CAT 2017 exam was conducted by IIM Lucknow on 26 November 2017. This time, IIM Lucknow has released the question paper and answer key on the official CAT website. The exam was conducted successfully and garnered a mixed response from the applicants. Check CAT 2017 exam analysis for the detailed breakdown of the paper.
It is important to check the solutions of the CAT 2017 paper and understand the best methods of solving the questions. So, the detailed solutions of CAT 2017 question paper are given here. The solutions are given by the experts at BYJU’S and the most effective methods are used to solve the questions.
CAT 2017 Solutions
CAT questions are a bit tricky and require the candidates to apply their basic skills properly. In CAT 2017 question paper, several easy but tricky questions are also included, especially in the quantitative section. Some of the important quantitative aptitude questions from CAT 2017 paper are given below along with their most effective solutions.
Important CAT 2017 Questions & Solutions QA (Slot 1)
 Selected Quantitative Aptitude TITA Questions
Question No. 69
An elevator has a weight limit of 630 kg. It is carrying a group of people of whom the heaviest weighs 57 kg and the lightest weighs 53 kg. What is the maximum possible number of people in the group?
Solution:
Question No. 71:
Ravi invests 50% of his monthly savings in fixed deposits. Thirty percent of the rest of his savings is invested in stocks and the rest goes into Ravi’s savings bank account. If the total amount deposited by him in the bank (for savings account and fixed deposits) is Rs 59500, then Ravi’s total monthly savings (in Rs) is
Solution:
 Selected Quantitative Aptitude MCQ Questions
Question No. 73:
A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%. The ratio of the original speed of the motor boat to the speed of the river is:
 √6 : √2
 √7 : √2
 2√5 : √3
 3 : 2
Solutions:
Question No. 81:
The area of the closed region bounded by the equation  x  +  y  = 2 in the twodimensional plane is:
 4π
 4
 8
 2π
Solution:
Important CAT 2017 Questions & Solutions QA (Slot 2)
 Selected Quantitative Aptitude TITA Questions
Question No. 84:
ABCD is a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle with centre O. If ∠COD = 120 degrees and ∠BAC = 30 degrees, then the value of ∠BCD (in degrees) is:
Solution:
Question No. 86:
Let P be an interior point of a rightangled isosceles triangle ABC with hypotenuse AB. If the perpendicular distance of P from each of AB, BC, and CA is 4 (√2 – l) cm, then the area, in sq cm, of the triangle ABC is:
Solution:
 Selected Quantitative Aptitude MCQ Questions
Question No. 71:
Out of the shirts produced in a factory, 15% are defective, while 20% of the rest are sold in the domestic market. If the remaining 8840 shirts are left for export, then the number of shirts produced in the factory is:
 13600
 13000
 13400
 14000
Solution:
Question No. 82
The base of a vertical pillar with uniform cross section is a trapezium whose parallel sides are of lengths 10 cm and 20 cm while the other two sides are of equal length. The perpendicular distance between the parallel sides of the trapezium is 12 cm. If the height of the pillar is 20 cm, then the total area, in sq cm, of all six surfaces of the pillar is:
 1300
 1340
 1480
 1520
Solution:
The full CAT 2017 question paper along with the answers are given below in the table:
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CAT 2017 Questions: Slot 1  CAT 2017 Solutions: Slot 1 (only for QA) 
CAT 2017 Questions: Slot 2  CAT 2017 Solutions: Slot 2 (only for QA) 
Note: The question paper given above is the official CAT 2017 paper and the correct answers are marked in green. The detailed solutions are given only for the quantitative aptitude section as the questions were tricky but easily solvable with the correct approach.
Solving this questions paper is also important for CAT 2018 aspirants as one can easily get acquainted with the pattern and difficulty of the questions in the CAT paper. After getting to know the paper better, strategizing a proper preparation plan becomes easy and effective.
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