CAT Previous Year Question Papers- Hey Guys! Only 6 months are left for CAT 2018 preparation now. One of the important resources which time and time experts suggest is to solve as many previous year question papers or sample papers as possible. So, here we have given previous year CAT question paper which you can easily download and proceed with your preparation.

CAT 2018 is scheduled to be held on November 25, 2018, by IIM Calcutta. To appear for the test, you must register yourself. The registration process for CAT 2018 is likely to start from August 08, 2018. It is one of the most difficult management entrance test due to the change in the exam pattern every year and the level of competition in this is very large. To prepare well for the exam you must start solving question paper and analyze your performance. Here at Aglasem, you will get all the necessary guidance and resources to qualify CAT 2018 with flying colors.

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What Is the Importance of CAT Sample Papers?

One of the key benefits is for the aspirants who will be appearing for CAT 2018 for the first time. By solving the sample paper you get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam and the topics which you need to work on. You should solve at least one sample paper completely in a week. Now, as the D-day comes near you can increase the number of sample paper to 2-3.

The sample paper for CAT is prepared as per the exam pattern. Note that there is no particular exam pattern and syllabus for Common Admission Test (CAT). However, it has been observed that since the past few years, the exam pattern has not been changed much and has remained same since 2015. So, before we proceed to download the sample paper let us first take a look at CAT 2018 Exam Pattern.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CAT is a computerized based test. The candidates will get two type of questions for CAT 2018 – first, MCQ type and the other are Non-MCQ type questions. There are 03 sections in the exam which are, Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

The distribution of question in each section is given in the table below.

Section Total Number of Questions Number of Non-MCQs Duration Marks
Quantitative Ability 34 7 60 min 102
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 34 10 60 min 102
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 32 08 60 min 96
Total 72 28 180 min 300

CAT Previous Year Question Paper

In the table below you will find the previous year question paper which can help you for CAT 2018 Preparation:

CAT exam year Download CAT Previous Year Question Paper pdf here
2017 Click Here to download for Shift 1
Click Here to download for Shift 2

CAT 2012 Question Paper

CAT 2011 Question Paper

CAT 2010 Question Paper

CAT 2010 Previous Year Question Papers

CAT 2010 Previous Year Question Papers

CAT 2009 Question Paper

CAT 2009 Previous Year Question Papers

CAT 2009 Previous Year Question Papers

Important Topics In CAT 2018

The candidates should note down the important topics in each section. Once the candidates know the important topics to cover for the exam, the preparation for the entrance test becomes stronger. Check the important topics in each section from the table below.

Important topics in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Sentence Corrections Reading Comprehension
Idioms Verbal Reasoning
Jumbled Passage Syllogisms
Meaning-Usage Match Analogies
Summary Questions Antonyms and Synonyms
Facts-Inferences-Judgments Fill in the blanks

Important topics in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Family Tree Coding & Decoding
The course of Action Column Graphs
Arrangement Multi-dimensional
Pie Chart Arrangements
Calendars Visual Reasoning
Statement Conclusions Numeric Grid
Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments Critical Reasoning
Puzzles Syllogisms
Series Graphs representing Area
Blood Relations Linear and Matrix Arrangements

Important topics in Quantitative Ability

Arithmetic Clocks Number systems
Ratio and Proportion Higher Maths Lines
Trigonometry Arithmetic Mean Pipes and Cisterns
Probability Harmonic Mean Cubes and Cones
Permutation combination BODMAS Arithmetic  Progression
Algebra Geometric Progression Mean, Median, Mode
Mensuration Partnership Geometry
Time and work Installments & Payments Quadratic and linear equations
LCM & HCF Profit and Loss Angles and Triangles
Averages Percentages

Preparation Tips For CAT 2018

  • You must practice and solve as many questions as you can on a daily basis.
  • List down the questions/ topics which were difficult and start working on them.
  • The motive of the mock test is to analyze and improve your performance with each test.
  • If your concepts are not clear, then you should discuss it with their friends or teachers in advance.
  • Remember that there is a negative marking, so guessing an answer won’t help. Furthermore, it can decrease your chances of qualifying the test.
  • Before you start to solve question paper, it is advised to write down the important formulas on the rough sheets.
  • Do not stress yourself by studying all day long. Take short breaks in between to give your mind some rest.

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