CAT Question Papers - Download Previous Year CAT Question Papers
CAT Question Papers- The most important aspect of CAT exam preparation is solving the previous years CAT exam question papers. CAT previous year paper can be used where there is one or two month's time left for appearing in the CAT exam. During this peak CAT preparation time, practicing from CAT previous year paper is the best thing to gain confidence too appear in the CAT entrance test.
Solving previous year CAT question papers and attempting the CAT mock tests before the main exam helps in getting familiar with the CAT 2021. Not only this, but this practice also helps in boosting the self-confidence level, one of the most important qualities needed to ace CAT. Candidates can easily figure out their strongest and weakest areas. CAT 2021 will be conducted on November 28, 2021, in online mode. Read the article to download the previous years’ CAT exam question papers 2020, 2019, 2018, and more.
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|Particulars||CAT question paper details|
|Total number of CAT questions||76|
|CAT exam time duration||120 minutes (2 hours)|
|CAT exam sectional time limit||40 minutes|
|CAT exam marking scheme|
Previous Year's CAT Question Papers
Candidates planning to appear in CAT 2021 can get familiar with the previous year's CAT previous year paper which will help them to gauge their current level of preparation for the CAT exam.
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CAT 2020 Question Paper: Reading Comprehension (RC) topics
|CAT 2020 Slot 1||CAT 2020 Slot 2||CAT 2020 Slot 3|
|Migration of Northern Seals||Piracy in international trade||The need for economic literacy in the general population|
|Anarchism||Investing in renewable energy technologies||Travel writing and feminism during colonial times|
|Grammar/Vocabulary||A study of visualization||An analysis of human nature|
|Currency of Tang Dynasty||Freudian models of aggression||Screen time and undercurrents of social class|
CAT Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics
|Percents, Profit Loss, SICI||Ratio, Mixtures: Averages||Logarithms & Exponents||Speed Time Distance||Pipes Cisterns, Work Time|
|Geometry||Set Theory||Mensuration||Co-Geo||Pipes Trigonometry|
|Functions||Linear & Quadratic||Polynomials||Inequalities||Progression and Permutation Probability|
CAT Verbal Ability and RC Important Topics
|Sentence Correction||Para Jumble||Paragraph Completion||Sentence Elimination||Reading Comprehension|
|Word Usage||Critical Reasoning||Text Completion||Para Summary|
CAT DILR Important Topics
|Pie Charts||Bar Graphs||Word Problems||Multiple Graphs||Line Graphs|
|Grid Puzzles||Sequencing||Visualization||Math Puzzles||Other Patterns|
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Advantages of Solving CAT Previous Year Paper
There are a number of advantages for those who solve CAT previous year question papers beforehand. They get an extra edge over others when it comes to preparation. For candidates who opt to prepare for CAT without any prior coaching, solving CAT exam papers plays a vital role. Below listed are a few advantages:
Helps to formulate time management strategies.
Helps to acquaint with the CAT exam pattern.
Helps in understanding the trends followed by CAT over the years
Helps to understand the most important and frequent topics.
Helps to devise new problem-solving techniques
CAT Exam Pattern 2021
The CAT 2021 question paper will be on the same lines as that of CAT 2020. The difficulty level in CAT 2021, however, may vary. Candidates can check the latest CAT exam pattern 2021 here.
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When to Start Practicing CAT Question Papers?
Candidates must start solving the CAT question papers or CAT sample papers once they complete the syllabus of any one section or earlier also. If a candidate is starting everything from the scratch, it is recommended to have a look at the CAT previous year paper. This is in order to get familiar with the exam pattern of CAT. But one should not start solving them prior to preparation as it won’t prove fruitful. Thus, first, complete the CAT 2021 syllabus and ensure that you are well versed with all the formulae and theorems. The ideal time to start solving them is three months before the CAT exam.
CAT toppers and CAT mentors recommend solving at least 30-40 mock tests during CAT preparation. Some toppers attempt even up to 80 mock tests.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Question Papers - Download Previous Year CAT Question Papers
Question: What is the sequence of sections in the CAT question paper?
The sequence of CAT question paper is -
- Section 1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
- Section 2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
- Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Question: What is the medium of CAT question paper?
The medium of the CAT question paper is English.
Question: What is the benefit of solving CAT question papers for practice?
Solving CAT question papers will help the candidates understand the exam pattern and know the types of questions asked. It will also help them know question-wise weightage of topics and their difficulty level.
Question: How to download previous year's CAT question papers?
In our Careers360, we provide past five year's CAT question papers with solutions in pdf format. By visiting the appropriate link, you can easily download the CAT exam question papers with the answer key.
Question: What is the mode of CAT exam?
CAT is conducted as a computer-based-test.
Question: When CAT 2021 is going to be held?
CAT 2021 will be held on November 28, 2021.
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Questions related to CAT
Im stuck between 60 - 75 scores in cat mocks, what should I do in order to hit the 90s mark?
hope you are doing well and safe. As per your query , I would glad to inform you that score can be improved to 90 but for that you need to do quite hardwork and do self analysis on yours . Focus on the easy topics in which you are weak and work on them and upsolve all the mocks and dont redo the same mistakes . For sure you will hit 90 marks soon
Hope you found this answer informative. Best wishes for your future
i want admission on iim for that i had to clear CAT exam so i need full details about CAT course
CAT is not a course rather an entrance examination through which you can get into IIMs and many other B-schools.
Here's the complete detail about CAT
CAT i. e Common Admission Test is a national level entrance examination for admission in MBA/PGDM in B- Schools, including IIMs and several other prestigious B- Schools. It is conducted by IIMs themselves every year in rotation in online mode/computer based examination in English medium and it is accepted by 1100+ B-Schools.
>>>>>>>> Eligibility criteria
CAT eligibility criteria says that:
To be eligible for CAT ,
you need a Bachelor's/graduation degree in any discipline
you must have got at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA in your graduation . SC/ST/PH students need only at least 45 percentage in Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline to be eligible .
Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible for CAT examination.
There is no age restriction to be eligible
It is not mandatory to have work experience to be eligible
For detailed information about eligibility go through
>>>>>>>> CAT examination pattern:-
CAT EXAMINATION PATTERN
Mode of examination
Online i. e Computer-Based Mode
Name of the Section
There are 3 sections :-
----------) VARC i. e Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
----------) DILR i. e Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
----------) Quantitative Aptitude
Types of questions asked
There are 2 types of questions in CAT
----------) mcqs &
----------) non - mcqs
---------) +3 marks for each correct answer
---------) -1 marks for each wrong answer in case of MCQs ,
---------) No negative marking is there for wrong answers in case of non-mcqs
You can get the complete examination pattern:-
>>>>>>>> How to prepare for CAT
Follow the below tips:-
********* First of all go through its syllabus and examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly.
Your CAT examination has 3 sections :-
----------) VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION ( VARC) :- Reading is the key to score good marks in VARC, you need to go through newspapers, articles, journals, etc so that you can improve your reading skills. While reading note down the new words and write their meanings to improve your vocabulary. You need to practice questions based on comprehension, para jumbles and inference.
>>>> Best books for VARC
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis ( to improve your vocabulary)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
----------)DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :- You need to practice topics like blood relations ,seating arrangements, syllogisms,Propositions, etc to have a good hold on this section. Unlike maths, there's no formula in DILR so practice is the key, the more you practice, the better you get.
>>>> Best books for DILR :-
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by K. Sinha Nishit
----------)QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (QA) :- First clear your basics of maths, you need to go through topics like profit and loss, geometry, Arithmetic, number system, Time-Speed and Distance etc . Avoid the use of calculator so that you can do improve your calculation speed. For each topic, you can write down important fomulas and short tricks on a sheet of paper so that it's easy for you during revision.
>>>> Best best books you can follow for QA:-
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma
********* Make a time table, give more time to the subject you are weak at , for example if you are weak at Quantitive ability then give it more time.
********* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals and meet them without any fail.
*********Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers . You can get cat previous year question papers at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-question-papers
*********Once you are done with complete CAT syllabus then go through CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
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can you please guide me where I star preparing for cat exam
A proper mindset and dedication is required to crack CAT entrance. You need to make a proper time table, a proper strategy. Understand the pattern of the exam, your capability, your strong and weak area/portion.
There are total 3 section in CAT exam -
- Verbal and reading comprehension (VARC)
- Data interpretation and logical reasoning (DI and LR)
- Quantitative analysis (QA)
Try to read a lot of vocabulary related books such as Word power made easy, or you can read any novels too, This will make your reading comprehension more strong in verbal section.
Read the newspaper everyday, this will make you aware about the current affairs.
Complete the basic concepts of quanta, you can start doing maths problem of 10th grade.
You can join any class for CAT exam, this will help you to make your doubts clear.
Start giving mock tests, as you know practice makes a man perfect. Try to practice a lot this will help in boost your confidence and your flow. Join the test series and stick to your schedule. Focus on smart learning.
Later on, test your accuracy and your preparation. Solve previous year papers, don't lose hope if you aren't scoring well in mock tests. Try to give your best.
Stay motivated and focused.
Hope this helps !
All the best for your bright future
from where most of questions comes in CAT exam
You have to be regular with your studies , be updated about current affairs, for making vocab string you should read newpaper , books.
regularity is the most important thing for crack the CAT.
every year questions are different so it is hard to predict.
i hope this information is helpful for you.
I am currently in my final year in the 5th semester of my college. my 6th and final semester will get over by July. can I give the cat exam then fir MBA admissions
Yes it is possible that student who is pursuing his last year in bachelor's degree can appear for Common Aptitude Test for MBA admission. However the candidate must have completed their bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks for reserved categories.
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