Before exploring CAT Syllabus, we need to understand the pattern of the paper so that it would be simpler for us to understand the CAT syllabus. As CAT Exam body has not predefined CAT syllabus topic wise, ,our experts have tried to define CAT Syllabus topic wise on the basis of previous years CAT Exams.
The pattern for CAT exam has remained more or less same for the past 3 years – CAT 2015, CAT 2016, and CAT 2017. It is safe to assume that a similar, not exactly the same pattern may continue for CAT 2018 as well. Aspirants must visit the official website before consolidate anything new.
CAT Exam has three sections:
Section 1 – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (34 questions)
Section 2 – Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (32 questions)
Section 3 – Quantitative Aptitude (34 questions)
Now exploring section 1  CAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
According to last few years’ exams, the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section has focused quite on Reading Comprehension. Out of 34, you can expect 20 to 25 questions from the Reading Comprehension. The other 1015 questions would be from the Verbal Ability part.
Reading Comprehension
Different Categories of Passages
Writing Styles
Tone of Writing
Grammar
The Articles – A, An, The 
Parts of Speech in English 
Sentence Construction in English 
Punctuations 
Modifiers 
SubjectVerb Agreement 
Verbs Tenses 
Sentence Correction 
Word Usage 

Verbal Reasoning
Syllogism 
Logical Deduction 
Statements & Assumptions 
Strong & Weak Arguments 
Courses of Action 
Parajumbles (Basic Rules, Extra tips) 
Para Completion 
Sentence Exclusion 
Fact Inference Judgment 

Critical Reasoning
Basic Assumption and inference 
Strengthen and Weaken an Argument 
Summary 
Method of Reasoning and Boldfaced 
Flawed and Paradox 
Parallel, Further Application, Evaluate 
Fallacies and Strong Weak Arguments 



Now exploring section 2  CAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning (LR) and Data Interpretation (DI)
According to previous years CAT Exam Papers and candidates’ feedback, the most focused sections are quant & verbal ability. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI) has become the most exhausting of all sections in the CAT exam over the years.
Coding – Decoding 
Number Series 
Letter Series 
Symbol Series 
Symbol based Logic 
Number & Alphabet Analogies 
Odd one out 
Direction Sense 
Blood Relations / Family Tree 
Inequalities and Conclusions – Coded Inequalities 
Data Sufficiency 
Approximation of Values 



Bar Graphs 
Pie Charts 
Tables 
Binary Logic – True / 
Pan Balance / Spring Balance 
Linear and Circular Seating Arrangements 
Matrix and Grid based Arrangements 
Sequential Output 
Logical Conditions 
Logical Grouping – Questions based on Team Formation 
Critical Path 
Cubes based problems 
Matchstick / Coin picking based problems 
Dice Related Problems 
Order and Ranking 
Quant Based LR Puzzles 




Now exploring section 3  CAT Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
According to experts & previous years CAT paper trend, the Quantitative Aptitude section is well defined and vast. Here our experts have tried to define the structure of the Quantitative Aptitude section.
Here, the Quant part is divided in to 5 supparts:
 Number System
 Algebra
 Arithmetic
 Geometry
 Modern Math
Number System
Given below are some of the topics that one should cover in Number System
Properties of Numbers 
Basics of Numbers 
Properties of Numbers 
Properties of Numbers 
Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple 
Divisibility Rules 
and Divisibility Factors 
Finding Out Last Digit 
Special cases of Factorials  Highest Power in a rightmost non zero digit prime 
Finding Out Last Two Digits 
Number of trailing zeroes 
Finding out Remainders 
Arithmetic is further divided into following topics
Averages 
Mean Median Mode 
Mean Median Mode 
Percentages 
Ratio and Proportion 
Simple and Compound Interest 
Instalments 
Profit and Loss 
Mixtures and Allegation 
Time Speed and Distance 
Time and Work 
Pipes and Cisterns 
Calendars 
Clocks 
Stocks and Shares 
Algebra is further divided into following topics
Basics Algebraic Formulae 
Linear Equations 
Quadratic Equations 
Higher Degree Equations 
Inequalities 
Logarithm 
Functions 



Geometry CAT Syllabus
As far as the topics and syllabus for Geometry is concerned, the list given below would be helpful.
Lines and Angles 
Triangles 
Polygons 
Circles 
Solids / Mensuration 
3D Geometry 
Coordinate Geometry 
Trigonometry 


Disclaimer: Above topics and syllabus are based on research and experts’ feedback. This is indicative and based on previous year exam papers. Candidate must check on CAT Exam official website for more updates. Courtesy:handakafunda.com