CAT 2018 Common Admission Test
Last Updated: 12th Nov, 2018
25th Nov 2018
5 days remaining for exam
Followed by : 1964
  Follow Exam

CAT 2018 Preparation Tips

By: Sakshi Awasthi on September 07, 2018

Your CAT preparation strategy entirely depends on how much time you are giving for your preparations. According to the experts, as your exam date approaches nearer, you need to spend major on the time in revising all the topics you have covered in the past few months. CAT Preparation involves Preparation strategy, preparation time, right study material and many other factors.

Below are the CAT Preparation tips, based on experts and toppers view:

Tips for Students preparing for CAT at home:

  • The candidate must know the revised CAT exam pattern.
  • The candidate must thoroughly analyze the CAT syllabus.
  • Examine your own weaker and stronger areas according to the syllabus.
  • Compile the best study material which includes books, study materials and research papers.
  • Start working on your weaker areas and master the areas where you are already confident.
  • Practice mock tests regularly and try to improve your mistakes.
  • You can also practice previous years question paper and try to complete them according to the time limit.

Prepare for CAT in 6 months:

  • Understand the CAT Exam Pattern and CAT Syllabus thoroughly.
  • Figure out your stronger and weaker areas.
  • Start with the basics of each topic. Develop the fundamentals and clear all your doubts.
  • Once you are done with the basics, start taking the sectional quiz.
  • Solve Mock Tests and Previous years paper daily, once you have covered the whole syllabus.
  • Assess your mistakes in mock tests and sample papers and overcome the difficulties, you had been facing while solving them.
  • As you have given enough time to your preparation, stay confident and trust yourself. 

Read More | Detailed CAT 2018 Preparation Tips

CAT 2018 Syllabus

Section-wise Topics and Sub-topics in CAT 2018 Syllabus:

Quantitative Aptitude







  • Number System
  • HCF
  • LCM
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Age Calculation
  • Time & Work
  • Distances
  • Theory of Equations
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Sequence & Series 
  • Angles
  • Lines
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Areas and Volumes – Rectangles
  • Squares
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Cubes
  • Cones
  • Spheres
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Maxima and Minima
  • Function
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Heights and Distances


CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The Indian Institute of Management- Calcutta has released the details about CAT exam pattern. The exam pattern for the current year has been slightly changed and the same has been continued since 2014.

Though there had been numerous changes in the CAT Exam Pattern for last 4 years, the basic structure remains the same. According to the revised examination structure, the CAT examination will comprise of 3 sections and will be conducted for 100 marks. The time duration for each section will be 60 minutes.

CAT Exam Pattern:


MBA Study : Scope and stats

emerging as the most
popula MBA destination
MBA aspirants
prefer South India
Average percent of Women
opting for MBA is 18%
higher than men

Know the detailed analysis on MBA Trends in India

CAT Latest News & Updates

CAT 2018: Admit Card Released at

The Admit Card of CAT 2018 has been released by the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta on the official website of IIM CAT at CAT examination is conducted to provide admissions in the top B schools across the country. ... Read more

CAT 2018: Mock Test Released at, Know the detailed information

The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta has released the Mock Test for the CAT 2018 examination which is scheduled to be conducted on November 25, 2018. The official mock test has been released yesterday i.e. on ... Read more

Know the topic-wise weightage in CAT 2018

The CAT 2018 examination is scheduled to be conducted on November 25, 2018. While the candidates are busy in CAT 2018 Preparation, it's the time know the weightage of each topic expected in the upcoming examination. Before knowing ... Read more

CAT 2018: Registrations Extended till September 26

The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta has extended the last date of CAT Registration from September 19, 2018, to September 26, 2018. The online application process for CAT 2018 examination commenced on August 8, 2018. The ... Read more

CAT 2018: Online application process closes in 2 days. Know what's new this year!

The Common Admission Test, known as CAT examination is scheduled to be conducted on November 25, 2018. The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta has started the registration process and the last date to apply for the examination is ... Read more
View All Latest News and Updates >>

Latest Articles on CAT

Top MBA Colleges in Delhi accepting CAT Score

The students who are aspiring to pursue Post Graduation in Management have enormous options in National Capital Delhi as the city is known for its quality education at a comparatively low fee, and due to the unique status, there is ... Read more

CAT Preparation 2018: How to Crack CAT 2018 Smartly!

CAT 2018 examination is scheduled to be conducted on November 25, 2018. Every year lakhs of candidate appear for the CAT examination to secure a seat in the top IIMs or in other top B schools. As the examination approaches nearer, the ... Read more

Top MBA Colleges in India 2018

MBA without a doubt is the most popular professional course among the students in India which opens the door of opportunities to them to join the leading industries globally. Candidates aspiring for taking MBA courses from the premier ... Read more

Schedule of CAT, SNAP, XAT and other Management Exams

With the rising trends of management studies across the country, every year thousands of candidates appear for Management Entrance examinations to secure a seat in the top B-school. CAT examination is the most preferred management ... Read more

CAT 2018: How to Score 99 Percentile in Verbal Ability

The CAT examination has evolved over the last 6 years. Every year there are a few new changes introduced in the examination. Last year the time duration of the examination was increased to 180 minutes whereas this year IIM Calcutta ... Read more
View All Articles >>

Top Colleges accepting CAT 2018

Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 19,65,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 11,80,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 19,00,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 22,00,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 20,960 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 6,14,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 7,10,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 19,80,920 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 15,41,000 /-
Duration : 2 years

CAT Topper Interview

IIM selection criteria

CAT 2018 Important Links

Review Exam

Popular MBA Exams

  • NMAT

    NMAT by GMAC

  • SNAP

    Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

    16th December, 2018
  • XAT

    Xavier Aptitude Test

    6th January, 2019
  • CMAT

    Common Management Admission Test

    28th January, 2019
  • MAT

    Management Aptitude Test

    Online & Offline