CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024 - Important Topics, Chapters, Analysis

Yash Dhamija

Updated On: June 19, 2024 10:32 am IST | CAT

Preparing for CAT 2024? Check the CAT 2024 predicted question paper, along with the important topics and marks distribution. Candidates can also download CAT previous year question papers from here.

CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024

CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024 : Candidates preparing for CAT 2024 must be wondering about the questions that will be asked in the paper. The question paper will be divided into three sections namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability as usual. It is important to become thoroughly familiar with the expected CAT question paper 2024 to achieve a high percentile score and secure admission to some of the top colleges in India.

We have provided the predicted CAT 2024 question paper below to help candidates understand the important questions and topics they should focus on to crack the exam. The same has been prepared based on reviews of the previous years' toppers as well as our experts. In addition, candidates can refer to the CAT previous year's question papers as well as CAT mock test papers to get an idea about the CAT 2024 expected questions.

This year, the CAT exam will most likely be conducted in November in three slots. For each of the three slots, the CAT question paper 2024 must be completed in two hours (120 minutes).  Let us now delve deeper into the predicted CAT 2024 question paper or topics for each section.

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CAT 2024 Predicted Topics and Weightage: Section-wise Expected Questions

Apart from the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section, questions in all the other sections of the CAT 2024 question paper are not fixed. Candidates can expect questions from any topic. We have listed here CAT 2024 important questions and topics for the CAT question paper 2024 which should be prioritized during exam preparation. The table provided below also includes the weightage of these topics in the previous slots of the CAT 2024 examination.

Section

Topics

2024 (Expected)

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

16

16

16

16

18

16

PFQs

4

2

4

4

-

4

Para Summary

3

2

3

3

3

3

Odd One Out

3

2

3

3

2

3

Quantitative Ability

Arithmetic

10-14

7-8

10-14

10-14

10

14

Algebra

6-8

7-8

6-8

6-8

8

11

Geometry

7-8

3

7-8

7-8

3

6

Numbers

8-10

3-4

8-10

8-10

5

3

Modern Math/ Permutation Combination and Other

3-4

1-4

3-4

3-4

2

2

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Arrangement based

4-5

4-5

4-5

4-5

6

8

Calculation based

7-8

7-8

7-8

7-8

-

4

Games & Tournament based

8-9

8-9

8-9

8-9

-

4

Puzzle-based/ Venn Diagram

4-5

4-5

4-5

4-5

4

12

Reasoning based

7-8

7-8

7-8

7-8

4-6

4

Also Read : CAT Score vs Percentile 2024

CAT 2024 Predicted Questions from VARC Section

The number of expected questions from the VARC section of the CAT 2024 question paper can be 22 to 24 questions. Refer to the following table to know the estimated composition of the CAT question paper 2024 for the VARC section.

Topics of Questions

No. of Questions

Type of Questions

RC-1

4

MCQs

RC-2

4

MCQs

RC-3

4

MCQs

RC-4

4

MCQs

Verbal Ability: Para summary

3

MCQs

Jumbled Para

3

Non-MCQs

Odd Sentence Out from Jumbled Paragraph

2

Non-MCQs

CAT 2024 Predicted Questions from DILR Section

Go through the following table to know the expected questions in the DILR section of the CAT 2024 question paper.

DILR Section Particulars

DILR Section Details

Number of Questions

20 - 24

Total Maximum Marks

60 - 72

Number of MCQs

15

Number of TITA questions (Non-MCQs)

5

Number of DI Questions

2 problem sets, each has 4 questions

Number of LR Questions

12

Type of DI-Based Questions

Based on Tables and horizontal bar graphs

Type of LR-Based Questions

2 problem sets each followed by 6 questions

CAT 2024 Predicted Questions from QA Section

Go through the following table to know the predicted important questions in the QA section of the CAT question paper 2024.

QA Section Particulars

QA Section Details

Number of Questions

22 - 24

Total Maximum Marks

66 - 72

Number of MCQs

14

Number of TITA questions (Non-MCQs)

8

Important Topics

Percentage, Ratio, Interest, Number System, Time, Speed, Algebra, Geometry, Modern Math, Trigonometry

Number of Questions from Arithmetic

10

Number of Questions from Algebra

5

Number of Questions from Geometry

3

Number of Questions from Number System & Modern Math

4

Expected Difficulty Level of CAT 2024

Since the difficulty level of the CAT question paper 2024 is expected to be very high, candidates should prepare well to crack the examination. They should focus on every topic mentioned in the CAT syllabus 2024 . Besides this, they can also refer to the previous years’ question paper to know the difficulty level of the examination. The table provided below will help you know the difficulty level of each section of the CAT 2024 question paper separately.

Section

Difficulty Level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Moderate to Difficult

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Moderate

Quantitative Ability

Moderate to Difficult

Overall

Moderate to Difficult

Changes in CAT Exam Pattern Since 2021

No major changes are expected to be made in the CAT 2024 question paper. The following changes have been made to the CAT exam pattern since 2021:

  • Non-MCQs do not incur negative markings. Questions without negative markings (Non-MCQs) will comprise 25 to 30% of the CAT question paper.

  • Starting with VARC, the sections' order is fixed. Candidates will be unable to change sections.

  • The three slots for the CAT exam will likely be Slot 1 (8.30 am to 10.30 am), Slot 2 (12.30 pm to 2.30 pm), and Slot 3. (4.30 pm to 6.30 pm).

  • In the past, there were 100 total questions and 300 total marks in the CAT exam. However, in 2020, there were only 76 questions, and there were 228 total points. The number of questions further decreased in 2021 to 66.

  • During the exam, a calculator will be available on-screen.

  • The sectional limit for each section is 40 minutes (until 2019 it was 60 minutes).

  • Around 34 questions will be asked in the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, 32 in Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and 34 in the Quantitative Ability.

  • The CAT exam pattern 2024 will remain the same for all the sections. The score awarded for each correct answer is +3 marks. 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong response in the MCQ section.

Refer to the table below to know more details about the CAT 2024 question paper:

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks Allocated

Time Duration (2020 onwards)

Time Duration (Old)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

20

60

40 Minutes

60 Minutes

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

22

66

40 Minutes

60 Minutes

Quantitative Ability

24

72

40 Minutes

60 Minutes

Total

100

198

120 Minutes

180 Minutes


Note : Candidates belonging to PwD candidates will get 40 minutes more to finish the CAT examination.

Also Read: CAT 2024 Reservation Policy for OBC, SC, ST, EWS, PwD at IIMs

Predicted Marks Distribution of CAT 2024 QA Section

Around 10-14 questions are expected to be covered in the Arithmetic section of the CAT question paper 2024. Candidates can check the expected marks distribution of the Quantitative Section of the CAT 2024 examination here.

CAT QA Sections No. of Questions (In Percentage) Level of Difficulty
Arithmetic 29.4 Moderate
Algebra 17.6 Moderate
Geometry 20.6 Moderate
Numbers 23.5 Moderate
Others 8.8 Easy-Moderate
Total 22 Moderate Level

Predicted Marks Distribution of CAT 2024 VARC Section

Since there is no major change in the VARC section of the CAT 2024 question paper, 22-24 questions will be covered in the form of 4-5 Reading Comprehension while the remaining part will be divided into verbal ability questions.

CAT VARC Topics No. of Questions (In Percentage) Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 70.6 Moderate to Difficult
VA-Parajumbles/Parasummaries 8.8 Moderate to Difficult
VA-Odd Sentence Out 8.8 Easy to Moderate
VA-Para Formation Questions 11.8 Easy to Moderate
Total 24 Moderate to Difficult level

Also Read: Importance of CAT in MBA Admissions

Predicted Marks Distribution of CAT 2024 DI LR Section

Marks Distribution in the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section of the CAT 2024 question paper is not fixed. Candidates may expect 4-5 questions from Venn Diagram and 6-7 from Data Interpretation in the CAT question paper 2024.

CAT DILR Sections No. of Questions (In Percentage) Level of Difficulty
Arrangement-based Questions 13.3 Easy
Reasoning-based Questions 23.3 Moderate
Calculation-based Questions 23.3 Moderate to Difficult
Venn Diagrams 13.3 Easy to Moderate
Games & Tournament Questions 26.7 Moderate to Difficult
Total 20 Moderate to Difficult level

Candidates are advised to visit the official website of CAT 2024 at regular intervals to know about important updates and notifications regarding the CAT exam. Besides this, candidates are advised to download the CAT information brochure to check the steps to fill out the CAT application form. Use the CAT 2024 Percentile Predictor and the CAT College Predictor 2024 to get an idea of where you stand concerning the exam.

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FAQs

How accurate are CAT Predicted Question Papers in reflecting the actual exam?

CAT Predicted Question Papers for 2024 strive to closely mirror the upcoming CAT 2024 question paper by aligning with its pattern and difficulty level. While not identical, these predicted papers offer valuable practice and familiarize you with potential question types, enhancing your overall preparation for the actual CAT exam.

Can I rely solely on CAT Predicted Question Papers for preparation?

While CAT Predicted Question Papers for 2024 offer valuable practice, relying solely on them isn't advisable. A comprehensive preparation strategy should also include mock tests, concept revision, and time management practice to ensure readiness for the actual CAT 2024 question paper.

Are CAT Predicted Question Papers available for all sections of the exam?

CAT Predicted Question Papers for 2024 cover all sections of the exam – Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. They provide valuable practice opportunities, helping you familiarize yourself with potential question formats and excel in every facet of the CAT 2024 question paper.

How many CAT Predicted Question Papers should I practice?

Practice a diverse set of CAT Predicted Question Papers for 2024, covering all sections – Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. Aim for at least 5-7 predicted papers alongside other study materials to enhance familiarity with the CAT 2024 question paper and improve performance.

Where can I find CAT Predicted Question Papers for 2024?

Explore CAT Predicted Question Papers for 2024 on various educational platforms, coaching institute websites, and study resources. These resources offer simulated practice tests resembling the CAT 2024 question paper, aiding in effective exam preparation. Get ready to excel with realistic practice!

Can practicing with a CAT Predicted Question Paper improve my scores?

Certainly, practicing with a CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024 enhances familiarity with CAT 2024 question patterns, cultivates quick thinking, and sharpens answering strategies. Regular use of predicted papers contributes to better preparedness, potentially leading to improved scores in the actual CAT 2024 exam.

Is a CAT Predicted Question Paper as challenging as the actual exam?

Yes, a CAT Predicted Question Paper is intentionally designed to be as challenging as the actual exam. It mirrors the exam's difficulty level, question types, and patterns, offering candidates a realistic practice environment to prepare effectively for CAT 2024.

Why should I practice with a CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024?

Practicing with a CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024 offers invaluable insight into potential question formats, enhances familiarity with exam patterns, and fine-tunes your time management and answering strategies, ultimately boosting your confidence and readiness for the CAT 2024 exam.

How is a CAT Predicted Question Paper created?

A CAT Predicted Question Paper is crafted by analyzing previous year's trends, exam syllabus, and question patterns. Experts simulate a paper that closely mirrors the upcoming CAT 2024, ensuring similar difficulty levels and question types for effective practice and preparation.

What is a CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024?

A CAT Predicted Question Paper 2024 is a meticulously crafted practice test that emulates the upcoming CAT 2024 exam's format, difficulty level, and question types. It aids candidates in familiarizing themselves with the anticipated question patterns and prepares them for the actual test day.

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