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CAT Topic-wise Solved Papers is a book that's targeted at students and other candidates aspiring to perform well in the Common Admission Test (CAT). The Common Admission Test is an online test conducted in India for candidates who seek admission to various management courses at top institutes like the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institute of Science, and several other business schools.
Every candidate is expected to complete two sections, each one containing 30 questions and having a duration of an hour and ten minutes. The first section is based on quantitative ability and data interpretation. The second section corresponds to logical reasoning and verbal ability. Around 16 CAT papers corresponding to the years 1994 to 2009 are covered in this book. The cancelled paper of the year 2003 is also included.
The book contains a total of 24 chapters that are compiled within 3 units. It presents 2300 problems as part of the three sections of the book. Every chapter ends with the solutions to the problems covered in the corresponding chapter. Alternative solutions are also provided wherever relevant.
The first section begins with the number system and set theory, and continues with topics like ratio and proportion, functions, profit and loss, percentage, geometry, probability, permutation and combination, and mensuration.
The second section of the book deals with the concepts of analytical and logical reasoning. It also covers data sufficiency, data tabulation, and various types of charts including pie charts, line charts, and bar charts.
The third section covers the elements of verbal ability. It includes chapters dealing with grammar, paragraph construction, vocabulary, punctuation, and reading comprehension.
The book provides numerous techniques and shortcuts to help CAT aspirants answer questions much faster than usual. Given the paucity of time in this highly competitive exam, the candidate will find theses tips and tricks very handy.
CAT Topic-wise Solved Papers has been published by Disha Publications. This particular edition of the book is the sixth edition, and it was published in the year 2010.
About The Authors
Deepak Agarwal has authored and co-authored several books including Discover The Genius In Your Child, Objective Maths Coordinate Geometry, Numerical Chemistry For IIT-JEE, and MAT Entrance Guide.
Shipra Agarwal has co-authored two books namely Quantitative Aptitude For CAT And Other Entrance Exams, and CAT Topic-wise Solved Papers.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Number System
Chapter 2 Set Theory
Chapter 3 Functions
Chapter 4 Average, Ratio & Proportion
Chapter 5 Algebra 1
Chapter 6 Algebra 2
Chapter 7 Percentage, Profit & Loss
Chapter 8 Geometry
Chapter 9 Mensuration
Chapter 10 Time, Distance & Work
Chapter 11 Permutation, Combination & Probability
Chapter 12 Line & Bar Chart
Chapter 13 Pie Chart
Chapter 14 Data Tabulation
Chapter 15 Data Sufficiency
Chapter 16 Logical Reasoning
Chapter 17 Analytical Reasoning 4Fte
Chapter 18 Vocabulary
Chapter 19 Grammar
Chapter 20 Paragraph Construction
Chapter 21 Critical Reasoning
Chapter 22 Reading Comprehension Based On Social Sciences
Chapter 23 Reading Comprehension Based On Natural Sciences
Chapter 24 Reading Comprehension Based On Humanities