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Common Admission Test (CAT)

Registrations: First week of August 2021

CAT Overview

What is CAT Exam?

CAT (Common Admission Test) which is organized by all the IIMs on rotational basis. It is computer-based MBA entrance examination for getting admission in 20 IIMs and over 1,200 top B-Schools in the India for MBA and PGDM programms and also for the Post Graduate Programms (PGP).

Every year IIMs select a Convener for overseeing all aspects of the exam. Convener is the one who is responsible and see all the possibilities for managing everything.

This year IIM has appointed Prof. M P Ram Mohan as a Convener for CAT 2021 examination, he was a faculty for Business Policy and Chairperson Admissions at IIMA (IIM Ahmedabad).

The CAT 2021 examination is expected to be organized soon by the July last week and the registration procedure may begin in the 1st week of August, 2021.

CAT 2021 Exam Highlights

Features 

Details 

Exam Name

CAT (Common Admission Test) 

Conducting Body

IIM

Exam Level

National Level Exams

Exam schedule

Last week of November, 2021

Course Offered

MBA/PGDM

Exam Helpdesk No.

1-800-209-0830 (Toll Free)

Exam Website

 https://iimcat.ac.in

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a Graduation degree with minimum 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for SC, ST and PWD category candidates) or equivalent from any recognized university or institute.
  • You must have done a professional degree in CA/ CS/ ICWA with the required percentage.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for CAT exam

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CAT 2021 Important Dates

You can check below CAT 2021 tentative important dates:-

Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

CAT 2021 notification release

Last week of July, 2021

Registrations start

First week of August, 2021

Registrations end date

Third week of September, 2021

Registration form correction

Third week of September, 2021

Admit card release date

Last week of October, 2021

Mock test release date

First week of November, 2021

CAT official tutorial release 

First week of November, 2021

Exam Date

Last week of November, 2021

Release of Answer key

First week of December, 2021

Declaration of result (CAT 2021)

First week of January, 2022

CAT 2021 Registration

You can register easily for the CAT 2021 exam through given below steps:-

  • Firstly go to the official website – https://iimcat.ac.in/
  • Now register yourself by entering your details such as name, date of birth, email ID and mobile number
  • Now ask for the OTP for successful registration
  • An OTP will be sent on your registered phone number or mail ID
  • Now after the successful registration process, login by entering the OTP in the given field
  • Now enter all the required details in the registration form
  • Upload scanned documents in the required place
  • After this select the test centers and preferred IIM campus for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)
  • Now pay the registration fees for CAT 2021 exam

CAT 2021 Application Fee:

CAT 2021 Application Fee

  • General and OBC Category Candidates – 2,000/-
  • SC, ST and PWD Category Candidates – 1,000/-

How to pay CAT 2021 Exam Fee?

CAT 2021 exam fee can be paid through online mode – debit/credit card or net banking.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CAT 2021 Examination is divided into three sections namely VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension), QA (Quantitative Aptitude) and DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) will come to solve Non-MCQ and MCQ type questions.

Know distribution details of CAT 2021 exam Sections and questions below:-

Sections

VARC, QA and DILR

Duration of exam

Total 120 minutes (40 minutes per section)

Total number of questions

76 Questions

Section-wise number of questions

  • VARC – 26 Questions
  • DILR – 24 Questions
  • QA – 26 Questions

Total marks

228 Marks

Language of question paper

English Language

Type of questions

Non-MCQs and MCQs

Marking Scheme

  • You will get +3 marks for every correct answer
  • 1/3 (-1) marks will deducted for every wrong answer in MCQs
  • There is no negative marking for every wrong non-MCQ answer

CAT 2020 Cut Off for IIM Admission

IIM

CAT cut off 2020

IIM Trichy

95

IIM Jammu

95

IIM Sirmaur

95

IIM Ranchi

95

IIM Raipur

95

IIM Bodhgaya

95

IIM Udaipur

90

IIM Amritsar

90

IIM Kashipur

90

IIM Sambalpur

90

IIM Nagpur

90

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Indore

90

IIM Rohtak

90

IIM Visakhapatnam

90

IIM Kozhikode

85

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM Ahmedabad

80

IIM Bangalore

80

IIM Shillong

75

CAT Test Centres and Cities

CAT 2021 examination was conducted at numerous exam centers located in 156 cities in India. You have to choose at least six exam center preferences during the registration:-

MumbaiHamirpur
NashikJammu
SataraBokaro
PalgharDhanbad
UlhasnagarHazaribagh
ShillongJamshedpur
AizawlRanchi
KohimaBelagavi (Belgaum)
BalasoreBengaluru
CuttackHubballi(Hubli)
SambalpurMysuru(Mysore)
BerhampurKalaburagi(Gulbarga)
DhenkanalShivamogga(Shimoga)
BhubaneswarDharwad
RourkelaMangaluru(Mangalore)
PuducherryUdupi
PathankotKannur
LudhianaErnakulam
AmritsarKollam
BhatindaKottayam
PatialaKozhikode
JalandharThrissur
SangrurTrivandrum
AjmerBhopal
JaipurJabalpur
SikarUjjain
AlwarGwalior
JodhpurSagar
UdaipurIndore
BikanerSatna
KotaBhopal
MaduraiJabalpur
ChennaiUjjain
SalemGwalior
TrichySagar
CoimbatoreIndore
VelloreSatna
TirunelveliAmravati
HyderabadJalgaon
KarimnagarNagpur
WarangalPune
AllahabadSolapur
BareillyNavi Mumbai
KanpurAhmednagar
MuzaffarnagarKolhapur
AgraNanded
GorakhpurRaigad
LucknowThane
VaranasiVasai
AligarhAurangabad
DehradunMoradabad
AsansolRoorkee
BurdwanBankura
KalyaniHooghly
SiliguriAurangabad-Bihar
Port BlairDarbhanga
GunturArrah
NelloreMuzaffarpur
VijayawadaBhagalpur
KakinadaPatna
RajahmundryMohali
VisakhapatnamChandigarh
KurnoolBhilai Nagar
TirupathiBilaspur
VizianagaramRaipur
ItanagarDelhi
DibrugarhFaridabad
SilcharGurugram
GuwahatiGhaziabad
TezpurNew Delhi
JorhatGreater Noida
AmbalaNoida
HisarMeerut
KarnalPanaji
KurushetraAhmedabad
PanipatMehsana
RohtakVadodara
ShimlaAnand
JhansiRajkot
HaldwaniGandhinagar
DurgapurSurat
Kolkata 

Top 10 colleges Accepting CAT score

  1. IIM Calcutta
  2. IIM Shillong
  3. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
  4. Amity Business School, Noida
  5. Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  6. Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)
  7. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)
  8. DY Patil University
  9. IMS Ghaziabad
  10. UPES University

CAT Exam FAQs

Ques. How many times CAT examination was conducted in a year?

Ans. CAT examination was conducted once in a year.

Ques. Can I pay application fee through offline mode?

Ans. No, you can only pay application fee in online mode via debit/credit card or net banking.

Ques. Is there any limit for registration in CAT exam?

Ans. No, there is no age limit specified to appear in the CAT exam. You only have to fulfill the eligible criteria.

Ques. When will CAT 2021exam result be declared?

Ans. CAT 2021exam result will be declared in the first week of January 2022.

Ques. Can I apply for more than one slot for CAT 2021 exam?

Ans.  No, you can’t apply for more than one slot for CAT 2021 exam, you can appear for CAT exam in one slot only.

Ques. Is there any advantage given to PWD category candidates in CAT question paper timings?

Ans. Yes, PWD category candidates will get extra 20 minutes in CAT question paper.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in CAT 2021 exam?

Ans.  Negative marking scheme for the CAT 2021 exam is given below:-

  • 1/3 (-1) marks will deducted for every wrong answer in MCQs
  • There is no negative marking for every wrong non-MCQ answer

Ques. What is the registration fee for general category candidates?

Ans. The registration fee for general category candidates is Rs. 2,000/-

Ques. From where I can register for CAT 2021 exam?

Ans. Go to this link and register for CAT 2021 exam – https://iimcat.ac.in/

Ques. How many questions will come in CAT 2021 exam section wise?

 Ans. There are total 76 questions in CAT exam:-

  • VARC – 26 Questions
  • DILR – 24 Questions
  • QA – 26 Questions

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