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CAT 2021 Further Schedule after Application Form Submission

CAT 2021 exam is scheduled for November 28, 2021. IIM Ahmedabad is the supervising body for the year and will be conducting CAT 2021 at 400 test centers in over 159 cities in India. The exam will be held in three slots to accommodate around 2.31 lakh candidates. The last date for the registration for CAT 2021 was September 22, 2021, whereas the registration form correction window was open until September 27. During this time, candidates were offered the opportunity to change or update their photograph, signature, and test city center options.

The Common Admission Test (or commonly referred to as CAT exam) is one of the most prestigious examinations that offers candidates to pursue programs like MBA and PGDM, among others, from the top management institutions in India. The exam is conducted and drafted by one of the six older IIM branches on rotation. The last CAT exam conducted by IIM Ahmedabad was in 2015.

CAT 2021 schedule after application submission

Below are some of the important dates of events that are to follow after successfully submitting the application form:

CAT 2021 Schedule Dates Remarks
Mock test release for CAT 2021 First week of October Registered candidates can access the first mock test for the exam on the official website.
Admit card October 27 The admit card will be made available to download until the day of the exam.
Official tutorial release First week of November The supervising body, i.e., IIM Ahmedabad will release a video detailing exam day guidelines for the candidates.
CAT 2021 Exam November 28 A computer-based online exam will be held in three slots in 159 cities across India.
Answer key release First week of December The candidates will be able to access their response sheet and a preliminary answer key to the CAT 2021 exam.
Answer key challenge First week of December The candidates will have a chance to answer the answer key released by IIM Ahmedabad by paying Rs. 1,200 per question.
Final answer key release Last week of December In case of any revision or update in the answers, IIM-A will release the final answer key.
Declaration of Result First week of January Detailed scorecards and percentile will be released on the official website of CAT 2021.

CAT 2021 admit card

The upcoming event leading to the final CAT exam is the admit card release. IIM Ahmedabad will release the hall ticket on October 27, 2021, which will be available on the official website. The candidates will be able to download the same until the day of the exam. It is advisable that registered candidates print at least 2 copies as one of them will be submitted at the test center on the day of the exam. Details such as the date and time slot of the exam, location of the test center, and reporting time will be mentioned on the hall ticket.

Steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of CAT – iimcat.ac.in.
  • Log in with your credentials to access the portal and clock on the ‘Download CAT 2021 Admit Card’ hyperlink.
  • Download and print the Admit Card for further use.

CAT 2021 exam day guidelines

Registered candidates must carry the following documents to their test centers on the day of the exam:

  • Admit Card: The candidates must have a copy of their hall ticket with their passport size photograph affixed on it.
  • ID Proof: Candidates will not enter the examination hall without government-identified valid ID proof. The list of accepted identity proofs includes a driving license, PAN card, voter card, passport, or Aadhar card.
  • Name change document: In rare cases, if the candidate has changed their name, they must carry official documents to support their identity.

All the best!



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