CAT 2018 Question Paper: Solutions, Download PDF

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

CAT 2018 question paper is the best source of practise for aspirants thinking to appear in the upcoming exam. It gives a brief overview of the CAT 2018 Exam Pattern, question Types, difficulty level, and overall weightage. IIM Calcutta released CAT 2018 question paper for the exam held on 25 November 2018.

As per expert analysis, there were 2 slots with a total 100 of questions, divided into three sections: VARC (34 Questions), DILR (32 Questions), and QA (34 Questions). The QA section was little challenging and DILR and VARC were moderately difficult to many aspirants. Check the detailed analysis of the CAT 2018 question paper to help the aspirants in their preparation along with the direct link

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CAT 2018 Question Paper: Key Highlights

There were 2 slots in CAT 2018 exam instead of 3 slots. As in CAT 2017, there were no changes in the question paper pattern and exam structure. Note the below table to overview CAT 2018 exam.

Components

Detail

CAT 2018 Exam Sections

  • VARC: 34 Questions
  • DILR: 32 Questions 
  • QA: 34 Questions

Total Number of Question

100 questions

Total Time

180 Minutes

Time Allotted for each Section 

60 Minutes

Marking Scheme

+3 for every correct answer (Both MCQs and TITA)

-1 for every incorrect answer (Negative marking is not applicable for CAT TITA questions)

CAT 2018 Question Paper -  Pattern Analysis

Note the below table to get an overview of the CAT 2018 question paper.

CAT 2019 Exam Section

MCQs

Non-MCQs

Total

Sectional Timing

Difficulty Level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

27

7

34

60

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

24

8

32

60

Difficult

Quantitative Ability (QA)

23

11

34

60

Moderate

Total 

74

26

100

180

Moderate

CAT 2018 Question Paper- Slot-wise Analysis

There are only two slots in CAT 2019 exam. It is recommended to check CAT 2018 question paper with solutions before starting preparation. Note the below section to get a detailed analysis of slot 1 and slot 2 of the CAT 2018 exam.

CAT 2018 Question Paper VARC Analysis: Slot 1 and Slot 2

Note the below points for detailed analysis of the CAT 2018 VARC section.

  • Total Number of Question: 34
  • Total RC questions: 24
  • VARC questions: 10 with 4 questions on para jumbles
  • Number of TITA questions: 7

VARC Sections

Total Questions

Weightage

Good Attempts

RC Passages

4 passages, 24 questions

72

20+

Para Jumbles

4

12

3+

Odd Sentence

3

9

3+

Summary

3

9

2+

Total

34

102

28+

CAT 2018 Question Paper DILR Analysis: Slot 1 and Slot 2

Note the below points for conceptual clarity for CAT 2018 DILR section.

  • Total questions: 8 sets with 4 questions in each
  • Number of TITA questions: 8

DILR Sections

Total Questions

Weightage

Good Attempts

Logical Reasoning

20

60

10+

Data Interpretation

12

36

7+

Total

32

96

17+

Attempt CAT 2018 Question Paper Slot 1 to analyze your understanding of the CAT syllabus

CAT 2018 Question Paper QA Analysis: Slot 1 and Slot 2

Check the below points to get an overview of the CAT 2018 QA section.

  • Total Number of questions: 34
  • Number of TITA questions: 12
  • The quants sections were highly calculative
  • Most of the questions were asked from Geometry, Algebra, and Arithmetic

QA Sections

Total Questions

Weightage

Good Attempts

Algebra

9

27

4+

Arithmetic

13

39

8+

Modern Maths

3

9

2+

Geometry and Mensuration

7

21

3+

Number System

2

6

1+

Total

34

102

18+

Download CAT 2018 Question Paper with Solution PDF

The aspirants who wish to appear for the upcoming CAT exam can download the CAT 2018 question paper PDF with solution and start preparation. Additionally, they can attend BYJU’S Exam Prep CAT online classes and attempt CAT test series to analyze your preparation level.

Click the below link to download CAT 2018 question paper with solution PDF file, save it to your device and start practicing.

CAT 2018 Question Paper

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Slot 1

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Slot 2

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FAQs

  • IIM Calcutta was the conducting body for CAT 2018. Considering that IIM Calcutta set the CAT 2018 question paper and release official answer keys for the same.

  • CAT exam has two types of questions: MCQs and TITA. There were in total of 100 questions out of which 26 were TITA questions, asked in CAT 2018 question paper:

    • QA: 11
    • VARC: 7
    • DILR: 8
  • To get a free PDF version of the CAT 2018 question paper, visit BYJU’S Exam Prep official website and download it and save it to your device. The aspirants can get the answer sheet with the solution, explained by our experts.

  • As per expert analysis, the overall difficulty level of the CAT 2018 question paper was moderate. There was a total of 100 questions. The QA part was highly calculative, as the questions were asked from arithmetic, geometry, and algebra mostly. 

  • First of all, you need to finish the entire CAT syllabus to solve the CAT 2018 question paper as it was little tricky and challenging. Read out the questions carefully before solving so that you could grasp the clue, hidden in the questions.

  • There was a total of 34 questions in QA sections in which 13-14 questions were asked from arithmetic in the CAT 2018 question paper. As per CAT exam analysis, these questions were very tough highly calculative.

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