CAT Coaching

What is CAT Exam?

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most prestigious and competitive entrance exams for admission to postgraduate management programs in India. Conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), CAT is the gateway to the IIMs and many other top business schools in the country.

Key Features of CAT:


In CAT, no age restriction is there. The applicant should have scored at least 50% in graduation and CAT can also be written by a student in the final year.

Bachelor’s degree from any institute (Recognized by UGC) 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD)
Engineering Degree- B.Tech/ B.E from any university (Recognized by AICTE/MHRD) 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD)
Students pursuing final year of degree examination 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD)

Documents required for CAT Application

Below we have provided the complete list of the documents required to fill up the CAT exam form.


The CAT Exam pattern consists of the following sections:

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 24 questions × 3 marks for right answer 40 minutes (fixed)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 20 questions × 3 marks for right answer 40 minutes (fixed)
Quantitative Ability (QA) 22 questions × 3 marks for right answer 40 minutes (fixed)
Sections Questions MCQ Type in the answer (TITA) Maximum Marks
VARC 24 16-18 06-08 72
DILR 20 14 06 60
QA 22 14 08 66
Total 66 44-46 20-22 198

Note : In case of any changes in the CAT exam pattern IIMs issues an official notification for candidates on their official website

CLAT UG Exam pattern 2024

The CLAT exam in 2024 for undergraduate (UG) course has a simple and clear pattern. CLAT 2024 exam will be conducted offline in pen and paper based mode,giving aspirants two hours to answer 120 Objective type questions. Each question carries one mark, with a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect . If you don’t know the answer, it’s okay not to answer- there’s no penalty for that.


The Common Admission Test (CAT) is designed to evaluate the skills necessary for success in a business school and beyond. The syllabus is divided into three main sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA).

Detailed section wise syllabus

VARC Section

VARC is an important section of CAT exam. It comprises two subsections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Let us examine the key topics covered in this section:

Fill in the blanks Para Comprehension and inference Verbal logic
Verbal reasoning Subject-verb agreement Para Jumbles
Sentence completion Foreign language words used in English Different usage of the same words
Grammar Reading Comprehension Idioms
Syllogism Analogies Antonyms
Jumbled paragraphs Sentence correction One word substitution
Parts of speech Preposition Type of clauses
Phrases Modifiers Errors in tenses Articles Usage

DILR section

Data interpretation and logical reasoning ( DILR) section play a very important role in CAT preparation. It is subdivided into two sections: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

Blood Relations Clock and Calendars Syllogism
Series Statements Venn Diagram
Critical Reasoning Family tree Data Analysis
Direction Sense Data Arrangement Tables
Coding - decoding Binary logic Pie Charts
Assumptions Seating Arrangement Data Sufficiency
Puzzles Sets and Caselets Bar and line Graphs

Quantitative Aptitude(QA) section

This section evaluates the candidate’s mathematical skills and problem-solving ability. The topics covered include:

Geometry Ratio and Proportion Number System
Trigonometry Linear and Quadratic equations Geometric Progression
Algebra Time - Speed - Distance Percentage
Mensuration Profit & loss Partnership (Accounts)
Simple and Compound Interest Mixture and Allegations Time and Work

Preparation Tips for CAT Exam

To prepare for the CAT exam, a strategic approach and consistent effort are needed. Here is a list of some essential preparation tips to help you succeed:

Top Colleges Accepting CAT Score

A total of 115+ reputed B-schools in India accept CAT scores and a few foreign Institutes also consider CAT. Apart from 21 IIMS, CAT participating Institutes include other public and private Institutes. Some of the top B-schools accepting CAT scores are:


State Exam Centers
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Aurangabad, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Raipur
Delhi-NCR Delhi, New Delhi, Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Panipat, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida
Goa Madgaon, Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hisar, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh Simla, Waknaghat
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Kashmir
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bangalore, Belagavi (Belgaum), Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Udupi
Kerala Ernakulam, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Ulhasnagar
Puducherry Puducherry
Meghalaya Shillong
Manipur Imphal
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Rourkela
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli
Mizoram Aizawl
Punjab Bhatinda, Chandigarh, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Barabanki, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi
Telangana Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Warangal
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
Tripura Agartala
Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu Silvassa
Ladakh Leh
Nagaland Kohima

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