CAT 2021 Common Admission Test

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IIM Ahmedabad will release a notification in July 2021 and as per the notification CAT Exam 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 28th November 2021. The notification released by IIM Ahmedabad, which is the conducting body of CAT Exam 2021, will specify important dates regarding CAT Exam conducting in the year 2021.

Candidates applying for the examination must be aware of the deadlines for Application Procedure, Admit Card Download, and Declaration of Result.

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Important Dates

Registration Procedure Starts

2nd August 2021

Registration Procedure Ends

15th September 2021 (5 PM)

Form Correct Window

To be announced

Admit Card Release

24th October 2021 to 28th November 2021

Examination Date

28th November 2021

Result Date

2nd Week of January 2022 (Tentative)

There is another schedule released by the institute but there are no specific dates mentioned. CAT Counseling schedule for the year 2021 has been given below:


Scheduled on

Release of Shortlisted Candidates

Third Week of January 2022

Announcement of Counseling

Third Week of January 2022

Call for the Shortlisted Candidates

Third Week of January 2022

Last Date to Apply for Counseling

First Week of February 2022

Counseling Commencement

Second Week of February 2022

Counseling Ends

Second Week of March 2022

The application form must be filled online by visiting the official website of CAT i.e. Number of students applying for the examination is expected to reach 3 Lakhs this year. Candidates are advised to ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria to appear in the examination.

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CAT Registration Procedure

  • The registration window will start from 3rd August 2021 and will remain open till 15th September 2021 (5 o'clock in the Evening).
  • Visit the official website of CAT i.e. to register for the application procedure.
  • Enter all the necessary details and make sure that the email id and mobile number shared is correct.
  • The form correction window will be opened right after the application procedure of CAT 2021 is concluded successfully. 

Note* After the registration procedure is completed, the candidates are provided with a unique User Id and password on their registered email id and mobile number.

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CAT Admit Card

The conducting body of the examination i.e. IIM Ahmedabad has decided to make CAT Admit Cards available from 24th October 2021. It is an essential document that must be carried in the examination.

  • Details on Admit Card
  • Name of the Candidate
  • DOB of the candidate
  • User Id or Registration Number
  • Exam Schedule and Slot
  • Examination Center or Venue
  • Candidate's uploaded Signature and Photograph
  • Instructions

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Test Centre Details

The Common Admission Test is conducted to determine admission into 20 IIMs or 100 B-schools all over India. CAT was conducted in 136 cities in the previous year. 

Candidates would have to choose 4 cities in the order of preference to get allotted a particular test center. While filling the CAT Application Form, candidates are advised to go through the instructions and the detailed procedure to fill the form without any discrepancy.

State Centers
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh  Bhilai, Raipur
Delhi New Delhi
Goa Madgaon
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Solan
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Kochi, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kozhikode, Mallapuram,

Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram


Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad,Jalgaon, Kolhapur,

Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur

Meghalaya Shillong
Odisha Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur
Rajasthan Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli Telangana
Hyderabad Karim Nagar, Khammam
Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida,

Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi


Dehradun, Roorkee

West Bengal Hooghly,Howrah, Kolkata, Siliguri

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