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CAT 2021 Response Sheet

Updated By Anjani Chaand on 01 Aug, 2021 12:49

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CAT 2021 Response Sheet

The conducting body of CAT 2021 i.e IIM Ahmedabad will release the response sheet post the exam. Candidates can then download their official CAT 2021 Response Sheets after logging in to their CAT portal by using the direct link given below.

CAT 2021 will be conducted on November 28, 2021. To download the CAT 2021 Response Sheet, candidates will have to enter their login credentials such as CAT registered ID & password to access the response sheet of CAT 2021. The response sheet will also be updated here once it is released on the official website. 

Apart from this, candidates should note that they can follow the marking scheme of CAT to calculate their scores using the CAT 2021 response sheet.

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CAT Response Sheet

Table of Contents
How to File Objections to the CAT 2021 Response SheetWhat is the Response Key used for?
Eligibility Criteria to Check CAT 2021 Response KeyCAT Final Answer Key

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CAT 2021 Response Sheet Important Dates

Check the table provided below to know the important dates of CAT 2021 response sheet.

Events

Dates

CAT 2021 Exam

November 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Response Sheet release

To be announced

Last date to challenge the CAT 2021 Response Sheet

To be announced

Official/ Final Response Sheet release

To be announced

CAT 2021 results

January 2022

How to Download CAT Response Sheet 2021?

Candidates can follow the steps provided below to download the response sheet of CAT 2021

Step 1: Go to the official site of CAT i.e iimcat.ac.in

Step 2: Candidates will then have to enter their login credentials

Step 3: Candidates will be redirected to a new page where they will be able to download the response sheet of CAT

Step 4:  Candidates need to click on ” Candidate Response Sheet” and then the response sheet will be displayed on the screen

Step 5: Candidates can calculate their estimated scores

Candidates should note that they can download the response sheet of CAT for future reference

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Benefits of CAT 2021 Response Sheet

Some of the major benefits of CAT 2021 response sheet are listed below

  • IIM release the response sheet of CAT to bring transparency

  • Candidates who have appeared for the exam may access the response sheet to find out where went wrong

  • The response sheet of CAT allows the candidates to estimate their CAT scores

How to Calculate the Score in CAT 2021 Response Sheet?

Candidates can utilise the marking scheme of CAT to calculate their scores. They can follow the steps provided below to estimate their scores.

  • Find out how many questions are correct using the response sheet of CAT 2021

  • Multiply the total number of correct questions with 3. For eg., if correct questions are 50 then after multiplying your scores will be 150

  • After that, find out the number of wrong answers and multiple it with -1. For eg., if your 10 questions are incorrect then final marks will be -10

  • At last, subtract the scores of wrong answers from the scores of right answers. In this case, your final scores will be 30-10 which will be become 140

Formula to calculate final scores of CAT response sheet

The marking scheme of CAT 2021 is provided below.  

CAT Marking Scheme

How to File Objections to the CAT 2021 Response Sheet?

Candidates who feel any answer in the response sheet of CAT 2021 is incorrect can raise an objection. They can follow the steps provided below to file an objection

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT 2021

Step 2: Enter your login details in the login page

Step 3: Click on the "Challenge the Response Key" link

Step 4: Select the question that you feel is incorrect

Step 5: Tap on the Objection tab and click "+" to pose a doubt

Step 6: A new window will appear that will allow you to select the question type, section and question

On the basis of last year, candidates will get the following options while challenging the response sheet of CAT

  • “Given Answer Key is Wrong”
  • “None of the Options are Correct”
  • “More than One Options are Correct”

Candidates should note that they can raise any number of objections in CAT answer key but they will have to pay an amount of INR 1200 as raising objection charge

What is the CAT 2021 Response Key used for?

The response sheet of CAT 2021 allows the candidates to verify their answers with the correct answers. Candidates can download the response sheet of CAT released by the officials and compare it with their answers. IIMs allow the candidates to raise an objection if they feel any answer is incorrect. However, the officials have instructed applicants that they should raise an objection only in respect of those answers for which they find it necessary to do so. If the objections submitted by the candidates are found to be incorrect, they will be forfeited.

Some of the important points that the candidates should keep in mind while downloading the response sheet are provided below.

  • The response key of all the slots of exam will be released in PDF format

  • Candidates should use an updated browser to download the CAT response key

  • They will have to enter their login credentials to download the response key

  • They should take a printout of the downloaded response key for future reference

Eligibility Criteria to Check CAT 2021 Response Key

Only those candidates who have appeared for the exam will be able to download the answer key. 

Why is the CAT 2021 Response Sheet Released?

  • IIMs release the response sheet of CAT to provide transparency and allow the aspirants to know where they went wrong. The response sheet of CAT contains the questions & answers marked by the candidates in the exam. 

  • For the first time, the response sheet of CAT was released in 2017. It was provided with an objection form that allows the candidates to raise their objections and complains regarding changes in the answer key. 

CAT 2021 Final Answer Key

Once the objections are made by the candidates, IIM will release a final answer key which will correct answers to all the questions that were asked in the exam. If the candidate's objection is considered valid by the IIM then the objection will be reimbursed. The final answer key is expected to be released in the first week of January 2022. Apart from this, the result of CAT 2021 and IIM cutoff will be released in the second week of January 2022. Those who have satisfied the cutoff of CAT will be called for the selection process of CAT. The selection process will include Written Ability Test, a Group Discussion, and the Personal Interview rounds.

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FAQs about CAT

Can I download the CAT Response Sheet in the PDF format?

Yes, you can download the CAT Response Sheet in PDF.

Does CAT response sheet have right answers for the questions?

No, the CAT Response Sheet does not have the right answers for all the questions. It will have the answers marked by the candidates.

What is the benefit of CAT 2021 Response Sheet?

CAT 2021 Response Sheet will help a candidate know where he/she has gone wrong and the query-cum-objection form helps in raising objections.

Can a candidate file objections to the CAT Response Sheet?

Yes, a candidate can file objections to the CAT 2021 Response Sheet.

What does CAT 2021 reponse sheet include?

CAT 2021 Response Sheet will include the answers marked by the candidates in their exam.

Will there be a second final CAT 2021 Response Sheet?

Yes, CAT 2021 final response sheet will be released in the 2nd week of December 2021.

How can CAT 2021 Response Sheet be checked online?

CAT 2021 response sheet can be checked by candidates by using their CAT login ID and password.

Where will CAT 2021 Response Sheet be available?

CAT 2021 Response Sheet will be available on the official website of CAT - iimcat.ac.in.

When will CAT 2021 Response Sheet be available?

CAT 2021 response sheet will be available in the first week of December 2021.

Will I get a refund of the objection fee?

Yes, you will get a refund of the objection fee but only when the objection raised by you is found correct.

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