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CAT 2021 Sample Papers are the right source to boost your CAT preparation level. With the help of CAT sample papers, you can assess your CAT 2021 preparation as these papers, prepared by experts are based and updated as per the revised CAT exam pattern. The Sample Question Papers For CAT 2021 will guide you about the probable CAT questions 2021.  

 

The CAT sample paper pdf consists of probable CAT questions with answers of varying difficulty level. These Sample Question Papers for CAT 2021 can be attempted online and are based on actual CAT papers.

 

Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by IIMs and is the most prestigious MBA entrance exam for MBA admission in 20 IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR, XIMB, IITs, NITIE, TAPMI among other top MBA colleges. CAT 2021 is likely to be held on November 28, 2021 in two or three sessions on the same day. The CAT sample paper can now help you gauge your preparation level and can help in checking out what should be your preparation strategy to crack the exam.  

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CAT Sample paper 2021: Types & Difficulty Level
MBAUniverse.com has released CAT 2021 sample paper series with low to high difficulty level. These CAT papers are of two types – Full length Sample papers of 3 hours duration each with low to high difficulty level and short time CAT quizzes to boost your confidence level for the topics. You can begin with online model paper for CAT of moderate difficulty level to higher difficulty level CAT sample paper. 

 

Free CAT Sample Papers
You can attempt CAT Sample papers free and practice on each free CAT sample paper as many times as you like

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5 Key Benefits of Attempting Sample Papers

  • CAT Exam papers let you know about the latest CAT exam pattern and the expected trend in CAT 2021 Question Paper
  • CAT Sample question papers help you to know how to approach the CAT questions without losing marks due to negative marking
  • All the CAT exam papers given here, are followed by solutions. You can assess your performance as well as can analyse your mistakes after attempting each CAT sample paper and can improve on them 
  • CAT Sample Papers are free of cost
  • You can take CAT Sample question papers as many times as you can

Sample Question Papers for CAT 2021 are prepared by CAT experts. These CAT sample papers online are based on actual CAT papers. The sample question papers for CAT 2021 are full length CAT model papers. You can begin with online model paper for CAT of moderate difficulty level to higher difficulty level online model paper for CAT. . 

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CAT 2021 Sample Papers: Pattern & Composition
The shape and content in Sample papers 2021 are as under:

  • Total Questions in Sample Paper Pdf: 100
  • Total Sections in Sample paper: 3
  • Time limit to attempt CAT sample paper online: 3 Hours
  • You can login again to attempt the complete sample paper
  • Each CAT sample paper pdf has different Level of Difficulty
  • You need to attempt question one by one
  • The time constraint of 1 hour for each section is waived in the sample paper

Sectional Composition of CAT 2021 Sample Paper: New
CAT 2021 exam sample paper has following sectional pattern and number of questions:

Section Name
Total Questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
34
Data Interpretation & Logical reasoning (DILR)
32
Quantitative Ability (QA)
34

Attempt and Assess Your CAT Preparation
IIMs do not release CAT Sample Papers with Solutions PDF. Candidates can assess their preparation with the help of the sample papers shared here.

 

These papers are the right source to familiarise yourself with the actual CAT exam pattern, changes in topics in CAT 2021 syllabus, type and pattern of questions expected in CAT 2021 exam and the scoring pattern.

 

Each new sample paper is based on questions as appeared or might appear in CAT test paper. Accordingly the sample papers are also based on the past CAT question papers to guide you about the forthcoming CAT 2021 question paper. 

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So if are looking for the best CAT exam question paper or CAT solved sample papers, you can attempt here the CAT model papers of different difficulty levels as all the CAT sample papers with solutions are provided here.  

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Instructions to Attempt Online Model Paper for CAT

  • Total duration of CAT Sample test is 3 hours 
  • A few questions are of Non-MCQ type which require you to arrive at the solution and type the answer on computer screen. The given space may not be operational so type the answer below the question to avoid any confusion.
  • Other questions are of MCQ type where answer options are given.
  • In your own interest it is advised not to use any calculator or any other gadget. Treat the test as real CAT 2021 exam and check how many attempted answers are correct. It is suggested to attempt the entire test questions and then check the answers & solutions. Analyse your mistakes and improve upon them. Take the test again and assess yourself.
  • The CAT Model paper and solutions to it are provided by MBAUniverse.com to help and improve the pace of your preparation free of cost. Neither the mock nor its answers & solutions are to be put for any commercial use. 

Sample CAT Paper 2021: Moderate Difficulty Level
Below are shared the moderate difficulty level sample papers for CAT. If you perform well in these moderate difficulty level Papers, you may attempt higher difficulty level CAT papers:

Sample CAT Paper 2021: Moderate to High Difficulty Level
Below are the moderate to high difficulty level sample papers. You have three hours to attempt and solve each of these Sample Question Papers for CAT 2021.

Sample CAT Paper 2021: Higher Difficulty Level
If you have done well in the above papers, it is advisable to move to higher difficulty level CAT papers. For the below given CAT sample paper online, you have 3 hours to solve each CAT model paper:

CAT Sectional Sample Quiz Tests
Below are the sectional quiz sample tests for CAT 2021. Attempt each quiz in 15 minutes to assess your topic wise preparation level:

Section 1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Sample Quiz 1:  Time limit to solve: 15 minutes; Level of difficulty: Moderate
This CAT 2021 sectional quiz contains 10 Questions divided on Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension passages as per the revised CAT exam pattern comprising MCQs and Non-MCQs. Take this quiz to test your preparation on jumbled paragraphs and RC Passages.  

Sample Quiz 2: Time limit to solve: 15 minutes; Level of difficulty: Moderate to difficult
This CAT 2021 sectional quiz contains 10 Questions divided on Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension passages as per the revised CAT exam pattern comprising MCQs and Non-MCQs. Take this quiz to test your  preparation on  Out of context sentence type questions; Jumbled paragraphs and RC Passage.  

Section 2: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Sample Quiz 3: Time limit to solve: 15 minutes; Level of Difficulty: Moderate
This CAT 2021 sectional quiz on Data Interpretation has 8 Questions as per the revised CAT exam pattern.  Take this quiz to test your preparation on different type of Pie Chart data analysis, Graph & Data chart analysis skills

Sample Quiz 4: Time limit to solve: 15 minutes; Level of difficulty: Moderate
This CAT 2020 sectional quiz on Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation has 8 Questions as per the revised CAT exam pattern.  Take this quiz to test your preparation on different type of LR and DI questions

Section 3: Quantitative Ability

Sample Quiz 5: Time limit to solve: 15 minutes; Level of Difficulty: Moderate
This CAT 2021 sectional quiz on Quantitative Ability contains 10 Questions as per the revised CAT exam pattern.  Take this quiz to test your preparation level on integers, number system,  Time and distance, HCF among others

Sample Quiz 6: Time limit to solve: 15 minutes; Level of difficulty: Moderate to difficult
This CAT 2021 sectional quiz on Quantitative Ability contains 10 Questions as per the revised CAT exam pattern.  Take this quiz to test your preparation level on Arithmatic – percentage; number system; Geometry; integers; Cones; profit & Loss; natural number among others  

Why it is Important to Take CAT Sample Paper?
CAT Exam Sample Paper will let you know about the latest CAT exam pattern and the expected trend in CAT 2021 Question Papers. It is therefore of utmost importance that you should attempt sample Question Paper to understand what and how to prepare for CAT exam.

 

Please remember that since 2015, CAT has changed its pattern and every year the shape of CAT Exam Sample Paper changes. CAT Sample Question Papers for CAT 2021 are brought to you with updated changes as per the CAT 2021 expected question paper with solutions. 

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Role of Sample Papers in CAT Preparation
Despite all the changes in CAT Exam Papers over the years, the CAT syllabus remains same. Accordingly, CAT Exam sample Papers guide you what type of questions you should expect in CAT Question Paper, which are the key topics you should prepare. Besides, the CAT Sample question papers will help you to know how to approach the CAT question paper without losing marks due to negative marking.

 

Attempt More CAT 2021 Sample Papers: CAT Toppers’ Advice
Past CAT toppers studying in IIMs, FMS Delhi and other top B-schools suggest to attempt as many CAT Sample Question Papers for CAT 2021:

 

Rohan Joshi, CAT 2017 topper with 99.63 percentile advises, “Mocks are the single most important factor when it comes to CAT preparation. I had joined mock series of leading institutes and gave almost all their mocks. I made sure to give proctored mocks at the centres of the respective institutes to give tests in a simulated and exam-like environment.”

 

 Ayush Saraf, IIM Ahmedabad pass out of PGP 2017-19 with 99.99 percentile in CAT 2016 says, “My preparation strategy can be summed up in just two words – ‘Mock Tests’.

 

FMS Delhi student & CAT topper with 100 percentile Mukesh Goyal says “I prepared for CAT mainly through CAT Sample tests and mocks. I used to write 1-2 mocks per weekend and then analyse those mocks and make changes to my approach accordingly. I used to prepare mainly through mocks, sectional and topic specific tests.”

 

Divya Subramoniam, CAT 99.36 percentiler & SPJIMR student advises, “Model tests are the best way to get practice for the CAT exam. I used the mock tests to practice time management and the use of online calculator. After each test, the test solutions have to be analysed. The solutions will give us more shortcuts and are really helpful in improving solving speed and knowledge base.” 

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Make Best Use of Sample Paper in CAT Exam Preparation: Toppers’ Tips
CAT topper with 99.79 percentile and IIM Ahmedabad pass out of PGP 2017-19 batch, Chanchal Gupta says, “The best way to use mock tests is to analyse them afterwards. The mistakes should be identified and worked upon.”

 

Abhishek Kumar Pandey, CAT 2017 Topper with 99.63 percentile suggests, “The mocks should be taken very seriously. Post mocks analysis is of utmost importance.”

 

Akhil Garg who scored 99.73 percentile in CAT 2016 and a student of IIM Ahmedabad, emphasizes,“Mocks are not useful until you thoroughly analyse your performance afterwards, understanding where and why you went wrong so that you know which areas to work upon.”

 

How to take CAT Sample Papers? Toppers’ Strategy
According to Abhishek, CAT 2017 topper with 99.63 percentile, “I had evolved a test taking strategy from the mocks that I had given i.e. focussing on my strength areas (QA & RC) and being very careful in selection of LRDI sets. Mocks played a very important role in my success. I attempted 15 mocks from different coaching institutes. Due to a large number of competing students I got to know where I stood in the national pool. This motivated me to further improve and keep a track of my progress. Besides, the analysis and solutions provided were also mostly of good quality. All this worked as a great enabler to achieve a decent CAT score.”

 

Rohan Joshi, CAT 2017 topper with 99.63 percentile  says, “I had planned to look out for and attempt easy questions first. This strategy worked as I had practiced same technique in mocks. I used mocks to find my weaknesses, strengths. I practiced basics of my weak areas, gave some topic tests and moved on with full length mocks. This helped me gauge my preparation level and improve on a continuous basis.”  

 

IIM Ahmedabad student of PGP 2017-19, Gyayak Jain with 100 percentile in CAT exam suggests “After giving many mock tests, I came out with a section attempting strategy. It was selection of appropriate sets out of 8 sets of questions, in which mostly 4 were DI and 4 of LR. One can experiment with various exam attempting strategies and come upon an optimal one, best for oneself.”

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Best Source to Get the CAT Sample Paper 2021
CAT exam sample papers are available both online and offline. Following are the best sources for CAT 2021 sample papers for CAT preparation:

  • Download Sample paper from websites of MBAUniverse.com, T.I.M.E., Career Launcher, IMS, Byjus, Cetking
  • Buy the Best CAT Preparation Books like Arun Sharma, Nishit K. Sinha which have CAT exam sample papers
  • CAT 2021 Sample Paper can be attempted online at MBAUniverse.com website to gauge your CAT preparation     


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