CAT 2021 registration and application process has started @ Check eligibility criteria and other details.

The Common Admission Test 2021 (CAT 2021) registration and application  Process  has started on August 4, 2021 at 10 AM with a registration fee of Rs.2200/-. After completing the primary registration, you need to fill up the CAT application form. CAT 2021 exam date is November 28, 2021 and the exam will be held in three slots on the same day with a time duration of 2 hours for each slot.

All the candidates can apply for CAT 2021 on the official website, the link for which is As per the official notice, the last date to apply for the CAT examination is September 15. This year, the CAT exam will be held on November 28 in three sessions. CAT 2021 will be conducted in 158 cities.

CAT 2021 is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2021 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.

How to register for CAT 2021:

Candidates can register for CAT 2021 at the official CAT 2021 website, between 10 am on August 4, 2021 and 5 pm on September 15, 2021.

The registration steps are as follows:

1. Register to generate unique User ID and Password.
2. Log in with the generated User ID and Password to fill in the Application form.
3. Submit Application form after entering details and making online payment to complete the registration and application process.

Eligibility criteria:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories), awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective university/institution. In the case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective university/institution. If any university/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

Candidates appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

Examination pattern of CAT 2021:

The duration of the test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability
Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

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