CAT 2021 Exam Date (On 28 Nov) – Register from 04 August

CAT 2021 Exam Date – The Common Admission Test for admission to MBA & other management programs in the IIMs will be held on November 28, 2021 in three sessions. The official notification for CAT 2021 has been released at The registration for the exam will start from August 04, 2021. The candidates who have a bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) can apply. Check CAT 2021 exam schedule from below.

CAT 2021 Exam Date

The organizing institute for CAT 2021 is IIM Ahmedabad. Check the schedule given below.

CAT 2021Dates
Release of official notification31 Jul 2021
Start of registrations04 Aug 2021
Last date to register15 Sep 2021
Application Form Correctionto be announced
Admit Card release27 Oct 2021
CAT 2021 Exam Date28 Nov 2021
Release of CAT Answer Key 2021to be announced
CAT 2021 Result2nd week of Jan 2022

CAT 2021 Exam Date

CAT 2021 will be held on 28 November 2021.

The table given below indicates the CAT exam date during the last few years. It is evident that the IIMs have 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)

CAT 2021 Registration Date

Candidates are required to register online at the official website i.e. as per schedule. CAT 2021 registration will start from August 04, 2021 (from 10.00 AM). The last date to register is September 15, 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

CAT 2021 admit card will be released on October 27, 2021 at The admit card can be downloaded till the exam date which is November 28, 2021.

CAT 2021 Result Date

Last year, the CAT result was announced 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 result 2021 will be declared in the 2nd week of January 2022.

The conducting Indian Institute of Management releases the result at the official website as per schedule after the exam.

CAT 2021 Official Information Brochure

CAT 2021 infirmation brochure containing the details of the CAT exam has been released 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 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 2021 Information Brochure.

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 on November 28, 2021.

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 will CAT 2021 registrations start?

Ans. Registrations for CAT 2021 will start from August 04, 2021.

Q5. What is the official website for CAT?

Ans. The official website for CAT is

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