CAT 2021 Answer Key PDF Download: CAT Response Sheet for Slot 1, 2 and 3 & Objection Tab Activated

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : December 8th, 2021

Official CAT 2021 Answer Key: IIM Ahmedabad has released the CAT 2021 Answer Key. Candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2021 exam on 28th November 2021 can check their responses with the answer key provided. The CAT Authorities have released the slot-wise answer keys. The CAT 2021 result will be announced in the last week of January 2022.

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CAT 2021 (28 November 2021) Important Links:

The candidate's Response Tab and Objection Management Tab are live from 8th December 2021 (10:00 AM) till 11th December 2021 (5:00 PM). Candidates can check the Answer Key as well as their Individual Responses to Questions during this duration. In case of any discrepancy in the answers provided the candidates can raise the Objection.

CAT 2021 Exam is a national-level exam which is conducted annually for candidates aspiring for the Top B Schools in India. CAT 2021 was conducted on 28th November 2021. There were a few changes in terms of the exam pattern. The number of questions was reduced to 66 - 24 questions from the VARC section, 20 questions from DILR and 22 questions from QA.  

As the answer key has been released by CAT Authorities. CAT 2021 Answer Key is also known as the CAT Response  Sheet. The candidates can challenge the answers if they are not satisfied with the answers listed in the CAT 2021 Answer Key.

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CAT Answer Key 2021 Session Dates & Timing

DateSubject Time Slot Session NameFaculty Video Link
8-12-2021 Quant 12:00 PMSlot 1CAT 2021 
Question & Answer with Solutions
Gourav GuptaClick Here
8-12-20212:00 PMSlot 2 CAT 2021 
Question & Answer with Solutions
Saral NashierClick Here
8-12-20215:00 PMSlot 3CAT 2021 
Question & Answer with Solutions
Vikas DahiyaClick Here
9-12-2021DILR10:00 AMSlot 1CAT 2021
Question & Answer with Solutions
Pranav PantClick Here
9-12-20211:00 PMSlot 2CAT 2021
Question & Answer with Solutions
Pranav PantClick Here
9-12-20214:00 PMSlot 3 CAT 2021
Question & Answer with Solutions
Pranav PantClick Here
10-12-2021VARC11:00 AMSlot 1CAT 2021
Question & Answer with Solutions
 Nikita GuptaClick Here
10-12-20212:00 PMSlot 2CAT 2021
Question & Answer with Solutions
Savitri KrishnamurtyClick Here
10-12-20215:00 PMSlot 3CAT 2021
Question & Answer with Solutions
Pradip SenguptaClick Here


CAT 2021 Answer Key - Direct Official Link to Check

Check - CAT 2021 Analysis All Shifts

The previous year’s marks will help the candidate to get an idea about where they stand. 

Percentile

Marks in

Marks in

Marks in

Marks in

Marks in

CAT 2020*

CAT 2019

CAT 2018

CAT 2017

CAT 2016

99.9

131

196

192

208

191

99.5

115

170

170

183

168

99

102

157

155

173

153

95

77

120

125

139

123

90

63

90

110

121

108

85

55

87

90

103

93

80

49

75

80

98

84

90

36

57

62

83

68

CAT Answer Key 2021 Slot-wise

CAT 2021 consisted of 66 Questions. Out of the total  66 questions, 48 were MCQs and 18 were non-MCQ type (TITA) questions. There is no negative marking for the TITA questions. The correct MCQ questions would fetch +3 and -1 for every incorrect answer.

CAT Answer Key 2021, Slot 1

  • On 28th November 2021, Slot 1 was held from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
  • The total number of question asked were 66.
  • Slot 1 was slightly easier than CAT 2020 in terms of difficulty level.

CAT 2021 Slot 1 - Answer Key 

CAT Answer Key 2021, Slot 2 

  • On 28th November 2021, Slot 2 was held from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
  • There was a total of 66 questions in Slot 2.
  • The level of difficulty of Slot 2 was Moderate. 

CAT 2021 Slot 2 - Answer Key 

CAT Answer Key 2021, Slot 3

  • On 28th November 2021, Slot 3 was held from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
  • Amongst all the 3 slots, Slot 3 consisted of questions which were most difficult to solve.

CAT 2021 Slot 3 - Answer Key 

How To Check and Download CAT Answer Key 2021

The CAT 2021, Response Sheet of the three slots - Slot 1, Slot 2 and Slot 3 have been released by IIM-Ahmedabad. The following are the steps to check the response sheet:

  1. Login to the CAT official website and click on the  'Registered Candidates Login'
  2. Enter your credentials to login
  3. There are four tabs - 

          -Applicant Details

          -Candidate's Response

         - View Pdf

       - Objection Form

  1. Click on "Candidate's Response".
  2.  The candidates can check their marked responses along with all the options (correct and incorrect) in the Answer key.
  3. If the candidates have any objections, they may raise their objection to the authority for scrutiny.

Steps to Raise Objection for the CAT Answer Key 2021

Although the CAT Answer Key 2021 so released by the conducting IIM - Ahmedabad has been thoroughly checked. However, if there is any point to be raised as an objection, candidates may do so by following the steps given below

  • Candidates need to look for Question Id from Question Paper Response available under 'Candidate Response Tab'.
  • While filling the Objection Form, candidates need to enter the details like - Section name, Question ID etc. 
  • Candidates then need to click on "Pay and Submit".
  • Candidates shall be charged a sum of Rs. 1,200/- (exclusive of tax/GST/txn charges) for each objection.
  • Objection once submitted cannot be edited later.
  • Candidates can raise only One Objection at a Time.
  • If the objection raised by the candidate is found to be correct, the whole scrutiny amount (excluding transaction amount) shall be refunded back to the candidate's source of payment.
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CAT 2021 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

CAT Exam Pattern 2021

The CAT 2021 pattern was different than CAT 2020. The number of questions was reduced to 66. The section-wise break up is given below:

SECTIONS

QUESTIONS

TIME (in minutes)

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

40

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20 

40 

Quantitative Ability (QA)

22

40

Total

66 

120

CAT Marking Scheme 2021

Type of Questions

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer

MCQ

+3

-1

Non-MCQ (TITA)

+3

 

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FAQs

  • The CAT result will be announced tentatively in January second week.

  • Yes, you can raise objections, in case of any discrepancy from 8th December till 11th December 2021. Candidates can visit the website for the entire process of raising the objection.

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