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As a CAT 2021 aspirant, the first thing you need to do to prepare is to understand the CAT syllabus. Knowing the CAT syllabus 2021 is one thing, and understanding the contents of that syllabus is quite another. By the contents of the syllabus, we mean the individual topics and subtopics that fall in that syllabus.
We recommend you to understand the syllabus by getting into the details of the different topics and subtopics, by understanding the different types of questions that have come from those topics and subtopics, and by understanding their relevance in the context of the latest CAT exam pattern, you’ll be able to prepare well.
Before we go any further, we would like to let you know that there is no official syllabus of CAT. The syllabus that you see here and that you come across through other sources is just an accumulation of topics in the recent CAT papers.
To create a list of subjects, our experts at EduRev reviewed last year's papers and listed the topics that are important from the CAT exam’s perspective. For many years, the subjects and sub-topics have been quite consistent.
The CAT exam tests the aspirants’ aptitude in three areas
The syllabus for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension is discussed below
The Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension syllabus comprises the following two broad areas: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.
The VARC section of CAT previous year paper had the following sectional composition:
The above table shows that the CAT VARC syllabus is simple and less extensive. But the CAT exam pattern keeps on changing, and so do the questions asked in the exam. If we consider the papers of the past fifteen years, we see that there are plenty of topics that have been in and out of the CAT VARC section.
Since the questions from these topics have not been consistently coming, it is difficult for us to say whether such types of questions will come again or not. Nevertheless, we recommend the students to be prepared with these topics to face any uncertainties on the day of the exam.
Here is the list of the topics that have come in the CAT exam or are still a part of the VARC section of the CAT exam.
2. Para jumbles
11. Selecting Words
12. English grammar & Grammar Tenses
14. Binary Logic