  The Common Admission Test (CAT) is among the most challenging exams at the post-graduation level. This year, IIM Lucknow will conduct the CAT 2023 on November 26.
The CAT syllabus includes three sections, namely; Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC).
The Quantitative Aptitude (QA) sections in the CAT examination include questions from various topics, including Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Modern Mathematics, and Number Systems.Looking at the previous year’s trends, the Arithmetic section has the height weightage while Modern Mathematics and Number System has the lowest. The Quantitative Aptitude section in the CAT exam evaluates candidates on their mathematical and analytical skills.

 CAT Quantitative Aptitude syllabus Geometry Ratios and Proportion Inequalities Trigonometry In-equations Quadratic and Linear Equations Work and Time Algebra Surds and Indices Percentages Mensuration Time-Speed-Distance Logarithms Partnership (Accounts) Number System Square Root and Cube Root Profit & Loss Geometric Progression Simple Interest and Compound Interest Mean, Mode, Median Binomial Theorem Probability

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CAT 2022 Topic Wise Weightage for Quantitative Aptitude (Slot-I)

 Topics Number of Questions Weightage (%) Arithmetic 8 36 Geometry and Mensuration 3 14 Algebra 8 36 Modern Math 2 9 Number Systems 1 5

Tips to better prepare for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Section
Understand the basics
Before moving to the complex ideas, ensure that you understand fundamental subjects like algebra, arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry. Many resources like textbooks, online guides, and practice problems can assist with this.
Grasp concepts thoroughly
Instead of just memorizing formulas, invest time in understanding the principles behind them. This will help in applying the formulas to a wider range of problems. Practice solving various problems related to these concepts once you understand them.