CAT 2017 Question Paper - Official (Released by IIM Lucknow)
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CAT 2017 Question Paper - IIM Lucknow, the exam conducting body of CAT had released the CAT 2017 question paper on December 7, 2017. It is the first time that IIMs have released the CAT question paper 2017. Along with the official question paper of CAT 2017, answer keys have also been released. Moreover, test takers could submit objections against a particular question’s correct answer option until December 9, 2017, 2 PM. Earlier, although candidates and CAT aspirants looked for CAT question paper, it was not released by IIMs either after the test or later, along with result. The CAT 2017 Question Paper will help CAT aspirants to know the actual questions asked by IIMs and prepare accordingly. CAT takers can download the CAT question paper 2017 from here at this page.

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Important Dates of CAT Question Paper 2017

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Important Dates

CAT 2017 exam

November 26, 2017

CAT 2017 Question Paper released

December 7, 2017

CAT 2017 Objection Submission Deadline

December 9, 2017 (2 PM)

CAT 2017 Result

Second week of January 2018

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CAT takers can not only check the questions and answer options but also had the opportunity to submit objections against one or more questions if they feel the answer key is incorrect. Following are the steps to be followed in order to obtain the CAT 2017 question paper and file for objection.

 

How to download CAT Question Paper 2017

  • Visit the official CAT 2017 website

  • Login through CAT 2017 credentials (user ID and password)

  • Click on the tab Shift1/Shift2 Question Paper

  • Download the PDF form or check at the website itself

Steps to submit CAT Objection Form

  • Login to the official website of CAT 2017 with your credentials

  • Click on the tab 'Objection Form'

  • Click on the '+' sign to add an objection to a question

  • Select section name, question number and nature of objection among three options, which are as follows:

  1. None of the options is a correct response

  2. More than one option is a correct response

  3. Answer Key or Response is incorrect

Candidates can add remarks also within 500 words. Click on the tab Submit and Pay the Objection Fee. The objection fee is Rs. 1000 per question. Candidates can file for as many objections as they want. The objection fee (excluding transaction charges) will be refunded in case objection is found valid by IIM expert panel. If an objection raised by a candidate is found to be valid, the remedial measures taken by IIMs will be applicable to all the candidates and not just the candidate who has raised the objection.

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CAT 2017 Analysis

 

According to the experts’ analysis of CAT 2017, it was a moderate level test with tough Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section and easy Quantitative Ability section. The Verbal and Reading Comprehension section was of easy to moderate level. Owing to the level of difficulty, the CAT 2017 cutoff is expected to be higher than that of last year. Overall, the CAT exam pattern remained same as last year with three-hour duration consisting of 100 questions carrying three marks each and negative marking of one-third mark for each wrong answer.

 

IIM Lucknow, the conducting body of CAT 2017 did not announce earlier about the plan the release CAT question paper 2017. CAT candidates were notified about the release of CAT 2017 question paper and answer key through SMS. Hence, it came as a surprise to the test takers to check the CAT answer keys and calculate the estimated score and gauge the percentile to expect.  The CAT 2017 result is expected to be declared in the second week of January 2018.

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Aparna, CAT is an online examination of 3 hours duration.The questions in the exam will be of MCQ and TITA type totaling 100 questions. MCQ are multiple choice questions, for which candidates get multiple answer choices. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. However Type in the Answer questions are exempted from Negative Marking.

CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

There is no predefined syllabus for CAT. But based on the previous question papers, there is a fair idea of how the questions paper might be or what topics might be included. And go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months because even Rome wasnt built in a day

The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.


NCERT books will sharpen your basics and you need strong basics for preparing for any entrance examination. Once your basics are in place, because the time period for preparation is quite less, your preparation should be extensive and thorough.

Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.

Preparation tips:

Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.

Preparation tips:

Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.

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As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months

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Hello Aspirant,

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Exams for Studying in Canada . Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardised graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.

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IIM Ahemdabad:

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UR 70 70 70 80

NC-OBC/Trans 65 65 65 75

SC 60 60 60 70

ST 50 50 50 60

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<= 55 1

> 55 and <= 60 2

> 60 and <= 70 3

> 70 and <= 80 5

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NC-OBC 77 77 77 82

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PWD 50 50 50 65

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Komal, the best part of CAT is you do not have either a PASS or a FAIL mark. The scores are released in the form of percentiles. Let's say you managed to get 85 percentile, it means that you fared well and scored better than 85 percentage of Candidates who have appeared for CAT. And there are almost more than 1000 participating Institutions which accept CAT score. So getting a good college with your CAT score is reasonably easy. Now the reality is IIMs are everyone's dream and if it is yours too, then you will have to manage to pull off a feat because IIMs and the Top B schools have their own selection criteria. IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. The process is more or less the same with top B-Schools. So if your dream is to get into any of the IIMs or top B schools, you should have a clear mind that you have only 9-10 months for preparation and you cannot wonder whether you can prepare or not. If you want to appear for CAT, you fill in the application form that "YOU CAN MAKE IT". You cannot afford any apprehensions and doubts on your hardwork. Now that we are clear that you can crack CAT, we need to figure how to do it.The tricky part in CAT, is there has never been an official release of syllabus. Based on the previous question papers, the syllabus has been assumed. So your job is quite cut out because you know what to expect.

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Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.

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