CAT Sample Paper 2017

CAT Sample PaperCAT Sample Paper 2017: CAT 2017 is expected to be conducted in December. The official notification is likely to be released by conducting IIM, IIM Lucknow on the last Sunday of July. MBA aspirants planning to appear for CAT must prepare and practice by solving CAT sample paper regularly. Although IIMs will release CAT mock test tentatively by the first week of October, 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. CAT 2017 is yet to be announced and after the release of notification, candidates will know about the exam pattern and structure. Although it is likely that the exam pattern will remain same but based on trends, IIMs are likely to introduce changes in CAT.


The application process of CAT 2017 will begin from first week of August and end in the last week of September. CAT Admit Card will be released in online mode in the first week of October 2017. The important dates of CAT 2017 will be declared along with the notification. CAT will be conducted in a computer based mode and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will be the testing partner.


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