IIM Ahmedabad is likely to release CAT 2021 Exam Result on January 5, 2022. Going by the past trends the CAT Result will be declared in morning hours at CAT official website iimcat.ac.in. 1.92 lakh test takers who appeared in CAT 2021 on Nov 28, 2021 are waiting for CAT exam result.

Although IIM Ahmedabad has shared the expected date of CAT 2021 exam result as 2nd week of January, 2022, but during the past five years, CAT result was released in the first week of January every year and even before Jan 5. The same trend is expected for CAT 2021 Result date

Table of Contents

  1. CAT 2021 Result Dates
  2. CAT Exam 2021 Result Highlights: 8 Key Points
  3. CAT Result: Check Details Mentioned on CAT 2021 Scorecard
  4. How to Download CAT Result 2021: Flow Chart
  5. Step by Step Process: How to Download CAT Result 2021
  6. How to Check CAT Exam Result on Mobile?
  7. CAT 2021 Exam Result: Important instructions
  8. What after CAT Result 2021: Shortlisting Process by IIMs
  9. Top B-schools accepting CAT Result 2021
  10. CAT Result Key Trends: Rising number of Test Takers
  11. CAT Toppers of Previous Years 

1. CAT 2021 Result Dates: Important Schedule
Below are the CAT 2021 result dates for all the related activities. However, before the CAT 2021 Result Release date, IIM Ahmedabad will release CAT answer key, will scrutinize the objections raised by the test takers, will release the final answer keys and will complete the CAT Normalization process across three exam slots. After completing and thoroughly checking the process and getting the 100% correct output, the CAT 2021 result release date is finalized. Going by the past trends, the likely CAT result release date is January first week, although IIM Ahmedabad has announced the CAT 2021 result release date as 2nd week of January 2022. 

Step Wise CAT Result ActivityImportant  Date Remarks
CAT 2021 Exam DateNovember 28, 2021Exam in Morning, Afternoon and Evening Slots
Release of CAT 2021 Question paper with candidates’ responses and correct answer keys December 8, 2021Question paper answer keys are released for each section –VARC, DILR and Quant for each slot
Last date to raise and submit  Objection for CAT responsesDecember 11, 2021These objections are processed with authenticated CAT answers before the CAT result date
Release of  the final CAT Answers by IIMsJanuary 3, 2022No objection is entertained by IIMs after publishing these answers
CAT 2021 Result Release DateJanuary 5, 2022Result with score card is released for all the candidates who appeared in CAT 2021

The official CAT exam website mentions the CAT 2021 exam Result date as in the second week of January 2022. However, as per the past trends, the result is declared much ahead of the schedule every year. CAT 2021 exam was held in 156 test cities at 438 test centres in 3 slots. Candidates have to login with their CAT Id on CAT website to download their CAT 2021 score card. 

CAT 2021 Result Highlights: 8 Key Points to Note
Shared below are the CAT 2021 Result Highlights with all the important points

3. CAT Result: Details Mentioned on CAT 2021 Scorecard
Your CAT Result 2021 will contain the details of your CAT exam date and time in slot-1, slot-2, or slot-3, Sectional and overall scaled score, sectional and overall CAT percentile so that you may anticipate your call from the preferred B-school to which you have applied.  

3.1 Check Following Important Details Mentioned on CAT 2021 Scorecard:

4. How to Download CAT Result 2021 with Score Card: Flow Chart
After the CAT score card release, you need to visit the CAT Result 2021 Download Link iimcat.ac.in to download your CAT 2021 Rank Card. As per the last year CAT result download process, you need to take following steps to check CAT 2021 Results: (Based on last year CAT result Download process) 

6. How to Check CAT 2021 Result on Mobile?
CAT 2021 Score card by means of SMS on your mobile phone will also be sent by IIMs after CAT Result declaration. The glimpse of your score card contains your sectional and overall score & percentile 

7. CAT 2021 Result: Important instructions
Following are the important CAT result related instructions issued by IIMs for the benefit of CAT 2021 exam takers regarding the CAT 2021 score card download:

8. What after CAT Result 2021? Shortlisting Process by IIMs  
Immediately after CAT results are announced, the top 3-4 IIMs like IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow announce the shortlist of candidates for final selection process. Each IIM sends interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly on email/registered/speed post. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs.  

9. Top B-schools accepting CAT Result 2021: IIMs & Other Top MBA/PGDM Colleges
The top B-schools accepting CAT Result 2021 include IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Shillong, Rohtak, Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and the baby IIMs. Apart from IIMs the top B-schools accepting CAT result 2021 are FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, IITs, MDI Gurgaon, NITIE Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, FORE New Delhi, TAPMI Manipal, K J Somaiya, Great Lakes, GIM Goa, LBSIM New Delhi among others

After CAT result release, while IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta release their shortlists in a day or two from the date of CAT result declaration, IIM Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Shillong and IIM Rohtak (which is not participating in CAP round), will release their shortlists in one week from the CAT result date. IIM Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur will announce their shortlists for CAP round in February. The seven baby IIMs will announce their shortlists in March/April 2022. You can check your chances of getting IIM Call accurately with the help of IIM Call Predictor.

Some of the following top B-schools will announce their shortlists for final selection round in January last week/February 2022 –  FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, FORE School of Management New Delhi, LBSIM Delhi    

10. CAT Exam Result Key Trends: Rising number of Test Takers
Candidates who appear in CAT are rising year after year. Except for the last year when the CAT applicants reduced slightly due to pandemic, there were more & more candidates who had registered and applied for CAT year after year with more test takers in CAT exam. Data on CAT Result Trends during last five years will bring home this fact:

CAT Exam YearTotal ApplicantsActual CAT Takers
CAT 2021231,000Data to be Released
CAT 2020227, 8351,90,144
CAT 2019244,1692,09,926
CAT 2018241,0002,09,405
CAT 2017231,0671, 99,632
CAT 2016232,4361, 95,679

11. CAT Toppers of Previous Years

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