Previous Years CAT Papers [PDF] | CAT Question Papers with Solutions


CAT Previous years papers PDFs are an ideal source of preparation. There is nothing better than the previous years’ CAT papers from 2000-2018.  The previous years papers for CAT PDF can be downloaded below. You might wonder as to why we haven’t included the previous years CAT papers from 1990 to 1999. The reason is that though the past years CAT papers from 1990-2018 are available, the questions from CAT papers from 1990-2000 are different from the questions that have come in the recent CAT papers. So, we recommend the students that the CAT previous years papers from 2000 to 2018 should be your first preference.

We have discussed below the reasons why CAT papers are the best source of preparation.

Download CAT previous years papers

S.No. CAT Question Paper Action
1 CAT 2018 Question Paper [Both Slots] Download PDF
2.1 CAT 2017 Question Paper [Slot 1] Download PDF
2.2 CAT 2017 Question Paper [Slot 2] Download PDF
3 CAT 2008 Question Paper Download PDF
4 CAT 2007 Question Paper Download PDF
5 CAT 2006 Question Paper Download PDF
6 CAT 2005 Question Paper Download PDF
7 CAT 2004 Question Paper Download PDF
8 CAT 2003 [Re Test] Question Paper Download PDF
9 CAT 2003 [Leaked] Question Paper Download PDF
10 CAT 2002 Question Paper Download PDF
11 CAT 2001 Question Paper Download PDF
12 CAT 2000 Question Paper Download PDF

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Who should use CAT previous years papers?

We have seen that the questions that come in CAT papers are different from the ones that come in mocks. Moreover, the questions that come in mocks are either too complex or too easy, unlike the ones that come in actual CAT, whose questions are logical.

In addition to this, we have seen that the past years CAT papers cover a syllabus with which you must be familiar. The CAT does not define its syllabus, and we have no other source except the previous years CAT papers to get some understanding of what exactly the CAT syllabus is all about.

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How to effectively use Previous years CAT Papers?

To effectively use these papers, you must first go through the basic concepts of each and every section. Once you have gone through the basic concepts, you should solve the sectional tests of some reputed institute. While solving the sectional tests, you must ensure that you touch upon the questions of all difficulty levels.  The past years CAT papers have questions of varying difficulty levels. Your hold on concepts and your ability to solve questions of varying difficulty will ensure that you solve the questions from the past years’ cat papers confidently.

CAT Question Paper Pattern

The importance of understanding the CAT question paper pattern:

The CAT question papers help us understand not only the difficulty of the questions but also the pattern in which those questions come year after in the cat exam. The pattern shows the regularity of the questions from a particular topic and the concepts around which those questions feature in the cat question papers. The cat question papers and its pattern teach us about:

  • What specific areas of a particular topic a student should focus on
  • What difficulty level of questions should he practice
  • The strategy that we must design, depending on our strength and weaknesses, to maximize our performance in a particular section
Previous Years CAT Papers [PDF] | CAT Question Papers with Solutions
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