What Should You Know About the CAT Examination? 

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Common Admission Test CAT is one of the most admired entrance exams among MBA aspirants because after clearing this exam, candidates can get admission into the top-most B-schools like IIMs. The CAT 2022 will be conducted by one of the IIMs, tentatively on 27 November 2022. Note the below section to get an overview of all the important details for CAT Exam.

Important Dates For CAT 

  • July: Release of the official CAT notification.
  • August: Registration Commencement.
  • September: Registration Deadline.
  • October: Issuance of Admit card.
  • November: CAT Exam Date.
  • December: Release of Answer Key.
  • January: CAT Result Declaration.

CAT Exam Highlights 

Some important details of CAT 2022 are mentioned below:

  • Mode of examination: Computer-based.
  • Registration Mode: online.
  • CAT Exam pattern: MCQs & TITA.
  • The number of questions: 66 questions.
  • Total number of sections: 3
  • CAT Exam Time Slots: 1. 8:30 PM to 10:30 AM, 2. 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 3. 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
  • Sections: Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning (DILR).
  • Medium of Paper: English.
  • Marking Scheme: Correct Answer: +3, Incorrect Answer: -1, There is no negative marking for TITA Questions.
  • CAT Test Centres: centers in +158 cities.
  • Validity of the CAT score: 1 year.
  • CAT Selection Procedure: Non-centralized.

Exam Pattern of CAT 2022

  1. The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section contain 24 questions for a total of 72 marks with a time duration of 40 minutes.
  2. The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning(DILR) section comprise 20 questions for a total of 60 marks with a time limit of 40 minutes.
  3. The Quantitative Ability includes 22 questions of 66 total marks with a time duration of 40 minutes.
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Eligibility for CAT 2022 Examination

  1.  The candidate must have a BA degree with a minimum of 50% marks( 45% for SC/ ST and PWD category).
  2. The recognition of the University by the Central Legislature in India or the State is mandatory.
  3. The weightage of the marks in the paper will be according to the University guidelines.
  4. If a final year student meets the above criteria, then he/ she can also sit for this exam.

What is the Syllabus for CAT Examination? 

The CAT Syllabus or syllabus for CAT examination is mentioned below.

Syllabus for Verbal Ability and Comprehension

  • Paragraph Summary: Many questions are given in this part.
  • Reading comprehension: There are a total of 4 passages and 16 questions related to reading comprehension.
  • Para-jumbles & Misfit Sentences: Frequent questions are asked from this part.

Some other main topics of VARC for the CAT 2022 examination are written below

  • Verbal Reasoning: Fact- Inference judgment.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Grammar & Usage(includes phrasal verbs, grammar errors, confusing words).
  • Vocabulary-based questions.

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning(DILR) Syllabus for CAT 2022 Examination

Some of the major topics from the DILR section are as follows:

  • Number and letter series; logical sequence; Games & Tournament; Blood Relation; Seating Arrangement; Calendar- Clocks, Cubes, Binary logic, Venn diagram; Syllogism.
  • Bar Graphs, Line charts, Caselets, Pie Charts, Venn diagrams, etc.

Quantitative Ability (QA) Syllabus for CAT 2022 Examination

  • Geometry: Mensuration and Coordinate geometry.
  • Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem, Surds and Indices, Linear Equations, Inequalities, Complex Numbers.
  • Number System: Time and Distance, Time and Work, Ratio and proportion, LCM and HCF, Averages, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit, Loss and Discount, Speed, Percentage, and so on.
  • Probability: Mixtures, Permutations, Combinations, Set theory, etc.
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Books for CAT Examination: 

Important Books for VARC CAT 2022 Examination

  1.  PSC for VA for CAT by Nishit Sinha.
  2. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal.
  3. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma/ Meenakshi Upadhyay/ Arihant.

If you see yourself as an MBA graduate, CAT is the best examination to clear. It can land you at various prestigious IIMs in India. Visit the website of BYJU’S Exam Prep and know about CAT Preparation in detail.

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