CAT syllabus is very generalized and vast. The IIMs does not have a fixed syllabus for CAT but the questions are mostly based on the middle school Maths and English topics. In this article, CAT students are provided with the latest CAT 2022 syllabus and PDF. It should be noted that the syllabus given here is generalized. Before going to the CAT syllabus 2022, it is important to note some important details about the CAT exam. The CAT (Common Admission Test) is a computer based test held in India every year by one of the IIMâ€™s based on a policy of rotation. This test scores a person on the basis of quantitative ability, verbal ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning. This test was started by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to select students for their various business administration programs. Before checking the detailed syllabus for CAT 2022, it is important to get an overview of the important topics from each section. Below is a table highlighting the important topics from the syllabus which are extremely crucial. The detailed weightages of the syllabus topics are given in detail below.
CAT Syllabus 2022: Overview
Section 
Important Topics 
Quantitative Aptitude 
Number System, Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Time and Work 
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation 
Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets 
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 
Parajumbles & parasummary, sentence completion, inferences, RC passages based questions. 
The detailed syllabus topics from each chapter is given in the table below and comprehensive analysis about the weightages of each chapter is also given for better understanding. It should be noted that CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management as a prerequisite for admission to various management programs of IIMs, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and other institutions. CAT preparation is considered as the most crucial stepping stone for an IIM aspirant, where distinct planning and preparation is required. Although, IIMs â€“ who conduct the CAT exam do not release the syllabus for the CAT exam, it is deduced through previous yearâ€™s CAT exam pattern and questions. Our panel of experts have predefined the syllabus and structure according to the latest exam and have provided a general guideline for the paper to follow for success in this examination.
CAT Exam Syllabus 2022
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus 
Verbal Reasoning Syllabus 
Number Systems 
Tables 
English Usage or Grammar 
Profit, Loss and Discount 
Caselets 
Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms) 
LCM and HCF 
Bar Graphs 
Fill in the blanks 
Speed, Time and Distance 
Line Charts 
Sentence Correction 
Percentages 
Column Graphs 
Cloze Passage 
Time and Work 
Venn Diagrams 
Jumbled Paragraph 
Ratio and Proportion 
Pie Chart 
MeaningUsage Match 
Averages 
Other Basic Reasoning Questions 
Analogies or Reverse Analogies 
Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations 
Calendars 
Summary Questions 
Complex Numbers 
Number and Letter Series 
Verbal Reasoning 
Simple and Compound Interest 
Clocks 
FactsInferencesJudgments 
Logarithm 
Venn Diagrams 
Reading Comprehension 
Sequences and Series 
Cubes 

Inequalities 
Seating Arrangement 

Probability 
Binary Logic 

Surds and Indices 
Logical Matching 

Set Theory & Function 
Logical Sequence 

Permutation and Combination 
Syllogism 

Mixtures and Alligations 
Logical Connectives 

Trigonometry 
Blood Relations 

Coordinate Geometry 

Geometry 

Mensuration 
CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Weightage
In the quantitative aptitude section, there are a few topics which are extremely crucial and repeated every year in the CAT exam. In this section, 22 questions are asked of which 14 questions are NonMCQ questions. Some of the most important syllabus topics for CAT 2022 with their weightages are given below.
Topic Name 
Expected No. of Questions 
Arithmetic 
89 
Algebra 
67 
Number System 
12 
Geometry & Mensuration 
45 
Modern Maths 
12 
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Syllabus Weightage
In the verbal ability and reading comprehension section, 24 questions are included among which 19 questions are NonMCQ questions. The Reading Comprehension questions are the majority. Some of the important syllabus topics for CAT VARC section are given below.
Topic Name 
Expected No. of Questions 
Reading Comprehension PassageBased Questions 
16 
ParaJumbles 
34 
ParaSummary 
34 
Odd Sentences 
12 
Others (Sentence Completion or Correction, Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary Based, etc.) 
01 
CAT Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation Syllabus Weightage
In the CAT logical reasoning and data interpretation section, 2224 questions are included with 68 TITA based questions. Till CAT 2017 the section was equally divided into 2 parts with 16 questions each in DI & LR. However, in CAT 2018 & CAT 2019, Logical Reasoning had 20 questions and Data Interpretation had 12 questions. In CAT 2020, the section surprised students with 16 questions from Data Interpretation & 8 questions from Logical Reasoning. In CAT 2021, 20 questions were asked in DILR section out of with 15 NonMCQ questions. In DI section, questions come in 34 sets and candidates should understand the data sets properly to be able to attempt the complete set accurately. In CAT 2021, the topic and questions asked are mentioned below:
Slot 1â€‹â€‹ 
Slot 2â€‹â€‹ 
Slot 3â€‹ 

Topicâ€‹â€‹ 
Questionsâ€‹â€‹ 
Topicâ€‹â€‹ 
Questionsâ€‹â€‹ 
Topicâ€‹â€‹ 
Questionsâ€‹â€‹ 
Arranging People into Countries & Categoriesâ€‹â€‹ 
6â€‹â€‹ 
Rating â€‹â€‹ 
6â€‹â€‹ 
Games and Tournaments (Javelin)â€‹ 
6â€‹ 
Bar Graph – Percentagesâ€‹â€‹ 
4â€‹â€‹ 
Games & Tournamentsâ€‹â€‹ 
4â€‹â€‹ 
Mixturesâ€‹ 
4â€‹ 
Table – 3 Girls making a smoothieâ€‹â€‹ 
6â€‹â€‹ 
Bar Graph – Stacked Horizontalâ€‹â€‹ 
4â€‹â€‹ 
Gantt Chartâ€‹ 
4â€‹ 
Table – Relation (Acquaintance,â€‹â€‹Friend & Stranger)â€‹â€‹ 
4â€‹â€‹ 
Number Based Reasoning (Envy Set)â€‹â€‹ 
6â€‹ 
Content Creationâ€‹ 
6â€‹ 
CAT syllabus does not predefine any specific topic or chapter on which the questions will be asked. One has to have a good fundamental knowledge of all the broad topics given above to be able to swiftly and accurately work out the problems related to respective section topics. BYJUâ€™S CAT 2022 Program Structure has been planned and designed by Indiaâ€™s best CAT exam experts, which covers the entire CAT exam pattern planned in three phases of preparation:
Phase 1 â€“ Concept Sessions 
Phase 2 â€“ Advanced Workshops 
Phase 3 â€“ Pattern Workshops 
1. Basics will be covered 2. Learn different techniques to simplify each topic using lateral thinking & common sense 3. Focus on Concepts and not just Problem Solving 
1. Learn tactics to solve advance level concepts 2. Application of unique shortcut techniques including BYJUâ€™S copyrighted URL technique 3. Learn the art of correlating topics for solving problems 4. Master the tricks of getting maximum scores in minimum time 
1. Solving of sample & previous year CAT Questions 2. Establishing unique patterns to questions & practicing the best ways to solve each pattern 3. Focus on Test taking strategies & understanding of the intricacies of question types in CAT 
THE UNIQUE CAT PATTERN WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE YOU TO A LEVEL WHERE YOU CAN START PREDICTING QUESTION TYPES WITH EASE 

CAT is an exam where success comes from solving a maximum number of questions in a minimum possible time. The module covers the entire CAT syllabus in an extensive yet comprehensive manner. Therefore, our CAT preparation modules are created in such a way that it ensures you to give your best shot. CAT 2022 will be conducted tentatively in the last week of November 2022. .. Prepare with BYJUâ€™S and claim your spot at the IIMs with our CAT preparation tips and tricks. Explore BYJUâ€™S Free Preparation tips :
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Introduction to Quantitative Aptitude  Introduction to Verbal Ability  Introduction to Logical Reasoning 
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Number Systems Shortcut  Verbal Ability Tips  Logical Reasoning Tips 
Shortcut Techniques in Averages  Reading Comprehension Tips  Data Interpretation Tips 