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How to start my CAT Preparation ?
March 21 2024

How to start CAT 2024 Preparation: Preparing for the CAT exam in just 60 days requires a strategic and disciplined approach. Start by understanding the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly. Dedicate time daily for each section, focusing on strengthening your weak areas while maintaining proficiency in your strong ones. Practice regularly with mock tests and previous years' papers to improve time management and accuracy. Additionally, stay updated with current affairs and develop a habit of reading comprehensively. Consistency, perseverance, and smart study techniques are key to achieving success within this timeframe.

The CAT (Common Admission Test) exam syllabus typically covers three major areas:

1. Quantitative Aptitude (QA):

  • Arithmetic: Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Time-Speed-Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, etc.
  • Algebra: Linear and Quadratic Equations, Functions, Inequalities, Logarithms, Progressions, etc.
  • Geometry: Lines, Triangles, Circles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Mensuration, Coordinate Geometry, etc.
  •  Number System: Divisibility, Remainder Theorem, Factorization, HCF, LCM, Modular Arithmetic, etc.

2. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC):

  •  Reading Comprehension: Understanding and interpreting passages from various topics such as social sciences, humanities, and business-related articles.
  • Verbal Ability: Grammar, Vocabulary, Para-jumbles, Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, etc.

3. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR):

  • Data Interpretation: Tables, Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Pie Charts, Caselets, Combination of Graphs, etc.

 Logical Reasoning: Seating Arrangements, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Logical Sequences, etc.

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CAT 2024 Exam Date

The CAT 2024 exam is scheduled for November 24, 2024, across 155 cities in India, held in three shifts. Registration starts in August and lasts for over 45 days, closing in September. The exam comprises three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA), with 66 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. Each exam slot is two hours long. Results will be declared in December 2024.

Event Date
CAT 2024 Exam Date November 24, 2024
Registration Start Date First week of August 2024
Registration Deadline More than 45 days from start
Last Date to Apply for CAT 2024 September 2024
CAT 2024 Result Announcement Date December 2024


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  •  Focus on time management strategies to optimize your efficiency during the actual exam.
  • Work on minimizing errors and increasing accuracy through targeted practice.
  • Fine-tune your test-taking strategies based on insights gained from mock test analysis.




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