CAT 2021 Exam Date – When will IIM conduct CAT 2021 Exam? Registration Start?

CAT 2021 Exam Date – The Common Admission Test for admission to MBA & other management programs in the IIMs is conventionally conducted in the month of November every year. CAT exam date 2021 is yet to be announced. Based on the schedule of events during the last few years, it is expected that the CAT 2021 exam may be conducted on November 28, 2021, for admission to the next session. The official notification usually releases at, in the month of July. Read this article to know more about the expected dates of CAT 2021 including the anticipated CAT 2021 exam date.

CAT 2021 Exam Date

The Common Admission Test is conducted on a rotational basis by one of the many Indian Institutes of Management in India. Last year, the CAT exam was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Based on the schedule of events in the previous few years, candidates can check out the important dates for CAT 2021 in the table below.

CAT 2021Expected Date
Release of official notificationLast week of Jul 2021
Start of registrations1st week of Aug 2021
Last date to register4th week of Sep 2021
Application Form CorrectionLast week of Sep 2021
Admit Card releaseLast week of Oct 2021
CAT 2021 Exam Date28 Nov 2021
Release of Answer Key1st week of Dec 2021
CAT 2021 Result2nd/3rd week of Jan 2021

Expected CAT 2021 Exam Date

The table given below indicates the CAT exam date during the last few years. It is evident that the IIMs has been consistent in conducting the exam during the last week of November every year for the past few years. Usually, it is conducted on the last Sunday of November every year as evident from the data presented below.

YearCAT Exam Date
CAT 202029 Nov 2020 (Sunday)
CAT 201924 Nov 2019 (Sunday)
CAT 201825 Nov 2018 (Sunday)

It can thus be expected that the organizing IIM is going to conduct the CAT 2021 exam on the last Sunday of November 2021 i.e. November 28, 2021 (tentatively). There is no official confirmation of the exam date yet. The official exam date is announced at the website as per schedule. Important dates for CAT 2021 are also indicated in the advertisement and information brochure which releases on the aforementioned website. Candidates are advised to check this page periodically for the latest updates regarding the announcement of the CAT 2021 exam date.

Expected CAT 2021 Exam Date: 28 November 2021

CAT 2021 Registration Date

Candidates are required to register online at the official website i.e. as per schedule. It is expected that the conducting IIM is going to start CAT 2021 registration during the first week of August 2021. During the previous few years of the exam, the official notification usually comes out in July after which, the registrations start by the first week of August 2021.

CAT 2021 Application Form Correction Date

Once the registration and application form fill-up process of CAT 2021 is over, the conducting IIM usually allows registered candidates to make certain changes to the already submitted application form. It is expected that the CAT 2021 application form correction will commence during the last week of September 2021. Details of the application form correction releases at the official website i.e. as per schedule indicating the exact dates for making changes to the application form.

Based on previous year trends of the Common Admission Test, candidates are only allowed to make changes in certain fields. For example, one can make changes to the photograph & signature uploaded on the application form. But changes in Name, Mobile Number, Email ID etc. are not allowed.

CAT 2021 Admit Card Download Dates

Anticipating the probable date of release of the CAT 2021 Admit Card is possible on the basis of the previous year trends of the exam. In view of the fact that last year, the CAT admit card released around a month before the exam date, it is anticipated that CAT 2021 admit card may release by the last week of October 2021.

In the previous year CAT exam which was held on the last Sunday of November, the admit card released exactly a month and a day before in October. On this basis, we anticipate that the admit card is going to release sometime during the last week of October 2021.

CAT 2021 Result Date

Last year, the CAT result released on the very second day of January. This was around a month after the exam was conducted in November. On the basis of this schedule of events, it can be anticipated that the CAT 2021 result may be declared by the last week of December 2021 or by the first week of January 2022.

The conducting Indian Institute of Management releases the result at the official website as per schedule after the exam. The exact schedule of events is indicated by the conducting IIM in the official information brochure. However, the exact date of release of result may not be indicated. Instead, candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website regularly, to know when the result releases.

CAT 2021 Official Information Brochure

Based on the previous year trends of the Common Admission Test (CAT), the official information brochure, containing the details of the CAT exam releases at the website It may be noted that a short advertisement also releases on the website. During the previous year CAT exams, the conducting IIM has usually issued the official information brochure in the month of July.

CAT 2021 Official Information Brochure contains the basic details of the exam including all the important dates for 2021. With the release of the official information brochure, candidates can expect to know the exact CAT 2021 Exam Date and other important dates for registration, application form corrections, admit card, result etc.

Click Here to check out CAT Information Brochure of last year

Click Here to check out CAT Advertisement of last year

About CAT Exam

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level exam held by the Indian Institutes of Management. It is conducted by by a different IIM every year on a rotational basis. Last year, CAT was organized by IIM Indore. The purpose of the CAT exam is for admission to MBA, PGP in Management and Doctoral Program in Management in the IIMs as well as in the listed non-IIM institutes that are allowed to use CAT score for admissions. Candidates must be a graduate in order to appear in the CAT exam. For more details regarding CAT and the latest updates refer to the website

FAQs on CAT 2021 Exam Date

Q1. When is the CAT exam held?

Ans. The exam is held in the month of November.

Q2. In which mode is CAT conducted?

Ans. The exam is conducted as a Computer Based Test.

Q3. When does the official declaration of CAT take place?

Ans. The information brochure usually releases in the month of July.

Q4. When does CAT registrations start?

Ans. Registrations for CAT usually start in the month of August.

Q5. What is the official website for CAT?

Ans. The official website for CAT is

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