CAT Sample Paper 2017

CAT Sample PaperCAT Sample Paper 2017: CAT 2017 will be conducted on November 26, 2017. The official notification has been released by IIM Lucknow on July 29, 2017. MBA aspirants planning to appear for CAT must prepare and practice by solving CAT sample paper regularly. IIM Lucknow will release CAT mock test and exam tutorial on October 25, along with the admit card. The sample paper or mock test will give candidates an idea of the navigation system. However, for preparation purpose, the questions may not be sufficient in terms of preparation. The questions are mostly for indicative purpose and not aligned to the difficulty level of CAT. Hence, to help CAT test takers prepare, Careers360 brings to you CAT sample paper 2017.

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Before you download and solve CAT 2017 sample paper, candidates must know about the CAT exam pattern.


CAT 2017 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

Duration in Minutes

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)



Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning



Quantitative Ability






Although majority of the questions carry multiple choices, few questions in each section are non-MCQ type, or do not carry any options and test takers have to type the answer in space provided. Each question carries four marks and there is negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking scheme for unattempted question and the non-MCQs.


Now that you know the exam pattern and structure, we bring to you step by step process to download sample paper of CAT 2017.


How to Download CAT Sample Paper

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Once you download the CAT Sample Paper, solve it at a proctored environment to get the estimate of your expected score, time management skills and plan your exam day strategy. Aspirants’ preparation strategy also depends on the performance of mock test or CAT sample paper. Along with practising the CAT Sample Paper, aspirants must get them analysed by experts or mentors.


Before solving an entire CAT sample paper or mock test, you must ensure that you have completed the CAT syllabus. The exam pattern has remained same as last year.


The application process of CAT 2017 began from August 9 and ended on September 20. CAT Admit Card has been released in online mode on October 25, 2017. CAT will be conducted in a computer based mode and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will be the testing partner.


Stay tuned to for more news and updates on CAT 2017. 

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