CAT 2022: Result (Out), Cut Off, Percentile Predictor, Result, Score, Accepting Colleges
CAT 2022: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has declared the CAT 2022 result today, December 21 at 5 PM in online mode. Candidates who appeared in the CAT exam can check and download the CAT scorecard at the official website, iimcat.ac.in, using their CAT login credentials. The cutoff of IIMs and other participating CAT colleges will be available soon. Those who clear the cutoff will be shortlisted for further admission process which may include WAT, GD and PI.
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CAT 2022 was conducted on November 27 for admission to post graduate management programmes of IIMs and other MBA colleges. Around 2.2 lakh candidates took the IIM MBA entrance exam in three shifts. In shift 1 and shift 3 there was approximately 86 % turnout each while the in shift 2 more than 87% appeared for the test. Out of total candidates who took the exam 35% were female and 65 % male candidates.
CAT 2022 Result
IIM has released the result for all candidates who appeared for the CAT exam 2022. 11 candidates scored 100 percentile ( all are males) while 22 candidates got 99.99 percentile which include 1 female candidate from engineering background. As usual, in the CAT 2022, engineering students performed better than non-engineering candidates.
- 11 candidates scored 100 percentile (10 engineers and 1 non-engineer).
- No female candidate in the list of 100 percentile
- The number of candidates who score 99.99 percentile are 22 ( all male from engineering background except 1 female ( engineer)
- 22 candidates obtained 98.98 percentile. Out of which 15 are from engineering background (including 3 female) and 7 from non-engineering field
CAT 2022 Result: important things to know
- As CAT result is out, candidates download CAT scorecard
- Scorecard does not display the rank.
- CAT result will be not shared with candidates any other modes such as via SMS, email, post, etc.
- CAT result/scorecard 2022 can be downloaded from the official website of CAT only.
How to check CAT 2022 result
In order to know the CAT 2022 result, the candidates need to follow the following procedure.
- First, go to the CAT 2022 official website.
- Click on the link indicating 'CAT 2022 Score Card Download'.
- Login with CAT ID and password.
- Download CAT scorecard.
- Take a printout and keep it safely for future reference.
Details on CAT result 2022
CAT result include the personal details of candidates and scaled score and percentile and overall score. CAT scorecard will display the following details on it.
- Section wise scaled score
- Overall scaled scores
- Sectional percentile
- Overall percentile
CAT 2022 scorecard will be valid for a period of one year and can be downloaded till December 31, 2023.
CAT 2022 Cutoff
The minimum marks required for test-takers to call for an additional MBA selection process are called the CAT cut off 2022. IIMs Like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Raipur, etc will release the CAT cutoff from August onwards.CAT 2022 for the best IIMs is typically 99 to 100 percentile for general category students.
IIM CAT Cutoff (Expected)
IIMs colleges in India
CAT 2022 Selection Process
Candidates who clear the CAT 2022 entrance examination will have to take part in the selection process of CAT 2022 which includes shortlisting of candidates by the IIMs for the next round of selection. The CAT selection process 2022 will consist of
- Written Ability Test (WAT)
- Group Discussion (GD)
- Personal Interviews (PI)
CAT Reservation Criteria
Check out the category-wise reservation policy of IIMs.
CAT Reservation Category
NC-OBC (Non-Creamy Other Backward Classes)
SC (Scheduled Caste)
ST (Scheduled Tribe)
PwD (Person with Disability)
Reservation Policy for Person with Disability (PwD)
For Person with Disability (PwD) candidates, they must submit the PwD certificate issued by a competent authority. Individuals with different types of disabilities who will be accepted under the PwD reservation:
- Blind/ Low vision candidates.
- Candidates with hearing impairment.
- Candidates with a cerebral palsy or locomotive disability
- One year plan for the CAT entrance test
- How to score 100 percentile in CAT
- CAT participating institute 2022
Candidates should understand that CAT-participating institutes are of two types namely IIMs and non-IIMs. Around 115 CAT-participating institutes allow candidates to enroll in MBA and other management programs.20 IIMs and other institutes like 6 IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, JNU, IMT Ghaziabad, IPU, MDI Gurgaon, and SPJIMR Mumbai to name a few use CAT scores.
IIM admission criteria 2022 and programme
IIM admission criteria
PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, PGPBA
PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP (Kochi Campus & IL)
PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
PGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR
B-School accepting CAT score- City-wise
CAT 2022- Exam Overview
Candidates seeking admission to MBA/PGDM programes of IIMs appeard in the CAT 2022 exam held yestered across the country. The paper pattern was similar to the last year CAT exam in terms of number of questions, sectional questions, marking scheme, and so on. Those who qualify the entrance exam will go through the admission process. Besides IIMs, candidates can also apply for admission at other top MBA colleges in India, using their CAT scores.
IIM will update the statics of students who took CAT 2022 on its official website of IIM CAT. Last year, around 2.30 lakhs eligible candidates registered for the CAT and out of which 1.92 lakh candidates appeared for the test. Overall turnout was around 87% of which 65% were males and 35% were females. Only 4 candidates from transgender community appeared in the CAT exam.
CAT 2022 Exam highlights
Common Admission Test (CAT)
CAT 2022 conducting body
IIM stands for
Indian Institute of Management
Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam section name
CAT 2022 exam time duration
2 Hours (120 minutes)
CAT exam registration 2022 mode
Total number of CAT exam 2022 test cities
Number of CAT accepting colleges
CAT exam registration 2022 fee
CAT 2022 official website
CAT 2022 Exam Date
Candidates who appeared for CAT 2022 are advised to keep a tab on all important dates pertaining to the CAT 2022 result, answer key, cutoff, etc. Check important events and dates pertaining to CAT 2022 in the table below.
CAT Exam 2022 Events
Declaration of CAT 2022 result
December 21, 2022
Release of official CAT 2022 notification
July 31, 2022
CAT exam registration 2022 start date
August 3, 2022
CAT exam registration 2022 last date
CAT exam form date for correction
September 23 to 26, 2022
CAT mock test 2022
November 9, 2022
Availability of CAT 2022 admit card
October 27, 2022
CAT exam date
November 27, 2022, Sunday
Release of CAT 2022 response sheet and question paper
First week of December 2022 (Tentative)
Start and end date to challenge the CAT 2022 answer key
First week of December 2022 (Tentative)
CAT 2022 Admit Card
Candidates can download CAT 2022 admit card using CAT login credentials till the day of the CAT exam i.e. November 27. CAT 2022 admit card has been issued online at CAT 2022 website. The CAT admit card 2022 is a mandatory document to take to the examination center. Failure to carry the CAT 2022 admit card at the examination center may result in disqualification from the CAT exam. Therefore, candidates are required to download their hall tickets before the CAT exam day.
How to download CAT 2022 admit card
- To download the CAT 2022 admit card, candidates should follow the steps given below:
- Go to the CAT 2022 official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
- Click on the “CAT Admit Card 2022” download link.
- It will redirect you to the admit card login window. From there, enter the required CAT login credentials (User ID and Password).
- A pop-up will appear on the computer screen stating that the CAT exam form has been successfully submitted and then click on the "Close" tab.
- The complete form and information related to CAT candidate details will be displayed on the screen.
- Click on the CAT 2022 admit card download tab.
- A new page will open, which will reveal the test center address and shift time along with the Common Admission Test 2022 admit card.
- Check all the details mentioned in the Admit Card and take its printout.
By following the above steps, candidates can easily download their appropriate CAT exam admit card in pdf format. If there are any errors or discrepancies while downloading the admit card for CAT 2022, send an email to the authorities at email@example.com or call 1800-266-3549. They will shortly resolve the issues regarding the CAT exam 2022 admit card.
CAT 2022- Exam Day Guidelines
The candidates must follow the exam day guidelines which help them to face the exam without any stress. Candidates should know the time and CAT 2022 exam date so as not to miss anything. This is the primary CAT exam day tip. IIM has strongly advised the candidates to follow these on CAT 2022 exam days.
Also read- What to carry at CAT 2022 test centres
Exam Day Guidelines to Follow at CAT 2022 exam center
Candidates are advised to reach the CAT exam center at least one hour before the gate closes.
Please double-check the reporting time before the deadline for CAT 2022.
Bring the CAT Admit Card 2022 and the required documents (ID Proof).
Use the applicant's number printed on a CAT 2022 admit card to locate the exam lab/ console in the CAT exam centres.
Do not carry Bag/ Mobile/ Calculator/ IPAD/ IPOD/ Bluetooth/ Headset/ Digital Wrist Watch/ Laptop/ Camera inside the CAT examination hall.
CAT 2022 Exam Centres
CAT 2022 was held at 438 exam centres in 151 cities spread across the country. All details pertaining to the CAT test venue and test cities can be accessed at CAT 2022 official website. Candidates are assigned test cities as per their preference. Check out some CAT exam centres states' names as well as exam cities.
CAT 2022 preferred test city and allocation process
Candidates will be given the opportunity to select six test cities of their choice.
Cities and CAT test centres will be assigned to candidates after the CAT exam registration 2022 process.
There is no need to rush to block CAT test slots and cities in the early days of CAT exam registration 2022.
The CAT exam session cannot be chosen because it will be assigned approximately.
CAT 2022 exam centres in states
Andaman & Nicobar
Jammu & Kashmir
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The CAT exam 2022 pattern is the structure of the exam which includes the duration of the exam, the mode of CAT exam, and the total number of questions asked in CAT 2022, marking scheme, etc. The duration of the CAT exam 2022 will be 120 minutes. Also, there is a sectional time limit of 40 minutes for each section (53 minutes 20 seconds for SC/ ST/ PwD). Check out the sectional breakup of the CAT exam pattern and other key highlights.
CAT Exam 2022 Information
Computer-Based (Online) Mode
Total time duration for CAT 2022
120 minutes (2 hours)
Sectional time limit
40 Minutes (for PwD candidates 53 Minutes and 20 Seconds)
CAT exam 2022 marking scheme
CAT 2022 exam pattern- Sectional break-up
CAT exam section name
Number of questions
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (LRDI)
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
CAT 2022 syllabus
While understanding the comprehensive CAT exam 2022 syllabus, it is a must to get an overview of all the important topics from each section. Check out the table outlining important topics from the CAT 2022 syllabus.
CAT 2022 syllabus
CAT Syllabus (section-wise)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
CAT 2022 sample paper
All CAT exam aspiring candidates are advised to know the exact exam syllabus. This is where CAT mock test, the previous year's CAT question paper, and the sample paper play their role. Candidates should solve the CAT sample paper as it will help in analyzing the preparation required.
The below table holds the past few years' CAT question papers with answers. By clicking the “Download” link, candidates can get their appropriate question paper for the CAT 2022 exam.
Year-wise CAT sample paper
CAT previous year papers (2020) with solution pdf
CAT 2019 question paper with solution pdf
CAT previous year papers (2018) with solution pdf
CAT 2017 question paper with solution pdf
IIM release the official CAT mock test for candidates to familiarize them with pattern of actual exam. CAT mock test gives the actual picture of the CAT exam. If the Indian Institutes of Management, Bangalore offers only one or two CAT mock tests, candidates can try them on the web from various coaching centers.
The IIM CAT exam mock test should be an integral part of the CAT preparation because it allows students to know exactly how to answer, navigate between sections, and more. Before going to take the mock test, the candidates should know the CAT exam strategy and tips.
In the meantime, the CAT official mock test can be used to understand how the test goes. IIM Ahmedabad conducts a separate mock test for PwD category candidates. These candidates get 53.20 minutes for each section in CAT 2022. The total of 159.60 minutes to complete the CAT Exam 2022. PwD category candidates with low vision can also practice with CAT mock test from the CAT 2022 official website.
CAT 2022 Answer Key
IIM, Bangalore will release the CAT 2022 final answer key soon in online. Candidates will be able to download it from the official website. The final answer key will have the correct answers after adjusting the valid objections of candidates on provisional answer key.
Provisional answer key is subjection of objection upon payment of objection fee of Rs 1,200 per question. But candidates cannot raise objection on the final answer key. Candidates who took the CAT exam can also download their response sheet by login with their CAT ID and password. The response sheet is the document that displays the answers marked by candidates in the CAT exam. Details of unanswered questions will also be given in the response sheet.
CAT 2022 Application Form
CAT exam registration 2022 started on August 3 and candidates could submit their CAT online form till September 21. CAT exam form can be accessed via online mode by visiting the CAT 2022 official website- iimcat.ac.in. At the time of CAT online form filling candidates will have to pay the application fee of Rs 23,00 for the general category and Rs 1150 for the reserved category.
CAT 2022 exam registration
CAT exam registration 2022 process involves three steps:
CAT exam registration 2022 in online mode
Filling up CAT exam form 2022
Payment of CAT exam form fee
How to fill CAT 2022 exam form
Candidates who are interested to apply for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 are required to submit the CAT exam form by visiting the CAT 2022 official website. Check out the step-by-step process to fill CAT exam form.
- Visit the CAT 2022 official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
- Find and click the button that states “New Candidate Registration” on the right side of the webpage.
- Then it will redirect to the CAT exam form 2022. From there, you have to enter the required details such as,
- Name of the Candidate
- Date of Birth
- Email Address
- Mobile Number and
- Once you entered all the essential details, click on the “Generate OTP” button. Using the OTP which is sent to the candidate's registered mail id, complete the CAT 2022 registration process.
- Next, log in to the dashboard and fill out the CAT Exam Form 2022 with valid details like,
- Personal Details
- Other Personal Details
- Communication Address
- Emergency Contact Details
- Upload Documents (in a prescribed format and size)
- Fill in the academic details of SSC/ Class 10, HSC/ Class 12, Bachelor’s Degree Details, Master’s Degree Details, and Other Professional Degree Details.
- After completing the above process, the candidate needs to enter the work experience details if any.
- Then choose the IIM Programmes & Interview Cities.
- Next, select any six preferred test cities to take CAT 2022 exam.
- The final process of the CAT exam registration 2022 process is to make payment online for an application fee.
For General Category Candidates: Rs 2000
For SC/ ST/ PwD: Rs 1000
NOTE- The final amount also includes applicable additional fees.
CAT 2022 exam form correction window
The Indian Institute of Management opened the correction window for the CAT exam form 2022 on September 23 at 10 am. The last date to edit the CAT exam form was September 26 up to 5 pm. Mistakes in scanned images of signatures, photographs, and exam city preferences can be modified during this CAT application form correction window.
Also, candidates can make changes to the test city option if provided. Students must log in and adjust the images as per the suggested specifications. Any other changes can be made with the help of the CAT help desk at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).
CAT 2022 Eligibility
The CAT exam 2022 eligibility criteria include the minimum requirements a candidate must meet to apply such as educational qualification, marks in the qualifying exam, nationality, age, etc. Before going to apply for CAT 2022 exam, students should check the CAT exam 2022 eligibility criteria and make sure they meet them.
Graduation/ Bachelor’s degree
Minimum marks required for graduation
50% (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD)
Age criteria for CAT 2022
There is no age bar to appear for CAT 2022 entrance test
Based on category
Candidates who have successfully completed their graduation in any stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) from any recognized university/ institution are eligible to apply for CAT 2022.
Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for CAT 2022.
There is no age bar to applying for the CAT exam for MBA.
It is not mandatory to have work experience in order to apply for CAT.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT 2022: Result (Out), Cut Off, Percentile Predictor, Result, Score, Accepting Colleges
Question: When should I apply for CAT 2022? Which IIM will conduct CAT 2022?
The registration for CAT 2022 started on August 3, 2022. Application was invited in online through CAT official website. IIM Bangalore conducted the CAT 2022 exam on November 27.
Question: What is the mode and marking scheme of the CAT exam? Is CAT 2022 online or offline?
The CAT 2022 was conducted in Computer Based Mode (CBT). Every correct answer carried 3 marks. And there was a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.
Question: What are all the sections available in the CAT 2022 syllabus?
There are three sections available in the CAT exam 2021 such as,
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
- Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
- Quantitative Ability (QA)
Question: What is CAT exam and eligibility?
The candidate who completed Graduation with 50% of marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) are having the CAT exam 2022 eligibility to apply for CAT exam 2022.
Question: What is CAT exam fee?
The CAT 2022 fees for SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates is Rs 1150. And for all other categories it is Rs 2300.
Question: What if I do not qualify in CAT 2022? Can I re-apply?
To give the CAT entrance exam 2022, there is no such barrier by IIMs. As there is no age criteria, you can give the test as many times as you want.
Question: How many rounds CAP 2022 will consist of?
Common Admission Process 2022 will consist of two stages - Shortlisting for Personal Appearance Round (PA) and Final Selection.
Question: What is CAT Exam used for? Is CAT exam only for MBA?
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based test for enrolling in a graduate management program in IIMs or other top B-schools. The IIMs started this CAT exam and uses the test for selecting students for their business administration programs (MBA/ PGDM). However, there are other MBA entrance exams as well for getting admission to MBA programmes.
Question: What is the age limit to apply for CAT entrance exam 2022?How to register for CAT exam 2022?
IIM does not recommend any age criteria to apply for the CAT exam. The registration process includes three steps:
CAT 2022 online registration
Filling up CAT exam form
Payment of application fee
Question: When will the registration process of CAT 2022 begin? and when will CAT exam held in 2022?
The registration process for CAT 2022 is closed now and CAT 2022 result is out at official website.
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