CAT Sample Paper 2018 – To ace the country’s most competitive exam, management aspirants must prepare by solving CAT sample papers regularly. CAT 2018 sample paper / question paper will allow the candidates to understand the complete exam pattern / exam structure, marking scheme and more. The questions in the sample paper of CAT may not align with the difficulty level of the exam but it will certainly help the candidates get an overall idea of the exam. IIM Calcutta will conduct CAT on November 25, Sunday in online mode. To help the management aspirants who are planning to appear for CAT 2018, Careers360 brings to you CAT 2018 sample paper, how to download etc.
Latest: CAT 2018 Application Form is available now
Before downloading the sample paper, knowing the CAT exam pattern is important for the candidates. The exam pattern remains more or less same every year. The number of questions in each section may change. Let’s have a look at the last year’s exam pattern to get an idea about the same.
CAT Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Every section has both MCQs and Non-MCQs. However, the majority of questions are multiple choice questions (MCQs). The questions without options are called non-MCQs and the candidates would have to write the answer in the space provided.
As per the CAT marking scheme, 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 questions and non-MCQs.
It’s time to download and solve the sample paper of CAT 2018. Here is the step by step process to download CAT 2018 sample paper.
How to Download CAT Sample Paper
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After downloading the CAT Question Paper / Sample Paper, candidates are required to solve it in a time-bound manner to know where they stand in terms of preparation. Time management is the key to success in CAT exam. Analysing the performance in CAT mock test / 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.
Before solving the CAT sample paper or question paper, candidates must ensure that they know the entire CAT syllabus. The exam pattern is likely to be same as last year.
The application process of CAT 2018 started from August 8 and will continue until September 19. Candidates would need to register first for the exam to fill the application form of CAT 2018. CAT 2018 will be conducted in online mode (computer-based) on November 25. IIM Calcutta is the conducting body this year and Prof. Sumanta Basu is the exam convener.