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CAT 2021 Objection Form (Closed): Steps to File Objections/ Challenge CAT Answer Key

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeeUpdated On: December 13, 2021 01:49 pm IST | CAT

The candidates who appeared for CAT 2021 are eligible to raise objections to the CAT answer key 2021. The provision was available from December 8 to 11. Find all the details of challenging the CAT 2021 answer key here.

Challenging CAT Answer Key

The CAT 2021 Provisional Answer Key was released on December 08, 2021, at 10:00 AM. Candidates had the option of raising objections on the CAT 2021 answer key from December 8 to 11 (by 5:00 pm). The fee for challenging the CAT 2021 answer key is INR 1,200 per question. CAT 2021 result will be released in the first or second week of January 2022.

Through the answer key of CAT 2021, the candidates who appeared for the MBA entrance exam can gauge their expected score and CAT 2021 results. They can also get an idea of their percentile by using the CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor. The Common Admission Test (CAT) was conducted on November 28, 2021.

After the release of the CAT provisional answer key, the candidates who appeared for the exam can raise objections to it if they find any error. All the details of challenging the CAT 2021 answer key have been provided in this article. To understand the process completely, it is important for the candidate to know every detail of the CAT answer key 2021 which is also included here. The candidates who appeared for CAT 2021 must go through all the points to know how to raise objections to CAT 2021 answer key.

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Eligible Candidates Who Can Check CAT 2021 Answer Key

The answer key of CAT 2021 will be accessible only to a few candidates. The points mentioned below explain who is eligible for checking the CAT 2021 answer key.

  • Those who have appeared for CAT 2021 will be the first candidates who will be able to view the answer key of CAT 2021.
  • The candidates who have registered for CAT 2021 but did not appear for the exam will also be able to access the CAT answer key 2021.
  • The answer key of CAT 2021 will be released in the online mode.
  • Candidates will have to log on to the official website of the exam to view the CAT 2021 answer key.
  • They will be required to use their login credentials to access the CAT answer key 2021.
  • Any individual who appeared for CAT in the previous years will not be able to check the answer key of CAT 2021.

Challenging CAT 2021 Answer Key

All candidates who appeared for CAT 2021 can raise objections to the answer key of CAT 2021. In case the CAT aspirants find any discrepancies in the CAT 2021 answer key, they will get a chance to challenge it within the specified time. They must keep themselves updated with the schedule of the process so that they do not miss out on any deadline.

Important Dates for CAT 2021 Answer Key

The table given below provides the dates important for submitting CAT 2021 answer key objections.

CAT 2021 Exam DateNovember 28, 2021
Release of CAT 2021 Answer KeyDecember 08, 2021
Commencement of Inviting Objections to CAT 2021 Answer KeyDecember 08, 2021
Last Date to Submit Objections to CAT 2021 Answer KeyDecember 11, 2021
Announcement of Changes in CAT 2021 Answer KeyTo be Released
Declaration of CAT 2021 ResultsTo be Released

Also Read: MBA Colleges Accepting 95-99 Percentile in CAT 2021

How to Challenge CAT 2021 Answer Key

In order to submit your objections to the CAT 2021 answer key, you will have to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Log on to the official website of CAT 2021 (
  • Go to the tab of candidate login and click on it.
  • Enter your unique login credentials and sign-in on the new page that will open.
  • The screen will show the page of your personal details.
  • On the page, click on the tab titled “Objection Form”.
  • Choose the question number, section, and type of objection from the provisional CAT 2021 answer.
  • Select one from the following three options given:
    • More than one option is a correct answer
    • None of the options is a correct answer
    • The answer key is incorrect
  • While objecting to any CAT 2021 question, you will be given the option to add remarks of up to 500 words.
  • After you have raised the objection and given the remark, you will be required to pay the objection fee of Rs. 1,200.
  • It is important to be very careful while submitting the objections to CAT 2021 because no changes will be allowed later on.
  • There is no restriction to the number of objections that you can raise.

Who Will Release CAT 2021 Answer Key?

The answer key of CAT 2021 has been released by the conducting body of the exam. Since CAT 2021 is being conducted by IIM Ahmedabad, the answer key has also been released by IIMA. Separate CAT 2021 answer keys have been published for all three slots of the exam.

Why is CAT 2021 Answer Key Released?

The CAT answer key 2021 helps the test-takers in getting an understanding of their expected score. They will be provided with the correct answers to all the questions and they can match the answers they marked themselves while giving the exam. Through this, the candidates get to know the total number of questions they answered correctly and incorrectly. This helps them is roughly figuring out their CAT 2021 score. 

Facts about CAT 2021 Answer Key

Here are some important facts about the CAT 2021 Answer Key.

  • The CAT answer key 2021 is available only for the candidates who appear for the CAT 2021 exam.
  • The institute has released separate answer keys for CAT 2021 Slot 1, Slot 2, and Slot 3.
  • The CAT 2021 answer key assists the candidates in verifying their CAT 2021 answers. This will help them in arriving at their expected CAT 2021 score.
  • Through the answer key of CAT 2021, candidates get an idea of their percentile and will start targeting MBA colleges for admission accordingly.
  • The answer key of CAT 2021 is released in PDF format along with a query-cum-objection form.
  • All CAT 2021 test-takers who think there is any discrepancy in an answer can challenge that by submitting their objections.
  • The CAT solutions 2021 consist of the CAT 2021 answer keys along with the detailed solutions for all the three sections of CAT - VARC, DILR, and QA.
  • The final answer keys for CAT 2021 will be counted for the CAT 2021 percentile calculation.
  • The question paper of CAT 2021 has also been released along with the answer key of CAT 2021. The PDF file will contain the solutions for all the question sets and slots of CAT 2021.

What Does CAT Answer Key 2021 Consist of?

The following information is provided on the answer key of CAT 2021.

  • The candidate's name
  • The candidate's CAT registration number
  • Exam centre of CAT 2021
  • Date of CAT 2021
  • CAT 2021 Slot of the candidate
  • Question
  • Type of Question
  • Question ID
  • Status (the answer marked by the candidate)
  • Correct answer

Also Read: CAT 2021 Cut Offs Of Top B-Schools in India

How to Calculate CAT 2021 Score?

The answer key or response sheet of CAT 2021 is used for calculating the CAT 2021 score obtained by the candidate. Check the table given below to know the marking scheme of CAT 2021.

Type of Answer

Marks Given

For Every Correct Answer

+3 Marks

For Every Wrong Answer

-1 Mark

For Each Unattempted Question

0 Mark

The answer key of CAT 2021 is a good way to understand how you performed in the exam. To know more about a good score in CAT and other important information regarding CAT 2021, the links given below will be useful.

CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile

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Top Ten Non-IIM Colleges that Accept CAT Scores in India

CAT 2021 Cutoff

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho to get more updates and information regarding CAT 2021. You can send your queries through the QnA Zone and fill the Common Application Form (CAF) for admission related queries.

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