CAT 2020 Question Paper Download PDF with Question Answer Solutions

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : October 9th, 2021

CAT 2020 Question Paper PDF: The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a National Level entrance test  for the management aspirants. Every year more than 2 lakhs students appear for CAT exam. With each year, the difficulty level increases.

CAT 2021 is the most awaited and anticipated MBA entrance exam in India. Understanding the CAT 2021 pattern and the questions is very important when you start preparing for CAT. The CAT exam will be held on the last Sunday in the month of November 2021 (November 28, 2021). The registrations for CAT 2021 has also started from 4th August  2021. The CAT exam helps aspirants to secure admission into the Top B School across India. This year the CAT exam is being conducted by IIM Ahmedabad.

CAT 2020 Question Paper PDF: The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a National Level entrance test  for the management aspirants. Every year more than 2 lakhs students appear for CAT exam. With each year, the difficulty level increases.

CAT 2021 is the most awaited and anticipated MBA entrance exam in India. Understanding the CAT 2021 pattern and the questions is very important when you start preparing for CAT. The CAT exam will be held on the last Sunday in the month of November 2021 (November 28, 2021). The registrations for CAT 2021 has also started from 4th August 2021. The CAT exam helps aspirants to secure admission into the Top B School across India. This year the CAT exam is being conducted by IIM Ahmedabad.

CAT Exam Pattern 2021

It is important that the aspirants have a clear understanding of CAT exam pattern and CAT syllabus. The CAT exam consists of 3 sections Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR). The expected number of questions are given in the table below:

Section

Expected No. of Questions

Time
VARC

26

40
QA

26

40
DILR

24

40
Total Marks

228

120

Note: The usual pattern until CAT 2019 was VARC-  34 questions, QA-34questions and DILR 32 questions

CAT Marking Scheme 2021

The marking scheme of CAT 2021 has not changed  for some years. The total marks can either be 300 or 228 depending on the number of questions

Type of Question

Correct AnswerIncorrect Answer

 MCQs

+3-1

TITA-type

+3No negative marks

Note : There is no negative marking for questions which are not attempted by the candidate.

It is important to understand that questions in the CAT exam are covered from varied topics in all the 3 sections

CAT Syllabus 2021

It is important to understand the syllabus of CAT 2021 so that no topic is left uncovered. The sectional syllabus CAT based on the previous year trends is:

VARC: 

Para Summary

Para Jumbles (with and without options)

Odd One Out

Reading Comprehension

QA:

Number System

Factorials

Finding Units place and tens place of a number

Divisibility Rules

HCF & LCM

Cyclicity

Remainder

Base change

Prime Factorization

Indices and Surds

Arithmetic

Percentage and Average

Time and Work

Mixtures and Allegation

Ratio, Proportion and Variation

Profit, Loss and Discount

Pipe and Cistern

SI and CI

Time, Speed and Distance

Geometry and Mensuration

Lines and Angles

Polygon

Triangles

Trigonometry

Coordinate Geometry

Circle

Algebra

Algebraic Equations

Functions and Groups

Maxima and Minima

Logarithm

Polynomials

Linear and Quadratic Equation

Inequalities and Modulus

Modern Mathematics

Permutation and Combination

Probability

Set Theory

Venn Diagram

Binomial theorem

Arithmetic Progression

Geometric Progression

Harmonic Progression

DILR:

Data Interpretation

Tables

Line Chart

Venn Diagram

Pie Chart

Scatter Plot

Radar Chart

Column Graph

Bar Graph

Routes and Network

Bubble Chart

Data Caselets - Reasoning Based DI

Logical Reasoning

Team Formation

Arrangements

Order and Ranking

Binary Logic

Games and Tournaments

It is important that we have a clear idea about the previous year Paper. We at BYJU'S Exam Prep are giving our students  the fully solved paper to aid them in their preparation for CAT . 
All the best for your preparations.

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  • CAT 2021 will be conducted in 3 Shifts of 2-hour paper. Each section will have a sectional time limit of 40 mins each.

  • The difficulty level of the paper was moderate to difficult. However, if you prepare well you will be able to crack it.

  • CAT 2020 had 76 questions. It had 26 Questions in VARC, 24 Questions in QA, and 24 Questions in DILR.

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