## CAT 2018 Syllabus

As per CAT 2018 Mock Test, certain changes in CAT Exam Syllabus have been observed. The following changes are expected to be followed in the actual paper as well:

• Introduction of new response choices viz. Not eligible, cannot be determined, None-of-these etc.
• Reduced number of Non-MCQs in DILR and Quant sections to 19 from 28
• Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- RC to have 70% weight in VARC section, 3 RC passages with 6 questions each and 2 RC passages with 3 questions each. Check CAT Sample Papers
• Increase in the number of response choices to 5 from 4 in QA section.
• Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning- 20 questions from Data Interpretation and 12 questions on Logical Reasoning. Read  Best Books for CAT Preparation 2018
 Quant Syllabus DI and LR Syllabus Verbal Ability Syllabus

### Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for CAT

• This section seems to be the favorite one as over 40% of questions are asked from Quants.
• The QA section in CAT Exam is expected to have to have 29 MCQs and 5 Non-MCQs, as per CAT Mock Test 2018.

The sub-topics for each chapter comprised in CAT 2018 syllabus is given below-

CAT Syllabus for QuantsSub-Topics
ArithmeticNumber System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time & Work, Distances
AlgebraTheory of Equations, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series
GeometryAngles, Lines, Triangles, Circles
MensurationAreas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern
CalculusMaxima and Minima, Function
TrigonometryTrigonometric Ratios, Heights, and Distances

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CAT Quants Syllabus Analysis: From last 2 years trend in CAT Syllabus for Quants indicates that there are 24 to 27 MCQs and 7 to 10 Non-MCQs asked from Quant section of CAT Exam.

#### Preparation Books for CAT Quantitative Ability Segment

Preparing with the right resources in hand can prove to be an asset for those appearing in the CAT 2018. Here we have listed a few books which are vouched for by CAT exam toppers.

 Books for CAT Author Name/Publisher ISBN Number Availability How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Arun Sharma 9352602242 BUY NOW Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMs Sarvesh K. Verma 9311123870 BUY NOW Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha 9332570019 BUY NOW

### Syllabus for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

• As per CAT Mock Test, DILR section is expected to see 28 MCQs and only 4 Non-MCQs.
• This section is sub-divided into 2 section- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

The syllabus for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section is given below:

CAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation
Bar GraphLine Graph
Pie ChartTables
CaseletsCombination of Graphs
Data SufficiencyVenn Diagram

CAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning
Seating ArrangementsBlood Relations
SyllogismPropositions
Data ArrangementPuzzles
AssumptionsStatements
Logical MatchingLogical Connectives

#### Preparation Books for CAT 2018 Exam Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Below we have curated a list of preparation books for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section based on user reviews:

 Books for CAT Author Name/Publisher ISBN Number Availability CAT 2017 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Gautam Puri 9386309475 BUY NOW Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha 933257121X BUY NOW Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Ananta Ashisha 9352039246 BUY NOW How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma 9352602250 BUY NOW

### Syllabus for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

• Generally, 70% of questions come from Reading Comprehension.
• This year, 24 MCQs and 10 Non-MCQs are expected in the paper.
• In CAT 2016, 34 questions were asked in this section.

All important topics under VARC are listed below:

CAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Critical ReasoningGrammar & Usage
Sentence CorrectionWord usage
Fill in the blanksPara Jumble
Para completionFact Inference Decision
AnalogiesIdioms

#### Preparation Books for CAT 2018 Exam Verbal and Reading Comprehension

Here we have prepared a list of some highly advisable books which are excellent for the preparation of Verbal and Reading Comprehension section.

 Books for CAT Exam Author Name/ Publisher ISBN Number Availability How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant 9352602269 BUY NOW 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster 067174349X BUY NOW How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Sharma and Upadhyay 9339222695 BUY NOW PSC for VA for CAT Nishit Sinha 9332570027 BUY NOW

### CAT 2018 Mock Test

IIM Lucknow has recently announced the CAT Mock Test at its official website. It is a handy and helpful tool for aspirants taking CAT 2018. A mock paper helps you understand the format and difficulty level of questions so that you do not get any surprises in the actual paper.

It is recommended to exercise CAT Mock Paper along with CAT Earlier Year Question Papers as much as possible. Given below is the direct link to reach IIM CAT Mock Test 2018.

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