonometry

  • Simple interest and compound interest

  • Work and Time

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Surds and Indices

  • Percentages

  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations

  • Time-Speed-Distance

  • Mensuration

  • Probability

  • Partnership (Accounts)

  • Square Root and Cube Root

  • Profit & Loss

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Geometry

  • Mean, mode, median

  • Binomial theorem

  • Geometric Progression

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Quick tips to prepare for CAT exam 2024

Candidates must keep giving CAT mock tests at least twice to identify their strengths and weaknesses before starting their CAT 2024 preparation. Check the best tips for preparing each section of the CAT syllabus 2024 below.

CAT 2024 preparation tips:

  • Focus on vocabulary.

  • Practise the passage of previous year's CAT question papers.

  • Refer to the best books for CAT preparation 2024.

  • Start with the basics.

  • Work out the shortcut techniques.

  • Try to improve the weak topics.

  • Solve mock tests and CAT sample papers.

  • Read magazines and business newspapers.

  • Try to practise with the onscreen calculator for mathematical calculations.

  • Follow time management.

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