Team Careers360|Oct 23, 2021
IIM Ahmedabad is likely to release CAT 2021 application on this date
IIM Ahmedabad is expected to begin the CAT registration process on August 5. Know CAT eligibility criteria, the application process, and fees here.
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad is likely to release the CAT application form 2021 in online mode on August 5. The application form of CAT 2021 will be available on the official IIM CAT website - iimcat.ac.in. The CAT 2021 application process is expected to end in the second week of September. The fee for CAT registration is expected to be Rs 2,000 for the General category and Rs 1,000 for the reserved category applicants.
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Last year, a total of 2,27,835 candidates applied for the CAT exam. IIM Ahmedabad is expected to conduct the CAT exam for MBA admission 2021 tentatively on the last Sunday of November i.e. November 28, 2021.
CAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
The CAT eligibility criteria have never changed over the years and are expected to remain the same this year as well.
Candidates successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with 50 percent (45 percent for ST/ SC/ PwD) of aggregated marks are eligible to apply for this MBA entrance exam.
There is no age limit to apply for CAT 2021.
Work experience is not mandatory to register for the CAT exam for MBA.
Expected CAT 2021 dates
As per the last year’s trends, the official CAT exam notification 2021 is expected to be released on July 30, 2021. Along with it, the CAT 2021 exam dates will also be announced.
CAT dates 2021 (Tentative)
Issue of IIM CAT exam notification
July 30, 2021
CAT registration begins on
August 5, 2021
Last date to fill CAT application form 2021
September 22, 2021
Issue of CAT admit card
October 27, 2021
CAT 2021 exam date
November 28, 2021
CAT exam timing
Steps to fill CAT application form 2021
Candidates should have the following information and documents ready with them before completing the CAT registration form 2021.
Valid mobile number
Candidate scanned photograph and signature
PwD Certificate (if any)
EWS/ NC-OBC/ SC/ ST certificate (if any)
Step 1: Students can visit the official CAT website - iimcat.ac.in and click on “new candidates registration” to generate the login credentials.
Step 2: After generating the IIM CAT login credentials, log in to the candidate's profile/ dashboard.
Step 3: Fill up the CAT exam application form by keying in the required details and upload the documents.
Step 4: Pay the CAT application fee. To complete the CAT application process, a fee of Rs 2,000 (Rs 1,000 for belonging to the SC/ ST/ PwD category) is to be paid.
Step 5: Finally, submit the completed application form of CAT 2021 and take a printout of the same for your future use.
Expected CAT Exam Pattern 2021
CAT notification 2021 will be carrying CAT exam details on the sections, the CAT exam syllabus, the paper pattern from which the question paper will be devised, and the marking scheme. The table below states the expected CAT 2021 exam pattern formulated on the basis of the previous year's CAT exam.
Expected CAT exam pattern
CAT exam duration
2 hours (120 Minutes)
Total number of questions in CAT
CAT marking scheme
CAT exam syllabus
The CAT exam syllabus 2021 helps students boost their exam preparation and divert in the right direction of scoring 99+ percentile. The syllabus of CAT 2021 lists the important topics from which questions are asked in this MBA entrance test.
Sections in CAT exam
CAT important topics
Sectional time duration
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
For General: 40 Minutes for each section
For PwD: 53 Minutes 20 Seconds for each section
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
CAT exam is for what purpose?
The Common Admission Test (CAT-2021) is a computer-based test conducted annually by one of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) for admission to two-year business administration programmes (MBA/ PGDM) at 20 IIMs.
Best MBA colleges in India accepting CAT scores
Top MBA colleges in India apart from IIMs are also considering CAT scores for admission to various postgraduate programs they offer.
FMS Delhi - Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi
MDI Gurgaon - Management Development Institute
NITIE Mumbai - National Institute of Industrial Engineering
SJMSOM IIT Bombay - Shailesh J Mehta School of Management Indian Institute of Technology
DMS IIT Delhi - Department of Management Studies Indian Institute of Technology
VGSOM IIT Kharagpur - Vinod Gupta School of Management Indian Institute of Technology
DoMS IIT Madras - Department of Management Studies Indian Institute of Technology
TAPMI Manipal - TA Pai Management Institute
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
IMT Ghaziabad - Institute of Management Technology
XIMB Bhubaneswar - Xavier Institute of Management Xavier University
BIMTECH Noida - Birla Institute of Management Technology
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