CAT 2021 exam date has been released and it is scheduled to be held on 28th November 2021.
Candidates can check all details regarding CAT 2021 exam dates, application form, admit card, and eligibility criteria here.
CAT 2021 exam is conducted to offer admission into various PG management programs offered by IIMs institutions across the country.
CAT 2021 Official notification has been released today (1st August 2021). Also, the complete brochure has been released by the authority regarding CAT 2021 examination.
This year the Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), Ahmedabad. Whereas, in the year 2020 it was administered by IIM Indore.
The official CAT 2021 notification includes application form details, exam dates, details, exam pattern & eligibility details & much more.
It is also been informed by the CAT 2021 authorities that the examinations will take place in three sessions this year.
CAT 2021: Important Dates
Complete dates announced by the authority are:
|Issue of official CAT 2021 notification||1st August 2021|
|Application form releases||4th August 2021|
|Last date to apply for CAT 2021||15th September 2021|
|Admit card release date||27th October 2021|
|CAT 2021 exam date||28th November 2021|
IIM Ahmedabad is conducting the CAT exam this year after 6 years. Last year IIM Ahmedabad conducted the exam for the last time in 2015.
CAT 2021 notification also includes the number of CAT test centers. It will be conducted in 158 cities. It has been also mentioned about 20 IIMs & programs offered by them. The CAT notification also includes the reservation policy, if applicable.
CAT 2021 application form will be made available from 4th August till 15th September 2021. It can be filled only through online mode. No other mode will be accepted for filling the application form. The candidates who want to apply for CAT 2021 can do so at- iimcat.ac.in.
Moreover, this year the application fee has also been increased compared to the previous year. The fee payment for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates is Rs. 1100/- while for all other candidates is Rs. 2200/-. Fee payment can be done through online modes such as credit card, debit card, net banking, or UPI mode.
The CAT 2021 question paper will include three sections as Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, Quantitative Ability.
Also, the admit cards for the CAT 2021 examination will be released on 27th October 2021 and will remain available, for the candidates to download, till the day of the examination.
CAT Eligibility Criteria
The CAT 2021 eligibility criteria include a degree in graduation from a recognized university or institute. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks for general candidates & 45% for SC/ ST category candidates.
It is advised to check to complete eligibility criteria for CAT 2021 before filling the application form.