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Interesting facts about cat 2021

Every Thing About CAT 2021

interesting facts about cat 2021 MBA entrance exam preparation One month into 2021, cat 2021 serious   CAT aspirants should start thinking of CAT-2021. CAT-2021 will be conducted in the month of November- ideally the last Sunday of November- for admissions to the coveted IIMs and many other reputed B schools across the country. Roughly 2.5 lac students prepare for different management entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. CAT is the most important exam for any MBA aspirant. CAT EXAM It is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) on a rotational basis. Apart from fresher’s,  many working professionals also appear for CAT to advance their careers. MBA entrance exam preparation cat 2021

Will the CAT-2021 patterns change?

The first thing to consider is will there be a change in the paper pattern? This question is pertinent because CAT 2020  notification sprang up another surprise merely just 70 odd- days – before CAT. Overall CAT duration was reduced to 120 minutes from the earlier 180minutes: with  40 minutes allotted to each section. Students, therefore, may want to know what might be the CAT pattern in 2021? We expect the CAT pattern to remain the same as it was from 2016 to 2019.  There are   two reasons for it: MBA entrance exam preparation interesting facts about cat 2021

  • Though the number of questions and the time limit was reduced in 2020, the number of sections and the question types remained the same as they had been in the previous few years.

  • CAT is a leading entrance exam for admissions and the organizers of CAT might want to go international, making them follow the international standard of announcing any pattern changes in the examination well in advance.

Therefore, students can assume that CAT 2021 will have three sections over 100 questions in CAT 2021.

Syllabus of CAT-2021

The next important point to start preparing for CAT-2021 is the syllabus for CAT. Knowing the syllabus in advance helps students to plan their preparation better. The syllabus for CAT is tabulated below:

VARC section is the first section of the CAT question paper and is to be solved first. The following are important areas of VARC

  • Grammar

  • Jumbled paragraphs

  • Para Completion and inference

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Sentence correction

  • Verbal Logic

  • Identifying the odd sentence

  • Para jumbles

  • Critical Reasoning

DILR is the 2nd section appearing in CAT. This part is to be solved after the VARC section. This section may be further looked at as into two sub-sections – DI and LR. The important topics to be solved for DI- LR section are as follows:

  • Blood Relations and puzzles related to blood relations

  • Series, Coding decoding, Direction sense

  • Puzzles

  • Clocks and Calendars

  • Statements – Argument, Conclusion, Assumptions

  • Data Arrangement-Complex

  • Binary Logic

  • Seating Arrangement- Complex

  • Sets   and syllogisms

  • Venn Diagram

  • Tables & Pie Charts

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Bars and Line Graphs

Quantitative Aptitude is the last section of the CAT question paper. The Important Topics in QA are  as follows:

  • Geometry, Mensuration, Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry

  • Algebra- Equations, In-equations, Functions, Sequence and Series and Progressions, Logarithms

  • Percentage and Applications- Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest

  • Ratios and Proportion, Variation, Time work and Distance

  • Averages and applications- Weighted averages, and Mixture Alligation.

  • Number Theory, Surds, and Indices, HCF and LCM

  • Permutations, Combinations, and Probability

When will CAT-2021 be held? Is there a possibility of it being postponed?

CAT-2021 should be held in November last week. The tentative date for CAT is 28th November-2021. Usually, the print advertisement for CAT appears in leading national dailies across India in the month of July and the official CAT registration process starts on August 1. There is absolutely no reason as of today to postpone CAT-2021. Even CAT-2020 was held on schedule. The table below summarizes probable important dates for CAT:


Probable Date

Release of CAT Notification in leading national newspapers

3rd or 4th week of July 2021

Start of CAT Registration

August 1, 2021

CAT registration End date

Around 30th September 2021

CAT Admit card download

Available from 2nd week of November 2021

CAT Exam date

Last Sunday of November- 28th November 2021 ( tentative date)

CAT Result

January 2022

About CAT Scores-Validity and Cutoffs

The CAT score is available online in the form of a report sheet. The scores are available for each individual section together with the overall score. These scores are usually reported as percentiles. Each IIM shortlists candidates on the basis of  CAT scores plus other criteria, such as percentage of marks in 10th,  percentage of marks in 12th,  work experience, diversity, etc. The students shortlisted have to appear for the PI and a written ability test. Final admission offers are given to candidates after the PI and WAT round.

The CAT score is valid only for one year. Thus, if you appear for CAT-2021, you may apply for admissions for the batch 2022-2024.

List of activities you should start in order to kick-start your preparation

To prepare well and to increase your chances of success in CAT 2021, start with the following activities immediately.

1. Take an actual CAT  of the last 3 to 4 years. This will help you identify not only the paper pattern better but also allow you to assess the level of difficulty of recent CATs.

2.  Start Reading good material in English. It could be books, magazines, journals newspapers, and even fiction. Just make sure that you read regularly and read varied stuff.

3. Work on your Vocabulary -A good vocabulary might help you understand the written material better and help you improve on reading speed.

4. Revise the basics of Mathematics –  CAT never tests you on anything but basic knowledge of mathematics that you learnt in school. Going through basic concepts of mathematics that you learned in 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th is a good starting point.

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