CAT 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus

CATThe CAT 2021 will be conducted in the fourth week of November 2021. The CAT 2021 will be organized by the (IIM) Indian Institute of Management. CAT 2021 is conducted once a year by IIMs, for taking admission into Fellow Management and PG Courses programs offered by IIMs throughout the country. The CAT 2021 is the online mode entrance Test (CBT).

Most of the Business School (B- Schools) and other management institutions all over India accepts the CAT 2021 score for taking admission into PGDM, MBA & other PG Management courses.

CAT is termed as Common Entrance Test and conducted once a year. Candidates here in this article will be able to get all the information like Application Form, Registration, Important dates, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, etc.

CAT 2021 Exam Date

Here we are mentioning the exam dates of the CAT 2021 Exam Date which will help the candidates to know the exam schedule. This will help the candidates to know and create the preparation strategies.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Issue of notificationLast week of July 2020
Registration begins1st week of August 2020
Last date for registration4th week of September 2020
Image correction windowLast week of September 2020
Mock test available3rd week of October 2020
Admit card release4th week of October 2020
Exam date4th week of November 2020
Answer key release1st week of December 2020
Declaration of result1st week of January 2021

CAT Registration 2021

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Here we are mentioning the CAT Registration 2021 details which will help the candidates to know more about the CAT Registration.

  • CAT 2021 Registration will be available for the candidates through online mode on the official website.
  • The CAT 2021 Registration will be started from the 1st week of August 2021.
  • Students must make sure that whatever mobile number and email ID is provided by them must work 24/7 till the admission gets completed because updates are sent on that by IIM.
  • Students must register themselves and create the Unique User Name/ID and Password for Login.
  • CAT 2021 Registration can be done till the 4th week of September 2020.
  • The CAT will provide the image correction option in the last week of September 2020.
  • Students have to log in with the Unique User ID generated and then they can proceed to fill the CAT 2021 Registration.
  • Once the complete details filled, Candidates have to pay the CATE 2021 Fee and then submit the application form.
  • Once the CAT 2021 Registration application filled than there will be no change allowed by the authority so candidates are requested to fill it correctly.
  • Students required to upload the scanned photograph and signature at the time of the registration.

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee of CAT is given here in section. Students can check the answer key here. The candidates have to pay the same fees. The CAT registration fee is non- refundable. The processing fee will also be imposed on the charges.

The CAT Fee can be paid through online mode from Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI and Net Banking. Here in the table below, we are mentioning the Registration Fee of CAT for the various categories. Candidates can check and pay the fee accordingly.

All CandidatesRupees. 1900/-
ST/SC/ PwDRupees. 950/-/

CAT Application Correction

The CAT Application Correction will be started from the Last week of September 2020. The CAT Application Correctionbe did through online Mode. CAT Application Correction allows the candidates to make the correction in the particulars like image correction in the application form.

No other correction facility will be provided for the candidates. Students need to login to their login dashboard and then they can upload their images in the application form.

Candidates are requested to check and upload it carefully. The wrong method will lead to rejection of application Registration form.

CAT Registration Trends

Here we are mentioning the CAT Registration Trends which will help the candidates to estimate the number of candidates participated in the CAT entrance and how many candidates filled the application form.

YearNo. of RegistrationNo. of Test Takers
20182,40,3382,09,405
2017231,0001,99,632
20162,32,4341,95,000
20152,18,6641,79,602

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Here we are mentioning the CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria which will help the candidates to know either they are eligible for the CAT entrance test or not. Students must know the CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria before applying the CAT 2021.

  • Appearing Candidates: Students who are currently in their final Semester of the Final degree are also eligible for the CAT 2021.
  • Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for the CAT Entrance Exam.
  • Professional Degree: Candidates holding professional degrees like CS/CA/ICWA are also eligible to apply.
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized University with (50% Percent Marks for General and 45% for Reserved Categories).

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Here we are mentioning the CAT 2021 Exam Pattern which will help the candidates to know the exam pattern and other details of the exam to prepare it well.

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through online mode (CBT Mode).
  • Duration / Timing: The Exam will be of 180 Minutes. (3 Hours) will be given to the candidates for completing the complete exam paper.
  • Types of Questions: The question will be asked Subjective as well as Objective in the entrance Test.
  • Test Centres: The CAT entrance will be organized in more than 150 cities across the country and the name of the cities will be mentioned on the Hall Ticket and the official portal.
  • Marking Scheme: +3 marks will be allotted for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in the Objective type section. There will be no negative marking scheme in the subjective type question sets.

In the table below, all the details of the CAT exam marks and question types are given here in the article.

SectionNo. of MCQsNo. of Non-MCQsDurationTotal Marks
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (Section I)24101 hour102
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (Section II)2481 hour96
Quantitative Ability (Section III)2771 hour102
Total75253 hours300

CAT Syllabus 2021

Here we are mentioning the detailed syllabus of the CAT 2021. The CAT Syllabus 2021 is given here in section wise. The CAT Syllabus 2021 is divided into three sections.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Ability:

Probability, Permutation and Combination, LCM & HCF, Speed, Time & Distance, Binomial Theorem, Complex Numbers, Quadratic & Linear Equations, Sequences & Series, Surds & Indices, Time & Work, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Functions & Geometry, Number Systems,  Inequalities, Set Theory, Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration, Mixtures & Allegations, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss & Discount, Percentages, Simple & Compound Interest, Logarithm.

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning:

Venn Diagrams, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Case lets and Tables, Binary Logic, Connectives & Sequence, Seating Arrangement, Cubes and Clocks, Blood Relations, Bar Graphs, and Column Graphs, Number and Letter Series, Line Charts & Pie Chart, Calendars, Logical Matching, Syllogism.

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:

Reading Comprehension, Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based), Correction in Sentence, Analogies and Reverse Analogies, Facts Inferences Judgements, Verbal Reasoning,  Meaning/Usage Match, Summary Questions, Grammar or English Usage,  Jumbled Paragraph, and Close Passage, Fill in the blanks.

How to Prepare for CAT 2021

Here we are mentioning How to Prepare for CAT 2021 which will help the candidates to know more about the CAT. These tips will help the candidates to crack the CAT 2021 entrance exam.

  • Students must know the CAT Syllabus and the Exam pattern before applying for CAT.
  • Students must obtain the right study material and the sample papers with the previous year question papers for preparing the CAT entrance test.
  • Students must take the online and offline Mock Tests on the official website and the other sources for the CAT preparation.
  • Do the discussion and make groups study.
  • Students should prepare the strategy and create the time table and follow it regularly.

CAT 2021 Admit Card

The CAT 2021 Admit Card will be available for the candidates to download from the official website. The candidates will be able to download it after entering its login details. On the Login DashBoard.

The candidates will be able to download the CAT 2021 Admit Card from the 4th week of October 2020. Candidates must check all the details mentioned on the CAT 2021 Admit Card like Name, Photograph, Signature and other important details mentioned on the CAT 2021 admit Card. If there is something incorrect information shown on the CAT 2021 Admit Card, Students must contact the official authority as soon as possible before the exam date.

Students must bring the Government ID proof and The CAT 2021 Admit Card on the day of the examination. No candidate is allowed to get permitted into the exam hall without the CAT 2021 Admit Card.

CAT Answer Key

The CAT Answer Key 2021 will be released through online mode. The CAT Answer Key 2021 will be available after the few days of the examination. The CAT Answer Key can be obtained by the candidates after entering their user ID and password.

The CAT 2021 conducting authority will allow the candidates to challenge the CAT Answer Key. This will help the candidates to challenge and then the authority will release the CAT Answer Key (Final CAT Answer Key).

Candidates have to pay Rupees 1200/- for each question for challenging it. The response sheet will also be released along with the CAT Answer Key.

CAT 2021 Result

The CAT 2021 Result will be available for the candidates to check it through online mode. The CAT 2021 Result will be declared in the last week of January 2021. The students can access the CAT Score on the official website after login into the Student Dashboard.

The candidate’s scorecard will be valid until the last week of December 2021. The Result can only be checked online only. There will be no mode of obtaining the CAT 2021 Result.

The CAT 2021 Result will the overall scaled percentile and the detailed section. Students are requested to take the print out of the Scorecard for the further admission process.

CAT Normalization Procedure

CAT entrance Test is conducted into two sessions. The Two session examination will help the CAT authority to ensure the equity in the comparison of the performance of the candidates for the CAT Normalization Procedure.

The same formula as GATE will be for CAT 2021 for CAT Normalization Procedure. The result will be declared along with the scaled score on each session of the CAT.

CAT Cut Off 2021

Different IIMs have a different cut-off but it also varies from category to category. All the details of the CAT Cut Off 2021 is mentioned in this article.

The CAT Cut Off 2021 is the minimum percentile that must be secured by the student in the entrance test. Here we are mentioning the different CAT Cut Off 2021 for different institutions.

InstitutionGeneralOBC-NCSCST
IIM, Ahmedabad80757060
IIM, Bangalore90807570
IIM, Calcutta90857070

CAT Admission Procedure

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After the result, The CAT Admission Procedure comes into existence. No Counselling and the Centralised admission procedure is conducted in CAT for taking admission into IIMs. IIMs take their own admission on the CAT score as per their eligibility criteria.

Admission into IIMs will be based on the CAT score, Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview, Witten ability test, etc.  The CAT Admission Procedure will start after the result of CAT 2021.

IIMs will release the separate Cut off for the different categories and they have their own cut-off. Candidates will receive the call later on their email id and the notification on their Registered Mobile number. The students have to report the IIMs. On-time in the given time slot.

If you have any other queries about CAT 2021 you can ask us by leaving your comments in the comment box.

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  1. Manas Mandal says:

    Sir,
    May I request you to help me in respect of IIM, Kolka

  2. Manas Mandal says:

    Sir,
    May I request you to give me the details in respect of Admission process of MBA in Joka IIM – Kolkata.

    Your early favourable response is highly requested.

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    Manas Mandal

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