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 2021 with their weightages are given below.

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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
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CAT 2019 Quant Distribution:

Topics 2019 – Slot 1 2019 – Slot 2
Averages, Ratios, Percentage, Mixtures 7 8
Profit, Loss and Interest 2 3
Time, Distance and Work 5 4
Functions, Graphs and Statistics 4 2
Progression and Series 2 3
Linear Equations 1
Quadratic Equations 2 2
Inequalities 1 1
Logarithms, Surds and Indices 3 2
Geometry 7 5
Number Systems 3
Probability and Combinatorics
Venn Diagrams 1

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CAT Quant TITA vs Non-TITA

Question Type 2020 – Slot 1 2020 – Slot 2 2020 – Slot 3 2019 – Slot 1 2019 – Slot 2
TITA 8 8 8 11 11
Non-TITA 18 18 18 23 23

Close to one-third of the paper comprises TITA Questions [as per 2019 and 2020].

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 3 Free CAT Mocks on our website to assist you in your preparation. Hope you find this article helpful. Wish you all the best for CAT 2021.

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