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CAT 2013 SYLLABUS: CAT 2013 Syllabus is not based on any particular parameter that a candidate has to keep it mind. It basically covers two sections where section 1 includes Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability and Section 2 covers Verbal Ability and logical Reasoning precisely. As per the Indian Indian Of Management (IIM) Authorities Cat 2013 will have no changes in terms of syllabus and will continue to follow the same pattern.

According to the IIMs, authorities the CAT 2013 syllabus will include same concepts and topics that a student had studied in Class VII to Class XII in Mathematics and English. The best and reliable way to prepare for CAT 2013 is by following the NCERT books of mathematics and the basic grammar book of Wren & Martin for English because through this the concepts of the students become clear. In reality,CAT 2013 syllabus revolves around those same old concepts but on a wider scale and the difficulty level increases but the concept remain intact. Therefore, the candidate must carefully and smartly prepare for CAT 2013.

The basic step is to get accustomed with the CAT 2013 syllabus for better preparation for the entrance exam and the candidates must know the topics or the subjects which appear in the CAT exam. Let us have a look of the CAT 2013 syllabus according to the 4 areas, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning that are included in the exam.

CAT 2013 Syllabus of Quantitative Ability

The basic and main syllabus of the Quantitative Ability areas of CAT 2013 is as follows:

  1. Vedic Maths For quick Multiplication and division
  2. squares and cubes of numbers includes square roots, squares of numbers from 31 to 50 and 81 to 100,cube and cube roots.
Number system
  • The concept of GCD , HCF, lcm, geometric progression, arithmetic progression and arithmetic mean, geometric mean , harmonic mean, median & mode,BODMAS and number base system
  • Shortcut for finding the GCD of two numbers n1& n2 divisibility
  • Calculate the number of zeroes in an expression
  • The remainder theorem
  • Using negative remainders
  • Remainder theorem base system.

4. Mixture and Alligations

5. Percentages

  • Base/denominator for percentage calculations
  • Concept of percentage change
  • Calculating percentage values of Percentage rule through additions
  • Percent change effect in the numerator on a ratios value
  • Fraction to percentage conversion table.

6. Profit and Loss


  • Concept of time value of money
  • Simple interests
  • Compound interest
  • Depreciation of value
  • Population
  • Interest usage in Data Interpretation.

8.Ratio, proportion and variation

  • Mathematical uses of ratios
  • Proportion
  • Variation

9.Time and work

  • Alternative approach
  • Worked-out problems

10. Time Speed and Distance

Geometry and mensuration
Part A: geometry
  • Straight lines
  • Polygons
  • Triangles
  • Equilateral triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Types of quadrilaterals
  • Regular hexagon
  • Circles
  • Ellipse
  • Star
Part B: mensuration
12. Coordinate geometry
  • Cartesian coordinate system
13. Functions
  • Even and odd functions
  • Shifting of graphs
  • Combining movements
  • Inequalities
14. Inequalities
  • Properties of inequalities
15. Quadratic equations
16. Logarithms
17. Permutations and combinations
18. Probability
19. Set theory
CAT 2013 Syllabus of Data Interpretation
The Data Interpretation part will include questions on the following topics:
  • Simple Bar Chart
  • Stacked Bar Chart
  • Composite Bar Chart
  • The Use of Bar Chart to Show Deviations
  • Percentage Presentation on a Stacked Bar Chart
3. X-Y Charts
  • The Typical Data shown on an x-y Chart involves a Time Series
4. Pie Charts
The Data Interpretation part of the Section 1 of CAT 2013 will include approximately 10 questions. Considering the past few years trend, the questions are high on calculations and are calculation intensive and the difficulty level is on the other side. The majority of the questions are based on caselets and graphs combination.

CAT 2013 Syllabus for Verbal Ability

The verbal Ability questions will on the following topics:

  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumble
  • Para Completion
  • Fact Inference Judgment
  • Word Usage (Vocabulary)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar and Reading comprehension
  • antonyms and synonyms

Section 2 which includes Verbal Ability as a sub section of CAT 2013 will include 20 questions. The questions will be divided into two portions related to, Reading Comprehension (RC) and English Usage (EU). There will be 3 Reading Comprehension passages followed by 4 to 5 questions each. The length of the RC passages will vary from 250 to 300 words.

CAT 2013 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning will have questions in the CAT 2013 exam. As per the past year trends suggest, the topics will be as follows:

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

NOTE: There is no set defined pattern for CAT 2013 syllabus. The above mentioned topics are based on the basis of the past years trends and analysis. The questions in CAT 2013 are most likely to range among these areas. However, there is always chance for surprise where CAT 2013 syllabus is concerned, so it will be wise to be prepared and select the questions carefully on the final Day and must prepare smartly by keeping always a back hand for the support.

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