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CAT 2021: REGISTRATION, ELIGIBILITY, IMPORTANT DATES, SYLLABUS, ADMIT CARD

CAT 2021: REGISTRATION, ELIGIBILITY, IMPORTANT DATES, SYLLABUS, ADMIT CARD

Common Aptitude Test (CAT) is a computer-based online entrance examination conducted for admissions into IIMs and other business schools throughout the country. Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) conducts this examination for short-listing candidates for postgraduate as well as other management courses in 20 IIMs across the country. Around 2.4 million students apply for CAT every year and the numbers are increasing rapidly every year. It is conducted by one of the IIMs every year, on a rotational basis. 

CAT 2020/21 Application Form has been released from 29th July 2020. The registration was started on 5th August 2020. Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will organize the CAT 2021 exam. It is a computer-based admission test conducted for admissions in PG & Fellow management programs offered by IIMs all over the country. Various B Schools and other management institutions in India will consider the CAT score for providing admission in MBA, PGDM & other PG management courses.

History

Prior to 2009, CAT had been an offline paper-based examination conducted on a single day. In May 2009, it was announced that thereafter CAT should be conducted online. From 2009 to 2013, the test was programmed by an American firm named “Prometric”. Since 2014, Tata Consultancy Services took over the responsibility of conducting the CAT.

CAT 2021: REGISTRATION PROCESS

・The registration process will be completely online and can be done by visiting the official website.

・The registration process is expected to start in the month of August 2021 for candidates applying for CAT 2021 and the candidates will be able to apply till the last week of September 2021.

・After filling the application form candidates will need to submit their scanned photograph and duly signed form.

・The image would be accepted in JPEG format only.

・Candidates belonging to reserved categories can get some relaxation by uploading their caste certificates.

・Candidates will have the option to choose upto 4 test cities as per their convenience.

・Now, the candidates will need to pay the mentioned registration fees for completing their application.

CAT 2021: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates need to fulfill the following criteria for appearing for CAT 2021.

For general category: Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks.

For SC, ST, PwD/DA(Differently Abled): Candidates should hold a bachelor’s with minimum 45% marks.

Candidate’s bachelor’s degree can be from any university under the governance of central/state legislature, or any institution established by an act of parliament or deemed as a University under sec. 3 of the UGC Act, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the EDUCATION MINISTRY, India. 

Candidates who have completed their graduation and are in the final year of their bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply.

CAT 2021: Exam Details

Exam name

Common Aptitude Test 

Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical Reasoning.

Mode of Examination 

Online 

Duration 

180 minutes

Exam language 

English 

Occurrence 

Once every year 

Total marks

300 marks

Test cities 

354 test centers across India 

Official website 

https://iimcat.ac.in/

CAT 2021: Important Dates (Speculative)

Events 

Dates (speculative)

Notification issue 

Last week of July 2021

Starting of registration 

First week of August 2021

Ending of registration

Fourth week of September 2021

Admit card release 

October 2021

Date of exam 

November 2021

Answer key declaration 

December 2021

Result declaration 

January 2022

TOP COLLEGES:

RANK 

COLLEGES

CUT OFF(EXPECTED)

1

Faculty of management studies (FMS), New Delhi

97-98

2

JBIMS Mumbai

95-97

3

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

94-95

4

International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

90-92

5

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad

90-92

6

XIM-Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

90-93

7

SPJIMR, Mumbai

85-90

8

IIT, Mumbai

90-92

9

Department of Management Studies (IIT Delhi), New Delhi

85-90

CAT 2021: SYLLABUS

There is no fixed syllabus for CAT 2021 but preparing from the basic level can help candidates clear the exam. 

Following are the different levels of examination

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: 

In this section these topics are covered- data sufficiency, combination of graph, line graphs, bar graphs, pie chart, caselet, matching puzzles, blood relation, binary logic, family tree, clocks and calendars, sets, venn diagrams, etc.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:

In this section these topics are covered- reading comprehension(direct & indirect questions are asked), sentence correction, active voice, passive voice, synonyms, antonyms, jumbled sentences, etc.

Quantitative Ability:

In this section these topics are covered- number system, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, modern mathematics, simple interest,time and work,etc.

CAT 2021: EXAM PATTERN

SUBJECT

NO. OF QUESTIONS

MARKS

ALLOTTED TIME

Quantitative Ability

34

102

60

Data Adequacy & Logical Reasoning

32

96

60

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

34

102

60

Total

100

300

180

 

CAT 2021: ADMISSION PROCESS

The selection process consists of two different rounds- Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. CAT results also play a vital role in supporting a candidates application. IIMs do consider previous academic holdings, excellence certificates etc. For more information visit the official website of IIM. 

CAT 2021: Application Form

IIIM releases the application forms for CAT 2021 online on the official website of the exam. The application process was started on 5th August, 2020. The candidates need to fill the application form before the deadlines i.e. 23rd September, 2020 by first creating a login ID on the official website with their valid email ID, mobile no. and password and filling up the required details in the registration form, followed by the payment of the application fee. The application form for CAT 2021 must be filled with valid details and verified before the final submission as any discrepancies may lead to the rejection of the application form if not corrected within the given time on intimation to rectify the details. 

Steps to fill CAT 2021 Application Form 

Step 1 - Registration

  • Go to the official website of CAT 2021
  • Complete the registration by clicking on 'New Candidate Registration'
  • Fill in the valid e-mail ID, mobile no., name, etc 
  • Click on 'Generate OTP'
  • Upon the successful registration, ensure that an OTP has been received on the registered mobile number.

Step 2 - Entering the details in the application form

  • Go to the official website and log in using the user ID and Password
  • Fill in the personal, educational and contact details.
  • Click on the 'Save'.

Step 3 - Uploading the Documents

  • Once the application form is filled, candidates need to upload the scanned copies of  Passport size photograph, signature, category certificate (if applicable) and PwD certificate (if applicable).

Step 4 - Paying the Application fee 

  • Make payment of the refundable application fee using the Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Candidates shortlisted for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview will need to provide the following documents.

  • Marksheet and bachelors degree
  • Caste Certificate of candidates belonging to SC, ST, PwD for getting some relaxation.
  • Original Certificate from the director of the institute/university certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent for final year undergraduate students.

CAT 2021: APPLICATION FEE STRUCTURE:

For candidates belonging to the general category, fee is Rs 2000/-

For candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PwD/DA category, fee is Rs 1000/-

CAT 2021: ADMIT CARD

CAT 2021 Admit Cards are expected to be released in the 3rd week of October 2021. Students can download the admit card by visiting the official website. Candidates are required to carry their Admit Cards and photo ID proof to their respective test centers. The admit card will not be delivered to the candidates via fax or post or any other offline medium. Admit cards will comprise the details about the candidate as well as the exam such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam centres, exam guidelines etc.Candidates must keep their admit card safe till the completion of the admission procedure.

Steps to download the admit card are as follows:

  • Open CAT 2021 website https://iimcat.ac.in/
  • Login by entering your credentials
  • Click on the ‘admit card’ section
  • Go to the “Admit Card” tab. And click on the “Download” option.

CAT 2021: ANSWER KEY

IIM releases the CAT  answer key, individual response sheet, and question paper, before the declaration of the CAT result. Applicants can download the CAT answer key from the website to predict their CAT scores. The answer key is meant to be released in 2 phases - preliminary and final. After the release of the preliminary answer key, an objection raising option will be available to challenge CAT 2021 answer key. After all the evaluation, a final answer key will be released after revising all the doubts. The answer key helps the student to get an idea about their performance in the examination.

The official Answer Key is speculated to be released in the month of  December 2021 

CAT 2021: RESULTS

CAT 2021 results will be declared in the month of January 2022 on the official website. The results will comprise details like scores obtained by the candidate, candidate’s category, name of the programme, exam date and so on. Candidates will have to enter their enrolment ID/email ID and password on the result login page to access the result. 

Candidates can check their results by following these steps:

  • Open the official CAT 2021 website https://iimcat.ac.in/
  • Login using your credentials. 
  • Go to the “scorecard” tab
  • Click on the download button to download the result.

IIM Interview Call Letter

Candidates selected for the 1st round of admission process will get the call letters for the next rounds of admission on their registered email ID. The call letter will comprise the details like Registration link, Deadline to complete the registration and Date, time & venue of WAT/GD and PI round. 

Documents required at the time of WAT/GD and PI:

  • Standard 10 marksheet & certificate
  • Standard 12 marksheet & certificate
  • Graduation marksheet & certificate
  • Call letter for the interview
  • CAT 2021 scorecard
  • Reservation category certificates (if applicable)

Written Ability Test (WAT)

Written Ability Test or WAT refers to an essay writing test that evaluates the candidate's writing skills based on the write-up on a given topic that must be prepared in 15 to 30 minutes. The topics of WAT may differ from latest events to philosophy to test the candidate’s clarity of concepts and understanding of latest affairs.

Group Discussion (GD)

Group Discussion is conducted by making 8 to 10 groups comprising different candidates. They are provided a topic and open discussion is conducted to let each candidate put forth their views. Through this round, the candidate’s communication skills are tested.

Personal Interview (PI)

The Personal Interview round is a very important phase of IIMs admission which carries around 30-40% weight in the entire selection process. In the Personal Interview round, a panel of 2-4 interviewers judges the candidates based on their confidence, communication & leadership skills, managerial abilities, etc.

FAQs

I am a fresher  B.Com student; can I appear for CAT 2021?

No, after completing your graduation course and obtaining your bachelor’s degree, you will be eligible to appear for CAT.

What is the exam date for CAT 2021?

The exam date for CAT 2021 will be in the last week of November 2021.

I lost my class 12 mark sheets; can I apply for CAT 2021?

No, you will have to present all your mark sheets and degree certificates to register for CAT 2021.

Is there any negative marking for wrong answers in CAT 2021?

Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer attempted in CAT 2021.




 

 



 

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants
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IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


 

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper
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UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.

 

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card
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KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.


 

 

 

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan
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230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register
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NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.