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# CAT 2023 Syllabus: Section-Wise Topics, Important Books, Tips

Updated On - November 14 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

CAT 2023 Syllabus will be published by the conducting authority on its official website. It is a national level entrance exam conducted by IIMs. This offers admission to MBA/PGP and FPM programs. The entrance Exam question paper consists of mainly three sections, which are Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitive Aptitude, Data Interpretations, and Logical Reasoning. Candidates who are interested to be a part of the IIMs are required to clear the Common Admission Test for the year 2023, the exam date for the same will be notified soon. Candidates must read the given below article regarding CAT 2023 syllabus for better preparation.

CAT 2023 is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2023.

## CAT 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus has been released by IIMs. Candidates can check the CAT 2023 syllabus in the given below points:-

CAT 2023 Exam Syallbus
SectionsImportant Topics
Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionSentence Corrections, Facts-Inferences-Judgements, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Jumbled passage, Summary Questions,  Syllogisms, Analogies, Meaning Usage Match, Antonyms, and Synonyms, Fill in the blanks
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningFamily Tree, Statement Conclusions, Strong Arguments, and Weak Arguments, Puzzles, The course of Action, Arrangement, Pie Chart, Calendars, Series, Blood Relations, Arrangements, Visual Reasoning, Coding & Decoding, Column Graphs, Multi-dimensional, Numeric Grid, Graphs representing Area, Critical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Linear and Matrix Arrangements
Quantitative Ability

Arithmetic, Permutation and Combination, Algebra, Mensuration, Time and work, LCM & HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Trigonometry, Probability, Averages, Harmonic Mean, Instalments & Payments, Profit and Loss, BODMAS, Geometric Progression, Partnership, Percentage, Mean, Median, Modes, Number systems, Lines, Pipes, and Cisterns, Geometry, Cubes and Cones, Arithmetic  Progression, Quadratic and linear equations, Angles and Triangles, Clocks, Higher Maths, Arithmetic Mean

## CAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the exam pattern below for CAT 2023:-

• Examination Mode: Computer-Based Online Test
• Type of Questions: Type in the Answer Questions(TITA) and Multiple Choice Questions
• Total Number of Questions: 100 questions
• Marks for every correct answer: Allot +3 marks
• Marks for every wrong answer: Deduct 1 marks

### Section-Wise Distributions of Questions:

 Section Name Total Number of Question Total Number of TITA Total Number of MCQs VARC 26 questions 8 18 MCQs DILR 24 questions 6 18 MCQs QA 26 questions 18 18 MCQs TOTAL 100 questions 22 54 MCQs

## CAT 2023 Important Books

Candidates can check important books in order to prepare well for CAT 2023:-

Author NameBooks Name
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi UpadhyayHow to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Captain AK KaliaWiley’s ExamXpert Verbal Ability and
Reading Comprehension for CAT 2019
Trishna Knowledge SystemsVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
Arun SharmaHow to Prepare for Data Interpretations for CAT
Arun SharmaHow to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT
K. Sinha NishitVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
Arun SharmaHow to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
R S AggarwalQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Nishit K. SinhaQuantitative Aptitude for the CAT

## CAT 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check some tips for preparation for CAT 2023:

• Candidates advised starting reading 2-3 reputed newspapers.
• Make a proper timetable for every section and prepare accordingly.
• Make Notes and Revise each and every concept.

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