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CAT Exam Date 2021 (Out): Check Result, Answer Key, and Counselling Schedule
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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Nov 22, 2021

CAT 2021 Exam Date: The examination is scheduled to be held on Nov 28 in 3 slots. In the 1st week of December, candidates can expect CAT 2021 Answer Key to be out on the official website at Candidates will also get the opportunity to raise objections against CAT 2021 Answer Key for the duration of 4-5 days. 

  • CAT 2021 Result and final answer keys will be released tentatively in the 1st week of January 2022. 
  • CAT 2021 Counselling is expected to begin in the month of January /February as each IIM will release their won counselling schedule. 

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CAT 2021 Official Notification

CAT 2021 Official Notification

CAT 2021 Notification has been released. CAT is one of the most distinguished management exams and the only way to secure a seat in the highly reputed IIMs in the country. No increase in exam centers across India from 2020 and CAT 2021 will be conducted in 425+ centers across 156 cities.

CAT Answer Key Dates

CAT 2021 Answer Key

CAT 2021 Answer Key will be released tentatively in the 1st week of December 2021. 

Events Dates
CAT Answer key 2021  1st week of December 2021
Start Date to Challenge CAT 2021 Answer key 1st week of December 2021
Last Date to Challenge CAT 2021 Answer key 1st week of December 2021
Release of Final Answer Key 2nd week of December 2021
CAT Result Dates

CAT 2021 Result Date

CAT 2021 Result is generally released the following year in the first week of January. All candidates who appeared for the CAT 2021 exam will receive an SMS on their registered mobile number informing them about their CAT percentile. It is important to note that the CAT Score is valid for one year from the date of declaration of the result. CAT 2021 scorecard will contain the following information-

  1. Personal details like name, contact details, CAT registration number, gender, date of birth, category, PwD status.
  2. Date and time of the test
  3. Section-wise score and percentile
  4. Overall score and percentile
Event Date (Tentative)
Result Declaration 1st week of January 2022
Selection Process Starts January/ February 2022

Read: CAT Score Calculation Process

CAT Counselling

CAT IIMs Admission Process 2021 Dates

CAT 2021 Counselling will commence immediately after the declaration of the result. Listed below are the stages in the selection process:

  • Each IIM will select candidates based on the CAT percentile score, academic record, extracurricular activities, and work experience.
  • A personalized call letter will be sent to the selected candidates.
  • IIMs conduct Group Discussions (GD) and/or Written Ability Test (WAT) in the selection process.
  • All IIMs conduct a personal interview with each selected candidate.

CAT Registration Dates 2021

CAT Registration 2021 is scheduled to begin on August 4 and will close on September 15, 2021. Applicants should note that the CAT Application process will be completely online and they must visit the official website to complete the same. Here are the prerequisites for CAT 2021 Registration:

  • A valid email ID and phone number for generation of unique login credentials.
  • Scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • Credit/Debit card details for making payment of Application fee.
  • Valid ID proof
  • Marksheets of Class 10th and 12th 
Events Dates
Issue of notification July 31, 2021
Starting of CAT registration 2021 August 4, 2021
Last date for CAT registration 2021 September 22, 2021 (Extended)

CAT 2021 Application Form Correction Dates 

CAT 2021 Form Correction window is opened in the last week of September in online mode only for 2 days. Candidates have the opportunity to edit the uploaded images of photographs and signatures. The option of changing the exam city preferences is also available during this period. Registered candidates can log in using their existing credentials. CAT 2021 Form Correction dates are tabulated below:

Event Dates (Tentative)
Opening of Form Correction Window 4th week of September 2021 
Closing of Form Correction Window 4th week of September 2021 

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CAT Admit Card 2021 Release Date

CAT 2021 Admit Card will be available for download in the month of October 2021. Candidates who successfully registered for CAT 2021 can download the CAT Admit Card from the official website. It is mandatory to carry a printout of the CAT Admit card alongwith a recent passport size photograph and a valid ID proof on the day of the CAT Exam.

The important dates regarding Admit Card for CAT 2021 are mentioned below:

Event Date 
Release of Admit Card October 27, 2021
Last date to download Admit card November 28, 2021
CAT 2021 Exam Date November 28, 2021

Click here to know more about CAT Admit Card 2021 like important documents required, exam day guidelines and other essential information.

CAT Exam Dates 2021

CAT Exam Dates 2021

CAT 2021 Exam date is expected to be announced in the last week of July. The information bulletin containing all the important dates like the application date, exam date will release soon on the official CAT website. It is necessary to note that the exam will be conducted in 3 slots in the 4th week of November. Find below the important details(tentative) regarding CAT Exam:

Event Details
CAT 2021 Exam date November 28, 2021
Duration of CAT Exam 2021 2 hours

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Frequently Asked Questions

CAT Exam Date 2021 FAQs

Ques. How many times a year is CAT conducted?

Ans. CAT is conducted once a year by one of the IIMs on a rotational basis. Candidates willing to take the exam can apply for the same from August 5, 2021.

Ques. What is the test timing for CAT 2021?

Ans. CAT exam will be held in three sessions i.e. morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Candidates will be assigned a single session after depending upon the availability of the exam center.

Ques. Can I take the CAT exam in more than one/multiple sessions?

Ans. No, candidates can not appear in more than one slot to take the CAT exam. In case a candidate does the same, it will be considered fraud and their candidature will be cancelled.

Ques. From when can I download the CAT 2021 Admit card?

Ans. CAT 2021 Admit card has been released on October 27, 2021. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website itself. The hall tickets will not be sent via mail or post

Ques. When will the result for CAT 2021 be available?

Ans. CAT 2021 result will be available in the second week of January 2022. After the release of the CAT result, IIMs will release their individual cutoffs for 2022-24 admissions

Ques. In case of any query related to the exam, when can I contact the candidate helpdesk?

Ans. Candidates having any query related to CAT exam can contact the helpdesk by phone from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is to be noted that the CAT help desk is closed on Sunday and national holidays

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


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