Common Admission Test prominently known as CAT is all-India national level PC based test directed by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to administration programs in IIMs and other presumed organizations of the nation. In view of CAT percentile, hopefuls are called for next phase of determination process which normally comprises of Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). Feline is a different decision question based exam with negative checking for wrong answers.

What is the Syllabus for CAT 2017?

CAT is a test with no predefined syllabus, however past patterns recommend that CAT tests when all is said in done fitness including Verbal Ability (English), Quant Ability (Mathematics), Logical Reasoning (LR) and Data Interpretation (DI) aptitudes.

Like CAT, there are other confirmation tests – MAT, XAT, CMAT and SNAP. There are some B-Schools (like IIFT and IRMA) which direct their own particular exam. Also, there are state level passage tests for admission to schools in separate states.

CAT English/Verbal Ability:Reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, syllogisms, analogies, antonyms and synonyms, Jumbled Paragraph, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, idioms, etc.

CAT Maths/Quant Ability:Number systems, geometry, troigonometry, probability, permutation combination, algebra, mensuration, time and work, averages, percentages, profit and loss, quadratic and linear equations, etc.

CAT Data Interpretation:Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, tables, graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram, etc.

CAT Logical Reasoning:Clocks, calendars, binary logic, seating arrangement, blood relations, logical sequence, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

Examination Pattern for CAT 2017

CAT 2017 will be conducted in two sessions on one day. The exam will be held on 26th November 2017 (Sunday)


Common Admission Test is a 3 hour duration exam; it will have questions in there sections namely (1) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (2) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (3) Quantitative Ability


Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test


Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions and TITA (type in the answer) type questions


Duration of Exam: 3 hours


Note: While in one section, you must attempt questions of only that section


On screen calculator: Will be provided


Official details of CAT 2017 shed some light on exam pattern. It states that there will be MCQs and non-MCQs (type in the answer type) questions. Official CAT 2017 exam pattern is devoid of data on number questions distribution


1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC) – 60 minutes


2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI and LR) – 60 minutes


3. Quantitative Ability (QA) – 60 minutes