CAT Notification 2021 - Important Dates and Exam Details
CAT Notification 2021: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will release the CAT 2021 notification in the last week of July in online mode on the official website. The notification of CAT 2021 contains all the important information such as the CAT 2021 exam date, start and end date for CAT registration, exam pattern, and the CAT exam eligibility in brief.
The application process for CAT 2021 will start from the first week of August 2021. As per the last year’s CAT notification 2021 pdf, the CAT entrance exam 2021 will be conducted on the last Sunday of November 2021 i.e. November 28.
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CAT Notification 2021 - Overview
Common Admission Test is conducted on a rotating basis every year by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). CAT is a computer-based test for admission in elite B-schools across India. This CAT score is accepted not only by IIMs but also by 100+ B-schools across the country. Nearly 4,000 seats will be filled by IIM.
The overall details regarding the exam are available in the CAT notification pdf. Before going to apply for CAT 2021, candidates are advised to go through the CAT official notification 2021.
Name of the Exam
Common Admission Test (CAT)
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Type of Exam
Computer Based Test (CBT)
CAT Exam Registration Mode
Number of Test Cities
CAT exam fees
2 Hours (120 Minutes) - 40 Minutes for Each Section
CAT Accepting Colleges
CAT 2021 Official website
CAT Notification 2021 - Important Dates
CAT official registration starts in August and will be conducted in November, we bring you important dates for CAT 2021 commencement so candidates have a reasonable idea about the CAT exam and plan their preparation accordingly.
The updated schedule includes CAT important date 2021, which is related to events related to the complete admission process, when CAT exam held in 2021, admit card release date, result date, etc.
CAT 2021- Official announcements
After a gap of five years, IIM Ahmedabad will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) tentatively in the last week of November. For CAT 2021 Prof. M.P. Ram Mohan (faculty of IIM Ahmedabad) has been appointed as CAT convener this year.
The CAT score is not only accepted by IIMs, but also more than 100 B-schools accept the same. Around 51oo MBA students got admitted into IIMs every year through CAT.
Important Dates for CAT 2021
Issue of CAT 2021 Notification
Last Week of July 2021
CAT exam 2021 registration date starts from
First Week of August 2021
CAT exam 2021 application form last date
Last Week of September 2021
Start and end date to make corrections
Fourth Week of September 2021
Release date for CAT Mock Test 2021
First Week of November 2021
Start date for issue of CAT Admit Card 2021
Last Week of October 2021
CAT 2021 exam date
November 28, 2021 (Tentative)
CAT 2021 final answer key
Second Week of December 2021
CAT 2021 result date
First Week of January 2022
Details Mentioned In CAT 2021 Notification
Here, we are going to discuss the details which are mentioned in the CAT 2021 advertisement notification.
CAT Notification 2021 - Media Release
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducted CAT 2021 and issued the CAT exam notification on its web portals.
Official website of CAT 2021
The CAT 2021 notification contains the link to the CAT 2021 official website which will be activated from the first week of August 2021.
CAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
The CAT announcement, in short, specifies the CAT eligibility criteria, which candidates must check before filling out the application form. The CAT 2021 official notification also states that fulfilling the qualifications for the exam will not guarantee them a place in the Indian Institute of Management.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50 percent of marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD).
Candidates who are in the final year of the Bachelor's Degree / Equivalent Qualification Examination and are awaiting the results after completing the degree requirements can apply.
For more details on eligibility, students are advised to visit the “CAT 2021 Eligibility” section of the CAT website.
Reservation Criteria Mentioned in CAT 2021 Notification
When completing the CAT 2021 application form, candidates should make sure to fill in the appropriate category as no change will be allowed once the CAT registration process is complete. This is stated in the CAT exam 2021 notification.
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)
The categories of disability are:
Blindness and low vision.
Deaf and hard of hearing.
Locomotor disability including leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, and acid attack victims.
Intellectual disability, autism, specific learning disability, and mental illness, and multiple disabilities.
CAT Registration Fees
The CAT advertisement 2021 also mentions registration fees for candidates belonging to different categories. The fee for the CAT application form will have to be paid only once in online mode and it is non-refundable.
SC, ST and PwD candidates
NOTE: SC, ST, and PwD candidates are required to upload a copy of their SC/ ST/ PwD certificates at the time of CAT registration.
The CAT 2021 registration window opens in the first week of August 2021 and will close at 5:00 p.m. in the last week of September 2021. The details will be available in the CAT registration guide. When registering, candidates must select six test cities of their choice from a drop-down menu. The candidates can download the CAT admit card from the last week of October 2021 until November 28, 2021.
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CAT Exam Centres 2021
CAT 2021 exam centers also include cities where entrance exams will be held. When completing the CAT application form, candidates should select the test center for preference. There will be six cities where candidates had to choose when registering.
The CAT 2021 will be conducted at centers spread across approximately 156 test cities. The test cities will be mentioned on the CAT website and the test center name will be mentioned on the admit card of CAT 2021. To know the complete list of exam centers, visit the CAT notification download link from the official website.
NOTE: IIM reserves the right to change or cancel any test center/ city and/ or change the test time and date of their choice.
CAT 2021 Score
The candidate’s CAT 2021 score will be accessed on the CAT website. Candidates can be notified individually via SMS. CAT results will be announced in the first week of January 2022. The CAT score 2021 is only valid until December 31, 2022, and will be accessible on the website accordingly. After that, any questions regarding the issuance of CAT 2021 scorecards will not be entertained.
Also Check; CAT 2021 Sample Paper
CAT Admission Process
Remember that each IIM is independent to compel their own qualifications (including academic cutoffs and relative weights) and follow different selection procedures. Performance in the CAT exam 2021 is an important component to consider in the selection process.
IIMs may also use candidates' previous academic performance, relevant work experience, and other similar entries in the shortlist of candidates at various stages of the CAT 2021 selection process. For more information, see the enrollment policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.
NOTE: Candidates must declare and maintain a valid email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.
CAT Notification 2021 - Programs Offered
CAT 2021 will be conducted by IIMs as a prerequisite for joining various management programs of IIMs. These programmes are:
PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
PGP, PGPEx, PGPDGM
PGPM, PGPM-HR, PGPBM
MBA, MBA (T&HM)
PGP, PGPEX, PGPWE
PGP, EPGPX, EPGDSM
PGP, PGP-HRM, PGP (BA)
PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, PGP-LSM
MBA, MBA (Analytics), MBA (WX)
PGP, PGPEM, PGPBA
MBA, EMBA, MBA-BA, MBA-HRM
Before a prospective candidate can make a decision on appearing for CAT 2021, he/ she should visit the website and/ or read the program advertisement of the relevant IIM and specific programs to confirm the accurate and up-to-date information of the programs he/ she wants to apply for., Including CAT eligibility requirements and CAT admission processes.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Notification 2021 - Important Dates and Exam Details
Question: Will the CAT notification mention the total number of cities where the exam will be held?
The exam conducting institute has mentioned the total number of cities where the exam will be held in the notification. The details will be mentioned on the official website of CAT.
Question: How many centres can we select while filling the application form for CAT 2021?
There are six test centers which the candidates can choose while filling the application form.
Question: Will the changes in the exam pattern of CAT 2021 be notified?
Normally the details related to the CAT exam pattern will be mentioned in the detailed brochure and on the official website.
Question: Which IIM will release the notification for CAT 2021?
Common Admission Test is conducted on a rotating basis every year by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The CAT 2021 notification will be released by the conducting IIM in the last week of July 2021.
Question: When can we expect the release date for CAT application form 2021?
The registration process of CAT 2021 will commence from the first week of August 2021.
Question: When can we expect the CAT 2021 notification to be released?
The Indian Institute of Management which will be responsible for conducting CAT will release the notification of CAT 2021 in online mode in the last week of July 2021.
Question: What is CAT exam for MBA?
The Common Admission Test is a computer-based test for admission in a graduate management program. The IIMs started this CAT entrance exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs like MBA/PGDM.
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Questions related to CAT
a one who prepare for CAT can also give CLAT with the same syllabus
CAT (Common Aptitude Test) is an entrance exam for students to get various business management universities in India like IIM and B schools for MBA.
The syllabus of CAT and CLAT is different .
- A person can give CAT only after his/her undergraduation.
- A person can give CLAT only after his / her 12th.
As both are aptitude test so may find that some reasoning questions are of the same level but the above mentioned entrance exams are totally different.
Feel free to ask if you have any more queries.
All the best!
Hi, I got 14337 rank in vit 2021 exam. Can i get cse data science in cat 2 or cse co rein cat 3? thanks
see cutoff score changes every year and it depends on certain factors like number of applicants, questions difficulty level, seat matrix, choice of stream etc. however based on previous years cutoff score it is quite difficult to secure computer science engineering at this rank. however data science is an emerging field and it would depends on the number of applicants applied for particularly in data science. however do not loose hope and participate in the counselling process, I suggest to appear in others exam and apply for multiple colleges to get best possible outcome.
you may follow our article at below link to know about viteee cutoff:
can anyone explain me inshot after 12 what should i exactly do for iim?should i do BCOM the CAT exam then iim? n how much score in CAT to be part of IIM
To get admission in IIMs you need to appear in CAT examination and for that you need to be eligible for CAT.
CAT eligibility criteria is given below:
To be eligible for CAT ,
you need a Bachelor's/graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
So, after your 12th you can do bcom or graduation in any discipline .
you must have got at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA in your graduation . SC/ST/PH students need only at least 45 percentage in Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline to be eligible .
Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible for CAT examination.
There is no age restriction to be eligible
It is not mandatory to have work experience to be eligible
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Your admission in Mba in IIMS is a two step process :-
* First you get shortlisted on the basis of your score obtained by you in CAT ,your academic profile ,work experience.
* Then you have to go through WAT i. e written ability test/GDi. e group discussion/PI i. e personal interview, and then you are finally selected for admission on the basis of performance in these rounds , percentile score in CAT , academic profile like percentage of marks obtained by you in class 10th, 12th and graduation and work experience etc.
For detailed information you can also refer our page the link for the same is provided below
Expexted final CAT cut off for admission
97 to 98
So, for top IIMS like IIM Ahmedabad , you should score at least 99 percentile in CAT, while for average IIMS, around 95 percentile is sufficient.
For details about cut off visit :-
HOW TO PREPARE FOR CAT
To start your cat preparation, first of all go through its syllabus and examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly.
Exam pattern:- https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-exam-pattern
Your CAT examination has 3 sections :-
VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION ( VARC) :- Reading is the key to score good marks in VARC, you need to go through newspapers, articles, journals, etc so that you can improve your reading skills. While reading note down the new words and write their meanings to improve your vocabulary. You need to practice questions based on comprehension, para jumbles and inference.
Best books for VARC
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis ( to improve your vocabulary)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :- You need to practice topics like blood relations ,seating arrangements, syllogisms,Propositions, etc to have a good hold on this section. Unlike maths, there's no formula in DILR so practice is the key, the more you practice, the better you get.
Best books for DILR :-
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by K. Sinha Nishit
QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (QA) :- First clear your basics of maths, you need to go through topics like profit and loss, geometry, Arithmetic, number system, Time-Speed and Distance etc . Avoid the use of calculator so that you can do improve your calculation speed. For each topic, you can write down important fomulas and short tricks on a sheet of paper so that it's easy for you during revision.
Best best books you can follow for QA:-
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma
*Make a time table, give more time to the subject you are weak at , for example if you are weak at Quantitive ability then give it more time.
* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals and meet them without any fail.
*Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers . You can get cat previous year question papers at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-question-papers
*Once you are done with complete CAT syllabus then go through CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
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can we get cse in vit vellore with 11.8k rank in cat 1 or cat 2?
Based on previous year's cut-offs you have decent chances of getting Computer Science Engineering branch in Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore under Category 1 or 2 mostly. Your VITEEE Rank is some how near to previous year's cut-off range of Computer Science Engineering in VIT, Vellore.
But Cutoffs differs from year to year. The cut-off vary from year to year and depends on many factors like number of students appeared, difficulty level of the exam, number of seats available, category, etc.
If you can get Computer Science Engineering in Category other than Category 1 then you have to pay additional fees along with regular Tution Fees as per the fees criteria given by VIT. If the cut-off is high this year then in that case you can get Computer Science Engineering course in VIT Vellore in Category 3.
You can go through below given link for more information about VITEEE cut-offs.
Hope this helps.
when CAT and ICET entrance for applying
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) in computer-based mode. IIM Ahmedabad will begin the CAT exam 2021 registration from the first week of August. The exact dates are not yet declared. The TS ICET application forms are already released and the last date to fill the form without late fees is tomorrow that is 23rd June 2021. Last date to submit application form with late fee of Rs 1000 is 11th August 2021. Kakatiya University has released the application form of TS ICET 2021 on April 7, 2021. You need to visit the official website to fill the application form. Click the below link to know more.