Quantitative Aptitude (or General Mathematics) is the third and last section of the CAT. Questions are from different topics like Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Maths, Geometry, Mensuration, Probability, and Trigonometry.

In all, there are 34 questions. There are 24 to 27 MCQs and 7 to 10 Non-MCQs in Quant section of the CAT exam.

Quantitative Ability Important Topics for CAT

Arithmetic

  1. Number Systems
  2. LCM and HCF
  3. Percentages
  4. Profit, Loss and Discount
  5. Simple Interest
  6. Compound Interest
  7. Speed, Time and Distance
  8. Time and Work
  9. Averages
  10. Ratio and Proportion
  11. Mixtures and Alligation

Algebra

  1. Linear Equations
  2. Quadratic Equations
  3. Complex Numbers
  4. Logarithm
  5. Progressions (Sequences and Series)
  6. Binomial Theorem
  7. Surds and Indices
  8. Inequalities
  9. Functions and Graphs

Other Topics

  1. Permutation and Combination
  2. Probability
  3. Set Theory
  4. Geometry
  5. Mensuration
  6. Co-ordinate Geometry
  7. Trigonometry