CAT 2017 Question Paper: Download PDF with Solution

By Shubhra Anand Jain|Updated : March 14th, 2022

CAT 2017 question paper was released by IIM Lucknow and the exam was held on 26 November 2017. There were a total of 100 questions were, divided into three sections, including VARC (34 questions), DILR (32 questions), and QA (34 questions). The aspirants preparing for the upcoming CAT exam must download the CAT 2017 question paper with solutions for analysing their preparation level. 

CAT question papers are the best material for preparing for the upcoming exam. As per expert analysis, the QA section in CAT question paper 2017 was the easiest of the other two sections. In comparison, DILR questions were trickiest as these questions were based on puzzles, requiring advanced problem-solving skills. Have a look at the detailed analysis of the CAT 2017 question paper and start preparing for the upcoming CAT exam.

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CAT 2017 Question Paper- Exam Pattern

There were two slots in CAT 2017 exam with 180 minutes in total time duration for each slot. Check the table below to get a brief overview of the CAT 2017 question paper.

Important Points to be Highlighted

Details

CAT 2017 Exam Sections

3 Sections-

  • VARC: 34 questions
  • DILR: 32 questions
  • QA: 34 questions

Total Number of Questions

100 Questions

Total Time Duration

180 Minutes (60 Minutes Sectional Time limit for each section)

Marking Scheme

  • +3 for correct answers
  • -1 for incorrect answers
  • No negative marking for TITA questions
  • No making for unanswered questions 

CAT 2017 Question Paper- Number of Questions

There are three sections, including VARC, DILR, and QA in CAT 2017 question paper. However, the number of questions in both slots has remained the same. Note the table to get an idea about the paper pattern of the CAT 2017 exam. 

CAT Exam Section

Number of MCQs

Number of TITA Questions

Total Numbers of Questions

Time

VARC

27

7

34

60 Minutes

QA

26

8

34

60 Minutes

DILR

24

8

32

60 Minutes

Total 

77

23

100

180 Minutes

CAT 2017 Question Paper- Slot-wise Analysis

Note the below section to understand the slot-wise analysis of the questions asked in the CAT 2017 exam.

CAT 2017 Question Paper- Slot 1

Slot 1 was slightly difficult in CAT 2017 exam. The DILR section was the toughest and most time-consuming than the other two sections. Note the below points to know about the sections of CAT 2017 question paper slot 1.

  • Reading Comprehension consisted of three passages containing six questions and two passages containing three questions. 
  • The volume of data and text in DILR seemed lengthy and complicated to read. 
  • The difficulty level of QA was lower, and it included 34 questions, 26 of which were MCQs while the rest were non-MCQs.

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CAT 2017 Question Paper- Slot 2

As per expert analysis, CAT 2017 slot 2 was little tricky as compared to paper slot 1 and focused on evaluating the aspirant’s understanding of the English language. Below is the analysis of CAT 2017 question paper slot 2.

  • There were 5 passages in Reading Comprehension grouped into various topics.
  • DILR was the toughest section in slot 2 like slot 1. There were 16 questions from DI, which included 12 MCQs and 4 TITA questions.
  • The level of difficulty for QA was moderate. The QA section consisted of the following sections, including
    • Number System- 4 questions
    • Algebra & Arithmetic- 24 questions
    • Geometry & Mensuration- 4 questions
    • Miscellaneous Maths- 2 questions

Download CAT 2017 Question Paper PDF

The aspirants preparing for the upcoming CAT exam can download the CAT 2017 question paper with solution PDF file and start preparation. Additionally, it is recommended to attend BYJU’S Exam Prep CAT online classes and attempt CAT test series to analyse their understanding level for the CAT syllabus. Our experts have compiled the CAT 2017 question paper PDF with solution so that the aspirants can check their mistakes after solving the question paper.

CAT 2017 Question Paper

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Slot 1

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Slot 2

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FAQs

  • The DILR section is the most challenging as most of the questions are complex and lengthy in this section. While the VARC and QA sections are easier in CAT 2017 question paper. So, you can expect moderate difficulty in the question paper.

  • No major changes were seen, and the paper pattern of the CAT 2017 question paper is similar to previous year’s CAT question papers. In recent years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of questions and exam duration has been reduced. But, the exam sections and question types, MCQs and TITA questions, have remained similar till-date. 

  • As per expert analysis, there was a total of 23 TITA questions were asked in CAT 2017 question paper. Note the below guiding points to get an idea about the sectional weightage for TITA question in CAT exam 2017.

    • VARC: 7
    • DILR: 8
    • QA: 8
  • Similar to CAT 2016 exam, there are in total of 100 questions in the CAT 2017 question paper.

    • VARC: 34 questions
    • QA: 34 questions
    • DILR: 32 questions
  • As per exam analysis, 12-13 algebra questions were asked in CAT 2017 question paper. There was a total number of 34 questions in quants sections with easy to moderate difficulty levels.

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