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Updated on Apr 17, 2024 16:41 IST

CAT mock test practice is very important for exam preparation. Candidates preparing for CAT 2024 must keep in mind that they need to practice at least 40-50 mock tests of various difficulty levels during the preparation phase. They should also practice the official CAT free mock test to know the latest CAT pattern. However, they should start practicing CAT mock tests after completing the CAT syllabus. 

The CAT mock test series not only helps a candidate in understanding the CAT exam pattern and marking scheme, but also help him/her understand the structure of CAT question paper. Not only that, the CAT mock test 2024 helps in mastering all the topics included in the syllabus and improve speed and accuracy in solving the questions within a fixed time duration. The CAT 2024 exam will be held on November 24, 2024.

Q:   What are the benefits of CAT mock test?

A:
Practicing CAT mock test is beneficial for improving speed and accuracy in solving the question paper in the actual exam. It also helps the candidates in identifying gaps in their CAT preparation to work upon them. Practicing sample questions is the best way of any exam preparation. Mock Test is even better as it helps you in solving questions correctly in a time bound manner. Practising CAT mock test also provides with the experience of actual exam environment beforehand, which is immensely helpful in smooth navigation on the exam day. Sectional mock tests for CAT help candidates in timing themselves accurately for each of the three sections of CAT. There is sectional time-limit in CAT. Which means every section of CAT is allotted a certain duration (40 minutes). The moment that duration is over, the computer screen moves to the next section. If the candidate hasn't completed the section and saved answers, the entries will be lost. This is why, sectional mock tests for CAT exam are important. They help in mastering the art of time-management.
 

Q:   How many CAT mock tests to practice to score 99 percentile?

A:
Experts recommend that aspirants must practice at least 40 CAT mock tests to score above 99 percentile well in the exam. Most of the CAT test takers take up to 50 mock tests of various types and difficulty level. CAT toppers in previous years have practiced even up to 80 mock tests during their preparation. However, candidates must decide the number of CAT mock tests depending on their control and confidence on topics as the exam day comes closer. Mock tests are the best way to judge your performance viz. The important topics of CAT. The more one practices CAT mock tests, the more accurate they get in solving questions from all subjects. It is very important to know which formula to apply to which type question to solve the problem accurately. Mock tests help candidates in this aspect which is why practicing mock tests is most important in CAT preparation.
 

Q:   From when should I start solving CAT mock test series?

A:
Ideally, candidates should start solving mock tests after completing the CAT syllabus. CAT exam is held in the last week of November and aspirants usually start exam preparation by March. Even if they start later than March, the syllabus is completed by August end. So, September is the ideal month to start solving CAT mock tests as it gives them over three months to attempt, analyse and assess their preparation level. Those who have appeared for the CAT before can directly start solving mock tests. Their motive should be to SEE if they are doing better than last year or not. If they are not, then they can go back to the topics that are posing challenge. They can study the chapters and practice mock tests simultaneously too as they do not have to start studying from scratch. Solve one CAT mock test in a day and analyse it in details. Check your accuracy level, time taken and knowledge of questions individually. It will help you in understanding which type of questions are easy for you and which are tough.
 

Q:   Is CAT exam tough for an average student?

A:
CAT is a speed based test which is designed to assess a candidate's analytical aptitude, logical reasoning skills, data interpretation and English comprehension. Now, it may sound tough, but these are the skills which we are taught in school so there is nothing new to learn. What is required is to learn these subjects at advanced level. If you are an average student but have studied Science or commerce in Class-12 and graduation, you will find a lot of familiar topics in Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. All you will need is brush up the basics and practice the concepts on advance level problems. However, since the competition is so high in CAT and less than 95 percentile can break your dream of joining a top college like IIM, the preparation for CAT requires a lot of focus, dedication, discipline and diligence. If you can do that, despite being an average student, you can crack the CAT exam.
 

What is the CAT Mock Test Structure?

The official CAT mock test released every year by the conducting IIM has the same pattern as actual exam. Aspirants can take CAT mocks at the exam website anytime and for any number of times by using their login credentials. Unofficial CAT mock test (free and paid) are available on the internet at different platforms including Shiksha. Given below are the key features of online CAT mock test series. 

CAT Mock Test

Duration of CAT mocks

  • 120 minutes 
  • 40 minutes per section

Number of questions

66

Total marks

198

Language of free CAT mocks

English

Number of answer choices

4

Question type

MCQ and non-MCQ

Onscreen timer

Yes

Status of answers

  • Answered
  • Not Answered 
  • Not Visited
  • Marked for Review

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Q:   What is the weightage of the DILR section in CAT?

A:

In CAT exam, there are 20 questions in the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section and the total sectional marks is 60 out of 198. In CAT 2020, there were 24 question on DILR and the sectional marks were 72. In CAT 2021 and CAT 2022, there were 20 questions and the sectional marks were 60.  The 20 questions are equally divided into both Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. That means, Both Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning have 10 questions each. The questions are mostly in sets. There’s rarely any standalone question in DILR.

Some of the top MBA entrance exams carrying a high weightage of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning questions are MAH CET, ATMA, CAT, CMAT, XAT IIFT, to name a few.

 

Q:   What should be my approach towards Quantitative Aptitude on CAT exam day?

A:

Quantitative Aptitude is the last section of CAT. By the time you reach this section, it is natural for fatigue to set it. Don’t get bogged down by fatigue. Stay energized and alert as this section requires Mathematical calculations. Read the questions calmly and then choose the ones you can solve with maximum accuracy. The CAT Quantitative Aptitude section is dominated by Mensuration and Arithmetic, so have a good control on those topics.

Do not spend too much time on any question that is posing a challenge to you. Do not get greedy and fall in the trap of negative marking.

 

Q:   How can I improve my score in Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT?

A:

The key to improving score in Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT is practice, practice and more practice. Listed below are some tips you can apply while preparing for CAT.

  • Practice Mental Maths to be less dependent on calculators
  • Make short notes of formulae and sample questions to revise them on the go
  • Develop the ability to choose which questions to answer in the exam
  • Avoid negative marking. Don’t attempt questions you are not sure of
  • Practice Quants questions in a time bound manner to be able to utilize maximum time in the main exam
  • Solving a sample question is not enough. Practice the same set of questions multiple time
 

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CAT Free Mock Test by Shiksha

Shiksha has created CAT free mock tests for aspirants to practice and familiarise themselves with the actual CAT exam environment. These CAT mock tests are based on official CAT question papers, so that you have the experience of the same difficulty level as the actual exam. Check the table below to access Shiksha’s free CAT Mocks for practice:

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Q:   What makes CAT tougher than other MBA entrance exams?

A:
CAT exam is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by the IIM. Every year, over 2.3 Lacs candidates apply for it. The CAT score is accepted by the Iims and all top MBA colleges in India. To select the best candidates from over 2.3 Lacs test takers there is a need for tough criteria. That's why, the CAT exam is tougher than other MBA entrance exams. Even though the syllabus of CAT is same as that of other MBA entrance exams, the question paper set by the IIM faculty always has tough questions. Moreover, CAT has sectional time limit for each section which is not there in any other exam expect XAT. Having a time limit for each section adds pressure on candidates to complete solving adequate number of questions in a section within the time limit. If a student is weak in a particular subject, they can't use the time as per their need. CAT's Reading Comprehension passages are long and dense unlike other MBA exams. This is one more reason why most candidates feel CAT is tougher than any other MBA entrance exam.
 

Q:   Is the structure of CAT mock test same as the actual exam?

A:
CAT mock tests are a replica of the actual CAT exam. It is so because the purpose of the mock test is to prepare the candidate for a speed based test which requires quick decision making and quick calculation with 100 per cent accuracy. This can be achieved only if the candidates has been in such an environment multiple times. In the CAT mock test, candidate has to solve equal number of questions as the CAT exam, in the same time limit. This, helps them in mastering the art of solving 66 questions in 120 minutes with much ease and confidence. The CAT mock tests have questions of same or higher difficulty level than the actual exam. In many unofficial mock tests, the questions are of previous CAT exams. Candidates must solve a variety of mock tests so that they are well versed with CAT questions of all types and varieties.
 

Q:   What is the sectional time limit in CAT?

A:
In CAT exam, each candidate gets 120 minutes to solve the paper. There are three sections in CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. For each section 40 minutes are allotted as sectional time limit. For PwD candidates, the sectional time limit is 53.20 minutes per section. Candidates have to complete each section within the given time limit. Since the CAT is an online mode exam, the test screen will move from first section to the next section automatically as soon as the time limit gets over. Thus candidates have to be mindful of the on-screen timer and pre-decide the number of questions to solve in each section. The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of CAT has 24 questions, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section has 22 questions and Quantitative Aptitude section has 22 questions. It is not mandatory to solve all the questions in CAT so candidates can devise a strategy to use 40 minutes per section as per their strength and weakness.
 

Official CAT Mock Test by IIMCAT

Follow the below-mentioned steps to take the free official CAT free mock test:

  • Visit the official website of CAT exam: iimcat.ac.in

  •  Look for CAT mock test tab and click on it or click here: https://www.digialm.com/OnlineAssessment/index.html?756@@M19

  • The candidate will be directed to a login page

  • Click on 'Sign In'

  • Click on 'Next'

  • Check the box for 'I agree to the terms and conditions'

  • Click on 'I am ready to begin'

CAT Mock Test Link:
https://www.digialm.com/OnlineAssessment/index.html?756@@M19

CAT Mock Test Link - For PwD Candidates (Blindness and Low Vision)
https://www.digialm.com//OnlineAssessment/index.html?756@@M21

CAT Mock Test Link - For Other PwD Candidates

https://www.digialm.com/OnlineAssessment/index.html?756@@M20

 

Once the candidate has logged in, they will see on-screen, important instructions related to the CAT mock test. The candidate must read them thoroughly and then start the test.

The first section of mock test for CAT will be VARC. There will be an onscreen calculator, timer and colour-scheme table to indicate status of the questions for your knowledge. Snapshot below:

 

Complete the VARC section within the given time-limit and move to the next section – DILR. The third and last section will be Quantitative Aptitude in the online CAT 2024 mock test. Before moving to a next section, you can review your answers selected in the correct section and make changes if required. Once the time is up or you've moved to another section, the previous section will be auto-locked. After the total time-limit is over, the total marks scored will be displayed along with the number of correct and incorrect responses.

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Q:   How many RC questions does CAT have?

A:

The CAT VARC section is dominated by RC questions. Out of 24 questions about 14-16 are based on Reading Comprehension passages and the rest of them are based on parajumbles, para completion, etc.

CAT has about 12-16 RC question. In CAT 2022, there were four RC passages each having four questions. The ideal attempt was estimated at 13. Since, it is not mandatory to solve all the questions, candidates can maximize their scores by leaving out the questions related to the passage they find the toughest. There is negative marking in CAT so candidates must ensure that they mark only the correct options or do not mark any option at all.

 

Q:   What is the sectional weightage of VARC in CAT?

A:
The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of the CAT exam has 24 questions. This section has the maximum weightage. 24 questions carry 72 marks. The major part of this section is dominated by Reading Comprehension. It covers about 14-16 questions through 4-5 passages. Rest of the questions are asked from Verbal Ability like Para jumbles, Para summary and Para completion. Every Reading Comprehension passage of the CAT carries about four to five questions. There are usually 3-4 para jumble questions, 3-4 para summary questions and 2-3 para completion questions. Lately it has been seen the CAT does not have word meaning or grammar-based questions. CAT VARC is a high weightage section of high difficulty level. High difficulty level, because the CAT Reading Comprehension passages are long, dense and inference based. To read and understand the passages in a short time poses a challenge to a large number of candidates. So, it is very important to develop reading habit if you want to score high in CAT.
 

Q:   What is the sectional weightage of Quantitative Aptitude in CAT?

A:
The Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT is the third and the last section of the question paper. It has 22 questions and the total marks is 66. This section of the CAT exam is usually dominated by Arithmetic and Algebra. Most of the questions out of 22 are asked from these two topics. In CAT 2022, there were about 7-9 Algebra questions and 7-9 Arithmetic questions (the exact number varied for all three slots). Apart from these two topics, there are questions from Mensuration Modern Math and Number System in the Quantitative Aptitude section CAT. Some of the important sub topics in this section include: Arithmetic topics: Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss Mixtures and Allegations Averages, Percentages, Mean Median Mode, Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance Algebra topics: Basics Algebraic Formulae, Number of integer solutions, Quadratic Equations, Finding out roots, Maxima and Minimal, Higher Degree Equations, Linear Equations, Problems on ages, Descartes Rule of Signs, Inequalities, Logarithm, Functions, Modifications of Graphs, The smallest Value in a Maximum Function Number System topics: Finding Out Last Two Digits, Number of Trailing Zeroes, Finding out Remainders based on, Basic Divisibility Rules, Binomial Theorem, Simplifying the Dividend (Single and/or Multiple Divisors), Basics of Numbers, Properties of Numbers, Divisibility Rules, Divisibility and Factors, the highest Common Factor and the lowest Common Multiple, Finding Out the Last Digit, Fermat's Theorem, Euler's Theorem, Pattern Recognition and Cyclicity of Remainders, Wilson's Theorem, Base Systems, Conversion of Bases, Addition/Subtraction/ Multiplication in different bases Geometry Topics: Lines and Angles, Triangles Basic Concepts, Area, Angles, Similar Triangles Polygons, Circles, Solids / Mensuration 3D Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry Modern Math topics: Sequence and Series Binomial Theorem, Set Theory, Permutation and Combination, Probability.
 

5 Key Reasons to Practice Mock Test for CAT

Only covering the CAT syllabus will not help in scoring well. To be able to handle a time bound MCQ exam with ease, one needs to have a prior experience of it. CAT test series provide the real time experience of CAT exam, which enables the candidate to handle it with ease and confidence. Experts suggest that aspirants must solve at least 40-50 full-length online mock tests for CAT and 10 to 12 sectional mock tests during CAT preparation to be fully in control.

Listed below are five top reasons to practice CAT mock tests 2024 in good numbers:

  1. Practising CAT exam mock tests help candidates to assess their problem areas. They can improve upon them by applying a new strategy. 
  2. CAT exam has sectional time-limit for each section. By practising mock test for CAT, candidates can learn to time themselves in such a way that they can solve the desired number of questions in each section within the given time-limit.
  3. The most important aim of CAT mock tests is to help candidates learn and improve the accuracy of applying formula to a problem.
  4. Practising mock tests and sample papers help candidates in finding out shortcuts and tricks to solve questions faster. It also strengthens the capacity of mental calculation in the candidate.
  5. CAT is a two-hour long online entrance exam without break. With the help of full-length CAT mock tests of same duration, candidates can develop mental and physical stamina to last 120 minutes without giving up.

IIMCAT, the CAT conducting body, releases official mock test for candidates to practice and familiarise themselves with the actual CAT exam. The CAT mock test is released on the official website two to three weeks before the exam. Candidates can attempt the official CAT mock test free by using their login ID. Candidates need to sign in and agree to the terms and conditions to be able to access the CAT mock test. Refer to the details about CAT mock test. 

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Q:   Is CAT exam tough for an average student?

A:
CAT is a speed based test which is designed to assess a candidate's analytical aptitude, logical reasoning skills, data interpretation and English comprehension. Now, it may sound tough, but these are the skills which we are taught in school so there is nothing new to learn. What is required is to learn these subjects at advanced level. If you are an average student but have studied Science or commerce in Class-12 and graduation, you will find a lot of familiar topics in Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. All you will need is brush up the basics and practice the concepts on advance level problems. However, since the competition is so high in CAT and less than 95 percentile can break your dream of joining a top college like IIM, the preparation for CAT requires a lot of focus, dedication, discipline and diligence. If you can do that, despite being an average student, you can crack the CAT exam.
 

Q:   Which CAT slot has the toughest question paper?

A:
There is no pattern to which CAT question paper can be the toughest. The CAT question paper of every slot has unique questions. The examination body strives to maintain the same difficulty level of the paper across all slots but it may happen that a question can be more difficult from another. It is seen that, to keep the uniqueness of the question paper intact, the examination authority also changes the topic wise weightage a little bit across the exam slots. In most of the previous years, it is seen that the morning slot of the CAT exam is tougher than the rest two. However, candidates must not worry about the difficulty level of the slots as, the scores of all the candidates are normalised on a common scale to root out the possibility of advantage or disadvantage to any student due to difference in difficulty level. To know how the CAT scores are normalised, read this article: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/understanding-cat-normalization-process-blogId-9386.
 

Q:   Are six months enough to prepare for CAT?

A:
Usually, it is recommended to start CAT preparation about a year or nine months in advance. However, one can prepare for this exam even in six months if they put 8-10 hours daily into it. Candidates who have attempted the CAT before may not face a lot of hurdles in six-month preparation as they have a foundation in CAT preparation from previous year, but candidates who are appearing in the exam for the first time may face obstacles, mostly related to accuracy. The syllabus of CAT is vast and includes a lot of reading. One also has to spend a lot of time in practice sessions and mock tests to be able to master all types of CAT questions - easy, moderate and tough. If you are a student of engineering/technical or commerce background you will need to pay extra attention on VARC . However, you'll be able to manage the syllabus of DILR and Quantitative Aptitude with adequate practice of topics. But if you are a student from Arts background, it is advised to start CAT preparation much earlier because you will have to brush up a lot of Mathematics. Reading Comprehension is one subject that cannot be mastered by student belonging to any academic stream, if their English comprehension is not strong. To develop reading habit all CAT aspirants will have to start much earlier.
 

FAQs on CAT Mock Test

Check below Frequently Asked Questions '(FAQs) related to CAT mock test:

Q:   What is CAT exam pattern 2024?

A:
CAT is a computer based test which is conducted in three shifts. The CAT is conducted for two hours in which candidates have to solve 66 questions. These 66 questions are divided into three sections Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension VARC Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning DILR and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). The VARC section has 24 questions, the DILR section has 20 questions and QA section has 22 question. Each question carries 3 marks for correct entry and -1 for incorrect entry. There is no negative marking for unanswered question. A unique aspect of CAT is the sectional time limit. Each section has a time limit of 40 minutes (53.20 minutes for PwD candidates). Candidates have to complete the section within the time limit as the moment the onscreen timer shows 0 minutes left, the screen will automatically move to the next section. There is no option to go back to older questions. Also, candidates have to follow the question paper chronology. They have to first solve the VARC section, then the DILR section and then the QA section.
 

Q:   What is the section-wise weightage of VARC, DILR and Quantitative Aptitude in CAT Syllabus?

A:
The CAT exam has three sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Among these three sections, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension has the maximum weightage of 24 questions and 72 marks. The Quantitative Aptitude has second the highest weightage of 22 questions and 66 marks. The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section has the lowest weightage of 20 questions and 60 marks. Topic-wise, Reading Comprehension dominates the English section with about 14-16 questions. Rest of the questions are asked on parajumble, sentence completion, etc. In Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, the weightage of questions of both the sub topics is equal, I. e. 10 questions each. The questions are asked from Tables, Graphs, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram, Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement, Caselets and Syllogism. In the Quantitative Aptitude section, the maximum questions are asked from Algebra and Mensuration. Other topics from which questions are asked include Geometry, Number System Arithmetic and Modern Math.
 

Q:   What is the marking scheme of CAT?

A:
CAT has a total of 66 question. Each section carries 3 marks for correct attempt and -1 marks for incorrect attempt. There is no deduction of marks for unanswered questions. Therefore, the total marks of CAT is 198. Till 2019, the CAT exam used to be of 300 marks as the total number of questions were 100. In CAT 2020, the number of questions was reduced to 76 and the total marks was 228. Since, 2021, the total marks of CAT is 198. Section-wise, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section has maximum weightage. Sectional marking scheme for CAT is given below: 1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: 72 (24x3) 2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: 60 (20x3) 3. Quantitative Aptitude 66 (22x3) Since CAT has sectional negative marking scheme, candidates must choose the questions to solve very carefully. If they are not sure of the correct answer, they should leave the question instead of taking a chance. Remember that 0 is greater than negative.
 

Q:   Are six months enough to prepare for CAT?

A:
Usually, it is recommended to start CAT preparation about a year or nine months in advance. However, one can prepare for this exam even in six months if they put 8-10 hours daily into it. Candidates who have attempted the CAT before may not face a lot of hurdles in six-month preparation as they have a foundation in CAT preparation from previous year, but candidates who are appearing in the exam for the first time may face obstacles, mostly related to accuracy. The syllabus of CAT is vast and includes a lot of reading. One also has to spend a lot of time in practice sessions and mock tests to be able to master all types of CAT questions - easy, moderate and tough. If you are a student of engineering/technical or commerce background you will need to pay extra attention on VARC . However, you'll be able to manage the syllabus of DILR and Quantitative Aptitude with adequate practice of topics. But if you are a student from Arts background, it is advised to start CAT preparation much earlier because you will have to brush up a lot of Mathematics. Reading Comprehension is one subject that cannot be mastered by student belonging to any academic stream, if their English comprehension is not strong. To develop reading habit all CAT aspirants will have to start much earlier.
 

Q:   What are the important topics of CAT syllabus from which maximum questions are asked?

A:
CAT lays a lot of emphasis on analytical skills so the questions are asked mostly from those topics which require deep learning and practice. The three sections of CAT question paper are designed in such a way that candidates have to use their ability of minute observation and fast calculation. Shared below are the section wise main topics from which questions are asked in CAT. Verbal Ability: Parajumbles, Parasummary, Sentence Completion and Inferences Reading Comprehension: Questions based on passages, Para meaning, Order of sentences Data Interpretation: Tables, Graphs, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning: Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Sets and Caselets, Family Tree, Assumptions Quantitative Aptitude: Geometry, Algebra Number System Modern Math, Arithmetic, Mensuration The difficulty level of CAT questions is usually moderate to high. Only a few questions are easy and quick to solve. To crack the CAT exam, one needs to pay attention to the abovementioned topics.
 

Q:   What is the key to score well in VARC section of CAT?

A:

VARC is one of the tougher sections of CAT and often poses challenge to test takers. The key to score well in this section is long-term preparation. The CAT question paper is dominated by Reading Comprehension questions, so you can’t be ill prepared for it. The maximum number of passages that you can skip is 1. So, there is no alternative to reading. Developing reading habit is a necessity. You can crack this section if you don’t have the habit of reading. Even parajumble questions require clear comprehension of the theme and sentences to arrange them in a logical passage. Reading also strengthens vocabulary and grammar which forms the remaining part of CAT VARC section.

Q:   What to keep in mind for CAT Quantitative Aptitude preparation?

A:

CAT Quantitative Aptitude has the potential of 100 percentile if you prepare well. The Quantitative Aptitude topics of CAT are advance level Mathematic topics from Class 9 and 10. So, for any candidate, the foundation is already there, they only need to work on it further.

The important topics of CAT Quantitative Aptitude include Geometry,  Ratios and Proportion, Inequalities, Trigonometry, In-equations, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Work and Time, Algebra, Surds and Indices, Percentages, Mensuration, Time-Speed-Distance,  Logarithms, Partnership (Accounts), Number System, Square Root and Cube Root, Profit & Loss, Geometric Progression, Probability, Mean-Mode-Median, Binomial theorem, Simple interest and compound interest.

Maximum questions are asked from Arithmetic and Geometry so keep the main focus on these two topic. Understand and memorise the formulas and theorems well, and practice enough questions to be thorough with their application.

 

Q:   How can I prepare for CAT DILR?

A:

CAT DILR is all about practice. So, you need to practice a lot of questions from DILR to be able to master it. This section of CAT is equally divided into 10 questions each on DI and LR. The Data Interpretation questions are based on Mathematical tables, bars, pie charts, etc. so you need to work on it alongside Quantitative Aptitude. Learn some basic rules of tables, bars, pie charts as well as some basic rules of mathematical calculations. If you can read the data correctly, you can solve the CAT questions. However, to be able to solve questions quickly and accurately, you need to practice a good number of sample questions and mock tests.

For Logical Reasoning, you will have to depend totally on practice tests and exercises. The CAT LR questions are mostly based on series, number system, coding-decoding, family tree, circular patterns, blood relations, etc. So, you need to practice a lot of questions on these to be able to solve them in the exam. Go through CAT previous year question papers to know the type of questions are asked and practice them.

 

Q:   What is the sectional weightage of DILR in CAT?

A:
The total number of questions in the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section of CAT exam is 20. There is equal number of question distribution between Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, which means both sections have 10 questions each. The total marks for DILR is 60. The questions on Data Interpretation as based on Tables, Graphs, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram, whereas Logical Reasoning questions are based on Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement, Caselets and Syllogism. This section of the CAT is usually moderate in terms of difficulty level and about 12-14 correct attempts are good enough to score high marks. Some of the other important topics include Series, Proposition, Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Assumptions, Clocks and Calendars, Statements, Binary Logic, Data Structures, Data Sufficiency and Data Arrangement. To score high in this section, candidates must practice a good number of practice tests and sectional mock tests. The better you learn to interpret given data and apply reasoning to a given situation, the better you get at solving related questions.
 

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Answered 22 hours ago

Certainly, you can pursue an MBA at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), AKTU, without having to take the CAT exam. Admission to the MBA programme at AKTU is facilitated through the Common University Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses (CUET-PG). This means that candidates are evalu

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Vartika Pathak

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 23 hours ago

Non-IIM institutions like BIT Noida in India also consider CAT scores for selecting candidates for their MBA programs .

The CAT Cutoff percentile was 75 last year . It generally ranges between 75-80 percentile.  So students can easily get into BIT Noida if their CAT percentile lies between this range

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Hitansh Prajapati

Beginner-Level 4

Answered Yesterday

To improve your chances of admission, aiming for a CAT percentile above 70-80 could be a good target, but it's always best to check the college's official website or contact their admissions office for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding CAT scores and admission requirements for t

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Uday kiran Yadav

Beginner-Level 4

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Yes, the percentile of 85 is great in CAT for MBA including the competition level, the number of applicants, and the specific requirements of the MBA programme at the college. While a percentile of 85 is decent, it's best to check the college's official website or contact their admissions office for

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Uday kiran Yadav

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MBA (Dual Specialization)

The Candidates who are aspiring for this degree must have secured 60 percent or  more marks in their preceding degrees and boards examinations. Minimum cut off of 40 percentile in CAT / XAT or 40 percent in NMAT or 50 percentile score in MAT / CMAT.These are the ranges to ge

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Uday kiran Yadav

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Janki H Gajjar

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 days ago

Yes, you can get your admission easily here while scoring 55 % in your undergraduate course and passed in CAT. CMAT exams are also accepted here. For MBA tution fee is between 1.1 L to 1.4 L depending upon your specialisation and interest of course.

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Shivnandni .

Beginner-Level 2

Answered 3 days ago

They asked for 60 percentile in 2023 to take admission in MBA course.

In 2023, the MBA cutoff for general was category in round 1 was 18811  in round 2 it was 35641. It varies from year to year.

 To take admission every students should have pass 12 or any equivalent exam from a recognised board with a

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Harish Sahu

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 3 days ago

Yes, If you have CMAT (Common Mangement Admission Test) Or CET (Common Entrance Test ) Score then on the basis of their score you get admission in Gitarattan International Business School.

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Harish Sahu

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 4 days ago

A CAT score of 85 percentile is considered a good score for admission to MBA at GIBS. However, the final selection is based on the overall performance in the entrance exam, past academic records, and the personal interview.

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Sushilkumar Agale

Beginner-Level 4

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