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|
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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
i got 4600 rank(cat rank)in jee mains and my caste is st can i get bits mesra?
It's quite difficult to predict because cut off depends upon various factors like
------------) number of students that appeared in the neet exam,
------------) kind of marks obtained by them ,
------------) toughness level of the neet examination
------------) number of seats available etc
As per 2020 cut off,
>>>>>>> with 4600 st rank
Yes, you have chances for BIT Mesra
In 6th round of josaa counselling 2020,
----------) Under other state, 4881 st rank got production engineering in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
You can check the same at
This prediction is on the past year data basis but cut closing rank for colleges changes every year depending upon factors like number of candidates that write jee main examination, difficulty level of the question paper for different shifts of jee main etc so
To have a personalised report on your chances of getting a college you can go through our college predictor, it will give you complete list of colleges which you can get on the basis of the category you belong to, your home state, your gender etc, the link for jee main college predictor is provided below
To help you further,
Minimum percentile in jee main 2021 to qualify it to be eligible for jee advanced 2021 is given below :-
--------) general :-87.8992241 percentile
--------) EWS:- 66.2214845 percentile
--------) OBC-NCL :- 68.0234447 percentile
--------) SC :- 46.8825338 percentile
--------) ST:- 34.6728999 percentile
--------) PH :- 0.0096375 percentile
sir i scored 518 marks in neet 2021 and i am obc B cat which college i can get seat
Based on previous year data, with 518 marks you may get a rank between 74929-82675. You can also predict your rank using NEET Rank Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-rank-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_rp
According to your profile, you're from Andhra Pradesh. You may have a chance of getting a seat through Andhra Pradesh State Counseling under OBC quota in the following colleges -
- Viswabharati Medical College and Hospital
- Santhiram Medical College and Hospital
- PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
To know more about Andhra Pradesh cut off, check here https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cutoff-ap
To get a complete list of colleges in which you can get Mbbs/Bds seat, you can use NEET College Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_cp
It is important to know that the above predictions are based on previous year data and cut offs and ranks vary every year depending on the difficulty level of the paper, the performance of the students and the number of seats available.
my air 71523 jeemain can i get iet lucknow cs branch cat.gen
First of all congratulations for your result.
As per previous year cutoff, It is difficult to get admission there, but you can try some other good top colleges also. You have to try hard to get seat in good college.
For CSE you need a rank under 1100 for general.
For IT around 2200 for general.
Hopefully this will help you.
Sir🙏 I have got 20000 ranking in veterinary . Can i get seat sir.I belongs to the Obc (2A cat) sir ..plz
Cutoff for vertenairy varies year to year as cutoff depends upon no. Of candidates appearing and the difficulty level of question paper. Yes, you can get it with this score
For previous year cutoff, do visit
Hi, I want to appear for CAT but i have a gap of 5 years between 12th and graduation. Will this gap create problem in selection for a college or while selecting for job after MBA? I have cleared CA intermediate in these 5 years and have a suitable experience of full time job in a good company.
Hi Vipul. No the 5 years gap won't be a problem in college selection or interview process or job placement . Those will be considered as educational gap since you have a genuine reason and good achievements like clearing CA intermediate, and good company job. Still to be on the safe side, try to get a good percentile , prepare for interview and build up your resume