# CAT 2011 SYLLABUS AND CAT EXAM PATTERN

CAT 2011 SYLLABUS:

Syllabus:

When you compare with last year that 2010,this year so many changes came in to this cat exam,syllabus was spitted in to 2 sections

1)Quantitative aptitude & Data interpretation

2)Reasoning & Verbal ability

number of questions in each section:

Section1:

1)Quantitative aptitude & Data interpretation:

Number of questions                :  30 questions

time to complete ths section: 70minutes

Number of questions from quantitative aptitude: 18-20 questions

Number of questions from Data interpretation: 10-12 questions

Number of questions will be tough in this section: 7-8 questions

Section2:

2)Reasoning & Verbal ability

umber of questions                :  30 questions

time to complete ths section: 70minutes

Number of questions from Verbal ability: 18-20 questions

Number of questions from Reasoning: 10-12 questions

Number of questions will be tough in this section: 7-8 questions

So,its clear that this year the competetion will be high,you need to get the score 18-20 right answers from each section,then only there was an chance of your percentile like between 95-99.99%.

Topics in each section:

Quantitative aptitude:

Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations
Quadratic and linear equations
Algebra
Profit & Loss
Averages, Percentages, Partnership
Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time
Number system: HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmeticprogression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BOD MAS
Mensuration, Allegation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Set Theory, Venn Diagram
Installment Payments, Partnership, Clocks
Probability, Permutations & Combination

DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA SUFFICIENCY:

Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables.
Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, etc.
Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements.
Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series, etc.

REASONING  & VERBAL ABILITY:

### English :

Comprehension of passage ( Poems can also come).
Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed),
Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word etc.

### GK/GA/BA :

Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events
Famous award and prizes
World Records
Books and authors
Science, History, Geography, International organisations
Important quotations
Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc