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CAT 2021 Important Dates:  Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad has announced the exam dates and other important dates of the Common Entrance Test (CAT) 2021. As per the dates released, IIMA will close the CAT 2021 application form correction window today on 27th September 2021. After the closure of the correction window, the authority will release the CAT admit card on 27th October at 5 pm. The MBA entrance exam will be held on 28th November 2201. Earlier, the authorities extended the last date to apply for CAT. Candidates could apply till 22nd September by 5 pm on the official website. The CAT 2021 official notification has been released by the exam conducting body, IIM Ahmedabad on 1st August 2021. Know important dates and exam events as announced in the CAT 2021 notification.   

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 of 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 the CAT exam is conducted only once a year, missing a deadline can cost you an attempt.

Here are important CAT 2021 Exam events:  

CAT Exam Events

Important Dates

CAT Notification Release

1st August 2021

CAT Registration Begins

4th August 2021

 CAT Registration Ends

15th September 2021

CAT Registration Deadline Extended Date

22nd September 2021

CAT Application Window

25th to 27th September 2021

CAT Admit Card Release date

27th October 2021

CAT Mock Test Release Date

2 weeks before D-day

CAT Exam Date

28th November 2021

CAT Answer Key Release

To be announced

CAT Result Date

2nd Week of January

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 application window will close today on 27th September. Candidates can make changes by 5 pm in online mode. Earlier, the registration window deadline was extended till 22nd September. The CAT exam registration process is an online process that is to be completed on the official website i.e. Candidates who successfully complete the registration process will be provided with 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 from 27th October 2021 only to those candidates who will successfully complete 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 center address, and others.

CAT 2021 Exam Date

The CAT exam is expected to be held on 28th 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, the 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 the 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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