CAT Exam 2024: Registration date, syllabus, how to start preparation

Common Admission Test 2024 will be held for MBA admission to 21 IIMs and 100+ top MBA colleges. Check details on CAT exam 2024 registration date, CAT syllabus and tips to ace this entrance.


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CAT 2024 registration, syllabus, preparation tips (source: freepik)CAT 2024 registration, syllabus, preparation tips (source: freepik)

Alen Tom Shaji | February 16, 2024 | 03:57 PM IST

NEW DELHI: CAT full form is Common Admission Test. CAT exam 2024 will be conducted on November 24, 2024, tentatively. CAT 2024 is likely to be administered by IIM Calcutta. CAT exam 2024 registration date will fall in 1st week of August 2024. The eligibility for CAT exam includes having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks. CAT exam fees last year was Rs. 1200 for SC, ST and PwD candidates and Rs. 2400 for all other candidates. The CAT form fees are expected to remain the same this year also.

CAT is an aptitude test conducted to check out the analytical, logical and critical thinking of MBA aspirants. The CAT syllabus comprises sections such as Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.

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CAT exam syllabus 2024

Check out important topics for CAT exam 2024 preparation from the table below.

CAT exam sections

CAT exam syllabus 2024 topics

Verbal Ability

Para jumbles, Para summary, Odd sentence out, and Inferences, Odd one out, One-word substitution, Syllogism and Analogies, Verbal logic

Reading Comprehension


Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Blood Relations, Syllogism, Directions, Clocks and calendars, Tables, Graphs, Charts, Connectives, Logical Sequence, Matching/ Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Seating Arrangement, Venn Diagrams, Coding-Decoding, Binary Logic, Caselets and Table

Quantitative Aptitude

Geometry, Trigonometry, Averages, Percentages, Number Systems, Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration, Modern Maths, Profit and loss, Simple & Compound Interest

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How to prepare for CAT entrance exam 2024

Preparing for CAT MBA begins with understanding of CAT exam pattern 2024 and covering the CAT exam syllabus 2024. Candidates vying for CAT 2024 must aime to get 99+ percentile in the exam for getting admission at IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, JBIMS, SPJIMR and other top B-schools.

Tips to score 99+ percentile in CAT 2024

Candidates can follow the below tips to crack 99+ percentile in CAT 2024.

  • Follow a proper schedule for CAT preparation in 2024.

  • Practice CAT previous year's question papers.

  • Attend the CAT mock tests.

  • Time management while attending the CAT mock test.

  • Revision

CAT 2024 preparation

CAT preparation 2024 month wise

CAT exam 2024 topics

January 2024 to May 2024

Go through all the topics in the CAT syllabus 2024 sections, such as LR, VARC and QA.

June 2024 to August 2024

Complete the sections such as VA, LR and Data Interpretations.

September 2024 to October 2024

Start revising all the topics of CAT 2024 and try to solve the maximum number of previous year’s CAT question papers.

October 2024 to November 2024

Revise all the concepts and attend the CAT mock test to figure out weak areas and try to improve.

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