CAT 2021|Common Admission Test 2021| Exam Date, Registration (Releasing Soon), Download Syllabus pdf, Pattern, Eligibility, Application Process, Cut Off


CAT 2021 – Common Admission Test is conducted every year by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Through CAT 2021, candidates can take admission in various management courses and doctoral courses. Students who have passed this exam will be called for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). After completion of various process of the CAT 2021 exam, candidates can take admission in various IIMs institutes and business schools in the country. With the help of this article, all applicants can get complete information related to the Common Admission Test 2021 exam like application process, eligibility, and criteria, seat details, etc.

CAT Application form 2021 will be going to be released soon Interested candidates before filling CAT 2021 application form must visit the CAT 2021 eligibility criteria and read it carefully. An official notice has been released by the organization Applicant can see that notice by clicking on the direct link of the Common Admission Test Online application form.

Latest-: CAT 2021 online application will be going to be released soon. Click Here to Apply online and complete information related to the Common Admission Test 2021.

CAT 2021 | Common Admission Test 2021

The organising body that is IIM Indore will going to be released in mock test on October 2021. The exam pattern of CAT exam 2021 will have same pattern as the mock test. So, all applicants must visit to the CAT Mock test 2021 that will be released by the authorities. It directly help to all applicants to reach to the good score and better accuracy in the main exam. All Applicants also get familiar to the main Common Admission Test exam after taking Common admission mock test 2021.

Common Admission 2021 is a computer-based test applicant give the online test to take admission in IIMs, IITs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, JBIMS, and more than 500 other business school throughout the country. The common entrance test is going to conduct more than 156 cities throughout India.  

CAT Schedule 2021

Indian Institute of Management Indore will go to release Common Admission Test admit card 2021. So, students will going to download CAT 2021 Admit card from the official website only. The result will be going to release in the second week of January 2022. As per CAT selection procedure Common Admission Test exam is valid only for one year. After qualifying CAT online exam student must go through WAT, GD, and PI process to take admission in various business schools throughout India. There are more than 240000 students registered (Common Admission Test) CAT exam 2020.

CAT Events 2021Important Dates
Issue of Common Admission Test 2021 notificationAugust 2021
Start date for filling Common Admission Test 2021 application formAugust 2021
Last date to register for CAT 2021September 16, 2020 23 September 2021
Start and end date to make corrections in CAT registration formLast week of September 2021
Release of CAT Mock Test 2021October, 2021
Availability of CAT admit card 2021October, 2021
Issue of Common Admission Test 2021 guidelinesSecond week of November 2021
CAT 2021 Exam DateNovember, 2021
Release of Common Admission Test 2021 response sheet and question paperLast week of November 2021
Start and end date to challenge the CAT Answer Key 2021First week of December 2021
Release of Final Answer key of CAT 2021First-Second week of December
Announcement of Common Admission Test Result 2020Second week of January 2022
CAT 2021 Selection ProcessApril- June 2022

Important Links

What is the CAT Exam?

CAT stands for Common Admission Test. Common Admission Test is an online or computer-based test which is conducted by anyone Indian institute of management out of 6. Common Admission Test exam is designed in such a way that applicant having knowledge about quantitative ability, verbal ability,  reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning skill. CAT exam score is not only used by IIM but it also so used by Indian Institute of technology that is IITs which further provide MBA program to the students.

CAT 2021 Overview

Full name of the examCommon Admission Test
Common NameCAT
IIM conducting CAT 2020Indian Institute of Management Indore
CAT 2020 ConvenorProfessor Harshal Lowalekar, Faculty for Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques
Common Admission Test exam 2020 Official
Periodicity of CAT examOnce a year
Common Admission Test exam typeComputer based national level exam
Common Admission Test 2021 exam dateNovember 2021
Common Admission Test eligibility and ageNo age limit; any graduate with 50% can appear for the CAT exam
CAT exam patternQuestions: 100 Multiple Choice Questions
Duration: 3 hoursMedium: EnglishSections in CAT exam with number of questionsVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 34 questionsData Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) – 32 questionsQuantitative Ability (QA) – 34 questions
Time Limit per section in CAT 20211 hour per section
CAT 2021 application feeRs. 2000 (general category); Rs 1000 (reserved category)
CAT Registration ProcessOnline
Number of CAT Exam Centres376 centres across 156 cities (2019). Students have to choose 6 cities instead of 4.
CAT Participating Institutes and score using institutes20 IIMs, IITs, MDI, FMS, SPJIMR, JBIMS and more than 500 management schools in the country
Admission Process after CAT examSeparate applications to all IIMs and other MBA colleges. However, students do not need to pay a separate application fee for IIM admissions.
CAT Score is valid tillDecember 31, 2021
No of CAT applicants (2019)2,44,169 – 75004 female, 134917 male and 5 transgender candidates
CAT HelplineEmail:

What is new in CAT 2021?

  • Common Admission Test application fee 2021 has been increased from 1000 to 2000 for general category and 950 to 1900 for other categories. Keep in mind of COVID-19 selection of exam city also increase from the previous year. last year applicant can choose only 4 exam city but this time applicant can choose 6 exam city.

What is the eligibility for CAT exam?

Before filling the online application form of common admission test 2021 that is CAT 2021 all applicants must-read the complete Common Admission Test 2021 eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria for Common Admission Test exam include qualification, age and nationality candidate must read all the eligibility criteria carefully given below.

  • Candidate must pass and have a bachelor degree from a recognised university or a college.
  • A candidate who are waiting for their result for pursuing final year of graduation those applicants are also eligible to apply Common Admission Test exam 2021.
  • Those applicants who belong to journal and Other Backward Class (OBC) category they must have had to score at least 50% aggregate marks in their graduation.
  • That applicant belongs to reserved category they must have to score at least 45 per cent aggregate marks in their graduation.
  • There will be no age limit for Common Admission Test exam 2021.

Educational Qualification for Common Admission Test

  • Candidate should have a graduate degree from a recognized institute.
  • 50% of marks should be obtained in graduation.
  • SC ST PWD category candidates should get 45% marks in graduation.
  • Candidates studying in the final year of graduation can also apply.

Age Range

  • There is no age limit for Common Admission Test 2021.

CAT Application Form 2021

Indian Institute of Management Indore releases the Common Admission Test exam schedule (Important Dates) on July 2021. The registration form of the Common Admission Test exam 2021 has been released on August 2021 at 10:00 a.m. the last date of registration is September 2021. Click here to know about the CAT 2021 application form in detail.

Students who want to take admission in various management courses and doctoral courses, they must first fill the Common Admission Test 2021 application form. Common Admission Test 2021 application forms will be released on the official website of IIM CAT from where candidates will be able to fill the application form. Let the candidates know that Common Admission Test 2021 application forms will be released in July 2021. Candidates must submit the prescribed application fee along with filling the application form, the application forms filled without the application fees will be rejected. Students can fill the application form within the due dates when the application is released.

Application fee (as per previous year)

  • General category candidates will have to pay an application fee of Rs 1900 / -.
  • SC ST PWD category candidates will have to pay an application fee of Rs 950 / -.
  • The application fee will have to be paid through online mode by credit card, debit card and net banking.
  • The application form will not be accepted without an application fee.

Common Admission Test Application Statistics

YearNo. of RegistrationsNo. of Test Takers

CAT Admit Card 2021

The CAT Admit Card will be issued a few days before the 2021 Admission Test. Common Admission Test 2021 Admit Card will be issued online through CAT’s official website from where you will be able to download the admit card by entering the registration number / ID and password. At the time of examination (CBT), the candidates have to go with the admit card and a valid identity card, without the admit card and valid identity card, you will not be given entry in the examination hall. In the admit card, the candidates will have to enter the exam date, exam time, personal details, registration number, examination centre etc.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CAT exam pattern 2021 is same as the previous year there will be no change in the examination pattern of Common Admission Test exam 2021. This is an important factor that any applicant go for preparation of the entrance exam must know exam pattern which is going to help during preparation for Common Admission Test exam and also help to create road map so that applicants can score good percentile and accurace is also increase. All candidate must know how many sections, subjects questions, marking scheme and many more. Candidates can check all things related to Common Admission Test exam pattern 2021 given below.

  • Exam Mode – Online (CBT)
  • Total Time – 3 Hours
  • Total Questions – 100
  • Total Marks – 300
  • Exam Type – MCQ & TITA
  • Section – 3
    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative ability
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionMCQ – 34
TITA – 10
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningMCQ – 32
TITA – 8
Quantitative abilityMCQ – 34
TITA – 7
The total100300
CAT exam duration3 hours; 60 minutes for each section. Candidates cannot move from one section to the other randomly. They can move to another section after completing one.
Mode of the CAT 2020 examComputer-based test
Total number of questions asked and type100 Multiple Choice Questions
CAT exam subjectsQuantitative Ability (QA)Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
Marking Scheme3 marks for every correct answer and – 1 mark for every wrong answer. No negative marking for non-MCQs or TITA (Type In The Answer) questions

CAT 2021 Answer Key

Common Admission Test 2021 will be released through online mode after the CBT examination is done. After the answer is released, the candidates can match their answers. If students are dissatisfied with any of the answers given in the answer key, then they can register objections. Candidates will be able to register their objection to the answer through the online dates on the official website of Common Admission Test. If your objection is correct, then the marks of that question will be awarded to you.

CAT 2021 Selection Process

For easy understanding of Common Admission Test 2021 Entrance Exam and IIM Admission Selection Procedure, see the points given below.

  • Online Application
  • Documents Upload
  • Deposit application fee
  • Admit card download
  • Entrance exam
  • Of answer
  • result
  • Cutoff
  • Group selection
  • Interview
  • Admission

CAT 2020 Result

The announcement of CAT 2021 results will be released on the online medium Common Admission Test official website Candidates will have to enter ID and password to download CAT result 2021/scorecard so that your scorecard will open on a new page from where you can see your result and with this, you can get the result on our page. You will also be able to get results through a medium.

IIM Reservation

Based on the CAT score, some seats have been reserved for different categories for admission to MBA Management course at IIM.


The seats

  • IIM, Ahmedabad – 385
  • IIM, Amritsar – 60
  • IIM, Bangalore – 412
  • IIM, Buddhist Gaya – 60
  • IIM, Calcutta – 462
  • IIM, Indore – 550
  • IIM, Kashipur – 210
  • IIM, Kozhikode – 353
  • IIM, Lucknow – 436
  • IIM, Nagpur – 60
  • IIM, Raipur – 210
  • IIM, Ranchi – 155
  • IIM, Rohtak – 170
  • IIM, Shillong – 120
  • IIM, Trichy – 120
  • IIM, Udaipur – 180
  • IIM, Visakhapatnam – 60
  • IIM, Jammu – 45
  • IIM, Sambalpur – 140
  • IIM, Sirmour – 60

CAT Exam Centre and States 2021

Name of stateNumber of Test Cities
Andhra Pradesh9
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Madhya Pradesh7
Tamil Nadu7
Uttar Pradesh11
West Bengal8

Official website –

Get information brochure from here to geinformation on CAT 2020.

How do I apply for CAT 2021?

Applicants can click above on the direct link for CAT online application form 2021. And the other method Applicants can visit the official website.

What are the CAT registration dates?

The complete schedule of CAT 2021 is given above. CAT registration is the Last date that has been extended so the last date to apply online application for Common Admission Test registration is September 2021.

What is the difference between CAT registration and application form?

In CAT registration 2021 applicants need to do 1 time and after that user can use it as a login portal. This login portal can be done by adding a login ID and password. Application form users need to add all personal detail and the last step is to pay application fees.

I have done 5 years integrated course of B.Tech and MBA. As per my university norms first 3.5 years is considered to be B.Tech and the remaining 1.5 years is considered to be an MBA. How do I enter my marks?

According to IIMs, candidates who have pursued integrated course have to enter the aggregate percentage of the first 3.5 years under Bachelor’s Degree and the remaining 1.5 years under a Master’s degree.

What are the timings to contact the Candidate Helpdesk?

All Applicants can contact the helpdesk for any query. The timings are 09:00 am to 06:00 pm. Applicants can contact the helpdesk by this method
CAT Helpdesk:Toll-free: 18002090830