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CAT 2021 Notification

About CAT 2021

Common Admission Test or CAT is a national level entrance examination for admission to MBA/PGDM courses across the colleges of the country. It is one of the biggest and the toughest exam for MBA/ PGDM and every year about 2,40,000 students take this exam.

The exam is conducted across the country in almost 156 cities. It is the exam through which one can get admission to colleges like, the IIM’s, DOMS IIT, FMS Delhi, SP Jain, MDI Gurgaon, IMT Ghaziabad, IISc Banglore, etc. Almost all the colleges across India accept CAT score for admission to their management programmes.

Every year a different IIM conducts the CAT examination on a rotation basis. It is a computer-based exam and is conducted annually. Preferably it is conducted in the month of November, on Sundays. The duration is 3 hours. Section-wise allotment of time is given, i.e one hour for each section.

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CAT 2021 Notification

The first CAT 2021 Notification will be released in the month of August 2021 that will give an idea about the Online Registration Process. The interested candidates will get information about Registration deadlines, Eligibility criteria, Application form fee, Exam cities where the test will be conducted, etc.

Particulars Tentative dates
Registration process starts Aug to Sept 2022
Availability of Admit Card October 2022
CAT 2021 Exam Date November 2022
CAT 2021 Result  January 2023

CAT 2021 Syllabus PDF

The syllabus for CAT 2021 is spread across 3 areas – Verbal ability and reading comprehension, Data interpretation and Logical reasoning, Quantitative aptitude. The section-wise distribution of syllabus is given below as.

QA

  • Algebra – Linear & quadratic equations, maxima, minima, inequalities
  • Averages
  • Binomial theorem
  • Complex numbers
  • LCM/HCF
  • Geometry & Mensuration
  • Inequalities
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions
  • Probability
  • Percentages
  • Profit and loss
  • Permutation and combination
  • Mensuration
  • Mixtures and allegations
  • Number system
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Simple interest/ compound interest
  • Set theory
  • Surds and indices
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Time and work
  • Venn diagram
DILR

  • Blood relations
  • Bar graphs
  • Coding – decoding
  • Clocks and calenders
  • Caselets
  • Data charts, data tables
  • Direction sense
  • Line graph, area graph
  • Logical sequence
  • Pie charts
  • Miscellaneous charts – spider/bubble, etc.
  • Input/ Output
  • Games and tournaments
  • Scheduling
  • Seating arrangements – circular, square, etc.,
  • Zebra puzzle and Einstein’s puzzle

VARC

  • Analogies
  • Critical reasoning
  • Facts, inference and judgement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error spotting
  • Parajumbles
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction

Read More: CAT 2021 Syllabus


CAT 2021 Books

The 4 books written by Arun Sharma are considered to be the best books for CAT 2021 preparation.

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

 

First of all, you should understand the mindset behind purchasing books for offline study

  1. Of course for conceptual clarity and practice
  2. Whatever you read online on different websites etc., you have to write down notes for preparation purpose. A hardcover book is always handy against straining your eyes on gadgets
  3. A book will help you to swap between topics very easily

Total cost including all books(Arun Sharma) is Rs. 2200+

If you find the cost of books on the higher side then you can involve a friend who is also preparing for CAT exam. Both of you contribute and purchase – Smart Work.


CAT 2021 Online Coaching

The students searching for CAT 2021 online coaching should check out CATapult Extensive – Live 2021 and e-CATapult 2021 provided by IMS Learning Resources. The CATapult Extensive – Live 2021 consists of Live Lectures whereas the students interested in Self Learning program should opt for e-CATapult 2021.

Both the programs are combinations of video lectures, test series, workshops and hardcover books.


CAT 2021 Study Material

We have collated data that you can utilize as Free CAT Study Material. It is a combination of Free PDF, videos and Tests. You get access to topic wise free tests and sectionals along with some handwritten notes in the form of PDF.

Click here to get Free access – CAT Study Material


CAT 2021 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for general category students is:

  • The candidate must have passed at least a 3-year bachelor’s degree, from a recognised institute/ University recognised by University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline
  • The candidate must have an aggregate of 50%
  • If the marks are given in CGPA format, then the conversion of marks should be done as per the guidelines/ method given by the university/ institute
  • The percentage should be rounded off with two digits after the decimal point.

 

The eligibility criteria for reserved category is

The candidates belonging to SC, ST, VJ/DT (NT (A)), NT (B), NT(C), NT (D), OBC SBC and SEBC categories and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only

  • The candidate must have passed at least a 3-year bachelor’s degree, from a recognised institute/ University recognised by University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline
  • The candidate must have an aggregate of 45%
  • If the marks are given in CGPA format, then the conversion of marks should be done as per the guidelines/ method given by the university/ institute
  • The percentage should be rounded off with two digits after the decimal point.

 

CAT 2021 Registration Process

  • Visit the official website of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in
  • Register with your email id, name and mobile number.
  • Click on ‘Generate OTP’. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number, through which one can verify it’s an account for registration.
  • A registration number and password will be sent to the registered mobile number and email id.
  • One can use this registration number and password to fill the complete form.
  • Fill all the details, viz academic details, marks of 10th and 12th standard, work experience(if any), the city preferences that the candidate wishes to opt for, etc.
  • The institutes in which the candidate wants to take admission, i.e the preference of IIMs and other institutes can also be selected by the candidate.
  • Click on “SAVE & NEXT’ option, so that the information fed is saved for further process.
  • After all the details are filled, click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ option.
  • Proceed for payment.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Particulars Number of questions Maximum marks per question MCQ questions Non MCQ questions
Verbal ability and reading comprehension 34 (Verbal ability- 10 questions, reading comprehension 24 questions) 3 24 10
Total marks for VARC 102 72 30
Data interpretation and logical reasoning 32 3 24 8
Total marks for DILR 96 72 24
Quantitative ability 34 3 24 to 27 10 to 7
Total marks for QA 102 72 to 81 30 to 21
Total marks for all sections 100 300 216 84

 

Important points:

The exam is conducted in 3 slots, viz.,

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

There is negative marking of 1/3rd marks per questions, i.e. for each wrong question, 1 mark is deducted from the total score.

CAT 2021 Marking scheme

  • The total number of questions for CAT 2021 is 100.
  • Each question carries 3 marks.
  • Section-wise distribution of time is given. Every section needs to be completed in the given time, i.e 60 minutes.
  • For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of marks will be deducted, i.e., 1 mark will be deducted.
  • There is no negative marking for not attempting any question(s).

How to prepare for CAT 2021 exam?

By now everyone has understood the importance of CAT exam and the related details. So, WHAT & WHY is clear but HOW is still pending.

For any student aspiring to pursue a coveted MBA degree from most top B-schools in India, the Common Aptitude Test or CAT is the mother test to be mastered and cleared. Apart from the IIMs, it also opens doors to prestigious institutes like SP Jain Mumbai, FMS Delhi, NITIE Mumbai and a lot more.

Hence, more than 2 lakh students register for this test annually, with this number rising to 2.4 lakhs in the 2019-20 season. In the current season, this number is expected to further rise in light of the job crisis that the Covid-19 crisis might bring upon.

Read More: CAT 2021 Preparation


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