CAT Syllabus 2022 – Check Important Topics, Sections and More

CAT Syllabus 2022: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore has released the official notification for the CAT 2022 on its official website: iimcat.ac.in. CAT is required for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes at IIMs and other top business institutions nationwide. 

Registration for CAT 2022 opened on August 3, 2022, and will end on September 14, 2022. The CAT admission card will be made available between September 27 and November 27, 2022,. The CAT 2022 exam will be conducted on November 27, 2022 and will be a computer-based exam. 

The syllabus for CAT is not strictly defined and is very broad. However, the CAT syllabus has majorly 3 sections: Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning; and Section III: Quantitative Ability. The test will last 120 minutes and each section will be given to the candidates for 40 minutes.

This article will further discuss the CAT syllabus in detail. Interested candidates are advised to go through the entire article so as to not miss any important information about the CAT syllabus 2022.

CAT Syllabus 2022 – CAT 2022 Overview

Name of the Exam Common Admission Test 2022 (CAT 2022)
Exam Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)
Academic Session 2022-2023
CAT Registration Start Date August 3, 2022
CAT Registration End Date September 14, 2022
CAT Admit Card Releasing Date September 27, 2022 – November 27, 2022
CAT Exam Date November 27, 2022
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Syllabus Sections
  • Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Section III: Quantitative Ability
Time Allotted to Each Section 40 minutes
Official Website iimcat.ac.in

CAT Syllabus 2022 – Sections

CAT 2022 exam syllabus broadly constitutes three sections, that include:

Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Section III: Quantitative Ability
English grammar Number series Quadratic equations
Jumbled paragraph Venn diagrams Probability
Facts, inferences and judgments Tables Mensuration
Analogies  Caselets Coordinate geometry
Vocabulary usage (synonyms and antonyms) Bar graphs Surds and indices
Cloze passage  Column graphs Trigonometry
Reverse analogies Pie chart Series and sequences 
Reading comprehensions Logical matching Mixtures and alligations
Summary questions Logical connectives Percentages
Verbal reasoning Binary logic Logarithm
Sentence correction Letter series Number systems
Fill in the blanks Blood relations Linear equations
Logical matching Ratio and proportion
Syllogism Permutation and combination
Calendars Inequalities
Line charts Averages
Cubes Speed, time and distance

CAT Syllabus 2022 – Weightage & Number of Questions

Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Jumbles – 3 to 4 questions.
  • Summary – 3 to 4 questions
  • Odd sentences – 1 to 2 questions
  • Sentence correction – 0 to 1 questions
  • Fill in the blanks – 0 to 1 questions
  • Vocabulary usage – 0 to 1 questions
  • Reading comprehension – 0 to 1 questions

Section II: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus

  • Bar Graph and Percentages​​ – 4 questions
  • Gantt chart​ – 4 questions
  • Number reasoning – 4 questions
  • Content creation –  6 questions
  • Bar Graph – Stacked Horizontal​​ – 4 questions
  • Arranging people into countries and categories​​ – 6 questions
  • Rating – 6 questions

Section III: Quantitative Ability

  • Arithmetic – 8 to 9 questions
  • Number system – 1 to 2 questions
  • Algebra – 6 to 7 questions
  • Geometry and Mensuration – 4 to 5 questions
  • Modern maths – 1 to 2 questions

Also Read : CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria – Reservation, Qualification, Documents & More

FAQs

What is the syllabus for CAT 2022?

The three main sections of the CAT 2022 syllabus are Section I, which evaluates verbal ability and reading comprehension, Section II, which evaluates data interpretation and logical thinking, and Section III, which evaluates quantitative ability. Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension is divided into subsections that cover vocabulary usage (synonyms and antonyms), English usage and syntax, and more. Tables, calendars, number series, pie charts, and more are just a few of the subsections included in Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Other than that, geometry, trigonometry, geometry, probability, and other topics are covered in Section III: Quantitative Ability. (Read the entire article to learn the complete syllabus.)

What are the CAT 2022 registration dates?

Registration for CAT 2022 opened on August 3, 2022, and will end on September 14, 2022. The CAT admission card will be made available between September 27 and November 27, 2022. The CAT 2022 exam will be conducted on November 27, 2022 and it will be a computer-based exam.

What are the eligibility criteria for CAT 2022?

An undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 50% or an equivalent CGPA is required for candidates to be eligible for CAT 2022. Candidates from the SC, ST, and PWD categories must earn undergraduate degrees from an accredited university or institution with a minimum GPA of 45%. Candidates who are awaiting results from their final year exams for their various undergraduate programmes may also apply. However, such applicants won't be permitted to enrol in the programme unless they provide a statement from their respective institution's head - confirming that they have fulfilled all prerequisites for an undergraduate degree.

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