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CAT 2018 examination will be held this year in the last week of November. The CAT 2018 Syllabus will include topics that will cover all the three section of the question paper that are Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability. Candidates who will be appearing for CAT 2018 examination this year, must go through the CAT 2018 Syllabus. CAT exam preparation is a long-term process as believed by some experts, thus this page we provide you with the CAT 2018 Syllabus so that you can start early with your CAT 2018 preparations.

CAT 2018 Syllabus

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With the CAT 2018 examination expected to be held in the last week of November, much time is left for preparation. But one must not lay back, as many CAT examinees have said that CAT preparation must be started early to catch up with the whole CAT Exam syllabus thoroughly. Below is the CAT Syllabus 2018:

CAT 2018 Syllabus – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning
Antonyms and Synonyms
Fill in the blanks
Sentence Corrections
Jumbled Passage
Meaning-Usage Match
Summary Questions

CAT 2018 Syllabus – Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Interpretation and Analysis of Data
Text Interpretation
Graphs (line, area)
Charts (column, bar, pie)
Venn Diagram
Binary Logic
Seating arrangement
Blood Relations
Coding & Decoding
Logical sequence
Data structure
Linear and Matrix Arrangements

CAT 2018 Syllabus – Quantitative Ability or Mathematics

Number systems
Permutation combination
Time and work
Profit and Loss
Quadratic and linear equations

You must be able to solve maximum number of questions in minimum amount of time, and hence practice on a daily basis is important. The CAT syllabus 2018 are never predefined, one must have a broad knowledge of the above mentioned topics.

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CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

In the table given below candidate can find properly explained expected exam pattern for CAT 2018

Section Total Number of Questions Number of Non-MCQs Duration Marks
Quantitative Ability 34 7 60 min 102
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 34 10 60 min 102
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 32 08 60 min 96
Total 72 28 180 min 300

CAT 2018 Question Paper Pattern

The CAT 2018 Question Paper will be MCQ based and there may be few direct questions too. The duration to solve the paper will be 180 Minutes. Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

Total Number of Questions: 100

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning: 32
  • Quantitative Ability: 34

CAT 2018 Exam Paper Analysis:

  • The experts and many CAT examinees believe that, most of the candidates face problem in the Virtual Ability and Reading Comrehension section. It is a tough nut to crack according to some.
  • The maximum marks can be achieved in the Quantitative Ability as it has mathematical problems.
  • The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning will require a lot of your concentration and speed.

CAT 2018 Exam Preparation Tips

Practice on a daily basis from the last years’ question papers. Solve the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning within a specific time limit, as per the exam it is 60 Minutes for each section. It will improve your speed.

The Virtual Ability and Reading Comrehension section will require you to rad different genres of literature and get familiar with grammar, sentences and spellings.

For Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, make sure to practise them on a daily basis. You must get familiar with all the shortcut formulas to solve the questions during the examination in appropriate time.

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