CAT 2021: Answer key expected this week; Check details here

IIM Ahmedabad will release the CAT 2021 answer key and response sheet by the end of this week. Check CAT 2021 answer key date, how to download the CAT answer key and more.

CAT 2021: Answer key expected this week; Check details here CAT 2021 answer key to release soon
Prerna Goel | Dec 6, 2021 - 6:24 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: IIM Ahmedabad will release the CAT 2021 answer key along with the response sheet by the second week of December 2021. The CAT answer key 2021 will be available on the official CAT website, The answer key of CAT 2021 for slot 1, slot 2, and slot 3 will be available separately. Candidates can use their user ID and password to check the official CAT 2021 answer key. The provisional CAT answer key 2021 will have the candidate’s response and official answers to each question.
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As per the past year trends, the CAT answer keys are made available within a week from the conclusion of the exam. CAT 2021 was conducted on November 28 in three slots as a computer-based test over 425+ test centres in 159 cities across India. Also, CAT 2021 final answer key will be released once the objection window closes.
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CAT 2021 Answer Key Date



CAT 2021 provisional answer key release date

Second week of December 2021

Last date to download and challenge CAT answer key

Second week of December 2021

Final CAT answer key 2021 release date

Last week of December 2021

CAT 2021 result date

Second week of January 2022

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How to download the CAT 2021 answer key?

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download their CAT response sheets and CAT answer key 2021:

Step 1: Visit the official CAT website,

Step 2: Click on the “Candidate Login” tab.

Step 3: Enter your CAT Registration ID and password and then click on submit.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Candidate Response’ tab to download your response for CAT.

Step 5: CAT 2021 answer key will appear on the screen.

CAT Answer Key Release date: Past Year Trends


CAT exam date

CAT exam answer key release date


November 29

December 08, 2020


November 24

November 29, 2019


November 25

December 07, 2018

How to calculate score using IIM CAT 2021 answer key?

With the help of the CAT answer key, candidates will also get to know which questions they have answered correctly and which of them incorrectly. Also if the candidates find any discrepancy in the IIM CAT answer key which has been released, they will get an opportunity to challenge it also within the stipulated time frame. Here is how one can calculate their score using the CAT marking scheme 2021.

Type of questions

Marks for correct answer

Marks for incorrect answer

Marks for unattempted answers

MCQ based questions




non-MCQ based questions


No negative marking


Formula to calculate CAT raw score:

CAT raw score = 3 X (no. of correct MCQs + no. of correct non-MCQs) – 1 X (number of wrong MCQs)

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