CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: CAT slot 1, 2, 3 paper analysis, answer key, percentile predictor, result date

CAT 2021 live updates: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 for MBA admission conducted today in 3 slots. Get CAT exam latest news, CAT exam analysis, CAT 2021 question paper, answer keys, response sheet, student reaction, etc here.

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: CAT slot 1, 2, 3 paper analysis, answer key, percentile predictor, result date
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NEW DELHI - IIM Ahmedabad has successfully conducted the CAT 2021 exam today, November 28. The last slot of CAT exam 2021 ended at 6.30 PM. This year, the no. of questions has been reduced to 66 with the overall exam being moderately difficult. CAT 2021 slot 3 was also on similar lines as that of CAT exam slots 1 and 2. Get the CAT 2021 slot 3 analysis and student reactions here live from the exam centre. Also, check out overall CAT analysis, CAT 2021 answer key, CAT result date, CAT score vs percentile and more here on this page.
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More than 2 lakh candidates are likely to have appeared for CAT this year, 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.

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CAT 2021 Live Updates- Highlights

  • CAT Exam Date 2021: November 28
  • CAT 2021 Result Date and Time: In second week of January 2022
  • CAT 2021 Exam Timings: 8.30 - 10.30 AM (Slot 1) / 12.30 - 2.30 PM (Slot 2) / 4.30 - 6.30 PM (Slot 3)
  • No. of questions in CAT 2021: 66
  • CAT Exam 2021 had total 48 MCQs and 18 Non MCQs
  • CAT 2021 was slightly easier compared to CAT 2020
Section nameTotal number of questionsSlot 1 (Score for 99+ percentile)Slot 2 (99+ percentile)Slot 3 (99+ percentile)
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2437-3937-3937-39
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
2027-3027-30
27-30
Quantitative Ability (QA)
2240-4240-42
40-42
Total
6697-9997-9997-99

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CAT 2021 Exam Live Updates: CAT exam shift 3 ends at 6.30 PM. CAT 2021 exam was moderately difficult in all the 3 slots. Catch all CAT exam latest updates and news live from the exam centres here. Get student reactions, CAT exam analysis, answer key, and more here.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:20 PM IST

CAT 2021 exam live updates- Official answer key release date

CAT aspirants can check the expected CAT answer key and other dates below. Along with the CAT official answer key, authorities will also release the individual CAT response sheet.

  • CAT exam date- November 28, 2021
  • Official CAT answer key release date- First/ Second week of December 2021
  • CAT result declaration date- Second week of January 2021 (Expected)
Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:54 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: How to calculate CAT percentile?

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

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:34 PM IST

IIM CAT exam live updates 2021- CAT 2021 result date

IIM Ahmedabad successfully conducted the CAT 2021 exam today at more than 400 test centres across 159 cities of the country. CAT exam was held in three different shifts i.e. 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. IIM Ahmedabad is likley to release CAT 2021 result in the second week of January 2022. The result of CAT exam 2021 will be available on iimcat.ac.in. 

Till then, calculate your CAT 2021 percentile from here. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:09 PM IST

CAT 2021 Exam: Normalisation Process

Since CAT 2021 was conducted in multiple shifts and considering the varied level of difficulty associated with each of the shifts, the administering body will follow a CAT normalisation procedure to arrive at the percentile scores.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:05 PM IST

CAT 2021: Top Management Institutes as per NIRF rankings

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

  1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad
  2. IIM Bangalore
  3. IIM Calcutta
  4. IIM Kozhikode
  5. IIT Delhi
  6. IIM Indore
  7. IIM Lucknow
  8. XLRI Jharkhand
  9. IIT Kharagpur
  10. IIT Bombay
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:59 PM IST

IIM CAT live updates 2021- CAT exam total marks

Last year there were a total of 76 questions asked in the CAT exam and the total number of marks was 228. But this time number of questions was reduced to 66 so the total marks for CAT 2021 are 198.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:48 PM IST

Upcoming MBA Entrance Exams Other Than CAT

Some of the other top-level MBA entrance exams other than CAT 2021 are:

  1. MAT
  2. XAT
  3. IIFT MBA
  4. SNAP
  5. IBSAT
  6. CMAT
  7. NMAT by GMAC
  8. ATMA
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:47 PM IST

CAT 2021 live updates- Marks vs percentile

CAT scores are the actual marks a student obtains in the CAT exam. This is calculated as per CAT 2021 exam pattern and marking scheme. This is the sum of total marks obtained in all sections.

CAT percentile is the relative performance of all those candidates who appeared for CAT 2021. The marks obtained in CAT exam are converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0. CAT percentile scores are normalized for each section and then to compute the overall CAT percentile scores also.

Overall CAT Marks Vs Percentile

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
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:46 PM IST

CAT 2021 Answer Key: Details on date and response sheet

CAT 2021 answer key will be released in the first week of December. Candidates will be able to access the answer key with the CAT response sheet by logging into their CAT 2021 account using their login ID and password. IIM Ahmedabad will release the provisional CAT answer key 2021 for each of the three slots being conducted today, that is, November 28.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:41 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- IIMs admission criteria

As per the IIM MBA admission criteria, it is a must to appear for CAT and clear the entrance test with a decent percentile to get a call from IIMs. All the 20 IIMs offer admission to their flagship MBA program. After the conclusion of the CAT entrance test and result, respective IIMs will release cutoff criteria which one needs to satisfy to apply for the MBA program.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:21 PM IST

IIM CAT live updates 2021- Slot 3 analysis by CAT King

Overall the exam was Doable and not very tough when compared to 2020. VARC was more inference based, but had Reading comprehension passages all from the predicted Topics. DILR was Moderate in difficulty terms but felt a little Time consuming and lengthy.

  • Ideal attempts in VARC Section: 18 Questions
  • Ideal attempts in DILR Section: 13-14 Questions
  • Ideal attempts in QA section: 15-17 Questions
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:17 PM IST

CAT slot 3 analysis- Around 15 non-MCQs in exam

The CAT 2021 pattern of slot 3 was the same as the previous ones. Around 15 questions were non-MCQs, while the remaining CAT questions were MCQs. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:10 PM IST

CAT Exam Live Updates: IIM Cutoff 2021

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

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:03 PM IST

IIM CAT live updates 2021- Slot 3 analysis by Career Launcher

CAT 2021 Slot 3 did not throw any major surprises as compared to CAT 2021 Slot 1. The element of ambiguity regarding the number of questions was resolved in CAT 2021 Slot 1 itself. The CAT 2021 Slot 3 pattern continued to be along the same lines as the morning slot with 66 questions in total to be solved in 2 hours with 40 minutes allotted to each section.

Section nameTotal questionsTime limitMarking schemeScore for 99%ile
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2440 Minutes+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)
37-39
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
2040 Minutes
+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)
27-30
Quantitative Ability (QA)
2240 Minutes
+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)
40-42
Total
66120 Minutes+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)
97-99
Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:56 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 3 Latest updates: Were the questions repeated

As per some of the candidates who appeared in the CAT 2021 slot 3 exam, one of the questions was the same as that of CAT slot 2. The QA question was the algebra one that was found repeated:

|3x-20|+|3x-40| = 20 ..

It holds true for what range of x?

Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:52 PM IST

IIM CAT 2021 live updates- Release of CAT official answer key

IIM Ahmedabad will release the official CAT answer key tentatively in the first week of December, in the format of an individual CAT response sheet. Candidates will get to know what are the responses that they have given in CAT 2021 and they will get an opportunity to challenge it within the specified time period. CAT answer key 2021 will be provided to all the candidates who appeared in 3 different slots. The answer key of CAT 2021 will be available online on iimcat.ac.in. Students will be able to download CAT 2021 answer key through the login window by entering their user ID and password.

However, some institutes may release CAT 2021 answer key before the official one. But one should wait for the official CAT answer key to know their exact probable score as unofficial answer keys are prepared as per students' feedback.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:47 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 3: Exam Analysis, difficulty level

CAT 2021 Slot 3 has concluded. No surprises were there in the number of questions. It remained the same as CAT Slot 1 and CAT Slot 2. The distribution of questions along with, the difficulty level is as follows:

  • VARC: 24 — Moderate
  • DILR: 20 — Easy To Moderate
  • Quant: 22 — Moderate
Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:46 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- CAT slot 3 vs slot 2 vs slot 1 exam difficulty level

Check out the section-wise difficulty level of all CAT slots.

SectionSlot 3Slot 2
Slot 1
DILR
HighModerate to difficult
High
Quant
Easy but trickyModerate
Easy
Verbal
moderate to difficult
Easy
Moderate
OverallModerate
Moderate
Moderate
Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:38 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- Slot 3 over students coming out

CAT 2021 slot 1 concluded. Candidates are coming out from the CAT test centre. Get exam analysis, memory-based questions, student reactions directly from the CAT test centre here on this page.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:30 PM IST

IIM CAT 2021 live updates- Slot 3 exam concludes

The last shift exam of CAT 2021 has been concluded at 6:30 pm. Today, all three slot exams were conducted smoothly. But some students faced technical glitches. As CAT was organized during the COVID-19 pandemic, candidates and exam centre officials wear a mask, maintained proper social distancing, and followed other guidelines.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:26 PM IST

IIM CAT 2021 live updates- CAT selection process

After the declaration of the CAT result, candidates will have to visit the respective official websites of IIMs. After that candidates will have to check whether they have secured the asked percentile or not as per their category. If candidate are found eligible for admission then they have to apply for the same and will have to appear for further CAT selection rounds which includes Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT).

Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:18 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- Slot 3 to conclude soon

Only 10 to 12 minutes left for the conclusion of the CAT slot 3 entrance test. Right after the conclusion of CAT slot 3, CAT aspirants will share their exam day experience. However, there is not much difference between CAT slots 1 and 2 so candidates can expect the same with CAT slot 3 question paper.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:08 PM IST

IIM CAT live updates 2021- Top 5 IIM fee structure

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) fee for the MBA program ranges between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 23 lakh. The top three IIMs i.e. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta fees are the highest which is Rs 23 lakh. However, the MBA fee for new IIMs is under Rs 12 lakh. IIM fee structure includes the following expenses.

  • Personal expenses
  • Tuition fee
  • Travel
  • Boarding
  • Mess charges
  • Course material
  • Internet
  • Library
  • Alumni activity
  • Laptop and computer
  • Miscellaneous expenses
Nov. 28, 2021 | 06:01 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- Slot 3 to conclude in half an hour

CAT 2021 slot 3 will conclude at 2:30 PM. Right after the conclusion of the CAT 2021 exam slot 3 candidates will be able to check student reactions on this page. Here we will provide CAT exam sectional and overall analysis like how many questions were asked in all the sections of the CAT exam. Important topics from which most of the questions were asked and all the aspects of the CAT slot 3 exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:57 PM IST

CAT exam 2021- Marking scheme

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.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:52 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021: Connectivity issue and mismanagement at some test centres

One of the students who appeared in the CAT 2021 exam in slot 1 at the Kolkata test centre, says she faced problems in using the mouse as it was not working properly and the centre management system wasted her 10 minutes on doing the same. For some other candidates, technical glitches in CAT were also observed.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:43 PM IST

CAT exam 2021 live updates- Slot 3 analysis to release soon

At 6:30, CAT 2021 slot 3 exam will conclude and students will share their experience and CAT exam review. Slot 1 and slot 2 exam was of moderate difficulty level.  CAT 2021 slot 3 analysis will be provided soon after the exam. Stay tuned here to get all CAT 2021 updates.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:43 PM IST

CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor: Know your chances of admission in top B-schools

After appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 exam's each slot, candidates can use the percentile predictor to know their percentile and assess their chances of admission in IIMs and top MBA colleges such as FMS, IMT, SPJIMR, MDI, etc. Candidates can predict their sectional as well as overall CAT percentage using this Careers360 CAT 2021 percentile calculator tool. 

Here is a step-by-step process of using CAT percentile predictor by Careers360, have a look -

  • Step 1 - Visit the CAT 2021 percentile predictor link 

  • Step 2 - Register/ Login using a valid email ID.

  • Step 3 - Look for the CAT Percentile Predictor link and click

  • Step 4 - Fill in the score expected along with other details like registration number, slot time, date of birth, etc.

  • Step 5 - At the bottom of the page, click on predict Now button

  • Step 6 - Both sectional and overall expected scores will be displayed on the screen

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:39 PM IST

CAT MBA Exam Live Updates: CAT 2021 result date and time

IIM Ahmedabad has not yet released the CAT 2021 result date and time. The CAT exam result 2021 is expected to be announced in the second week of January, 2022. Last year, the CAT result was announced on January 2, where out of 190144 candidates who appeared in CAT 2020, 9 candidates scored 100 percentile.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:37 PM IST

CAT 2021 live updates- Top B-schools accepting CAT score

Apart from 20 IIMs, there are many top B-schools offer MBA/ PGDM program admissions on the basis of CAT score. Check out the name of few top B-schools of India offering management courses

  • Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  • Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:35 PM IST

CAT Paper 2021 live updates- Top B-schools accepting CAT score

Apart from 20 IIMs, there are many top B-schools that offer MBA/ PGDM program admissions on the basis of CAT scores. Check out the name of a few top B-schools of India offering management courses. 

  • Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  • Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:35 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- What after CAT exam?

After the conclusion of CAT 2021 exam, coaching institutes may release the unofficial CAT answer key. The official answer key is expected to be out in the first or second week of December 2021.  Using which, students can calculate their probable scores. They should compare the estimated marks to calculate percentile. Match percentile and score with cutoff marks to know chances of being selected for the next round.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:33 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 1, 2 and 3: When will the answer key be available?

The official CAT 2021 answer key will be released by IIMA in the first week of December. However, Careers360 and also some other top CAT coaching institutes will release the slot-wise CAT answer key today after the conclusion of the exam. Those can be checked at the respective websites.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 05:27 PM IST

CAT 2021 Exam: Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu

CAT exam 2021 is being held amidst heavy rains in Tamil Nadu CAT test centres. Most of the roads are surrounded by water and candidates are finding it difficult to travel.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 04:53 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 3: Pre- exam Students' Reactions

Here are candidates’ reactions and preparation strategies for CAT 2021 for shift 3, as the candidates proceed towards appearing for the CAT entrance exam for MBA/ PGDM admission in IIMs or other top B-schools. The students discussed their CAT study plan and the strategy they follow and how they prepared for the CAT 2021 exam. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 04:30 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021: Slot 3 begins

Slot 3 CAT 2021 has started. Students were seen reporting early at the CAT test centres and have undergone temperature checks via thermo-guns keeping in consideration the covid-19 guidelines. The entry gates are now closed. Any candidate who did not have CAT admit card along with original government valid ID proof was barred from writing the CAT exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 04:25 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 3: Exam to begin At 4:30 pm

As per the CAT slot 3 timings, the evening session of CAT 2021 will begin at 4:30 pm. The CAT evening slot will continue till 6:30 pm.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 04:20 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 3: Are calculators allowed in exam?

The usage of any simple or scientific calculator will not be allowed in CAT 2021 slot 3 exam too. However, a virtual calculator would be available for answering all the questions in CAT 2021. Candidates can avail that as per their requirements.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 04:19 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Latest News - Slot 3 begins in 15 minutes

Common Admission Test (CAT) slot 3 begins at 4.30 PM. The CAT exam time duration is 120 minutes. Candidates are going through the frisking process, document verification and other norms. All COVID-19 guidelines are being followed at the test centre. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 04:18 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 3: Reporting Time, Checklist For Students

  • CAT Slot 3 Reporting time: 3 pm
  • CAT 2021 Slot 3 Exam Timing: 4:30- 6:30 pm
  • Document Required: CAT admit card, valid ID card
  • Scribble pad, pen, admit cards have to be submitted at the dropbox after the exam
Nov. 28, 2021 | 04:08 PM IST

CAT exam live updates 2021- CAT slot 1 and 2 combined analysis

Those candidates who are going to take CAT 2021 slot 3 should check the analysis of previous sessions. Check out the CAT slot 1 and 2 combined analysis.

Section nameTotal number of questionsSlot 1 (Score for 99%ile)Slot 2 (Score for 99%ile)
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2437-3937-39 
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
2027-3027-30
Quantitative Ability (QA)
2240-4240-42
Total
6697-9997-99
Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:47 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates- CAT Slot 2 post exam student reaction

IIM Ahmedabad successfully conducted CAT 2021 (Slots 1 and 2) at more than 400 test centres. Check out this video by Careers360 on CAT slot 2 post exam analysis and what all test takers have to say after coming out of the CAT exam centre.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:40 PM IST

CAT 2021 live updates- CAT 2021 marks vs percentile

CAT scores are the actual marks a student obtains in the CAT exam. This is calculated as per CAT 2021 exam pattern and marking scheme. This is the sum of total marks obtained in all sections.

CAT percentile is the relative performance of all those candidates who appeared for CAT 2021. The marks obtained in CAT exam are converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0. CAT percentile scores are normalized for each section and then to compute the overall CAT percentile scores also.

Overall CAT Marks Vs Percentile

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
Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:32 PM IST

CAT exam 2021 live updates- Slot 2 analysis by Career Launcher

CAT 2021 Slot 2 did not throw any major surprises as compared to CAT 2021 Slot 1. Check out the detailed analysis of CAT slot 2.

Section nameTotal questionsTime limitMarking schemeScore for 99%ile
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2440 Minutes

+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)

37-39
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
2040 Minutes
+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)
27-30
Quantitative Ability (QA)
2240 Minutes
+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)
40-42
Total
66120 Minutes+3/-1 (for MCQs)
+3/0 (for non-MCQs)
97-99
Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:22 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Latest News - CAT percentile calculator

Know your CAT 2021 percentile

Here's how you can calculate percentile on your own. Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Calculate the total number of candidates (N) appearing for CAT exam today

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

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

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

Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:21 PM IST

CAT 2021 live updates- Slot 2 analysis by CATKing

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Remark: Overall an Easier to CAT 2020 PaperIIMs have done good justice to the Time Management and Attempts with the 66 Questions. Selection of questions will be important just like CAT 2021 Slot 1.

  • VARC was more inference based with Reading comprehension topics coming from the always recommended reads from Aeon, CATKing e-Books "Philosophy - Truth and Power", "History- British Colonies and how India reacted"; " Languages, Linguistic", " Knowledge how you perceive it"
  • DILR was easier than CAT 2020, last year we saw DILR increasing with every next slot, no such surprise this year. Selection played a key role in cracking this section, Games, and Tournament and the graph based questions were very easy to tackle, the third one based on online food delivery ratings was moderate.
  • Quants were focussed on Arithmetic, Geometry  and Algebra, modern maths felt missing 
Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:13 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- Negative marking in CAT exam

As per the CAT 2021 exam slot 1 review, there is negative marking. For every wrong answer, one marks will be deducted. No mark is deducted or awarded for unattempted questions. Three marks are given for each correct answer.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:12 PM IST

IIM CAT Slot 3 exam 2021- Candidates reaching to exam centre

The Common Aptitude Test (CAT) slot 3 is about to begin. Students have started to reach the allotted CAT examination centre.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 03:07 PM IST

CAT Slot 3 exam- What ID proof to carry?

Students must carry one of the following original documents to the CAT exam center along with the CAT admit card 2021 as proof of identity

  • Aadhar Card

  • Voter ID

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • UID

  • Employer ID

  • Driving License

  • College ID

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:57 PM IST

CAT 2021 Latest Updates: CAT slot 3 timings and checklist

CAT 2021 slot 3 timings are 4.30 to 6.30 PM. Below is the checklist and things that students must carry to the test centre

  • CAT Slot 3 Reporting time: 3 pm
  • CAT admit card
  • Valid ID card
  • Passport size photo
  • Hand sanitizer (50 ml), and a water bottle
  • Mobile phones, laptops or any other electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited at the examination centre
  • Medical certificate for those using pacemaker or implants (metal) or other devices for medical reasons
  • Scribe affidavit for PwD candidates
Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:53 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Latest Updates: Students' Reaction

As per one of the students, Siddharth Singh, " The VARC section had 2 RCs and some of the VA were easy to moderate. For LRDI, he says, "I don't think there was any easy set, it was moderate or tough. (I hardly did one set)". He also said that QA questions were not very straightforward, you really have to search for easy targets.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:49 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Paper Analysis: Exam Pattern same

Slot 2 of CAT 2021 has concluded. The number of questions was 66 same as CAT exam 2021 Slot 1 which means:

  • VARC: 24
  • DILR: 20
  • Quant: 22
Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:38 PM IST

CAT 2021 exam live updates- Section-wise CAT 2021 slot 2 analysis

The overall difficulty level was moderate as per students' CAT slot 2 analysis 2021. Section-wise CAT exam analysis is given below:

CAT 2021 analysis and total questions for slot 2

Section nameTotal number of questionsDifficulty level
VARC24Difficult
DILR20Moderate
Quant22Easy to moderate

 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:32 PM IST

IIM CAT 2021 live updates- CAT 2021 slot 2 exam over

CAT 2021 exam has been over at 2:30 pm. The exam was conducted smoothly. Now students will come out after submitting their scribble pad and will share their CAT 2021 exam review. some students can also share CAT 2021 questions along with the solution. CAT 3 students can use their experience to plan slot 3 paper attempt strategy.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:30 PM IST

CAT Exam Live - CAT 2021 Result Date and Time

Gautam Bawa, Director for MBA Exams Preparation, BYJU’S Exam Prep says on CAT 2021 result date and time, "According to the official CAT 2021 notification, the result of this is expected to be out in the second week of January 2022. Observing the difficulty level of the exam, students who expect to score between 99 to 104 can expect 99%ile. After scoring a good percentile it is important to ace the GD-PI-WAT round, so if you are expecting a good score in CAT 2021 then you can prepare for the GD-PI-WAT round with BYJU’S Exam Prep special GDPI+WAT Program."

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:27 PM IST

CAT 2021 Exam Live Updates: CAT exam analysis slot 1 by Byju's

Byju's, another very popular institute has released the CAT exam analysis 2021 of slot 1. According to Gautam Bawa, Director for MBA Exams Preparation, BYJU’S Exam Prep, the highlights of CAT 2021 exam slot 1 are as follow

Highlights of the CAT 2021 Exam

  • The total number of questions in CAT 2021 were reduced to 66
  • There were a total 48 MCQs and 18 Non MCQs
  • CAT 2021 was slightly easier compared to CAT 2020
  • DILR was the toughest section whereas VARC was the easiest

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:21 PM IST

IIM CAT 2021 live updates- Slot 2 to conclude soon

CAT 2012 slot 2 exam to conclude by 2:30 PM. Right after the conclusion of CAT slot 2, coaching institutes will provide CAT slot 2 analysis 2021 based on students' reactions and inputs. CAT exam slot 2 analysis 2021 will be helpful for slot 3 students to know important aspects of the exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:19 PM IST

MBA CAT Test 2021 Latest Updates - CAT slot 2 to end in 10 minutes

CAT slot 2 will end at 2.30 pm. The exam is expected to be on similar lines as slot 1. The overall difficulty of CAT slot 2 to be moderately difficult. In few minutes, CAT exam analysis of slot 2, CAT slot 2 student reaction, no. of questions in CAT 2021 slot 2 will all be updated on this page. Live updates on CAT exam 2021 here. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:12 PM IST

CAT Exam Live Updates 2021 - No. of questions in CAT 2021

So, how was the CAT exam today. Many are looking for this answer all over the internet. CAT 2021 exam slot 1 concluded at 10.30 am and the slot 2 will conclude at 2.30 pm.The students who appeared for CAT slot 1 and the experts are of the opinion that CAT 2021 was moderately difficult. No. of questions in CAT 2021 were as follow:

  • VARC - Difficult and had 24 questions
  • LRDI - Moderate to difficult with 20 questions
  • Quant - Moderate to difficult with 22 questions
  • No. of questions in CAT 2021: 66
Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:10 PM IST

CAT exam live updates 2021- Important CAT QA formulas

The sectional weightage of the CAT 2021 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section is 26 questions. As per experts, candidates can ace CAT QA section with ease if they have good command of the CAT QA formulas. Check out some important QA formulas for the CAT exam.

CAT 2021 Basic Mathematical FormulasCAT 2021 Trigonometry Formulas
(a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)Sine=Opposite/Hypotenuse
(a – b)² = (a² + b² – 2ab)
Cosine=Adjacent/Hypotenuse
(a + b + c)² = a² + b² + c² + 2(ab + bc + ca)CosecΘ=1/sinΘ
When a + b + c = 0, then a³ + b³ + c³ = 3abc
sinΘ=1/CosecΘ
(a + b)n = an + (nC1)an-1b + (nC2)an-2b² + … + (nCn-1)abn-1 + bn

Area = lb
Nov. 28, 2021 | 02:06 PM IST

IIM CAT 2021 Exam: Slot 2 to conclude in half hour

CAT 2021 slot 2 will conclude at 2:30 PM. Right after the conclusion of the CAT 2021 exam slot 2 candidates will be able to check student reactions on this page. Here we will provide CAT exam sectional and overall analysis like how many questions were asked in all the sections of the CAT exam. Important topics from which most of the questions were asked and all the aspects of the CAT slot 2 exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:59 PM IST

CAT 2021 Latest News: CAT percentile predictor by Careers360

Wish to know your CAT 2021 percentile?
Just click here, and your CAT percentile will be just a few steps away. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:55 PM IST

Slot 1 CAT 2021 Exam: Paper Analysis for QA section by IMS Learning

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:53 PM IST

CAT Slot 1 Exam: DILR Analysis by IMS Learning

Check the level of difficulty and the number of MCQs and TITA questions in the CAT 2021 slot 1 DILR section.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:48 PM IST

CAT 2nd slot timing and CAT exam analysis

The CAT exam 2021 for slot 2 is ongoing and will end at 2.30 PM. CAT 2nd slot timings are 12.30 to 2.30 PM. Just after the conclusion of the CAT paper, Careers360 will bring to you CAT exam analysis of slot 2 along with student reaction live from the CAT exam centre. Keep checking this page for CAT 2021 live updates, CAT exam analysis, information of CAT 2021 result date and time, CAT response sheet, CAT 2021 question paper, CAT 2020 question paper and much more. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:44 PM IST

Latest update on CAT 2021: CAT 2020 question paper

Candidates taking CAT 2021 exam today, November 28 must go through the CAT 2020 question paper with solution pdf to draw an idea about what type of questions are asked in the exam. Using CAT previous year question paper is advised by all the experts and CAT toppers and are considered as the best source for CAT last-minute preparation. 

Know questions asked in CAT 2020 question paper.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:43 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 1: VARC section analysis by IMS Learning

The number of CAT questions in shift 1 VARC for each topic along with the difficulty level are as follows:

For the verbal ability section in CAT 2021 slot 1, the analysis is:

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:33 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Latest News: IMS Learning released CAT 2021 score vs percentile

IMS Learning, one of the renowned CAT coaching institute has recently released the CAT exam slot 1 analysis and in it, the institute has released the estimate of CAT scores and percentile for each section. Check the image below to check CAT 2021 score vs percentile for slot 1 by IMS learning. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:24 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates - CAT exam is for what purpose?

The full form of CAT is Common Admission Test (CAT). The purpose of CAT exam is to shortlist and select candidates for MA admission. Candidates with speed, good aptitude, logical thinking and reasoning are shortlisted based on CAT exam score and are invited to attend the MBA college selection process which mainly includes the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:19 PM IST

CAT 2021 Live Updates - Things to carry for CAT entrance

CAT 2021 is being conducted today for MBA admission 2022-24 by IIM Ahmedabad. CAT slot 2 exam is ongoing. Candidates who are gearing up to appear for the CAT exam 2021 slot 3 must take note of these things and carry them to the test centre for seeking entry and other verification purposes.

  • CAT 2021 Admit Card with photograph

  • Original photo ID proof (college ID, employer ID, driving license, voter ID, passport, PAN card, aadhar card, or an identification affidavit)

  • Medical certificate for those using pacemaker or implants (metal) or other devices for medical reasons

  • Scribe affidavit for PwD candidates

Nov. 28, 2021 | 01:15 PM IST

CAT 2021 Shift 2 - Pre-exam Students' Reaction

Check shift 2 CAT pre-exam students' reactions where they talk about how many questions to attempt in CAT while aiming 95+ percentile. Also here, they describe in detail the CAT exam-taking strategy.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:55 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Latest News - Slot 1 CAT 2021 question paper

We will soon be uploading the CAT 2021 question paper of slot 1 on this page. Keep checking this page for CAT question paper pdf, memory-based questions, CAT exam analysis and latest updates on CAT 2021 exam live from the test centre. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:50 PM IST

CAT exam 2021 live updates- expected cutoff marks

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


Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:42 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: How to calculate CAT percentile?

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

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:38 PM IST

CAT 2021 Latest Updates: Calculate your CAT percentile of slot 1

Click here to check your CAT 2021 percentile of slot 1. Know the percentile and your chances of seeking admission to one of your dream MBA colleges using this tool. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:37 PM IST

CAT live updates 2021- CAT slot 1 analysis CATKing

CAT 2021 Slot 1 Remark: It was a Logical CAT, IIM Ahmedabad played its part to select the best management students. Selection of questions played a key role while attempting

Overall the CAT exam was Doable, it was not very tough when compared to 2020. Number of questions (66 ) was lesser than last year ( 76 ). Sectional Break up : Verbal ( 24 Qs ) ,DI LR ( 20) , Quants (22) questions.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:31 PM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Begins

The slot 2 CAT 2021 exam has begun. The CAT exam timings for slot 2 are 12:30 pm to 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:27 PM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: CAT slot 2 timings are 12.30 to 2.30 PM

CAT 2021 exam slot 2 to begin in another 5 minutes. Exam is expected to have 66 questions with around 15 non-MCQs. The overall difficulty level of CAT slot 2 is expected to be moderately difficult. Students have started entering the test centres. The exam will begin soon. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:25 PM IST
Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:58 AM IST

CAT exam 2021 live updates- Slot 2 to begin soon

CAT aspirants have started visiting the allotted examination centres for slot 2. CAT exam 2021 slot 2 will take place from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. IIM Ahmedabad conducted CAT 2021 exam for slot 1 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  


Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:39 AM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: CAT Slot 1 review by expert from CATKing

Here is CAT exam review of Slot 1 by Sumit Singh Gandhi, CEO Director CATKing, "It was a Logical CAT, IIM Ahmedabad played its part to select the best management students. Selection of questions played a key role while attempting. Overall the exam was Doable not very tough when compared to 2020 with DILR was a little time consuming and lengthy. VARC was more inference based. 

Overall it had 66 Questions and I am proud this is what I had predicted and our students gave 6 practice mocks of total 66 questions in last 2 months CAT 2021 tested students not on Speed but Logic and Analytical skills, a sincere student with well rounded preparation of concepts and a good practice of mocks would make their way to the IIMs . CAT tested students on their actual knowledge instead of mere guesswork. The reduction in questions from CAT 2020 helped students have a better time allocation and not have a crisis."

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:28 AM IST

CAT Exam Slot 1 Paper Analysis 2021: "DILR section moderate"

As per the candidates, CAT DILR was doable. There were 2 sets of 4 questions each and the other 2 sets of 6 questions each. One of the DI sets was doable.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:25 AM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 1 Paper Analysis: VARC section turns out of 'moderate' level

As per a student who appeared in CAT 2021 slot 1 exam, the questions on VARC were moderate as compared to QA and DILR.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:21 AM IST

CAT 2021 Slot 1 Paper Analysis: "Quantitative section Easy"

One of the students who wrote the slot 1 CAT exam said he found the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section easy. In terms of difficulty, the paper was "average", he added. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:15 AM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Slot 1 Analysis: Overall Difficulty level

The students who appeared in CAT 2021 slot 1, say that the exam level was between moderate to difficult. The sectional time limit was 40 minutes for each CAT section with the overall CAT duration being 2 hours.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:05 AM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: Slot 1 analysis by CAT aspirant

As per Varun (CAT aspirant) took first slot said- It was my first attempt and it went quite well. Englisgh section was moderate and DILR was quite time consuming. Quantitative Aptitude section was bit long and time consuming as well. As per me VARC waq easy and DILR & Quant was difficult. VARC has 24 questions and rest two sections had 20 questions each.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:59 AM IST

CAT 2021 Exam Slot 1- Number of questions reduced; Exam Pattern changed

This year CAT aspirants had to solve 66 questions in two hours. The number of questions in the previous year's CAT was 76. Also, the distribution of questions in CAT 2021 is as follows:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension- 24
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning- 20 
  • Quantitative Aptitude- 22
Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:49 AM IST

IIM CAT Exam 2021 Live Updates: Students coming out

CAT 2021 slot 1 concluded. Candidates are coming out from the CAT test centre. Get exam analysis, memory-based questions, student reactions directly from the CAT test centre here on this page.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:39 AM IST

CAT exam 2021 latest news- Slot 1 concludes- Students reaction

CAT 2021 slot 1 was scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. According to the candidates who appeared in the CAT exam, the overall difficulty level of CAT 2021 was moderate to difficult.

Rohan Kapoor, who took CAT exam slot 1, says, "Exam was moderately difficult. I was able to attempt all the questions. Few questions in quant and VARC took more time than expected."

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:32 AM IST

CAT exam 2021 latest news- Slot 1 concludes

CAT 2021 slot 1 has concluded at 10:30 a.m. Students can be seen coming out of the CAT test centre, following covid-19 guidelines. Candidates were asked to submit the pen and scribble pad at the CAT test centre itself. Get more such, from time to time CAT latest updates here.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:20 AM IST

CAT 2021 Latest Updates: Slot 1 to conclude in 10 minutes

CAT 2021 exam slot 1 will conclude in the next 10 minutes. In CAT live updates by Careers360, here you will get familiar with the actual CAT 2021 exam pattern, difficulty level, overall exam analysis of CAT. Students who appeared in CAT exam 2021 will be sharing the memory-based CAT questions in slot 1. The next CAT slot candidates can check here all the updated information. These live updates are coming directly from the CAT test centre.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:16 AM IST

CAT 2021 latest updates- Slot 1 exam analysis to release soon

Those who are taking CAT 2021 slot 1 can come out from the CAT exam hall anytime soon. They will share all the aspects of CAT exam slot 1 experience such as section-wise and overall difficulty level. Number of questions asked in each CAT exam section and many more. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:07 AM IST

CAT 2021 latest updates- Slot 1 to conclude soon

CAT 2021 slot 1 will conclude at 10:30 AM. Right after the conclusion of the CAT 2021 exam candidates will be able to check student reactions on this page. Here we will provide CAT exam sectional and overall analysis like how many questions were asked in all the sections of the CAT exam. Important topics from which most of the questions were asked and all the aspects of the CAT slot 1 exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:59 AM IST

CAT exam 2021 live updates- When will CAT question paper to be released

IIM Ahmedabad will release CAT 2021 question paper along with a response sheet after a few days of the conclusion of the CAT entrance test. However, after the conclusion of every CAT exam slot, on this page, we will provide the snippets of the CAT question paper along with sectional and overall CAT exam analysis.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:56 AM IST

CAT 2021 live updates- number of questions to target

As per experts, in order to aim 95+ percentile candidates should attempt at least 75 percent questions with good accuracy rate. Check good attempts of all the sections of the CAT exam.

CAT exam section nameTotal questionsGood attempts
VARC2618-20
DILR2417-18
Quantitative Aptitude2616-20
Total7641-58
Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:43 AM IST

CAT 2021 latest updates- exam day guidelines

Students must be well-aware of the CAT 2021 exam day instructions in advance to avoid facing any unnecessary stress. Check out some of the most important CAT exam day guidelines that are given below.

  • Candidates should read to the CAT examination centre 30 minutes before the reporting time to avoid last-minute hassle

  • Do not forget to carry all necessary stationery items and other documents such as duly filled admit card, ID car, ballpoint pen, additional photograph, hand sanitiser (50 ml), and a water bottle.

  • Mobile phones, laptops or any other electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited at the examination centre.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:38 AM IST

CAT exam 2021 live updates- What to carry for CAT exam

Given below is a list of some important things, which candidates must make sure to carry at the CAT 2021 test centre. Some of these are the documents without which candidates will be prohibited to enter the examination hall on the CAT test day:

  • CAT hall ticket 2021

  • Photo identity proof

  • Stationery items

  • Authorization form

  • Medical certificate and scribe affidavit

  • Name change document

  • Covid-19 related items

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:31 AM IST

CAT 2021 Live updates: Exam day guidelines

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:30 AM IST

CAT 2021 live updates- Paper pattern

As per the CAT 2021 exam pattern, there will be a total of 76 questions in the CAT question paper. Candidates will get a total of 120 minutes (2 hours) to solve the entire CAT paper. Check sectional division of CAT 2021.

IIM CAT exam 2021 section name

Total questions

MCQs

Non-MCQs

Maximum Marks

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

26

18

8

78

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

24

18

6

72

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

26

18

8

78

Total

76

54

22

228


Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:21 AM IST

Purpose of CAT exam 2021

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test for admission into MBA/ PGDM programme at prestigious IIMs and other top B-schools of India. The CAT 2021 exam consists of three sections- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:21 AM IST

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern- Check detailed paper pattern


Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:13 AM IST

CAT exam 2021- Is jeans allowed?

For CAT exam 2021, candidates are advised to wear slippers or slip-on shoes. Socks, plain pullover/ cardigans/ sweaters without any pocket are allowed. Jeans, Pants, trousers etc with many pockets are not allowed to wear for CAT 2021 exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:12 AM IST

CAT Exam 2021 - Pre Exam Analysis for slot 1

In conversation with students who are writing CAT 2021 exam slot 1, they say that youtube has also been a good source of their CAT preparation. Their main focus to solve the paper will be while keeping in mind the CAT 2021 negative marking scheme.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:04 AM IST

CAT exam 2021 slot 1 analysis release time

CAT exam 2021 slot 1 will over at 10:30 am for the morning session. After this, students will share their experience and expectations. Based on their inputs, experts and coaching institutes will prepare CAT exam 2021 slot 1 analysis. It is expected that CAT slot 1 analysis will be available tentatively by 11:30 am.  CAT slot 1 analysis will be helpful for slot 2 and 3 students to know the number of questions, difficulty level and other aspects of CAT 2021 exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:52 AM IST

CAT exam 2021 statistics

Going by last year's CAT exam analysis, the difficulty level was moderate. This year around 2.31 lakh candidates have registered for CAT exam 2021. Check out previous year's CAT exam statistics.

Year

Total Registered

Total Appeared

20212.31 lakh (approx)-

2020

2,27,835

-

2019

2,44,169

2,09,926

2018

2,40,338

2,09,405

2017

231,000

1,99,632

2016

2,32,434

1,95,000

2015

2,18,664

1,79,602

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:47 AM IST

CAT 2021 Exam - Shift 1 - Pre-exam students' reactions

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:30 AM IST

IIM CAT exam 2021- Slot 1 begins

CAT exam 2021 slot 1 has been started today at 8:30 am and COVID-19 guidelines were followed by officials and students. The exam will continue till 10:30 am. Candidates are taking the CTA test in online (CBT) mode. After the exam, they will come out and share their experience. Based on the same, experts will analyze the paper and will share CAT 2021 slot 1 exam analysis.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:27 AM IST

IIM CAT exam 2021- CAT slot 1 timing

CAT 2021 slot 1 will begin at 8:30 AM and it will conclude at 10:30 AM. Check out all the activities related to CAT slot 1.

CAT Slot 1- Timing and Activities

Activities

Slot 1

Candidate reporting time    

7.00 am    

Scrutiny of admit card

7.10 am

Frisking of the candidates

7.25 am

Sign on the attendance sheet

7.50 am

Registration Process

7.55 am

Candidate receives the scribble pad

8.10 am

Login to test screen

8.15 am

Test starts

8.30 am

Test concludes & candidate shares the feedback

10.30 am

Candidates return scribble pad

10.35 am

Candidates exit the test centre

10.45 am


Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:17 AM IST

CAT exam 2021- Check summarize CAT syllabus

There will be a total of 76 questions in CAT exam 2021 and candidates will get a total of 120 minutes to solve the entire question paper. Chec out the name of CAT exam sections and major topics related to them.

Also check- CAT exam 2021 important topics

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Time and Work

  • Interests (SI, CI)

  • Time, Speed, and Distance

  • Probability

  • Geometry & Mensuration

  • Number System, Basic Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Profit, loss, and Discounts

  • Trigonometry, Logarithms, and Sets

  • Blood Relations

  • Puzzles

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Graphs Related

  • Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement

  • Tables and Caselets

  • Clocks & Calendars

  • Assumption and Binary Logic

  • Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams


  • Para-Summary

  • Para-Jumbles

  • Odd Sentences

  • Reading Comprehension Passages

  • Sentence Completion and Correction

  • Word Usage (Vocabulary)

  • Fill in the Blanks

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:02 AM IST

CAT 2021 exam date and time

CAT 2021 entrance test is being held today i.e. November 28 in three different slots. Check out the CAT 2021 shift timings.

Also read- CAT exam day guidelines

  • CAT exam 2021 morning shift- 8:30 AM t0 10:30 AM
  • CAT exam 2021 afternoon shift- 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • CAT exam 2021 evening shift- 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:56 AM IST

IIM CAT exam 2021- Important CAT quant formulas

In the CAT exam 2021, the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section will have a total of 26 questions which includes 18 MCQs and 8 non-MCQs questions. Check out some important CAT quant formulas.

  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)
  • (a – b)² = (a² + b² – 2ab)
  • (a + b)(a – b) = (a² – b²)
  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)
  • (a³ – b³) = (a – b)(a² + ab + b²)
  • (a + b + c)² = a² + b² + c² + 2(ab + bc + ca)
  • (a³ + b³) = (a + b)(a² – ab + b²)
  • When a + b + c = 0, then a³ + b³ + c³ = 3abc
  • (a³ + b³ + c³ – 3abc) = (a + b + c)(a² + b² + c² – ab – bc – ac)
  • (a + b)n = an + (nC1)an-1b + (nC2)an-2b² + … + (nCn-1)abn-1 + bn
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:49 AM IST

CAT Exam 2021 Latest Updates: CAT Dress Code

CAT Dress Code: Candidates appearing for CAT exam 2021 today must follow the below mentioned dress code:

What to wear?

  • Socks, plain pullovers

  •  Sweaters or cardigans but without any pockets

What not to wear?

  • Any kind of jewellery or any metal items, 

  • Garments with large buttons

  • Shoes/ footwear with thick soles

Also, those with a metal implant, pacemaker, etc in their body are required to bring a supporting medical certificate of the same at the CAT test centre. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:46 AM IST

IIM CAT 2021- Candidates started to coming at CAT test centre

IIM Ahmedabad is conducting CAT 2021 entrance test at more than 400 test centres across the country. CAT 2021 first slot is about to begin and students started to come to the test centre.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:39 AM IST

CAT 2021- What to carry for CAT exam?

CAT 2021 exam date is today, November 28. CAT exam time duration is 120 minutes. The list of items carry at exam centre is also mentioned on the CAT admit card. Check the list of what to carry for CAT exam.

What to carry for CAT exam 2021?

  • CAT admit card 2021
  • Photo ID such as PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card, E-Aadhaar, Ration Card
  • Photograph
  • Mask and hand sanitizer
  • Water in transparent bottle
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:29 AM IST

CAT 2021 Exam Duration

As per the CAT exam pattern 2021, there will be a total of 3 sections and candidates will get 40 minutes to solve each section. But, candidates from the PwD category will get a total duration of 53 minutes and 20 seconds to attempt each section of CAT 2021.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:25 AM IST

CAT 2021 Exam Timings Today- Slot-wise

CAT 2021 exam is being conducted today in computer-based online mode in three different slots. Candidates must note that CAT 2021 timings for each shift is different. Check out detailed CAT 2021 exam timing.

CAT Exam Timings Today

Activities

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Candidate reporting time    

7.00 am    

11.00 am

3.00 pm

Scrutiny of admit card

7.10 am

11.10 am

03.10 pm

Frisking of the candidates

7.25 am

11.25 am

03.25 pm

Sign on the attendance sheet

7.50 am

11.50 am

03.50 pm

Registration Process

7.55 am

11.55 am

03.55 pm

Candidate receives the scribble pad

8.10 am

12.10 pm    

04.10 pm

Login to test screen

8.15 am

12.15 pm

04.15 pm

Test starts

8.30 am

12.30 pm

04.30 pm

Test concludes & candidate shares the feedback

10.30 am

02.30 pm

06.30 pm

Candidates return scribble pad

10.35 am

02.35 pm

06.35 pm

Candidates exit the test centre

10.45 am

02.45 pm

06.45 pm


Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:22 AM IST

CAT 2021 exam date and time

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad is conducting Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 today on November 28 in Computer Based mode at more than 400 test centres. CAT 2021 is held in three different shifts i.e. morning, afternoon, and evening. IIM CAT exam 2021 is being held across 159 cities across the country. CAT 2021 official website is iimcat.ac.in.

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