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CAT 2021 to be held on November 28

By Rediff Get Ahead
September 24, 2021 20:51 IST
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The registration for the Common Admission Test 2021, performance in which enables entry into leading management institutes is now closed.

CAT 2021 will be conducted on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

The format of the test will remain same as last year. There will be three shifts of 2-hour examination comprising three sections: i. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; ii. Quantitative Ability; iii. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

Candidates will be given 40 minutes for each section, PwD candidates will get 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra for each section.

Approximately 231,000 candidates have registered successfully for CAT 2021.

Considering that there could have been time pressure to complete the CAT exam last year on account of changes made, for CAT 2021 the CAT Committee is making an attempt in reducing the number of questions across all the three sections - QA, DILR and VARC.

CAT 2021 is scheduled to be conducted at over 400 Test Centres, spread across 159 cities in India on November 28, 2021.

Mock Test/Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT Web site from the last week of October 2021. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT Web site well in advance.

Registration Form Edit Window 

Candidates who have registered and wish to make any changes, will be allowed to do so between September 25 and 27, 10.00 am to 5 pm.

Candidates can edit the following fields in the application form (if required):

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Test City Preferences.

Candidates are advised to check CAT Web site regularly for updates about the Edit window.

COVID and Possible Disruptions

CAT 2021 process is to be conducted taking into account the COVID crisis. The information provided by the CAT Web site is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central and state governments, and IIMs.

Candidates are advised to regularly check the CAT Web site for the latest information.

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