In this series of video tutorials, we will discuss the complete CAT Syllabus for CAT 2016 exam. We will learn about all the topics and chapters that will be covered in the following areas of CAT
Section 1 of Online CAT Exam covers: Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Section 2 of Online CAT Exam covers: Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal Ability
Quantitative Aptitude covers: Number System, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Modern Maths
Verbal Ability covers: Verbal Reasoning / Critical Reasoning, and Verbal Aptitude
In this particular video we cover the section wise break up of the CAT Exam. We also look at the relative importance of various sub-sections in CAT and also the relative importance of subsections in the CAT exam. This is based on the latest pattern of CAT Exam. This is the first video in the series of videos on CAT Syllabus.
Basics of Numbers
Divisibility and Factors
HCF / LCM
Finding Out Last Digit
Finding Out Last Two Digits
Number of Trailing Zeroes
Highest Power of a Number in a Factorial
Finding out Remainders
A common issue while preparing with Number System for CAT is that students are not aware or relative importance of various topics that are asked in Number System. They spend time sharpening their skills to find out the last two digits, or to understand Fermat Theorem to find out the remainders in Number System questions. This type of concepts are not required for CAT Preparation. In this video on CAT Syllabus, we will discuss the relative importance of various topics and chapters that are a part of the Number System syllabus for CAT preparation.
Basics Algebraic Formulae
Higher Degree Equations
Algebra is one of the most important topics when it comes to Quantitative Aptitude portion of the CAT 2016 Exam. The most number of questions in Quant, get asked either from Algebra or from Geometry. In Algebra, the chapter Functions has the most weightage. Some students think that they can skip topics like Basic Algebraic Equations and Inequalities because you rarely get direct questions on those in CAT. While it is technically correct, it is still a bad idea to skip these chapters. The reason being that the other questions which are asked in the CAT exam are based on these concepts.
Mean Median Mode
Simple & Compound Interest
Profit & Loss
Ratio & Proportion
Mixtures & Alligations
Time Speed & Distance
Time & Work
Arithmetic is an important part of CAT. Not only you get quite a few direct questions on the arithmetic concepts in the Quant section, but you also get some applications in the Data Interpretation section. Some of the calculation tips and tricks that you learn via percentage can be applicable in many other areas. To understand the relative importance of these arithmetic topics and also to understand what you should study in the above mentioned chapters, you should watch the video.