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Are You Aware of These Significant Changes Introduced in CAT Exam 2021? Read to Know!

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on October 11, 2021

CAT Exam is conducted every year and the conducting authority introduces mere, yet important, changes in its exam pattern. Though the changes are not much but significant from examination's point of view. These changes are almost similar to the ones brought into action the last year. Candidates who have been appearing in CAT Exam are well aware of the changes introduced in the exam over the past few years. But first-time takers of the exam must be able to differentiate between previous and current exam pattern.

CAT Admit Card release date is 27th October 2021

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Changes in CAT

The changes in cat exam are primarily introduced in eligibility, cat application fee, cat test cities, and cat city preference. Below are the changes introduced in CAT Exam:

  • CAT Eligibility Criteria – The candidates are no longer required to score “minimum marks” in graduation. This criterion has been relaxed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Candidates are required to mention “Promotion/Pass” while filling the application form of CAT Exam.
  • CAT Application Fee – The application fee has been increased by 10% from the one of cat 2020. The CAT Exam Fees for the year 2021 has been increased from INR 2000 to INR 2200. For reserved category students, the fee has been increased to INR 1000 to INR 1100.
  • Test Cities Increased – The number of CAT Test Cities has now been increased to 159. The exam will now be conducted across 159 cities in the country and there are total 400 test centers.
  • Test City Preference Increased – Students can now select up to six CAT Test Centers (preferred cities). This will give students more convenience to choose preferred CAT Centers.
  • Srinagar As New Test City Option – Candidates can now select Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) as a preferred test city for CAT Exam. Candidates can now select Srinagar as a test city option.

CAT Admit Card Release Date

IIM Ahmedabad is the convener of CAT 2021 and will release CAT Admit Card on 27th October 2021. Candidates who have registered themselves for the exam can visit the official website of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in and download their respective admit cards. There is a certain set of steps that students must follow to download admit card of cat.

How to Download CAT Exam Admit Card?

Below mentioned are the steps to download admit card:

  • Visit the official website of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
  • Click on ‘Registered Candidate' tab, a new page will appear.
  • Enter your application number and password.
  • Once logged in, IIM CAT Admit Card will be displayed on the computer screen.
  • Cross check all the details and guidelines mentioned on your admit card.

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