CAT Syllabus 2021- IIM CAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus for VARC DILR QA Sections

By | August 4, 2021

CAT Syllabus 2021, IIM CAT Exam Pattern & Test Schedule, Candidates may also check Common Admission Test Syllabus for VARC, DILR & QA Sections using below details, Examinees collect latest CAT 2021 Syllabus, Exam Preparation Tips & CAT Admission Process from

Latest CAT 2021 Syllabus Topics wise covered for Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, and Verbal & Reading Comprehension: The  Indian Institutes of Management are conducting the “Common Admission Test 2021” on 28th November 2021.

The CAT Entrance Test will be held or admission to various management programmes of IIMs. Lots of candidates participate in this entrance exam. Therefore to crack the test and get good all India rank, candidates need to better preparation.

In this way, we are introducing here about the latest CAT 2020 study materials which will help the candidates for good preparation. First contenders download CAT Syllabus 2020 & Exam pattern in PDF format. You must solve previous year CAT Papers, purchases CAT Best Books and join online mock test to improve your performance.

IIM CAT Syllabus 2020- CAT Topics wise syllabus for VARC, DI&LR, QA Sections:

The CAT 2021 will be held on 28th November 2021 in two sessions. The CAT Entrance Exam will be organized in test centers spread across 147 cities. There will three sections in which questions will be asked such as Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). We advised aspirants that they must cover all sections before commencing the exam.

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They can join online test series, mock Test and solve CAT previous year questions papers and try to solve paper in 3 hours. Using this method, applicants can solve paper in given time and improve performance /speed. You must divide each section in 1 hour and try to solve complete section in this time period.

 CAT 2021 Syllabus Details:

Organization NameIndian Institutes of Management
Exam NameCommon Admission Test
Type of TestNational level Entrance Test
Course offeredManagement Programmes
CAT Exam Dates28th November 2021
Number of Test CentreApproximately 147 Cities across India
Admission Process
Phase-IWritten Test
Phase-IIAIR (All India Rank) Merit

CAT Exam Pattern 2021- Section Wise Marking Scheme:

We are giving in brief details of CAT Exam Syllabus and pattern in this article. The CAT question paper will carry 100 questions of objective type multiple choices. These questions divided into three sections like Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 34, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)- 32 and Quantitative Ability (QA)- 34.

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All the sections carry both multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Non-MCQs (Subjective Questions). 3 marks allotted for each correct answer and 1 mark deducted for an incorrect answer. The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:

  • Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Section III: Quantitative Ability
Section NameQuestionsMarksTime
Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)3434*31 Hour (60 Minutes)
Date interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI&LR)3232*31 Hour (60 Minutes)
Quantitative Ability3434*31 Hour (60 Minutes)
Total100 Questions300 Marks3 hours (180 Minutes)

IIM CAT Exam Syllabus 2021 Section Wise:

CAT Syllabus 2021 for DILR section in CAT 2021 is divided into two parts i.e. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. The 1st part of CAT 2021 syllabus covers questions based on Data Interpretation (DI) and the 2nd part of the CAT 2021 exam syllabus on DILR is based on questions on different topics on Logical Reasoning.

VARC section in CAT 2021 is divided into 2 parts. The 1st part of CAT 2021 syllabus covers questions based on Reading Comprehension passages and the 2nd part of the CAT 2021 exam syllabus on VARC is based on questions on different topics on Verbal Ability.

Section-I: Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Reading Comprehension- The reading comprehension passages are generally of medium length, carrying 250 to 500 words. Question types can be either direct or inferential.

English Language:

  • Fact Inference
  • Judgment
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar
  • Para Completion
  • Para Jumble
  • Sentence Correction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
  • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based), etc.

CAT DILR Syllabus 2021

In this section, you can check the syllabus for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR).

Data Interpretation-

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

Logical Reasoning-

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

CAT Exam Syllabus for Quantitative Ability (QA):

Major Topics-

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

Sub-Topics- Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Average, Angles and triangles, Sphere’s rectangles, Cubes and cone, BODMAS, Clocks, Geometric progression and Geometric mean, HCF and LCM, Harmonic mean, Instalment and payments, Lines, Median and Mode, Percentage, Partnership, Profit and loss, Ratio and proportion, Partnership, Pipe and cisterns, Speed and distance, Work & time etc.

CAT Exam Syllabus for VARC DLRC QA

CAT 2021 Admission Process:

Each IIM shortlists aspirants for the second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include a written ability test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT 2021 exam is an important component in the admission process. 

IIMs may additionally use other factors like the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the CAT Admission process 2021.

We have given full and useful information regarding CAT Syllabus 2021 in this article. We hope that you all will easily download CAT Entrance Exam Syllabus & Test pattern using the above links.

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