CAT Question Papers: Download CAT Previous Year Question Papers PDF

CAT Question Papers: Download CAT Previous Year Question Papers PDF

ByGaurav Gupta  |  Updated on: Oct 25, 2021CAT 2021 Notification has been released. CAT 2021 is scheduled to take place on November 28, 2021. Check other details about the CAT exam such as exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.
CAT 2021 Notification has been released. CAT 2021 is scheduled to take place on November 28, 2021. Check other details about the CAT exam such as exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.
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CAT Question Paper 2021

CAT Question Paper is one of the best preparation resources for the upcoming CAT 2021 exam. CAT Exam Paper provides valuable insights about the exam such as CAT exam pattern, types of questions asked, the general trend, weightage of all topics and more. Below mentioned are all CAT Previous Year papers and other related information including CAT question paper 2020. CAT is conducted in several shifts, therefore you can access the CAT question paper for all the shifts.

CAT 2021 notification has been released and the CAT 2021 exam will be conducted on 28 November 2021. Candidates preparing for the exam must solve the question paper and CAT mock test series to ensure that they are well prepared for the exam. Solving CAT exam question paper 2021 also provides good practice which improves the level of preparedness for the upcoming CAT 2021 exam. Practice the papers in the exam setting to analyse the level of your preparation and move ahead accordingly. Download the CAT Question Papers pdf from the direct link mentioned below. 

Also, understand the CAT Cutoff Trend to get a better understanding and set a target score. CAT 2021 paper pdf will be updated here after the exam. 


CAT Question Paper Pattern

It is important to understand the CAT paper pattern so that understanding the question paper is easier and more productive. The CAT Exam Pattern 2021 is mentioned below. The paper pattern is expected to remain the same as the previous year. 

Section as per IIM CAT Paper Pattern 2021

Total Questions



Maximum Marks

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)





Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)





Quantitative Aptitude (QA)










CAT 2020 Question Paper PDF

CAT Exam is held in an online mode. BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts have compiled the CAT 2020 question paper pdf free download for you to prepare in an effective manner. The direct link for the CAT question paper 2020 pdf is mentioned below. CAT exam 2020 saw some changes in the question paper pattern. The number of questions was reduced from 100 to 76 making the total marks 228 instead of 300 Marks. 

CAT 2020 question paper with solution pdf allows you to solve the paper in an exam setting and tally with the answers to check your negative marking. You can accordingly work on the mistakes and improve those sections. 

Click HERE to download the CAT 2020 Question Paper with Answer Key

Download CAT 2020 question paper for all the shifts from the direct link mentioned below. 

YearQuestion Paper Link
CAT 2020 (Shift 1) question paperDownload CAT Question Paper 2020 
CAT 2020 (Shift 2) question paperDownload CAT Question Paper 2020 

Previous Year CAT Question Paper

Download CAT previous year paper including CAT question paper 2019 with solution from the direct link mentioned below for all the shifts. CAT 2019 paper consisted of 100 questions with the same three sections. The CAT exam papers provide the best practice as it tells you the kind of questions to be expected in the CAT 2021 exam

YearCAT Question Paper Pdf
CAT 2019 (Shift 1) question paperDownload CAT Question Paper 2019
CAT 2019  (Shift 2) question paper Download CAT Question Paper 2019

Advantages of Solving CAT Previous Year Question Papers

Solving CAT question papers and taking CAT mock tests prior to the main exam might help you prepare for CAT 2021. Not only that, but this practice also aids in the development of self-confidence, which is one of the most significant attributes required for success on the CAT. Candidates can quickly identify their strong and weak points. The CAT 2021 exam will be held online on November 28, 2021. Download past years' CAT test question papers 2020, 2019 and more.

There are several benefits to solving the CAT Question papers. It is the most reliable source of preparation. A few of the benefits of solving the CAT question papers are:

  • Practising CAT exam papers help you determine your strengths and weaknesses. 
  • You can determine the best way to solve the CAT exam papers which includes minimum mistakes and maximum questions. 
  • The CAT question papers also help you get comfortable with the exam pattern and sequence of the questions. 
  • It helps you with time management. 

When to Start Practicing CAT Question Papers?

Aspirants can begin solving CAT question papers or CAT sample papers as soon as they finish the syllabus for any one section, or even earlier. If a candidate is starting from scratch, it is a good idea to search through some CAT question papers  familiarise themselves with the CAT paper pattern. However, one should not attempt to solve them without first preparing for them, as this will not be fruitful. So, first finish the CAT 2021 syllabus and make sure you understand all of the formulae and theorems. Three months prior to the CAT exam is the best time to begin solving them.

CAT Question Paper Analysis 

You can also check the BYJU'S Exam Prep CAT Exam Analysis for the question papers. The past year CAT question paper analysis help you get more clarity about the weightage distribution of all sections and types of questions asked. CAT Experts recommend solving all the previous year papers numerous times so that you are comfortable with solving the paper within the time limit and with minimum errors. 

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CAT Exam Pattern 2021
CAT Admit Card 2021
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  • CAT exam question paper is set and administered by one of the IIM. CAT 2021 will be conducted by IIM-Ahmedabad. Asso. Prof. MN Ram Mohan is the convener of CAT 2021.

  • CAT exam consists of questions that are up to the 10th standard level. Questions from English Language, Mathematics and General Reasoning will be asked. More than difficulty, it is the speed and accuracy with which your ability to solve the CAT exam will help you crack it. Candidates can check the detailed CAT exam pattern 2021 to understand the question pattern. 

  •  CAT Exam is always conducted in the English medium of language

  • CAT is an exam full of uncertainties. However, in the past few years, we have seen a trend in which the following sequencing is followed:
    VARC > DILR > QA

  •  You can download the previous years' CAT questions papers from the direct link mentioned here. Check the CAT 2020 question papers and more.