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CAT 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus and Cut Off


Common Admission Test is popularly known as CAT 2021, it is India’s most popular exam to get admission in IIMs and different B-Schools for Management, PG, and Doctoral Programs. Every year the CAT is conducted by the IIMs i.e. Indian Institute of Management. There are various B-Schools and Management Institutes that accept CAT scores as a primary criterion for the selection of admission in different Management, Post Graduate, and Doctoral Programs.

CAT is the most popular and much-awaited exam, consider for entry into different IIMs and B-Schools for the management program. CAT is conducted only once a year by the IIMs. The Common Admission Test is conducted online and the application for this test is accepted online also on the official website i.e. No other mode of application and examination will be entertained.

The application process for CAT 2021 will start in August 2021 (Tentative) and the examination will be held on the last Sunday of November month (Tentative). In the CAT exam, the normalization process will be entertained to normalize the candidate’s CAT score.

For the latest pattern of CAT 2021, candidates are instructed to follow the official website of IIM regularly i.e. The pattern, syllabus, exam dates, etc about CAT 2021 will be revealed along with the release of official notification, so it is highly recommended that visit the official website regularly.

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CAT 2021 Overview

Exam NameCommon Admission Test 2021
Popularly Known AsCAT 2021
Conducting AuthorityIndian Institute of Management (IIM)
Exam TypeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Exam LevelNational Level
FrequencyOnce a year
Mode of ApplicationOnline
No. of Test Cities156
No. of Accepting Colleges1136
Time Duration2 Hours (40 Minutes for Each Section)

Exam Section

  • VARC (Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension)
  • DILR (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning)
  • QA (Quantitative Ability)
Official Website

CAT 2021 Important Dates

All the dates for upcoming events for CAT 2021 have been given in the table below. Candidates should keep in mind that these dates are tentative. The exact official dates will be released very soon on the official website. We will also update the dates column after the release of official dates.

Commencement of CAT 2021 notification1st week of August 2021
Releasing date of CAT 2021 application form1st week of August 2021
Last date to apply for CAT 20214th week of September 2021
Correction window of CAT application form will open from4th week of September 2021
CAT 2021 Admit Card releasing date4th week of October 2021
CAT 2021 Exam DateLast Sunday of November 2021

Response sheet and Question paper of CAT 2021 releasing date

1st week of December 2021

Challenging period for the CAT 2021 Answer Key

1st week of December 2021
Final Answer key of CAT 2021 Releasing Date2nd week of December 2021
Commencement of CAT 2021 Result1st week of January 2022
CAT 2021 Selection ProcessApril – June 2022

CAT 2021 Application Process

It is expected that the notification for CAT 2021 exam will commence in August 2021 and the application form will also be available in August 2021. Before going to the application process, candidates have to register themselves on the IIM’s website. The process of registration is necessary to get the login Id and password to proceed with the application process.

Online Registration Process

The below-mentioned steps of registration should be followed by the candidates to proceed with registration.

  • Candidates have to open the official website for CAT.
  • Now candidates have to register for CAT 2021 by providing some basic details such as their full name, active mobile no., a valid email id, etc.
  • Now at the end after filling in the details, candidates have to click on the submit button, to complete the registration form.

Application Form Filling Process

Post completing the CAT registration form, a confirmation email and message will be sent to your registered contact details. Along with this confirmation email/ message, a login (Registration No. and Password) id will be sent also. By using these log in details, candidates have to proceed with the application process as mentioned below.

How to apply for CAT 2021 Exam?

  1. Fill CAT 2021 Application Form:  In this step, it will be asked to provide some details like Personal details, Contact details, Exam center preference, Program  Preference, work experience (if any) in the application form. Fill in the required details and then move to proceed next.
  2. Uploading Documents: Now in the next step, candidates will have to upload their passport size photo and handwritten signature. It is noted that the candidates belonging to the reserved category must have to produce some other document like Category certificate, EWS certificate, etc as per the requirement.

    All the documents will have to be uploaded in the specified manner prescribed by the officials.
  3. Payment of Application Fee: After completing the above two steps, candidates will need to need to proceed with the payment process to complete the application process.

The online mode will be used to pay the application fee for CAT 2021. The category-wise details for the CAT 2021 application fee are tabulated below.

CategoryFee (INR)
GeneralINR 2000
SCINR 1000
STINR 1000

Documents required to fill the CAT 2021 application form

At the time of filling the application form, the following documents should be there with you for uploading these documents.

  • A recent scanned passport size photo.
  • Scanned image of a handwritten signature.
  • Scanned image of attested category certificates of SC/ST/OBC.
  • Scanned image of attested and signed PwD Certificate.

In the following table, the specifications of the documents are given in detail as per the specification prescribed by the authorities.

Image/DocumentsFormatFile SizeDimensionsImage Resolution
Photograph.jpg/.jpeg80KB30mm(width) x 45mm(height)150Pixel (minimum)
Signature.jpg/.jpeg80KB80mm(width) x 35mm(height)150Pixel (min)

CAT 2021 Application Form Correction

The CAT conducting authorities will give a chance to the candidates to make corrections in the details provided at the of filling the application form. The errors in the application form can be correct by filling in the right details. The application correction form window will open after the complete process of registration.

This is the only last chance to correct and detecting errors in the filled application form no second chance will be entertained under any circumstances.

How to Register for Non-IIM participating institutes in CAT 2021 Exam?

  1. First, go to the official website of
  2. Now, choose the CAT 2021 link which is appeared on the right part of the homepage.
  3. Now candidates have to choose the option for “Downloading of MOU and the Application Form”.
  4. You need to make payment for the application fee.
  5. Now candidates have to fill the CAT 2021 MOU and Application Form. After filling the application form, candidates have to submit the duly filled application form, with signature & stamp through mail along with the required enclosures (the format of the enclosures will be mentioned).
  6. The single copy of the application form, double copy of signed and stamped MOU and xerox of other documents in a specified manner, must have to sent to the Admissions Office of IIM Indore, addressed to-

CAT Centre, C/o Admissions Office, IIM (Indian Institute of Management), Indore, Prabandh Shikhar, Rau – Pithampur Rd, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, PIN CODE – 453556

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

If you are going to apply for CAT 2021 then first stop and then have a look at the all required criteria needed to become eligible to apply for CAT.

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2021

Academic Qualification (For Indian National)Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of Graduation/ Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. OR, Candidates who have appeared in the final year of a qualifying degree can apply. OR, Candidates who have acquired a professional degree such as CA/CS/ICWA will also be eligible for CAT 2021.
Marks Required in Qualifying ExamCandidates from General, EWS, and OBC should have at least 50% marks in Graduation (45% for ST/SC/ PwD candidates)
Work ExperienceNot Necessary
Required Age Limit for CAT 2021No Age Restriction for CAT 2021
Reservation Criteria Reservation will be provided based on the candidate’s Category

CAT 2021 Eligibility for foreign Nationals candidates

The CAT 2021 required eligibility for the foreign nationals candidates/ PIO’s /NRIs are as follow-

  • Candidates from General, EWS, and OBC should have at least 50% marks Bachelor’s degree (45% marks for ST/SC/ PwD candidates) from the university accredited by MHRD (i.e. ME, Ministry of Education)/ Government of India.
  • Candidates who have appeared in the final year of a qualifying degree and waiting for the result can apply.

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The detailed CAT 2021 exam pattern has been discussed below. Also, candidates can check out the official website for the same to get more clarification about the latest pattern.

  • Exam Mode: Online i.e. CBT (computer-based test).
  • Type of Questions: Objective  Type & Non-Objective Type Questions
  • No. of Questions: 100 question
  • Maximum Marks: 300 marks
  • Duration:  120 minutes
  • No. of Test Cities: 156 cities
  • Marking Scheme: +3 marks will be awarded for each right attempt.
  • Negative Marking:
    • 1/3 negative marking will be there for an incorrect wrong answer in Objective Type Questions.
    • No negative marking will be there in the Non- Objective type questions.

Section-wise Distribution of Marks

SectionNumber of MCQ questionsNumber of Non-MCQ questionsTotal questionsTotal DurationTotal Marks
Quantitative Aptitude22-2410-1234
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)24-277-1034 (RC-24, VA-10)
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)24832 (DI-16, LR-16)
Total75251002 hours300 marks

CAT 2021 Important Topics: Logical Reasoning 

Here we have given the most important topics of Reasoning and classification of questions based on that topics. Usually, the reasoning part consists of 24-25 questions in the CAT exam. Based on the previous year’s exam pattern, we have prepared a list of important topics from the Reasoning section and the average no. of questions asked from the same topics. To score well in less time, candidates can only read the following topics and practice their questions.

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TopicExpected Number of Questions
Graphs Related5-6 Questions
Tables and Caselets3-5 Questions
Data Sufficiency3-5 Questions
Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams2-3 Questions
Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement2-3 Questions
Blood Relations2-3 Questions
Puzzles1-2 Questions
Assumption and Binary Logic1-2 Questions
Clocks and Calendars1-2 Questions

CAT 2021 Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics

In the CAT exam, the weightage of Quantitative Aptitude is approx 26-28 questions, the type of questions are MCQs and Non-MCQs both. The total duration to solve the Quantitative Aptitude questions is 40 minutes. Here we have listed below the important topics from the Aptitude section and the approximate no. of questions from that section. Our analysis is based on the previous year’s question trends. By covering the given topics only, you can score well in less time but you need a lot of practice for the Quantitative Aptitude section.

TopicExpected Number of Questions
Number System, Basic Arithmetic4-8 Questions
Geometry & Mensuration3-5 Questions
Algebra3-5 Questions
Trigonometry, Logarithms, and Sets1-3 Questions
Time, Speed, and Distance1-3 Questions
Time and Work1-2 Questions
Probability1-2 Questions
Permutation & Combination1-2 Questions
Simple Interest and Compound Interest1-2 Questions
Profit, Loss, and Discounts1-2 Questions

CAT 2021 Verbal Ability Important Topics

The Verbal Ability contributes 26-28 questions in the CAT exam. We have provided the list of important topics of the Verbal Ability section and the no. of expected questions from that section. Some of the topics are more important than others like Reading Comprehension, Para-Jumbles these two sections consist of 18-22 questions alone in the Verbal Ability section.

TopicExpected Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension15-18 Questions
Para-Jumbles3-4 Questions
Sentence Completion and Correction2-3 Questions
Para-Summary2-3 Questions
Odd Sentences1-2 Questions
Fill in the Blanks1-2 Questions
Vocabulary Based1-2 Questions

CAT 2021 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of the CAT exam remains the same for all the years, only the changes are seen in the question patterns. The syllabus of CAT consists of 3 parts:

  1. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Quantitative Aptitude

CAT 2021 Syllabus: Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Direction Sense
  • Data Structures
  • Arrangements
  • Series
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Charts/ Tables/Graphs (Bar Chart, Pie Chart, etc.)

CAT 2021 Syllabus: Verbal Ability

  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms
  • Para Completion
  • Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications)
  • Analogies
  • Face Interference Judgment

CAT 2021 Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentages- Percentages and their applications
  • Calculus- Minima and Maxima of several functions.
  • Arithmetic- Number System, LCM, HCF, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Age Calculation, Average, Simplification, Time & Work, Distances.
  • Mensuration-Areas and Volumes: Rectangles,  Triangles, Circles, Squares, Cubes, Spheres, Cones, Pipes and Cistern.
  • Algebra- Sequence and Series, Hypothesis of Equations, Permutation, Quadratic Equation, and Combination,
  • Trigonometry- Trigonometric Ratios, Heights &Distances.
  • Geometry and its applications- Angles, Triangles, Lines, Circles.

CAT 2021 Recommended Books

Given below is the table of recommended books, these books are most popular among the CAT aspirants. Here we have given the name of the books and their author. These books will work as a guide for you during your preparation. Along with the preparation of the written exam, candidates should be ready for the Interview process as well. For the preparation of CAT, interview candidates can opt any source of either of the newspapers The Hindu, India Today, Business Line, The Statesman, and magazines.

How To Prepare For Quantitative Ability For CATArun Sharma
How To Prepare For the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension CATArun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
How To Prepare For Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
CAT Previous Year Papers (Solved)Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

CAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Given below are the preparation tips that can help you in your preparation, so read the following points properly and follow them accordingly.

  • First of all, it is the first step towards any preparation is knowing the syllabus and exam pattern. For this go to the official website of CAT and download the syllabus and then read the exam pattern thoroughly.
  • After knowing the syllabus, buy the best study materials like books, notes, mock tests, etc. best available in the market because it plays an important role in your preparation.
  • To know about the important topic and weightage go through the previous year papers of at least last 5 years.
  • Make a proper study time table and divide your syllabus into tiny sections and cover them at the exact time. Similarly, complete the entire syllabus at once in detail.
  • Give an online mock test of CAT from its official website and other reputed websites also.
  • You need to cover the entire syllabus before 20-25 days of the CAT examination. Do not try to cover any new topics during this period. Give the left time to revision and mock tests only.

CAT 2021 Admit Card

To appear for the CAT exam, it is very necessary to carry the CAT Admit Card in the examination hall failure to do so will lead the disqualification from the exam. So it is strictly instructed that download the admit card in the same format issued by the authorities, even you can download the admit card before the last date of the exam.

The admit card will be available to download from the official website of CAT. It will be issued by the authorities in October 2021 (Tentatively) till the exam date of CAT 2021.

How to Download CAT Admit Card 2021?

  • Step 1: Open the website
  • Step 2: After opening the website click on the download link of “CAT Admit Card 2021”.
  • Step 3: Once you will click on the link, you will be redirected to the new window where you will have to log in with your CAT credentials.
  • Step 4: After filling in the details, the Pop-Up notification regarding your application form will be appearing there. You have to close that Pop-up notification.
  • Step 5: After that, the complete information linked to the CAT candidate details will appear on the screen.
  • Step 6: Next, you have to click on the download tab of admit card.
  • Step 7: After clicking, a new page will be appearing there which will show the allotted test center details and CAT exam shift time along with the CAT 2021 admit card.
  • Step 8: Once you reach your admit card then first read all the details mentioned there and if everything is fine then take a hard copy of that.

NOTE: If candidates found any error or mistakes in their admit card details then can directly contact the authorities for any discrepancy by sending them a mail regarding the issue to [email protected] or by calling them on the number 1800-266-3549.

CAT Sample Admit Card

CAT 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

When you are going to appear for the CAT 2021 exam, on that day you have to follow some exam guidelines if you fail to do so then you might be disqualified from the exam. So it is mandatory to follow the guidelines issued by officials of IIM. The guidelines are as follows:

Exam Day Guidelines for CAT 2021 Exam

  • Candidates have to reach an hour before the exam at the examination center.
  • Candidates have to check the reporting time and will have to reach before the reporting time.
  • Candidates have to carry a photo proof identity card along with the CAT 2021 admit card at the examination center.
  • Do not carry any electronic/ smart device such as a smartwatch, calculator, mobile phone, earphone, etc. at the examination center.

CAT 2021 Answer Key

The IIM will release the provisional answer key within two weeks after the CAT examination. If a candidate noticed any errors or discrepancy in the provisional answer key then they have given the right to object by providing a valid reason against the answer key. Candidates will able to download the answer key from the official website of IIM in the pdf form.

After making all the possible corrections in the answer key (if any), the authorities of IIM will again release an answer key. This answer key will be considered as the final answer key and no objection against it may arise by anyone. The final result will be declared based on this answer key only.

Steps to download CAT 2021 Answer Key

  • First of all, go to the official website of IIM i.e.
  • Here candidates have to click on the ‘Candidate’s Login’ section to log in.
  • Now candidates will be asked to fill their credentials, after filling the credentials they will be directed to the dashboard.
  • On the dashboard, there will be options available to download the Answer Key, Question Paper, and Response sheet.

CAT 2021 Result

It is expected that the final result of CAT 2021 will be released by the IIM within the first half of January 2022. A Scorecard of the candidates will be available along with the CAT 2021 result. The authorities will notify the candidates regarding their percentile via SMS or Mail on their registered contact details. It should be noted that the validity of the CAT certificate will be for 1 year only.

After the release of the CAT 2021 result, various institutes will publish their CAT 2021 accepting cut-off percentiles for the next process of recruitment.

How to check CAT 2021 Results?

  • First of all, open the official website of CAT 2021.
  • Now click on the notification of ‘Download CAT 2021 Scorecard/ Result’.
  • After clicking on the link, candidates will be redirected to the login page.
  • Here candidates have to provide their User ID & Password for login.
  • After entering the details, candidates will be redirected to their CAT account page.
  • Here candidates will find an option to download their CAT scorecard.
  • Now candidates will have to download the scorecard and keep it safe for future references.

Uses of CAT Score

After the declaration of the CAT result, various participating IIMs release their cut-off of accepting the CAT score. Based on the cut-off set by the IIMs candidates will able to apply for desired IIMs and desired courses. Entry to the IIMs will be given based on the performance in the Group Discussion, Written Exam, and Personal Interview. If you want to go for B-Schools then the CAT score will also be valid there.

CAT 2021 Reservation Statistics

For the reserved category candidates, IIMs offer the seat reservation criteria in CAT 2021 to provide them an equal opportunity to study at top B-Schools across the country. These reservation statistics remain almost the same for every year. The percentage of seat reservation statistics is given below:

CategoryPercentage of seats
Non-Creamy–Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)27%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)Up to 10%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
People with Disability/Disabilities (Hearing/Low vision/ Blindness/ Cerebral palsy/ Locomotive Disabilities)5%


  • It is strictly instructed that, if at the time of application process any of the reserved category candidates provided misinformation regarding any personal details then their candidature will be discarded.
  • Candidates who are going to appear for an interview, at that time they have to present the supporting documents as mentioned by the authorities, otherwise, failure to do so will lead to the applicant’s rejection.

CAT Normalization Procedure

The CAT exam is held in two different sessions so sometimes the level of the question in one session becomes hard and in another session it becomes easy. So the authorities use the normalization process to ensure equity in comparison to the candidate’s performance.

For the normalization of the CAT score, the authorities of IIM use the same formula and pattern of the GATE score normalization process. The authorities will release the CAT result along with the scaled score (normalized score) for each section of the exam with the secured percentiles.

CAT 2021 Cut off

The least marks needed for candidates to get a call for the MBA selection process are termed as the CAT cut off 2021.

The cut-off score will be different for different IITs like IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay are considered top-ranked IITs in the country for providing MBA courses. The tuition fee for such courses is very high in price like it starts from 3.5 lakhs (IIT ISM Dhanbad) and goes up to 10.5 lakhs (IIT Kharagpur). The CAT cutoff will depend upon the following factors:

  1. No. of applicants appeared in the exam
  2. No. of available seats
  3. The difficulty level of the question in the CAT exam
  4. Previous year cut off-trend

Expected Percentile for Top IITs

BranchExpected CAT Cut Off 2021
IIT Delhi97-98 percentile
IIT Bombay98.5 percentile
IIT Madras96 percentile
IIT Kanpur95 percentile
IIT Roorkee94.6 percentile
IIT Kharagpur90 percentile
IIT-ISM Dhanbad80 percentile

CAT Previous Year Cutoff

To give you a rough idea about the cutoff of the CAT exam, here we are providing the previous year’s category wise and section-wise CAT cut off percentile.


Different IIMs such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore, IIM Raipur, etc will release their own accepting CAT cutoff for 2021 from August onwards.

For general category candidates, the CAT 2021 cut-off for the MBA course from best IIMs is almost 99- 100 percentile. However, for reserved category candidates, it may slightly decrease to 97-98 percentile.

To enroll in top MBA colleges such as SPJIMR, MDI, FMS, etc. the CAT 2021 cutoff is expected to be 95- 99 percent including sectional and overall cutoff.

IIM CAT Cutoff – Past Year’s Cut off

Calcutta≥ 85≥ 75≥ 65≥ 70≥ 65

IIM CAT Admission 2021: Parameter and Weightage

Personal Interview (PI)30
CAT 2021 score25
Written Ability Test (WAT)10
Work Experience10
Class 10 marks10
Class 12 marks5

CAT 2021 Selection Criteria

There is no centralized common procedure for selection in different IIMs for MBA and B-Schools. Each participating institutes have their own selection criteria after clearing the CAT. However, one primary common feature for the base of selection is the CAT score. For the further round of selection, CAT qualified candidates have to apply for different institutes from their official website and have to clear their process of selection. The selection process for different institute vary from institute to institute, such as it may be GD/ WAT (Group Discussion/ Writing Ability Test) or both or PI (Personal Interview). To take admission in desired institutes, candidates have to clear their process of selection. At the end of the selection procedure for admission purposes, each participating IIM publishes their own merit lists.

Since is no centralized common procedure of selection so consequently the new IIMs have started a new common process of selection by conducting the CAP (Common Admission Process). In this process, all the candidates from all participating IIMs have to appear for Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds jointly. where the shortlisted candidates from all participating IIMs appear for WAT and PI rounds jointly.

Every year, the different participating IIMs release their complete admission criteria for the selection to the respective institutes.

The selection/ admission process for different participating B-Schools is based on various measures such as Overall performance in CAT and then performance in Group Discussion/ Writing Ability Test/ Personal Interview round and Past qualification records/ Work experience.

In short, we can say different IIMs and B-schools have their own selection criteria for admission purpose, consisting of any/ some of the following rounds:

  • WAT (Written Ability Test)
  • GD (Group Discussion)
  • PI (Personal Interviews)
  • ADFB (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Work Experience

Documents to be Carried out at the time of Counseling Process/Seat Allotment:

For seat allotment or counseling process for various IIMs and B-schools, candidates have to visit the official website of the Institute/school and will have to fill-up the form to register to book the seats. Before submitting the registration form candidates have to select and then have to lock the option before submitting. Once your seat will get confirm then you have to go to the designated college/school to submit the seat reservation order.

At the time of the final selection/counseling process candidates have to carry the following supporting documents (Original as well as xerox) at the time of counseling.

  • Mark sheet of class X.
  • Mark sheet of class XII.
  • Graduation Marksheet (of all semesters)/ Degree.
  • Category Certificate for Reservation (if applicable)
  • Interview letters.
  • CAT Scorecard
  • Appearing last year candidates must have present a certificate from the principal/ registrar of their institute/ university along with the previous semester/year mark sheet (the required marks will be a minimum of 50% for General/EWS and 45% for PWD/SC/ST/ Category)

CAT 2021 Participating Institutes

It should be noticed that there are merely two types of CAT participating institutes namely IIMs and non-IIMs. There are about 115 CAT 2021 participating institutes available for the candidates to enroll in their PG and MBS programs. There are about 20 IIMs and many other institutes like 6 IITs, NITs, IISc Bangalore, JNU,  IPU, IMT Ghaziabad, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, etc uses CAT score to take admission in their MBS/ PG programs.

On the official website of IIM CAT (  there is an available list of all non-IIM institutes as well as IIM institutes that admit the CAT score. Candidates should be pointed out that IIMs play no role in the admission/ seat allotment process of a participant in any Non-IIM institutes.

IIMs and offered Programmes

Name of IIMsPrograms Offered
Indian Institute of Management AmritsarPGP
Indian Institute of Management Bodh GayaPGP
Indian Institute of Management, JammuPGP
Indian Institute of Management NagpurPGP
Indian Institute of Management RaipurPGP
Indian Institute of Management VisakhapatnamPGP, PGPEX
Indian Institute of Management RohtakPGP, EPGPX
Indian Institute of Management ShillongPGP, PGPEX
Indian Institute of Management KashipurPGP, EPGP
Indian Institute of Management TrichyPGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR
Indian Institute of Management IndorePGP, PGP-HRM
Indian Institute of Management BangalorePGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, PGPBA
Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadPGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
Indian Institute of Management KozhikodePGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP (Kochi Campus & IL)
Indian Institute of Management LucknowPGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
Indian Institute of Management RanchiPGP, PGP-HRM
Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaMBA
Indian Institute of Management SambalpurMBA
Indian Institute of Management, SirmaurMBA
Indian Institute of Management UdaipurMBA

Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]

Some of the IIMs offer FPM(Fellow Programme in Management)/ EFPM( Executive Fellow Programme in Management) programs other than Diploma in Management program which are similar to Ph.D. programs. The list of IIMs that provide FPM and EFPM programs is listed below:

IIM AhmedabadPhD
IIM SambalpurPhD
IIM SrimaurPhD
IIM UdaipurPhD
IIM Bodh GayaPh.D. (FPM)
IIM RanchiPh.D., E.Ph.D
IIM CalcuttaDoctoral
IIM AmritsarFPM
IIM BangaloreFPM
IIM KozhikodeFPM
IIM TiruchirappalliFPM
IIM VishakapatnamFPM
IIM KashipurFPM & EFPM

Previous Year’s Statistics of CAT (2020)

Given below are the statistics of the previous year’s CAT exam i.e. CAT 2020.

ShiftsScheduled Candidates Absent CandidatesPresent CandidatesPresent %
Shift 172166125865958082.560%
Shift 278265127096555683.762%
Shift 377404123976500783.984%

Participating IIMs in IIM CAT 2020

IIMs NameTotal Number of SeatsCut Off
IIM Sambalpur14095-96
IIM Ranchi12094-95
IIM Udaipur12092-94
IIM Trichy10294-95
IIM Kashipur9094-95
IIM Sirmaur6090
IIM Bodh Gaya6092-94
IIM Jammu4590

New IIMs Ranking & Placement

When it was announced that the no. of institutes will be added to the list of those IIMs that accept CAT scores than at that time,  in 2008, the establishment of new IIMs had begun and had further increased in the year 2015. Here we have provided below the list of established IIMs in and after 2008 with their NIRF ranking, placement offers, and fee.

NameYear of EstablishmentNIRF Ranking 2020Average Salary 2020
IIM Jammu2016Rs 10.64 LPA
IIM Bodh Gaya2015Rs 11.02 LPA
IIM Sirmaur2015Rs 11.28 LPA
IIM Sambalpur2015Rs 11.61 LPA
IIM Amritsar2015Rs 12.61 LPA
IIM Visakhapatnam2015Rs 13.08 LPA
IIM Nagpur201540Rs 13.13 LPA
IIM Trichy201115Rs 14.96 LPA
IIM Udaipur201117Rs 13.84 LPA
IIM Kashipur201133Rs 13.82 LPA
IIM Raipur201019Rs 15.20 LPA
IIM Ranchi200920Rs 15.11 LPA
IIM Rohtak200921Rs 13.70 LPA
IIM Shillong200830Rs 18.76 LPA

CAT Contact Details

Regarding CAT 2021 if candidates have any query then they are free to contact on the following details to get clarification. Website: 1-800-209-0830E-Mail: [email protected]

CAT 2021 FAQs

The official website of the CAT is

The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) conducts the CAT exam.

The required eligibility criteria to apply for CAT 2021 are-

  • The nationality of the candidates must be Indian.

  • The candidates must have a graduation degree with a minimum of 50 % marks.

  • There are no age limit criteria needed to apply for the CAT 2021.

To get admission in IIMs/ B-Schools for different courses through the CAT score depends upon the Institutes/ Schools/College selection procedure. The selection procedures for different IIMs and B-Schools are different. Some of them organize written ability test and Group Discussion while some of them organize Personal interview for the selection.

There are no age restrictions to apply for the CAT 2021, candidates of any age group can apply for the test.

The mode of application is online for the CAT 2021.

The list of documents required at the time of form filling process is-

  • Academic Certificates
  • Passport size photo
  • Handwritten signature
  • Required documents for reservation.

The official website of the CAT is

The full form of the CAT is the Common Admission Test.

The purpose of the CAT exam is to get admission in reputed institutes like IIMs and B-Schools for management, post graduate and doctoral programs.

There are many IIMs in India that accept CAT scores some of them are- IIM Lucknow, IIM Nagpur, IIM Udaipur, IIM Trichy, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Patna, etc.

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