IIM CAT 2021: Solve previous year question papers; Check sectional weightage

Solving the previous year’s question paper while preparing for CAT 2021 is the best way to know pattern and sectional weightage. Check out some section-wise previous year CAT questions.

IIM CAT 2021: Solve previous year question papers; Check sectional weightage
himanshu.shekhar | Nov 25, 2021 - 2:44 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- CAT 2021 exam is going to be conducted this week on November 28. The last 2-3 days of CAT exam 2021 preparation are crucial and one needs to revise and practice more. Prior to appearing for IIM CAT 2021, candidates should solve CAT previous year papers as much as they can. In order to gain confidence to appear in CAT 2021 nothing can replace the solving of the previous year’s CAT papers.
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Benefits of solving previous year’s CAT question papers

There is a certain advantage of solving the previous year CAT question papers in the last days of preparation. Check out the few benefits of solving CAT previous year papers.

  • Solving the previous year CAT paper helps candidates to formulate time management strategies.

  • Candidates can easily acquaint themselves with the CAT 2021 exam pattern.

  • Practising the last year papers is also helpful in getting an idea about the most important topics from which questions can be asked in CAT 2021.

  • By attempting CAT previous year question papers, candidates will devise new problem-solving techniques.

CAT 2021 important topics and sectional weightage

There will be a total of 76 questions in the CAT 2021 question paper. Candidates will get a total of 120 minutes to solve the entire question paper. In the last minute of CAT exam preparation, candidates must focus on the important topics instead of starting any new topics. Check out the sectional weightage of CAT 2021 and important topics.

CAT exam: Section-wise weightage

Section name


CAT important topics

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation


Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Graphs, Tables, Data Caselets

Quantitative Aptitude


Number System, Time and Work, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension


RC passages based questions, Para-jumbles & para-summary, inferences, sentence completion

CAT previous year VARC sample question

Question- “Take any noun, put it with any verb, and you have a sentence. It never fails. Rocks explode. Jane transmits. Mountains float.” None of the following statements can be seen as similar EXCEPT:

  1. A collection of people with the same sports equipment is a sports team.

  2. Take an apple tree, plant it in a field, and you have an orchard.

  3. A group of nouns arranged in a row becomes a sentence.

  4. Take any vegetable, put some spices in it, and you have a dish.

CAT previous year QA sample question

Question- If f(5 + x) = f(5 - x) for every real x and f(x) = 0 has four distinct real roots, then the sum of the roots is

  1. 0

  2. 40

  3. 10

  4. 20

CAT previous year DILR sample question

Question- If all five drivers get bonus, what is the minimum possible value of the monthly payment (in rupees) that a driver gets?

  1. 1600

  2. 1700

  3. 1740

  4. 1750

What after CAT 2021?

After the conclusion of the CAT 2021 entrance test, IIM Ahmedabad will release the CAT answer key along with the candidate’s response sheet and question paper. If a candidate finds any discrepancy in the released CAT 2021 answer key, in such case candidates will be able to raise objections against the same within the stipulated time. IIM Ahmedabad will announce the CAT result tentatively in the second week of January 2022.

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