Pay your college fees in 6 easy installments at 0% interest
Learn More

Will CAT 2021 Exam Pattern Change?

The CAT 2021 notification will be released in the month of July. CAT 2021 aspirants are still waiting for any updates from IIMs regarding any changes in the CAT 2021 exam pattern. Let's take a look at whether CAT 2021 exam pattern will change or not.

Will CAT 2021 Exam Pattern Change?

The CAT 2021 notification will be released in the last week of July 2021, and speculations about the future of the exam have increased. While students have already wondered about whether CAT 2021 will be postponed, rumours have also been flying about whether the CAT exam pattern will see any changes.

If the IIMs decide to do any changes to the CAT exam pattern, students will have to alter their CAT 2021 exam preparation strategy. With over 2 lakh aspirants appearing for the exam, there is a lot that depends on this particular decision. However, there is no change as of now regarding any change in the exam pattern of CAT 2021.

The exam pattern of CAT 2020 was altered and the duration of the exam was reduced to 120 minutes, shortening the time duration to 40 minutes per section. It is yet to be known if CAT 2021 will follow the same exam pattern or if it will go back to following the pattern of the previous years. As per the analysis, CAT 2021 will not be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

CAT 2021 Important Dates

Given below are the important dates of the CAT 2021 exam.

EventDate
CAT 2021 Notification ReleaseLast Week of July 2021
CAT 2021 RegistrationFirst Week of August - Third Week of September
CAT 2021 ExamLast Week of November 2021

Also Read:Common Admission Test (CAT) Preparation 2021: How You Can Make the Cut

Will CAT 2021 Exam Pattern be Changed?

IIM Indore had announced major changes in the CAT 2020 exam pattern. The exam duration had been shorted to 2 hours from 3 hours. Candidates appearing for CAT 2020 had 40 minutes instead of the usual 60 minutes per section. Candidates were not allowed to switch between sections.

However, no other changes were made in the CAT 2021 exam pattern. It is expected that the same will be followed for CAT 2021. Any official notification regarding the same is yet to be released

Also Read:Importance of CAT in MBA Admissions

Will CAT 2021 Be Conducted in an Online Proctored Mode?

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, many entrance exams were conducted in the online mode so as to follow social distancing protocols. However, CAT 2020 was held as a centre-based exam as usual. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that CAT 2021 will be conducted in an online proctored mode.

While some exams like MAT 2020 IBT was held as an online proctored from home exam in which candidates could appear for the exam from their homes, CAT did not change its method last year.

As of now, the only option in front of the candidates is to be patient and continue their CAT 2021 preparation with full rigour.

If you have any doubts or queries about CAT, please feel free to discuss them with us on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest education news and updates!

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

CAT question Paper 2017 f1

CAT question Paper 2017 F2

/news/will-cat-2020-exam-pattern-change-20140/

Be the First to Know

Get Access to Latest Updates

View All Questions

Related Questions

I scored 91 percentile in CMAT 2021. I am OBC category. Any chance for converting NIBM Pune. Shall i apply?

-Naveen RajUpdated on April 16, 2021 10:15 AM
  • 1 Answer
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on getting a 91 percentile score in CMAT 2021. You definitely have a chance of getting a seat in the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Pune with this score. The NIBM Pune CMAT cut off for Open seats is around 90 - 95 percentile and it is expected to be a bit lower for reserved seats. You can also check some other colleges that match your requirement in the following article.

Please fill the Common Application Form (CAF ...

READ MORE...

Will madras university accept MAT entrance exam score for mba application?

-Archana NagarajanUpdated on April 16, 2021 10:07 AM
  • 1 Answer
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course at the University of Madaras will be conducted through the TANCET 2021 Scores. The university will not accept MAT scores for admission. You can check out the list of top colleges accepting MAT scores in India.

For admissions-related help, please fill the Common Application Form (CAF) or talk to our counsellor at 18005729877.

Thank you.

READ MORE...

i got 90 percentile in mat exam am i eligible for scholarship?

-Ravi prakash PatelUpdated on April 15, 2021 04:31 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on getting a 90 percentile score in MAT 2021. Please note that there are two scholarships (Tuition Fee Waiver Schemes) available in VIT Business School, Vellore for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course based on MAT scores.

  • Candidates with a MAT score between 760 and 790 are eligible for 50% tuition fee waiver.

  • Candidates with a MAT score above 790 (791 - 800) are eligible for 100% tuition fee waiver.

If you require help with admissions, you can fill the Common Application Form (CAF) and talk to our counsellor at our student helpline number 18005729877 ...

READ MORE...

Do you have a question? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Subscribe to CollegeDekho News

By proceeding ahead you expressly agree to the CollegeDekho terms of use and privacy policy
Apply Now

Management Related News

Top 10 Management Colleges in India

View All

Know best colleges you can get with your score