CAT 2017 Syllabus and Pattern for MBA

CAT 2017 Syllabus and Pattern for MBA

IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) is going to conduct a Common Admission Test (CAT) to provide admission in the postgraduate management programs. Through this notification, we are providing some important details and information about CAT 2017 syllabus and Exam pattern for management courses such as Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

About CAT 2017 

CAT 2017 stands for Common Admission Test.This exam is all-India national level computer based test conducted by IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) as entrance exam for admission to management programmes. Based on CAT percentile score, candidates are called for next stage of selection rejection process which usually consists of Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). CAT is multiple-choice based test with penalties for wrong answers. This exam is a very important exam conducted every year to provide admission to the eligible candidates in various postgraduate courses offered by Indian Institutes of Management such as Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Eligible and interested candidates can apply online to fill the application form for Common Admission TestCandidates need to start the preparation early because syllabus is very vast for Common Admission Test.

CAT 2017 MBA Syllabus

The candidates who want to do a Masters Degree by taking admission in Indian Institutes of Management  through CAT 2017, the candidate should qualify in that entrance exam and in this article some important topics are there which will help the student to clear the exam.But before start preparing for Common Admission Test candidates need to know the complete syllabus for this examination. We are here to provide the complete syllabus.

CAT is a test with no predefined syllabus, however past trends suggest that CAT tests in general aptitude including Verbal Ability (English), Quant Ability (Mathematics), Logical Reasoning (LR) and Data Interpretation (DI) skills.

Similar to CAT, there are other admission tests – MAT, XAT, CMAT and SNAP. There are some B-Schools (like IIFT and IRMA) which conduct their own exam. And there are state level entrance tests for admission to colleges in respective states.

Common Admission Test/ CAT 2017 Question paper pattern

  • There will be total 100 questions in the examination.
  • 3 hours will be given to the candidates to solve the complete question paper.
  • Each correct answer will give you one mark.
  • For wrong answers negative marking will be there of 0.25.

Common Admission Test/ CAT 2017 syllabus

There are various areas in which candidates are checked in this examination. Those candidates who perform well get select for the management courses

Quantitative Ability Syllabus

  • Number System
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Time and Work
  • Average
  • Linear Equations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Progressions
  • Surds and Indices
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Inequalities
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Co-ordinate Geometry

Logical Reasoning

  • Tables
  • Bar Graphs
  • Column graphs
  • Line charts
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Coding and decoding
  • Pie Chart
  • Analogies

English Language

  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
  • Sentence Correction
  • Cloze Passage
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Summary Questions
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • primary meanings of words
  • idioms and phrases

Data Interpretation

  • Tabular Graph
  • Pie chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Line graph
  • Bar Chart.

Contact Address of IIM

Indian Institute of Management

Vastrapur,Ahmedabad 380015,

Gujarat INDIA

IIM Helpline

Phone no : +91-79-66323456 / 26308357

Fax: +91-79-26306896

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