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CAT 2016 Mock Paper Released by IIM Bangalore

Last Updated - November 01, 2016

IIM Bangalore has released CAT 2016 Mock Test for the candidates who are not familiar with the Online Testing Platform  of CAT.

In the meanwhile, CAT 2016 Admit Card has also been released for download on October 24. 

The Common Admission Test (CAT), largest MBA entrance test in India, is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 138 exam centers across India.

Read More About CAT 2016

For the candidates preparing for CAT 2016 can now go through the official Mock paper released by IIM Bangalore.  The mock paper will provide a glimpse of what CAT Testing System is all about. The first time aspirants should definitely try to solve the paper. It will acclimatize them for CAT.

Solving More and More mock papers are always useful in the fall phase of the preparation. Access more than 50 free CAT Practice Papers & Sample Papers Here

Key Highlights of CAT 2016

  • CAT 2016 Will consist 100 questions to be solved in three hours
  • 34 Questions will be from Verbal & Reading Comprehension or VRC, 32 from Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning or DILR and 34 from Quantitative Aptitude or Quant
  • As Introduced in last years, NON MCQs will also be part of the paper.
  • VRC, DILR and Quant may contain 10, 8 & 10 NON MCQs respectively
  • There will be no negative marking for NON MCQs and may bring 3 marks along with every right MCQs.
  • Wrong Answer of MCQs will face a penalty of -1 marks.

Follow this Link to Know More about CAT Syllabus

CAT Paper Analysis for Previous Years

CAT Papers have changed significantly in every year. Check How CAT Papers have changed year by year. 

Exam Year201520142013
Time allotted60 minutesAbout 85 minutesAbout 70 minutes
Total question343419 to 22
RC (Reading Comprehension)24169 to 10
VA (Verbal Ability)101810 to 12
Type of questions   
Reading Comprehension (RC)2 sets of 3 ques. Each and 3 sets of 6 ques. Each4 passage sets3 passage sets
Verbal Ability (VA)4 para-jumbles, 3 odd one out, 3 summary type; All were Type in the Answer (TITA)Grammar part error, Para Jumble, Critical reasoning and MisfitPara Jumbles, Para Completion, FIBs, Grammar, Vocab Usage
Difficulty level   
RCEasy to Moderate, Passages required good reading speedModerate in difficulty2 sets were moderately easy but one was very difficult
VATricky with no grammar questionsEasy to ModerateModerately easy

Assistive Aids during the Online Exam

  • On Screen Calculators will be provided for Calculation.
  • A Scribble Pad for Rough
  • Abacus and Hearing Aid for PwD candidates.
  • On Screen Magnifier will also be provided for the candidates with weak vision


CAT 2016 has seen a surge in application this year and total registrations completed this year has touched the mark of 2,32,434. CAT exam is to be held on single day i.e. December 4 and results are expected to be released in first week of January.

For the Candidates who have missed the application deadline of CAT, can apply for XAT, SNAP or CMAT.



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