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Free Quant Formula Book,
Shortcuts, Tips & Tricks,
and GK Material

About the Quant[PDF] Ebook

Quantitative Aptitude section is a very important part of the CAT Syllabus and is feared by a lot of candidates, especially the students from a non-engineering background. The key to crack this section is to understand the fact that the questions asked in CAT Exam are of an easy-moderate level of difficulty and one needs to practice a lot of questions.

However, it is very important to know and remember the formulas and which are required to crack the Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT Exam. CareerAnna aims to make the latter step easy for you by compiling a PDF which contains all the formulas and shortcuts you'll need to ace this section. So let go of your fears and join this exciting journey with CareerAnna.

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Important Information for CAT 2019 Exam Preparation

CAT 2019 Important Dates

CAT 2019 Online Registration Starts: August First Week

CAT 2019 Online Registration Ends: Mid September

CAT 2019 Admit Card Release: Mid October

CAT 2019 Exam Date: Last Sunday of November/First Sunday of December

CAT 2019 Result Date: Second Week of January

CAT 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Time: 3 hours

Total No. of questions: 100

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation: 32

Quantitative Aptitude: 34

CAT 2019 Preparation Books

Here are the books recommended by CAT 2018 toppers which every CAT 2019 aspirant should refer to. The list consists of the Physical books and Online resources from which any CAT 2019 aspirant can improve their scores in CAT VARC, LRDI and Quant Section.

CAT Preparation in 6 Months

Thinking of preparing in the last 6 months? Here is how to prepare for CAT 2019 in 6 months and how CAT 2019 Online Preparation will be helpful to get a good score in the CAT 2019 Exam.

CAT Preparation Strategy for Working Professionals

With a majority of working professionals facing issues of time management and balancing work with CAT 2019 Preparation, we bring to you CAT 2019 Study Plan and strategy for Working Professionals.

CAT 2019 Preparation Strategy for College Students

Most of the college-going students struggle with the question: What is an effective time table for CAT preparation for a college student?
We bring you the complete strategy for a college student to crack CAT.

Should I take a drop to prepare for CAT exam?

‘Should I take a drop to prepare for CAT’? is a common question among MBA aspirants and one can easily observe them having queries about it on different social forums. While we understand the apprehension is right on your part, let us delve deep into the issue and see how should we arrive at an informed decision when it comes to this dilemma

Online CAT Coaching vs Offline CAT Coaching

Which is Better? Online CAT 2019 Coaching or Offline Coaching? Before we get on to the answer to this question, let us know some details about CAT 2019, and then move to Online CAT 2019 Coaching vs Offline Coaching.

Frequenty Asked Questions
Q. What is CAT Exam for?

CAT is one of the most popular entrance exams for admission into India’s top Business schools like the IIMs. Its score is considered for selection by a lot of other colleges also.

Q. What is CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019?

To appear for the CAT exam, a candidate should have at least 50% marks or equivalent GPA in graduation or a professional degree.
Final year students are also eligible to apply for CAT Exam. So, if you will graduate in 2020, you can appear for CAT 2019 exam.

Q. What is IIM Selection Criteria through CAT 2019 Score?

CAT score is the most important criteria for selection at IIMs. In addition to CAT 2019 Score, IIMs will also consider Academic Background, Marks of class 10, 12 and graduation, Work Experience, Gender and Caste for giving WAT PI Shortlist.

Q. If you get a good score, is the selection automatic in top B-schools?

No. By applying for CAT, you automatically apply to the IIMs but you need to apply toother colleges separately. Also, this is just one of the steps in selection for top B-schools.
Most of them also have a Written Ability Test / Group Discussion / Personal Interview roundas well.

Q. What are the CAT 2019 Important Dates?

The application process starts around July end.
You can typically apply till mid-September.
The exam is conducted in November end.
The results are declared in January of the following year.
After that, the selection process continues till March-April for most B-schools.

Q. How long is the CAT exam?

3 hours

Q. How many sections are there in CAT 2019 exam?

1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VA & RC)
2. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LR & DI)
3. Quantitative Ability (QA)

Q. How many questions will be there in CAT 2019 exam?

VA & RC will have 34 questions.
LR & DI will have 32 questions.
Quantitative Aptitude will have 34 questions.

Q. Is there a fixed time allocated per section in the CAT 2019 exam?

Yes. 1 hour per section
This means that you will not be allowed to jump from one section to another. If you finish a section in less than 1 hour, you will have to sit and wait. If you are taking more than 1 hourto finish a section, the answer sheet / your responses will be automatically submitted.

Q. How much do you need to score to get selected in India’s top Business schools?

98%ile and above for top B-schools (IIMs, FMS)
95%ile to 98%ile for good B-schools (NITIE, MDI, IITs)
90%ile to 95%ile for decent B-schools (IMT, IMI, DSE, TAPMI, XIMB, KJ Somaiya)
Apart from IIMs, FMS, SPJain Mumbai and NITIE Mumbai, no other major B School hassectional cutoff as well.
You can find past data of Score vs Percentile here.

Q. Will there be an on-screen calculator in the CAT 2019 exam?


Q. What will be the marking scheme in CAT 2019?

3 marks for each correct answer.
-1 for each incorrect answer (objective questions)
0 for each incorrect answer (TITA questions)
0 for each question that you did not attempt
TITA stands for ‘Type in the Answer’. In some questions, you will need to type the answer and not select it from options.

Q. What is the syllabus for CAT 2019 Exam?

Please check complete and official CAT Syllabus for CAT 2019 Exam

Q. What are some of the recommended books / material to prepare for the CAT exam?

You can use books from Tata McGraw Hill, Pearson, or Arihant.
You can use material from IMS / TIME / Career Launcher.
A detailed analysis can be found here: Recommended Books for CAT Exam Preparation

Score vs Percentile in CAT 2018 exam