Vikash Sharma

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has opened the correction window for Common Admission Test (CAT 2021).

The CAT 2021 is scheduled to be conducted at over 400 test centres, spread across 159 cities in India on November 28, 2021. Around 2.31 lakh candidates have registered for the CAT 2021.

“A 3-days 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). Candidates are advised to check CAT website regularly for updates on Edit window as well as for other information, photograph, signature, test city preferences,” a notification read.

The format of the test will remain same as last year. There will be three shifts of 2-hour examination comprising three sections: i) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, ii) Quantitative Ability, and iii) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

The candidates will be given 40 minutes for each section, PwD candidates will get 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra for each section.

It is pertinent to mention here that the CAT format was changed due to Covid-19 pandemic situation last year. “However, 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,” the notification added.

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.