"IIM Ahmedabad officials will conclude the online application process for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 at 5 PM today, 22 September."
IIM Ahmedabad officials will conclude the online application process for the CAT 2021 at 5 PM today, 22 September. Previously, the board has stated that there will be no extension to this deadline in an official notification. Thus, interested candidates can still apply before 5 PM on the official website, iimcat.ac.in. Furthermore, the board has advised candidates to first go through the eligibility criteria before applying.
Examination authorities will conduct the Common Admission Test is a computer-based testing mode, on 28 November 2021. There are more than 400 CAT locations across the country this year, alongside a new examination centre in Srinagar (Jammu + Kashmir). Moreover, there is an update to the assessment pattern, with the total number of questions reducing from 76 to 66 or 68.
Steps to Complete CAT 2021 Application Process
Registration forms for the Common Admission Test will be available by the deadline today. Thus, applicants can refer to the following information to register for the exam.
- Go to the official website – iimcat.ac.in
- Then, select the “New Candidate Registration” link available on the home page.
- The website will then display a registration portal.
- Proceed by providing basic candidate details to generate a user ID and password.
- Afterwards, log in with the provided user credentials.
- Fill out the application form with the necessary details.
- Then, complete the registration fee payment process online with a credit card, debit card, or net banking.
- Finally, verify and submit the application form.
The Common Admission Test is an annual, national-level postgraduate entrance exam. IIM Ahmedabad conducts the test to facilitate MBA/PGDM admissions to participating B-schools across the country. The CAT will assess quantitative ability (QA), verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC), and data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR). Each section will feature a time limit of 40 minutes, with a total exam duration of 120 minutes.