CAT Previous Year Question Paper


CAT Previou years Question papersCAT Previous Year Question Paper: CAT, which is the most popular management entrance exam among all the MBA aspirants, will be conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2017. Since the CAT application form process has already commenced, all the MBA aspirants are thus advised to practice the CAT Previous Year Question Papers. The Previous Year Question Paper of CAT helps one to assess his/her strengths and weaknesses. In order to make their preparations in line with the changes in the test pattern, the aspirants need to go through the CAT Papers for 3 or 4 years. This will help them to be fully conversant with the exam pattern of all the three sections of the online test, viz. Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and finally, Quantitative Ability. In addition to solving these CAT Previous Year Question Paper, it is equally important to practice the sample papers. While solving these papers, one must make sure to keep track of the time and complete the test within 3 hours. The candidates are advised to go through the following article to know more about CAT Question Paper as well as benefits from it.

CAT Admit Card 2017Click here


CAT Exam Pattern 2017

As mentioned above, the test will be held in a computer-based mode and the total marks of the test is 300. There will be a total of 100 questions and candidates will be provided 180 minutes to complete the test. For each section, a total of 60 minutes will be provided and candidates cannot move from one section to the other without completing the time. The questions will be divided into 3 sections, which are 

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC),
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), and
  • Quantitative Ability (QA).

In Quantitative Ability questions are based on topics such as algebra, number system, permutation and combination. Aspirants should make sure that these topics are covered thoroughly. Practicing these topics will help candidates to boost their confidence. Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section covers majority of questions from para-jumbles and reading comprehension. Data Interpretation and logical reasoning comprises questions on Bar Graph, Data sufficiency, Pie chart, tables, assumptions, blood relation, seating arrangements, syllogism etc. 

CAT Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates solving CAT papers will definitely get an idea of CAT exam pattern as well as syllabus i.e. the structure of the paper. Therefore, it is highly advisable to all the MBA aspirants who are appearing for CAT 2017 to do away with the belief that previous questions will be repeated. The candidates must solve them instead of memorizing. The table below provides the links to access the CAT previous year question papers.

CAT Question Papers Links

YearQuestion PaperSolution
CAT Paper 2016 With SolutionDownload here
CAT Paper 2015 With SolutionDownload here
 CAT Paper 2014 With Solution Download here 
 CAT Paper 2012 With Solution Question Paper Solution
 CAT Paper 2011 Download here 
CAT Paper 2010 With SolutionDownload here 
 CAT Paper 2009 With Solution Download Here 
CAT Paper 2008Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2007Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2006Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2005Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2004Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2003Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2003 Re- TestDownload HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2002Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2001Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 2000Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1999Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1998Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1997Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1996Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1995Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1994Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1993Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1992Download HereDownload HereCAT Sample Papers 2017
CAT Paper 1991Download HereDownload Here
CAT Paper 1990Download HereDownload Here
Best book for CAT preparationCAT Preparation Strategy 

CAT Previous Year Question Papers – Benefits of Solving

Solving the CAT question papers will help the candidates to know their preparation level. Moreover, after solving a paper, they must analyze their answers to get familiar with the topics in which they are weak. Some other benefits of solving CAT previous year question papers are given below

CAT Previous Year Question PaperCAT Sample Papers 2017

The sample papers of CAT are prepared by various experts and coaching centres, according to the latest syllabus and trend. Solving a sample paper along with old question papers will definitely help to boost the preparation level of the candidates. Also, the sample papers are quite effective like the previous year CAT question papers. There are chances that questions in sample paper may appear with the same concept but different structure. Just like the CAT previous year question papers, candidates are required to solve the sample papers. For more details on CAT Sample Papers 2017, the aspirants need to click on the sub-heading as given above.

Sample Papers of CAT

Aptitude Objective QuestionsQuantitative Analysis Objective Questions English Objective Questions  
Paper 1 Paper 1Paper 1
Paper 2 Paper 2Paper 2
Paper 3 Paper 3  
Paper 4 Paper 4
Paper 5  
Download Mathematics Objective Questions
Paper 1 Paper 2Paper 3Paper 4
 Paper 5 Paper 6 Paper 7Paper 8
 Paper 9 Paper 10 Paper 11Paper 12
 Paper 13 Paper 14 Paper 15 

DisclaimerThe CAT previous year question papers and sample papers provided in the tables above are prepared by various coaching institutes and experts. Entrance Corner provides these question papers solely for the benefit of the MBA aspirants only.

Why are CAT mock tests important?

CAT mock test will be released by IIM Lucknow in October. Candidates appearing for CAT should appear for mock tests to get a hang of the type of questions asked. It is always wise to attempt mock tests and get a right frame for attempting the paper on the D-day. Aspirants are advised to take at least 3 to 4 mock tests in a week. It is important to analyse performance after taking the CAT mock tests since it will help in identifying strengths and weaknesses, time taken to solve each section.

Must See

Stay tuned at for more updates on CAT 2017. For any queries post comments below.''

Latest posts by Anangsha (see all)