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CAT 2021 Question Paper (Available): Download PDF for All Slots

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: October 19, 2023 06:54 pm IST

CAT 2021 was conducted on November 28, 2021 in three different slots. You can download the PDF of CAT 2021 memory-based question paper for all three slots from here!

CAT 2021 Question Paper (PDF) OUT - Download Memory-based Question Paper of Slot 1, 2 & 3 Here

CAT 2021 Question Paper: CAT 2021 was conducted in three slots on November 28, 2021 (Sunday). CAT 2021 was conducted in an online mode and candidates had to attempt the questions within the duration of 2 hours. The CAT 2021 question paper was moderately difficulty and based along similar lines as 2020. Candidates looking for a slot-wise question paper for CAT 2021 can find it on this page.

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CAT 2021 Question Paper PDF 

Here are the PDF links to download the CAT 2021 question paper -

SlotQuestion Paper PDF Link
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3

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CAT 2022 Question Paper

The question paper of CAT 2021 in Slot 1 had a total of 66 questions, unlike in 2020 when there were a total of 76 questions asked in the exam. In the section of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), 24 questions were asked. 20 questions were asked in the section of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA) comprised 22 questions.

CAT 2021 Question Paper Pattern

This year, IIM Ahmedabad decreased the number of questions in the CAT 2021 question paper. The revised paper pattern of CAT 2021 was as follows.

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime Limit
VARC2440 minutes
DILR2040 minutes
QA2240 minutes
TOTAL66120 minutes

CAT 2021 Question Paper: Section-wise Difficulty Level

SectionDifficulty Level
VARCEasy to Moderate

CAT 2021 Question Paper Analysis - Slot 1, 2 & 3

SlotDetailed Analysis
Slot 1CAT 2021 Slot 1 Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key
Slot 2CAT 2021 Slot 2 Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key
Slot 3CAT 2021 Slot 3 Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key

CAT 2021 Section-wise Analysis

DILRCAT 2021 DILR Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Out)
QACAT 2021 QA Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key Out

Each section of CAT 2021 is individually timed for 40 minutes. Students are not allowed to switch sections unless the time allotted to each section is over. The answer key as well as the CAT 2021 memory-based question paper can be downloaded from this page.

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