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CAT Previous Question papers are the best sources to crack the CAT exam during your preparation. Here is the CAT 2021 question paper with solutions PDF. You can download these PDFs using the direct link for all the three slots given in below. These PDFs contain all the questions from the CAT previous year’s question paper with detailed solutions. Utilize the PDFs to test yourself by solving and looking at the detailed solutions to know your weak areas that help to understand more in detail.

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## CAT 2022 Exam Pattern (Based on CAT 2021 Paper)

 Sections Total questions Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 24 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 20 Quantitative Ability (QA) 22 Total 66

## CAT 2021 Question Paper Difficulty Level

Based on the analysis of the CAT previous papers, compared to the 2020 question paper, the difficulty level of the CAT previous year’s questions i.e in the year 2021 is moderate easier. Have a look at the section-wise difficulty level for all the 3 slots as follows.

### CAT 2021 Slot 1 Paper:

 Section Difficulty Level Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Moderate Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Moderate and easier than last year Quantitative Ability (QA) Moderate to high

### CAT 2021 Slot 2 Paper:

The CAT 2021 slot-2 question paper difficulty level is lower and similar to slot 1.

 Section Difficulty Level Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Moderate Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Easier to moderate Quantitative Ability (QA) Moderate to high

### CAT 2021 Slot 3 Paper:

 Section Difficulty Level Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Moderate Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Easier to moderate Quantitative Ability (QA) Moderate to high

## CAT 2021 Sectional Distribution of Questions

The total number of CAT 2021 questions are 66, which decreased from 76 the last year, i.e. 2020. And the sectional distribution of questions for all the three slots in the CAT 2021 is standard that contains both negative and non-negative questions for each of the sections. The questions distribution in the CAT 2021 question papers is shown below.

 Section MCQs (With negative marking) Non-MCQs Â ( Without negative marking) Total Questions Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 19 5 24 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 15 5 20 Quantitative Ability (QA) 14 8 22 Total 48 18 66

The total duration of the examination is 120 minutes i.e 40minutes for each of the sections.

During the preparation for the CAT exam, you can use these CAT 2021 Question Papers for maintaining the balanced speed and accuracy during the exam by testing yourself by solving these previous question papers and one can find the simple ways to solve the complex problems using the detailed solutions given in the question paper PDFs.