# CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern – Check the expected CAT 2017 Exam Pattern along with the important syllabus topics.

## CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is held annually for admission in the top management colleges of India – the IIMs. Getting admission into one of these almost guarantees you a bright career with a high pay package. Obviously, it is one of the most competitive exams in India. The authorities change the exam pattern and structure at times to surprise the students. This year, the exam will be conducted on 26th November 2017 in two sessions. Are you one of the applicants? Then, we wish you all the best! Here, you can learn CAT 2017 exam pattern as well as exam syllabus. Knowing these will give you an edge over the other applicants.

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### CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

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SubjectQuestionsMarksDuration
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning329660 minutes
Quantitative Ability3410260 minutes
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3410260 minutes
Total100102180 minutes

For each correct answer, you will get +3 marks. Moreover, for each wrong attempt, 1 mark will be deducted.

### CAT Syllabus 2017 – CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

#### Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

1. Reading Comprehension – Maximum questions are expected from this topic.
2. Paragraph summary
3. Para jumbles & misfit sentences
4. Vocabulary
5. Grammar & its usage

#### Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems, LCM and HCF, Profit, Loss, and Discount, Percentages, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Complex Numbers, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Sequences and Series, Surds and Indices, Inequalities, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Set Theory, Functions, Geometry, Mixtures and Alligations, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Mensuration

#### Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

1. Caselets, Tables, Bar Graphs, Column Graphs, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Charts, Combination of two or more types linked to each other
2. Games & Tournaments, Number and Letter Series, Calendars; Cubes, Clocks, Venn Diagrams, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement; Logical Sequence; Syllogism; Logical Matching; Logical Connectives; Blood Relations

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