|Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021|
|Category : Management Admissions 2021|
|Published : On July 2, 2021 By Webindia123 Editor|
|Online Registration for CAT||04th August - 15th September, 2021|
|Admit Card Download Window||27th October to November, 28 2021|
|Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021||28th November, 2021|
|CAT Result||Second week of January, 2022|
CAT (Common Admission Test) is conducted by IIMs (Indian Institute Of Managements) for its admission to Post Graduate (P.G) Programmes and Fellow Programmes. Candidates aspiring to get admission to the Indian Institutes of Managements need to appear for the Common Admission Test. Apart from the IIM's, various other Management Institutes use the CAT score for short listing the candidates. CAT is conducted once in a year usually in the month of October-November.
The major features for CAT 2021
The CAT 2021 will be conducted in two days, consisting of four sessions overall
The exam will be conducted in 156 Test Cities
Candidates will be given the option to select 4 Test Cities in the order of preference and hence need not rush to block slots and sites in the initial Registration days
As far as possible, candidates will be given their first preferred city across the four sessions on a random basis, if not possible the second then the third preferred city will be allotted
The exams will be held on 24.11.2021
The candidates have no option to select the dates. The dates will be allotted by CAT Centre 2021 on random basis
The purchase of offline Vouchers has been discontinued from this year and the candidates have to make Registration fee payment through online modes only by Credit Card, Debit Card or through Net Banking.
After submission of Application, candidates will be permitted to download their Admit Cards from 23.10.2021 onwards till their exam date. For example, if the candidate is appearing for the test on 24.11.2021, then she/he can download the Admit Card only upto 24.11.2021 (forenoon or afternoon session) according to her/his slot.
Duration of the examination will be180 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 all otted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in asection.
Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will clearly explain this. Also, we will allow use of basic on-screen calculator for computation
Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)
IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP-ABM
IIM Amritsar PGP
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGSEM and PGPPM
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM and PGP-PGDCM
IIM Indore PGP and EPGP
IIM Kashipur PGP and EPGPM
IIM Kozhikode PGP
IIM Lucknow PGP and PGP-ABM and PGPSM
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Raipur PGP and PGPWE
IIM Ranchi PGDM and PGDHRM
IIM Rohtak PGP and EPGP
IIM Sambalpur PGP
RGIIM Shillong PGP and PGPEX
IIM Sirmaur PGP
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP and PGPBM
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Vizhakhapatnam PGP
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.]
EFPM program of IIM Kashipur and IIM Raipur.
Note: Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as PGP-ABM of IIM Ahmedabad, PGSEM and PGPPM. Programmes of IIM Bangalore, PGDCM Programme of IIM Calcutta, EPGP of IIM Indore and PGDHRM of IIM Ranchi. See the CAT Bulletin for further information .
CAT Eligibility :
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any 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 Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification
examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting
results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected,
will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate
from the Principal / Registrar of their
University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.iimcat.ac.in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs.
Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.
List of Equivalent Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma ) or B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers -India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India).
Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions.
Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian Universities New Delhi.
Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT 2021 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information you may refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites
More details can be available from the institute website.
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