IIM Ahmedabad

CAT 2021: Important guidelines for November 28 exam

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Posted on 27 Nov 2021
18:14 PM
The CAT exam format will remain the same as last year.

The CAT exam format will remain the same as last year. Facebook

The exam will be conducted in three sessions, each of a two-hour duration
Over 2.30 lakh students have registered for the test this year

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad will be conducting the Common Admission Test 2021 in 425 centres across 159 cities in the country on November 28.

This year, over 2.30 lakh students have signed up for the exam. Candidates will have to report at least 30 minutes before the gates are shut at the exam centres. The IIM CAT 2021 admit cards can be downloaded by the candidates from the official website, https://iimcat.ac.in/, till 11.59 pm on November 27.


The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode over three sessions, each of a two-hour duration. The morning session will be from 8.30 am to 10:30 am; candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall after 8:15 am.

The afternoon session will be from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and examinees can only enter the centre till 12.15 pm. The last session in the evening will be from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. The exam centre gates will be shut after 4.15 pm.

Here are a few things to remember for IIM CAT 2021:

  • Candidates should print the IIM CAT hall ticket on an A4 sheet, where the photograph and signature of the applicant should be clearly visible.
  • Candidates will receive the reporting time at the test centre on SMS as well as their registered e-mail ID.
  • Candidates will be checked by metal detectors while entering the test centre.
  • Candidates can carry only a photo identity card, mask, sanitiser, required medical certificates and required documents, along with their CAT admit card to the exam centre.
  • Candidates are to use the Google map link embedded in the electronic version of the admit card to locate the test centre and identify their mode of transport.
  • The admit card should be duly signed in the presence of the invigilator and is to be dropped in the box provided before leaving the exam hall.

The test paper will have three sections, with 40 minutes for each section -- Quantitative Ability (QA); Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC); and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR).

A part of the paper will be based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Some sections will also be Non-MCQ based. The CAT exam format will remain the same as last year.

Last updated on 27 Nov 2021
18:31 PM
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