The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, has officially released the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 notification. Along with it, the CAT 2021 official website has also been released – iimcat.ac.in. As per the official CAT 2021 notification, the computer-based CAT 2021 exam is to be held on November 28 in 3 sessions.
The official CAT notification briefly mentions the CAT eligibility criteria, exam date, start and end dates of CAT registration, the total number of test cities, CAT registration fees, etc.
The CAT 2021 application form will be released on August 4 in online mode on the official IIM CAT website. The last date to apply is September 15. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) with 50% percent aggregate marks are eligible to apply for the CAT exam 2021.
CAT Notification 2021- What’s new
- CAT 2021 application fee increased from Rs 2000 to Rs 2200 for the unreserved category and from Rs 1000 to Rs 1100 for the reserved category
- Last year’s CAT exam was held in 156 cities and this year, CAT 2021 the exam will be held in 158 cities.
IIM CAT 2021 Schedule
|Events||CAT 2021 Dates (Official)|
|CAT notification 2021 date (on web portals)||July 31, 2021|
|CAT 2021 notification date (in newspapers)||August 01, 2021|
|CAT Registration start date||August 04, 2021 at 10:00 am|
|Last date to fill CAT 2021 application form||September 15, 2021 till 05:00 pm|
|CAT exam admit card download begins||October 27, 2021|
|CAT 2021 exam date||November 28, 2021|
|IIM CAT exam result declaration||Second week of January 2022|
CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
- The candidates must possess Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent.
- The reserve category candidates- Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD), need to hold a minimum 45 percent marks from the recognized university.
- Candidates appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply.
CAT 2021 Exam Pattern
There will be three sections in the CAT 2021 exam paper:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability
CAT test pattern as per the official IIM CAT 2021 notification is as below
|Particulars||CAT 2021 exam pattern|
|CAT exam duration||2 hours|
|Test slots in CAT exam||3 slots|
|Total number of questions in CAT 2021||76 questions|
|CAT 2021 total marks||228 marks|
|Total number of questions in CAT 2021 VARC section||26 questions|
|Total number of questions in DILR section in CAT exam||24 questions|
|Total number of questions in CAT exam QA section||26 questions|
How to register for CAT 2021?
IIM Ahmedabad will begin the online registration process for CAT 2021 from August 4. Candidates will be able to fill the CAT 2021 application form of CAT 2021 till September 15. Those candidates who are willing to appear for CAT 2021 will first have to create login details and then fill the CAT application form. For filling the CAT 2021 application form, the candidates will have to create their CAT 2021 login using a valid email id and mobile number.
At the time of CAT online form filling, one will have to pay the application fee by using a credit/ debit card or net banking. Also, Candidates will be given the option to select any six test cities in order of their preference.
CAT Registration: Past year trends
Every year, more than 2 lakh candidates appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT). The number of CAT registrations increases significantly over the years. Check out the CAT registration trends over the last six years.
|Year||Total number of CAT registrations|
IIM Selection Process
Appearing for the CAT exam is the first stage of the selection process. After the declaration of the CAT result, those candidates who meet the requisite cutoff for the IIMs to which they have applied are called for a further selection round which comprises Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI). The final admission offer is made to those candidates who cleared all three stages of the selection process. The CAT exam Score 2021 is valid only till December 31, 2022.
Those who clear this MBA Entrance exam will be eligible for admission to post-graduate management courses, including PGP, PGDM, PGPEM, EPGP, PGPBM, PGPEX, at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country. The entrance exam’s scores are also accepted by many top-rated B-schools.
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