CAT Syllabus 2022 (PDF Updated)


CAT Syllabus 2022 is released before exam. The CAT 2022 syllabus contains all the important topics from which questions will be asked in the exam. Even though IIMs do not specify any topics list. However educators have compiled list of most important topics for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability. If you are appearing in Common Admission Test (CAT 2022) then you should download the CAT syllabus pdf here to know these topics. CAT is the national level MBA entrance exam conducted by IIM Bangalore for admission to MBA, PGDM in IIMs, and other B-Schools, MBA colleges in India accepting CAT scores.

CAT Syllabus 2022

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The syllabus of CAT 2022 is as per Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore).

Note – Details of CAT Exam 2022 have not been announced yet. The information on this page is as per the last exam and only for reference purpose.

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Note that IIMs do not specify any syllabus for the CAT exam.

We have provided the following list of topics after analyzing previous year CAT exams. This syllabus is only indicative.

MBA aspirants can refer to this list of topics to prepare for CAT. However, IIMs can ask questions on any topics at their discretion.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Close Passage
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Facts-Inferences-Judgments
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms)

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

  • Bar Graphs
  • Binary Logic
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Caselets
  • Clocks
  • Column Graphs
  • Cubes
  • Line Charts
  • Logical Connectives
  • Logical Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Other Basic Reasoning Questions
  • Pie Chart
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Tables
  • Venn Diagrams

Quantitative Ability

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

CAT Syllabus 2022 – Overview

Aspect of CAT Syllabus 2022 Details
Name of exam CAT
Full form of exam name Common Admission Test
Event of CAT 2022 exam Syllabus
Official Body for exam and CAT 2022 syllabus IIM Bangalore
Full form of organization Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Important Topics in CAT Syllabus 2022 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability
Scope of CAT syllabus National
Exam Type MBA Entrance Exam
Courses for which CAT syllabus is to be studied MBA, PGDM
Official website for CAT syllabus 2022

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Books To Prepare CAT Syllabus 2022

Students should refer to the following to prepare for the Common Admission Test.

Some of the recommended books can be found on amazon by the exam name. However you can also ask your teachers and mentors to suggest you books best suited to you as well.

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Qs. What is the CAT 2022 syllabus?

Ans. The syllabus of Common Admission Test defines the important topics from which questions will be asked in the CAT 2022 question paper.

Qs. Who sets the CAT syllabus?

Ans. The exam conducting body, and/or organization regulating the course admission sets it. The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) is conducting CAT 2022.

Qs. When should I start preparing the syllabus of CAT 2022?

Ans. You should ideally start preparing the Common Admission Test syllabus at least 1 year before hand. However, if you decided today to take the CAT 2022then you should start preparing from today.

Qs. How can I study the CAT exam syllabus without coaching?

Ans. You should read all your qualifying exam study material to prepare the CAT syllabus. In addition you should use CAT 2022 reference books to study tricky portions. Also, practice MCQs from CAT 2022 MCQ books. And finally solve CAT previous year question papers, sample papers, model papers. This way you can prepare the CAT syllabus with self studies!

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