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The admit card of CAT 2021 was released on October 27 and the CAT 2021 exam will be held on November 28, 2021. Candidates appearing for the exam can check all of the latest news and updates regarding CAT 2021 here.

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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 on November 28. The CAT exam will be held across 159 cities in 3 slots - Slot 1 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, Slot 2 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and Slot 3 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. IIM, Ahmedabad has already released the admit card of CAT 2021 on October 27 at 5:00 PM. The number of questions in CAT 2021 was reduced to 76 from 100 last year. This year the number is expected to go down further.

CAT is one of the most widely-taken management entrance exams in the world. Around 2.3 lakh candidates have registered for the CAT 2021 exam. While CAT is mainly conducted for admission to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), it is also accepted for admission by almost all of the other MBA colleges in India as well. Candidates preparing for a top-tier MBA entrance exam such as CAT 2021 should stay on top of any latest news and releases for CAT 2021. Here are the CAT 2021 latest updates to help all applicants stay updated with the latest information surrounding CAT 2021.

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November 12, 2021: CAT 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25. Around 2.1 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. Check the section-wise analysis given below -

SectionDifficulty
VARCModerate
DILRDifficult
QAModerate
OverallModerate to Difficult

For more details about the CAT 2018 exam, check out the CAT 2018 question paper analysis by CollegeDekho experts.

November 10, 2021: The CAT 2017 exam was held by the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow on November 26. The exam was conducted as per the same pattern as the year before. The section-wise difficulty of the exam was as follows -

SectionDifficulty
VARCEasy to Moderate
DILRDifficult
QAEasy to Moderate
OverallModerate

Click here to check the detailed question paper analysis of the CAT 2017 exam.

November 9, 2021: CAT 2016 was conducted by IIM Bangalore and 1.95 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. The exam pattern remained exactly the same as last year except for a slight decrease in the number of non-MCQs in the paper. The section-wise difficulty level was -

SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty
VARC34Easy to Moderate
DILR32Moderate to Difficult
QA34Moderate to Difficult
Overall100Moderate to Difficult

Click here for the detailed analysis of the CAT 2016 question paper by CollegeDekho experts.

November 8, 2021: Coming to CAT 2015, IIM Ahmedabad was the conducting body and it introduced what we now recognize as the exam pattern for CAT. DI and LR were split from their respective sections to create an all-new 3rd section in the question paper. Following was the section-wise difficulty level -

SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty
VARC34Easy
QA34Moderate
DILR32Difficult
Overall100Moderate to Difficult

Read the CAT 2015 question paper analysis by CollegeDekho experts for all the details about the exam.

November 5, 2021: CAT 2014 was again conducted by IIM Indore. This year the institute increased the no. of questions to 100 and added 30 minutes to the duration of the exam. However, it seems that in lieu of the revised pattern, the institute decided to ease the difficulty for the students. The section-wise difficulty was as follows -

SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty
VARC & LR50Easy
QA & DI50Easy to Moderate
Overall100Easy

Go through the detailed CAT 2014 exam analysis by CollegeDekho experts for more information.

November 3, 2021: IIM Indore had the responsibility of the CAT 2013 question paper. The exam had a similar difficulty as last year and the exam pattern remained unchanged. Given below is the section-wise analysis of the exam -

SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty
VARC & LR30Moderate
QA & DI30Difficult
Overall60Moderate to Difficult

Check out other details at the CAT 2013 question paper analysis by CollegeDekho experts.

November 2, 2021: The CAT 2012 exam was held October 11 to November 6 with no change in the exam pattern as compared to 2011. The difficulty level was as follows -

SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty
VARC & LR30Moderate
QA & DI30Difficult
Overall60Moderate to Difficult

Find out all other information at the CAT 2012 detailed question paper analysis by CollegeDekho experts.

November 1, 2021: IIM Calcutta conducted the CAT 2011 exam from October 22 to November 18. The section-wise difficulty level of the question paper was as follows -

SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty
Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension & Logical Reasoning30Moderate
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation30Moderate
Overall60Moderate

Read more at the CAT 2011 detailed question paper analysis.

October 27, 2021 5:00 PM: CAT 2021 admit card has been released. Download the admit card of CAT 2021 here. 

October 27, 2021: CAT 2021 admit card will be released today, October 27, at 5 pm. The admit card will be released in the online mode at iimcat.ac.in. Read more.

October 26, 2021:IIM Ahmedabad will release the CAT 2021 admit card tomorrow. The admit card will be released online at iimcat.ac.in. Read more.

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest news and updates regarding CAT 2021!

FAQs

How many test centres will CAT 2021 have?

CAT 2021 will be conducted in more 159 test cities across India.

Will the CAT 2021 exam pattern remain the same as last year?

The CAT 2021 exam pattern is expected to remain the same as last year. CAT 2021 will be a 2-hour exam conducted in 3 shifts. The number of questions are also expected to be reduced further.

When will CAT 2021 be conducted?

CAT 2021 will be conducted on November 28, 2021, in 159 test cities across India.

What is the CAT 2021 admit card release date.

The CAT 2021 admit card release date is October 27.

Which IIM is conducting CAT 2021?

CAT 2021 is being conducted by IIM Ahmedabad.

CAT Previous Year Question Paper

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