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August 1, 2021
It is official now! CAT 2021 exam date is Nov 28. IIM Ahmedabad, the convening IIM for CAT 2021, has released CAT 2021 Notification on August 1 with all the important details on CAT exam. CAT exam Registrations starts on August 4 and will close on September 15. Along with the CAT Notification release IIM Ahmedabad has launched the official CAT 2021 website. CAT Exam will be of three sessions like last year
CAT 2021 Notification Release on August 1

IIM Ahmedabad, which is conducting CAT 2021 exam, has released the CAT 2021 official notification on August 1, 2021. MBAUniverse.com was the first media platform in the country to break this news on July 30. CAT 2021 Notification contains all the important details on CAT exam. Along with the CAT Notification release IIM Ahmedabad has launched the official CAT 2021 website. CAT Exam Testing Mode will remain same and the exam will be held in three sessions. However, IIM Ahmedabad has cautioned that all dates are subject to COVID pandemic situation.

CAT Notification

Prior to official CAT notification release, the image of CAT notification with all the details was circulating in social media on July 31 without any authenticity about it. MBAUniverse.com contacted the CAT 2021 convener about the genuineness of the CAT notification making rounds before official release but could not get response. 

Professor M.P. Ram Mohan, faculty at IIM Ahmedabad in Business Policy Area, Chairperson Admissions at IIM Ahmedabad and the Convener of CAT 2021 exam had also earlier confirmed to MBAUniverse.com that CAT 2021 Advertisement would be released on August 1. MBAUniverse.com was the first to disseminate the CAT Notification date for the benefit of CAT 2021 aspirants. CAT 2021 exam will be conducted in his guidance with Testing partner TCS.

5 Key Information in CAT 2021 Notification
CAT Notification contains important dates and features of CAT exam and other important details. You should check and plan to apply for CAT exam with following most important key information in CAT exam notification

CAT 2021 Important Dates
Here are 4 Important Dates for CAT 2021 that you must take note of:

  • CAT 2021 Registration Starts on August 4, 2021 at 10 AM
  • CAT 2021 Registration Ends on September 15, 2021 at 5 PM
  • CAT 2021 Admit Card Download Begins on October 27, 2021
  • CAT 2021 Exam Date is Sunday, November 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Registration Fee
CAT Notification has mentioned CAT registration fee details category wise. IIM Ahmedabad has increased CAT 2021 registration fee by 10% from last year. The registration and application fee for CAT 2021 exam is Rs.2200 for General candidates and Rs.1100 for Reserved category candidates. Check all details about CAT 2021 Registration process

CAT 2021 Exam Slots
CAT Notification 2021 clarifies that the CAT exam will be held in 3 Sessions on the same day i.e. Sunday, November 28, 2021.

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
IIM Ahmedabad has released the CAT eligibility criteria in detail on CAT 2021 exam website. You can check the complete CAT eligibility criteria here.

CAT 2021 Exam Cities
CAT 2021 Notification has clarified that CAT exam will be conducted in 156 cities across the country. Read More for complete list of CAT exam cities

You can find the CAT 2021 Notification details on Web portal as well as in news papers. CAT 2021 Notification is available now on 

What is CAT Notification?
The CAT 2021 notification is an advertisement in short for the CAT exam leading to MBA admission 2022 in IIMs and contains all the key information points about CAT exam. It is the document released by CAT convening IIM.

Why is CAT Notification important?
CAT Notification is an important and first document with all the important exam details like CAT exam schedule, programs offered by IIMs, CAT eligibility, CAT registration and exam dates, application fee, pattern among others.

What should you do after CAT 2021 Notification Release
Keep your day free from all other activities and remain busy focusing on key points in CAT notification and CAT website instead of moving out. Below are shared a few tips 

  • With the Notification release, the document of CAT 2021 Notification Pdf download is enabled. You can download CAT Notification Pdf and save it with you. It will help you to refer to the important details before beginning the CAT registration process 
  • You must check the eligibility criteria to appear in the CAT 2021 exam on CAT exam website. If you are not eligible for CAT 2021, there is no need to go through the entire notification but if you are, you must check for the other information items also.
  • Create the valid e-mail account and remember not to discontinue it till the entire CAT exam process and selection process of IIMs and other B-schools in which you have applied is over. There will be messages, information and instructions from CAT Centre 2021 on your registered e-mail and phone number.
  • Check for the exact opening and closing dates of CAT registration in the CAT notification. Other details on CAT registration process will be available on CAT official website iimcat.ac.in. You will be allowed to select four to six test centres in order of preference while completing your CAT 2021 registration form. So before selecting the preferred test cities check the test centers
  • CAT 2021 Notification contains CAT exam date and exam sessions. If you are applying for IIFT entrance exam or NMAT by GMAC, check whether the dates of CAT 2021 exam clash with other exams. You can reschedule your NMAT exam date in case of such clash.
  • There are 20 IIMs. You will need to fill up the name of each IIM and its preferred programme in order of preference when you begin to complete the registration process. Choosing the preferred programme and preferred IIM is a difficult process and consumes more of your time when you begin completing your registration form. It is advisable to go through the IIM programmes and note down your choice in order of preference so that you may quickly complete the registration process without any wastage of time

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM 2022-24 batch in all the 20 IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal and other hundreds of highly ranked B-schools in India. One or other older IIM conducts CAT every year. This year the responsibility to convene CAT is assigned to IIM Ahmedabad. 

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