CAT (Common Admission Test)

Sunday, November 28, 2021

 CAT 2021

Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Admit Card | Result | Counselling

Common Admission Test - CAT 2021 is a PG level common entrance exam conducted by one of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) annually, for selecting students into their business management PG programs. Recently Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have also joined the list of institutes where CAT is a prerequisite for admission in various management programmes offered by them.

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CAT 2021 Notification

CAT 2021 is organized and conducted by IIM - Ahmedabad. The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) Released the notification for the Common Admission Test or CAT 2021 in August 2021. This national level exam will be held on 28th November 2021, in two sessions. The application process is scheduled to begin on 4th August and closes on 15th September 2021 (5 pm).

CAT 2021 -  Important Dates 

Notification Releases on

3rd August 2021

Online Registration starts from

4th August 2021 (From 10:00 AM)

Last Date for submission of Applications

15th September 2021 (till 05:00 PM)

Admit Cards

27th October 2021 (After 5:00 PM)

CAT Examination Date (Morning and Afternoon sessions)

28th November 2021


1st January 2022


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CAT 2021 Application Fee Payment


Fees in Rs


Rs. 2200 /-


Rs. 1100 /-

Registration Fee: Non-Refundable 


Mode of Payment

Registration Fee can be paid through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/Cash Card & Wallet.

How to Register/Apply:

The CAT 2021 application should be submitted through online only. Offline applications are not accepted for CAT Examination. For Online submission, visit the official website of CAT 2021.

CAT 2021 Registration

1) Fill the required fields carefully as the details on this form cannot be changed once submitted.

2) The candidate will receive their User ID on the registered email address after registering.

3) The candidate will also receive the login Password as an SMS on the registered mobile number.

CAT 2021 Information Bulletin

CAT 2021 Application Form

1) Login to fill the application form using the user id and password.

2) Fill the application form with personal and academic details.

3) Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature along with other required documents like caste certificate or PwD certificate etc.

4) Once all the required fields are filled with correct and authentic information, submit the application form.

5) Once the candidate submits the application successfully, he/she will receive a confirmation email.

6) Candidates are advised to take a printout of the application for future reference.

CAT 2020 Application Form

CAT 2021 Eligibility

1) Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% SC/ST/PWD category candidates), by recognized University or educational institution.

2) Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

3) Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

4) Eligibility may be verified at different stages of the selection process.

CAT 2021 Percentage Calculation

i) The percentage would be calculated as per their respective University/Institution.

ii) In the case of grades / CGPA, the conversion of marks would be based on the procedure of the respective University/ institution.

iii) The equivalence will be taken by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100 if there is no conversion.

Reservations in CAT Exam

As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC), 3% seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.

CAT 2021 Preparation | Study plan

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

1) The exam is for 3 Hours of duration from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

2) The examination will be conducted in Online Mode: Computer Based Test.

3) Questions in each section may or may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, for some questions, direct answers are to be typed on the screen.

4) A basic on-screen calculator for computation is allowed.

5) There a total of 100 questions.

6) Each question carries 3 marks.

7) Negative Marking: For every wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CAT 2021 Syllabus

CAT 2020 syllabus is comprised of subjects like

a) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,

b) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning,

c) Quantitative Ability.

CAT 2021 Syllabus

CAT 2021 Admit Cards

Admit cards will be available from 27th October 2021, after 5:00 PM. Candidates have to download admit cards from the CAT official website, using their login ID and Password.

CAT 2021 Admit Card

CAT 2021 Results

The CAT 2021 results will be released in the 1st week of January 2022 through CAT 2021 official portal. CAT 2021 Rank Card/Scorecard will be available after the release of results. Candidates can check and download the results and rank card from CAT official websiteRank card will NOT be sent through post or mail to the candidate.


CAT 2021 results

CAT 2021 General Instructions

1) No changes are entertained once the registration process is done.

2) Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

3) Candidates must have a valid and unique email account and mobile number throughout the selection process.

4) At the time of CAT Application registration, SC / ST / NC-OBC / PWD certificate(s) must be uploaded.

5) Registration of Candidate will get cancelled if failed to upload caste/class certificate.

6) Reach the test centre by 7:30 AM for morning session/1.00 PM for the afternoon session.

7) Candidates are not allowed inside the test centre after 8:45 AM/1:00 PM.

8) Candidates must carry original ID proof.

9) Candidates must handover their admit cards to the invigilator.

10) Electronic gadgets, written/blank paper/books, calculators etc are not allowed.

11) The fingerprint of the candidate is taken on the day of the test.

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CAT Preparation Tips

Follow the syllabus and prepare in a scheduled manner.

In the examination, Time management is a challenge for the students.

Prepare for the exam using CAT Sample question papers. Students can get an idea about exam pattern, type of questions given in each subject and how to manage the time.


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