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WHAT IS CAT 2021 EXAM ?
Common Admission Test popularly known by its abbreviated name of CAT is an entrance examination held for admissions primarily into IIMs and also provides admission to other top notch B-Schools in India like FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad and hundreds of other top MBA colleges in India. IIMs will be only accepting the scores of CAT 2021 for admissions in 2022 as per their convention.
CAT is the most important entrance test not only because it opens the gateway for 2 years full time post graduate management program (MBA/PGDM), CAT is also the key for one year MBA programmes in IIMs and other prominent management institutes. It is also needed and acts as a score card when trying for Fellowship Programs in Management (FPM) in IIMs. Since 2012, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have also started accepting CAT scores for their Management programs.
CAT 2021 EXAM ELIGIBILITY
CAT can be given by people of any age as there is not a bar on age. Admission is offered only to candidates who have completed their graduation with at least 50% of marks. A candidate who is in his/her final year of graduation may sit in CAT for the earliest shot at admission into IIMs and other B- Schools.
CAT 2021 EXAM REGISTRATION
Registration is done completely online, including fees payment. A single registration makes you eligible for further admission procedure of all IIMs. CAT exam is usually held in one day in two shifts but in 2020 it was held in one day in three shifts of 2 hour each. During registration you apply for 50 programs across 20 IIMs. The registration window is usually 45+ days long which begins from August beginning to mid of September. The fees for registration to CAT 2021 Exam is Rs. 2200/- for Open Category Candidates while it is Rs. 1100/- for SC/ST/ and other category candidates
CAT 2021 QUESTION PAPER FORMAT
|Number of Questions in CAT 2021||76 questions divided in 3 sections (same as CAT 2020 Exam Pattern)|
|Time duration of CAT 2021||2 hours (same as CAT 2020 Exam Pattern)|
|Sectional Time limit||40 minutes per section (same as CAT 2020 Exam Pattern)|
|Name of sections and number of questions||VARC-26 Questions; DILR-24 questions; Quant-26 questions|
|Expected CAT 2021 Difficulty level||Moderate to Difficult|
|Order of Sections||Pre-fixed, no change allowed|
|Paper Source||Every year one of the six old IIMs takes the charge to conduct the CAT. In 2019 it was conducted by IIM Kozhikode while the latest 2020 version came from IIM Indore. This year CAT 2021 Exam is to be conducted by IIM Ahmedabad which conducted CAT in 2015 when the mode of examination was shifted from offline to Computer Based Test for the first time.|
|Mode of examination||CBT (Computer Based Test)|
CAT 2021 EXAM SYLLABUS
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
CAT exam syllabus has limitised its testing canvas in Verbal Ability and has completely eliminated questions based on vocabulary explicitly like fill in the blanks, sentence correction, synonyms, antonyms,etc. It now tests Reading Comprehension (RC Skills) and in Verbal Ability restricts its testing pointers to Para Jumbles, Odd one out and Summary Questions. The CAT exam Syllabus has a rigorous list of topics from where questions are asked is as follows-
|Inferences, Statements, Arguments||10-12 Questions|
|Main idea in the RC Passage||2-3 Questions|
|Author’s assumption||2-3 Questions|
|Meaning of the phrase||3-4 Questions|
|Para Summary||3-4 Questions|
|Jumbled paragraphs||3-4 Questions|
|Pick Out of Context Sentence||2-3 Questions|
|Sequence of sentences||1-2 Questions|
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI)
The CAT Exam Syllabus of Data Interpretation skills do not have a difference on the basis of form of data but the data differs from other examinations in its ability to discomfort a student who attempts to comprehend the data given in the graph or table. It requires analysis, focus and observation to get through the craftly placed elements in a DI caselet. Logical Reasoning in CAT differs from other examinations on the basis that it does not ask individual logical reasoning question (like blood relations, series, coding-decoding, etc) and the questions always appear in caselets for example linear arrangement caselet, tabular caselet, circular arrangement, grouping and llikewise other forms of caselets, not limiting to the aforementioned types.
The CAT Exam Syllabus has a rigorous list of topics from where caselets are formed is as follows:
- Bar charts
- Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts
- Pie charts
- Data Analysis
- Data comparison from Tables
- Team formation
- Seating Arrangement
- Linear and matrix arrangement
- Set Theory
- Venn Diagrams
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
The syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude can be primarily said to be based on High School level Mathematics. But a few chapters like Permutations and Combinations (and according to some boards the chapters on Progressions, Logarithms, etc.) might be additional. However, whatever chapters are included this section can never be assumed as a pure mathematical section because of the touch of logic given to the questions. Many questions in the past CAT year papers can be seen testing awareness and wiry nature of a candidate more than their command over formulas and theorems.
A rigorous list of topics from where questions are asked is as follows-
|Averages; Ratio & Proportion||1-2 Questions|
|Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work||1-2 Questions|
|Percentages, Profit and Loss||1-2 Questions|
|Number System||2-3 Questions|
|Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations Complex Numbers||1-2 Questions|
|Logarithm; Progressions||1-2 Questions|
|Binomial Theorem||1-2 Questions|
|Surds and Indices; Inequalities||1-2 Questions|
|Permutation and Combination||1-2 Questions|
|Probability Functions||1-2 Questions|
|Set Theory; Mixtures and Alligations||1-2 Questions|
|Co-ordinate Geometry||1-2 Questions|
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