CAT 2021: Exam format, pattern to remain same, questions might be reduced

IIM Ahmedabad will open the registration form edit window on September 25 till September 27 on its official website. CAT 2021 will be held on November 28.

CAT 2021: Exam format, pattern to remain same, questions might be reduced CAT 2021 exam
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 24, 2021 - 8:44 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 for admission to MBA will be conducted on November 28 at over 400 test centres, spread across 159 cities in India. Indian Institute of Management, IIM Ahmedabad will open the registration form correction window tomorrow, September 25 from 10am till September 27 5pm. Students who need to edit details in their submitted CAT 2021 application can correct them on the official website,

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CAT 2021: Details that can be edited in the form

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Test City preferences

CAT 2021: Exam format

Like last year, CAT 2021 will be conducted in three shifts for two hours each containing three sections - verbal ability and reading comprehension; quantitative ability; and data interpretation and logical reasoning. Candidates will be given 40 minutes for each section, while PwD candidates will get 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra for each section.

“Last year’s CAT format changes were necessitated due to Covid-19 pandemic. Since we are seeing the same pandemic issue this year, the CAT 2021 exam format and pattern will remain the same,” an official statement said.

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“However, considering that there could have been time pressure to complete the CAT exam last year on account of changes made, for CAT 2021 the CAT Committee is making an attempt in reducing the number of questions across all the three sections - QA, DILR and VARC,” the official statement added.

How to edit details in CAT application form 2021

  • Go to the official website of CAT 2021 -
  • Click on the tab “Registered Candidate Login”.
  • Enter the login credentials (User ID and Password) and click on the “Login” tab
  • Change photographs, signatures and modify the test city preference
  • Now, click on the “Save” tab and submit the modified CAT 2021 exam application form
  • Download and take a printout of the form for future reference

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Students will be provided with mock tests or tutorials to understand the format of the test which will be available on the CAT website from the last week of October 2021. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials well in advance.

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