CAT 2021 Calendar Out, Admit Card, Dates, New Paper Pattern Details

In 2021, CAT (Common Admission Test) is going to be conducted by IIM Ahmedabad. The exam will be held on 28 November 2021. Millions of students have applied for the exam & Waiting for the Hall ticket. IIM Ahmedabad released some important instructions for the exam, In which they have open the correction window for the applicants who can modify their forms. The Correction link will be shared at the end of this post. It should be noted that students can only able to modify their Photograph, Signature, and Test City Preferences on the official website of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in. Moreover, From this year Srinagar is also added as a centre option. So the student can change their preference now easily.

CAT Calendar 2021: Exam, Admit card and Exam Centres

CAT Exam

The online registration for the IIM Common Admission Test exam is already closed on 22-Sep-2021, 5.00 pm. Approximately 1.6 million students have applied for the exam. This year the CAT 2021 exam will be conducted in an online mode. The exam would be Computer Based Test. This exam will be conducted in 400 exam centres across 159 cities. You can check your exam centre & exam time on your admit card easily.

Exam name CAT
Organized by IIM Ahmedabad (www.iima.ac.in)
Exam date 28 November 2021
Exam mode CBT (Online mode)
Exam duration 2 hours for Unreserved &  2.5 Hours for PWD candidates
Total Marks & Marks 76 Questions (228 marks)
Each question marks 3 marks for each right question
Negative marking -1 for each wrong question
Total Paper Sections 3
Exam Section names QA, LRDI, and VARC
Admit card status Release on 27 October 2021 at 5 PM
Admit card link Click Here

The CAT exam pattern is revised after 5 years. This time Students will get 60 minutes less time. Earlier each section’s time limit was 60 minutes, but now it is 40 minutes. There is a total of 3 sections which means now students get 120 minutes total time period to solve the paper. Also Earlier The Pwd candidates got 20 minutes extra time for each section but from now onward they will get 13.20 minutes extra time for every section. In short, they will get 30 minutes extra to solve the whole exam than unreserved candidates.

CAT Exam Pattern 2021-22: Section-wise Exam duration

As per the new exam pater, The students have to complete their exam in 2 hours except for Pwd candidates they have to complete their exam before 2.5 hours. The exam duration is divided into sections wise. IIM ahmedabad would design the exam in 3 sections which consist of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The detailed exam pattern overview is given below:-

CAT 2021 Exam pattern Total Questions Time duration Time duration for PwD Students
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 26 40 minutes 53 minutes and 20 seconds
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (LRDI) 24 40 minutes 53 minutes and 20 seconds
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) 26 40 minutes 53 minutes and 20 seconds
Total 76 120 minutes 160 minutes

Now you know the new exam pattern for the common entrance test released by the IIM Ahmedabad. The total 76 questions consist of 228 marks where each right question would be rewarded as +3 marks & -1 marks for each negative mark. Section-wise Positive & Regitve marking is given below.

Section name Right question marks Wrong question marks
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) +3 -1
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (LRDI) +3 -1
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) +3 -1

How to do CAT 2021 Corrections in the Application form?

If you have uploaded the wrong photograph of your face & your signature then you can easily update your Photographs by following some basic steps. Now students can also change their examination centres. It should be noted that all the changes would be accepted from 25 September to 27 September till 5 pm.

  1. open the official website – iimcat.ac.in.
  2. Now at you can see the Student login section.
  3. You can log in there with your username ID & password followed by captcha verification.
  4. Now select your application form & Click on edit.
  5. Now do the necessary Modification on your Application forms and hit submit button.
  6. Also, don’t forget to take the print of your final application forms for further reference.

Required Signature & Photograph image Format, Size for the CAT application forms:-

  • For signature: The format of the signature should be in JPG/ JPEG format. The size of the image should be less than 80KB and the dimension should be in a prescribed manner 80 mm (width) x 35 mm (height) with 150 px/ inch (min) image resolution.
  • For Photograph: The format of passport photograph should be in JPG/ JPEG format. The size of the image should be less than 80KB and the dimension should be in a prescribed manner i.e. 30 mm (width) x 45 mm (height) with 150 px/ inch (min) image resolution.

CAT Calendar Important dates & Links

Name of the Event Date(s) Direct Link
Application Correction Start date September 25, 2021, at 10 am Edit Application forms
Application Correction  last date September 27, 2021, till 5 pm
CAT 2021 Exam Date November 28, 2021
Admit card 27-09-2021 Download Now

This year IIM Ahmedabad bad would conduct the exam in Covid-19 Protocol & regulation set by the Government of India. All the student are requested to visit the examination center with your ID card, Admit card, mask & sanitizer. If you still have any doubt you can ask us in the comment box. we would love to answer you.

 

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