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Created On: Apr 23, 2021 12:23 IST
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CAT 2020 Important Dates Announced
CAT 2020 Important Dates Announced

CAT 2021 Important Dates: The CAT 2021 official notification is yet to be announced tentatively in the month of July 2021. One of the IIMs is entrusted the responsibility of conducting the CAT exam on rolling basis. Once the official notification is released, candidates can take note of all the dates pertaining to the exam events. 

Take a look at the important dates pertaining to CAT exam events as mentioned under:-

CAT 2021 – Important Dates announced

In order to create a holistic CAT 2021 preparation strategy, it is important for the candidates to know the important exam events and their specific dates. This will help them in planning a sound strategy to crack the CAT exam and also prepare a  preparation in accordance with the deadlines. Additionally, the CAT 2021 important dates will also help aspirants to keep a check on their level of preparedness for the MBA entrance exam. Below, candidates can find all the important CAT exam dates along with the description for the key events that will take place as part of the exam.

CAT 2021 Exam Timeline

Candidates are advised to carefully take note of the CAT exam events and their timeline. Mark the dates on the calendar to never miss an event. As CAT exam is conducted only once in a year, missing a deadline can cost you an attempt.

Here are important CAT 2021 Exam events:  

CAT Exam Events


CAT Notification Release

Last week of July 2021

CAT Registration Begins

1st week of  August 2021

 CAT Registration Ends

3rd week of September 2021

CAT Admit Card Release date

Last week of October 2021

CAT Mock Test Release Date

2 weeks before exam

CAT Exam Date

Last Sunday of November 2021

CAT Answer Key Release

To be announced

CAT Result Date

To be announced

CAT 2021 – Key Exam Events

Based upon the above given CAT 2021 exam dates, we have listed down the key exam events that will take place as part of the MBA entrance exam. These exam events are important for aspirants, as they will help them keep track of the important tasks that need to be completed in order to appear for the exam.

CAT 2021 Registration Process

As per the exam notification, the CAT 2021 registration process will begin from 5th August 2021 and will continue for a month and a half till 16th September 2021. The CAT exam registration process is an online process which is to be completed on the official website i.e. Candidates who successfully complete the registration process will be provided their login credentials to log onto the portal to complete the CAT application process. The CAT 2021 registration process includes four key steps i.e.:

  1. Fill up the CAT 2021 Application Form
  2. Uploading Scanned Passport size Photograph & Signature
  3. Uploading of Supporting Documents, if required
  4. Payment of CAT 2021 Fee

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CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date

CAT Admit Card is a mandatory document without which candidates will not be allowed to appear for the MBA entrance exam. The CAT Admit Card will be issued in the last week of October 2021 only to those candidates who will successfully completed their online registration process. As per the CAT exam notification, the admit card will be issued by IIM Indore. MBA aspirants will be able to download their CAT Admit Card online by visiting the official website of the exam i.e. After downloading the CAT 2021 admit card, candidates must cross-check all the important information provided on it, including personal information, test information, test date, test centre address and others.

CAT 2021 Exam Date

The CAT exam is expected to be held on the last Sunday of November 2021. Candidates must ensure that they have downloaded their CAT admit card and duly noted their test centre details and address for the exam day. Additionally, CAT exam will be held in two sessions on the same day; therefore, candidates must note the exam session i.e. either morning or afternoon, and prepare accordingly.

CAT 2021 Exam Result

As per the general trend, the CAT 2021 exam result will be declared in the second week of January. As per tentative estimates, aspirants can expect the CAT exam result by second week of January 2021. The CAT exam result will be declared online on the official website i.e. and candidates will have to log onto the website to download the CAT scorecard.

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