CAT Question Papers – The management aspirants who are planning to appear for CAT 2018 can use the question papers to prepare for the national-level management entrance exam for admission to 20 IIMs and 100 other B-schools in the country. The CAT question papers will allow the management aspirants to check the exact questions asked in the exam and they would be able to prepare accordingly. As the question papers of CAT are the actual previous year question papers, candidates can use them to know about the type of questions, topics covered in the exam and the format of the exam. The CAT question papers will also allow the candidates to understand the marking scheme of the exam, syllabus, duration, etc. This year, CAT will be conducted on November 25, 2018, in online mode. Candidates can download the CAT question papers by the link given in this article.
Before knowing the question papers, let’s have a look at the exam pattern of CAT exam. It will allow the candidates to understand the CAT question paper better. This is the tentative exam pattern based on last year’s format. The number of questions in each sector may differ this year.
CAT Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
The exam is majorly divided into three sections as mentioned in the table. The duration of the exam is 3 hours (180 minutes) and each section gets 1 hour. Candidates cannot switch between sections as each section is time-bound. Each question carries 3 marks which means each correct answer will get 3 marks and each incorrect response will deduct 1 mark. The exam will have both multiple choice questions (options given to choose the right answer) and subjective questions (type the answer).
Click here to download CAT Question Papers and answer key 2017.
Advantages of CAT Question Papers
The previous year question papers allow the candidates to check the exact type of questions asked in the exam and how they can prepare for it.
Solving the question papers of CAT will allow the candidates to understand their weak and strong points and they can prepare accordingly.
It will also allow the candidates to improve their time management skills. They will also get to know how quickly they need to solve a question, which question to attempt and which question to leave, etc.
The management aspirants are advised to refer the CAT syllabus to get an idea of the topics that will be asked in the online test that is scheduled to be conducted on November 25, 2018.
CAT Sample Paper - Candidates can also use CAT sample papers to prepare for the exam. The sample papers will allow the candidates to understand the exam pattern, marking scheme, and type of questions asked in the exam. Candidates can download the sample papers by following the steps given below -
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As time management is the key to success in CAT exam, candidates are advised to solve the CAT sample paper in a time-bound manner to know their level of preparation. Analysing the performance in CAT sample paper is one of the most important factors while preparing for the exam. It will allow the candidates to focus on their weak points and work on them accordingly. It is important for the aspirants to get their performance in mock tests analysed by experts or mentors to give their preparation a right direction.
CAT registration is likely to start in the second week of August and will continue until the fourth week of September 2018. More than 2 lakh candidates are expected to appear for CAT 2018. Apart from 20 IIMs, around 100 other B-schools in India accept CAT scores for their admission process.