There is no set syllabus for the CAT. Reading comprehension can be on any topic, and it is important to keep up with the times to master it. Reading articles from reputable publications contributes significantly to expanding one’s vocabulary. A larger vocabulary aids comprehension of the passage. There are questions about rearranging sentences and determining the best summary of the passage. In DI LR, questions about arrangement have been popular, but logic-based Data Interpretation is becoming more common. The venn diagram frequently contains questions. In this section, you will also be asked to solve puzzles. Quantitative aptitude questions put an applicant through a slew of mathematical rigors. The vast majority of the questions are from Algebra. Numbers-based questions have gradually lost ground in this section. A maximum of two questions from each topic, such as probability, mensuration, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, speed, time and distance, ratios, profit and loss, and equations, may be found.

CAT or Common admission test is one of the competitive exams in India. Around 2 lakh students appear for the exams in the month of November.

CAT initially was a 3-hour Computer-based test consisting of three sections: Verbal ability & Reading comprehension, Logical reasoning & Data interpretation, and Quantitative analysis with 100 questions in total. The questions are either MCQs or TITA (Type in type).

However, due to the ongoing pandemic, CAT time had been reduced to 2-hours and 76 questions.

The syllabus structure of each section is as follows -

## Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

VARC is section consists of two sub-section - VA and RC. VA part consists of Para jumbles, para-summary, Odd-one-out, etcetera. At the same time, the RC part consists of passages with MCQ questions.

## Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI)

LRDI is a mystery section, and there is no fixed structure to this section. However, Data interpretation is a sub-section consisting of Caselets, Data charts, etcetera.

Logical reasoning mainly consists of mathematical puzzles, sequencing puzzles, and other logic-based puzzles.

## Quantitative Analysis (QA)

QA is one of the most organized sections with a fixed syllabus. The topics that are covered under the QA section are -

- Number systems
- Permutation, combinations, and probability
- Set theory
- Functions
- Time-based topics like - Time work, Time speed distance, etcetera.
- Profit loss and discount
- Interests
- Ratios and proportions
- Geometry
- and some other topics