CAT Previous Year Question Paper

Nov. 26, 2017 anangsha

CAT Previou years Question papersCAT Previous Year Question Paper: The previous year question papers of CAT contains the questions asked in the exam. Practising CAT previous year question papers helps candidates to understand the exam better. Besides, it helps candidates to know the topic-wise distribution of questions, marking scheme, type of questions candidates might expect in the exam. CAT previous year question papers assist candidates in identifying the important topics for the exam. CAT previous year question papers of last 3 to 4 years are provided on this page. Candidates can download these sample papers to better. CAT 2017 is scheduled to be conducted in computer based mode on November 26. The test comprises three sections – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interprepation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. CAT question paper carries 100 Multiple-Choice questions (MCQ) as well as Non-Multiple Choice questions. Marks allotted to the exam is 300. According to CAT marking scheme, for correct answer candidates will score 3 marks in MCQs while -1 mark will be deducted for wrong answers. There is no negative marks for non-MCQ questions. Read below for more details on CAT previous year question papers.

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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. 

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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

Year Question Paper Solution
CAT Paper 2016 With Solution Download here
CAT Paper 2015 With Solution Download 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 Solution Download here 
 CAT Paper 2009 With Solution  Download Here 
CAT Paper 2008 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2007 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2006 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2005 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2004 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2003 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2003 Re- Test Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2002 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2001 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 2000 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1999 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1998 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1997 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1996 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1995 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1994 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1993 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1992 Download Here Download HereCAT Sample Papers 2017
CAT Paper 1991 Download Here Download Here
CAT Paper 1990 Download Here Download Here
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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 Paper

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


Disclaimer – The 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.

About CAT 2017 

Common Admission Test or CAT is a national-level management entrance examination conducted for admission to 20 IIMs and more than 100 business schools. Over 2.31 lakh candidates have registered to appear for the exam.CAT 2017 result will be declared in the second week of January 2018. 

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