CAT Mock test is a sample paper released by the conducting IIM before the CAT exam. The mock paper is released to acclimatize aspirants for the test environment. CAT 2021 mock test will be made available from 1st week of November. The exam will be conducted in the last week of November 2021. Check CAT 2021 Exam Pattern
CAT Mock test will have the facility of on screen calculator, with sectional time limit of 60 minutes each. A number of CAT practice papers are available online and offline, but very few CAT mock test series’ are able to justify the actual difficulty level of CAT. Thus, candidates are advised to download CAT official mock test, link of which will be made available here after release.
Candidates should start attempting CAT mock tests from September onwards. This will help not only in improving the score, but also speed and accuracy in solving the questions.
Highlights of CAT 2021 Mock Test
|CAT 2021 Mock Test Availability||1st week of November 2021|
|Mode of CAT 2021 Mock Test||Online|
|Time Limit in CAT 2021 Mock Test||2 Hours|
|Total Number of Sections||3|
|CAT 2021 Exam||4th week of November, 2021|
Official CAT Mock Test
The conducting IIM will release the official online mock test series of CAT 2021 in 1st week of November. Moreover, the authorities will also provide the special mock test facility for PWD candidates who have low vision so that they can also take benefit of the same.
The major purpose of CAT 2021 online mock test is to help candidates to understand the marking scheme, exam pattern, type of questions, etc. As the exam is conducted in an online mode, candidates will also get familiar with the navigation process of online test.
|CAT Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics & Syllabus||CAT Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Important Topics & Syllabus||CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Important Topics & Syllabus|
How to Access CAT Mock Test by IIM?
To access CAT Mock Test Online candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Visit the official website
- Candidates can check the availability of CAT mock test series by visiting the official website.
- One month before the exam, the link of CAT mock test series gets activated and you can access it.
Step 2: Click on Link and Login
- Click on CAT Mock Test link and a new window will appear.
- Enter your valid login credentials to access the same.
Step 3: Read the Instructions and Start the test
- Instructions will appear on your screen.
- Read all the instructions carefully. All the instructions will be similar to the final CAT paper.
- The instruction includes points like how to answer the questions, what will be marking scheme, etc.
- After reading all the instructions, click on “I am ready to begin”.
- You will start immediately after clicking that button.
How to Answer MCQs in CAT Online Test Series?
- The first question will appear on your screen and if you do not want to answer that question then you can click on or select any question number from the questions palette.
- If you are confident that the answer is correct then click on “save and next” tab and the next question will be displayed on the screen.
- If you are not very confident about your answer then click on the tab “Mark for Review & Next”.
- In case the candidate does not choose any option, then the answer to that question will not be saved.
- The same will be applicable in the final CAT 2021 examination.
- The test comprises of three sections. Each section is allotted 60 minutes to solve the questions. For PwD category candidates, 60 minutes are allotted for each section.
- Once the mock test starts, the timer on the top right corner on the screen will also start. On completion of 60 min i.e. when the timer will be 00:00, the particular section will be locked and the candidates will be directed to the next section.
- It is to be noted that the candidates will not be able to navigate to other section before 40 minutes, i.e., in case a candidate completes the section within 60 minutes then he/she have to wait for the time to complete.
- Once the candidate has completed one section and transferred to another section, they won’t be able to change theri responses of the previous section.
- Candidates can mark their responses through the on-screen keyboard.
- Using the “Save and Next” option, candidates can switch to another question. Candidates may also jump into another question by clicking on the question number given on the question palette.
- All the attempted and unattempted questions will be displayed on the question palette on the right corner of the screen.
- Below given is the status and their meaning for all the questions.
Status of Answers/Questions in CAT 2021 Mock Test
|Color on Question Number||What does it Mean?|
CAT 2021 Mock Test FAQs
Ques. Where can I get the official CAT 2021 mock test?
Ans. The official CAT 2021 mock test will be released on the official website from 1st week of November 2021. Students can visit iimcat.ac.in for the mock test.
Ques. Can a candidate access official CAT 2021 mock test without registering for the exam?
Ans The official CAT mock test will be accessible only to those candidates who have complete their CAT 2021 Registrations.
Ques. What is the benefit of CAT 2021 mock test?
Ans. Practising CAT 2021 mock test is beneficial in improving speed and accuracy in solving the question paper. It helps candidates analyze their level of preparation and work on weaker areas.
Ques. How many CAT mock tests should a candidate practise to score well in the entrance?
Ans. Candidates are advised to take at least 10-15 mock tests so that they can analyze their level of preparation and work on weaker areas. This will help in identifying gaps in the preparation.
Ques. How many CAT mock tests should a candidate attempt in a day?
Ans. It is usually advised that a candidate should solve only one CAT mock test in a day. Post solving the mock test, the candidate can analyze their performance and identify sections or topics that need additional focus and preparation. Usually, candidates find CAT Quantitative Ability section to be the hardest among the three.
Ques. When should a candidate start solving CAT mock tests?
Ans. Candidates should start solving mock tests after completing CAT syllabus. Usually, September is considered to be the ideal month to start solving CAT mock tests.
Ques. What is the benefit of solving sectional CAT mock tests?
Ans. Since there have been certain changes in CAT Exam Pattern, solving sectional CAT mock tests will help candidates in understanding the new exam pattern in details. As compared to the previous year, candidates will only have 40 minutes to solve one section which was 60 minutes per sections earlier.
Ques. Do coaching institutes also provide online mock tests for CAT preparation?
Ans. Yes. Several MBA coaching institutes provide online CAT mock tests to their students. Aspirants can use those mock test and other CAT Practise Papers to prepare.
Ques. How can a candidate analyse his/ her performance after solving CAT mock test?
Ans. After attempting each CAT mock test, a candidate must check how many questions he/ she could solve accurately in the given time, questions on which topics took more time to solve, how much time it took to read the RC passages and which were the questions they could not attempt. This would give them an idea about the topics or sections that need more practice.
Ques. Are CAT mock tests exactly like the actual exam?
Ans. Yes. Since the actual purpose of CAT mock tests is to prepare the candidate for the final exam, mock tests are exactly like the actual exam.
Ques. Will there be a sectional time limit in the CAT mock test too?
Ans. Yes. Just like actual CAT 2021, the mock tests too will have a sectional time limit. This would make sure that the candidates are able to manage their time well which would help on November 29, 2021.
Ques. How are CAT mock tests different for PwD candidates?
Ans. IIM Indore has also released official CAT mock test for PwD candidates. Candidates with a low vision will be given 60 minutes to solve each section. This means that they will be provided additional 20 minutes for each section to answer the question.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.