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CAT 2021 Answer Key

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 02 Mar, 2021 10:57

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CAT 2021 Answer Key

The answer key of CAT 2021 will have all the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Therefore, with the help of the CAT 2021 answer key, candidates will know how many correct and incorrect answers they have marked in the entrance test. To calculate the probable scores correctly, candidates must also know the marking scheme of CAT 2021. 

Candidates are awarded 3 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect response. CAT 2021 answer key will also help candidates draw a relation between their expected CAT Score vs CAT Percentile

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Table of Contents

CAT 2021 Answer Key Dates

CAT 2021 Official Answer Key Date

Steps to Download CAT Answer Key 2021

CAT 2021 Answer Key Snapshot

Highlights of CAT Answer Key 2021

 Objective of CAT 2021 Answer Key

Marking Scheme of CAT 2021 Answer Key

Important Instructions to File Objections to CAT Answer Key 2021

Raising Objections to CAT Answer Key 2021

Steps to Challenge the CAT Answer Key 2021

 CAT 2021 Unofficial Answer Key by Coaching Institutes

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CAT 2020 Slot 1, Slot 2 and Slot 3 were conducted in 3 shifts (morning, forenoon, evening) on Nov 29. Candidates can take a look at the CAT 2020 Slot 1, 2 and 3 analysis below.

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Exam & Question Paper Analysis (Out), Answer Key, Solutions

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Exam & Question Paper Analysis (Live), Answer Key, Solutions

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Exam & Question Paper Analysis (Out), Answer Key, Solutions

Overall Analysis of CAT 2020, Slot 1, Slot 2 & Slot 3: Difficulty Level, Review

CAT 2021 Answer Key Dates

The important dates of the CAT 2021 answer key have been given below. 

Event

Dates

CAT 2021 Exam

November 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Answer Key

First week of December 2021

Inviting Objections to CAT 2021 Answer Key

First week of December 2021

Last Date to Challenge CAT 2021 Answer Key

Second week of December 2021

CAT 2021 Final Answer Key

Second week of December 2021

CAT 2021 Result

First week of January 2022

CAT 2021 Official Answer Key Date

CAT 2021 official answer key will be released in the second week of December 2021.

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Steps to Download CAT Answer Key 2021

This section will provide a detailed method of how to download the CAT 2021 answer key. Test-takers should follow the below-mentioned steps to check the correct responses to the questions asked in the entrance exam. The infographic given below is for CAT 2020 however the process will remain the same for CAT 2021. 

Step 1: When the CAT 2021 answer key is released, visit the official website of the exam.

Step 2: Click on the 'Login' tab available on the homepage. 

Step 3: After clicking on the link, enter your User ID and Password.

Step 4: After providing the required credentials, the CAT 2021 answer key will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Cross-check your answers with that of CAT 2021 answer key.

Step 5: Download the CAT 2021 answer key for future reference.

CAT 2021 Answer Key Snapshot

CAT 2021 answer key snapshot will be updated below later once the exam is held. A snapshot of the CAT 2020 Answer Key can be found below for reference.

CAT 2020 Answer Key Snapshot

 

Highlights of CAT Answer Key 2021

  • The answer keys of CAT 2021 will be released by the CAT 2021 conducting body

  • It is expected that the CAT 2021 answer key will be published in the first week of December 2021

  • CAT answer key 2021 will be available only for those candidates who appear in CAT 2021 exam

  • Separate answer keys will be released for all the slots of CAT 2021

  • The CAT 2021 answer key will help the test takers to verify their CAT 2021 answers and thereby arrive at their expected CAT 2021 score. This will enable them to explore the chances for MBA admission 2021 in various IIMs,FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs and other MBA colleges accepting CAT

  • CAT 2021 answer keys can be accessed by logging into the CAT official website with the unique CAT 2021 login ID and password.

  • The answer key of CAT 2021 will be released as a PDF with a query-cum-objection form. Candidates who are not satisfied with the CAT 2021 answer key can challenge any answer by submitting their objections.

  • After reviewing the objections raised by the test-takers, the conducting authority will release the final answer key of CAT 2021. CAT solutions 2021 will be released for all type of questions, MCQs and non-MCQs both that are asked in CAT 2021.

  • The CAT solutions 2021 will contain CAT 2021 answer keys along with detailed solutions for all three sections - VARC, DILR, and QA.

  • All the answer keys for CAT 2021 are counted for percentile calculation of CAT 2021.

  • The question paper of CAT 2021 will also be released. The PDF file will contain the solutions for all the question sets and slots of CAT 2021.

The links given below provide a list of the top MBA colleges in India that accept CAT for admission. The colleges available for admission for each CAT 2021 percentile bracket have been listed here.

List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT 
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CAT
Top B-schools that Accept CAT Percentile Below 90 other than IIMsTop Ten Non-IIM Colleges that Accept CAT Scores in India

Objective of CAT 2021 Answer Key

The main objective of providing CAT 2021 slot 1, 2 and 3 answer key is to make sure that there is complete transparency. In the past, the authorities had announced that if any organisation, institute or official discloses the CAT 2020 answer key or the question paper in the public domain, then strict action will be taken against them.

Marking Scheme of CAT 2021 Answer Key

To calculate the probable scores in the CAT entrance exam, candidates must know the marking scheme of CAT 2021.

  • For each correct response, 3 marks are awarded to the candidates.
  • 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect response.

The table given below lists the CAT 2021 marking scheme:

Type of Answer

Marks

For Correct Answer

+ 3 Marks

For the Wrong Answer

-1 Mark

For Unattempted Question

0 Mark

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Important Instructions to File Objections to CAT Answer Key 2021

  • The process of challenging the CAT 2021 answer key is done in the online mode.

  • The form to be filled and submitted for raising objections to the answer key of CAT 2021 will be provided on the official website along with the answer key.

  • No objections will be entertained if they are submitted after the last date prescribed.

  • The applicable fee is Rs. 1200 per objection. This fee does not include the transaction processing fee and the applicable GST (if any).

  • In case the objection raised by the candidate is found to be invalid, the objection fee paid by him/ her will not be refunded.

  • Only one objection can be raised at a time.

  • Objections once submitted cannot be edited later.

  • If you have to raise objections to more than one question, you will have to pay for each of them separately.

  • The response of the concerned examination authority will be treated as final against the objections raised. In case this process leads to any change in the evaluation mechanism, the decision taken by them after considering the objections will be treated as final.

  • There is no limit to raising objections to the CAT 2021 answer key.

  • The results of CAT 2021 will be announced after this process is complete and the authorities have made changes in the answer key, if necessary.

  • There will not be any re-checking of the CAT 2021 answers under any circumstances.

Raising Objections to CAT Answer Key 2021

Once the answer key of CAT 2021 is released, the candidates who take the exam will be given the opportunity to raise objections to it. A window will be opened for challenging the CAT 2020 answer key and the test takers will be able to submit their objections before the deadline of CAT 2021 application correction ends. A sum of Rs. 1,200 has to be paid for every CAT question that you challenge.

If the candidates find any discrepancy in the CAT 2021 answer key, they can challenge the same by submitting their objection. A form is provided on the official website for submitting objections to CAT answer key 2021 and candidates are required to fill that. If the authorities find your objections genuine, they will refund you the amount paid for that question.

Steps to Challenge the CAT Answer Key 2021

The steps to raise objections to CAT answer key 2021 have been mentioned below. Candidates can check how to challenge the CAT answer key 2021 by going through the points listed here. The information given below is for CAT 2020 but the process will remain the same for CAT 2021.

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT 2021.

Step 2: Click on the tab of 'Candidate Login'.

Step 3: On the new page that will open, enter your unique login credentials and sign in.

Step 4: The page of your personal details page will open.

Step 5: Click on the tab titled “Objection Form”.

Step 6: Choose the question number, section, and type of objection from the provisional CAT answer.

Step 7: You will have to select one of the following three options:

  • None of the options is a correct answer
  • More than one option is a correct answer
  • The answer key is incorrect

Step 8: You will be allowed to add remarks of up to 500 words while raising the objection against a particular question in the CAT answer key 202.

Step 9: Once you have raised the objection and given the remark, you will have to pay Rs. 1,200 per objection as the objection fee.

Step 10: You must be very careful while submitting the form because no changes will be allowed once you submit it.

There is no restriction to the number of objections that you can raise.

CAT 2021 Unofficial Answer Key by Coaching Institutes

Once the exam is conducted, some top CAT coaching institutes release an unofficial answer key of CAT through their individual analysis. Candidates can find the CAT 2021 answer key released by these coaching institutes here as soon as they are released. They can download the PDF files of the CAT 2021 answer key of TIME, IMS, and Career Launcher.

CAT 2021 Exam Analysis by Coaching Institutes

The CAT coaching institutes prepare and release their exam analysis of CAT every year. The detailed paper analysis of CAT 2021 by various coaching institutes will be updated below.

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FAQs about CAT Answer Key

What are the steps to download the CAT answer key?

You first have to visit the website of CAT 2021. After that, enter your login details such as password and username. You can then save the answer key after checking the current slot.

How can I check the CAT answer key?

The answer key of CAT will be released on the official website of CAT 2021. You can check the CAT answer key after logging in to the website.

Will my answer key objection fee be refunded?

The objection fee will only be refunded only if the objection raised is found to be correct.

How can I challenge the CAT answer key?

You can challenge the answer key by filling the CAT answer key objection form. It must be noted that you can only fill the form after logging in to the CAT website.

When will the CAT answer key be released?

IIMs will release the CAT answer key within one or two weeks after the CAT exam has been conducted. The answer key of CAT will be released on the official website of CAT.

What details will be available in the CAT answer key?

Some of the important details such as Test date, Test time, Question, Question ID and Right option/answer will be available in the CAT answer key.

How can I calculate the CAT scores?

You can calculate the CAT scores using the marking scheme of CAT. As per the marking scheme, you will get 3 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.

Is there any option to re-evaluate or re-check the CAT result?

No, there is no option to re-evaluate or re-check the CAT result.

Can I challenge the answer key of CAT?

Yes, you can challenge the answer key of CAT if you feel there is some issue.The final answer will be released after correction.

What is the use of the CAT answer key?

CAT answer key will contain correct answers to all the questions which were asked in the exam. The answer key will help you match your answer with the correct answer.

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