The race to get a seat in one of the elite IIM’s continues! All MBA aspirants have started preparing for CAT exam 2014 with an aim to get a seat in one of the elite IIM’s of India.
This article on CAT syllabus 2014 gives you complete information about the topics for each of the four sections which are Quantitative Ability (Mathematics), Data Interpretation (DI), Logical Reasoning (LR) & Verbal Ability (English & Grammar). Also we have listed the most essential cat preparation books for efficient CAT preparation for CAT exam 2014.
Beginning with the syllabus for CAT 2014, this is the Quantitative ability section. Quantitative ability questions tests a person’s knowledge of mathematics. Hence, you need to brush up your quant fundamentals properly and improve your calculations to crack this section of CAT exam with good score. Further you can browse through the topics for Quantitative ability questions.
- Number Systems
- LCM (Lowest common multiple) and HCF (Highest Common Factor)
- Percentage problems
- Profit & Loss & Discount problems
- Simple and Compound Interest problems
- CAT Questions on problems of Time, Velocity , Distance & Work
- CAT Questions on problems of Average
- CAT Questions on problems of Ratios & Proportion
- CAT Questions on problems of Linear Equations & Quadratic Equations
- CAT Questions on problems of Complex Numbers
Further, you can also receive CAT questions on the following topics-
- Progressions like Sequence & Series
- Binomial Theorem
- Surds & Indices
- Permutation & Combination
- Set Theory
- Mixtures & Allegations
- Geometry & Co-ordinate Geometry
- Trigonometry & Mensuration
Syllabus for CAT 2014 | Data Interpretation
The next section in the syllabus for CAT 2014 deals with the Data Interpretation section. This section tests your Data Interpretation skills. CAT questions on Data Interpretation skills judges your ability to interpret the data which is given & answer the CAT questions based on the data. Below listed are the different forms in which data can occur in CAT exam. Based on this data you have to answer the questions.
- Tabular data
- Data in the form of Column Graphs or Bar Graphs
- Data in the form of Line Charts or Pie Charts
- Venn Diagrams & Case lets also were seen to appear in the previous CAT exams.
The data can also occur as a combination of 2 or more types like tables & bar graphs in one question which are related to each other.
CAT Syllabus 2014 | Logical Reasoning
The next section in the CAT syllabus 2014 deals with the Logical Reasoning questions. These questions test your logical abilities. In the CAT exam, Logical Reasoning questions usually emerge in the form of sets. Each set includes 2 to 4 questions.
You will require to make suitable decisions & choose the best answer according to a particular situation. Every set of questions usually consists of multiple conditions. Therefore, you need to follow the hints & solve the questions. Further you can browse through the topics of logical reasoning.
- Number & Letter Series
- Venn Diagrams
- Binary Logic
Further you can also receive logical reasoning questions in the CAT exam on following topics-
- Seating Arrangement problems
- Questions on Logical Sequence
- Questions on Logical Matching
- Questions on Logical Connectives
- Questions regarding Blood Relations
CAT Syllabus 2014 | Verbal Ability
The next section in the CAT syllabus 2014 deals with the Verbal ability questions. Communication is a vital aspect of management. Hence, Verbal ability questions are asked to test the person’s grammar & vocabulary skills & understanding of English language. It tests your ability to understand a given passage & the underlying meaning of words with the correctness of grammar. Further you can browse through the type of questions which you will require to answer in Verbal Ability section.
- Vocabulary questions like synonyms & antonyms
- English Usage & Grammar questions
- Questions based on Correction of Sentence
- Fill in the blank spaces
- Answer the questions based on a passage
- Questions based on Analogies & Reverse Analogies
- Questions based on puzzled Paragraph
- Give the Meaning of the words
- Questions based on Verbal Reasoning
- Derive the Facts & Inferences based on your judgement
- Answer the Questions based on Comprehension