Syllabus for CAT 2009

There is no prefixed pattern for CAT.  The syllabus given below is based on the experience of previous CATs. The list may not be exhaustive but almost the entire gamut is covered. CAT 2009 will be online


Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Installment Payments, Partnership, Clocks, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Co-ordinate geometry, Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc), Logarithm, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, Pipes and Cisterns, Functions etc.


Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.


Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.


Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc.
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Vedic Mathematics Course

Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). The aim of such sutra is to simplify the entire calculations and arithmetical operations.

Vedic Maths Course

There are 16 sutras in vedic mathematics as per Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji Maharaj.  The below mentioned list of topics (course content) is how I look at it.


  1. Vedic Addition
  2. Vedic Subtraction
    1. All from 9 and the last from 10
    2. Various other methods
  3. Multiplication (inclusive of mental multiplication)
    1. “By one more than the previous one”
    2. Multiplication by 9, 99,  ( and so on), 11, 111, (and son on..)
    3. Base method of multiplication and many more
    4. Vertically and crosswise multiplications – criss-cross method
  4. Part of Division (you will be amazed)
    1. “Transpose and apply”
    2. Special division cases
  5. Squaring (it’s so simple) : More than 10 different methods will be discussed for different cases
    1. Squaring numbers ending in 5
    2. Squaring any 2 digit number
  6. Square root of perfect squares and imperfect squares.
  7. Cubing(using things differently)
  8. Cube Roots (by seeing only & not by working on it). Different methods for perfect cube and non-perfect cube
  9. Dates and calendar
  10. Magic Square
  11. Special mathematical tricks and techniques
  12. Application of vedic mathematics in trigonometry, geometry, algebra and calculus
  13. Value (finding and remembering) of fractions
  14. Checking the accuracy of different mathematical operations
  15. Differential calculus
  16. Solving an algebraic equation of one variable
    1. “Transpose and adjust (the coefficient)”
  17. Solving simultaneous equation and quadratic equation
    1. “If the Samuccaya is the same (on both sides of the equation, then) that Samuccaya is (equal to) zero”
    2. By the Paravartya rule
    3. “If one is in ratio, the other one is zero.”
  18. Solving cubic equation
  19. Solving fractional equation
    1. “The ultimate (binomial) and twice the penultimate (binomial) (equals zero),”

Through (QM) I’ll try to cover all the above vedic maths related topics. Lot of other topics, techniques, shortcuts will be part of QM. Mathematical games, puzzles, riddles, etc. are also included to make every kid sharp.

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Benefits of Vedic Mathematics

Advantages and Benefits of Vedic Mathematics

Helps students to get rid of math phobia and improve grades
Helps students solve mathematical problems about 15 times faster. See how fast multiplication can be using the shortcut for multiplication
Helps in intelligent interpolation.
Reduces burden on the student as he/she has to know tables up to nine only.
Improves mental calculation.
Improves concentration as well as confidence.

Very simple, direct, totally unconventional, original and consummate

Once you are aware of the basics of Vedic Maths you can practice and make yourself a human calculator. Vedic Mathematics is magical.

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