CAT 2021 Analysis
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad conducted the Common Admission Test (CAT) on November 28. The exam was held in three slots in computer-based mode. Slot 1 of the exam was conducted from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, the timing for slot 2 was 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, and slot 3 was held from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.
CAT consisted of three sections, Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR).
The data interpretation and logical reasoning sections were a little difficult and time-consuming. There were some changes in reading comprehension passages with the dominance of inference based questions. Students found the exam of moderate difficulty level. Here is a sectional analysis of the paper.
The total number of questions in the CAT 2021 exam was less in comparison to the usual previous year trends. CAT marking scheme remained the same. Each correct attempt has three marks and each wrong attempt gets a negative marking of one mark. All slots were of 66 total marks each and were moderately difficult. Find below the sectional and overall analysis of the CAT 2021 exam.
CAT Exam 2021: Key Highlights
The total number of questions in CAT was 66
There were 48 multiple choice questions
The questions were distributed in the format 24-20-22 (VARC - 24, DILR - 20, QA - 22)
The CAT exam duration was 120 mins
The sectional time limit of each question was 40 minutes
CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis
According to students and experts, CAT slot 1 was easy to moderate.
CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis
According to students and experts, CAT slot 2 was moderate to difficult.
CAT 2021 Slot 3 Analysis
According to students and experts, CAT slot 3 was easy to moderate.
Top B-School CAT Cutoff: CAT 80 Percentile & Above
Below are the top B-School CAT Cutoffs for admission 2022. The CAT cut offs in these MBA colleges is 80+ percentile.
|Expected CAT 2021 Cut Off Percentile|
|Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) New Delhi||
|International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi||88-90|
|Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad||88-90|
|K J Somaiya SIMSR Mumbai||83-85|
|T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal||82-85|
|FORE School of Management (FSM) New Delhi||85-86|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM) New Delhi||85-86|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai||80-83|
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai||80-82|
|IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University||80-82|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon||80-82|
|Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida||75-80|
|Christ University Bengaluru||75-80|
|IFIM Business School Bangalore||80|
|WE School: Prince L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai||80|