Covid-19 had an impact on the Common Admissions Test (CAT) exam format, which will be maintained this year as well.
This year, the number of questions in each section will be reduced. To provide attendees with enough time to complete the exam.
The Common Admissions Test (CAT) 2021 will be held in November at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
The CAT committee received no complaints from candidates while administering CAT 2020 in the new format.
“Last year’s CAT format changes were necessitated due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” says MP Ram Mohan, convenor of CAT 2021. Because we are dealing with the same pandemic this year, the CAT 2021 exam format will largely remain the same.”
The number of questions are reduced across all three sections – Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DA).
The test will be two hours long rather than the usual three hours, and there will be three sessions on the same day.
In all exam centres, social distancing and other Covid-related standards shall be adhered to. The CAT Committee will do all in its power to keep students and officials safe throughout the exam process.