24 Sep 2021 20:26 IST

CAT 2021: Number of questions in all three sections may be reduced

Examination on November 28. Mock tests will be available on the CAT website from the last week of October.

Nearly 2.31 lakh candidates have registered successfully for CAT this year. The exam will be conducted on November 28, 2021, and the test format will remain the same as last year. There will be three shifts of two-hour examination comprising three sections — Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Ability (QA), and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR). Candidates will be given 40 minutes for each section. (PwD candidates will get 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra for each section.)

Considering that there could have been time pressure to complete the CAT exam last year on account of changes made, for CAT 2021, the CAT Committee is making an attempt in reducing the number of questions across all the three sections — QA, DILR, and VARC.

CAT 2021 is scheduled to be conducted at over 400 test centres across 159 cities in India. Mock test/tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from the last week of October 2021. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance. A 3-day window from 10.00 am on September 25, 2021 to 5.00 pm on September 27, 2021 will be available for candidates to edit the following fields in the application form (if required) — photograph, signature, and test city preferences.