#### CAT

• CAT Exam Pattern:

CAT 2018 will be a computer-based exam, judging the candidates across three sections, namely, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR), and Quantitative Ability (QA). The total test duration will be 3 hours, with a total of 100 questions, while each section will have 34, 32, and 34 questions, respectively. There will be 3 Sections in CAT

The Sectional Marks and Time distribution, for CAT 2018 is given in the Table below:

 Section Questions Time Allotted (In Minutes) Maximum Marks Allotted Verbal Ability and Reasoning Comprehension(VARC) 34 60 102 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI) 32 60 96 Quantitative Aptitude 34 60 102 Total 100 180 300

Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each wrong answer.

## CAT Syllabus

Section A: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Topics covered under this section include: Critical Reasoning; Paragraph Forming; Grammar; Vocabulary- Synonyms, Antonyms, Odd Man Out, Analogies; Reading Comprehension; Fill in the Blanks- Sentence Completion; Paragraph Jumbles; Fact, Inference & Judgement; etc.

Section B: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)

Topics covered under this section include: Tables; Graphical Representations; Charts and any diagrammatical Representation- Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Cases, X-Y Charts involving Line Series; Logical Games; Calendars; Cubes; Clocks; Blood Relations; Seating Arrangements; Team Formations; Puzzles; Syllogisms; Logical Deduction; Binary Logic; Venn Diagrams; Set Theory; Statement & Conclusions; Statement & Assumptions; Assertion & Reason; Sequence & Series; Critical Reasoning; etc.

Section C: Quantitative Ability (QA)

This section includes topics like: Geometry; Trigonometry; Probability; Number System- GCD, LCM, Divisibility, Base System, The Remainder Theorem; Permutation & Combination; Speed; Time and Distance; Profit and Loss; Logarithmic Equations; HCF and LCM; Ratio; Quadratic and Linear Equations; Functions; Coordinate Geometry; Algebra; Mensuration; Percentages; Progressions- Arithmetic Progressions, Geometric Progressions, Harmonic Progressions; Complex Numbers; Simple and Compound Interest; etc.