CAT Previous Year Question Papers with Solutions Sample Questions PDF

CAT Previous Year Question Papers

CAT Previous Year Question PapersDear Participants, if you are planning to participate in Common Admission Test (CAT) exam and searching for CAT Previous Year Question Papers then you can get complete information from this page. We’ve given the CAT Sample Question Papers with Solutions on this page. You can also get it through online procedure in PDF format.

Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission of the well qualified applicants to 13 Indian Institutes of Management and over 150 B-schools and over 2 lakh applicants participates each year.

CAT Previous Year Question Papers

Here in the below section, we are giving CAT Previous Year Question Papers with Solutions. Please have a look…

Q-1: The total cost of 2 pencils, 5 erasers and 7 sharpeners is Rs.30, while 3 pencils and 5 sharpeners cost Rs.15 more than 6 erasers. By what amount (in Rs.) does the cost of 39 erasers and 1 sharpener exceed the cost of 6 pencils?

  1. 20
  2. 30
  3. It does not exceed
  4. Cannot be determined

Ans.: 2

Q-2: What is the remainder when 7700 is divided by 100?

  1. 1
  2. 61
  3. 41
  4. 21

Ans.: 1

Q-3: A sequence of 4 digits, when considered as a number in base 10 is four times the number it represents in base 6. What is the sum of the digits of the sequence?

  1. 7
  2. 6
  3. 9
  4. 8

Ans.: 4

CAT Syllabus

DIRECTIONS for questions to 04 to 08:

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

A team must be selected from ten probables – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J. Of these, A, C, E and J are forwards, B, G and H are point guards and D, F and I are defenders. Further the following conditions need to be observed:

The team must have at least one forward, one point guard and one defender.

  • If the team includes J, it must also include F.
  • The team must include E or B, but not both.
  • If the team includes G, it must also include F.
  • The team must include exactly one among C, G and I.
  • C and F cannot be members of the same team.
  • D and H cannot be members of the same team.
  • The team must include both A and D or neither of them.

There is no restriction on the number of members in the team.

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Q-4: What could be the size of the team that includes G?

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. More than one of the above

Ans.: 4

Q-5: What would be the size of the largest possible team?

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7

Ans.: 3

Q-6: Who cannot be included in a team of size 6?

  1. A
  2. H
  3. J
  4. E

Ans.: 2

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Q-7: What can be the size of the team that includes C?

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. More than one of the above

Ans.: 2

Q-8: Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12,… What number should come next?

  1. 7
  2. 10
  3. 12
  4. 13

Ans.: 2

Q-9:

  • Class A has a higher enrollment than Class B.
  • Class C has a lower enrollment than Class B.
  • Class A has a lower enrollment than Class C.
  • If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
  1. True
  2. False
  3. uncertain

Ans.: 2

Q.10

  • All the offices on the 9th floor have wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • No wall-to-wall carpeting is pink.
  • None of the offices on the 9th floor has pink wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
  1. true
  2. false
  3. uncertain

Ans.: 1

Q.11: 8796 x 223 + 8796 x 77 =?

  1. 2736900
  2. 2638800
  3. 2658560
  4. 2716740
  5. None of these

Ans.: 2

Online Aptitude / Reasoning Test

DIRECTIONS for questions 12 to 15:

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Mr Suzuki, a car dealer, sold cars of only two brands, A and B, in the previous year. This year, he introduced a new brand, C. The number of cars of brand A and brand B sold in the previous year were in the ratio 3 : 2, and the ratio of the number of cars sold in the previous year to that sold in this year is 2 : 3 for brand A and 2 : 5 for brand B. Further, the number of cars of brand C sold this year forms 81% of the total number of cars sold this year.

Q.12: Find the number of cars of brand C sold this year, given that a total of 24 cars of brand A were sold in the previous year.

  1. 324
  2. 648
  3. 162
  4. 243

Ans.: 1

Q.13: What is the percentage increase in the total number of cars sold this year when compared to the total number of cars sold in the previous year?

  1. 400%
  2. 600%
  3. 900%
  4. 1000%

Ans.: 3

CAT Question Paper

Q.14: In the next year, Mr.Suzuki wants to increase the total sales by 80%, compared to the total sales this year, by keeping the sales of each of A, B and C at the same level as that in this year and introducing a new brand D. By what percent will the number of cars of brand D (to be sold next year) be more than the total number of cars sold last year?

  1. 400%
  2. 600%
  3. 900%
  4. 700%

Ans.: 4

Q.15: If a total of 380 cars were sold this year, and the sales of C this year were nil, instead of 81% of total sales, then how many cars of brand A were sold in the previous year?

  1. 140
  2. 120
  3. 100
  4. 160

Ans.: 2

Quantitative Aptitude Quiz

Three of the words will be in the same classification, the remaining one will not be. Your answer will be the one word that does NOT belong in the same classification as the others.

Q.16: Which word does NOT belong with the others?

  1. parsley
  2. basil
  3. dill
  4. mayonnaise

Ans.: 4

Q.17: Which word does NOT belong with the others?

  1. inch
  2. ounce
  3. centimeter
  4. yard

Ans.: 2

Q.18: Which word does NOT belong with the others?

  1. heading
  2. body
  3. letter
  4. closing

Ans.: 3

Online Practice Test For Best Preparation

Correcting the Sentences:

Q.19:  Can you tell me why did you not speak the truth?

  1. Why did not you speak?
  2. That’s why did you not speak
  3. Why you did not speak
  4. 4. No correction required

Ans.: 3

Solving Mathematics:

Q. 20: 19: 8988 ÷ 8 ÷ 4 = ?

  1. 4494
  2. 561.75
  3. 2247
  4. 280.875
  5. None of these

Ans.: 4

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