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26th May 2012, 09:34 PM
 bubbles7 Join Date: May 2012 Posts: 1

# What is the pattern of questions that are asked in CAT in English section?

I would like to know the typical pattern of questions that are asked in CAT in the English section..
whether they are related to vocabulary, difficult words, etc.??
n also, how should i master this area of CAT?
How do i improve my english? By reading novels, dictionary, i m actually confused about it.

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8th September 2012, 08:19 PM
 ravichandran_p Senior Member Join Date: Sep 2012 Posts: 214
Re: What is the pattern of questions that are asked in CAT in English section?

There is no set or defined syllabus for the exam.
CAT examination mostly consists of quantitative ability, data interpretation and English multiple type questions.
Quantitative Aptitude:
Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc) Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra Profit & Loss Averages, Percentages, Partnership Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time Number system: HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns Simple Interest & Compound Interest Set Theory, Venn Diagram Installment Payments, Partnership, Clocks Probability, Permutations & Combination
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:
Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, etc. Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements. Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series, etc.
[B}English :[/B]
Comprehension of passage ( Poems can also come). Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word etc.
GK/GA/BA :
Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events Famous award and prizes World Records Books and authors Science, History, Geography, International organisations Important quotations Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc.
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8th September 2012, 08:21 PM
 ravichandran_p Senior Member Join Date: Sep 2012 Posts: 214
Re: What is the pattern of questions that are asked in CAT in English section?

There is no set or defined syllabus for the exam.
CAT examination mostly consists of quantitative ability, data interpretation and English multiple type questions.
Quantitative Aptitude:
Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc) Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra Profit & Loss Averages, Percentages, Partnership Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time Number system: HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns Simple Interest & Compound Interest Set Theory, Venn Diagram Installment Payments, Partnership, Clocks Probability, Permutations & Combination
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:
Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, etc. Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements. Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series, etc.
[B}English :[/B]
Comprehension of passage ( Poems can also come). Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word etc.
GK/GA/BA :
Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events Famous award and prizes World Records Books and authors Science, History, Geography, International organisations Important quotations Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc.
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22nd June 2013, 08:41 AM
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Re: What is the pattern of questions that are asked in CAT in English section?

Which books are useful to get good rank in CAT
#5
17th July 2013, 06:36 PM
 megayounus786 Senior Member Join Date: Jul 2013 Posts: 231
Re: What is the pattern of questions that are asked in CAT in English section?

Quote:
 Originally Posted by bubbles7 I would like to know the typical pattern of questions that are asked in CAT in the English section.. whether they are related to vocabulary, difficult words, etc.?? n also, how should i master this area of CAT? How do i improve my english? By reading novels, dictionary, i m actually confused about it. please help!

FORMAT OF CAT

Q.1) I hear that CAT will be held online. Is that correct?

Ans. CAT is a computer-based test (CBT) and not an Internet-based test (IBT) i.e. a candidate does not take the test on an Internet site. Instead of reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.

Q.2) How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format?

Ans. The format of the test is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an answer sheet.

Q.3) Can I take the test from any computer?

Ans. No. A candidate will have to test on a pre-assigned workstation and will not have a choice to choose his or her workstation, in the testing venue chosen by him/her during the time of registration.

Q.4) What does a CBT test looks like?

Ans. A CAT practice test is available on the website www.catiim.in for candidates to get familiarised with the functionality and navigation of the actual test.

For more details: http://www.catiim.in/
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