CAT Notification 2021 (Released) - Know Important Dates and Exam Details
CAT Notification 2021: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has released the CAT 2021 exam notification on July 31 at the official website, iimcat.ac.in. The CAT Notification 2021 contains all the important information such as the CAT 2021 exam date, start and end date for CAT registration, exam pattern, CAT exam eligibility, and more.
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The CAT registration process 2021 started on August 4, 2021. As per the official notification, CAT will be conducted on November 28, 2021 (Sunday). Despite the Covid-19 pandemic disruptions, no postponement in CAT 2021 Notification has been seen and the CAT notification is released as per previous trends. Last year too. the CAT notification was released on the last Saturday of July and the exam was scheduled and conducted on time.
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CAT Notification 2021 - Overview
Common Admission Test (CAT) will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad in a computer-based mode across 158 test cities in India. CAT exam is held 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.
CAT Exam Notification 2021 Highlights
Name of the Exam
Common Admission Test (CAT)
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
Type of Exam
Computer Based Test (CBT)
CAT Exam Registration Mode
Number of CAT Test Cities
158 test cities
CAT exam registration fees
2 Hours (120 Minutes) - 40 Minutes for Each Section
CAT 2021 Official website
CAT Exam Notification 2021: Convenor Details
After a gap of five years, IIM Ahmedabad will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) on November 28, 2021. 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 5100 MBA students got admitted into IIMs every year through CAT.
CAT Notification 2021- Past year trends
Check out past year CAT notification trends in the below table.
|CAT notification 2021 release date||July 31, 2021|
|Availability of CAT 2020 notification||July 29, 2020|
|CAT notification 2019 release date||July 26, 2019|
|CAT 2018 notification release date||July 29, 2018|
CAT Exam Notification Dates 2021
CAT official registration starts on August 04 and the last date to fill CAT 2021 application form is September 22. The updated schedule includes CAT important date 2021, which is related to events related to the complete admission process, when the CAT exam is held in 2021, admit card release date, result date, etc.
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CAT Dates 2021
|CAT notification 2021 date||July 31, 2021|
|Last date to fill CAT form 2021|
August 4, at 10 AM to September 22, 2021 (Till 5:00 PM)
|Availability of CAT admit card 2021||October 27, 2021, 5 PM|
|CAT 2021 exam date||November 28, 2021|
Details mentioned in CAT notification 2021
CAT notification comprises detailed CAT eligibility criteria, reservation details, CAT registration fee, important dates pertaining to CAT 2021, and the number of CAT test centres.
CAT Exam Notification pdf-
Official website of CAT 2021
The CAT 2021 notification contains the link to the CAT 2021 official website, iimcat.ac.in which has already been activated. Click here for the official CAT website.
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.
*SC/ ST/ PwD candidates should have a minimum 45%. For General, EWS and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.
For more details on eligibility, students are advised to visit the “CAT 2021 Eligibility” section of the CAT website.
CAT Exam Pattern 2021
CAT 2020 applicants witnessed the change in the CAT exam pattern due to COVID 19. This year also the CAT 2021 pattern is same as CAT 2020
Latest CAT 2021 Pattern
CAT exam duration
Total number of questions
No. of questions in VARC section
No. of questions in DILR section
No. of questions in QA section
CAT Exam Pattern 2021 (Changes over the year)
|Year||Number of questions||Sections||Marking scheme||Exam duration||Exam conducting body|
|2020||Total 76 questions (24 in one section and 26 in the rest two sections)||Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude||120 minutes (2 hours)||IIM Indore|
|2019||Total 100 questions (32 in one section and 34 in the rest two sections)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Verbal & Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Aptitude||180 minutes (3 hours)||IIM Kozhikode|
|2018||There were a total of 100 questions (32 in one section and 34 in rest two sections)||Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal & Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||180 minutes (3 hours)||IIM Calcutta|
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 notification 2021.
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.
Note- For the purpose of being considered for reservations, the applicable Central Government list as on the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for CAT 2021 and any subsequent selection process of the IIMs. For an updated central list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing of the benefit of reservation and information in respect of the creamy layer, visit the website http://www.ncbc.nic.in
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 on August 4, 2021 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 22, 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 158 test cities. The test cities are 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.
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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 2021 Notification - 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.
Should the COVID vaccine be a criterion for CAT 2021?
India has recently recovered from the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic and is preparing to hit its third wave soon. Some experts predict that a third wave will hit India in October, while others predict that it will hit soon (by August or September). The DELTA variant of the virus has already been detected in a few states.
- Meanwhile, the COVID-19 vaccination program has gained momentum and to date (July 7) more than 33 crore people have been vaccinated in India. A lot of conversations are heard about vaccination as a mandatory criterion for traveling, reopening offices, and conducting business activities.
- In fact, Rajasthan has issued a rule that from June 28 people should enter at least one dose of vaccine in public places. Similarly, Goa has made it mandatory for travelers to be vaccinated with both doses of the vaccine. Since it has been proven that a person vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine is best protected from the virus, the vaccine gradually acquires the status of a free pass to go to public places.
- This leads us to the question of whether entrance exams like CAT will also become a requirement for the vaccine to appear. Since CAT is an MBA entrance exam and the age of the candidates is 20+, by the day of the CAT 2021 exam (November 28, 2021), a large number of activists will already be vaccinated.
CAT Aspirant Opinion
CAT aspirant who is preparing for CAT 2021 said, “yes, making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for CAT students is a good idea as it will instill confidence in us to go out and take the exam at CAT exam centres. Since the 3rd wave is imminent and speculated to hit India by October/ November, it will be better if we are vaccinated for the CAT exam.”
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Notification 2021 (Released) - Know 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 has been released by IIM Ahmedabad on July 31.
Question: When can we expect the release date for CAT application form 2021?
As per the CAT exam notification, the registration process of CAT 2021 commenced on August 04, 2021, at 10 AM.
Question: When can we expect the CAT 2021 notification to be released?
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad has already released the CAT notification on July 31.
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.
Question: How many CAT exams are there in a year?
CAT exam is conducted by IIMs once a year on rotational basis.
Question: Will CAT 2021 be postponed?
As of now, there is no official announcement related to the postponement of CAT 2021. As per the schedule, CAT 2021 will be held on November 28.
Question: Is CAT score valid for 2 years?
No, the CAT scorecard is valid for one year only i.e. December 31, 2022.
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In todays competition is it necessary to prepare like cat level during preparing for sbi po mains examination?
It is important to follow suitable SBI PO preparation tips to pass the test. Students should cover the SBI PO curriculum with adequate time management, according to SBI PO Preparation recommendations.
The preliminary, mains and interview are three parts of SBI PO test. You must qualify at each level to be considered for the final allotment. As a banking sector exam, SBI PO is a little more challenging than other banking exams and one element that makes this test difficult is the large number of applicants. You must have a well thought out study approach to pass the exam.
The SBI PO Exam is the first step in the selection process. As per the SBI PO test pattern, candidates must master the core themes. The preparatory test has three types of questions: English language, reasoning, and quantitative ability. Candidates must be quick with math and knowledge to finish the task in the allocated time, despite the fact that the questions are up to 10th grade level. To obtain accuracy, you must first grasp the essential concepts and then practice as much as you can. 3-4 sample papers should be completed per day. Memorize all of the questions shortcuts so that you can answer it quickly.
Candidates who have been shortlisted in the prelims must sit for the SBI PO mains exam. The mains test is slightly more challenging than the preliminary exam. The mains test will include the same topics as the preliminary exam, including general and banking awareness, as well as computer ability. Candidates are advised to manage their time for each topic on a daily basis because the sectional cut off is essential to qualify.
One of the most important aspects of a successful study plan is time management. Don't spend too much time on one thing. Students must follow their regular schedule and strive to achieve their daily objectives. Students may learn about their preparation by taking the SBI PO sample test. You may revise quickly using your brief notes rather than going through the full chapter. Candidates are encouraged to read Newspapers on a daily basis. It will assist you in passing the general knowledge paper as well as the interview round.
Choosing the best books for preparation is very important. Through the link provided below you will be able to view the recommended books for preparation.
For further information regarding preparation and paper format, refer the link provided below.
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I am getting a score of 512 in NEET 2021 and Im from Andhra Pradesh with GEN,EWS is there any chance to get a govt seat or even Cat A seat in any private clg in my state??
There is a chance that you would be able to secure a seat under the state quota considering your score. You can also try for private medical colleges or other courses like Bachelor in Dental Sciences (BDS), Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS), Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery etc using your NEET UG scores. I am writing below the private colleges and their cutoffs for you to have a better idea:
- Kasturi Medical College, Guntur- 509 marks
- Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru- 523 marks
- Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences, Gannavaram- 512 marks
- GSL Medical College, Rajahmundhry- 506 marks
- NRI Institute of Medical College, Vishakhapatnam- 502 marks
- NRI Medical College, Guntur- 534 marks
- Maharaja Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagram- 507 marks
- Great Eastern Medical College, Srikakulam- 498 marks
can i have a chance to get A- cat seat in private college for 467 marks in neet 2021 and i belongs to telangana bcd category male
Nothing fixed can be said until NEET 2021 results come out. Cut offs and ranks vary every year depending on the difficulty level of the paper, the performance of the students and the number of seats available.
Keeping this in mind, based on previous year data you may get a rank between 132265-142031. You can also predict your rank using NEET Rank Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-rank-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_rp
Based on previous year cut off of Telangana State Counselling, you can get management quota seats in the following colleges -
- Ayaan Institute of Medical Sciences
- Deccan College of Medical Sciences
- Dr Patnam Mahender Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences
- Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences
- MNR Medical College
- Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences
- RVM Medical College
- Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences
- Surabhi Institute of Medical Sciences
To get a complete list of colleges in which you can get MBBS/BDS seats, you can use NEET College Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_cp
when will be CAT conducted for next academic year 2022-2023
CAT 2022 exam will be conducted on 27 November, 2022.The online registration process for the same will begin in the first week of August 2022.The CAT 2022 convening institute will be announced by May 2022.
Best of luck!!
private a cat seats in telengana
HERE I CAN PROVIDE THE LIST OF PRIVATE COLLEGES OF A CATEGORY
1.Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences And Research , Hyderabad
02. Malla Reddy Institute Of Mediacl Sciences
03 Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar
04 MNR Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy
05 Mamata Medical College, Khammam
06 SVS Medical College, Mahboobnagar.
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