July 2, 2020

Common Aptitude Test[CAT]

The Common Aptitude Test ( CAT Exam 2020) is popularly known as CAT. It is a national-level management entrance exam conducted every year by different IIMs. The test guarantees entry into all IIMs i.e., Indian Institute of Management and other top-notch CAT participating management institutes across the country.

 It is one of the most important exams for entry into the leading Management institute across the country. Every year approximately 2.5 lakhs aspirants appear for the test. The application process runs for the common aptitude test from July to August in the following year. The test happens once a year. All applicants must meet a set of eligibility criteria to earn a chance to sit for the exam.

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 Process for CAT Application

 Following are some of the essential application steps for all aspirants to follow also know about cat preparation tips.

Filling of the application form; all the aspirants can apply for CAT exam through online mode only. The first step towards the application process involves the actual filling of the application. An applicant must visit the official advertisement for the detail’s application process.

Essential Docs Submission

This step involves the introduction of required docs. Some of these include Class 10- and 12-marks sheet, graduation Mark sheet and Certificate, DOB certificate, Address proof, and Caste category certificate (if applicable). The essence of the docs is to verify that an applicant meets the academic qualification needed by the exam conducting body.

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Application Fee


It involves the payment of a non-refundable application fee of INR. 1900 for General Category aspirants and INR. 950 for SC/ST/PWD Aspirants. In this step of fee, payment aspirants can pay online using their credit/debit card or online banking as per their convenience.


Syllabus for CAT Exam

The test Conducting body does not release any official syllabus for the CAT exam. However, this exam has been conducting for an extended period of time. The exam mentors from the preparing institutes have analyzed the exam syllabus. The below are some of the critical areas to study.


  1.             Quantitative Ability (QA)


  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Averages
  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Number System
  • Probability
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Progressions
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Functions
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Set Theory


  1.             Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VA)


  • Para jumbles
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Analogies
  • Idioms and phrases
  • One-word Substitutions
  • Error-Spotting


  1.             Data Interpretation (DI)


  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Charts
  • Venn diagram
  • Graphs
  • Direction Test
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Sequences and Series
  • Syllogisms
  • Binary Logic
  • Blood Relations
  • Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Assertion and Reason

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