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CAT Previous 8 years Solved Question Papers

Sep 27, 2017 12:20 IST

    For CAT Exam aspirants, the countdown has begun as IIM Lucknow announces the CAT Exam date. Yes! CAT Exam is going to be conducted on November 26. And with only three months in hand for the preparation aspirants must buck up the pace of their preparation, it is time that you tighten up the seat belt and get ready to take the roller-coaster ride of one of the most difficult management exams of India.

    While you will find yourself dwindled in the high speed preparation for the exam, take a break and relax. There are other easier ways to prepare for the CAT exam. You can refer to the guess papers and previous year papers to obtain a sneak peek into the expected format of upcoming CAT exam.

    So, here we bring for you previous 8 years solved question papers from the year 2000 to 2008. Till the year 2008, CAT exam was conducted in pen-paper based mode. Thereafter, the exam shifted to online mode i.e. computer-based format. As a reference, CAT previous 8 years solved question papers are a resourceful guide who are appearing in the upcoming CAT 2017 attempt.

    Why CAT Previous Year Question Papers?

    Someone has rightly put a quote in succinct words

    This quote also stands true for those aspirants who envision their future in cracking an entrance exam. It is because an entrance exam requires both knowledge and rigorous practice. 

    For an MBA Aspirant the best source of acquiring an idea regarding how to deal with the CAT Exam is by taking a sneak peak at the Previous Year Question Papers. And when it is solved, you can easily judge your preparation and knowledge beforehand.

    Benefits of CAT Previous Year Question Papers

    Enhances Time Management skills

    CAT Previous year papers for sure are meant to help you manage the time crunch which you might face on the D-day. When you sit in the environment which is similar to the one that you will face on the D-day, you will feel less issues in solving the questions given the incessant ticking off the clock. Just 60 minutes for each section to decide the destiny of your management career is not a game. You need lot of rehearsal to ace CAT Exam in this time span to make a mark in the exam. Scoring a percentile to clear the cut-offs is not easy if you are not prepared well in advance to fight among the competitors. CAT exam is not just the test of your knowledge but time management as well.

    Enhance Speed and Accuracy

    Attaining the speed along with accuracy is one milestone which is hard to achieve in the CAT Exam. You need to ensure that the questions do go awry because one wrong question will pull down your score that you made in the right ones. Negative marking is there to ensure that you do not attempt all the questions mindlessly. For a CAT exam taker, it is important to enhance the speed of attempting the questions along with accuracy and this can only be achieved once you have practiced the previous year papers.

    Provides Sneak Peak

    CAT Exam every year comes with new surprises and that surely makes an aspirant anxious. With a careful analysis of the previous year papers, you can guess the next move of the examiners. Preparation becomes easy and you get to know the expected paper pattern. So, you won’t hit in the dark while preparing for the exam, once you already know the pattern and questions that came in the previous years.

    Boosts Confidence and Morale

    We do not say that it’s only the previous year papers that can help you prepare for the CAT exam in the best possible manner. While you can attempt these papers to take care of various aspects such as time management, reduced anxiety of the unknown pattern, ensuring speed with accuracy, on the other hand, these papers will also boost your confidence. Yes! This is one aspect which you will gain while reading and solving these papers. If you nail these papers easily, you will start envisioning yourself in one of the top IIMs.

    Acts a Litmus Test

    Well said that your hardwork of months will come to frutition once you solve the CAT previous year papers. No one will judge you on the basis of your performance, rather you will be able to analyse your strength and weaknesses well in advance before appearing for the CAT exam.


    Also Read: 5 Secrets to Bell the CAT in 2017

    When you will go through the solved question papers given here you will realize that CAT examination pattern has changed over the years and it has been constantly developing. It will help you in understanding that you can never predict the CAT paper but you can keep your study focused.

    Also Read: How to identify your strengths and weaknesses for CAT Exam?

    CAT Previous 8 year Papers with Solutions: 2000-2008



    Solved CAT Question Paper 2000

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2001

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2002

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2003

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2004

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2005

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2006

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2007

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    Solved CAT Question Paper 2008

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    What next after CAT Previous Year Question Papers?

    After you have gained a wholesome idea about the CAT Previous Year Question Papers along with their solutions, it is time that you put your acquired knowledge to practice.

    You can practice this knowledge by practicing the CAT Mock Test Papers at MBA section of jagranjosh.com. This would strengthen your preparation for CAT 2016. 

    Also Practice: Free CAT Mock Test Paper Set-1

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