CAT 2020 Question Paper- Solution, Download PDF

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : February 28th, 2022

CAT 2020 question paper is released by IIM Indore and the exam was held on 29 November 2020. As per expert opinion, it is the best source of preparation for aspirants thinking of appearing in the upcoming CAT exam. It provides useful insights for the exam. Download CAT 2020 question paper with solution to better understand the CAT exam pattern, the total number of questions, question types, difficulty level, and overall weightage.

Due to Covid, the exam pattern was altered for CAT 2020. The CAT 2020 Question Paper included 76 questions for 228 marks, divided into three sections: VARC (26 questions), DILR (24 questions), and QA (24 questions). The CAT VARC was deemed the most difficult. Download the CAT 2020 question paper PDF file using the direct link mentioned in this article.

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CAT 2020 Question Paper - Key Highlights

CAT 2020 question paper had 3 slots with 120 minutes total time duration for each slot. Check the table below for key highlights of the CAT 2020 question paper.

Components

Detail Analysis

CAT 2020 Exam Sections

  • VARC: 26 Questions
  • DILR: 24 Questions 
  • QA: 26 Questions

Total number of questions

76 questions

Total time duration

120 minutes (Was reduced from 180 minutes)

Sectional time limit

40 minutes

Marking scheme

  • +3 for every right attempt
  • -1 for every wrong attempt
  • No negative marking for non-MCQs

Total marks

228 

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CAT 2020 Question Paper - Number of Questions 

CAT 2020 question paper consisted of three sections, including VARC, DILR, and QA. However, the number of questions was altered.  Note the below table to get an idea about the number of questions and changes in CAT 2020 question paper.

CAT Exam Section

MCQs

Non-MCQs

Total

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

21

5

26

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

18

6

24

Quantitative Ability (QA)

20

6

26

Total Questions

59

17

76

Download CAT 2020 Question Paper PDF

The aspirants who wish to appear for the upcoming CAT exam can download the CAT 2020 question paper pdf with solutions and start preparation. Additionally, they can attend BYJU’S Exam Prep CAT online classes and attempt CAT test series to analyse your preparation level. BYJU’S Exam Prep experts have compiled the CAT 2020 question paper with solution PDF file to assist you in your preparation. 

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CAT 2020 Question Paper- Analysis

There were 3 slots in the CAT 2020 exam. Note the below section to get an idea about the slot-wise analysis of the CAT 2020 question paper.

CAT 2020 Question Paper - Slot 1

As per analysis, the overall difficulty level for Slot 1: CAT 2020 question paper is moderate to difficult. 

  • The VARC section was comparatively difficult. There were 26 questions were asked in a total of which 18 questions (4 sets) were from RC passages, 8 questions were from Verbal ability. 
  • The DILR section was moderately difficult. A total of 24 questions were asked mostly from Logical reasoning. 
  • QA section was easiest and the numbers of TITA questions were 8. Most of the questions were asked from arithmetic and algebra. 

CAT 2020 Question Paper - Slot 2

CAT 2020 question paper slot 2 was more difficult than slot 1 and slot 3 question paper. As er analysis, the overall difficulty level was difficult.

  • DILR questions were difficult and most of the questions were from the Logical Reasoning
  • VARC section was moderately difficult with 4 sets of RC passages. The total numbers of TITA questions in this section were 5
  • Questions were asked from arithmetic and algebra in the QA section. Additionally, the geometry questions were very easy to solve.

CAT 2020 Question Paper - Slot 3

The overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult. 

  • VARC questions were difficult enough as para jumbles were asked. The total numbers of TITA questions were 5. The summary based questions in VARC were very easy
  • QA section was comparatively easier and no questions were asked from modern maths
  • DILR was moderately difficult. Questions were asked from Venn Diagram, tournaments, and games

CAT previous year’s question papers are the best study sources and help aspirants check their performance. Try to solve CAT 2020 question paper to learn time management, understand the difficulty level of the exam, and check whether you have completed the entire CAT syllabus or not. Stay updated with the BYJU’S Exam Prep for the latest information about the upcoming CAT exam.

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FAQs

  • As per analysis, the difficulty level of the CAT 2020 question paper was moderate to difficult. So, if you follow a strategic preparation strategy, you can easily solve the CAT question papers. You can also solve other CAT previous year papers to analyse better.

    • There was a change in the CAT paper pattern and the number of questions. There are in total 76 questions in the CAT 2020 question paper.
    • VARC: 26
    • DILR: 24
    • QA: 26


  • Visit BYJU’S Exam Prep website and get the direct download link for the CAT 2020 question paper along with its solution PDF file.

  • As per the exam analysis by our experts, CAT 2020 question paper slot 2 was tougher than the other 2 slots in CAT exam. So, follow a strategic preparation plan and shortcut tricks to answer the questions accurately.

    • If you are preparing for the upcoming CAT exam, the best way to solve the question paper is by attempting them as per the exam time duration. Solve the CAT 2020 question paper after competing the syllabus. Analyse your mistakes to improve the level of your preparation.


  • Know the section-wise weightage and difficulty level to analyse CAT 2020 question paper. Visit BYJU'S Exam Prep and go through detailed CAT exam analysis for better preparation.

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