About COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT 2021)

CAT 2021 exam will be conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admissions in PG & Fellow management programmes offered by IIMs all over the country. Various B Schools and other management instituions in India will consider the CAT score for providing admission in MBA, PGDM & other PG management courses. CAT is one of the most sought exam for management courses organized every year.

CAT 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

EventsDates
Release of CAT 2020 Notification29th July 2020
Starting of Online Registration5th August 2020
Last date to fill the application23rd September 2020
Correction window27th to 29th September 2020
Mock Test16th October 2020
Release of Admit card28th October 2020
CAT 2020 Exam29th November 2020
Release of Answer KeyNovember 2020
Last date to submit objectionDecember 2021
Announcement of ResultsJanuary 2021

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2021

CriteriaEligibility
Qualifying ExamBachelor degree or equivalent with minimum 50% (45% for reserved categories)
Appearing CandidatesCandidates appearing in the final year of bachelor degree are also eligible
professional degree holdersCandidates holding professional degrees like CA/ CS/ ICWA can also apply
Age LimitNo age or attempt limit to apply for CAT

CAT 2021 Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General and NC-OBCRs.2000/-
SC, ST and PwDRs.1000/-

How to Download CAT Admit Card 2020?

Visit the official CAT 2020 website (link will be provided here)

  • Click on 'Login'
  • ●Enter registration ID and password
  • ●The admit card window will open
  • ●Click on download and save on desktop
  • ●Take a print out your CAT 2020 admit card
  • ●Details Mentioned on CAT 2020 Admit Card

The CAT 2020 admit card will have the following details:

  • Candidate's name
  • ●Caste category
  • ●Date of birth
  • ●Registration number
  • ●Date and time of the exam
  • ●CAT exam centre

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CategoryPattern
Number of sections3
Duration of exam40 minutes per section
Number of questions100
Total marks300
Language of question paperEnglish
Number of answer choices4
Marking Scheme
Type of QuestionsCorrect AnswerIncorrect Answer
MCQ+3-1
Non-MCQ+30
Questions asked in each Section
CAT 2020 SectionQuestionsAllotted Time
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)3440 minutes
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (LRDI)3240 minutes
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)3440 minutes
Total100120 minutes

CAT 2021 Exam Syllabus

CategoryApplication Fee
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionFill in the blanks
●Verbal Reasoning
●Sentence completion
●Grammar
●Syllogisms
●Jumbled paragraphs
●Para Completion and inference
●Contextual usage
●Foreign language words used in English
●Reading Comprehension
●Analogies
●Sentence correction
●Verbal Logic
●Different usage of same word
●Idioms
●Parajumbles
●Antonyms
●One word substitution
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningBlood Relations
●Series
●Proposition
●Direction Sense
●Coding-Decoding
●Assumptions
●Puzzles
●Clocks and Calendars
●Statements
●Data Arrangement
●Family Tree
●Binary Logic
●Seating Arrangement
●Sets & Caselets
●Syllogism
●Venn Diagram
●Data Structures
●Tables& Pie Charts
●Data Sufficiency
●Bars & Line Graphs
Quantitative AptitudeGeometry
●Trigonometry
●Algebra
●Mensuration
●Partnership (Accounts)
●Profit & Loss
●Ratios and Proportion
●In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
●Surds and Indices
●Time-Speed-Distance
●Number System
●Geometric Progression
●Inequalities
●Work and Time
●Percentages
●Logarithms

CAT 2020 Exam Centers

CAT Test State/UTsCAT Test Cities
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshChittoor
Kurnool
Nellore
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamGuwahati
Silchar
Dibrugarh
BiharAurangabad
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChattisgarhBhilai
Raipur
Delhi New Delhi
GoaMadagaon
Verna
GujaratAhmedabad
Gandhinagar
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Anand
HaryanaAmbala
Bahadurgarh
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Palwal
Rohtak
Panipat
Sonipat
Himachal PradeshSolan
Simla
Jammu & KashmirJammu
JharkhandDhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
KarnatakaBengaluru
Belgaum
Bidar
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Ramanagara
Davanagere
Chikballapur
Mandya
Kolar
Hassan
Tumkur
KeralaKochi
Kasaragod
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Trivandrum
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
MaharashtraAhmednagar
Amravati
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Solapur
Nanded
Ratnagiri
Satara
Thane
MeghalayaShillong
OdishaBhubaneswar
Cuttack
Sambalpur
Berhampur
Balasore
Rourkela
PuducherryPuducherry
PunjabFatehgarh Sahib
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Ropar
Sangrur
Mohali
Paghwara
RajasthanJaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Sikar
Alwar
Ajmer
Tamil NaduChennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Namakkal
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Thanjavur
TelanganaHyderabad
Karim Nagar
Khammam
Uttar PradeshAgra
Allahabad
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Greater Noida
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Varanasi
Mathura
Bairelly
UttarakhandDehradun
Roorkee
West BengalDurgapur
Hooghly
Howrah
Kolkata
Kalyani
Siliguri
Burdwan
Asansol