CAT 2016 Sample Paper
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CAT 2016 Sample Paper: The sample paper of CAT 2016 is the set of questions from each section which you can practice and solve in order to prepare for the exam. CAT 2016 Sample Paper can serve your purpose of taking mock tests. This article of Careers360 brings to you the details of downloading the CAT 2016 sample paper and how to utilise it.

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CAT 2016 has been announced by IIM Bangalore on July 31, 2016. The exam was held in two slots in a single day window on December 4, 2016. If you have decided to take CAT 2016, the best way to prepare is by solving questions of each section from the CAT 2016 sample paper. You may download the Sample Paper for free from here at this page. Follow the steps given below:

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After downloading, you may take a full length test or can take sectional test as well. Before you start practicing, we bring to you the CAT 2016 exam pattern, which is same as last year.


CAT 2016 Mock Test

The CAT 2016 Mock Test, or tutorial has been released on October 24, 2016. It gives the candidates the idea about exam structure, navigation process, question types among the overall test taking experience. 


CAT 2016 is an objective type multiple choice test of 100 questions from 3 sections, Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR). The number of questions is 34 in QA and VARC and 32 in DI & LR. Although there is no prescribed CAT 2016 syllabus, based on the exam analysis and trend, you can guess the topics to prepare for.


The CAT 2016 application process started from August 8, 2016 and ended September 27. The application process was extended by 5 days, from September 22. The admit card is available from October 24, extended from the original deadline of October 18. The number of applications received by IIM for CAT 2016 is 2,32,434. IIM Bangalore conducted CAT 2016 and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will be the online testing partner.

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i have got 82 in 10th, 55 in 12th and 68 in graduation what should i score in cat to get good b with avg salary of 8,9lkhs

Rehan Alam Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

You have to score a minimum of 99 percentile to get at least one good IIM call as your academics are not good. You could get a call from new IIMs if you score 99 percentile as the top tier IIMs will not give you a chance due to your poor acads.

Colleges you could look for are like IIM Nagpur, Kashipur, Shillong, etc. These colleges if you study well will provide you with a good package of 10-12 lpa.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


i have got 90 percentile in cat but my academic scores are quite low 80 percent in 10th,55 percent in 12 from bihar board and 65 percent in graduation from bihar board, would i get good clg

Rehan Alam Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

You will not be able to get any good business school like top IIMs, MDI, IIFT, or FMS. However, you can still get a good MBA tier 3/4 college if you increase your percentile to 98 percentile.

However, according to your grads, you must not be disappointed if you don't get a call at 99 because your marks are not good.

Hope for the best. Thank you.


what is the syllabus of CAT exam it stream wise ...? which stream students is eligible for CAT ?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019


Eligibility for CAT is graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with 50% aggregate, for SC/ST/PwD it's 45%.

So, people from any background can apply for CAT, provided they have required aggregate at their graduation level against their category.

Now, coming to the syllabus for CAT, there's no specific syllabus for CAT, one needs to rely on past years sample papers to get a fair idea about the pattern and weightage given to each topic and section.In general, questions are mostly from middle school level English and Mathematics.

There are mainly three sections in CAT-

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation which includes topics such as Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism etc.

Quantitative Aptitude which includes topics such as Geometry, Algebra, Time and Work, Mensuration, Number System etc.

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension which includes topics such as Sentence completion, Questions based on reading comprehension, Para-jumbles & para-summar, inferences etc.

To know the detailed topics, kindly go through the following link-


i got failed in ap eamcet.can i get a good percentage in cat now

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

See if you have failed in past then its bot necessary that you will fail again or you might get a very good percentile this time.The only thing that is your hand and by which you can perform well in CAT is my preparing with determination and consistency.
All you need to do is just give you best in the studies and then you will surely perform well in CAT.

I hope this helps.

how to prepare for cat in 1 month

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Hey there

Honestly there is a difference between just finishing the syllabus and preparing for selection in cat. See you can finish the syllabus if you'll work really hard in one month but trust me only unless you are extraordinary you won't be able to get selected for iims or other good colleges. But don't loose hope you should fight till last.

Check about cat good luck

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