Ultimate guide for CAT exam

AAKASH   January 10, 2022

The CAT exam is a stepping stone to IIMS admissions. Every year, it is the most popular exam in India. You should start preparing for the CAT exam as soon as possible. Your preparation will necessitate not only a well-thought-out strategy, but also an effective time management strategy. The more time you spend studying for the CAT, the better your chances of passing.

The following are the most common tips that we all use when studying for exams:
Having a set time for studying
Maintaining a well-organized workspace at your workplace
Taking breaks on a regular basis to refresh
Having a well-thought-out diet plan

CAT Exam:
There is no set syllabus for the CAT tests, according to IIMs. However, the candidate can use their official website to take a practice test and learn more about the examination style.
To be eligible for this MBA Exam, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
1.A minimum of 50% in a Bachelor's degree is required of the candidate.
2.The degree is to be acknowledged by MHRD
3.Candidates with a 50 % or higher in their professional degrees are also eligible to take the CAT Exam.
The CAT Exam has no age restrictions.

Syllabus for CAT:

1.Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
a.Number Systems
b.Profit, Loss and Discount
c.LCM and HCF
d.Speed, Time and Distance
f.Time and Work
g.Ratio and Proportion
i.Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations
j.Complex Numbers
k.Simple and Compound Interest
m.Sequences and Series
p.Surds and Indices
q.Set Theory & Function
r.Permutation and Combination
s.Mixtures and Alligations
u.Coordinate Geometry

2.Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus
c.Bar Graphs
d.Line Charts
e.Column Graphs
f.Venn Diagrams
g.Pie Chart
h.Other Basic Reasoning Questions
j.Number and Letter Series
l.Venn Diagrams
n.Seating Arrangement
o.Binary Logic
p.Logical Matching
q.Logical Sequence
s.Logical Connectives
t.Blood Relations

3.Verbal Reasoning Syllabus
a.English Usage or Grammar
b.Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/Antonyms)
c.Fill in the blanks
d.Sentence Correction
e.Cloze Passage
f.Jumbled Paragraph
g.Meaning-usage Match
h.Analogies or Reverse Analogies
i.Summary Questions
j.Verbal Reasoning
Reading Comprehension

CAT Pattern
The CAT exam's paper pattern has altered several times in the past. For the past two years, the total marks and number of sections have followed the similar trend. IIM Indore announced a big shift last year as a result of COVID-19. There were three slots instead of two to ensure social isolation at all centers.

Books & study material for CAT
Prepare for class 10th and 12th NCERT books to improve your quantitative aptitude.
Read newspapers, magazines, and books to improve your linguistic abilities and reading comprehension.
For Quant
1.Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Sinha.
2.How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma.
3.Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh Kumar.

For Verbal Reasoning Syllabus
1.Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.
2.The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Nishit Sinha.
3.How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension for CAT by Meenakshi Upadhyay and Arun Sharma.

For Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus
1.Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Nishit Sinha (2020).
2.A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal.
3.How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma (2011).
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Each candidate must also solve past year papers to acquire a sense of the exam's format and complexity.

Self-study is a good way to prepare for the CAT.

Acquaint yourself with the CAT exam format and syllabus, and seek out online study materials.

For all IIMs, the CAT selection technique involves the following:
1.Candidates are screened depending on their CAT score.
2.Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI).
3.Final selection after calculating the composite score.
https://iimcat.ac.in/ is the official website of IIMCAT.

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