CAT 2016 Syllabus PDF IIM Common Admission Test New Exam Pattern

CAT 2016 Syllabus

Hello, aspirants are you preparing for CAT (Common Admission Test) and looking for CAT 2016 Syllabus? if yes then you are reading the right webpage, here we provided you all the information about exam pattern and the syllabus of the examination.

Common Admission Test is one of the most popular entrance tests to take admission in MBA course and fellow programs in management courses in the Indian Institute of Management. On the basis of this test eligible candidates shall be able to take admission in the colleges so it is so important to do serious preparation according to CAT Exam Pattern 2016, all the information is given on this article so read until the end.

Name of the Organization Indian Institute of Management
Type of Declaration CAT 2016 Syllabus
Name of the Examination Common Admission Test
Exam Pattern Status Available

IIM Common Admission Test New Exam Pattern 2016

This examination is a computer based test which is held to take admission in Indian Institute of Management. Questions shall be of multiple choice and some questions also may be direct answer type. This is the time examinations are increased by 10 minutes now the duration of the test will be 180 minutes. Ten percent of each section will be of direct question type.   Exam Pattern for Common Admission Test is given as follow

Name of the subject Number of the Question
Quantitative Aptitude 34
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 32
Verbal Ability 34
Total 100

Common Admission Test (CAT) Syllabus 2016

The competition for the examination is really very tough so it is necessary for the candidates to so smart study according to the syllabus given by the officials, aspirants are advised to visit the official website to be double sure and know all about exam pattern, the syllabus for the examination is given as under.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Number Systems
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Progressions (Sequences & Series)
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Inequalities
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Trigonometry

Data Interpretation

The questions of Data Interpretation shall be based on the followings

  • Table
  • Graph
  • Charts  

Syllabus for Verbal Ability

The questions shall be asked as fill in the blanks cloze passage, Summary Quotations etc. the syllabus is given as follow


  • knowledge of the primary meanings of words,
  • Secondary shades of meaning, usage, idioms and phrases,
  • Antonyms, related words, etc.


  • Spotting and correct grammatical errors.
  • knowledge of high school level grammar
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Use of modifiers, parallel construction, redundancy, phrasal verbs
  • Use of articles, prepositions, etc.

Verbal Reasoning:

  • Identifying relationships
  • Patterns within groups of words or sentences.

Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars
  • Cubes
  • Clocks
  • Logical Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical Connectives
  • Blood Relations
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism

You may download the syllabus from the Official Website

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