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CAT / MAT 2020 Related information

CAT Syllabus 2020

CAT 2020 exam pattern is likely to remain the same as that of CAT 2019, barring change in topic-wise distribution of questions. Given below are the key points of CAT exam pattern.

CAT exam pattern: Highlights

Exam timings

Slot 1: 9 am to 12 pm; Slot 2: 2 pm to 5 pm

Number of sections

Three

Names of the sections

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Duration of exam

60 minutes per section (Total 180 minutes)

Language of question paper

English

Total number of questions

100

Section-wise number of questions

  • VARC -34
  • DILR- 32
  • QA - 34

Number of answer choices

Four

Type of questions

MCQs and Non-MCQs

Section-wise difficulty level

  • VARC - Easy to moderate
  • DILR- Moderate to difficult
  • QA - Difficult

Total marks

300

Marking Scheme

  • 3 marks for each right question
  • Negative marking of 1/3 for each wrong MCQ
  • No negative marking in non-MCQs


CAT Syllabus 2020

CAT syllabus 2020 will include important topics from the following three sections:
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)

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MAT 2020 Syllabus

MAT Syllabus contain various topics from the subjects – Mathematical skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Language comprehension. Check various topics for various subjects below:

Language Comprehension:

This section will be based on the topics i.e. English grammar, synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, sentence completion, sentence corrections, different usage of same words, one word substitutions, fill in the blanks etc.

Mathematical Skill:

This section will include questions from time and work, percentage, simple compound interest, profit and loss, number system, trigonometry, height and distance, LCM and HCF, ratio proportions, clock calendars, time speed and distance, partnership etc.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency:

In this section important topics will be data sufficiency, Venn diagram, charts i.e. column, bar, pie, line graph, puzzles, pie chart, data comparison, bar charts and data tables etc.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning:

Logical Reasoning will be based on the topics i.e. course of actions, family trees, blood relations, numeric grid, pie chart, calendar, critical reasoning, multi-dimensional arrangement, syllogism, column graph, critical reasoning, series, visual reasoning and etc.

Indian Global Environment:

This section will contain questions based on current affairs and latest news and other topics like world records, business, books and authors, history, social issues, geography, finance, automobiles, politics, famous awards and price etc.

CAT / MAT 2020 Question Papers With Solution and Answer Key - PDF download

Candidates can download the CAT / MAT previous years question papers from the table available below. The question papers of CAT / MAT 2020 will be provided on this page when available.

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CAT 2020 Dates

Given below are tentative CAT 2020 dates for reference. The exact dates will be updated once the CAT 2020 notification is released.

CAT 2020 Events

CAT 2020 Dates

CAT 2020 notification release

Last week of July 2020

CAT Registrations start

First week of August 2020

Registrations end

Last week of September 2020

CAT form correction

Last week of September 2020

CAT mock test and official tutorial release

Second week of October, 2020

Admit card release

Third week of October, 2020

CAT 2020 exam

Last Sunday of November or first Sunday of December 2020

Answer key release

A week after the exam

Result declaration

First week of January 2021



MAT 2020 Syllabus

MAT Syllabus is prescribed by AIMA and it includes five subjects, namely, Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment. To perform well in MAT 2020, it is important to prepare as per the syllabus. Read all about MAT 2020 syllabus below.

MAT Syllabus 2020: Highlights

MAT syllabus is prescribed by AIMA, the exam conducting body
There has been no change in the MAT syllabus for 2020
The syllabus of Computer Based Test (CBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT) modes of MAT exam is same

Section-wise MAT 2020 Syllabus

Section A: Language Comprehension

The section includes 40 Multiple Choice Questions based on the topics listed in the table below -

S.No.

Syllabus

01

Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb

02

Speech

03

Sentence making and correction

04

Antonyms

05

Synonyms

06

One word substitution

07

Idioms/Phrases

08

Reading Comprehension

09

Vocabulary

10

Grammar

11

Fill in the blanks

12

Para Jumble



Section B and C: Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Mathematics

These sections comprise 40 objective type questions each, based on topics including G.P, A.P, Geometry, Statistics, and also Accountancy. Check the table below for topics of both the sections -

S.No.

Syllabus

01

Time-Speed-Distance

02

Ratios and Proportion

03

HCF & LCM

04

In-equations Quadratic and linear equations

05

Averages

06

Number system

07

Algebra

08

Geometric Progression

09

Partnership (Accounts)

10

Geometry including Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, & Cones

11

Work and time

12

Profit & Loss

13

Percentages



Section D: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

This section has 40 questions to gauge analytical and cognitive skills of the test takers. The questions in this section are based on the topics given in the table below -

S.No.

Syllabus

01

Family tree

02

Course of Action

03

Arrangement

04

Pie Chart

05

Calendars

06

Statement Conclusions

07

Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments

08

Puzzles

09

Series

10

Blood Relations

11

Coding & Decoding

12

Column graphs

13

Multi-dimensional arrangements

14

Visual reasoning

15

Numeric grid

16

Critical Reasoning

17

Syllogisms

18

Graphs representing Area



Section E: Indian & Global Environment Section

This section carries 40 MCQs based on topics related to General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and other trending topics of business, economy, sports, science, etc. Check the table below for all topics of this section -

S.No.

Syllabus

01

Current affairs

02

Top officials of big companies

03

Punch line of companies

04

Important Quotations

05

Sports

06

Science

07

World Records

08

Famous awards and Prizes

09

History

10

Social issues

11

Finance

12

Entertainment

13

Business

14

Books and Authors

15

International Organisation

16

Geography

17

Major Corporate news

18

Politics

CAT 2020: Test Cities

The table below, indicates cities across India where CAT 2020 is expected to be conducted by IIMCAT.


Port Blair

Hamirpur

Mumbai

Guntur

Jammu

Nashik

Nellore

Bokaro

Satara

Vijayawada

Dhanbad

Palghar

Kakinada

Hazaribagh

Ulhasnagar

Rajahmundry

Jamshedpur

Shillong

Visakhapatnam

Ranchi

Aizawl

Kurnool

Belagavi(Belgaum)

Kohima

Tirupathi

Bengaluru

Balasore

Vizianagaram

Hubballi(Hubli)

Cuttack

Itanagar

Mysuru(Mysore)

Sambalpur

Dibrugarh

Kalaburagi(Gulbarga)

Berhampur

Silchar

Shivamogga(Shimoga)

Dhenkanal

Guwahati

Dharwad

Bhubaneswar

Tezpur

Mangaluru(Mangalore)

Rourkela

Jorhat

Udupi

Puducherry

Aurangabad-Bihar

Kannur

Pathankot

Darbhanga

Ernakulam

Ludhiana

Arrah

Kollam

Amritsar

Muzaffarpur

Kottayam

Bhatinda

Bhagalpur

Kozhikode

Patiala

Patna

Thrissur

Jalandhar

Mohali

Trivandrum

Sangrur

Chandigarh

Bhopal

Ajmer

Bhilai Nagar

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Bilaspur

Ujjain

Sikar

Raipur

Gwalior

Alwar

Delhi

Sagar

Jodhpur

Faridabad

Indore

Udaipur

Gurugram

Satna

Bikaner

Ghaziabad

Bhopal

Kota

New Delhi

Jabalpur

Madurai

Greater Noida

Ujjain

Chennai

Noida

Gwalior

Salem

Meerut

Sagar

Trichy

Panaji

Indore

Coimbatore

Ahmedabad

Satna

Vellore

Mehsana

Amravati

Tirunelveli

Vadodara

Jalgaon

Hyderabad

Anand

Nagpur

Karimnagar

Rajkot

Pune

Warangal

Gandhinagar

Solapur

Allahabad

Surat

Navi Mumbai

Bareilly

Ambala

Ahmednagar

Kanpur

Hisar

Kolhapur

Muzaffarnagar

Karnal

Nanded

Agra

Kurushetra

Raigad

Gorakhpur

Panipat

Thane

Lucknow

Rohtak

Vasai

Varanasi

Shimla

Aurangabad

Aligarh

Jhansi

Moradabad

Dehradun

Haldwani

Roorkee

Asansol

Durgapur

Bankura

Burdwan

Kolkata

Hooghly

Kalyani

Siliguri

 

 



MAT 2020 Exam Centres for PBT Mode

MAT 2020 February exam will be conducted in 48 cities. Check below listed test cities of MAT 2020 February exam to be conducted in PBT mode.

MAT Test Cities for PBT Mode exam

Ahmedabad

Guwahati

Mengaluru

Allahabad

Haridwar

Mumbai

Ambala

Hyderabad

Nagpur

Bareilly

Imphal

Patna

Bengaluru

Indore

Pune

Bhilai

Jaipur

Raipur

Bhopal

Jammu

Ranchi

Bhubaneswar

Jamshedpur

Rourkela

Chandigarh

Kanpur

Srinagar

Chennai

Kochi

Suryamani nagar

Coimbatore

Kolkata

Thiruvananthapuram

Dehradun

Kottayam

Trichy

Delhi (ncr)

Kozhikode

Varanasi

Dibrugarh

Lucknow

Vijayawada

Durgapur

Ludhiana

Visakhapatnam

Ghaziabad

Madurai

 

Gurgaon

Meerut

 



For MAT CBT mode, candidates need to take the test systems facilitated at their allotted exam centre. They need to login with their User ID and Password in the allotted system for taking the exam. MAT Question paper and OMR sheet will be displayed on the screen itself.

MAT 2020 Exam Centres for CBT Mode

The CBT mode exam of MAT is conducted in lesser number of cities than PBT exam. Given below is the list of MAT 2020 test cities for CBT exam.

MAT Test Cities for CBT Mode exam

Ahmedabad

Hyderabad

Patna

Bengaluru

Indore

Pune

Bhopal

Jaipur

Raipur

Bhubaneswar

Jammu

Ranchi

Chandigarh

Kochi

Thiruvananthapuram

Chennai

Kolkata

Trichy

Coimbatore

Kottayam

Varanasi

Dehradun

Kozhikode

Vijayawada

Delhi (ncr)

Lucknow

Visakhapatnam

Gurgaon

Mumbai

 

Guwahati

Nagpur

 





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