CAT 2020 Question Papers with Solutions - The best way to begin preparation for the Common Admission Test is to solve CAT 2020 question papers. By solving the CAT question papers, candidates will get an idea about the exam pattern of CAT. Management aspirants who will appear for the entrance test, they will get to know what are the different sections from which the questions will be asked, marking scheme. Those preparing for CAT, they will also get an idea about the total number of questions which will be asked in the entrance test. This will help the candidates identify their strong and weak areas as well as know how much time they need to devote as they prepare for the exam. CAT 2020 will be conducted tentatively in the last week of November 2020 in computer based mode and before that candidates must be well versed with the exam pattern, syllabus and also know the advantages of solving the question papers.
Latest- Apart from CAT question papers candidates can also take the CAT 2020 mock test, it will also help to manage time.

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CAT 2020 Question Papers with Solutions

CAT Question Papers of Previous Years

Management aspirants who will be appearing for the Common Admission Test, they can download the past years question papers from the table that is given below . With the help of these question papers, candidates will be able to gauge their level of preparation for CAT 2020.

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Past Years Question Papers



CAT 2019 Question Paper Slot 1

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CAT 2018 Question Paper

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CAT Exam Pattern 2020

It is pertinent for the candidates to be well versed with the exam pattern of CAT 2020 so that they can draw a plan for preparation. By doing so, candidates will know how much time needs to be given to each section as they prepare for the entrance test.

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CAT 2020 Exam Pattern



Sectional Duration

60 Minutes for each section

Total Number of sections


Overall time duration

  • 3 Hours for candidates belonging to all categories

  • 4 hours for candidates belonging to PwD category

Total Number of Questions


Mode of exam

Computer based mode

Marking scheme

  • Three marks for every correct answer

  • -1 for every wrong answer

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When To Begin Solving CAT Question Papers

Ideally candidates should begin solving the question soon after they complete each topic and each section, They should regularly scan through the CAT question papers as this will help them get acclimatized to the kind of questions that will be asked in the aexam. Firstly candidates should solve section wise questions and then they should proceed to solve full fledged CAT question papers. Candidates must time themselves as they solve the question papers. After solving the question papers, candidates must go through the solutions and analyse what all mistakes they have made and try to rectify them at the earliest.

For whom are Question Papers of CAT 2020

Candidates who want to seek admission in the IIMs as well as other top B-schools which accept the CAT score, must solve the CAT question papers. Moreover, it is stated that the Common Admission Test is one of the toughest management exams. Hence, those candidates who solve these question papers with all seriousness, they can crack other management entrance exams with ease also.

Advantages of CAT 2020 Question Papers

Solving the question papers of CAT regularly has several advantages as it will help the candidates crack the exam without much difficulty. Some of the benefits of solving CAT question papers are:

Increase In Speed and Accuracy

One of the advantages of solving the question papers on a regular basis is that it increases the speed and accuracy of the candidate. If their concepts are clear and fundamentals are strong then they can solve the CAT question papers without facing much difficulty within the stipulated time or may be even less. If the candidates are able to enhance their speed and accuracy it will mean that they will be able to attempt more number of questions.

Better understanding

Those who are preparing for the Common Admission Test must solve the CAT question papers with an aim to get a better understanding about the type of questions that are asked in the exam. By getting a grip over the questions, candidates will be able to eliminate the wrong answers and will know which is the correct one in a short time.

Time Management

Another important aspect of solving the CAT question papers is to learn how to manage the time while solving tough questions, moderately difficult and easy questions. Hence this one can do only by solving more and more question papers of CAT. Candidates will know exactly how much time they will have to give to each question and accordingly they will be able to answer it and optimise their chances of scoring more marks.

Tricks and Shortcuts

It is pertinent for the candidates to know some shortcuts and tricks so that they can solve the CAT question papers with ease and also swiftly. Developing and enhancing one’s skill will only happen by solving maximum number of question papers of CAT.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT 2020 Question Papers with Solutions

Question: How many sections are likely to be there in CAT 2020?


Going by past years trends we can assume that there will be three sections from which questions will be asked. These three sections will be verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning and quantitative ability

Question: Is the marking scheme for MCQ and Non-MCQ the same


The marking scheme for both the type of questions will be similar. However, candidates will have type while answering non-MCQ.

Question: Will I be allowed to appear for CAT 2020 on any computer?


No, you will not be allowed to appear for the exam on any computer. You will have to solve the questions only on the system which is alloted to you at the test centre of CAT 2020.

Question: Am I allowed to bring my own calculator to the test centre?


No, you are not given permission to bring any calculator or any other electronic device along with you to the test centre.

Question: When can we expect the mock test to be released for CAT 2020?


The IIM which will conduct the exam is likely to  release the moc test in third week of October.

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cat cutoff marks for agribusiness management in IIM lucknow?

harshita sharan Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello aspirant,

If you belong to general category, then the cut off for you at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow for Agri business management course is 85 percentile with sectional cut off of 80 percentile.

For more details on IIM Lucknow cat cut off visit the link below:

Good Luck


I have a 9 CGPA in 10th, 89% in 12th, 5.8 CGPA in B.Com. and 6 CGPA in M.Com. So how much do I need to score in CAT for admission in NIBM, Pune being a General? Also, I have done internships in reputable organisations along with few diplomas.

Anuja 27th May, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

NIBM is one of the finest Institute in India

According to some past year data, the cut off through CAT ranges between 85-90 percentile general category

But the safer score could be more than 90 percentile. As cut off may differ every year depending upon how many candidates appear the exam and difficulty level of the exam

Hope this helps

All the best


i am a ca student My profile Class 10th 10 cgpa Class 12th 95% Bcom (open) 71% Ca cpt AIR 10 Marks 92.5% Ca ipcc 67% Went into depression in feb 2018 Recovered now But lost my interest in ca Now aiming for cat 2020 will i get good iim if I score well in cat?

Yash Dev Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello student yes you've a very well academic background you'll definitely get admission in top MBA colleges if you've score good marks in CAT entrance examination and PI. But if your first aim was CA and you've clear till 2nd stage with good score I'll suggest you not to Quit now its okay if you get demotivated for some time but CA course need lot of patience and hard work you're just few step away to become a chartered accountant so ask yourself if you really want to quit or its something else.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


93% in 10th(ICSE), 84% in 12th(CBSE), 8.0 CGPA in grads(B.E Jadavpur University). Please evaluate my profile for top IIMs through CAT.

Shivang Dubey 27th May, 2020

Hey Mohit

Indian Institute of Management have set criteria for calling candidates for Interview round to which 10th, 12th and Graduation marks contribute. The AR is very crucial for overall CAT score, which is calculated through 0.5*(10th marks) + 1.5*(12th marks) + 2.5*(Graduation marks). [for IIM Ahmadabad]

In your case, you need to score at least 99.5+ percentile in CAT written examination to be called for esteemed and old IIMs'.

Later to which, you will be facing WAP and Personal Interview round, and if you excel in all rounds, your admission would be successful.



harshita sharan Student Expert 27th May, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Department of Business Economics and DFS delhi CAT cut off is high and It is around 80-85 percentile for sc students.
The cut of for Master of Business Administration (MBA) in University Business School (UBS CHANDIGARH) is around 65 percentile for sc category students.

However the cut off changes every year so you must try scoring more than the approximate percentile to be on a safer side.

Good Luck
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