CAT 2021 Answer Key Released: Live Updates on slot 1, 2, 3 response sheet, percentile predictor, cut off

IIM has released the CAT answer key 2021 and response sheet today at 10 am. Candidates are suggested to keep the login details ready to download the CAT 2021 answer key from iimcat.ac.in 2021.

CAT 2021 Answer Key Released: Live Updates on slot 1, 2, 3 response sheet, percentile predictor, cut off
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NEW DELHI- Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) has released CAT answer key 2021 and response sheet today at 10 AM. The answer key of CAT 2021 is released on the official website- iimcat.ac.in 2021. Candidates need to enter their CAT 2021 login details to download the IIM CAT exam answer key. Along with the CAT 2021 answer key, the officials have also released the candidate's response sheet.

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IIM Ahmedabad conducted Common Admission Test 2021 on November 28 in 159 cities across the country. A total of 191660 candidates appeared for the CAT exam 2021.

CAT 2021 Answer Key- Live Updates

  • Exam Conducting Body- Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)
  • CAT answer key released date- December 8
  • Release Time- 10 AM
  • CAT 2021 official website- iimcat.ac.in 2021
  • IIMCAT Login Credentials Required- UserID and password

Candidates can challenge the official CAT 2021 answer key by December 11 till 5 pm. The final CAT exam answer key will be released in the third week of December 2021. CAT 2021 result is expected in the first week of January 2022.

CAT answer key 2021 contains the name of the candidates, registration number, slot date, and time along with the answers marked by candidates and correct answers. Stay connected to know the latest updates on CAT 2021 answer key news, score predictor, CAT percentile predictor, and more.


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Live updates

IIM has released the CAT 2021 answer key today at 10 AM. Candidates should stay connected to know CAT answer key 2021 latest news and updates here

Dec. 8, 2021 | 08:00 PM IST

CAT 2021 result date

IIM Ahmedabad conducted CAT 2021 on November 28 and individual response sheet has also been released on the official website- iimcat.ac.in. It is expected that CAT result will probably be announce in the second week of January 2022

Dec. 8, 2021 | 07:30 PM IST

How to calculate CAT percentile 2021?

Follow these steps to calculate CAT 2021 percentile 

Step 1:  Know the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT

Step 2: Assign a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section, to all candidates who appeared for CAT exam 2021. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining identical scaled scores in the QA section, assign identical ranks to all those candidates.

Step 3: Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as: P = [(N − r)/N] x 100

Step 4: Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points

Dec. 8, 2021 | 06:59 PM IST

CAT exam 2021 statistics

ShiftsCandidates scheduledCandidates presentPresent %Candidates absent
Shift 1768266418583.55%12641
Shift 2760376338083.35%12657
Shift 3771066409583.13%13011
Total22996919166083.34%38309
Dec. 8, 2021 | 06:29 PM IST

CAT 2021 score vs percentile

The IIM CAT cutoff is  up to 99 to 100 percentile for General category students. For the reserved category students who appeared in CAT, the cutoff of CAT 2021 is slightly lower at 97 to 98 percentile. CAT 2021 cut off percentile for each institute will depend on various factors such as difficulty level of CAT exam, number of students who appeared in CAT 2021, number of seats available etc.

Expected CAT 2021 Cut Off: Score vs Percentile

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

80%ile

25

17

19

57

90%ile

30

23

27

69

95%ile

35

27

33

83

98%ile

39

33

40

101

99%ile

42

36

44

106

99.5%ile

47

41

48

122

Dec. 8, 2021 | 05:53 PM IST

CAT marking scheme 2021

As per the CAT exam pattern and going by past year trends, candidates will get three marks for each correct answer. And for every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. There is no mark awarded or deducted for unattempted questions in CAT 2021 exam.

Dec. 8, 2021 | 05:30 PM IST

CAT 2021 expected cut off

The CAT cutoff for IIM is normally in the range of 99 to 100 percentile for General category students. For the reserved category students who appeared in CAT, the cutoff of the CAT 2021 exam is slightly lower, generally at 97 to 98 percentile.

IIMs Expected CAT cut offs (percentile)

IIM Ahmedabad

99-100

IIM Bangalore 

99-100

IIM Calcutta

99 

IIM Lucknow

97-98

IIM Indore

97-98

IIM Kozhikode

97-98

IIM Amritsar

95-96

IIM Nagpur

95-96

IIM Sambalpur

95-96

IIM Trichy

94-95

IIM Raipur

94-95 

IIM Ranchi

94-95 

IIM Kashipur

94-95 

IIM Vizag

92-94 

IIM Udaipur

92-94

IIM Bodhgaya

92-94 

IIM Shillong

90

IIM Sirmaur

90

Dec. 8, 2021 | 05:09 PM IST

Percentile calculator for CAT 2021

Vying for MBA admission 2022-24 at IIMs and top colleges such as 20 IIMs and top MBA colleges such as MDI, XLRI, SPJIMR, IIFT, IMT, FMS DU, etc. CAT 2021 result date is likely to fall in the second week of January 2022. In the meantime, candidates can use the link given below to calculate their CAT 2021 percentile.

Click here to predict CAT 2021 percentile.

Dec. 8, 2021 | 04:41 PM IST

Total questions in CAT 2021

As compared to last year this time number of CAT questions were decreased to 66. Earlier, the total number of questions was 76 but the time duration remains the same. Check out the section-wise CAT 2021 question paper.

Section nameMCQsNon-MCQsTotal questions
VARC19524
DILR15520
QA14822
Total481866
Dec. 8, 2021 | 04:10 PM IST

IIM Shillong CAT cutoff 2021

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong has released a CAT cutoff for MBA admissions. Check out category-wise IIM Shillong CAT cutoff.

CategoryCAT 2021 Percentile (VARC)CAT 2021 Percentile (DILR)CAT 2021 Percentile (QA)
DA (D)505050
ST (T)505050
SC (C)606060
EWS (E)757575
Others (OT)757575
Dec. 8, 2021 | 03:43 PM IST

CAT 2021 expected IIM cutoffs

Post declaration of CAT 2021 result, all IIMs will specify their cutoff for PGD admissions for the academic batch of 2022-24. Check out previous year IIM cutoff.

IIMs

CAT 2019 Cutoff

CAT 2020 Cutoff

IIM Ahmedabad

81.53

99

IIM Bangalore

90+

99

IIM Calcutta

95+

99

IIM Lucknow

90+

97+

IIM Indore

90

97+

IIM Kozhikode

95.5

97 to 98

IIM Amritsar

90

95+

IIM Nagpur

90

95+

IIM Sambalpur

90

95+

IIM Trichy

96

94

IIM Raipur

90 to 94

94

IIM Ranchi

90

94

Dec. 8, 2021 | 03:21 PM IST

CAT 2021: Top Management Institutes as per NIRF rankings

The top 10 MBA colleges in India as per NIRF rankings are:

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Lucknow
  • XLRI Jharkhand
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
Dec. 8, 2021 | 02:06 PM IST

CAT 2021- Know the result date

According to the last year's trends, it is expected that the result of CAT 2021 will be declared in the first week of January at iimcat.ac.in 2021.

Dec. 8, 2021 | 12:39 PM IST

CAT 2021 Answer Key- Top Colleges Accepting Scores

Below is the list of top MBA Colleges that acepts CAT 2021 scores.

IMs and Other top B-Schools Expected CAT 2021 cut off percentile
IIM Bangalore94 to 97
IIM Indore91 to 93
IIM Ahmedabad95 to 98
IIM Calcutta97 to 98
IIM Kozhikode93 to 95
IIM Lucknow93 to 96
IIM Bodhgaya85 to 88
IIM Jammu84 to 87
IIM Sirmaur80 to 85
IIM Sambalpur80 to 85
MDI Gurgaon94 to 95
FMS, New Delhi97 to 98
IIT Bombay, Mumbai90 to 94
IIT New Delhi90 to 93
Dec. 8, 2021 | 12:30 PM IST

Download CAT 2021 official answer key

IIM Ahmedabad has released CAT answer key for all slots today i.e. December 8 in online mode. Candidates can download slot wise individual CAT response sheet by entering their login credentials.

Download CAT 2021 Official Answer key for Slot 1,2,3- Click Here

Dec. 8, 2021 | 12:26 PM IST

IIM CAT 2021- Other MBA entrance exams to apply for

Candidates can also apply for the given MBA entrance exams to get into premium management colleges

  • XAT 2022- The last date to apply for Xavier’s Aptitude Test 2022 is December 10. The exam will be held on January 2.
  • Management Aptitude Test: Candidates can apply for MAT December 2021 session till December 12.
  • ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test: Submit the filled registration form till December 16.
Dec. 8, 2021 | 12:17 PM IST

CAT Answer Key 2021- How to raise objections?

Candidates should follow the below given steps to raise  an objection for the CAT 2021 answer key 

  • Visit the CAT official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in 2021
  • Enter IIM CAT login user ID and password. 
  • Click on the objection form  
  • Select the question number
  • Add required details, upload images and pay the fee 
  • Click on submit.
Dec. 8, 2021 | 12:07 PM IST

CAT Answer key 2021: Last date to challenge

Candidates can challenge the answer key of CAT 2021 till December 11, 5 PM at iimcat.ac.in 2021.

Dec. 8, 2021 | 11:45 AM IST

CAT 2021 Answer Key- Check Expected IIM CAT 2021 cutoff

IIMA will release the CAT 2021 cut off along with the result. Candidates can check the expected CAT cut off 2021 marks in percentile here

Expected IIM CAT 2021 cutoff

IIM campus

Expected CAT Cut Off 2021 (in percentile)

IIM Ahmedabad | IIM Bangalore | IIM Calcutta

99-100

IIM Lucknow | IIM Indore | IIM Kozhikode

97-98

IIM Amritsar | IIM Sambalpur | IIM Nagpur

95-96

IIM Trichy | IIM Ranchi | IIM Kashipur | IIM Raipur 

94-95

IIM Vizag  | IIM Bodhgaya | IIM Udaipur

92-94

IIM Shillong | IIM Sirmaur

90

Dec. 8, 2021 | 11:33 AM IST

CAT 2021- IIM CAT 2020 marks vs percentile

Check CAT 2020 marks vs percentile range prepared by experts.

CAT percentile rangeCAT overall score
99+155-160
95-98135-154
90-94101-134
85-8981-100
80-8471-80
75-7961-70
70-7451-60
Dec. 8, 2021 | 11:28 AM IST

CAT 2021- IIM CAT Score vs Percentile Analysis: Section Wise

Get a clear idea on CAT section-wise score and overall score through below table. These are estimated by the experts

Percentile

Score-VARC

Score-DILR

Score-QA

Overall score

99.5%ile

45

33

48

104

99%ile

41

29

42

97

98%ile

37

26

37

86

95%ile

32

21

28

72

90%ile

27

17

23

59

85%ile

23

15

19

52

80%ile

21

13

16

44


Dec. 8, 2021 | 11:25 AM IST

CAT Answer Key 2021- How to Calculate Scores?

Candidates should follow the below given CAT 2021 marking scheme to calculate the CAT scores-

CAT 2021 Marking Scheme

  • Correct answer= 3 marks
  • Wrong answer= -1 marks
  • Negative marking is not applicable to non-MCQs or TITA questions
Dec. 8, 2021 | 11:20 AM IST

CAT Answer Key 2021- Percentile Predictor

After calculating scores, candidates can use the Career360's CAT percentile predictor to know their expected percentile-

Click here to access the CAT percentile predictor.

Dec. 8, 2021 | 11:15 AM IST

CAT 2021 Scores vs Percentile

Based on the last year's details, check the CAT percentile on the basis of CAT score in the table below:

CAT Scores vs Percentile

CAT ScoreCAT Percentile

228

100

110

99

100

98

95

95

88

90

85

85

82

80

78

75

75

70

69

65

61

60

Dec. 8, 2021 | 11:11 AM IST

CAT Score Calculator 2021

Candidates have to use the below formulae to calculate the scores.

Calculation of percentile score

The formula for computing the percentile is given by

CAT%202020%20Score%20vs%20Percentile

Example- CAT percentile = [1 - { 4000/2,27,835 }] * 100 = 98.24 percentile

Dec. 8, 2021 | 10:46 AM IST

CAT 2021 answer key- Information mentioned

The following information is mentioned on the CAT answer key:

  • Name of the candidate

  • CAT registration number

  • CAT 2021 exam centre

  • Test date

  • Test time

  • Question

  • Question type

  • Question ID

  • Status (attempted/ not attempted)

  • Right option/ answer

  • Candidate's response
Dec. 8, 2021 | 10:33 AM IST

CAT 2021 answer key and response sheet at iimcat.ac.in

Those candidates who appeared for CAT 2021 on November 28 can download their official CAT response sheet by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in. Slot wise CAT response sheet is available in the form of PDF. 

Dec. 8, 2021 | 10:18 AM IST

IIM CAT 2021- Slot 3 response sheet

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has released individual candidates response sheet on the official website- iimcat.ac.in. Click on the link to check CAT 2021 slot 3 answer key.

Check here- CAT 2021 slot 3 answer key

Dec. 8, 2021 | 10:13 AM IST

IIM CAT 2021 Answer Key Dates

Candidates can check here the CAT 2021 answer key date, last date to raise objections against IIM CAT answer key and more.

CAT Answer Key Dates 2021

CAT events

CAT dates

CAT 2021 exam date

November 28, 2021

Provisional CAT 2021 answer key release date

December 8, 2021 (10 am)

Challenge window for CAT exam answer key

December 8 to 11, 2021 (till 5 pm)

CAT final answer key date

Third week of December 2021

CAT 2021 result date

First week of January 2022

Dec. 8, 2021 | 10:06 AM IST

Step to download the official CAT 2021 answer key

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

  • Visit the official IIM CAT 2021 website, iimcat.ac.in

  • Next, click on the 'Login' tab from the 'Registered Candidate Login' section.

  • Enter the valid CAT 2021 registration ID and password and then click on the “Submit” button.

  • Next, select the ‘Candidate Response’ tab to download your CAT 2021 response sheet.

  •  The CAT 2021 answer key will appear on the screen. Click on the download button and save the CAT answer key and response sheet in a pdf format.

Dec. 8, 2021 | 09:58 AM IST

CAT 2021 answer key and response sheet out

IIM Ahmedabad has released the CAT answer key along with the CAT 2021 response sheet. Candidates can download the official CAT answer key 2021 using their user ID and password from iimcat.ac.in. Only those candidates who have appeared for CAT 2021 on November 28 can download the CAT official answer key 2021. IIM Ahmedabad has released the following CAT answer key 2021 information: 

  • CAT 2021 Official Answer Key for Slot 1
  • CAT 2021 Official Answer Key for Slot 2
  • CAT 2021 Official Answer Key for Slot 3
  • Process how to view & download CAT answer key
  • CAT response sheet for all candidates
  • Details about raising objection against CAT answer key
Dec. 8, 2021 | 09:54 AM IST

CAT 2021 answer key today at iimcat.ac.in

CAT exam 2021 answer key will be released today at 10 am by IIM Ahmedabad at iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2021 answer key for slot 1, slot 2, and slot 3 will be available individually in a pdf format. The answer key of CAT will enable candidates to match their responses and figure out the CAT 2021 percentile before the actual CAT result declaration.

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