The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) will conduct a computer- based Common Admission Test 2021 (CAT 2021) on November 28, 2021. The application can be submitted in 4/8/2021 to 15/09/2021.

CAT admission 2021

Registration opens August 04, 2021 (10:00 am)
Registration closes September 15, 2021 (5:00 pm)
Admit card download October 27 – November 28, 2021
Test date November 28, 2021
Result declaration Second week of January, 2022
Registration Fees
  • ₹1100 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.
  • ₹2200 for all other categories of candidates
Application Mode Online
Medium of Exam English (Exam is conducted in CBT mode)
Test Centres CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 158 test cities.
CAT Helpdesk cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in; 1800-2090-830
Official Website www.iimcat.ac.in

Eligibility Criterias

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, SC/ST/PwD candidates should have a minimum 45% marks . For General, EWS and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50% marks.
  • Candidates appearing with the final year of bachelor degree are also eligible to apply
  • Candidates holding Completed professional degree degrees like CA/ CS/ ICWA can also apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can register for CAT 2021 at the official CAT 2021 website, www.iimcat.ac.in between 10:00 am on August 4, 2021 and 5:00 pm on September 15, 2021. The registration steps are as follows:

  • First step – Register to generate unique User ID and Password.
  • Second step – Log in with the generated User ID and Password to fill in the Application form.
  • last step – Submit Application form after entering details and making online payment to complete the registration and application process.

CAT 2021 Exam Syllabus

Sections Topics Covered
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
  • Number: Number System, Sequence, Series and
    Progression
  • Arithmetic: Averages, Simplification, Ratio and Proportion,Percentages, Speed, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance
  • Algebra: Functions, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Inequalities, Logarithms Geometry and Mensuration: Geometry, Mensuration, Coordinate Geometry Modern Maths: Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Maxima and Minima, Trigonometry
Verbal Ability and Reading
Comprehension (VARC)
Unseen Passages, Analogies, Antonyms, Contextual usage, Fill in the blanks, Para Completion, Para Jumble, Sentence Correction, Fact Inference Judgement, Meaning/Usage match
Data Interpretation
and Logical
Reasoning (DILR)
Tables, Data Sufficiency, Pie Charts, Caselets, Combination of Graphs, Critical Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Logical Deduction, Analogies, Cause and Effect, Binary logics. Calendars, clocks and cubes, Blood Relations, Venn Diagrams, etc.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Sections of Exam Number of Questions Marks (Out of 300) Time Allocated
Verbal Ability and Reading
Comprehension (VARC)
34 102 60 minutes
Data Interpretation
and Logical
Reasoning (DILR)
32 96 60 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 34 102 60 minutes
Total 100 300 180 minutes

Previous Year CAT Exams Qustion Papers

  1. CAT 2020 Qustion Paper and Answer Key
Subject Name Slot Number Qustion Paper Answer Key
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Solt 1 Download Download
Solt 2 Download Download
Solt 3 Download Download
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Solt 1 Download Download
Solt 2 Download Download
Solt 3 Download Download
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Solt 1 Download Download
Solt 2 Download Download
Solt 3 Download Download
  1. CAT 2019 Qustion Paper and Answer Key
Subject Name Slot Number Qustion Paper Answer Key
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Solt 1 Download Download
Solt 2 Download Download
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Solt 1 Download Download
Slot 2 Download Download
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Solt 1 Download Download
Slot 2 Download Download
  1. CAT 2018 Qustion Paper and Answer Key
Subject Name Slot Number Qustion Paper Answer Key
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Solt 1 Download Download
Solt 2 Download Download
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Solt 1 Download Download
Slot 2 Download Download
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Solt 1 Download Download
Slot 2 Download Download

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