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CAT 2022: Exam Dates, Notification, Admit Card, Result, Cutoff & More!

CAT 2022: Common Admission Test (CAT Exam) is a computer-based MBA entrance test for admissions into the IIMs and several other prestigious B-Schools. Approximately more than 2.3 lakh students annually register for the CAT exam for IIM admissions. CAT exam is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in the country. CAT 2022 will be conducted for MBA/ PGDM admissions at 20 IIMs and 1000+ B-Schools in India. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will start the CAT exam 2022 registration on August 3, 2022, and will continue until September 3, 2022. To fill out the CAT 2022 application form, candidates must pay the CAT exam registration fee of Rs 2,200 for the General/ Unreserved category and Rs 1,100 for SC/ ST/ OBC and other reserved categories (as per last year). Those with a Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA will be eligible to fill out the CAT 2022 registration form.

IIM Bangalore is expected to be the conducting body of the CAT entrance exam this year. CAT exam 2022 will likely be conducted on the last Sunday of November 2022, i.e. November 27, in three different slots. The tentative CAT 2022 notification release date is July 31, and the details will be available at the official website, iimcat.ac.in.

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CAT 2022 Highlights

Name of ExamCommon Admission Test (CAT Exam)
CAT 2022 Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) – Expected
CAT exam 2022 Exam ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Sections in CAT 2022 examVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) & Quantitative Ability (QA)
Exam Time Duration2 Hours (120 Minutes)
1.) 40 Minutes for Each Section
2.) 13 Minutes 20 Seconds extra for PwD candidates
CAT 2022 Registration ModeOnline Mode
CAT 2022 exam date27th November 2022 ( Tentative )
CAT Entrance exam sessionsTo be conducted in 3 sessions: Morning, Afternoon & Evening
CAT Exam Question Types66 (official CAT 2022 exam pattern to release yet)
Number of CAT 2022 Test Cities159 cities (subject to change)
CAT 2022 Accepting Colleges1164 CAT Accepting Colleges
CAT Application FeesRs 2,200 (General category), Rs 1,100 (Reserved category)
Courses OfferedMBA/ PGDM/PGPM/Executive MBA/FPM
CAT 2022 official websiteiimcat.ac.in
CAT 2022 result dateFirst Week of January 2023

CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will specify the eligibility criteria for CAT 2022. This year, candidates interested in taking this CAT entrance test must check the IIM CAT eligibility criteria 2022 and ensure that they meet the same before they begin CAT registration. CAT conducting body will release the CAT exam eligibility in PDF format on its official website. CAT exam eligibility criteria have outlined who can apply for the CAT entrance exam. Before CAT 2022 registration, candidates must ensure they fulfil the specified eligibility criteria of CAT exam 2022 to avoid rejection or non-acceptance of CAT application. Candidates must also note that their candidature can also get cancelled later if they are found ineligible for CAT or IIM admission on any account of false information.

Academic Qualification1.) Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized University/Institute.
2.) Candidates with professional qualifications like CA/CS/ICWA/Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) with the required percentage can apply.
3.) Final year candidates in graduation are also eligible to apply.
Required Marks in Graduate50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (40% for SC/ ST/ PwD)
Age Limit for CAT 2022There is no age restriction to apply for the CAT exam
Work ExperienceNot Mandatory
ReservationBased on category

CAT 2022 Exam Dates

EventsTentative Dates
CAT 2022 Official NotificationLast week of July 2022
CAT 2022 Application form release dateThe first week of August 2022
Later date to apply for the CAT application formThe second week of September 2022
Last date to submit the fees for the CAT 2022 application formThe second week of September 2022
CAT 2022 Form Correction Window shall openThird week of September 2022
CAT 2022 Admit Card Release dateLast week of October 2022
CAT 2022 Exam dateLast Sunday of November 2022 (November 27, 2022)
CAT 2022 Result announcement dateThe first week of January 2023

CAT 2022 Registration Process

The registration process for CAT 2022 will take place from the first week of August on the IIM CAT exam official website, iimcat.ac.in. Registration form for CAT exam 2022 will only be available in online mode. Students must initially create a CAT 2022 login and fill in details in the application form of CAT 2022. The candidates must follow this step-by-step CAT 2022 registration guide to fill out the form and apply for this IIM entrance test. As per last year’s trends, we expect more than 2 lakh students will apply for the CAT 2022.

  1. Visit the CAT 2022 official website.
  2. Go to the “CAT 2022 Registration” link.
  3. Fill in the required valid details.
  4. Upload all the necessary documents in a prescribed format.
  5. Pay the CAT exam fees online.
  6. Submit the completed registration form for the CAT exam 2022.
  7. Download and take a printout of the CAT 2022 application form.

On successful registration for the CAT exam, candidates will receive CAT 2022 login credentials – CAT User ID and Password, which must be used for logging into CAT 2022 student login.

How to Fill the CAT Application Form 2022?

  1. First, go to the official website of CAT 2022 and find and click the “New Candidate Registration” link on the right side of the webpage.
  2. The CAT registration page opens. Then enter details like the Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Email Address, Country, Mobile Number, and Captcha.
  3. Next, click the “Generate OTP” button to receive the registered mobile. Using the OTP, log in to the CAT 2022 application page.
  4. In the CAT exam 2022 dashboard, fill in the Personal Details, Other Personal Details, Communication Address, Emergency Contact Details, Upload Documents (in a prescribed format and size), Work Experience, IIM Programmes & Interview Cities.
  5. Make a payment online for CAT 2022 registration and take a printout of the submitted application form for your future reference.

CAT 2022 Application Fee

Candidates from the general category have to pay Rs 2,200 and from the reserved category have to pay Rs 1,100. CAT registration fee should be payable through Debit/ Credit card/ Net banking/ BillDesk/ PayU/ Paytm.

CategoryApplication Fee
General CategoryRs 2200
SC/ST/PwDRs 1100

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

IIM is not officially announcing the CAT exam pattern and syllabus for every year CAT exam. Candidates have to prepare for CAT as per the previous trends. According to CAT 2022 question paper, there were 66 questions asked in the CAT exam. There will be 24, 20, and 22 questions in VARC, DILR, and QA. PwD category students will receive 53 minutes and 20 seconds to complete a specific section of the CAT exam, while other students will receive 40 minutes per section. The duration of the CAT exam was 2 hours (120 minutes).

CAT 2022 Admit Card

CAT conducting body will release the admit card of IIMCAT 2022 probably in the last week of October. The later date to download CAT admit card 2022 on the official website will be November 27, 2022. CAT 2022 admit card can be availed after entering the CAT login ID and password.

Steps to download CAT 2022 admit card

  • Step 1 – Go to the CAT 2022 site – iimcat.ac.in
  • Step 2 – Login using CAT exam credentials like user ID and password
  • Step 3 – The CAT admit card will be displayed
  • Step 4 – Download the same and check the details mentioned therein.
  • Step 5 – Keep a soft copy of the admit card for CAT 2022 saved for future references.

CAT 2022 Result

IIM will probably declare the CAT 2022 result in the first week of January. To download CAT 2022 scorecard, candidates have to log in and enter their CAT login credentials like CAT Registration ID and Password on the official CAT website, iimcat.ac.in. They must download their CAT scorecard 2022 as all admissions are based on the CAT 2022 result. Based on the CAT result 2022, a merit list will be prepared for further IIM MBA admissions in 2023.

CAT 2022 Cutoff

IIM CAT Cut Off: One of the big questions many students ask is what are the CAT cutoff marks for admissions? The CAT 2022 cutoff marks, which are minimum marks or percentile required to secure entries, differ from IIM to IIM and the course and category of the students. IIMs like IIM Lucknow, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Raipur, etc., will release the CAT cutoff 2022 from August onwards. The minimum marks required for test-takers to get a call for the IIM MBA selection process are called the CAT cut off 2022.

CAT 2022 for the best IIMs is typically 99 to 100 percentile for general category students. For the reserved category of students, the CAT cut-off will be slightly lower at 97 to 98 per cent. CAT 2022 is expected to be 95 to 99 per cent to enrol in top MBA colleges like FMS, SPJIMR, and MDI. The CAT cutoff includes the overall cutoff and sectional cutoff. Careers360 provides the CAT percentile predictor to predict the candidate’s overall performance.

Documents Required for CAT 2022 Counselling

  1. Class 10, Class 12, graduation, and professional (if applicable) mark sheets
  2. Class 10, Class 12, graduation, and professional (if available) degree certificates
  3. Proof of date of birth (DOB)
  4. Caste certificate (if applicable)
  5. Admission letter
  6. CAT admit card
  7. Address proof of parents
  8. Passport size photographs (colour/black & white)
  9. CAT Scorecard
  10. Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will the CAT 2022 notification released?

Answer: The CAT 2022 notification will probably be out in the last week of July 2022.

Q: When is the CAT exam in 2022?

Answer: CAT exam 2022 will probably be held on November 27, 2022, Sunday, in three sessions.

Q: What is the marking scheme for the CAT 2022 exam?

Answer: 3 marks will be awarded for every correct solution, while -1 will be deducted for incorrect answers. Also, Non MCQ questions do not have negative markings.

Q: When will CAT admit card be released?

Answer: CAT 2022 admit card to be released in online mode probably in the last week of October 2022.

Q: When will the CAT 2022 result be announced?

Answer: The exam 2022 result will tentatively be out online in the first week of January 2023.

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