CAT 2021 exam tomorrow; Dos and Don’ts for IIM CAT test day

CAT 2021 to be conducted tomorrow. Check the dos and don'ts.

CAT 2021 exam tomorrow; Dos and Don’ts for IIM CAT test day
Devyani Prakash | Nov 27, 2021 - 11:23 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 is going to be conducted tomorrow by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Candidates are packed with last minute preparation and exam anxiety on the day before the toughest entrance exam of the country. CAT 2021 exam will be conducted in three shifts of two hours each in computer-based mode.

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Candidates who are appearing for CAT MBA exam on November 28 should go through all the last minute preparation tips and tricks before CAT exam 2021. Read below to find out the major dos and don’ts for the CAT exam tomorrow.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern



CAT Exam Duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Name of the Section

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Section-wise Duration

40 minutes for each section (VARC, DILR, QA).

Number of Questions

6 Questions (54 MCQs and 22 non-MCQs)

NOTE: Expected to be 64 to 66 questions

CAT exam total marks

228 marks

Marking Scheme

  • For every right answer, +3 will be awarded

  • For every wrong answer in MCQs, -1 will be deducted

  • No negative marks for Non-MCQs

CAT 2021: Dos and Don’ts

Candidates are advised to go through the dos and don’ts of the CAT entrance exam 2021 to be better prepared.

  • Make a checklist
  • Carry your required documents
  • Be on time
  • Sit prepared for the exam
  • Don’t carry personal belongings
  • Don’t violate the dress code
  • Don’t resort to any unfair means
  • Don’t look at others’ screen

CAT 2021 Exam: Dos

Make sure to do the following:

Make a checklist

Students should make a checklist before the CAT exam in order to keep themselves organized. Add pointers in your checklist such as the documents you have to carry, the topics you have studied, the things that are left to do, etc. As you tick your checklist you will feel more confident.

Carry all your required documents

Students must carry the following documents on the exam day:

  • CAT admit card
  • Photo ID proof
  • Passport size photograph
  • Verification documents
  • Applicable certificates such as category certificate
  • Self declaration form

Be on time

Candidates must reach the exam centre 10-15 minutes before their reporting time.

Sit prepared for the exam

Keep the following points in mind while you are going to sit for the exam:

  • Check seating arrangements beforehand
  • Use the washroom beforehand
  • Obey your invigilators

CAT Exam 2021: Don’ts

Make sure you don’t do the following:

Don’t carry personal belongings

Personal belongings such as mobile phone, wallet, watch and stationery items will not be allowed inside the examination hall.

Don’t violate the dress code

Candidates should stick to the dress code strictly. Don’t wear jewellery, closed shoes, clothes with pockets etc.

Don’t resort to any unfair means

Candidates must not use any unfair means to clear CAT. Writing answers on hand, carrying short paper notes, asking other candidates answers and related unfair means will be considered as cheating and the candidate will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

Don’t look at others’ screen

Candidates are advised to maintain a straight posture and look at their computer screen instead of looking at what the others are doing. Looking at other fellow candidates’ screen or observing their speed, actions etc. can make you nervous and get you into trouble.

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