CAT 2021 - Common Admission Test

Updated on
Monday, October 18, 2021

CAT 2021: Exam on Nov 28 in 3 Slots; Download Admit Card from October 27; CAT Test Paper will have fewer Questions than last year- Confirms CAT Exam convener; Check Revised Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation Strategy

 

Latest Update: CAT 2021 exam Admit Card will be Out on Oct 27 at 5 PM at iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2021 exam date is November 28, 2021 and the exam will be held in 3 slots of 2 hours each. Next 3 most important CAT exam events are:

  • CAT 2021 Admit card Release by IIM Ahmedabad at 5 PM on October 27
  • CAT 2021 official Mock Test release by IIMA in last week of October 2021 on CAT website iimcat.ac.in to help you understand the changed CAT exam format
  • CAT 2021 Exam on Sunday November 28, 2021 in Morning, Afternoon and Evening Slots

CAT 2021 exam convener & Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad Prof M P Ram Mohan has confirmed that CAT 2021 test paper will have fewer questions than last year in all the three sections. CAT toppers from IIM Calcutta, Udaipur & other top IIMs have shared important CAT preparation tips. Check Details Below

 

IIM Ahmedabad has geared up to release the CAT 2021 Admit card on October 27, at 5 PM. This year CAT 2021 registration number has gone up to 2.31 lakhs from 2.28 lakhs last year. Check Key Highlights below.

 

The CAT 2021 Admit Card will be uploaded on CAT website iimcat.ac.in on October 27, 2021 at 5 PM. Only the candidates who have successfully registered and applied for CAT 2021 by paying the requisite registration fee can download their CAT admit card from October 27 onwards till exam date.  After Closure of CAT 2021 Registrations on September 22, the CAT Application Form Edit window which was opened on September 25 for 3 days, has closed at 5 PM on September 27, 2021.   

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2022 Open | Apply Now
IIFT Admission Open for 2 Year MBA (IB) 2022-24 SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Admissions 2022
NMIMS Mumbai MBA Admissions 2022 Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admissions 2022
IMT Common PGDM Admissions 2022 Open IMI New Delhi PGDM Admissions 2022 Open
FORE School of Management PGDM  Admissions GIM GOA PGDM Admissions 2022
MICA PGP (PGDM-C/PGDM) Admissions 2022 Institute of Mgmt. Nirma University MBA Admissions
MDI Murshidabad PGDM Admission 2022 BIMTECH Greater Noida PGDM Admissions
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 2 year IMB Admission 2022 LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2022
SDMIMD Mysore PGDM Admission 2022 SOIL Gurgaon PGPM & PGDM Admission 2022

 

CAT 2021: 5 Key Highlights Shared by CAT Convener
On September 24, 2021, CAT 2021 exam convener Prof M P Ram Mohan & faculty at IIM Ahmedabad has shared important information and updates on CAT 2021 exam. Following are the key highlights and changes as shared by CAT 2021 convener:

  1. CAT 2021 Registration Numbers Up: ‘Approximately 2.31 lakh candidates have registered successfully for CAT 2021’  Read More
  2. CAT 2021 Question Paper with Reduced Number of Questions: CAT exam 2021 will have fewer questions than last year with same time limit of 2 hours. Read More
  3. CAT 2021 Error Correction Window Opens: 3-days CAT application form error edit window is open from September 25. Read More
  4. No Change in CAT 2021 Test Format: CAT 2021 Test Format remains same as last year, i.e. there will be three shifts of 2-hour examination comprising three sections: i) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, ii) Quantitative Ability, and iii) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Read More
  5. Fixed 40 Minutes Sectional Time Limit with Relaxation to PwD Candidates: Candidates will be given 40 minutes for each section, PwD candidates will get 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra for each section. Read More
  6. More CAT Exam Cities than Last Year: CAT 2021 will be conducted at more than 400 Test Centres, spread across 159 cities in India on November 28, 2021. Srinagar (J&K) is the new test city added for CAT 2021 exam.

CAT exam offers MBA admission opportunity in top MBA colleges in India including 20 IIMs, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi University, SPJIMR Mumbai, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, MDI Gurgaon, IMI Delhi among other more than 500 top B-Schools. CAT exam preparation is based on the CAT syllabus which goes on changing every year with the change in CAT exam structure and content. Accordingly, after closure of CAT registration process, the most important activity is to focus on CAT exam preparation.   

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2022 Open | Apply Now
IIFT Admission Open for 2 Year MBA (IB) 2022-24 SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Admissions 2022
NMIMS Mumbai MBA Admissions 2022 Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admissions 2022
IMT Common PGDM Admissions 2022 Open IMI New Delhi PGDM Admissions 2022 Open
FORE School of Management PGDM  Admissions GIM GOA PGDM Admissions 2022
MICA PGP (PGDM-C/PGDM) Admissions 2022 Institute of Mgmt. Nirma University MBA Admissions
MDI Murshidabad PGDM Admission 2022 BIMTECH Greater Noida PGDM Admissions
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 2 year IMB Admission 2022 LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2022
SDMIMD Mysore PGDM Admission 2022 SOIL Gurgaon PGPM & PGDM Admission 2022

Important: Read More on CAT 2021 Articles

As you get ready for CAT 2021, check following important links:
MBA Admission 2021: Last Date to apply for top B-schools; MBA Entrance Exams 2021; CAT Preparation, CAT Mock Tests,  Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2021 

 

What is IIM CAT? Mandatory Exam for Admission in Top B-Schools in India

CAT is the Common Admission Test for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes in 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top hundreds of MBA colleges in India. More than two lakh candidates appear in CAT every year and this number is rising consistently, to explore admission opportunity in MBA programmes offered by IIMs and other top B-schools.

 

Common Admission Test - CAT 2021 is the largest national level entrance test for MBA admission 2022 in IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India. One of the six older IIMs conducts CAT Exam on the basis of rotation. This year, IIM Ahmedabad is assigned the task of conducting CAT exam 2021. IIM Ahmedabad conducted the last CAT exam in 2015. It was the first CAT exam on present pattern which had changed the complete CAT entrance exam pattern from 2 to 3 sections and introduced non MCQ type questions for the benefit of test takers.

 

IIMs will offer admission 2022 on the basis of CAT 2021 only and will not accept any other test score. The total intake for 2022-24 batch in IIMs is around 6000+ students. There are 159 cities and more than 400 venues where CAT 2021 will be conducted in India. Apart from being the most important entrance test for the 2 years full time post graduate management program (MBA/PGDM), CAT 2021 is the gateway for one year MBA programmes in IIMs and other prominent management institutes.

 

With effect from 2012, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian institute of Science (IISC) have also started accepting CAT for admission to their Management programmes instead of JMET.

 

Read below all about the key highglights and important details on CAT 2021 exam, important changes in exam pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, IIMs’ admission process, Eligibility criteria, registration and more.   

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2022 Open | Apply Now
IIFT Admission Open for 2 Year MBA (IB) 2022-24 SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Admissions 2022
NMIMS Mumbai MBA Admissions 2022 Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admissions 2022
IMT Common PGDM Admissions 2022 Open IMI New Delhi PGDM Admissions 2022 Open
FORE School of Management PGDM  Admissions GIM GOA PGDM Admissions 2022
MICA PGP (PGDM-C/PGDM) Admissions 2022 Institute of Mgmt. Nirma University MBA Admissions
MDI Murshidabad PGDM Admission 2022 BIMTECH Greater Noida PGDM Admissions
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 2 year IMB Admission 2022 LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2022
SDMIMD Mysore PGDM Admission 2022 SOIL Gurgaon PGPM & PGDM Admission 2022

Two Important Initiatives in CAT 2021
IIM Ahmedabad has taken two very important aspirant friendly initiatives in conduct of CAT 2021 exam as below:

 

1. CAT 2021 Exam with Reduced Number of Questions: No Change in Time Limit
Number of questions in CAT 2021 exam will be reduced across the three sections as compared to last year. There were 76 questions in last year CAT exam and IIM Ahmedabad proposes to bring them down further. Expected number of questions in CAT 2021 are 64 to 68. The proposed move by IIM Ahmedabad appears to be in line as there is ratio mismatch given the reduction in time Vs reduction in number of questions in CAT exam over the years.

 

According to Prof M P Ram Mohan, CAT 2021 exam convener, “Considering that even last year, there could have been time pressure on the students to complete the exam on account of changes made, for CAT 2021, we have reduced the number of questions across all the three sections, including Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning” and has further added, “We hope that this will ensure that candidates get adequate time to complete the exam.” 

 

CAT Exam Trends and Expected Number of Questions in CAT 2021

CAT Exam Year
Time limit
Percentage Increase/ Decrease in Time Limit over last year
Total number of Questions
% Increase/Decrease in Questions over last year
CAT 2010 to CAT 2013
140 Minutes
--
60
--
CAT 2014
180 Minutes
+ 29%
100
+ 67%
CAT 2015 to 2019
180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Nil
100
Nil
CAT 2020
120 Minutes (2 Hours)
- 50%
 76
- 24%
CAT 2021
120 Minutes (2 Hours)
Nil
64-68 (Expected)
Will be rationalised as per reduced time limit

2. Srinagar (J&K) Included as CAT Exam Centre 
This year the candidates were given the opportunity to also choose Srinagar (J&K) as one  of the six preferred test cities while applying for CAT 2021. The addition of Srinagar as one of the CAT exam cities offers good opportunity to the Kashmir valley applicants as they will not need to travel hundreds of kilometres to appear in CAT exam and can take the test in the Valley itself.

 

CAT 2021 Exam: Highlights & Key Features
Following are the salient features of IIM CAT 2021 exam details like CAT Full Form, CAT Notification 2021, CAT exam date,  CAT Eligibility, CAT Exam Structure among other key CAT exam details

CAT Full Form
Common Admission Test, conducted on yearly basis for MBA admission by one of the 6 older IIMs 
CAT Exam date 2021
November 28, 2021
CAT Entrance exam sessions
Conducted in 3 sessions – Morning, Afternoon & Evening on same day
CAT Entrance Exam 2021 Convening IIM
IIM Ahmedabad
CAT Entrance Exam Mode
Computer based exam but not an online exam
When to Check for CAT 2021 Notification
From July 31, 2021 onwards, on MBAUniverse.com and in News papers
Details in CAT Notification 2021
CAT Exam details, Application fee, Registration dates, IIMs & their management programmes through CAT
Maximum Age Limit to appear in IIM CAT
No Age Limit, Graduates with 50% marks can apply
Number of Questions in CAT 2021
Expected 64-68 questions divided in 3 sections
Time duration of CAT 2021
2 hours for each Session
Sectional Time limit
40 minutes for 1 section
Name of sections and number of questions
Expected: VARC-22 Questions; DILR-20 questions; Quant-22 questions
Expected CAT 2021 Difficulty level
Moderate to Difficult
Order of Sections
Pre-fixed, no change allowed
Colleges Accepting CAT 2021 for MBA admission 2022
20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, JBIMS & 500 other MBA colleges in India
CAT 2021 Application Fee
Rs.2200/-
How to Apply for CAT
Application process is online only
IIMs’ Application Fee
No Separate Application Fee to apply for IIM. CAT  Registration Fee covers application fee of all 20 IIMs 

CAT 2021: 10 Important Changes
In its Media Release on CAT 2021 exam, IIM Ahmedabad, which is conducting CAT 2021 has shared information about CAT 2021 exam dates, registration dates, test pattern among other details

 

1. CAT Exam Date: CAT 2021 Exam will be held in three sessions on Sunday, November 28, 2021-Morning, Afternoon and Evening

2. CAT Test Duration: CAT 2021 Exam duration 2021 for each session will be of 2 hours (120 Minutes)

3. Total CAT Questions: CAT 2021 is likely to have reduced number of questions as compared  to last year. Expected number of questions are 64-68, while last year there were 76 questions

4. No. of Sections in CAT 2021 Exam: CAT 2021 test paper will be divided into 3 sections as below:

Section-1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comperhension: 22 Questions (Likley)

Section-2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR): 20 Questions (Likely)

Section-3: Quantitative Ability (QA): 22 Questions (Likley)

5. CAT Sectional Time Limit: Each Section will have individual time limit of 40 Minutes

6. CAT 2021 in 159 Cities: CAT Exam 2021 will be held in 159 Test Cities. Srinagar (J&K) is added as new test city for CAT 2021 exam

7. Choice of 6 Test Cities: You can choose 6 preferred test cities from the list of 159 cities

8. Registration Form Edit Window: After the closure of the registration window, CAT Centre 2021 will open the CAT Registration form edit window for 2-3 days. Candidates will be able to edit the following fields in the application form (if required) -  1. Photograph 2. Signature 3. Test City Preferences.

9. CAT Registration 2021 Dates & Fee: Application process for CAT 2021 which had started on August 4 at 10 AM, has closed on September 22, 2021 at 5 PM. CAT 2021 Registration Fee is increased to Rs.2200/- for General & OBC-NC and Rs.1100/- for Reserved category

10. Changes in CAT Eligibility: On account of Covid pandemic, IIM Ahmedabad has made many important changes in CAT 2021 eligibility criteria. Read below the key changes made  

IBSAT 2021 Registration Open Register Now

CAT 2021 Important Dates
Following are the CAT 2021 important dates like CAT Notification date, CAT exam date, and for other different activities related to the CAT exam 2021:

Events
CAT Important Dates
CAT Notification Date 2021
August 1, 2021
CAT Registration Start Date
August 4, 2021
Last Date to Apply for CAT exam 2021
September 22, 2021 
CAT 2021 Registration & Application Fee
Rs.2200/-
CAT 2021 Admit card Download Start date
October 27, 2021 5 PM onwards
Last Date for CAT 2021 Admit Card Download
November 28, 2021
CAT 2021 Exam date
November 28, 2021 (In three slots)
CAT 2021 Result date
January 5, 2022  (Tentative)

CAT Exam Details 2021: Test Pattern
CAT exam details and exam structure since 2015 have remained on similar pattern, except for last year. While CAT 2021 also follows the same CAT exam format, the exam is likely to have fewer questions than last year. Important details are as below:

  • 120 Minutes Exam: CAT 2021 is a computer delivered test of 2 hours duration but it is not an Online Exam
  • 64-68 Questions: CAT exam 2021 is likely to have 64 to 68 questions compared to 76 questions last year.
  • 3 Section Exam: CAT 2021 will be divided in 3 sections of VARC, DILR and Quantitative Ability. This pattern is followed since 2015
  • 25% No Penalty Questions: Out of total questions in CAT 2021, more than 25% questions will not have negative marking. CAT 2021 is divided into MCQ and Non-MCQ type of questions and the Non-MCQs do not carry negative marking.
  • 70-75% CAT Questions with Negative Marking: More than 70% questions in CAT 2021 are of MCQ type and will carry penalty of 1/3 negative marking
  • Minimum CAT Score Requirement by IIMs: A Minimum qualifying score between 70 and 90 percentile in CAT 2021 is required by IIMs in each of the 3 sections to shortlist candidates for final admission round
  • Other Criteria with CAT score: Apart from High score in each of the 3 sections in CAT 2021 exam, if you have good academic profile with diversity, work experience, you are a preferred candidate to get admission into IIMs.

CAT 2021 Exam Syllabus
During the last 5 years, CAT exam syllabus has substantially changed. Major changes in CAT Syllabus 2021 are:

  • CAT Syllabus is changed and contains different type of questions now.
  • 25-30% Questions in CAT syllabus are no penalty questions now
  • Most of the changes in CAT syllabus have taken place in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section as the topics and number of questions in VARC section have changed.
  • A few changes in CAT syllabus have been introduced in Quantitative Ability section with more focus on Arithmetic questions

Although CAT exam Syllabus is not pre-defined by IIMs, it overall tests the candidate on Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Read More about CAT Syllabus

 

MBA Programmes Offered by IIMs through CAT
Following are the various management programmes at IIMs in which admission 2022 is available through Common Admission Test 2021:

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
MBA Programmes Open for Admission 2022 through CAT 2021
IIM Ahmedabad
PGP, PGP-FABM
IIM Amritsar
MBA, EMBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM
IIM Bangalore
PGP, PGPEM, PGPBA
IIM Bodh Gaya
PGP
IIM Calcutta
MBA
IIM Indore
PGP, PGP-HRM
IIM Jammu
MBA
IIM Kashipur
MBA, MBA (Analytics), EMBA
IIM Kozhikode
PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, PGP-LSM, EPGP (At Kochi campus)
IIM Lucknow
PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
IIM Nagpur
PGP
IIM Raipur
PGP
IIM Ranchi
PGP, PGP-HRM, PGP (Business Analytics)
IIM Rohtak
PGP, EPGPX, EPGDSM
IIM Sambalpur
MBA, Executive MBA
IIM Shillong
PGP, PGPEX, PGPWE
IIM Sirmaur
MBA, MBA (T&HM)
IIM Tiruchirappalli
PGP, PGPM-HR, PGPBM
IIM Udaipur
MBA, MBA-DEM, MBA-GSCM, PGDBAWE
IIM Visakhapatnam
PGP, PGPEX, PGPDGM

How to Prepare for CAT 2021? Key Points
With the changes in CAT 2021 pattern, the CAT 2021 preparation, according to the CAT experts, should also be changed. Experts have advised following required changes in CAT preparation strategy:

Change in CAT Exam 2021
Required Change in CAT preparation
Number of questions to go down from 76 to 64/68
Test taking stratgey to be tweaked. Selection of questions becomes important
Overall CAT duration 2 hours and Sectional duration 40 Minutes each
Students should focus on preparation. Exam could prove more beneficial with high percentile opportunity at low score
Difficulty Level may go up
Improve your skills in each section, IIMs may decide to have stronger skilled students
Change in Mock Test Taking Strategy
Reduce total number of questions and duration for your mock test. This will give you a real feel of new CAT pattern

 Read More

 

CAT 2021 Admit Card
CAT 2021 Admit Card download will start from 5 PM on October 27, 2021. Immediately with the release of the CAT hall ticket by IIMs, the CAT 2021 Admit card will be uploaded on official CAT exam website 2021. The last date to download the CAT Admit Card is CAT 2021 exam date.  

IBSAT 2021 Registration Open Register Now

 

5 Steps to Download CAT 2021 Admit Card

  1. Logon to CAT official Website
  2. Enter CAT Login ID & Password
  3. Click on ‘Admit Card’
  4. At Assessment drop down menu select Common Admission Test 2021
  5. Click on Action-Download & Take Print of CAT Admit card

CAT 2021 Result & IIMs’ Selection Process
CAT 2021 exam official result declaration date is 2nd week of January 2022. However, IIMs release the CAT result in the first week of January. It is likely that CAT 2021 result may be released on January 5, 2022 in morning hours. Immediately after the CAT result declaration, IIMs’ admission process will start. The first step in IIM selection process is announcing their shortlist on the basis of CAT scores and other parameters in their shortlisting criteria for final selection round. After the final selection round which includes Personal Interview(PI), Writing Ability Test (WAT), the final admission offer will be made to the candidates in the months of April/May 2022 by IIMs

 

 

Each IIM has its own Admission Criteria
IIMs will shortlist the candidates for the interview stage on the basis of their own selection criteria, which may be independent of each other and may consist of many other parameters apart from CAT exam score. The final  process includes Personal Interviews (PI) which may be conducted offline or online and the Written Ability Test (WAT) & Group Discussion (GD) the conduct of which depends upon the Covid pandemic situation. 

 

Apart from CAT Score, Other Factors also Important for MBA Admission

Performance in the CAT 2021 examination is an important component in all the 20 IIMs’ selection process for MBA admission 2022. However, IIMs will use other factors also such as:

  • CAT 2021 Score (Mandatory for all admission seekers in IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR etc.)
  • Previous academic performance
  • Relevant work experience
  • Gender and Academic diversity
  • Other similar inputs like extra curricular achievements, Social service etc.

All or some of these factors will be used in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary for each IIM.

 

IIM Ahmedabad, which is conducting CAT exam this year, has changed the Eligibility Criteria to apply for CAT 2021. Now, there is no minimum percentage requirement in graduation marks to appear in CAT exam 2021. In its important announcement on August 18, 2021, IIM Ahmedabad has effected some aspirant friendly changes in the CAT 2021 eligibility criteria and has responded to several queries that it received from candidates regarding their candidature as in last two Covid pandemic years, many of the candidates were awarded bachelor’s degree certificates without marks and score percentage and comprised “promotion/pass” instead of the “marks.” The key changes made in the CAT 2021 eligibility criteria are given below: 

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2022 Open | Apply Now
IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL 1 Year PGDM SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Admissions 2022
IMT Common PGDM Admissions 2022 Open Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admissions 2022
NMIMS Mumbai MBA Admissions 2022 IMI New Delhi PGDM Admissions 2022 Open
FORE School of Management PGDM  Admissions Xavier University Bhubaneswar MBA Admissions
MICA PGP (PGDM-C/PGDM) Admissions 2022 Institute of Mgmt. Nirma University MBA Admissions
MDI Murshidabad PGDM Admission 2022 IBSAT 2021 Registration Open Register Now
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 2 year IMB Admission 2022 LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2022
SIBM HYDERABAD MBA Admission 2022 SIOM Nashik MBA in Operations Management

Revised Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2021 & IIM Admission 2022
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions in the evaluations across the country, the CAT Committee has made the following exceptions for CAT 2021. As such, IIM Calcutta has already announced to drop any weightage for graduate marks from its required academic profile in shortlisting and final selection process. Below are the key changes in the CAT eligibility criteria announced by IIM Ahmedabad

 

Candidates in the final year: Candidates with “promotion/pass” instead of “award of marks” certificates in any of the last two years of the bachelor’s program could enter the “Promotion or Pass” option in the application form. This allowed the candidates to complete & submit the CAT 2021 application form, despite the requirements of minimum eligibility criteria (45% and 50% [or equivalent CGPA] respectively). This eligibility relaxation is also applicable to those final year students with “award” of marks.  This exception is available only to candidates who are completing the bachelor’s degree  this year or are in the final year bachelor’s’ programme (graduation years – 2021 and 2022)

 

Candidates graduated in 2020 and 2021: CAT Committee had decided to remove the minimum percentage of marks (45% and 50% [or equivalent CGPA] respectively) for the candidates appearing for the CAT2021 exam.  This exception has been made to ensure parity to candidates who have completed the  bachelor’s degree in 2020 and 2021.  This announcement is only applicable on the eligibility criteria for CAT 2021. IIM Ahmedabad has also advised the candidates to look at and follow respective IIM specific admission policy. Read More

 

Possible Disruptions Due to Covid
Prof M P Ram Mohan, Convenor of CAT 2021 said that the preparations and the conduct of the exam is being done with continued COVID-19 uncertainty. The information provided by the CAT website is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central & State governments, and IIMs. Candidates are advised to regularly check the CAT website for the latest information.

   

CAT 2021: Important Points

  • Low Cost Exam: CAT Registration and CAT exam application fee taken together comes to slightly above Rs.100 per IIM for General category and Rs.50/-+ per IIM for Reserved category. No fee to be paid to apply for any individual IIM
  • One Day Exam: CAT exam is held in single day in three sessions. CAT is a Computer Based Test. Earlier it was held in 15 to 20 days testing window till 2013 by IIMs. Since 2015, CAT exam testing window has been shortened to one day only.
  • 45+ Days CAT 2021 Registration Window: The CAT Application process opens in August first week and closes in September third week every year
  • Dual Degree Accepted: A candidate with dual bachelor's degree should mention the academic scores of both the bachelor's degree programme in CAT application form
  • Single Fee for MBA Admission: CAT 2021 provides admission opportunity in 20 IIMs with the single point payment of CAT registration fee of Rs.2200/- for General candidates and Rs.1100/- for reserved category. 
  • Choice of 50 MBA Programmes in IIMs: CAT 2021 offers a choice of more than 50 management programmes in 20 IIMs with No additional application fee for admission.

Important Changes in CAT over the Years
Journey of IIM-CAT has witnessed substantial changes. In recent years, number of sections and type of questions in CAT have changed substantially. Important changes in pattern and conduct of CAT are shared below: 

  • CAT has changed from Paper Based to Computer based test
  • CAT now has 3 sections instead of 2
  • CAT has introduced 25 to 30 percent questions with No Negative marking

CAT Exam pattern over the past 10 years since it was computerised in 2009 has gone for perceptible changes. CAT paper pattern prior to 2009 was paper-pen based. CAT exam format was changed from paper based exam to CAT online computer based test in 2009. Even after that CAT paper pattern continued changing from 3 sections to 2 and then CAT pattern was changed to 3 sections in 2015. Since then CAT is following similar pattern. CAT 2021 pattern also remains the same as that of CAT exam 2021 pattern with 3 sections and 3 hours time although the number of MCQs and Non-MCQs may change.

CAT Year &  Number of Questions
VA 
DI-LR
Quant
Question break up
CAT 2020
VARC 26. RC -18 (All MCQs), Verbal-8 (Non MCQs)
DILR 24. DI-14, LR-10, MCQs-18, Non-MCQs-6
Total 26. MCQs-18; Non-MCQs-8
Moderate difficulty CAT in changed pattern with changes in number of MCQs & non-MCQs in each section
CAT 2019
VARC-34. RC-24, (All MCQs), Verbal-10 (non MCQs)
DILR-32, DI-16, LR-16, MCQs-24, Non-MCQs-8
Total-34. MCQs 23, Non-MCQs-11
Moderate difficulty CAT on last year pattern with changes in number of MCQs & non-MCQs in each section
CAT 2018-100
VARC-34. RC-24, (All MCQs), Verbal-10 (2 MCQs, 7 non MCQs)
DILR-32, DI-16, LR-16, MCQs-24, Non-MCQs-8
Total-34. MCQs 22, Non-MCQs-12
CAT on last year pattern with changes in number of MCQs & non-MCQs in each section
CAT 2017-100
VARC-34. RC-24, (All MCQs), Verbal-10 (3 MCQs, 7 non MCQs)
DILR-32, DI-16, LR-16, MCQs-24, Non-MCQs-8
Total-34. MCQs 23, Non-MCQs-11
CAT Pattern in the lines of last year with changes in non-MCQs in each section
CAT 2016-100
VARC-34, RC-24, (All MCQs), Verbal-10 (All non MCQs)
DILR-32, DI-16, LR-16, MCQs-24, Non-MCQs-8
Quant-34, MCQ-27, Non-MCQs-7
CAT exam pattern on the same lines as of CAT exam pattern 2015 Non-MCQs in Quant reduced.
CAT 2015-100
VARC -34, RC-24 (MCQs), Verbal-10 (Non MCQs)
DILR-32, DI-16, LR-16, MCQs-24, Non-MCQs-8
Quant-34, MCQs-24, Non-MCQs-10
Time limit increased to 180 minutes; Sectional time constration of 1 hour re-introduced; Non-MCQs without negative marking penalty for wrong answer No questions on error correction and vocabulary.
CAT 2014-100
50 VARC-34 LR-16
-
50 Quant-34 DI-16
Test time increased to 170 minutes; Sectional time constrain removed; More questions on error correction; RC questions based on reasoning Overall moderate exam.
CAT 2013-60
30 10 verbal 10 RC 10 LR
 
30 DI-10
On the same pattern as last year. No new surprise element.
CAT 2012 -60
30 (LR 10) 10 verbal 10 RC 10 LR
-
30 (DI 10)
Error correction-1 to 2, parajumbles-2, Completion of last sentence of paragraph-2, Out of context Sentence in jumbled paragraph -1 to 2, Fill in the blanks vocabulary words- 1 to 2, Words used in different ways-2, Reading comprehension – three passages with 3 to 4 questions each (Common question in almost all the sessions from 11th Oct.2012 to 6th Nov.2012 – Tone of the author-at least two questions in every session) New or surprise element – Two questions on ‘Out of context sentences in jumbled paragraph’ – Paragraph had to be placed in order and the out of context sentence had to be picked out. Permutations & Combinations, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Number Systems, Modern Maths.
CAT 2011-60
30(LR 10)
-
30(DI10)
Jumbled sentences, error correction, Vocabulary, RC, grammar Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Number Systems, Modern Maths 
CAT 2010-60
20
20
20
RC, Grammar, Parajumbles, sentence correction & completion,
Quant was tougher compared to CAT 2009. The areas were more calculation intensive and needed conceptual understanding.
CAT 2009-60
20
20
20
Sentence rearrangement, Grammar, comprehension, correction of errors, sentence completion, Usage Vocabulary
Number System, Algebra, Mensuration, and Commercial Math.

Before 2009, CAT was a paper based test. On May 1, 2009, it was announced that with effect from 2009, CAT would be a Computer based test. American firm Prometric was entrusted with the responsibility of conducting CAT for 5 years from 2009 to 2013. 

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2022 Open | Apply Now
IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL 1 Year PGDM SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Admissions 2022
IMT Common PGDM Admissions 2022 Open Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admissions 2022
NMIMS Mumbai MBA Admissions 2022 IMI New Delhi PGDM Admissions 2022 Open
FORE School of Management PGDM  Admissions Xavier University Bhubaneswar MBA Admissions
MICA PGP (PGDM-C/PGDM) Admissions 2022 Institute of Mgmt. Nirma University MBA Admissions
MDI Murshidabad PGDM Admission 2022 IBSAT 2021 Registration Open Register Now
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 2 year IMB Admission 2022 LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2022
SIBM HYDERABAD MBA Admission 2022 SIOM Nashik MBA in Operations Management

 

However, the first computer based CAT confronted many technical glitches like server slow down, blurred system display among others. At many test centres CAT had to be conducted again. In 2014, the responsibility of testing agency to conduct CAT was assigned to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Since then, TCS has remained the partner testing agency for IIM-CAT.

 

CAT 2021 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to MBA 2022 in 20 IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India. The exam is therefore referred to as IIM CAT and is conducted by IIMs on annual basis. 

IBSAT 2021 Registration Open Register Now

 When CAT is Conducted?

  • CAT is conducted annually.
  • Now conducted preferably on the last Sunday of November every year
  • CAT is now conducted on a single day in three sessions – morning, afternoon and evening with a duration of 2 hours for each session. From 2015 to 2019, CAT was 3 hour, two session exam.
  • The change in CAT is due to Covid-19 pandemic. The three sessions of 2 hours each in CAT have 40 minutes sectional time limit

Which IIM Conducts CAT?
CAT is conducted by one of older IIMs by policy of rotation each year. There are six IIMs who conduct CAT one by one, they are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode and IIM Lucknow. Since other 14 IIMs were established later, the responsibility to conduct CAT has not yet been assigned to any of them. CAT exam 2021 is proposed to be conducted by IIM Ahmedabad.

 

Testing Mode of CAT
CAT is a computer based entrance test of two hours duration divided in three sections and has a time limit of 40 minutes for each section.

 

When to look for CAT Notification and complete CAT Information?

IIMs release all the details about CAT in leading news papers on the last Sunday of July every year. A day before this publication, the CAT convener sends the press release with important details about CAT on the designated web portals. The process to register and apply for CAT starts in the 1st week of August.

 

How difficult is CAT?
CAT is a highly competitive and most important MBA entrance exam in India. The difficulty level of CAT is considered moderate to high.

 

Scoring Pattern in CAT
Each correct answer in CAT is awarded with 3 marks. The raw score obtained in CAT is converted to scaled score and then converted to percentile score after allowing for equating and normalizing the scores for both the sessions in CAT.

 

IIMs and other top MBA colleges consider percentile awarded in CAT to shortlist the candidates for final selection round.

 

CAT Registration Trends
More than 2.27 lakh candidates had registered last year for CAT exam despite Covid-19 pandemic. In 2019, more than 2.44 lakh candidates had applied for CAT and registered an upward trend by 3000 more candidates than in 2018.  It signified that candidates had to compete with more candidates in CAT exam and needed to score high to get shortlisted by top three IIMs and other top MBA colleges.

 

Although the trends in CAT registrations since 2010 show a downward journey initially, but from 2013 it has been showing a rising registration count reflecting the regaining trust of CAT aspirants and anticipation of better career opportunities after completing MBA/PGP from an IIM or other top B-school

CAT Registration Number in Lakhs

CAT Registration Data

Source: MBAUniverse.com Research & Analysis

 

CAT Registration 2021: Process Closed - Check When & How to Register for CAT
The very first thing to remember about CAT is that there is nothing offline now in CAT. You can apply online only on the official CAT website. The application fee for CAT 2021 was also increased to Rs.2200/- for General candidates; and to Rs.1100/- for SC/ST candidates. The fee could be paid online only.

 

IIM Ahmedabad, which is convening CAT 2021 released the CAT exam notification and also launched the official CAT website on August 1, 2021. Earlier CAT 2021 Advertisement used to be released on last Sunday of July. The application process for CAT 2021 was opened in first week of August and has closed on September 22. During this period you could submit your application online for CAT.  

IBSAT 2021 Registration Open Register Now

CAT exam convener at IIM Ahmedabad advised the candidates to apply early for CAT exam to avoid any last minute glitches  CAT registration guide was also released by IIM Ahmedabad. All the important points about the CAT application process are covered in the MBAUniverse.com CAT registration guide and Video.  After completing the primary registration, you could get registration ID and password. With this you could fill up the CAT application form.

 

The last date of CAT Registration was extended from September 15 to 22, 2021 till 5 PM. Sharing the reason for extension in last date of CAT registration, Prof M. P. Ram Mohan, CAT exam convener told MBAUniverse.com, “In response to many requests and on account of continued prevalence of COVID-19, the CAT Committee of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have decided to extend the CAT 2021 registration deadline to September 22, 2021.” . How to Apply for CAT 2021 error free..Check Here

 

CAT 2021 Notification

CAT 2021 advertisement and notification was released on August 1, 2021 containing all the important details about CAT exam.  

CAT Notification

.

India’s Top MBA Entrance Exams: Check Dates, Pattern, Mocks, Registration Process…

CAT Syllabus PDF Download Here

Register for CAT exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 01-08-2021 06:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 04-08-2021 10:00 AM to 22-09-2021 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 27-10-2021 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 09:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 05-01-2022 10:00 AM (Tentative)

CAT toppers

Sakshat Goel,
CAT 2018 - 99.21 Percentile ....
Read more
Tushar Goel,
CAT 2018 - 98.89 Percentile ....
Read more
Krupa Bathia , Jamnagar
CAT 2017 - 99.95 Percentile ....
Read more
Saswat Gupta, Delhi
CAT 2017 - 99.91 Percentile ....
Read more
Kumar Ravi, Munger
CAT 2017 - 99.99 Percentile ....
Read more
Karan Mohan Singh , Noida
CAT 2017 - 99.91 Percentile ....
Read more
Palash Jhawar , Surat
CAT 2017 - 99.51 Percentile ....
Read more
Adarsh Srivastava , Gurugram
CAT 2017 - 98.99 Percentile ....
Read more
Chhandak Biswas , Silchar
CAT 2017 - 97.97 Percentile ....
Read more
Aashima Garg , Palwal
CAT 2017 - 96.40 Percentile ....
Read more

CAT Eligibility 2021

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria Changed: No Requirement of 50% or 45% Minimum Marks in Graduation

IIM Ahmedabad which is conducting CAT 2021, has revised the CAT 2021 Eligibility criteria on August 18, 2021 with many aspirant friendly changes due to Covid pandemic. The CAT convening IIM has removed the requirement of of minimum 50 or 45 percent of marks in graduation for appearing in the CAT 2021 exam due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted disruptions in the evaluations across the country. This exception is applicable only for writing CAT 2021 exam and to candidates who have completed the bachelor’s degree in 2020 and 2021.


Read more

CAT Registration 2021

CAT 2021 Registrations Closed: CAT registrations end at 5 PM; No further reopening; Check official message below

 

Important Update: CAT 2021 Registrations have been closed at 5.00 PM on September 22. There will be no further extension. Candidates trying to register for CAT 2021 after 5.00 PM today are unable to do so. Check message that CAT Office is sending. Responding to MBAUniverse.com query, Prof M P Ram Mohan, CAT 2021 exam Convener said, “There will be no extension after 22nd September.”

 

cat registration

Read more

CAT Application Form 2021

CAT 2021 Application Form Last Date Extended by One Week: Check Revised Time Line, How to Apply

 

Read more

CAT Syllabus 2021

CAT Syllabus 2021: Read & Download Latest Exam Syllabus 

4 steps to read complete cat syllabus 2020

Read more

CAT Exam Pattern

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern: Overall & Sectional Composition, Scoring pattern, Weightage, CAT Vs other exams

 

CAT 2021 exam date is November 28, 2021. IIM Ahmedabad will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 in three slots of 2 hours each on the same day. Prof M P Ram Mohan, faculty in Business Policy Area at IIM Ahmedabad and CAT 2021 exam convener plans to reduce the number of questions in CAT 2021 across all the three sections.

 

Read more

CAT Notification 2021

CAT 2021 exam dates are officially announced now as the CAT official Notification 2021 has been released on Aug 1, 2021 in all leading news papers by IIM Ahmedabad. A day before the release of CAT notification in print media, CAT notification was visible on various social media platforms. CAT 2021 exam convener is Prof M P Ram Mohan, faculty at IIM Ahmedabad. 

Read more

Self Preparation for CAT 2021

CAT 2021 Self Preparation: How to Crack CAT with Self preparation - Books, Strategy, Tips by Toppers 

 

IIM Ahmedabad is conducting CAT 2021 and the likely CAT exam date is November 28, 2021. The exam offers tough competition to get into IIMs or other top B-schools. A large number of CAT toppers crack CAT with self preparation and more than 60-70 percent CAT aspirants preferred self-preparation in the past also by making a well devised Self Study plan for CAT 2021 Exam Preparation at home on their own. Accordingly self preparation for CAT is a good idea as per the experience of the past CAT toppers who were not only able to crack CAT with self preparation but also scored high enough to get a seat in one of the top IIMs.

 

Read more

CAT Online Preparation

CAT 2021 Exam is scheduled on Sunday November 28, 2021 in 150+ cities in India as a computer based test. This year IIM Ahmedabad is conducting CAT exam and Prof M P Ram Mohan, faculty at IIM Ahmedabad is convener of CAT 2021. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the top coaching institutes are largely offering CAT online preparation 2021 instead of class room coaching.

 

Read more

CAT Preparation

CAT 2021 Preparation: How to prepare - Books, Strategy, Options, Tips by Toppers 
IIM Ahmedabad is likely to conduct CAT 2021 exam on November 28, 2021. Only a few months of preparation are left to crack CAT. The exam offers tough competition to get into IIMs or other top B-schools. Accordingly, the preparation for CAT 2021, the best and largest MBA entrance exam leading to admission in 20 IIMs and hundreds of other top MBA colleges in India requires a well-planned approach with time management. More than two lakh candidates appear in Common Admission Test (CAT) every year and the number is still rising giving a tough competition in MBA admission. 

Read more

CAT Preparation Books

CAT 2021 Preparation Books: Best Books, Section-Wise CAT Books

 

If you are preparing for CAT 2021 exam with an aim of getting admission in 2022 in one of the top 3-4 IIMs, FMS or other top MBA colleges accepting CAT, the best time to prepare for the exam is now. During the pandemic situation, reading the CAT preparation books could be one of the best preparation strategy for you.

 

However, with so many CAT 2021 preparation books flooding the market, it is not only difficult but also confusing to choose the best and most relevant preparation books for CAT exam. Making the right choice of subject wise CAT preparation books to crack CAT 2021 is the first step in your CAT preparation journey.

 

Read more

Verbal Ability for CAT

Verbal Ability for CAT 2021: Pattern, Questions and Preparation, Tips

 

Verbal Ability (VA) is an important part of CAT 2021 preparation for VARC section. CAT 2021 Verbal Ability questions will constitute 33% share in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Section in the CAT 2021 exam.  The largest MBA entrance exam leading to admission 2021 in IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT, NITIE among other top MBA colleges, CAT 2021 is a computer based test. This year IIM Ahmedabad is conducting CAT 2021 exam in morning and afternoon sessions on the same day.

 

Read more

CAT Mock Test By IIM

Official CAT Mock Test 2021 will be released by IIM Ahmedabad in the last week of October or first week of November, 2021 in accordance with the CAT 2021 test pattern.

 

Official CAT Mock Test by IIMs will have 100 questions on the same pattern as expected in the CAT 2021 exam. It will consist of number and type of questions, sectional composition of MCQs and Non-MCQs, navigation process among other key aspects to guide the test takers in right direction to take CAT 2021 exam.

 

You can take the full length official CAT Mock test on CAT website free. CAT Mock by IIM is a single Mock test without answers and is not an official CAT Mock Test Series. 

 

Read more

Reading Comprehension (RC) For CAT

Reading Comprehension (RC) For CAT 2021: RC Tips For CAT, RC Questions

Reading Comprehension is the most important topic in CAT 2021 exam. It commands highest sectional as well as overall weightage in CAT 2021 exam.  Section-1 in CAT exam consists of Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) topics with 34 questions divided in MCQs and Non-MCQs. Out of it, 70% weightage goes to the 24 questions based on CAT Reading Comprehension passages and 30% weightage is assigned to Verbal Ability topics. RC questions in overall CAT exam commands 24% overall weightage. 

 

Read more

Data Interpretation For CAT

Data Interpretation for CAT 2021: DI Questions and Answers, Tips

 

Preparing for the Data Interpretation for CAT 2021 is an important part of overall CAT preparation. It commands 16% weightage in overall CAT exam and 50% weightage in DILR section. Scoring high in Data Interpretation can take you through the IIMs admission process.

 

CAT DILR Preparation: As Important as Other Two Sections
Many candidates who scored 99 percentile in CAT could not get a call from any IIM only because of the reason that their score in DILR was below the IIMs cut off. The CAT Data Interpretation proved to be the most difficult and time consuming section resulting in a low score for them.

 

Read more

Logical Reasoning for CAT

Logical Reasoning for CAT 2021: Composition, Best Books, Previous Year Questions, Toppers’ Tips

 

If you can develop good logic in your approach to understand and solve a Reasoning problem, you can learn faster than those who find it difficult to logically approach a problem. So, How to prepare Logical Reasoning for CAT, depends upon your understanding of topics and type of CAT Logical Reasoning Questions and Answers that appear in CAT 2021 LR section.

 

LR preparation for CAT therefore, depends upon how much efforts and practice on variety of LR questions you have done.

 

Read more

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

CAT 2021 Quantitative Ability: Composition, Difficulty Level, Topics, How to Prepare-Toppers’ Tips

 

Quantitative Ability (QA) in CAT exam is the last and 3rd but most important section which can improve or reduce your CAT score substantially. CAT Quantitative Aptitude questions contribute 34% share in overall CAT exam . Out of 3 sections in CAT exam with 100 questions, the QA questions in CAT are divided into MCQs with negative marking and Non-MCQs without negative marking.

 

A three dimensional approach is recommended on CAT Preparation for Quant section. The key aspects of CAT Preparation for Quant section are:

Read more

CAT Previous Year Question Papers

Previous CAT Exam Papers: Solve Latest Question papers free; Check answers and assess your CAT Readiness 

CAT previous year test papers since 2017 have been released by CAT conducting IIMs. These CAT previous question papers with answer keys for last few years are brought to you with detailed solution by MBAUniverse.com.

 

Read more

CAT Sample Paper

CAT 2021 Sample Papers are the right source to boost your CAT preparation level. With the help of CAT sample papers, you can assess your CAT 2021 preparation as these papers, prepared by experts are based and updated as per the revised CAT exam pattern. The Sample Question Papers For CAT 2021 will guide you about the probable CAT questions 2021.  

 

The CAT sample paper pdf consists of probable CAT questions with answers of varying difficulty level. These Sample Question Papers for CAT 2021 can be attempted online and are based on actual CAT papers.

 

Read more

CAT 2021 Exam Date and Timings

CAT 2021 Exam date is Sunday, November 28, 2021 and the CAT exam timings will remain divided in two or three slots depending upon the Covid pandemic situation. CAT 2021 exam timing is of two hours duration and the exam will be conducted in 3 slots.

 

You will need to wear Mask, gloves and keep personal sanitizer while going to exam centre on CAT 2021 exam date. IIM Ahmedabad is conducting CAT 2021 exam after a gap of five years. Earlier IIM Ahmedabad conducted CAT in 2015. No candidate will be allowed to appear in all the CAT exam slots on CAT exam day 2021 other than the allotted exam slot.  

Read more

CAT Mock Test

CAT Mock Test 2021: 10+ Full Length Free CAT Mocks; 1000+ questions with solutions by experts; Mocks by IIMs with solutions; Sectional Quizes; Toppers’ Strategy

 

CAT Mock Test 2021: 10+ Full Length Free CAT Mocks; 1000+ questions with solutions by experts; Mocks by IIMs with solutions; Sectional Quizes; Toppers’ Test Taking Strategy

 

If you are seriously preparing for CAT exam 2021 and wish to score high percentile, it is necessary to attempt more and more CAT Mock Tests 2021. CAT is a computer based exam and practicing online mocks will help you in many ways, like getting actual CAT examination hall feel, getting expertise in  how to solve  the CAT questions during the exam.

 

Read more

CAT 2021 Online Coaching

CAT 2021 Online Coaching: Top Preparation Institutes, Fee, Offerings

CAT Coaching Institutes can be broadly divided into two types: Classroom CAT 2021 Coaching Institutes (like TIME, IMS, CL) and Online CAT Coaching Institutes (think Byjus and 2IIM). Due to rising popularity of Online programs, traditional Classroom Coaching Institutes have started offering Online coaching in a big way. All three top players, ie TIME, CL and IMS are offering many online coaching programs for CAT 2021. In last few years, Online Coaching Institutes like Byjus and 2IIM have improved their offering by incorporating student feedback. Then there is free CAT 2021 online coaching material available also.  

 

Read more

CAT Coaching

CAT Coaching: CAT Coaching Centres, Class Room & Online Coaching, Top CAT Coaching Institutes 

This year CAT exam date is November 28, 2021 and as such very short time is left to select best Coaching Classes for CAT and start your CAT preparation without further loss of time. The CAT coaching institutes help you to prepare for CAT systematically without deviating from your preparation path. While offering smart and intensive preparation for CAT exam 2021, the top CAT coaching institutes help you to minimize the wastage of time with optimum preparation utilization.

 

Read more

CAT Admit Card 2021

CAT Admit Card 2021: Download - CAT Hall Ticket @ iimcat.ac.in

 

CAT 2021 Admit card release date is October 27, 2021. IIM Ahmedabad will release CAT 2021 Admit card on this date at 5 PM on CAT official website iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2021 exam will be conducted by IIM Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 28, 2021 in three slots of two hours each. If your CAT application was successfully submitted, you will be allowed to download your CAT exam admit card from the official CAT website iimcat.ac.in.

 

Read more

CAT Percentile Predictor 2021: Check your CAT Percentile now

IIMs have introduced key changes in CAT 2021 percentile calculation process along with the revised CAT exam structure with overall and sectional CAT exam pattern. This year the CAT percentile score normalization process for IIM admission 2022 may be equated for two slots or three slots depending upon the Covid pandemic situation.  

 

The CAT 2021 percentile calculation method is released by IIMs, much before the CAT exam date which is likely on November 28, 2021. CAT percentile calculation is based on the following key factors to predict your CAT percentile 2021 after taking your CAT 2021 exam:

Read more

IIM Call Predictor

IIM Call Predictor 2022: Check CAT Cut offs, key criteria and check your chances 

CAT exam 2021 is likely to be conducted on November 28, 2021. CAT 2021 exam result is expected on January 5, 2022. Immediately after declaration of CAT exam result, top IIMs - IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and others will release IIM Calls based on candidate's CAT Percentile, Academic Profile, Diversity and work experience either on the CAT result date or within 2-3 days from the date of declaration of CAT result 2021.  

Read more

CAT Exam Analysis

CAT 2021 Exam Analysis: Check Number of Questions, Paper Pattern, Difficulty Level, cut offs

 

CAT 2021 Exam Analysis will be released with first information by MBAUniverse.com with changes in exam pattern, difficulty level, expected cut offs immediately after the CAT 2021 slot-1 exam is over on  CAT 2021 exam date - November 28, 2021.

 

MBAUniverse.com will also separately publish the CAT 2021 Analysis from top CAT coaching institutes like TIME, IMS, CL for all the exam slots with their take on exam difficulty level, sectional and overall changes and expected cut offs.


Read more

CAT Exam Centers

CAT Exam Centers 2021: Check State Wise Test Centers List

 

CAT 2021 will be held in 158 test cities at more than 400 exam centres across the country. All the 10 test cities of Delhi NCR have been split into separate test cities. Earlier IIMs clubbed all these Delhi NCR cities into one exam city as NCR. All the applicants can choose any 6 preferred test cities out of 158 test cities. Those planning to choose Delhi, New Delhi, Noida, Gurugram. Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Panipat, Greater Noida and others.

 

Read more

CAT Answer Key 2021

CAT Answer Key 2021: Check Dates for CAT response sheet, How to Download CAT Answer key & Check Score

 

Read more

CAT Result 2021

CAT 2021 Exam Result date is January 5, 2022. IIMs will release the CAT 2021 Result in morning hours. Last year CAT result was declared for 1.90 lakh test takers who appeared in CAT exam.

 

CAT 2021 exam date is November 28, 2021. The exam will be held in two or three sessions on the same day.  Along with the CAT result for MBA admission 2022 in 20 IIMs and other top B-schools, IIM Ahmedabad will release the CAT 2021 Score Card on its official website. Candidates have to login with their CAT Id on CAT website to download their CAT 2021 score card.

 

Read more

CAT Score Vs Percentile

CAT Score Vs Percentile: Check the Conversion Process, Likely Cut offs, Top Colleges

IIMs have released the CAT 2020 Result on January 2, 2021. The CAT Score Vs Percentile conversion process was already released by IIM Indore. After examining and comparing the expected raw scores of hundreds of CAT 2020 test takers and based on the Difficulty level for Slot-1, Slot-2 and Slot-3, the updated version of CAT 2020 score conversion  to percentile score for each slot is shared below with the calculation of your raw score to percentile score. 

 

Read more

Question and Answers