CAT Exam 2021 for IIM, MDI, FMS, SPJIMR, Welingkar : Free mock test series, How to prepare

Mock tests play an important role in preparing for any exam. Here is the free CAT mock test for students preparing for this MBA entrance exam.

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Sundararajan | Sep 24, 2021 - 4:02 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Solving the CAT mock test series will help the candidates in developing a better understanding of the exam pattern and deal with the difficulty of the CAT exam. The CAT 2021 free mock test series have been prepared by experts based on the kind of questions usually asked in the exam. Students who are preparing for the CAT 2021 exam can take this free CAT mock test series made available by Careers360, HitBullseye, and IMS.

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The questions in this CAT mock test are a combination of previous year questions and expected questions. The difficulty level of the questions in the free CAT mock test varies to maximize preparation. Candidates who take CAT mock tests should not feel depressed by the score, instead, they should invest time in analyzing their performance by pointing out the weak and strong areas.

CAT 2021: Changes likely to be introduced in the exam pattern

According to media reports, CAT 2021 convener MP Ram Mohan has said that this year’s CAT exam pattern is likely to see some changes. The total number of questions in all sections of the CAT exam for the MBA may be reduced. However, according to management experts, only 3 to 4 questions per section are expected to be reduced.



CAT 2021 exam date

November 28, 2021

Duration of the CAT Exam

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Name of the Section in CAT 2021

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Section-wise CAT Duration

  • 40 Minutes for Each Section (VARC, DILR, QA).

  • 53 Minutes 20 Seconds for PwD candidates for each section.

Slot-wise CAT Exam Session

  • Slot 1(Morning Session): 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

  • Slot 2 (Afternoon Session): 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Slot 3 (Evening Session): 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Number of Questions in CAT 2021

  • 76 Questions (54 MCQs and 22 Non-MCQs)

NOTE: Expected to be 64 to 66 questions

CAT exam total marks

  • 228 marks

NOTE: Total marks will vary based on reduced questions

Mode of the CAT 2021 exam

Computer-Based Mode (CBT)

Marking Scheme of CAT Exam

  • For every right answer, +3 will be awarded

  • For every wrong answer in MCQs, -1 will be deducted

  • No negative marks for Non-MCQs

Points to consider while attempting the CAT 2021 mock test

  • Carefully analyze the free CAT mock test.

  • Plan the area you want to try first and see if it works.

  • Create a strategy when writing the CAT mock test and see if it works.

  • Try multiple approaches when solving questions and check what works.

  • Work on your weaknesses and areas where you made mistakes or spent too much time.

  • Improve your strength.

How to access the free CAT 2021 mock test series

Students can see the detailed steps below to access CAT 2021's free mock test series online.

Step 1: Find and click on the CAT 2021 mock test link by Careers360/ HitBullseye/ IMS.

Step 2: Next, enter your name, email address, mobile phone number and choose the studying year, and preferred year of admission.

Step 3: After filling in the valid details, click on the “Start Test Now” tab.

Step 4: An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile phone.

Step 5: Enter the OTP and click on the “Verify” tab.

Step 6: Next, click on the tab called “Attempt Now” that appears on a new page.

Step 7: Go through the general instructions before taking the CAT free mock test, and click on the “Proceed” button.

Step 8: Start answering the questions from the first section.

Step 9: To know the status of the question, check the colour tabs given on the top right-hand corner.

Step 10: Then, click on the “Save and Next” button after each answer.

Step 11: Finally, submit the test and get the result.

Links to take free CAT mock tests

FREE CAT mock test 2021 series by Careers360

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HitBullseye FREE online CAT 2021 mock test

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IMS FREE online CAT mock test

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Benefits of solving CAT mock tests 2021

  • The mock test for CAT 2021 simulates the actual exam environment.

  • One of the most important benefits of taking the CAT mock test is that it helps students learn about the CAT paper pattern and structure.

  • The CAT mock test helps improve time management skills for the main exam.

  • By practicing the CAT 2021 mock test series, one will also learn about the difficulty level of the questions they may face in the main CAT exam paper.

  • No matter how many times students practice CAT free mock tests, it is best that they use tricks and shortcuts to solve a question.

About CAT 2021

The Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) is a computer-based test conducted every year to provide admission in the graduate management programmes in the premier institutes of India such as IIMs, MDI, IITs, FMS, SPJIMR, JIMS, Rohini Sector 5, SIMSR, TAPMI, AIMS, XIME, IBS, Hyderabad, etc.

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