CAT Previous Papers

 CAT (Common Admission Test) previous papers help aspirants to know about the pattern and nature of the exam. Going through the CAT previous year question papers will be of immense help in knowing the nuances of the exam. Analyzing the past exam papers of CAT will help aspirants understand how the exam has evolved over the years.

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Previous CAT Papers
CAT 2021 Slot 3 With Answers
VARC Quant LRDI 
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CAT 2021 Slot 2 With Answers
VARC LRDI Quant 
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CAT 2021 Slot 1 With Answers
LRDI VARC Quant 
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CAT 2020 Slot 1 With Answers
VARC LRDI Quant 
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CAT 2020 Slot 2 With Answers
VARC LRDI Quant 
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CAT 2020 Slot 3 With Answers
VARC Quant LRDI 
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CAT 2019 Slot 1 With Answers
DILR VARC Quant 
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CAT 2019 Slot 2 With Answers
QUANT DILR VARC 
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CAT 2018 Slot 2 With Answers
LRDI VARC QUANT 
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CAT 2018 Slot 1 With Answers
LRDI QUANT VARC 
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CAT 2017 Shift-2 With Answers
VARC DILR Quant 
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CAT 2017 Shift-1 With Answers
DILR Quant VARC 
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CAT 2008 With Answers
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CAT 2007 With Answers
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CAT 2006 With Answers
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CAT 2005 With Answers
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CAT 2004 With Answers
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CAT 2003(L) With Answers
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CAT 2002 With Answers
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CAT 2001 With Answers
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CAT 2000 With Answers
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CAT 1999 With Answers
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CAT 1998 With Answers
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CAT 1997 With Answers
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CAT 1996 With Answers
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CAT 1991 With Answers
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CAT 1990 With Answers
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Download CAT previous year papers PDF

Going through CAT 2021 question paper PDF will help aspirants to gauge the level of the exam. We have uploaded over 21 CAT previous year papers. All the question papers are solved, and a comprehensive solution has been provided for each question for all the sections (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - VARC, Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning - DILR and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Some of the questions also have video solutions. CAT 2017, 2018, 2019 and CAT 2020 question paper PDFs (slot-1, slot-2, slot-3) are available. After 2008, CAT exam went online and CAT 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 papers were not released.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is solving previous CAT papers enough???

Solving the CAT previous papers is very important. It will give you an idea about the format of the exam and the type of questions asked. However, one should also take CAT mock tests for better practice and develop a test-taking strategy. CAT is known to throw surprises every year, and taking mocks additionally will help you tackle any astonishment in the exam.

Do questions repeat in the CAT?

No, the questions don't repeat in the CAT, but the concepts tested can be similar to previous ones for a section like a quant. Also, though the exam is held in multiple slots, the questions are different across the slots.

Where can I get cat previous year's papers?

Cracku's website contains all the past papers from 2017. You can download them in PDF format.

Can I take CAT Previous Papers as an actual test?

Yes, we provide the option of taking the CAT previous papers as an actual test. Click on the 'Take test' option and start your test. You can also take the separate sections of the CAT previous papers in the actual test format.

How many papers does CAT have?

CAT exam has only one paper, but the exam is conducted in multiple slots (so each slot has a separate paper). Each candidate will be allotted one slot. CAT 2022 is expected to be held in 3 slots. Before 2020, the exam was in 2 slots.

Is CAT easy to crack / Is CAT very difficult?

The difficulty level of CAT varies for each student. Cracking CAT is not a very tough job if one is well-versed in the basics of the topics tested (VARC, LRDI, and Quants). If you're starting your preparation, you need to have a proper study plan and follow it rigorously. Download the PDF of the detailed topic-wise CAT study plan here

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