CAT Quant Marks Distribution | QA Topic-wise Weightage

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CAT Quant Marks Distribution
CAT Quant Marks Distribution

CAT Quant Marks Distribution | QA Topic-wise Weightage

The Quantitative Ability (QA) section of CAT has a well-defined syllabus which it sticks to. Since less than two months are left for the examination, this article focuses on CAT Quant Marks Distribution so that you are aware of which topics need more attention than others. In this article, we will take a look at the last years’ papers and try to generalise the distribution of various topics in the quants section. We will break down the entire quant syllabus into smaller concepts such as Profit-Loss-Interest, Number Systems and analyze which areas need more focus.

In the QA section, there are a few topics are extremely crucial & repeated every year in the CAT exam. Some of the most important syllabus topics for CAT 2023 with their weightages are given below.

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CAT 2022 Quant Distribution:

Key Topics Sub-topics Slot-1 Slot-2 Slot-3
Arithmetic Averages, Ratio and Proportion 5 5 5
Profit, Loss and Interest 3 1 1
Time, Distance and Work 1 2 5
Geometry Geometry 3 3 3
Algebra Quadrilaterals, Polynomial Equations 1 1 2
Progressions and Series 1 3 1
Linear Equations and Inequalities 2 2 3
Modern Math Logarithms, Surds and Indices 0 1 1
Functions and Graphs 3 2 1
Probability Combinatorics 1 1 1
Number Systems Number Systems 1 1 1
Venn Diagrams Venn Diagrams 1 0 0

CAT 2021 Quant Distribution:

Topics 2021 – Slot 1 2021 – Slot 2 2021 – Slot 3
Averages, Ratios, Percentage, Mixtures 4 5 4
Profit, Loss and Interest 2 1 1
Time, Distance and Work 3 3 3
Functions, Graphs and Statistics 1 1
Progression and Series 2 2 1
Linear Equations 2 1 2
Quadratic Equations 1 2 1
Inequalities 2 2 3
Logarithms, Surds and Indices 1 1 1
Geometry 3 3 4
Number Systems 1
Probability and Combinatorics 1 1 1
Venn Diagrams

CAT 2020 Quant Distribution:

Topics 2020 – Slot 1 2020 – Slot 2 2020 – Slot 3
Averages, Ratios, Percentage, Mixtures 4 3 3
Profit, Loss and Interest 2 2 2
Time, Distance and Work 4 5 4
Functions, Graphs and Statistics 2 1 3
Progression and Series 1
Linear Equations 1 1 2
Quadratic Equations 1 1 1
Inequalities 2 4 2
Logarithms, Surds and Indices 4 1 4
Geometry 3 4 2
Number Systems 1 1 3
Probability and Combinatorics 2 1
Venn Diagrams 1

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CAT Quant TITA vs Non-TITA

Question Paper Slot TITA Non-TITA
2022 – Slot 1 8 14
2022 – Slot 2 8 14
2022 – Slot 3 8 14
2021 – Slot 1 8 14
2021 – Slot 2 8 14
2021 – Slot 3 8 14
2020 – Slot 1 8 18
2020 – Slot 2 8 18
2020 – Slot 3 8 18

 

If we categorize the topics into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Modern Maths, we can see that Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry form an important portion of the paper. You can not score well in this section if you are not thorough with the fundamentals of these subsections.

You can check out Previous Year CAT Papers and Free CAT Mock on our website to assist you in your preparation. Hope you find this article helpful. Wish you all the best for CAT 2023.

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