The CAT 2024 exam, set for November 24, 2024, is the entry point to 20 IIMs and many MBA colleges in India. Expected to be managed by IIM Calcutta, registration starts in early August 2024, closing in mid-September 2024. Official notice likely on July 30, 2024.

However, it is better to start preparing in advance. That is why we have mentioned all the important topics for the CAT exam 2024, which can help you score higher and take you closer to your dream admission to IIM.

## CAT Important Topics 2024

**CAT Exam includes 3 sections-**

- Quantitative Aptitude(QA)
- Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
- Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)

Each section of the test has a few important topics that students must cover. So, check the important topics of the CAT for preparations.

**Here, we list the previous year’s weightage in the question papers.**

Topics |
2014 |
2013 |
2012 |

Quantitative Aptitude |
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Number system | 10-12% | 6-8% | 10-14% |

Geometry and Trigonometry | 25-30% | 28-32% | 26-30% |

Arithmetic | 8-10% | 8-10% | 8-10% |

Algebra | 8-10% | 8-12% | 8-10% |

Functions and Graphs | 8-10% | 6-8% | 8-10% |

P&C and Probability | 3-5% | 4-6% | 3-5% |

Verbal Ability |
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Reading Comprehension | 30% | 30% | 30% |

Grammar | 6-8% | 8-10% | 6-8% |

Sentence Correction | 10-12% | 10-12% | 10-12% |

Para Jumbles | 13-15% | 13-15% | 15-17% |

Vocabulary | 10-12% | 8-10% | 10-12% |

Others | 5-7% | 6-8% | 5-7% |

**Quantitative Aptitude (QA)**

**Number System:**Ensure you are clear with the basic concepts of this topic.**Arithmetic:**Though Arithmetic has a vast number of sub-topics, in the last 3 years, only a couple of questions have featured from this topic.**Algebra:**Considering this has been one of the most dominant topics in**the CAT Exam in the last three years, it makes a lot of sense to emphasize**this topic.**Geometry:**Another topic that has featured quite a lot in the last few years.**Permutation & Combination/Probability:**This topic contributes around one to two questions to the exam.**Miscellaneous Topics:**This includes Set Theory, Trigonometry, and Logarithms

CAT Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude:

Important Topics | No. of Questions (Expected) | Level of Difficulty (Expected) |
---|---|---|

Geometry & Mensuration | 7-8 | Moderate to Difficult |

Permutation & Combination | 1-2 | Easy |

Number System, Basic Arithmetic | 5-10 | Moderate |

Time, Speed, and Distance | 1-2 | Moderate to Difficult |

Profit, loss, and Discounts | 1-2 | Moderate to Easy |

Interests (SI, CI) | 1-2 | Moderate to Difficult |

Trigonometry, Logarithms, Sets | 1-3 | Easy |

Time and Work | 1-2 | Difficult |

Algebra | 6-7 | Moderate |

Probability | 1-2 | Moderate |

These are the important topics to focus on for the Quantitative Aptitude section of the CAT exam, along with their expected number of questions and difficulty levels.

**Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)**

**1.Data Interpretation**

- Data Sufficiency
- Bar Graph
- Tables
- Case-lets
- Pi-charts

**2. Logical Reasoning**

- Family Tree
- Seating Arrangements
- Blood Relations
- Syllogism
- Assumptions & Statements
- Venn Diagram
- Proposition

**Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)**

- Fact Inference Judgment
- Fill in the blanks
- Grammar
- Para Completion
- Para Jumble
- Sentence Correction
- Verbal Reasoning
- Word Usage (Vocabulary)

Understanding Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Essentials Before delving into the crucial topics, grasp some essential aspects:

An anticipated total of 26 questions will be posed, accounting for 102 marks. The difficulty level is moderate, and the questions will be multiple-choice based.

Important Topics for Verbal Ability |
No. of Questions (Expected) |
Level of Difficulty (Expected) |
---|---|---|

Reading Comprehension Passages | 18 Questions | Moderate to Difficult |

Para-Summary | 2-3 Questions | Moderate |

Odd Sentences | 1-2 Questions | Moderate |

Word Usage (Vocabulary) | 1-2 Questions | Easy |

Para-Jumbles | 2-4 Questions | Moderate |

Sentence Completion and Correction | 2-3 Questions | Moderate to Easy |

Fill in the Blanks | 1-2 Questions | Easy |

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