CAT 2021 Question Paper (Released) – Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3 PDF

CAT 2021 Question Paper – From this page, the candidates can check CAT question paper 2021 for slots 1, 2, and 3. The candidates can download the question paper for CAT 2021 from iimcat.ac.in. The question paper is released at the candidate’s login and can be downloaded by providing the user id and password. The question papers can be used by the candidates to cross-check the questions that were asked in the exam. Furthermore, these question papers can be used with the answer key to evaluate the score. Check more details about CAT 2021 question paper from this page.

Latest – CAT 2021 SLOT 1, 2, 3 questions and answers are now available now. Click on the link below to check.

CAT 2021 Question Paper

Candidates can check CAT 2021 questions from the links below. To get the answer key, click on the button below.

Candidates can refer to the following table to download the PDF of CAT question paper 2021 for slots 1, 2, and 3.

CAT Question Paper 2021Download Link
CAT Question Paper 2021 – Slot 1Click here
CAT Question Paper 2021 – Slot 2Click here
CAT Question Paper 2021 – Slot 3Click here

CAT 2021 Question Paper Structure

This time, there were less questions in comparison to last year. The distribution of questions (MCQs and Non-MCQs) in each section is as follows:

CAT SectionsNon-MCQsMCQsTotal
DILR51520
QA81422
VARC51924
Total184866

More details on CAT 2021 question paper structure are as follows:

Exam NameCommon Admission Test (CAT)
Mode of ExaminationOnline mode
Duration120 minutes (160 minutes for PwD candidates)
Types of QuestionsMCQs
Total Number of SectionsThree sections –
1. VARC
2. DILR
3. QA
Marking SchemeCandidates will be awarded 3 marks for correct answers and one mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer in the MCQs section. There will be no negative for Non-MCQs type questions.
Date of Exam28 Nov 2021

Check CAT Question Paper for Last Year

CAT 2021 Official Question Paper Release Date

IIM-A will release official question paper and answer for the CAT 2021 exam. The question paper for CAT 2021 is supposed to release one week after the conduct of the entrance exam. The expected date for the release of the CAT 2021 question paper is :

EventsDates
CAT 2021 Exam Date28 Nov 2021
Availability of the official question paper08 Dec 2021

How to Download CAT Question Paper 2021 ?

Based on the question paper and the answer key, the CAT 2021 result will be prepared. Follow the steps given below to download CAT question paper 2021 from the official website.

1st step: Visit the official website of CAT i.e., iimcat.ac.in

2nd step: The official page will open. Now, click on the login button present under “Registration Candidate login” tab.

3rd step: Now enter the required details like your User ID and password. After entering the details, click on the submit option.

CAT 2021 Question Paper

4th step: Now, the candidate’s dashboard will open. Here, click on the ‘candidate’s response’ button.

5th step: Now, click on the relevant link of the question paper. The question paper will now appear on the screen. You can download the question paper now and save it for future references. You can refer to following image for the reference on how CAT question paper looks like.

Significance of CAT 2021 Question Paper

Given below are some of the noteworthy points about CAT 2021 question paper.

  • It helps you to know the actual questions that were asked in the examination.
  • The question paper can be used for practice purpose by the candidates appearing for the exam next year.
  • The question paper along with the answer key can be used by the candidates to get an idea about their CAT 2021 score.

Details Mentioned on CAT 2021 Question Paper

CAT 2021 question paper contains the following details:

  • Questions
  • Question number
  • Id of the question
  • Question type
  • Marking scheme
  • Correct option
  • Wrong answers

CAT 2021 Question Paper Pattern

IIM Ahmedabad announced on the CAT official website that the number of questions across the section is going to be reduced. This reduction is being done because last year, the candidates complained of less time to complete the exam. It is very hard to predict the new exam pattern, but given below are some details that have been released by the official authority.

  • Mode of Exam – Online mode
  • Type of Questions – Multiple choice questions and Non-MCQs
  • Total no. of sections – 3 sections
  • Name of Total Sections VARC, DILR and QA.
  • Duration of Exam 2 hours
  • Medium of exam – English
  • Markings scheme – No mark will be deducted for any question that has not been answered. For MCQ type question, for an incorrect answer, 01 marks will be deducted. There is no negative marking for a Non-MCQ type question.

Structure of CAT 2021 Question Paper

Check the structure of CAT 2021 question paper given as follows:

  • The question paper starts with the details about the candidate and exam like id, name, test centre’s , exam date, shift etc.
  • Then, comes the name of the section.
  • Next, the question starts.
  • The cross indicates the wrong answer and green-coloured tick represents the correct answer.
CAT Question Paper 2021

CAT 2021 Answer Key

The candidates can download CAT 2021 answer key from the official website of CAT, iimcat.ac.in. To download it, the candidates have to enter their login credentials. Candidates can refer to the below steps to know how to download the answer keys.

Steps to download CAT 2021 Answer key

Candidates who appeared in CAT 2021 will be able to download the Answer Key after following the steps given below.

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2021.
  • Click on the “Candidates login” option.
  • Now, enter the required details like User Id and Password. Submit the details.
  • Next, click on the relevant link of the answer key.
  • The answer key will now appear on the screen. Download it and takes its printout for future reference.

This is how CAT answer key looks like:

CAT 201 question paper pdf

How to use the CAT Question Paper with the Answer Key?

CAT question paper and answer key can be used to calculate the CAT score. Furthermore, with the help of question paper and answer key, the candidates can get an idea about CAT 2021 result. To know how to check CAT Score refer to the following steps-

  • Visit the official website of CAT and login to your account using User ID and Password.
  • Download the question paper and the answer key.
  • With the help of marking scheme, match the correct and incorrect answers.
  • Now with the help of this you can calculate your CAT raw score. Candidates can use the following formula to calcuulate their CAT raw score.

CAT raw score = 3 X (number of correct MCQs + number of correct non-MCQs) – 1 X (number of wrong MCQs)

CAT 2021 Memory Based Question Paper

CAT SlotsCAT Question Paper 2021
CAT 2021 Slot 1 Question PaperClick Here for CAT slot 1 question paper
CAT 2021 Slot 2 Question PaperClick Here for CAT slot 2 question paper
CAT 2021 Slot 3 Question PaperClick Here for CAT slot 3 question paper

Download CAT Question Paper – Candidates can click on these links to download the question paper PDF for CAT slot 1 and CAT slot 2.

CAT 2021 Expected CutoffClick here to view the expected cutoff for CAT 2021.

CAT 2021 Slot 1, 2, 3 Paper Analysis

Candidates can also check CAT 2021 analysis from below. In all, the paper was similar in all the slots. However, the details analysis is as follows:

SlotsCAT Analysis
Slot 1Check Here
Slot 2Check Here
Slot 3Check Here

Previous Year Question Papers of CAT

Check the previous year question papers of CAT from the table given below.

YearQuestion Paper PDF
2020Check here
2019Check here
2018Check here
2017Check here

FAQs about CAT 2021 Question Paper

Q. What is the duration of CAT 2021?

Ans. CAT 2021 will be a 2 hour (40 min. per section) computer-based test.

Q. Is there will be any negative marking in CAT 2021?

Yes, there will be negative marking for MCQs type questions i.e., 1 mark will be deducted with Ans. every wrong answer but there will be no negative marking for Non-MCQs type questions.

Q. How many Sections will be there in CAT 2021?

Ans. There will be total 3 sections-
1. Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension
2. Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning
3. Quantitative Ability

Q. From where can I download the official CAT 2021 question paper?

Ans. You can download the question paper from iimcat.ac.in.

Q. What are the details required to download the question paper?

Ans. You are required to enter your user id and password to download CAT 2021 question paper.

Q. What are memory-based question papers of CAT 2021?

Ans. The memory-based question papers of CAT are prepared and released by various coaching institutes. These are released in the form of video solutions. One can get a hold of the memory-based question paper few hours after the exam conclusion.

CAT 2021 Question Paper – From this page, the candidates can check CAT question paper 2021 for slot 1, 2, and 3. CAT 2021 Slot 1 question paper is available now. These question have been released along with the solutions by the coaching institutes. The question papers can be used by the candidates to cross-check the questions that were asked in the exam. Furthermore, these question papers can be used with the answer key to evaluate the score. Some days after the exam, IIM Ahmedabad will also release CAT 2021 question paper. The candidates can download the question paper from iimcat.ac.in. The question paper releases at the candidate’s login and can be downloaded by providing the user id and password. Check more details about CAT 2021 question paper from this page.

Latest – CAT 2021 SLOT 1 questions and answers are now available now. Click on the link below to check.

CAT 2021 Question Paper

Candidates can check CAT 2021 questions from the links below. To get the answer key, click on the button below.

CAT SlotsCAT Question Paper 2021
CAT 2021 Slot 1 Question PaperClick Here for CAT slot 1 question paper
CAT 2021 Slot 2 Question PaperClick Here for CAT slot 2 question paper
CAT 2021 Slot 3 Question PaperClick Here for CAT slot 3 question paper

CAT 2021 Slot 1, 2, 3 Paper Analysis

Candidates can also check CAT 2021 analysis from below. In all, the paper was similarly in all the slots. However, the details analysis is as follows:

SlotsCAT Analysis
Slot 1Check Here
Slot 2Check Here
Slot 3Check Here

CAT 2021 Question Paper Structure

This time, there were less questions in comparison to last year. The distribution of questions (MCQs and Non-MCQs) in each section is as follows:

CAT SectionsNon-MCQsMCQsTotal
DILR51520
QA81422
VARC51924
Total184866

More details on CAT 2021 question paper structure are as follows:

Exam NameCommon Admission Test (CAT)
Mode of ExaminationOnline mode
Duration120 minutes (160 minutes for PwD candidates)
Types of QuestionsMCQs
Total Number of SectionsThree sections –
1. VARC
2. DILR
3. QA
Marking SchemeCandidates will be awarded 3 marks for correct answers and one mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer in the MCQs section. There will be no negative for Non-MCQs type questions.
Date of Exam28 Nov 2021

Check CAT Question Paper for Last Year

CAT 2021 Official Question Paper Release Date

IIM-A will release official question paper and answer for the CAT 2021 exam. The question paper for CAT 2021 is supposed to release one week after the conduct of the entrance exam. The expected date for the release of the CAT 2021 question paper is :

EventsDates
CAT 2021 Exam Date28 Nov 2021
Availability of the official question paper1st week of December 2021 (Expected)

How to Download CAT Question Paper 2021 ?

Based on the question paper and the answer key, the CAT 2021 result will be prepared. Follow the steps given below to download CAT question paper 2021 from the official website.

1st step: Visit the official website of CAT i.e., iimcat.ac.in

2nd step: The official page will open. Now, click on the login button present under “Registration Candidate login” tab.

3rd step: Now enter the required details like your User ID and password. After entering the details, click on the submit option.

CAT 2021 Question Paper

4th step: Now, the candidate’s dashboard will open. Here, click on the ‘candidate’s response’ button.

5th step: Now, click on the relevant link of the question paper. The question paper will now appear on the screen. You can download the question paper now and save it for future references. You can refer to following image for the reference on how CAT question paper looks like.

Significance of CAT 2021 Question Paper

Given below are some of the noteworthy points about CAT 2021 question paper.

  • It helps you to know the actual questions that were asked in the examination.
  • The question paper can be used for practice purpose by the candidates appearing for the exam next year.
  • The question paper along with the answer key can be used by the candidates to get an idea about their CAT 2021 score.

Details Mentioned on CAT 2021 Question Paper

CAT 2021 question paper contains the following details:

  • Questions
  • Question number
  • Id of the question
  • Question type
  • Marking scheme
  • Correct option
  • Wrong answers

CAT 2021 Question Paper Pattern

IIM Ahmedabad announced on the CAT official website that the number of questions across the section is going to be reduced. This reduction is being done because last year, the candidates complained of less time to complete the exam. It is very hard to predict the new exam pattern, but given below are some details that have been released by the official authority.

  • Mode of Exam – Online mode
  • Type of Questions – Multiple choice questions and Non-MCQs
  • Total no. of sections – 3 sections
  • Name of Total Sections VARC, DILR and QA.
  • Duration of Exam 2 hours
  • Medium of exam – English
  • Markings scheme – No mark will be deducted for any question that has not been answered. For MCQ type question, for an incorrect answer, 01 marks will be deducted. There is no negative marking for a Non-MCQ type question.

Structure of CAT 2021 Question Paper

Check the structure of CAT 2021 question paper given as follows:

  • The question paper starts with the details about the candidate and exam like id, name, test centre’s , exam date, shift etc.
  • Then, comes the name of the section.
  • Next, the question starts.
  • The cross indicates the wrong answer and green-coloured tick represents the correct answer.
CAT Question Paper 2021

CAT 2021 Answer Key

The candidates can download CAT 2021 answer key from the official website of CAT, iimcat.ac.in. To download it, the candidates have to enter their login credentials. Candidates can refer to the below steps to know how to download the answer keys.

Steps to download CAT 2021 Answer key

Candidates who appeared in CAT 2021 will be able to download the Answer Key after following the steps given below.

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2021.
  • Click on the “Candidates login” option.
  • Now, enter the required details like User Id and Password. Submit the details.
  • Next, click on the relevant link of the answer key.
  • The answer key will now appear on the screen. Download it and takes its printout for future reference.

This is how CAT answer key looks like:

CAT 201 question paper pdf

How to use the CAT Question Paper with the Answer Key?

CAT question paper and answer key can be used to calculate the CAT score. Furthermore, with the help of question paper and answer key, the candidates can get an idea about CAT 2021 result. To know how to check CAT Score refer to the following steps-

  • Visit the official website of CAT and login to your account using User ID and Password.
  • Download the question paper and the answer key.
  • With the help of marking scheme, match the correct and incorrect answers.
  • Now with the help of this you can calculate your CAT raw score. Candidates can use the following formula to calcuulate their CAT raw score.

CAT raw score = 3 X (number of correct MCQs + number of correct non-MCQs) – 1 X (number of wrong MCQs)

Previous Year Question Papers of CAT

Check the previous year question papers of CAT from the table given below.

YearQuestion Paper PDF
2020Check here
2019Check here
2018Check here
2017Check here

FAQs about CAT 2021 Question Paper

Q. What is the duration of CAT 2021?

Ans. CAT 2021 will be a 2 hour (40 min. per section) computer-based test.

Q. Is there will be any negative marking in CAT 2021?

Yes, there will be negative marking for MCQs type questions i.e., 1 mark will be deducted with Ans. every wrong answer but there will be no negative marking for Non-MCQs type questions.

Q. How many Sections will be there in CAT 2021?

Ans. There will be total 3 sections-
1. Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension
2. Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning
3. Quantitative Ability

Q. From where can I download the official CAT 2021 question paper?

Ans. You can download the question paper from iimcat.ac.in.

Q. What are the details required to download the question paper?

Ans. You are required to enter your user id and password to download CAT 2021 question paper.

Q. What are memory-based question papers of CAT 2021?

Ans. The memory-based question papers of CAT are prepared and released by various coaching institutes. These are released in the form of video solutions. One can get a hold of the memory-based question paper few hours after the exam conclusion.

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