CAT exam 2021 concludes; Slot 1, 2 and 3 analysis here

IIM Ahmedabad has successfully conducted CAT 2021. Know the shift wise sectional and overall analysis of CAT 2021 slot 1, 2 and 3.

CAT exam 2021 concludes; Slot 1, 2 and 3 analysis here
Devyani Prakash | Nov 28, 2021 - 8:41 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has concluded all slots of the Common Admission Test (CAT) today, November 28. CAT exam 2021 was conducted in a computer-based mode in three shifts. Authorities conducted CAT slot 1 between 08:30 to 10:30 am, CAT slot 2 between 12:30 to 02:30 pm, and CAT slot 3 between 04:30 to 06:30 pm. CAT consisted of three sections, Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR).
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The total number of questions in the CAT 2021 exam was less in comparison to the usual previous year trends. CAT marking scheme remained the same. Each correct attempt has three marks and each wrong attempt gets a negative marking of one mark. All slots were of 66 total marks each and were moderately difficult. Find below the sectional and overall analysis of the CAT 2021 exam.

CAT Exam 2021: Key Highlights

  • The total number of questions in CAT was 66
  • There were 48 multiple choice questions
  • The questions were distributed in the format 24-20-22 (VARC - 24, DILR - 20, QA - 22)
  • The CAT exam duration was 120 mins
  • The sectional time limit of each question was 40 minutes

CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis

According to students and experts, CAT slot 1 was easy to moderate. Find the detailed CAT slot 1 sectional analysis below:

CAT 2021 Slot 1 Sectional Breakup

Sections

Total number of questions

Difficulty level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

Moderate

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

Easy

Quantitative Ability (QA)

22

Difficult

Total

66

Easy to moderate

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis

According to students and experts, CAT slot 2 was moderate to difficult. Find the detailed CAT slot 2 sectional analysis below:

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Sectional Breakup

Sections

Total number of questions

Difficulty Level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24 questions

Difficult

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20 questions

Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

22 questions

Easy to moderate

Total

66 questions

Moderate

CAT 2021 Slot 3 Analysis

According to students and experts, CAT slot 3 was easy to moderate. Find the detailed CAT slot 3 sectional analysis below:

CAT 2021 Slot 3 Sectional Breakup

Sections

Total number of questions

Difficulty level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

Moderate

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Ability (QA)

22

Moderate

Total

66

Moderate

What’s after CAT 2021?

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will release the official CAT answer key for all slots on the official IIM CAT website, iimcat.ac.in tentatively in the second week of December 2021. Candidates will be able to download the preliminary answer key by using valid CAT login credentials. The CAT 2021 official answer key will be released in the form of a pdf file.

After the release of the provisional answer key of the CAT 2021 exam, students will be able to raise objections against the answers specified in the answer key within a certain time period. To raise an objection or challenge, candidates will have to note the incorrect question ID and answer along with the correct answer and they will have to pay a requisite fee for each question.

Expected CAT cutoff 2021 for top colleges

List of B-schools

Expected CAT Cutoff

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)

98.20 Percentile

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+ Percentile

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai

90+ Percentile

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

99+ Percentile

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90+ Percentile

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

95+ Percentile

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai

95+ Percentile

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai

85+ Percentile

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

90+ Percentile

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+ Percentile

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+ Percentile


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