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CAT 2021 Official Notification Released: Check CAT 2021 Important Dates

The CAT 2021 official notification has been released and the CAT website -- iimcat.ac.in -- is now live. CAT exam 2021 will be conducted on November 28.

CAT 2021 Official Notification Released: Check CAT 2020 Exam Dates Here

CAT 2021 notification has been released on July 31. The official website for the Common Admissions Test (CAT) 2021 (iimcat.ac.in) has also been launched along with the notification. CAT 2021 registrations will begin on August 4 and go on September 15. CAT exam 2021 will be held on the last Sunday of November i.e. November 28. The launch of the official website will provide an answer to a lot of questions asked by CAT 2021 aspirants. Here is all of the important information about the CAT 2021 exam.

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CAT Important Dates 2021 vs 2020 vs 2019

A comparison of the CAT important dates for the years 2021, 2020 and 2019 is provided below.


CAT 2021 Dates (Out)

CAT 2020 DatesCAT 2019 Dates

Notification release date

August 1, 2021

July 29, 2020July 28, 2019

Application Starting Date

August 4, 2021

August 5, 2020August 7, 2019

Last Date to Apply

September 15, 2021

September 16, 2020

September 23, 2020

September 18, 2019

Availability of Admit Card

October 27, 2021

October 28, 2020October 23, 2019

Exam Date

November 28, 2021

November 29, 2020November 24, 2019

Result Date

2nd week of January 2022
January 2, 2021January 7, 2021

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How to Apply for CAT 2021

Candidates will be able to apply for CAT 2021 as soon as the forms are released. All applications will be made from the official website of CAT 2021. Candidates will first have to register on the website and then log in to fill the CAT 2021 application form. Candidates will have to submit the application along with the application fee till the last date of registration which will be around the last week of September 2021.

CAT 2021 Application Fee (Revised)

Given below is the revised CAT registration fee 2021.

All Other CandidatesRs. 2,200
SC / ST / PwD CandidatesRs. 1,100

Changes in CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CAT 2021 exam pattern will remain the same as last year. CAT exam 2021 will be a 2 hours long with 76 questions. There will be 3 sections in the exam QA, DILR and VARC with each having 26, 24 and 26 questions respectively. Each section will have a time duration of 40 minutes. All candidates appearing for the exam must check the detailed exam pattern of CAT 2021

Also Read:All About the CAT Exam - Check Exam Details & Procedure

CAT 2021 Exam Centres

CAT 2021 will be conducted nationwide in a total of 158 cities. Candidates will be able to fill their preferences for six exam centres while filling the CAT 2021 application form. Check the state-wise list of CAT 2021 exam centres to know more.

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