The Indian Institutes of Management has commenced the Common Admission Test-2021 (CAT 2021) application process for admission to various management programmes at IIMs. Interested and eligible candidates can register for the examination on the official website till September 15 (5.00 PM).

As per the official notice, the admit card will be released on October 27 for CAT 2021 scheduled on November 28.

Here’s CAT 2021 official notification.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% for ST/SC/PWD categories], awarded by any recognized University or educational institution. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

For more details, candidates may check the Information Bulletin here.

Steps to apply for IIM CAT 2021

  1. Visit the official website
  2. On the homepage, click on “New Candidate Registration”
  3. Fill up the required details
  4. Once registered, log in to the portal
  5. Fill up the application form, pay the fee and submit
  6. Download and take a print of the application form for future reference

Here’s the direct link to register for IIM CAT 2021.

Registration Fee

The online registration fee is Rs 1,100 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates and Rs 2,200 for all other categories of candidates.

About CAT 2021

CAT 2021 will be conducted in a computer-based mode on November 28 in three sessions in 158 cities. The admit card will be available for download from October 27 while CAT 2021 result will be declared in the second week of January 2022.

The duration of the test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections — Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Section III: Quantitative Ability. Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

The CAT exam is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2021 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions.