CAT Preparations 2021: CAT is such an MBA entrance exam that require your complete dedication for acing it. You need to devote yourself completely for preparing well for the exam. For that, it is very important for you to know about the important topics for the upcoming CAT 2021 exam so that you can bell the CAT easily. Let’s get started with the list of important topics for CAT 2021.
It is quite surprising to know that CAT authorities don’t have any defined or marked syllabus or exam pattern for the upcoming CAT 2021 exam. However, aspirants can check the previous year trend followed by the authority in terms of the CAT 2021 Syllabus and CAT 2021 exam pattern.
To help you in this, we have curated a list of important topics that have been seen in previous years’ papers of CAT. One can refer to those topics and prepare accordingly. Let’s get started!
Expected Exam Pattern for CAT 2021
CAT Exam Pattern 2021 is something people are still unsure about as there is no such official announcement by the conducting authorities. However, IIM-Ahmedabad (the conducting body of CAT 2021) has announced in the CAT Notification 2021 that CAT 2021 will be conducted in three shifts of 2 hours each thus we can speculate that the CAT 2021 exam pattern might be same as that we have seen in CAT 2020. The details of which are given below:
|CAT Exam Pattern 2021|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Expected Number of Questions||VARC - 26DILR - 24QA - 26Total - 76 Qs|
|Number of Shifts||3 Shifts|
|Sectional Duration||40 Minutes each Section|
Important Topics for CAT 2021
For cracking any exam, It is very important for the aspirants to know what they need to study. Though, it is important to be well-versed with the basics of all the topics, learning and using tricks to solve those questions is of utmost importance as CAT tests you for your speed and accuracy to solve questions.
To help you in this, our team of experts have compiled a list of most important topics (seeing the trend from previous years) from all the three sections (VARC, DILR and QA) of the CAT exam to help candidates concentrate more on most asked topics rather than covering each topic.
Important Topics from VARC for CAT 2021
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) is quite a difficult section of the CAT exam. Our experts claim that candidates must attempt Reading Comprehension questions first as the majority of questions are from RCs. Also, a number of students testify that the study material provided by BYJU’S Exam Prep is the best and most comprehensive in the market. The important topics of VARC section for CAT 2021 is given below
|Reading Comprehension||Para Completion|
|Para Summary||Odd One Out|
Important Topics from DILR for CAT 2021
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) is a section that requires one to have practised a lot of questions so that they can solve questions quickly and accurately. The questions asked in this section tests candidates for their common sense. For this, only and only practise is the key that will help you in solving questions quickly and correctly. Solving questions quickly saves time for other questions. The important topics of DILR section for CAT 2021 is given below
|Distribution||Grid Based DI|
|Reasoning Based DI||Games and Tournament|
Important Topics from QA for CAT 2021
The Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section includes questions from basic Mathematics, which is again time-taking to solve. However, if one solves those questions using tricks, they can be solved very very quickly (just by merely seeing the options). For QA section, a list of important topics (seeing the past year trend) is mentioned below and candidates are advised to practise as much questions as they can from them to score well