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CAT Previous Question Papers 2023: CAT or Common Admission Test is a management entrance exam conducted by various IIMs across the country in order to conduct admissions to MBA and PGP at Indian Institutes of Management. Some non-IIM colleges like GIM, IITs, GLIM, MDI Gurugram, FMS, IMT, IM, IRMA, SPJIMR, MICA, LIBA, NITIE etc. also accept admissions using CAT scores. It is important to practice and analyze the previous year’s question papers before starting competitive exam preparation. The case of CAT Previous Question Papers is no different. Let’s read more to learn about CAT 2022 and download some CAT Previous Question Papers.
|Exam name||CAT 2023|
|Full form||Common Admission Test|
|Organizing body||Indian Institutes of Management|
|Application fee||· 2,200/- for the General category
· 1,100/- for SC/ ST/ PwD
|Notification date||July 31, 2023|
|Registrations date||The first week of August 2023|
|Application form’s last date||Third week of September 2023|
|Form correction date||Last week of September 2023|
|Admit card release date||Last week of October 2023|
|CAT mock test and direct link activation date||Fourth week of October 2023|
|Exam date||November 26, 2023 (Tentative)|
|Answer key out date||The first week of December 2023|
|Answer key challenge date||The first week of December 2023|
|Result declaration date||The first week of January 2024|
CAT Previous Question Papers PDF
The applicants must be able to complete CAT Previous Year Papers quickly and correctly. Because the CAT is one of the most difficult MBA Exams and IIMs are the top choices for candidates looking to pursue an MBA. Therefore, you must comprehend how to complete the CAT question paper quickly and accurately. So please download the question papers given below and solve them. This can be used as a test for how far you have reached in your preparation for the actual exam.
CAT Mock Test PDF: Download Link
Candidates preparing for the upcoming CAT Exam can refer to the mock test PDF below.
|CAT Mock Test 2022|
|CAT 2022 Slot 1 DILR|
|CAT 2022 Slot 1 VARC|
|CAT 2022 Slot 1 QA|
The CAT Mock Test PDF for 2020 is available here for download. Eligible candidates can use this PDF for reference
|CAT Mock Test 2020|
|CAT 2020 Slot 1 DILR|
|CAT 2020 Slot 1 VARC|
|CAT 2020 Slot 1 QA|
CAT 2023 Previous Question Papers Difficulty Level
The difficulty level of the CAT exam conducted over the years is mentioned below.
|S.no.||Year||Difficulty Level of CAT Previous Question Papers
|1||CAT 2022||Moderate||IIM Bangalore|
|2||CAT 2021||Moderate to Difficult||IIM Ahmedabad|
|3||CAT 2020||Moderate||IIM Indore|
|4||CAT 2019||Moderate||IIM Kozhikode|
|5||CAT 2018||Moderate to Difficult||IIM Calcutta|
CAT 2023 Exam Pattern
The exam duration of CAT 2023 is 2 hours (40 minutes per section). Given below is the exam pattern for CAT 2023. There are both MCQ-type and non-MCQ-type questions. In the case of MCQs, 3 marks are allotted for the right answers and 1 mark is deducted for the wrong answer. Negative marking is not applicable in the case of non-MCQs. There is a total of 66 questions and total marks of 198.
CAT 2023 Exam Pattern
Number of questions
|1||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)||24||40|
|2||Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)||20||40|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude (QA)||22||40|
Sectional Weightage of the CAT Exam
The sectional weightage for various sections of the previous CAT exam is given below after a detailed analysis of the said question paper.
|Section||Number of Questions||MCQs||TITA Questions|
CAT 2023 aspirants should practise the previous year’s question papers to have a fundamental understanding of the difficulty and sectional weightage of the exam. Sign up for the best coaching and start your preparation today.