Prerna Goel|Jan 18, 2022
CAT Exam 2021: Date, slots, syllabus, pattern, admit Card; all you need to know
With only two days left for the CAT exam, here is everything you need to know about the entrance exam for MBA/ PGDM regarding the CAT exam syllabus, exam pattern, etc.
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad is all set to conduct CAT exam 2021 on November 28, Sunday. CAT 2021 will be held in computer-based mode at over 425 CAT test centres in 159 cities across India. According to the official notification released by CAT 2021 conducting institute, IIMA, a total of 2.31 lakh students have registered to appear for the CAT exam from across the country.
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The IIM CAT exam 2021 will be held in three slots: the first slots will begin at 8:30 am, the second at 12:30 pm and the last slots will start at 4:30 pm. Apart from IIMs like FMS, IIT Delhi, SPJIMR, IIT Bombay, MDI Gurgaon, other top B-schools in India also consider CAT scores mandatory for admission in their MBA/ PGDM programs.
CAT 2021 exam date
Last date to download CAT admit card 2021: November 28, 2021
CAT exam date: November 28, 2021, Sunday
CAT exam timing: Slot 1 (8:30 AM to 10:30 AM), Slot 2 (12:30 PM to 2:30 PM), Slot 3 (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM)
Release of CAT answer key: Second week of December 2021
Declaration of CAT 2021 result: First week of January 2022
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CAT exam pattern 2021
MP Ram Mohan, Convener CAT 2021, said this year the number of questions from the three sections of VARC, QA, and DILR in the CAT 2021 exam will reduce. According to CAT experts, only 3 to 4 questions per section are expected to be reduced.
Expected CAT 2021 pattern
Name of the section in the CAT 2021
Duration of the CAT exam 2021
2 hours (120 minutes)
CAT test slots
Number of Questions in CAT 2021
CAT exam total marks
No. of questions in VARC section
No. of questions in DILR section
No. of questions in QA section
CAT 2021 marking scheme
* Total marks: 228 (Total marks will vary based on reduced questions)
CAT exam syllabus 2021
The questions asked in the CAT paper are mostly based on middle school math, i.e. 9th and 10th grade and English topics, the difference being the difficulty level (maximum) varies.
CAT important topics
CAT sectional duration
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
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CAT admit card 2021
On the day of the IIM CAT entrance examination for MBA, students should carry their CAT admit card 2021 for seeking entry and other verification purposes.
Be sure to print two copies of the CAT admit card in A4 size paper in color/ black and white.
The CAT 2021 admit card is valid only if the student’s photo and signature are clearly printed.
Students are advised not to pre-sign the hall ticket for the CAT exam. The hall ticket must be signed in front of the Superintendent inside the examination room.
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