CAT 2021: CAT Convenor appointed from IIM-A, Know Eligibility, Registration, Important Dates here

Read on to find out all about CAT 2021 exam details from eligibility criteria to important dates and result date here.

Created On: May 12, 2021 15:51 IST
CAT 2020 - All About CAT exam
CAT 2020 - All About CAT exam

CAT 2021 : As per the recent news shared by a well-known Education Portal, IIM Ahmedabad's professor Mr. MP Ram Mohan has been appointed as CAT 2021 convenor. For the candidates, TCS continues to be the testing partner this year as well. Prof. Ram Mohan is Assistant Professor in Business Policy and Chairperson Admissions in IIM-A and hails from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He is a renowned law and strategy expert at the institute.  

With this development, candidates can expect the CAT 2021 exam official notification in the month of July 2021 by one of the IIMs being entrusted the responsibility of conducting CAT 2021. Last year, IIM Indore conducted the CAT MBA entrance exam and the registration began from the first week of August. The official notification will be available on the official website ( Every year approximately 2 lakhs MBA aspirants take the prestigious MBA entrance exam to seek admissions in IIMs and other top MBA institutes in India. CAT MBA entrance exam is a gateway to 20 IIMs and more than 100 non-IIM institutes across India. Every year the associated IIMs bring changes in their admission policy. The CAT entrance exam is known for its high difficulty level to test the aptitude of aspirants, coupled with stringent admission policy released by each IIM separately to shortlist the creamy layer of candidates aspiring to pursue MBA programmes. 

In this article you will find out detailed information about the CAT 2021 exam that will help you get registered without any hassles:      

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2021

Eligibility criteria is the first and foremost step that clarifies if you can appear for the exam or not. One of the IIMs will roll out a list of basic criteria that one must fulfil in order to appear for the CAT MBA entrance exam. So before applying for the exam, carefully read the list of criteria so that you do not have to face any disqualification during the selection stage.

To find out eligibility criteria of CAT exam, click here!

CAT 2021 Registration

After eligibility, comes another crucial aspect i.e. registration process. Every MBA entrance has its own way of getting the candidates registered. CAT Registration window generally opens for a span of 45 days. Aspirants will be able to register for CAT 2021 exam online. The CAT application form is made available on the official website of IIM CAT and applicants can register for the CAT Exam through online mode only. The application fee for General category candidates in the previous year was INR 2000/-. As a precautionary measure, aspirants are advised to fill all the necessary details correctly because once the details are submitted; not all the detailed filled in application form can be changed at a later stage. Incorrect details can lead to cancellation of admission also. 

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CAT 2021 Exam Pattern and Structure

CAT 2021 exam pattern is crucial for preparation of the MBA entrance exam. It will help aspirants clear the exam with structured preparations. Every year aspirants find additional changes in the CAT exam, but since last two year, not much has been changed in the exam pattern. The computer based test is sub-divided into 3 sections, as per the trends followed in the previous years.

CAT is a MCQ based online MBA exam that tests the aptitude of the test takers in 180 minutes. Along with MCQ based questions, there are a few non-MCQ based questions as well. Aspirants must be wary of the negative marking that often brings down the percentile in the exam. During the admission process, IIMs not only consider the overall percentile but sectional percentile also for admission. To CAT aspirants have a challenge to score well in all the sections of the exam to make it to the IIMs.

You can also make effective utilization of CAT Previous Year Papers to gain deeper understanding of the type of questions and exam pattern being followed in the CAT exam. In addition, In addition, a thorough reading of CAT Question Paper Analysis will help you evaluate the difficulty level of questions faced by the test takers. This will enable you to kick start systematic preparation plan to ace CAT 2021.

CAT 2021: Exam Syllabus

In order to clear MBA entrance exam, the basic requirement for CAT preparation is to find out the syllabus of the exam. Syllabus is your holy book that helps you prepare for the targeted exam. Syllabus of CAT exam is more or less similar to other MBA entrance exams but there are some distinct topics that make CAT a tough call for the aspirants.

So take a detailed look at the topics covered in each section and prepare a thorough study plan that will help you cover all the topics to score good percentile in the CAT Exam.

CAT 2021 - Exam Syllabus, list of important topics

CAT 2021 Admit Card

The Admit card for CAT exam is generally released in the last week of October. Aspirants can download the admit card from the official website of IIM CAT. Being an important document which is required for entry at the examination hall, aspirants must carry CAT Admit card to the test center. Without the admit card, aspirant might be debarred from appearing in the exam. So make sure to download the CAT admit card and keep its hard copy safely for future reference.

Also Read - CAT 2021 Admit Card - How to download your Hall Ticket?

CAT Participating Institutes

Indian Institute of Management is considered as the most prestigious MBA institute of India. IIMs have earned various accreditation and accolades across the globe and excellent faculty and curriculum makes them one of the most sought after MBA colleges in the world. Not only this, IIMs are known to offer best placement exposure to the MBA aspirants. In fact hefty placement packages and 100 per cent placement are a proof of the quality of education being impacted by them.

Important Dates for CAT 2021

If you are appearing for CAT exam, then do not miss out on the important dates. Every event related to the CAT exam has a definite deadline and missing out on a single deadline can cost a year’s preparation. Follow the deadlines earnestly until you get admission in the top MBA institutes.



CAT 2021 Notification

July 2021

CAT Exam Registration commencement

August 2021

CAT Exam

November last Sunday /December first Sunday 

CAT Exam Result

To be Notified

About CAT 2021 Exam

CAT 2021 exam is conducted by one of the 20 IIMs on rolling basis. Last year CAT entrance exam was conducted successfully by IIM Indore amid the COVID19 pendamic. However, due to the spread of the pendamic there was a delay in issuing the notification and registration to ensure safety and health of the aspirants. 

Last year IIM Calcutta had the onus to conduct the CAT Exam and it did so wonderfully without much ado. CAT 2017 was conducted by IIM Lucknow, in a single slot during 10 AM to 12 Noon in November 2021.  The exam was conducted smoothly across all test centres in India. CAT Scores are a gateway to get admission in institutes such as all the top 20 IIMs along with FMS, MDI, IMI, NITIE, SPJIMR, IMT, JBIMS, BIMTECH, TAPMI, XIMB, Great Lakes among others.

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