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Common Admission Test or CAT 

CAT or the Common Admission Test helps students in getting admission into the various B-schools of the country. It is an yearly, computer-based entrance test conducted on a rotational basis by the different IIMs. 

CAT Examination 2021

Every year more than two lakh students appear for the CAT exam. For CAT 2020, the test was conducted in Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore. The notification for CAT 2020 will be released by the end of July while the registration process is to start by the beginning of August.

CAT Examination Highlights

The following are the main points related to CAT 2021:



Common Admission Test (CAT) 

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

Conducting Institute

To be soon announced

Exam Frequency


Exam Level


Exam schedule

November 2021

Number of Applications

2.30 lakh (In 2020)

Exam Fees

Rs 2,000 (General category) and Rs 1,000 (Reserved category)

Exam Purpose

Admission to IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and other 1,200 Indian B-Schools

No. of Test Cities


Course Offered


CAT 2021 Important Dates

The following table a list of all the important dates relating to CAT 2021:




Notification release

By the end of July 2021

Registrations start

By the starting of August 2021

Registrations end

By the end of September 2021

Admit card release

By the end of October, 2021

Mock test release

By the starting of November, 2021

CAT exam 2021

By the end of November 2021

Result 2021 declaration

By the starting of January 2021