CAT Previous Year Question Papers

CAT Previous Year Papers are the best guide about the CAT question paper 2018. Last year for the first time IIMs released the CAT 2017 Question Paper With Solution Pdf. It is a big change as CAT previous year question papers with solutions have never been earlier released by IIMs.

 

Key Changes in CAT Exam paper
If we go through the Previous Question Papers for CAT from CAT 2013 Question Paper, it is observed that all the subsequent CAT exam question papers are on changed pattern. The biggest change in CAT exam paper was introduced in the CAT 2015 Question Paper which was followed with minor changes in the CAT 2016 Question Paper and  CAT 2017 Question Paper. In fact CAT 2017 question paper Pdf Download was made available by IIM Lucknow immediately after a few days of the CAT exam. 

 

Prepare with CAT Previous Question papers
CAT question paper with solution PDF is great help for CAT 2018 test takers to know the exact CAT question paper, its topics and composition. With the CAT Previous Years Solved Question Papers, it has become possible also to understand how to approach CAT questions.

 

 It is expected that IIM Calcutta will also release the CAT 2018 question paper with solutions PDF after the CAT 2018 exam is over on November 25, 2018. Although the CAT 2016 question paper with solution PDF was not officially released by IIMs, based on the memory and sectional questions, the CAT previous years solved question papers PDF with answers could be prepared and posted on web portals for the benefit of the candidates. You can assess your CAT 2018 preparation with the CAT previous year question papers PDF with answers and make changes in your CAT 2018 preparation strategy as per the CAT question paper pattern:

 

Latest CAT Previous Year Question Papers with Solutions

The two previous CAT questions papers are shared below. These are the latest CAT 2017 Question Papers With Solution Pdf and were downloaded to help candidates to assess their performance.

 

The composition of previous Question Papers for CAT 2017 was slightly different from earlier two exams. The details of CAT previous question paper is shared below:

No. of Sections
3
Total Number of Questions
100
No. of choices per questions (MCQs)
4
Marks per Question
+3
Negative Marking (for MCQs)
-1
Negative Marking for Non-MCQs
Nil

 

CAT Previous Year Paper-1: Question pattern  & Cut off percentile

Section
No. of MCQs
No. of non-MCQs
Total no of Qns
Total Marks
Score Cut off for 95%
Section I – Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
27
7
34
102
57-59
Section II – Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
24
8
32
96
29-31
Section III – Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
23
11
34
102
55-57
Total
74
26
100
300
142-145

 

CAT Previous Year Paper-2: Question Pattern  & Cut off percentile

Section
No. of MCQs
No. of non-MCQs
Total Questions
Total Marks
Score Cut off for 95%
Section I – Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
27
7
34
102
58-60
Section II – Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
24
8
32
96
30-32
Section III – Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
23
11
34
102
57-59
Total
74
26
100
300
142-145