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CAT Syllabus 2017 – 2018 PDF and Subjects/ Topic Wise Weightage

CAT Syllabus 2017 – 2018 PDF is now available on the web. You can grab all details and Topic Wise Weight age through the official website @

CAT Syllabus 2017 – 2018

CAT Syllabus 2017 – 2018 PDF is now available on the web. You can grab all details and Topic Wise Weight age through the official website @ Aspirants who want to apply for CAT 2017 and want to know the information regarding CAT Syllabus 2017 is now at right stop. Here you can grab all required information about CAT Syllabus 2017 and Subjects/ Topic Wise Weight age. You can get all news in this single page.

CAT Syllabus

CAT Syllabus 2017 Topic Wise

Common Admission Test CAT is a national level test which is conducted by Indian Institute of Management to select the students for various Business Administration Programs. This is a computer based test. This test scores a candidate on the bases of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). After the online test, shortlisted candidates will be inviting for Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI) by the organization. Here we are giving the information regarding latest syllabus for CAT 2017 Application form which is as updated as organization release. For more updates about CAT Syllabus 2017, read the official notification carefully on the official web portal of CAT or you can directly download the notification directly through the link which we are providing at the end of this article.

As compared the last years, this year application numbers of CAT is increased by 6%. CAT Syllabus 2017 are here for you with some probable subjects and topics which you aspect in CAT 2017.

Main Feature of CAT Syllabus 2017

CAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability:

Quantitative Ability hints to the mathematics section. The main topics of this section are:

  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Higher Maths
  • Mensuration
  • Modern Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Trigonometry

The sub topics from the above mentioned topics:

  • Arithmetic progression
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Average
  • Angles, triangles, sphere’s rectangles, cubes, cone
  • Clocks
  • Geometric progression
  • Geometric mean
  • HCF and LCM
  • Harmonic mean
  • Installment and payments
  • Lines
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Partnership
  • Pipe and cisterns
  • Speed and distance
  • Work & time

In the Quantitative Ability section there are total number of questions is 34.

CAT syllabus English/Verbal Ability

CAT syllabus for English/ Verbal ability is consists two major parts that are Reading Comprehension and English Usage. English Usage section has question on grammar, vocabulary and etc. Reading Comprehension includes 5 passages as each has 3 to 5 questions. Here are list for topics that is in English Usage section for CAT 2017.

  • Fact Inference Judgment
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar
  • Para Completion
  • Para Jumble
  • Sentence Correction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Word Usage (Vocabulary)

The total numbers of question in this section is 34.

Some Important Links

CAT 2017 Application form Get Details
CAT Cut Off 2017 Get Details
CAT Exam Pattern 2017 Get Details
CAT Previous Paper with Solution Get Details

CAT Syllabus 2017 for Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

CAT Syllabus 2017 asked total 32 questions in Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation section. There are 16 questions for both categories. Most important topics for Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation area is given below.

CAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation

  • Bar Graph
  • Combination of Graphs
  • Caselet
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Tables

CAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

  • Assumptions
  • Blood Relations
  • Binary Logic
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Constraint-based puzzles
  • Data Arrangement
  • Family Tree
  • Matching Puzzles
  • Proposition
  • Statements
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Sets
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

Topic Details

Three sections:

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DA & LR)

Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC)


Total Number of Questions


Quantitative Ability (QA) – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DA & LR) – 32

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) – 34


Sectional Duration 1 hour for each section
Calculator Usage On Screen basic calculator will be provided
Time Duration 180 minutes
Question Types Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Non-MCQs
Marking Scheme

For Non-MCQs,

+3 marks for ‘correct answer’

No marks (or negative marks) for ‘wrong or no attempt’.

The scoring scheme for multiple-choice questions (MCQ’s) is:

+3 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

No marks are given or deducted for un-attempted questions.


Important Links for CAT Syllabus 2017

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