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    Common Admission Test (CAT EXAM 2021)


    Common Admission Test or CAT Exam is an entrance test carried by IIMs for admissions into top business schools in India. It is the most popular exam conducted once a year for management courses. A computer-based test for admissions in management programmes offered by IIMs colleges in India.

    The CAT score is required for admission in various management and B Schools in India to study MBA, PGDM & other PG management courses. The CAT Exam 2021 is scheduled for November 2021, candidates can check the basic eligibility before filling the application form.

    CAT Highlights

    CAT Exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admission in the management program. It is a 2-hour time duration online exam conducted on a national level. Students who are planning for the exam can check the below highlights.

    CAT EXAM 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

    Exam

    CAT Exam

    Full Form

    Common Admission Test

    Conducted By

    IIM

    Exam Type

    Computer Based Test

    Exam Level

    National Level Exam

    Time Duration

    2 Hours

    Exam Section

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

    Exam Mode

    Online

    CAT Exam 2021 Eligibility

    Candidates who are preparing for the exam can check the eligibility for CAT 2021 Exam. To fill the application form candidates must come under the eligibility criteria. Candidates must need to check the criteria before starting the preparation. The CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria is listed below for the reference of students.

    • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Must score 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree (45% score for reserve category).
    • Final year students can also apply.
    • Candidates with CA/CS/ICWA degree can also apply.

    CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

    Before starting the preparation candidates need to check the pattern followed by the CAT Test. The pattern is introduced by IIM, and we introduce the exam pattern below to familiarize the students before the exam.

    The CAT Exam Pattern includes the sections, question type, exam duration, marking, and other information for students.

    CAT 2021 EXAM PATTERN

    Mode

    Online

    Section

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

    Duration

    120 Minutes

    Marking

    • +3 for each right answer
    • -1 for each wrong answer

    CAT Exam 2021 Question Paper Pattern

    The CAT Question Paper Pattern has three main sections, each section has different questions asked in the examination. Each section has an assigned individual time duration under which candidates need to complete it.

    The first section includes questions on Verbal ability and reading comprehension, the second section includes questions on data interpretation and logical reasoning, and the third section has questions on quantitative ability.

    CAT 2021 PAPER PATTERN

    Section

    Number of Questions

    Duration

    Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

    34

    40 Minutes

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

    32

    40 Minutes

    Quantitative Ability

    34

    40 Minutes

    CAT Exam 2021 Syllabus

    Mostly candidates who start preparing for the exam have no idea about the syllabus. They are confused about the CAT Exam Syllabus asked in the examination, we have provided the syllabus for the students.

    The examination syllabus covers all the topic comes under Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability.

    Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

    • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
    • Grammar or English Usage
    • Correction in Sentence
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
    • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
    • Meaning/Usage Match
    • Verbal Reasoning
    • Summary Questions
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Facts Inferences Judgments

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

    • Caselets and Tables
    • Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
    • Venn Diagrams
    • Line Charts & Pie Chart
    • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
    • Number and Letter Series
    • Calendars, Cubes, and Clocks
    • Binary Logic
    • Seating Arrangement
    • Syllogism, Logical
    • Matching
    • Connectives
    • Blood Relations

    Quantitative Ability

    • Number Systems
    • LCM & HCF
    • Profit, Loss & Discount
    • Percentages
    • Speed, Time & Distance
    • Time & Work
    • Simple & Compound Interest
    • Ratio & Proportion
    • Averages
    • Quadratic & Linear Equations
    • Complex Numbers
    • Logarithm
    • Binomial Theorem
    • Sequences & Series
    • Surds & Indices
    • Inequalities
    • Probability, Permutation, and Combination
    • Set Theory
    • Functions & Geometry
    • Mixtures & Allegations
    • Trigonometry
    • Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration

    CAT Exam 2021 Result

    The expected date of the result declaration for CAT Exam 2021 is January 2021. Candidates can check their CAT Result from the official website and download them. The result cum scorecard of the candidate contains information such as name, registration number, category, overall score, percentile, etc.

    Candidates need to score good marks so they can get a high percentile for admission. If you want to know more about the previous year’s result feel free to contact us.

    CAT Exam 2021 Cutoff

    The students who apply for admission in the management program need to qualify for the CAT Exam Cutoff. Most of the Top Medical Colleges in India allow admission on the basis of the cutoff. Candidates need to check the below previous year’s cutoff with CAT Expected Cutoff for the upcoming year and start preparation according to it.

    CAT 2021 CUTOFF

    IIM

    Cutoff 2021(Expected)

    Cutoff 2020

    Cutoff 2019

    IIM Ahmedabad

    78-85

    80

    80

    IIM Bangalore

    80-90

    85

    85

    IIM Calcutta

    83-90

    85

    85

    IIM Lucknow

    85-95

    90

    90

    IIM Indore

    88-95

    90

    90

    IIM Nagpur

    84-95

    85

    90

    IIM Ranchi

    88-95

    94

    90

    IIM Rohtak

    92-98

    95

    95

    CAT 2021 Preparation Tips

    Students who apply for the management examination and want to score good marks need to check the CAT Exam Preparation Tips. This will help you in scheduling your study time and score good marks. The student preparation depends on their hard work and it is required for admission to a top B-school in India.

    • Manage your study time.
    • Solve previous year question paper.
    • Regularly practice MOCK Tests.
    • Check exam syllabus and pattern regularly.
    • Sharpen your basic knowledge.
    • Make notes of important topics.
    • Prefer recommended CAT Exam Books for better preparation.

    CAT Exam 2021 Important Dates

    Students who are preparing for the management exam must aware of the exam dates. The exam is conducted every year candidates can check for the CAT Exam 2021 Important dates mentioned below. The important date includes information about the application stating & ending date, exam date, and other useful dates related to the exam.

    CAT IMPORTANT DATES 2021

    Registration Starts

    August 2021 (1st week)

    Registration Ends

    September 2021 (last week)

    Admit Card

    October 2021 (3rd week)

    Exam Date

    November 2021 (last week)

    Answer Key

    On or before 3rd December 2021 (download before 7th December 2021)

    Result

    January 2022 (2nd week)

    Note: Said dates are tentative

    FAQ's

    Candidates need to visit the official site and fill the application form to register for the CAT Exam 2021. They need to check the CAT Exam 2021 Registration Date which is announced by the IIM soon.
    For the registration, candidates must follow the CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria. Based on the criteria, candidates must have a bachelor's degree or final year with a minimum of 50% score.
    The candidates who are applying for the management exam need to prepare a timetable for their study, regularly practice the CAT Exam Papers, and more. Candidates can check CAT Exam Preparations Tips for more information.
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