# CAT Previous Papers With Solution Videos PDF (2022-1990)

Before starting your preparation going through the CAT previous year question papers is immensely needed to understand the nuances and the exam pattern. Analyze the past CAT entrance exam papers PDF to know the topic-wise weightage. Check out the CAT syllabus and also try to solve as many papers as possible. CAT 2022 question papers, CAT 2021 question paper and CAT 2020 question paper are available for all in PDF and test format. You can also order CAT previous papers hardcopy book here.

Video solutions are also included for most of the questions.

## CAT Topic-Wise Previous Questions

Go through the topic-wise questions from all available past CAT papers conducted by IIMs. All these questions are included with detailed solutions and can be attempted in CAT year-wise questions format.

### CAT VARC Previous Year Questions

The most important topic in CAT VARC section is Reading Comprehension, followed by Parajumbles, Odd one Out and Para summary. Direct questions based on grammar and vocabulary didn't appear in CAT from many years.

### CAT DILR Previous Year Questions

CAT exam has moved from traditional calculative intensive DI sets to the more logical ones. Many candidates do feel DILR as the toughest section in their previous CAT attempts. Key in DILR section is solving as many sets as possible.

#### CAT Logical Reasoning Topic-Wise Previous Questions

As only 40 mins are available for the entire DILR section, the DILR section can make or break section based on the sets chosen.

### CAT Quantitative Aptitude Topic-Wise Previous Year Questions

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Modern are the most important topics in CAT based on the latest CAT papers.

## Score Vs Percentile for CAT 2022 Question Papers

Planning to score 99 percentile CAT? Check out last year's score vs percentile. CAT 2022 was conducted for a total of 198 marks.

 CAT 2022 Overall Percentile CAT 2022 Overall Scaled Score 100 (Maruti Sir, Co-founder of Cracku) 145.83 Marks 99.99 139 Marks 99 83 Marks 95 59.76 Marks 90 48.4 Marks
 Percentile CAT 2022 VARC Scaled Scores (Max. marks = 72) CAT 2022 DILR Scaled Scores (Max. marks = 60) CAT 2022 Quant Scaled Scores (Max. marks = 66) 100 Percentile 57 48 57 99 Percentile 39 29 33 95 Percentile 29 19 22.6 90 Percentile 24 15 17.2

## 100 Percentile in CAT 2022 question paper

11 candidates scored 100 percentile in CAT 2022 exam. Maruti sir is one of them, with a perfect score of 66/66 in the quant section and 145 marks overall.

## 100 Percentile in CAT 2021 question paper

9 candidates scored 100 percentile in CAT 2021 exam. Maruti sir is one of them, with an impeccable 99.99%ile in Quant and VARC sections and 161 marks overall.

All the question papers are solved, and a comprehensive solution has been provided for all the CAT subjects, i.e.,  Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Many of the latest papers have video solutions as well, like CAT 2017 question paper, CAT 2018 question paper, 2019 question paper, CAT 2020 question paper, CAT 2021 question paper and CAT 2022 question paper PDFs (slot-1, slot-2, slot-3). If you are looking for a hard copy, you can order CAT previous papers book here.

## CAT Previous Year' RC Sources

Listed below are the RCs that appeared in CAT 2022 papers in various slots along with the sources and the answers.

### CAT 2022 Question Paper Slot-1 RC Sources

 Title Source Type RC 1 Stoicism Viquepedia Philosophy RC 2 Copy concepts of Chinese Aeon Essays Informative RC 3 Stories concering the Undead atmostfear-entertainment History/Informative RC 4 Technology and Democracy O'reilly Articles Techonology

### CAT 2022 Question Paper Slot-2 RC Sources

 Title Source Type RC 1 Octopuses and Mollusca scroll.in Scientific RC RC 2 Technical-Social Dualism Scientific American Techonology/Informative RC 3 Philosophy Of Social Sciences From the sage handbook Philosophical RC RC 4 Music Making Book (A Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity) Society/Culture

### CAT 2022 Question Paper Slot-3 RC Sources

 Title Source Type RC 1 Interpretations of Indian past History/Informative RC 2 Sociology of Crime iresearchnet.com Society/Culture RC 3 Nature Nextnature Scientific/Informative RC 4 Automation impact on Humans Wall street journal Automation/Techonology

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## CAT 2022 Question Paper Analysis

The section-wise difficulty level of all the 3 CAT slots is given below

 Section CAT 2022 Slot-1 Paper CAT 2022 Slot-2 Paper CAT 2022 Slot-3 Paper VARC Medium Medium Medium DILR Medium-Hard. One-Two Doable Sets Medium. Two Doable Sets Bit Tricky. One Doable Set Quant Medium Medium Medium-Difficult compared to other slots

## Previous CAT Papers Topic-wise Weightage

### CAT 2022 VARC Paper Topic-wise Weightage

The number of VARC questions asked per topic in CAT 2022 slot-1, slot-2 & slot-3 papers.

 Topic Slot-1 Slot-2 Slot-3 Reading Comprehension (RC) 16 (4 sets with 4 questions each) 16 (4 sets with 4 questions each) 16 (4 sets with 4 questions each) Para Jumbles (PJ) 3 3 3 Para Completion 2 2 2 Para Summary 3 3 3 Odd One Out 0 0 0

### CAT 2022 DILR Paper Topic-wise Weightage

The number of data interpretation & logical reasoning questions asked per topic in CAT 2022 slot-1, slot-2 & slot-3 papers are given below.

 Topic Slot-1 Slot-2 Slot-3 Set-1 Games and Tournaments Quant based DI Special Charts Set-2 Venn Diagram/Quant based DI Routes and Networks Table with missing values Set-3 Quant based LR Special Charts Quant based DI Set-4 Puzzles Venn Diagram/Quant based DI Table with missing values/Games and Tournaments

### CAT 2022 Quant Paper Topic-wise Weightage

The number of quantitative aptitude questions asked per topic in CAT 2022 slot-1, slot-2 & slot-3 papers.

 Key Topics Sub-topics Slot-1 Slot-2 Slot-3 Arithmetic Averages, Ratio and Proportion 5 5 5 Profit, Loss and Interest 3 1 1 Time, Distance, Speed and Work 1 2 5 Geometry Geometry/Mensuration 3 3 3 Algebra Quadrilaterals, Polynomial Equations 1 1 2 Progressions and Series 1 3 1 Linear Equations and Inequalities 2 2 3 Modern Math Logarithms, Surds and Indices 0 1 1 Functions and Graphs 3 2 1 Probability and Combinatorics (Permutations & Combinations) 1 1 1 Number Systems Number Systems 1 1 1 Venn Diagrams Venn Diagrams 1 0 0

## Major changes in CAT previous papers

 No major changes in the exam pattern 2022 Further reduction in the number of questions to 66 from 76 2021 No. of exam slots changed to three from two. The total number of questions was decreased to 76 (from 100). 2020 An on-screen calculator is introduced 2015 Sectional-time limit introduced. QA&DI, LR &VA were the two sections. 2011 The CAT exam went online 2009

## Year-wise CAT papers - IIM Conducted

 CAT Paper Conducted By CAT 2023 Question Paper IIM Lucknow (expected) CAT 2022 Question Paper IIM Bangalore CAT 2021 Question Paper IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2020 Question Paper IIM Indore CAT 2019 Question Paper IIM Kozhikode CAT 2018 Question Paper IIM Calcutta CAT 2017 Question Paper IIM Lucknow CAT 2016 Question Paper IIM Bangalore CAT 2015 Question Paper IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2014 Question Paper IIM Indore

## How to make the best use of CAT previous papers

• Take them as topic wise tests
• Attempt them as sectional tests
• Take full-length previous year mocks
• Watch video solutions for difficult questions
• Analyse mistakes and improve Concept & Practice Gaps

##### Is it enough to solve previous CAT papers?

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 know the concepts and also should 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 final exam.

To download CAT previous papers in PDF format, click on the PDF button beside the CAT paper. And open the file in chrome or PDF reader.

##### Do questions repeat in the CAT?

No, the same 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.

##### Does CAT release previous year papers?

Yes, the IIMs/CAT convenor releases CAT papers for each slot every year. Our experts added video and text solutions to them and provided them here to download the 2022-2017 CAT papers PDF.

##### Where can I get CAT previous year's papers?

Cracku's website contains all the past papers from 1990 to 2022, with detailed video and text solutions. You can download them in PDF format. Also, note that CAT Question Papers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 are not released by the IIMs. So, the ones available in other websites are just pattern based.

##### How many papers does CAT have?

The CAT exam has only one paper, but the exam is conducted in multiple slots (so each slot has a separate CAT question paper). Each candidate will be allotted one slot. CAT 2022, 2021 & 2020 are held in 3 slots. Before 2020, the exam was in 2 slots. The score obtained will be scaled across the slots.

##### Can I take CAT Previous Papers as an actual test?

Yes, Cracku provides the option of taking them as an actual test format either as full length mock or sectional test. Click on the 'Take test' option and start your test.

##### 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). Starting your preparation early, having a proper study plan, and the right material makes CAT preparation doable. Download the PDF of the detailed topic-wise CAT study plan here.

##### Can a dull/average student crack CAT?

We have seen many students with average academics excel in CAT with the Cracku courses. You can find the interview of the student who had 10 backlogs in graduation but was still able to score 99.51% in CAT through Cracku courses. Even a below-average student can crack CAT with dedication, the right approach and Cracku's study material.