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CAT Previous Years Question Papers with Answer Keys

CAT Previous question papers

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an aptitude test conducted by the IIMs on behalf of IIMCAT for admission to their Management programmes and over 1000 other b-schools in India. It is held every year in different branches of IIM.  You can download previous year CAT question papers from the links given below.

The CAT exam is considered as the largest MBA entrance test for those seeking admission in top MBA colleges of India. Any student who have completed their Graduation with at least 50% marks or is in the final year of their Graduation or awaiting results are eligible to apply for the XAT examination.

About the CAT Exam pattern:

  • The CAT examination is conducted ONLINE at various centres across India. It is a duration of 3 hours and is held once every year. The CAT question paperconsists of 100 questions in MCQ format from Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension(VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning(DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude(QA).  Total marks of CAT exam paper is 300 where each question carries 3 marks. There is negative marking of -1 for each wrong answer. There is no deduction of marks in case a candidate chooses not to attempt a given question. Some questions in each section may not be MCQ (multiple choice type), and in such cases the answers need to be typed on the screen and there would not be negative marking. Each section has a time limit of 60 minutes’ post which the screen will automatically move to the next section.

CAT Syllabus:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

·      Verbal Reasoning

·      Syllogisms

·      Jumbled paragraphs, One-word substitution

·      Reading Comprehension

·      Foreign language words used in English

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

·      Coding-Decoding

·      Data Arrangement

·      Venn Diagram

·      Direction Sense

·      Binary Logic

·      Clocks and Calendars

Quantitative Aptitude

·      Trigonometry

·      Inequalities

·      Logarithms

·      Geometric Progression

·      Ratios and Proportion

·      Surds and Indices

·      HCF & LCM

·      Profit & Loss

·      Permutation and Combination

Reference to the previous years Question Papers would give a clear idea about the exam pattern, topics covered, marking scheme, time management, etc. Continuous practice of these Question papers would improve your speed and efficiency.

Download the latest syllabus and pattern of CAT examination from the link given below
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CAT Last 20 Year Question Papers and Keys

Click on the below links to download the previous years CAT Question Papers:

Sl. No Question Paper and Key Number of Question Papers
1 CAT 2018  1 Question Paper and Key
2 CAT 2017  1 Question Paper and Key
3 CAT 2016  1 Question Paper and Key
4 CAT 2015  1 Question Paper and Key
5 CAT 2014  1 Question Paper and Key
6 CAT 2013  1 Question Paper and Key
7 CAT 2012  1 Question Paper and Key
8 CAT 2011   1 Question Paper and Key
9 CAT 2010  1 Question Paper and Key
10 CAT 2001-2009   10 Question Papers

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