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Latest Update: CAT Application Form 2021 Available Now!!! CAT (Common Admission Test) is a national level entrance exam which is conducted on rotational basis every year. This year examination is conducted on 28-11-2021 and managed by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.

Interested candidates who want to appear in the reexamination need to apply online by submitting the applications till the closing date that is 15-09-2021. Before applying, please check the entire details such as Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Dates, way to apply online etc from this page of

CAT 2021 Exam Highlights:

Features Common Admission Test (CAT) 
Exam nameIIM Ahmedabad
Conducting instituteNational
Exam levelOnce a year
Exam frequency28-11-2021
Exam scheduleRs 2,200 (General category) and Rs 1,100 (Reserved category)
Exam feesGraduation with 50 % aggregate (45 % for SC/ST students)
Eligibility 2.30 lakh (In 2020)
Number of applicationsAdmission into IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1,200 B-Schools in India
Exam purposeMBA/PGDM
Course offeredVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 
CAT syllabusData Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
CAT patternQuantitative Ability (QA)
No. of test citiesCBT with MCQs and non-MCQs
Exam helpdesk no.158
Exam website1-800-210-1088 (Toll Free)

CAT 2021 Exam Dates:

CAT 2021 EventsCAT 2021 Dates
CAT 2021 notification releaseReleased
CAT 2021 registrations start04-08-2021
Registrations end15-09-2021
CAT 2021 form correctionLast week of September 2021
Admit card release27-10-2021
CAT 2021 mock test releaseFirst week of November, 2021
CAT 2021 official tutorial release First week of November, 2021
CAT 2021 exam 202128-11-2021
CAT 2021 answer key releaseFirst week of December, 2021
CAT Answer key challenge processFirst week of November, 2021
CAT Final answer key releaseLast week of November, 2021
CAT 2021 result declarationFirst week of January, 2022

CAT Application Form

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

Qualification Required To Apply For CAT 2021:

Students must have a bachelor’s or its equivalent degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories). Appearing candidates of the final year of Bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination can also apply.

Age Limit To Apply For CAT Exam

There will be no age restriction for taking the CAT examination.

Download Here: CAT Question Paper

CAT 2021 Conducting Institutes Over the Years:

CAT Year Conducting IIMCAT Conducting IIM
2021IIM Ahmedabad
2020IIM Indore
2019IIM Kozhikode
2018IIM Calcutta
2017IIM Lucknow
2016IIM Bangalore
2015IIM Ahmedabad
2014IIM Indore
2013IIM Indore
2012IIM Kozhikode
2011IIM Calcutta
2010IIM Lucknow
2009IIM Ahmedabad

CAT Important Links:

CAT Official LinkPress Here
CAT 2021 AdvertisementPress Here
CAT 2021 Information BulletinPress Here
CAT 2021 Media ReleasePress Here
CAT 2021 EligibilityPress Here
Selection Process of IIMsPress Here
Important CAT 2021 DisclaimersPress Here
CAT 2021 Eligibility Update 18-08-2021Press Here
CAT 2021 Registration GuidePress Here

CAT 2021 Registration Fee?

CAT 2021 Application Form will be submitted successfully only after the payment of Registration Fee. Fee can only be rendered through the online mode. Aspirants can use Credit / Debit card, Net Banking or Cash Card & Wallet facility to pay the fees. Category wise fee for CAT 2021 is mentioned below:

CategoryCAT Application Fee
General and NC-OBCRs. 2,200
SC, ST and PwDRs. 1,100

CAT 2021 Selection Procedure:

The CAT Selection Procedure followed by IIMs consists of Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

CAT Exam Cities

CAT will be conducted in 156 exam centers across the country. Participants will be allowed to choose 4 cities for the online entrance test as their preferred exam center.

They should exercise their choices in the application form according to their convenience. The governing authority will allot a center to the individuals and the venue of the center will be mentioned in the admit card.

StateCAT 2021 Exam Centres
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPort Blair
Andhra PradeshGuntur; Kakinada; Kurnool; Nellore; Rajahmundry;  Tirupathi; Vijayawada;  Visakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamDibrugarh; Guwahati; Silchar
BiharAurangabad; Muzaffarpur; Patna; Purnea
ChhattisgarhBhilai; Raipur
DelhiDelhi; New Delhi
GoaMadgaon; Panaji
GujaratAhmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat;  Vadodara
HaryanaAmbala; Bahadurgarh; Faridabad; Gurgaon; Hisar; Palwal; Panipath; Rohtak; Sonipat
Himachal PradeshSimla; Waknaghat
Jammu & KashmirJammu; Samba
JharkhandBokaro; Dhanbad; Jamshedpur; Ranchi
KarnatakaBanglore; Belagavi (Belgaum); Dharwad; Gulbarga; Hubli; Mangalore; Mysore; Udupi
KeralaErnakulam; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram;  Thrissur; Trivandrum  
Madhya PradeshBhopal; Gwalior; Indore; Jabalpur; Sagar
MaharashtraAhmednagar; Amravati; Aurangabad; Jalgaon; Kolhapur;  Mumbai, Navi Mumbai; Nagpur; Nanded;  Nashik; Pune; Raigad; Satara; Solapur; Thane; Ulhasnagar
OdishaBalasore; Berhampur; Bhubaneswar; Cuttack; Dhenkanal; Sambalpur; Rourkela
PunjabBhatinda; Chandigarh; Fatehgarh Sahib; Jalandhar;  Ludhiana; Mohali;  Pathankot; Patiala; Ropar; Sangrur
RajasthanAjmer; Alwar; Jaipur; Jodhpur; Kota; Sikar; Udaipur
TamilnaduChennai; Coimbatore; Madurai; Namakkal; Thanjavur; Tiruchirappalli; Tirunelvelli
TelanganaHyderabad; Karim Nagar; Warangal
Uttar PradeshAgra; Allahabad; Barabanki; Bareilly; Ghaziabad; Gorakhpur; Greater Noida; Kanpur; Lucknow; Mathura; Meerut; Muzaffarnagar; Noida;  Varanasi
UttarakhandDehradun; Roorkee
West BengalAsansol; Bankura; Burdwan; Durgapur; Hooghly; Howrah; Kalyani; Kolkata; Siliguri

Get Here: CAT Syllabus

CAT 2021 Test Cities for Delhi NCR Candidates:

  • Delhi
  • Faridabad
  • Gurugram
  • Ghaziabad
  • Greater Noida
  • Meerut
  • New Delhi
  • Noida

How to Fill CAT 2021 Application Form?

Students can go through the following the guidelines to apply for the exam:

CAT Registration 2021

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2021 and hit on ‘Registration for New User’. The registration form to create the User Profile will appear.
  • Enter general details like name, date of birth and contact details – valid mobile number and email ID.
  • Applicants will have to verify their mobile number through OTP.
  • Once the OTP is verified, students will receive an email which will have their User ID and Password.
  • Login using these credentials to proceed with the application process.

Get Here: CAT Exam Pattern

Filling of Application form

  • Once logged in, CAT 2021 Application Form will appear.
  • Aspirants will have to enter personal and contact details as well as details about their academic qualification, work experience, preference of program and exam center.
  • They must then upload scanned images of their recent photograph, signature and category certificate (SC, ST, NC-OBC and PwD category).
  • After checking the details, hit on ‘Save and Continue’ to pay the application fees.

Payment of Application Fee

  • The final step to complete the CAT application form is to pay the requisite application fees.
  • Application fee can be paid only by the online method. Candidates can pay the fee using Credit/ Debit card, Net Banking and Cash Card & Wallet.
  • Upon successful submission, aspirants will receive an email related to the status of application.
  • Take a print out of the application form for further correspondence.

CAT Application Form Correction

If candidates make mistakes while filling CAT Application form, they can rectify it during the limited time when the forms are open for correction. The conducting authority allows students to make corrections in selected entries only. The correction window will open after the application process is over.

CAT 2021 Admit Card

CAT Admit Card will be issued for applicants who have successfully registered for the exam. Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of CAT. The governing body will not send hard copies of the hall ticket by post.

CAT Result

CAT Result will be declared by the First week of January, 2022 (Tentative). The results will be announced on the official CAT website in the form of a scorecard. These scorecards will contain the sectional and overall marks and percentile obtained by individuals in the exam. It is valid for only this academic year.

Last Note:

Candidates can go through this Official Website to attain rest details of CAT 2021 Application Form.

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