The CAT 2021 Notification was released on July 31, 2021. CAT Exam Pattern is not specified in the Notification. CAT will have 3 Slots as mentioned in the Notification and therefore we can likely assume that the pattern will be similar to CAT 2020 Exam Pattern. In the CAT Media Release, it was mentioned that the CAT makers are attempting to reduce the number of questions while the paper will be of 2 hours. CAT Exam is expected to have 64-76 total questions
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CAT 2021 Score Calculator
Every CAT aspirant will have one question in common after the CAT Exam i.e. How was my performance?. BYJU’S Exam Prep is here to help you answer that very question with the CAT 2021 Score Calculator. CAT Score Calculator is designed by our BYJU’S Exam Prep Experts after a detailed CAT 2021 analysis of the CAT MBA Exam and thorough testing.
CAT Cuts Offs | CAT Score vs Percentile
CAT 2021 expected cuts depend largely on the difficulty level of the CAT Exam. Therefore it becomes very difficult to calculate CAT expected cut-offs.
It is crucial, however, to know and understand the past CAT trends of CAT Scores and Percentile to get an idea of your performance strategy. The table below highlights the same:
*Since CAT 2020 had 76 questions rather than 100 questions like past year CAT exams, the marks have dropped in the overall scores. CAT 2020 reduced the time duration as well from 3 hours to 2 hours. CAT 2021 will likely follow the same paper pattern
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CAT Exam 2021 Paper Pattern
CAT Exam Pattern is not defined in the CAT Notification. Since the duration of the CAT 2021 exam is defined as 2 hours, we are expecting the paper pattern to be similar to CAT 2020. CAT 2021 Paper pattern is mentioned below:
Total No. of Questions
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
*Candidates will get 3 marks for every correct answer and (-1) for every wrong answer. 0 for non-attempted questions. There is no negative marking in TITA types questions
CAT 2020 Analysis & Cut Off
The CAT 2020 Exam had 76 questions in total to be completed in 120 minutes. CAT 2020 was held in 3 slots and divided into 3 sections i.e. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA).
All 3 Slots were similar in terms of the paper pattern, questions, and level of difficulty. In terms of the difficulty level, the VARC section was lengthy and tricky, the DILR section level was close to CAT 2017-18 DILR section and the QA section level was close to CAT 2019 QA section.
Know the detailed slot-wise CAT 2020 analysis and CAT 2019, CAT 2018, CAT 2017, CAT 2016 analysis here.
CAT 2021 consists of 3 sections - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Mentioned below are the important topics that are asked on the CAT exam:
CAT Quantitative Ability (QA) Syllabus
LCM and HCF
Finding Units place and tens place of a number
Indices and Surds
Time, Distance and Speed
Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Ratios, Proportions and Variations
Percentages and Averages
Profit and Loss, Discount
Mixtures and Alligations
Geometry and Mensuration
Lines and Angles
Inequalities and Modulus
Functions and Groups
Linear and Quadratic Equations
Maxima and Minima
Permutations and Combinations
Set Theory and Venn Diagram
Arithmetic progression, Geometric progression, Harmonic progression
CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus
Routes and Network
Data Caselets - Reasoning Based DI
Order and Ranking
Games and Tournaments
CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus
Para Jumbles (with and without options)
Odd One Out
CAT Preparation Tips
Candidates need to have a clear understanding of the CAT syllabus, CAT Exam Pattern, CAT Important Dates to prepare the best CAT strategy. Solid Foundation, Practice and time management are the crucial aspects to ace the CAT Exam.
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CAT Practice Papers:
Best way to judge your performance is to write previous year CAT papers. Practicing and attempting the previous year CAT papers will help you prepare for CAT effectively
CAT Previous Year Question Papers
The best way to learn and analyse what to study for the CAT Exam is by analysing the previous year CAT question papers. download the CAT Paper pdf and solve them. Analyse your score and mistakes to improve upon them.
Understand the topic, learn the formulas, comprehend the best trick to solve the questions and then revise everything CAT quizzes. Solve CAT Quant quiz to excel at solving all types of problems with improved accuracy and speed. Also, solve Logical Reasoning Quiz for CAT, DI Quiz and Verbal Quiz For CAT 2021.
CAT result 2021 is expected to be released in the second week of January 2022. CAT 2021 Score Card can be downloaded from the official CAT website (www.iimcat.ac.in) online using a unique CAT ID and password. It will include overall and sectional scores and percentiles.
The CAT 2020 result was announced on January 2, 2021. Similarly, CAT 2019 result was announced on January 4, 2020. The same trend will be followed in CAT 2021.
The Steps to check the CAT results are mentioned below:
- Login to the official CAT website (www.iimcat.ac.in) using your unique CAT ID and password
- Click on the CAT 2021 Scorecard
- Download and take out a print of the same for future reference
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