Crack CAT 2016 Exam - CAT Important Topics You Can't Miss

Crack CAT 2016 Exam - CAT Important Topics You Can't Miss

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016, held for entry into the top B-schools and premier institutes of the country, is scheduled to be conducted on December 4. Candidates must focus and prepare on the following 10 topics- categorised by section for CAT preparation.

CAT 2016 examination will be held in two sessions for admission into various management programmes. Candidates selection will be on the basis of written ability test (WAT), group discussion (GD) followed by personal interviews (PI) round. Candidates must follow the tips and tricks and the topics under mentioned here for CAT preparation:

Note: MCQ - multiple choice questions and NE - numerical entry questions

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Verbal Ability:

Reading Comprehension: (4-5 sets - MCQ)
This tests reading and analysis skills, instead of vocabulary. Questions are more inferential than factual. You must take a note and identify a summary, central idea, title, tone, arguments for/against passage, for each passage you practice
You must focus and prepare on contemporary issues like economics, politics, environment, socio-cultural issues than sociology, philosophy, literature and arts

Jumbled Sentences: (3-5 questions - NE)
They are very difficult as sentence sequences are not given in options. You need to directly identify the correct sequence than just eliminating options
One variant is where one of the 4-5 jumbled sentences doesn't fit the logical sequence. You need to identify the correct sequence and then remove the odd sentence

Paragraph Completion and Summary(2-3 questions - NE)
Paragraph Completion - complete the passage
Paragraph Summary - identify the most appropriate summary
MCQ questions, asked as numerical entry questions.

Quantitative Aptitude: (All topics - MCQ + NE)

It has a lot of formulae and properties. You need to make notes on each formula, its applicability and conditions of use.

Circles, triangles, quadrilaterals and co-ordinate geometry.
Concept and formula-driven chapter but application oriented questions.

It has less weightage but concepts are important for later QA chapters and DI section. You need to get hold on this before starting DI or other QA chapters.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning:(All topics - MCQ + NE)

Tables and Graphs (4 sets)
Covers tables, case lets, bar, pie, line and advanced graphs
logical and conceptual, instead of calculation oriented. Focus on selecting and solving the right set

Venn Diagrams(0-1 sets)
Concept-driven. Covers tabular, caselet-based or chart-based sets
Focus on concept clarity and variety in practice

Arrangements (1-2 sets)
Covers circular, rectangular, square, linear, multiple row/column, complex or combination
It ensures full marks, if solved correctly but its too long.

Numerical Logic(1-2 sets)
Mathematical puzzles asked as DI/LR sets. Mathematical concepts and logic. Full marks can be awarded but needs a lot of practice.

CAT 2016 Preparation Books

CAT 2016 Books
CAT Preparation Material
CAT Quantitative Aptitude Books
Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension Books for CAT
Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation Books for CAT
CAT E-Books
CAT Books for Vedic Maths