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IIM Ahmedabad has just released the CAT 2021 data

Date: December 03, 2021

Following are the highlights of CAT Exam 2021 Updates:

As per the CAT 2021 updates, 434 students will be competing for each and every seat in IIMs. In 2022 IIMs will be admitting app 5300 students against 2,29,699 total eligible applicants.

Number of Students Applied2.31 Lakh
Number of Students Found Eligible2.29 Lakh
Number of Students Who Took CAT1.91 Lakh
Number of Students Who Remained Absent0.38 Lakh
Attendance Percentage83.34%
Number of Female Students67081  (35%)
Number of Male Students124577 (65%)
Number of Transgender Students2
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  • CAT 2021 was held in 156 cities at 438 test centers on Sunday 28th Nov 2021. This was conducted during the three shifts.
  • The time allotted per shift was 120 minutes means 2 hours and for PwD students it was 160 minutes.
  • The maximum time allotted for each section was 40 minutes and 53.20 minutes for PwD aspirants.

The following table represents a section-wise breakup of the number of questions.

SectionNo. of Question
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension24
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning20
Section III: Quantitative Ability22
Total66

 Total 1.92 lakh candidates appeared for the exam out of 2.30 lakhs registered eligible aspirants. The overall attendance was approximately 83%.

IIM CAT 28th Nov 2021 Attendance

ShiftsSchedulePresentPresent %Absent
Shift 1768266418583.55%12641
Shift 2760376338083.35%12657
Shift 3771066409583.13%13011
Total22996919166083.34%38309

2.31 Lakh Candidates Register for CAT 2021; Higher Than the CAT 2020

stats showing the cat registration number for last 10 yrs.

Selection Ratio: to remain 42 candidates per Seat

IIM A in their press release on 24th Sept has declared on CAT 2021 registration numbers.

As per IIM A in 2021, 2.31 Lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2021

  • CAT 2021 will be conducted on November 28, 2021 (Sunday).
  • The test format will remain same as last year, i.e. it will be in three shifts of 2-hour examination each, having three sections:
    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,
    • Quantitative Ability, and
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Candidates will get 40 minutes for each section, PwD candidates will get 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra for each section.
  • This test will be conducted at over 400 Test Centres, spread across 159 cities in India on Sunday 28 November 2021
  • Tutorials and mock tests to know the test format will be available on the CAT website from the last week of October 2021

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the largest MBA entrance exam, leading to admission opportunities in 150+ MBA colleges including IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, TAXILA among others.

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