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CAT 2018 question paper PDF with solution is provided here for download to help the candidates understand the test structure and analyse the types of questions asked in the CAT exam.

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CAT 2018 question paper

CAT 2018 question paper is of moderate difficulty. It comprised 100 questions from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reason (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). CAT 2018 uestion paper PDF with solutions is provided below for candidates to analyse the difficulty level of questions, weightage of topics and number of good attempts.

The structure of CAT 2018 question paper, slot 1 and slot 2, is same as that of previous years. The question paper of first slot of CAT exam was had easy VARC, moderate DILR and tough QA. section-wise difficulty level of the question paper of second slot of CAT 2018 was same as the first slot. Check out CAT question paper 2018 slot 1 and slot 2 analysis below.

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CAT 2018 question paper slot 1

Given below is the detailed explanation of CAT question paper 2018 slot 1 including section-wise distribution of sections, topics and difficulty level.

Section-wise break-up of CAT 2018 question paper slot 1

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

No. of Questions

34

No. of non-MCQ questions

7

Difficulty Level

Easy

Good Attempts

28+

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

No. of Questions

32

No. of non-MCQ questions

8

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Good Attempts

16+

Quantitative Ability

No. of Questions

34

No. of non-MCQ questions

12

Difficulty Level

Difficult

Good Attempts

15+

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VARC section:

The VARC section of CAT question paper 2018 slot 1 has 34 questions ( 27 MCQs and 7 non-MCQs). The questions of RC passages are inference based and easy in nature. The VA section has 4 Subjective Para Jumble questions, 3 odd sentence para-jumble questions and 3 summary questions.

Topics of RC passages:

  • Genetics (4 questions)
  • India’s view on its legacy of Second World War (5 questions)
  • Plastic Pollution (5 questions)
  • Elephant society (5 questions)
  • Consumer behaviour studies (5 questions)

DILR section:

The DILR section of CAT question paper 2018 slot 1 has 32 questions (24 MCQs and 8 non-MCQs). DI section comprises questions from pie chart, set theory and denomination; while the LR section has questions from matrix on adjacent cells, male-female ratio and set theory.

QA section:

The QA section of CAT 2018 question paper slot 1 has 34 questions (22 MCQs and 12 non-MCQs). In comprises questions from number system, algebra, arithmetic, modern math, geometry and mensuration. The questions are calculation and logic intensive, not theory intensive and toughest among the QA questions of last four years.

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CAT 2018 question paper slot 2

Given below is the detailed explanation of CAT 2018 question paper slot 2 including section-wise distribution of sections, topics and difficulty level.

Section-wise break-up of CAT question paper 2018 slot 2

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

No. of Questions

34

No. of non-MCQ questions

7

Difficulty Level

Easy

Good Attempts

28+

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

No. of Questions

32

No. of non-MCQ questions

8

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Good Attempts

16+

Quantitative Ability

No. of Questions

34

No. of non-MCQ questions

12

Difficulty Level

Difficult

Good Attempts

15+

VARC section:

The difficulty level of VARC section CAT 2018 question paper slot 2 is same as slot 1 and so is the structure.  There were 34 questions (27 MCQs and 7 Non-MCQs.) The RC passages are easy to read and inference based. Out of 24 RC questions, only 4-5 are tricky. The VA section has 4 Subjective Para Jumble questions, 3 Odd sentence para-jumble questions and three para-summary questions and easier than that of slot 1.

Topics of RC passages:

  • Grover snails (4 questions)
  • Meritocracy and diversified teams (5 questions)
  • Use of technology in essential services (5 questions)
  • Rings of Saturn and their age (5 questions)
  • Human resource and learning (5 questions)

DILR section:

The DILR section of CAT question paper 2018 slot 2 has 32 questions (24 MCQs and 8 Non-MCQs). The theme of the sets is more conventional. There is one very direct DI set with basic calculations. LR sets were easy-moderate in terms of level of difficulty. DI questions comprises currency exchange & rate changes, smartphones & market share and box diagram of three companies.  LR questions have been asked from arrangement, coding, set theory and accreditation.

QA section:

The QA section of the second slot question paper of CAT 2018 is the toughest section among all three, just like slot 1. This section has 34 questions (22 MCQs and 12 non-MCQs). Maximum questions are from Arithmetic (13-14), followed by Algebra (8). Other topics covered in CAT 2018 question paper of slot 2 are number system, geometry, mensuration and modern math.

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Which college can I get with 75 percent marks in CAT?

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Harsh Pandey

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At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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Which colleges can I get with 75 %ile in CAT?

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Navneet Kaur

Guide-Level 14

4 days ago

LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or...LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview or Completed Company Secretary CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or Completed Chartered Accountancy CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). Applicant should have 80 percentile or above in CAT or MAT or all India rank upto 20000. For more detials you can check the website.

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Harsh Pandey

Guide-Level 12

a week ago

At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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What CAT score do I need to get into FABM? I'm from B.Sc. Agriculture.

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Srishti Pranjal

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

General cut off to get into FABM for general is 80, for OBC, it is 70 and for SC and ST, it is 60.

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Can I get admission for MBA in IPS Business School without giving CAT or any other exam?

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Sharanya B

Beginner-Level 4

5 days ago

Hello Priyanka, CAT is one of the most commonly accepted exam. CMAT XAT MAT exams are also accepted in IPS business school.

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Neha Sudarshini

Beginner-Level 1

5 days ago

Although CAT percentile is kept as a criterion in most colleges, there are other management entrance exams too. Few of the different exams are MAT XAT NMAT etc. These scores again are accepted by numerous number of colleges.

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While filling CAT 2022 form, I followed the best of 5 marking pattern for SSC which is not correct. Can I fill the form again?

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yash sahani

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error. 2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it wh...We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:
1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error.
2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it while entering their personal details.
3. Uploading unclear photograph and signature: uploading your photograph is the last step of entering your personal details in the CAT application form.

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Harsh Rastogi

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No, you cannot fill the form again. You should always read the instructions carefully before filling any form.

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I have heard that UGC has given regulations for CAT eligibility that the colleges can accept CAT eligibility for the past two years. Is it?

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Harsh Verma

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An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibil...An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibility has remained more or less the same in the past years. As per the CAT notification for CAT the same criteria will be followed without any changes. Aspirants should review the criteria, given below in detail, to check if they are eligible for the exam before they begin preparing. They should understand the factors and requirements to appear for CAT 2022 to avoid disqualification at any stage of the admission process. Moreover, candidates should also identify the eligibility criteria for the B-schools separately along with the difference in the eligibility requirements for CAT and the IIM.

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What percentile should I score in CAT exam to get MDI Gurgaon under defence quota?

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Harsh Verma

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a s...Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a safe bet.

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Utkarsh Tiwary

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

The MDI Gurgaon is the best college which has defence quota. The percentile which is required by MDI Gurgaon under defence quota is expected as 94 percentile. It is also the best college for defence.

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How to start preparing with CAT and IIFT?

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Sunit Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

To start first start with your basics remember these 4 to 5 points 1) read 1 hour every day
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I am applying for CAT 2022 and also had applied for CAT last year. Do I need to re-register or should use last year's credentials?

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ANISHKA LUNAWAT

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I have a gap year in my engineering. What should I fill in the duration of course in CAT form? Should I fill 4 or 5 years?

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It will still be counted as 4 years.

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