CAT Previous Year Question Papers, Sample Paper With Solution Online

By | November 6, 2014

CAT Previous Year Question Papers

Common Admission Test is conducted by Indian Institute of Management for those students who are seeking admission in MBA programs. Candidates who are preparing for this exam can download the CAT Previous Year Question Papers. Students may also study from the online Sample Paper with Solution.

CAT paper consists of different Objective type questions on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and logical reasoning, English etc. For more exam paper and essential details stay tuned with this page. Our team of will keep you updated with the latest news and fresh papers of CAT. For other details please have a look below.

CAT Previous Year Question Papers

1. A shop stores x kg of rice. The first customer buys half this amount plus half a kg of rice. The second customer buys half the remaining amount plus half a kg of rice. Then the third customer also buys half the remaining amount plus half a kg of rice. Thereafter, no rice is left in the shop. Which of the following best describes the value of x?

Directions for Questions 2 and 3: 2. Let f(x) = ax2 + bx + c, where a, b and c are certain constants and a ≠ 0. It is known that f (5) = −3f (2) and that 3 is a root of f(x) = 0

3. What is the value of a + b + c?

4. The number of common terms in the two sequences 17, 21, 25, …, 417 and 16, 21, 26, …, 466 is

5. What are the last two digits of 72008?

6. Let f(x) be a function satisfying f(x) f(y) = f(xy) for all real x, y. If f(2) = 4, then what is the value of f (1/2)?

7. In a triangle ABC, the lengths of the sides AB and AC equal 17.5 cm and 9 cm respectively. Let D be a point on the line segment BC such that AD is perpendicular to BC. If AD = 3 cm, then what is the radius (in cm) of the circle circumscribing the triangle ABC?

Directions for Questions 8 and 9: Five horses, Red, White, Grey, Black and Spotted participated in a race. As per the rules of the race, the persons betting on the winning horse get four times the bet amount and those betting on the horse that came in second get thrice the bet amount. Moreover, the bet amount is returned to those betting on the horse that came in third, and the rest lose the bet amount. Raju bets Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000 Rs. 1000 on Red, White and Black horses respectively and ends up with no profit and no loss. 8. Which of the following cannot be true?  

9. Suppose, in addition, it is known that Grey came in fourth. Then which of the following cannot be true?

10. If a man cycles at 10 km/h, then he arrives at the certain place at 1 pm. If he cycles 15 km/h, he will arrive at the same place at 11 am. At what speed must he cycle to get there at noon?

11. Rajeev failed in the examination because none of her answers were _______ to the questions asked.

12. If two employees (each with a basic pay of Rs. 6000) are transferred from Maintenance department to HR department and one person (with a basic pay of Rs. 8000) was transferred from Marketing department to HR department, what will be the percentage change in average basic pay of HR department?

13. The genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, apart from being mis-described in the most sinister and ________ manner as ‘ethnic cleansing’, were also blamed, in further hand-washing rhetoric, on something dark and interior to ___________ and perpetrators alike.

14. As navigators, calendar makers, and other_________ of the night sky accumulated evidence to the contrary, ancient astronomers were forced to _________ that certain bodies might move in circles about points, which in turn moved in circles about the earth.

15. Every human being, after the first few days of his life, is a product of two factors; on the one hand, there is his ______________endowment; and on the other hand, there is the effect of environment, including ___________.

16. Exhaustion of natural resources, destruction of individual initiative by governments, control over men’s minds by central __________ of education and propaganda are some of the major evils which appear to be on the increase as a result of the impact of science upon minds suited by _________ to an earlier kind of world.

Directions for questions 17 to 20: In each of the questions a word has been used in sentences in five different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.   17. Run

18. Round

19. Buckle

20. File

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