What is the syllabus of CAT?

CAT consists of three sections, namely - VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension), LRDI (Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation), QA (Quantitative Aptitude).

  • A syllabus for VARC cannot be defined, but it generally consists of paragraphs from different genres following which, one has to answer a set of 4-5 questions and a verbal ability section where one has to solve para jumbles, find the odd sentence out and summary of a paragraph.

  • For LRDI, there are sets – encoding bar/pie charts, binary logic, seating arrangements, games and tournaments, cube-based problems, and orders and rankings.

  • The syllabus for QA is defined and broadly consists of Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Speed, Time and Distance, Number System, Mensuration, and Modern Math.

All this can sound overwhelming to an individual who reads it for the time, however, in an exam that evaluates an individual’s aptitude, the most important things are consistency and patience. This is extremely important as the preparation phase goes on for months and gets challenging with each passing day.