CAT 2021 Notification Leaked; Registrations likely to start from August 4, says unofficial notice

The CAT exam 2021 notification has been unofficially leaked. Check all the details about CAT registrations 2021 and exam date here.

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Prerna Goel | Jul 31, 2021 - 5:01 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: IIM Ahmedabad was expected to officially release the CAT 2021 notification today on the IIM CAT official website, However, before the official release of the advertisement, an unofficial CAT 2021 exam notification is doing rounds on the internet. This unofficial document, a CAT newspaper advertisement lookalike, is being circulated across all the social media platforms. This leaked CAT notification 2021 mentions details such as eligibility, CAT important dates, registration fees, test centres, number of slots and more.
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As per the leaked CAT exam notification, Common Admission Test (CAT) will be conducted on August 28 and the CAT registration will begin from August 4. The authenticity of this notification is yet to be confirmed.

Snapshot of the leaked CAT notification 2021-


Source: Facebook

Unofficial CAT Notification 2021: Dates mentioned


Dates (Tentative)

CAT notification 2021 date (on web portals)

July 31 or August 1, 2021

CAT 2021 notification date (in newspapers)

August 01, 2021

CAT Registration start date

August 04, 2021

Last date to fill CAT 2021 application form

September 15, 2021

CAT admit card download begins

October 27, 2021

CAT 2021 exam date

November 28, 2021

CAT result declaration

Second week of January 2022

Details mentioned in unofficial CAT exam notification

Following details have been listed in the leaked CAT advertisement 2021:

  • CAT exam mode

  • CAT official site address,

  • List of 20 IIMS accepting CAT 2021 score

  • CAT 2021 eligibility

  • Reservation policy as per GoI

  • Registration fees- Rs 1100 for SC/ ST/ Pwd category and Rs 2200 for all other categories

  • CAT important dates 2021

  • CAT test centres- There are a total of 156 CAT test cities where candidates will be given the option to select six centres as per their preference.

  • CAT disclaimer stating to maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the CAT selection process.

Unofficial CAT Notification 2021

As this CAT notification is not available on the official website of IIM Ahmedabad, candidates are advised to wait for the official announcement. As per the CAT exam announcement trends, a day before the CAT exam 2021 notification release in the newspapers, IIMs sends a press release to web portals and online media to be released officially after the release in the newspapers. It is being speculated that this media release has been leaked over the internet today before it is officially out.

Is the CAT exam tough?

CAT is one of the most coveted management entrance exams conducted by IIM, the difficulty level of this MBA entrance test can be moderate to difficult. More than 2 lakh candidates appear for this test every year vying for admission against very limited seats at the 20 IIMs which showcases the competition level. This does make the CAT exam tough. However, CAT can also turn out to be easy for some.

It should be noted that CAT is not designed to attempt each and every question but to answer selective questions with 90 percent accuracy and in minimum time. The CAT 2021 pattern will be revealed in the official CAT exam notification in a day or two and that will help candidates steer their preparation in the right direction.

About CAT 2021

CAT is a national level MBA entrance examination, a 99+ percentile in which paves a way to IIM admissions and other top MBA colleges such as FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal and other hundreds of highly ranked B-schools in India. A total of 2,27,835 candidates applied for CAT 2020 where 1,90,143 students appeared for the CAT entrance exam. This year more than 2.5 lakhs candidates are expected to fill the CAT 2021 application form.

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