CAT 2021

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CAT Exam Date: 28th Novemeber, 2021 (Expected)
CAT 2020 Results: 2nd Week, January 2022

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Introduction

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as entrance exam to select candidates for admission to various management programmes. Along with IIMs, many other institutes like Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Management Development Institute (MDI), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), IMT Ghaziabad, IIT-MBAs etc use CAT score in their admission process.

CAT is usually the first stage in the selection process. The institutes prepare a shortlist of candidates based on the CAT score and several other criteria like 10th class, 12th class and Graduation percentage and work experience. The selection criteria and weightage assigned to each criterion, including CAT score might vary from institute to institute.

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Important Dates

Event Date (Expected)
CAT 2021 Notification July 2021
CAT 2020 Registration starts August 2021
CAT 2020 Application last date September 2021
Release of Admit Card October 2021
CAT Exam date November 2021
Results 2nd Week, January 2022

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria has not changed. The applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

1)  The applicant should be a graduate or must be in the final year of graduation

2) The applicant must have a minimum of 50% in graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD categories) or an equivalent CGPA.

Final year candidates are required to produce the required certificate from Principal, at the time of admission.

Exam Pattern

CAT 2021 is expected to be a 180-minute online exam with no breaks in between. There will be three sections - 

1.Verbal Ability

2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 

3. Quantitative Ability

Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks and each wrong answer carries a penalty of -1 marks. Some questions are Type-in-the-answer (TITA) questions. The marking scheme for TITA questions is +3 marks for the correct answer and no negative mark for the wrong answer. No marks are awarded for unattempted questions. There might be a sectional time limit of 60 minutes for each section and candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. Candidates are expected to perform well in all the sections and most of the institutes accepting CAT score for admission have sectional cut-offs in additional to overall cut-off.

SECTIONExpected DURATIONExpected NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Verbal Ability60 minutes

34

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning60 minutes

32

Quantitative Ability60 minutes

34

Overall180 minutes

100

Syllabus

CAT does not have a defined syllabus. 2 sections out of the 3 do not require you to memorise even basic formulae.

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The CAT exam consists of three sections:

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  3. Verbal Ability

Quantitative Ability

The first section can be broadly divided into the following topics:

  1. Number Systems
  2. Linear Equations
  3. Inequalities
  4. Quadratic Equations
  5. Progressions and Series
  6. Averages, Ratio and Proportion
  7. Time, Distance and Work
  8. Profit, Loss and Interest
  9. Logarithms, Surds and Indices
  10. Probability, Combinatorics
  11. Venn Diagrams
  12. Functions, Graphs and Statistics
  13. Geometry
  14. Data Sufficiency

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

The second section can be broadly divided into the following topics:

  1. Data Interpretation
  2. Logical Reasoning

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

The third section can be broadly divided into the following topics:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Para Jumbles
  3. Para Completion and Summary
  4. Odd sentence out

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