**Common Admission Test(CAT)**

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The Common Admission Test is a computer based test held in India.

CAT syllabus has been designed to assess the prospective admission-seekers’ suitability for MBA education.

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The test scores a candidate on the bases of **Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.**

###### There are some other topics in **CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus **which you cover.

**CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus**

- Caselets, Tables, Bar Graphs, Column Graphs, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Charts, Combination of two or more types linked to each other
- Games & Tournaments, Number and Letter Series, Calendars; Cubes, Clocks, Venn Diagrams, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement; Syllogism; Logical Matching; Logical Sequence; Logical Connectives; Blood Relations.

**CAT Quantitative Ability Syllabus**

- Number Systems; LCM and HCF; Profit, Loss and Discount; Percentages; Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Simple and Compound Interest ; Ratio and Proportion; Averages; Quadratic Equations; Linear Equations; Complex Numbers; Logarithm; Binomial Theorem; Sequences and Series; Surds and Indices; Inequalities; Probability; Permutation and Combination; Set Theory; Functions; Geometry; Mixtures and Alligations; Trigonometry; Coordinate Geometry; and Mensuration.

**The important topics that have appeared in the last few years are:**

- Critical Reasoning
- Paragraph Completion
- Grammar & Usage (including questions based on common Grammar errors, Confusing Words, & Phrasal Verbs)
- Vocabulary based questions (mainly Fill in the blanks).

There are some other topics in Verbal Ability which you cover. These topics are important from the stand-point of other MBA entrance exams:

- Vocabulary Topics: Synonym-Antonym based questions, Cloze Passage, Analogies or Reverse Analogies, Meaning-Usage Match, Idioms and Phrases, Secondary Shades of Meaning, Usage, Associated words, Antonyms, etc.
- Verbal Reasoning: Fact-Inference-Judgement
- Grammar: Sentence Correction

Remember, Grammar-based questions test the candidate’s capability to mark and correct grammatical errors. CAT generally tests knowledge of high school level grammar and includes areas like use of articles, prepositions, use of modifiers, subject-verb agreement, parallel construction, phrasal verbs, redundancy etc.