CAT Exam Preparation Tips: Books, Coaching, Pattern, Syllabus

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CAT Exam Preparation Tips: If you are planning to go for the CAT Exam, but you are confused about how to prepare for the CAT examination? It is also the toughest MBA entrance exam to crack. But you don’t have worry umeacademy.com will help you to make a strategy and also guides you to prepare for the Common Admission Test or CAT.

In India, every year more than two lakh candidates give this MBA entrance test. It is computer-based MBA test to get admission in 20 IIMs and over 1,200 top B-Schools in the India offering MBA, PGDM and PGP programs.

Every year IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) conducts this exam and along with that IIM select the Convener for overseeing all aspects of the test. Convener is that person who overseas and is responsible for managing everything and see and see all the possibilities.

This year, CAT 2022 exam is most probably expected to be held on 27th November, 2022 by any one of the IIMs. The authority will release the official notification by the last week of July, 2022 and registrations will begin in the month of August, 2022.

CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Test is divided into 3 sections that will come in Non-MCQ and MCQ type questions format are given below:-

  • VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)
  • QA (Quantitative Aptitude)
  • DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)

Given below the detailed distribution of CAT exam Sections and questions:-

Sections

VARC, QA and DILR

Duration of exam

Total 120 minutes (40 minutes per section)

Total number of questions

76 Questions

Section-wise number of questions

  • VARC – 26 Questions
  • DILR – 24 Questions
  • QA – 26 Questions

Total marks

228 Marks

Language of question paper

English Language

Type of questions

Non-MCQs and MCQs

Marking Scheme

  • You will get +3 marks for every correct answer
  • 1/3 (-1) marks will deducted for every wrong answer in MCQs
  • There is no negative marking for every wrong non-MCQ answer

Latest Admission Alert

IBMR BUSINESS SCHOOL, GURUGRAM

Applications Open | MBA | PGDM

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India’s Leading Research & Innovation Driven Pvt. University. Application invited for UG | PG 

CAT Exam Syllabus: Important Topics

CAT Sections

Important Topics

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Para-Jumbles, Para Summary, Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Sentence Completion

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Tables, Charts, Graphs, Caselets

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Time and Work, Number System

Best Books suggested for the Preparation of CAT exam

Given below are some of the books that are being suggested for the CAT exam preparation along with the author/publishers name for all three sections:-

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT – Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant
  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback – Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT – Sharma and Upadhyay
  • PSC for VA for CAT – Nishit Sinha
  • High School English Grammar & Composition – Wren & Martin

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  • CAT 2018 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – Gautam Puri
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT – Nishit K. Sinha
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency – Ananta Ashisha
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT – Arun Sharma

 Quantitative Aptitude

  • NCERT Mathematics Books (Class 6 to 10) – NCERT
  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT – Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT – Sarvesh Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations – Abhijit Guha
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT – Nishit Sinha

Best CAT exam coaching

Doing preparation from the Top CAT Coaching institute will be more beneficial to sharpen candidate’s skills and it will also help all the candidates to boost up their preparation without wastage of time.

Top CAT Coaching in Delhi NCR

Coaching Institute Name

Location of Coaching Centers in Delhi

TIME

Connaught Circus, Nirman Vihar, GTB Nagar, Pitam Pura, East of Kailash, Kalu Sarai,  Rajouri Garden, Satya Niketan (South Campus), Sec 7 Dwarka, Shahadara, Jhendewalan, Sec 15 Noida, Sec 62 Noida

Career Launcher

Connaught Place, Dwarka Sec 5, PitamPura, Rajouri Garden, Preet Vihar, SDA College Centre, Kailash Colony, Kingsway Camp, Mohan Estate, KP-II Greater Noida

IMS

Connaught Place, Dwarka Sec 7, Karkardooma, Kailash Colony, GTB Nagar, PitamPura, Najafgarh Road, Satya Niketan (South Campus), Sec 2 Noida, Sec 14 Gurgaon, Sec 16 Faridabad

MBAGURU

Connaught Place Center – 1, Connaught Place Center – 2, North Campus Center, Rajouri Garden Center, Pitampura Center, East Delhi Center

Arun Sharma’s Mindworkzz

Connaught Place – 2 Centers

Tathagat

Connaught Place

How to do registration or apply for CAT Examination

Given below the step by step procedure to apply for the CAT Examination:-

  • Firstly go to the official website of IIM CAT
  • Now go to registration tab and do registration by entering your credentials such as name, DOB, mail ID and phone number
  • After that you will receive an OTP for successful registration on your number or e-mail
  • Now log in the registration details
  • After that you will get your registration form on the screen
  • Fill in the CAT Examination registration form with all the required credentials
  • Along with the form upload all the asked or required scanned documents
  • After that select the CAT exam center for the giving Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)
  • At last pay the CAT Examination registration fee and submit the form.

CAT Registration Fee

  • CAT Registration Fee for General and OBC Category Candidates is 2,000/-
  • CAT Registration Fee for SC, ST and PWD Category Candidates is 1,000/-

How to pay CAT Exam Registration Fee?

You have to pay the CAT Exam Registration Fee via online mode by using any one of the option given below

  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Net banking

 

CAT Exam Centers

CAT examination has been conducted at numerous centers located in 156 cities in India. You can choose at least six CAT exam center preferences for the Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) at the time of registration.

Mumbai

Hamirpur

Port Blair

Nashik

Jammu

Guntur

Satara

Bokaro

Nellore

Palghar

Dhanbad

Vijayawada

Ulhasnagar

Hazaribagh

Kakinada

Shillong

Jamshedpur

Rajahmundry

Aizawl

Ranchi

Visakhapatnam

Kohima

Belagavi (Belgaum)

Kurnool

Balasore

Bengaluru

Tirupathi

Cuttack

Hubballi(Hubli)

Vizianagaram

Sambalpur

Mysuru(Mysore)

Itanagar

Berhampur

Kalaburagi(Gulbarga)

Dibrugarh

Dhenkanal

Shivamogga(Shimoga)

Silchar

Bhubaneswar

Dharwad

Guwahati

Rourkela

Mangaluru(Mangalore)

Tezpur

Puducherry

Udupi

Jorhat

Pathankot

Kannur

Aurangabad-Bihar

Ludhiana

Ernakulam

Darbhanga

Amritsar

Kollam

Arrah

Bhatinda

Kottayam

Muzaffarpur

Patiala

Kozhikode

Bhagalpur

Jalandhar

Thrissur

Patna

Sangrur

Trivandrum

Mohali

Ajmer

Bhopal

Chandigarh

Jaipur

Jabalpur

Bhilai Nagar

Sikar

Ujjain

Bilaspur

Alwar

Gwalior

Raipur

Jodhpur

Sagar

Delhi

Udaipur

Indore

Faridabad

Bikaner

Satna

Gurugram

Kota

Bhopal

Ghaziabad

Madurai

Jabalpur

New Delhi

Chennai

Ujjain

Greater Noida

Salem

Gwalior

Noida

Trichy

Sagar

Meerut

Coimbatore

Indore

Panaji

Vellore

Satna

Ahmedabad

Tirunelveli

Amravati

Mehsana

Hyderabad

Jalgaon

Vadodara

Karimnagar

Nagpur

Anand

Warangal

Pune

Rajkot

Allahabad

Solapur

Gandhinagar

Bareilly

Navi Mumbai

Surat

Kanpur

Ahmednagar

Ambala

Muzaffarnagar

Kolhapur

Hisar

Agra

Nanded

Karnal

Gorakhpur

Raigad

Kurushetra

Lucknow

Thane

Panipat

Varanasi

Vasai

Rohtak

Aligarh

Aurangabad

Shimla

Dehradun

Moradabad

Jhansi

Asansol

Roorkee

Haldwani

Burdwan

Bankura

Durgapur

Kalyani

Hooghly

Kolkata

Siliguri

 

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