Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India level national test. The test is conducted by IIMs as entrance exam for getting admissions in top IIMs and leading institutes of the country. This year the CAT exam will be held from 22nd October, 2011 to 18th November 2011. Based on CAT percentile and scores, candidates are called for next stage of selection process which generally includes Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). The pattern of the CAT exam is objective type multiple choice questions are asked in the exam. There is negative marking in the exam, for each wrong answer 1/3 mark will be deducted.
CAT 2012 Syllabus
CAT 2012 Syllabus for English:
Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, idioms, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, , one word substitution, Different usage of same word Phrasal verb etc.
CAT 2012 Syllabus for Quantitative Ability:
Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations
Quadratic and linear equations
Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns
Instalment Payments, Partnership, Clocks
Probability, Permutations & Combinations
Profit & Loss
Averages, Percentages, Partnership
Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time
Number system: HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, etc.