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CAT 2021 Question Paper (Out) - Download PDF for All Slots

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: November 30, 2021 | CAT

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

CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile

This year, the question paper of CAT 2021 in Slot 1 had a total of 66 questions, unlike last year 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.

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.

CAT 2021 Shift 1 Memory-based Question Paper

The forenoon shift or Shift 1 of CAT 2021 was held from 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM. You can download the PDF of the memory-based question paper by clicking on the link below -

CAT 2021 Shift 1 Question Paper- Download PDF - updated

CAT 2021 Shift 2 Memory-based Question Paper

Shift 2 of CAT 2021 also known as the afternoon slot was held from 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM. The memory-based question paper for CAT 2021 Shift 2 is now available.

CAT 2021 Shift 2 Question Paper PDF - updated

CAT 2021 Shift 3 Memory-based Question Paper

Shift 3 of CAT 2021 was in the evening slot, i.e. from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM. The reporting deadline for the same is 04:15 AM. Candidates can download the PDF of the CAT 2021 memory-based question paper for Shift 3 here.

CAT 2021 Shift 3 Question Paper

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
DILRModerate
QAModerate
OverallModerate

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

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

CAT 2021 Section-wise Analysis- Check Here

SectionAnalysis
VARCCAT 2021 VARC Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Slot 1) Out
DILRCAT 2021 DILR Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Out)
QACAT 2021 QA Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key Out

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CAT 2021 Answer Key

The information and details regarding the response sheet and answer key of CAT 2021 have been provided in the following links:

CAT 2021 Answer Key

CAT 2021 Response Sheet

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For the latest updates on CAT 2021, Stay tuned to CollegeDekho!

CAT Previous Year Question Paper

CAT Question Paper 2018 Slot 1

CAT Question Paper 2018 Slot 2

CAT Question Paper 2019 Slot 1

CAT Question Paper 2019 Slot 2

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