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CAT 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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CAT 2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Common Admission Test 2021 or CAT 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to MBA, PGDM, PGPM and FPM. CAT 2021 is conducted by IIM Ahmedabad.

CAT for the year 2021 has been announced by IIM Ahmedabad and will be held on 28/11/2021. The application forms will be available from 04/08/2021 till 22/09/2021. The exam is in online mode. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 27/10/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 03/01/2022.

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CAT 2021 Conducting Body

IIM Ahmedabad

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum Academic Qualifications required for CAT 2021 required are passed Bachelors with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% for candidates belonging to the SC  / ST / PWD categories] from a recognized university. 

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelors or equivalent examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply for CAT 2020. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be given admissions provisionally, only if they submit a certificate issued by University / Institution stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.

CAT 2021 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
28/11/2021 Port Blair, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur, Delhi, New Delhi, Mapusa, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ambala, Faridabad, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Gurugram, Shimla, Jammu, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Pune, Raigad, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Vasai, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Tiruchirappalli, Puducherry, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

CAT 2021 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 04/08/2021 22/09/2021
Admit Card Release Date 27/10/2021 -
CAT 2021 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 28/11/2021
  • Declaration of result 03/01/2022 -
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    CAT 2021 Prospectus

    CAT 2021 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    SC, ST and PwD category candidatesRs .1100/-
    All other categories of candidatesRs. 2200/-

    Note - A candidate has to pay application fees only once, irrespective of the number of institutes applying for. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Students applying for the CAT 2021 have to fill up the application form on the official site. The student can submit the application only once. Multiple forms will be rejected.

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of CAT 2021:

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity 
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph in JPG or JPEG format and Scanned copy of signature in JPG or JPEG format.
    • Functional e - mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility Service is a must.
    • Printer is required for keeping hard copies; if there is no printer, one can save the printouts, transfer them on to a pen drive and get it printed from a cyber - cafe.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the CAT 2021: 

    • Step-1: Students have to register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created. 
    • Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections.
    • Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature.
    • Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI.

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    Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.

    CAT 2021 Syllabus


    The Subjects included for CAT 2021 are:

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

    CAT 2021 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 27/10/2021

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    CAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 28/11/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    Before entering the Exam Centre

    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card. 
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager / wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.

    After entering the centre 

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat. 
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat. 
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the candidature.
    To get all details about CAT 2021 Download Brochure

    CAT 2021 Results

    Result Declaration03/01/2022

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