CAT Previous Year Question Papers

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 10 Jan, 2020 14:43 IST

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CAT Previous Years' Question Papers

CAT previous years' question papers are available for the candidates who are preparing for the entrance examination. CAT is a popular entrance exam for pursuing MBA and PGDM courses from top management colleges in India.

One of the highly recommended tips for the preparation is to practice CAT Previous Years' Question Papers. Solving question papers of the previous years is considered a great way to understand the structure of the exam. The Common Admission Test (CAT) previous year question papers are available here on CollegeDekho. With the help of CAT last year question paper, test takers can get an insight into the nature of questions as well as the number of questions that could be asked in the exam. It also gives an understanding of the exam pattern and the weightage of every topic.

Check out the CAT 2018 Question Paper here!

CAT 2017 Question Paper (Shift 1)

CAT 2017 Question Paper (Shift 2)

How to Download CAT Previous Year Question Papers

  • Click on any of the above-mentioned links.

  • A new page will open asking for the candidate's login detail. Fill in the credentials and click on 'Login' button.

  • After a successful login, candidates will be redirected to a new PDF page with the CAT question paper.

  • Download the CAT question paper and start practicing.

When is the Best Time to Start Practicing CAT Previous Year Question Papers?

Although it is mandatory for the CAT 2019 aspirants to solve as many previous year papers for CAT, it is also important to know when is the right time to start solving CAT previous year question papers. According to the experts and previous year CAT rank holders, the aspirants must start solving CAT previous year papers at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the exam. the candidates must also ensure that they have thoroughly revised the entire syllabus before they jump into solving the previous year papers for CAT. 

Advantages of Solving Previous CAT Question Papers

  • One of the most prominent advantages of solving CAT previous years’ question papers is that it helps to know the exam pattern and structure of CAT. Candidates need not search references in order to check the exam pattern if they are into regular practicing of solving the previous years’ papers.

  • Solving the question papers will help candidates in keeping a check of the time taken to solve the entire paper. Candidates can also solve the paper section-wise to figure out the time taken in each section. This in a way will help candidates in improving time management for the main examination.

  • It will also help candidates in identifying their weak sections of CAT. Once the areas are identified, candidates can work on them and improve their performance. This in a way also helps in the identification of easy and quick sections that can be dealt first in the main paper.

  • Time management in terms of preparation can also be sorted out by solving the question papers of the past years, as it helps to find the strengths and weaknesses of the preparation and this in return helps to set the time for better preparation.

  • This magic trick can help candidates convert their weaknesses into their strengths. Tricky questions can be conquered once they are identified.

  • This is also the best way to build self-confidence and inner strength, which is required at the time of examination.

Preparation Tips for CAT 2020

CAT 2020 preparation must be planned strategically as the level of competition in this examination is very high. One must be aware of the CAT 2020 Syllabus, so that they plan the preparation in a better way, keeping in mind the sections and sub-sections of the syllabus. Experts also advise making an effective timetable that can be followed without missing out any planned time slot. Once you know the entire syllabus, compile the best books and reference materials for CAT that will help you in studying the subjects of the syllabus.

The motive behind CAT 2020 preparation can only be achieved with rigorous practice and determination. Taking help from seniors and mentors is also recommended for the CAT 2020 aspirants. For this, you can also get enrolled in a good CAT coaching center near your place. Coaching centers are also a good source for acquiring previous years’ question papers of CAT.

Candidates can also explore the following options to boost their preparation for the upcoming CAT 2020 examination.

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