CAT 2021 Notification: Important dates and related information

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Thousands of students prepare for various management entrances such as CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. But CAT is considered one of the toughest entrances and it is a gateway to prestigious IIMs and other premier B-Schools across the nation. CAT is conducted in a computer-based mode by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis. A two-year post-graduate degree in management from one of the top IIMs is an assurance for a bright career in the corporate sector. Apart from financial remunerations, candidates get to learn management principles and develop leadership qualities while working in top multinational companies. CAT remains one of the most sought-after competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams. Many working professionals also appear for CAT to step up the corporate ladder. The score is not only accepted by the IIMs, but also by other 100+ top-notch B- Schools across the country. Approximately 4,000 seats are offered by the IIMs.
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The official registration of CAT begins in the month of August and the test will be conducted in November, we bring you the important dates of the commencement of the CAT so that you have a fair idea about CAT and plan your preparation accordingly. A well-structured plan and a step-by-step approach are required for covering the entire syllabus to score well in the Common Admission Test 2021.
CAT 2021 will be conducted in November, 2021.
CAT 2021 Important Dates
CAT 2021 Exam Details CAT 2021 Exam Dates
CAT Notification release date Last Week of July 2021
CAT 2021 Registration Start Date First Week of August 2021
CAT 2021 Last Date for Online Registration Fourth Week of September 2021
CAT 2021 Issue of Admit Card October 2021
Last Date for CAT 2021 Admit Card Download November 2021
CAT 2021 Exam Date November 2021
Releasing of Answer Key December, 2021
CAT 2021 Result Announcement January, 2022

Note Students should visit the CAT official website to go through the mock tests/ tutorials and understand the new exam pattern.
CAT 2021 Important Facts
A quick overview of important facts about CAT:
Name of test Common Admission Test (CAT)
Purpose of test Qualifying test for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India
CAT 2021 Exam Date November 2021
CAT Entrance exam sessions (As per CAT 2020) 3 Sessions/Slots
Slot Timing (As per CAT 2020) Slot 1 (8.30 am to 10.30 am)
Slot 2 (12.30 pm to 2.30 pm)
Slot 3 (4.30 pm to 6.30 pm)
Conducted by To be announced
Exam type National level
Periodicity Once in a year
Score/Percentile Validity One Year
Annual Number of Test Takers Over 2.9 lakh in 2020
Pattern of Test MCQs and Non-MCQs
Number of Questions -
Test Duration 2 hours/120 minutes
Marking Scheme +3 for every correct answer
-1 for each wrong answer
Syllabus Questions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of Conduct Computer-based
CAT 2021 Convenor To be announced
Application Fee Rs. 2000/-
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools As per the Government of India regulations
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