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Latest CAT 2022 Updates: CAT exam 2022 will likely be conducted on the last Sunday of November 2022, i.e. November 27 in three different slots. IIM Bangalore is expected to be the conducting body of the CAT entrance exam this year. The tentative CAT 2022 notification release date is July 31 and the details will be available at the official website, iimcat.ac.in.
CAT 2022: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will start the CAT exam 2022 registration tentatively on August 3, 2022, and will continue till September 3, 2022. In order to fill the CAT 2022 application form, candidates will have to 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 who have a Bachelor's degree with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA will be eligible to fill out the CAT 2022 registration form.
What is CAT exam?
Common Admission Test (CAT Exam) is a computer-based MBA entrance test for admissions into the IIMs and several other prestigious B-Schools in the country. Approximately more than 2.3 lakh students register for the CAT exam annually 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.
CAT 2022: Highlights
Following are the IIM CAT exam key features details like CAT full form, CAT notification, eligibility, CAT 2022 exam dates, exam pattern, application fee, etc.
Name of the Exam
Common Admission Test (CAT Exam)
CAT 2022 Conducting Body
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) - Expected
IIM Stands for
|Indian Institute of Management|
CAT exam 2022 Exam Mode
Computer Based Test (CBT)
Sections in CAT 2022 exam
CAT Exam Time Duration
2 Hours (120 Minutes)
CAT 2022 Registration Mode
|CAT 2022 exam date||November 27, 2022, Sunday (Tentative)|
|CAT Entrance exam sessions||To be conducted in 3 sessions – Morning, Afternoon, and Evening on the same day|
|CAT Exam Question Types||MCQs and TITA (Non-MCQs)|
|CAT Exam Total Questions||66 (official CAT 2022 exam pattern to release yet)|
Number of CAT 2022 Test Cities
159 cities (subject to change)
CAT 2022 Accepting Colleges
1164 CAT Accepting Colleges
|CAT ffee 2022|
|CAT Exam Purpose||Admission into IIMs, FMS, IMT, SPJIMR, MDI, and over 1200 B Schools in India|
|Courses Offered||MBA/ PGDM/PGPM/Executive MBA/FPM|
|CAT 2022 official website||iimcat.ac.in|
|CAT 2022 result date||First week of January 2023|
|CAT 2022 scorecard validity||till December 31, 2023|
|Details on CAT Score Card|
|When to Check for CAT 2022 Notification||From July 31, 2022, onwards|
|Details in CAT exam notification 2022||CAT Exam details, Registration dates, Application fee, IIMs & their management programmes through CAT|
What is CAT for? Why take MBA CAT?
CAT exam is a management entrance test held for admissions at 20 IIMs and 1000+ B-schools in India such as Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, NITIE Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon - Management Development Institute, FSM Delhi - FORE School of Management, MNNIT Allahabad, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, etc.
- SJMSOM, IIT Bombay - 99+ Percentile
- DMS, IIT Delhi - 98+ Percentile
- Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai - 90+ Percentile
- Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) - 90+ Percentile
- Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad - 90+ Percentile
- Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon - 95+ Percentile
- National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai - 95+ Percentile
- SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai - 85+ Percentile
- Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras - 95+ Percentile
- T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal - 85+ Percentile
- Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU) - 98.20 Percentile
CAT 2022 Exam Dates
|CAT 2022 Official Notification||Last week of July 2022|
|CAT 2022 Application form release date||First week of August 2022|
|Last date to apply for the CAT application form||Second week of September 2022|
|Last date to submit the fees for the CAT 2022 application form||Second week of September 2022|
|CAT 2022 Form Correction Window shall open||Third week of September 2022|
|CAT 2022 Admit Card Release date||Last week of October 2022|
|CAT 2022 Exam date||Last Sunday of November 2022 (November 27, 2022)|
|CAT 2022 Result announcement date||First week of January 2023|
CAT 2022 eligibility criteria
Candidates of any age with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institute with 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) can apply for the CAT exam 2022.
CAT exam previous year statistics
Year Total Number of CAT Exam Applicants 2022 Expected 2.30+ lack 2021 2,31,000
|Year||Total Number of CAT Exam Applicants|
|2022||Expected 2.30+ lack|
Previous year CAT exam analysis
The CAT 2021 exam was conducted in CBT mode, which is a computer-based test.
In the CAT entrance exam 2021, there were 66 questions whereas in the VARC - 24, DILR - 20, QA - 22 questions.
Students are awarded +3 marks for each correct response whereas for wrong answers -1 mark will be deducted.
There are no negative marks for Non-MCQs.
The total time duration for CAT was 120 minutes (160 minutes for PwD).
The normalization process will be used for CAT 2021 cutoff calculation
Last year's CAT exam highlights
- The duration of CAT exam was of 120 minutes (160 minutes for PwD candidates). The time allotted for each section was 40 minutes (53 minutes and 20 seconds for PwD Candidates).
- Around 1.92 lakh candidates appeared for the CAT entrance test out of 2.30 lakhs registered eligible candidates. The overall attendance was approx 83% and 35% were female and 65% male and 2 candidates represented transgender.
- CAT percentile score: Number and gender of candidates
Total gender numbers
Total state-wise numbers
West Bengal (1)
Uttar Pradesh (1)
Andhra Pradesh (1)
Uttar Pradesh (2)
Madhya Pradesh (1)
West Bengal (1)
Uttar Pradesh (1)
Tamil Nadu (3)
List of CAT Conducting Body over the years
The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) initiates this examination and uses the test to select students for their Business Management Programs (MBA or PGDM). IIM conducting body is based on the principle of rotation each year.
Year-wise CAT Exam conducting body
|Year of CAT exam||Name of the CAT Conducting Body|
|CAT 2022||IIM Bangalore (Expected)|
|CAT 2021||IIM Ahmedabad|
|CAT 2020||IIM Indore|
|CAT 2019||IIM Kozhikode|
|CAT 2018||IIM Calcutta|
|CAT 2017||IIM Lucknow|
|CAT 2016||IIM Bangalore|
|CAT 2015||IIM Ahmedabad|
|CAT 2014||IIM Indore|
|CAT 2013||IIM Indore|
|CAT 2012||IIM Kozhikode|
|CAT 2011||IIM Calcutta|
|CAT 2010||IIM Lucknow|
|CAT 2009||IIM Ahmedabad|
MBA Admission through CAT Exam Score
IIM admission 2023-25 and selection process will begin after the announcement of CAT 2022 result. Each IIM fixes a minimum CAT cutoff percentile to shortlist candidates for participation in the next round of the MBA/ PGDM admission process. The following is an overview of the selection process for IIMs and non-IIMs:
IIM admission process
- Screening of students on the basis of their CAT score
- Written Ability Test (WAT)/ Group Discussion (GD)/ Personal Interview (PI).
- Computation of Composite Score followed by final selection
Non-IIM admission process
Institutes accepting CAT 2022 score other than IIMs also conduct Group Discussion/ Personal Interviews for enrollment to their MBA/ PGDM programmes. However, there are a few colleges that admit students only on the basis of CAT scores.
Top Colleges Accepting CAT 2022 Score
CAT 2022 scores are accepted by 20 IIMs and 1200+ B-schools across India. Students can visit the links given below table to know the expected CT cutoff, fees, rankings, placements, and selection process of each IIM:
Also Read: MBA colleges accepting CAT score
Top Non-IIMs Accepting CAT 2022 Score
Below is a list of the top 20 MBA colleges in India that accept CAT scores.
Top 20 Non-IIMs Accepting CAT 2022 Score
Browse Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score: Location-Wise
Official CAT Exam 2022 Contact Details
- Official CAT exam website: iimcat.ac.in
- CAT 2022 Helpline: 1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)
- Email for CAT exam: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAT 2022 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Common Admission Test|
|Short Exam Name||CAT|
|Conducting Body||Indian Institute of Management Indore|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2200 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will specify the eligibility criteria for CAT 2022. The candidates interested in taking this CAT entrance test this year, 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. Prior to CAT 2022 registration, candidates must ensure they fulfill 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 canceled at a later stage if they are found ineligible for CAT or IIM admission on any account of false information.
The IIM CAT 2022 eligibility criteria for candidates appearing for CAT are detailed here.
NOTE: IIMs can verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process and the details are provided on the official IIM website.
CAT Eligibility for candidates who graduated in 2021 and 2022
- Students with “promotion/ pass” instead of “award of marks” certificates in any of the last two years of the bachelor’s program can enter the “Promotion/ Pass” option in the CAT 2022 application form.
- Due to the implementation of the above point and the fact that different evaluation patterns may be followed by different institutes/ universities across the country due to the COVID epidemic, the CAT authority has decided to remove the minimum marks (45% and 50% [Or equivalent CGPA] respectively) for appearing for the CAT 2022 exam.
NOTE: This exception is made to ensure balance for students who complete their bachelor’s degrees in 2021 and 2022.
Last year changes were introduced in CAT 2022 exam pattern
IIM Ahmedabad has received several queries from CAT aspirants regarding their candidature due to the "promotion/pass" certificate awarded instead of the "marks" certificates in the last two pandemic years of their graduation program.
- Final year candidates- Candidates with "promotion/pass" instead of "award of marks" certificate in any of the last two years of the bachelor's degree program can enter the "Promotion or Pass" option in the CAT online application form. This facility will allow the candidate to complete & submit the CAT registration form despite the requirements of minimum CAT exam eligibility criteria. This relaxation is also applicable to those who are in the final year of students with an "award" of marks.
Note - This exception facility is available to those candidates who are completing their graduation this year or are in the final year of their bachelor's degree (graduation years - 2021 and 2022).
- Candidates who graduated in 2020 and 2021 - Because of the implementation of the above point and considering that there could be different evaluation patterns adopted by the universities across the country due to pandemics, the CAT committee has decided to remove the minimum percentage criteria for appearing for the CAT 2021 entrance exam.
Note - This exception is to ensure candidates have completed their graduation in 2020 and 2021.
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Who can apply for the CAT exam 2022?
It should also be noted that eligibility for the CAT 2022 exam is very simple and has remained the same for the past several years. Candidates who fulfill the given CAT 2022 eligibility criteria specified below can apply for the CAT exam.
- Educational Qualification: All candidates must hold a Graduation/ Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university/ institute. The students who have completed a professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA) with the required percentage are also eligible to apply.
- Marks in qualifying exam: All candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA . Candidates belonging to the reserved category (Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PWD)), must have secured a minimum of 45% .
- Final year students: Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their graduation results can apply for CAT 2022.
- Age Limit: To appear for the CAT entrance exam there is no age limit/ age restriction.
- Work Experience: It is not mandatory to have work experience to apply for the CAT exam 2022. If candidates have any work experience, then they will get preference.
- Reservation: IIM offers standard reservations as per govt guidelines for various categories of students applying for any business management program.
CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Required Marks in Graduate
50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (40% for SC/ ST/ PwD)
Age Limit for CAT 2022
There is no age restriction to apply for the CAT exam
Based on category
Who is not eligible for the CAT exam 2022?
- If the candidate is in the process of completing their professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA) without appearing for their bachelor’s degree.
- The candidate is pursuing both their bachelor’s degree and a professional degree but has not yet completed both.
- If the candidate's score in the degree is less than 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates), he or she is ineligible to apply for the CAT.
- If the degree is not recognized by MHRD/ AICTE/ UGC, the candidate will be considered ineligible for the CAT examination.
Note: CAT eligibility for IIM Admission 2022-2024 is separate from exam eligibility.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Paytm | Other
The registration process of 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 thereafter fill in details in the application form of CAT 2022. As per last year's trends, we expect more than 2 lakh students will apply for the CAT 2022.
CAT 2022: Registration Process
For the ease of the CAT 2022 applicants interested in knowing how to fill CAT application form, all the steps involved in the CAT exam 2022 application process have been detailed here in a simple manner. The candidates are advised to follow this step-by-step CAT 2022 registration guide to fill out the form and apply for this IIM entrance test.
- Visit the CAT 2022 official website.
- Go to the "CAT 2022 Registration" link.
- Fill in the required valid details.
- Upload all the necessary documents in a prescribed format.
- Pay the CAT exam fees online.
- Submit the completed registration form for CAT exam 2022.
- 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?
- 1st Step: 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.
- 2nd Step: The CAT registration page opens. Then enter details like Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Email Address, Country, Mobile Number, and Captcha.
- 3rd Step: Next, click the "Generate OTP" button to receive the OTP on registered mobile. Using the OTP, log in to the CAT 2022 application page.
- 4th Step: 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.
- 5th Step: Make a payment online for CAT 2022 registration and take a printout of the submitted application form for your future reference.
CAT Registration Page
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.
CAT Application Fee
*CAT Application Fee
*The CAT 2022 application fee has been increased by Rs 200 for the General category and Rs 100 for the Reserved category candidates.
CAT 2022 Registration - Transaction Fees
Mode of CAT application fee payment
Transaction charges for CAT registration
Credit Card (Master/ Visa)
1.20% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.
Credit Card (American Express)
2.85% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.
Debit Card (Master/ Visa)
0.75% of the transaction amount for value up to Rs 2000 and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.
0.90% of the transaction amount for value above Rs 2000.
Rs 20 per transaction
Other payment methods
PayU, BillDesk, and Paytm
Documents to upload during CAT exam registration
- Photograph as specified
- Signature as per given specific guidelines
- Academic certificates
- PwD certificate as applicable (if any)
- EWS/Category Certificate as applicable (if any)
- Identification document
Before commencing with the filling of the CAT exam 2022 application form, students are advised to keep ready the above documents with you. All the documents which are required to be uploaded in the CAT form should be in the prescribed format and size to avoid the unnecessary session expired error.
NOTE: If you face any "session expired error" while filling out the CAT 2022 application form, then don't panic. Login again with CAT login credentials and fill out the application form once again.
CAT 2022 Application Form Correction Window
The Indian Institute of Management will open the CAT 2022 application form correction window post-closing of registration window and it will remain open for a few days. Mistakes in scanned images of signatures, photographs, and CAT exam city preference can be modified during this CAT application form correction window.
Also, candidates can make changes to the CAT 2022 test city option if provided. Candidates must log in and adjust the images as per the specifications. Any other changes in the IIM CAT application form can be made with the help of the CAT help desk at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).
|SC, OBC, ST||PWD||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 1100|
|General||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 2200|
Verbal ability and reading comprehension
Data interpretation and logical reasoning
The CAT exam 2022 is supposed to be held on November 27. One needs grit, determination, planning, and execution to clear the CAT entrance exam. The tough part is to clear CAT 2022 with a very high percentile for IIM admissions. Even very good B-schools require a good CAT percentile and this can be achieved with proper preparation.
How to prepare for the CAT exam 2022?
Candidates will have to divide their CAT preparation strategy into manageable sections. When to start preparation for CAT 2022, how to go about it, what is the CAT syllabus, the best books for the CAT preparation 2022, etc are some important questions that have to be addressed by all CAT aspirants.
CAT Exam Preparation Timetable
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Preparation for CAT 2022 exam requires proper resources and solid help from experts. Given below are CAT expert tips as well as links to CAT exam resources.
CAT 2022 exam preparation- list of resources
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CAT toppers are ideal people to explain their CAT exam strategy as they not only have cleared the exam but have done so in flying colours. Given below are some CAT Topper tips and guidelines
CAT Topper Tips
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Student Appearing Vs Seat Available
|Year||Student Appeared||Seats Available|
IIM is not officially announce 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 are asked in the CAT exam. There will be 24, 20, and 22 questions in VARC, DILR, and QA respectively.
PwD category students will receive a total of 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 syllabus 2022 is the same with questions from VARC, DILR, and QA. The detailed CAT exam pattern with marking scheme and other information is as follows.
CAT 2022 Exam Pattern
|Medium of CAT Exam||English|
|Duration||2 hours (120 Minutes)|
|CAT Exam Mode||Digital or Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Sections in CAT 2022|
|Questions in each||VARC - 24 questions (72 Marks) - |
DILR - 20 questions (60 Marks) -
Quant - 22 questions (66 Marks) -
|Total number of questions in CAT Exam 2022|
|Total Marks in CAT 2022|
|Time Limit per section||40 minutes per section (Total 120 minutes) |
53 minutes and 20 seconds for PwD candidates
Slot 1: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm (Morning Session)
For right answer: +3 marks
|Virtual Key Board for||Non MCQ questions|
|Mouse for||MCQ questions in CAT 2022|
|Virtual Calculator||Yes. Candidates to use this for all calculations|
CAT entrance exam - Important features
- Onscreen calculator in CAT exam
- CAT exam timer
- Question palette of CAT 2022
- Facility to expand the CAT question area
- Scrolling during CAT entrance exam
- Answering a question in CAT 2022
- Changing the response in the CAT exam
- Navigating through CAT sections
- Zoom Option in CAT 2022
Check the features of CAT 2022 in the image below
*Source: CAT official mock test guide
CAT 2022 conducting body will release the official CAT mock test 2022 on the IIM CAT official website probably in the last week of October. CAT Mock Test 2022 gives the real picture of the actual CAT exam. While IIM CAT mock test may be one, candidates can try the internet for more mock tests of CAT from various coaching centers.
The IIM CAT mock test 2022 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 CAT mock test, the candidates should know the CAT exam strategy and tips.
In the meantime, the CAT official mock test given below can be used to understand how the test goes. IIM will release a separate mock test for PwD category candidates. These candidates will get 53.20 minutes for each section in CAT 2022. A total of 160 minutes will be given to them to complete the CAT Exam 2022. Persons with the Disability category with low vision can practice the official CAT mock test 2022 for PwD from the official CAT website.
Why Take Mock Test for CAT?
Taking the free CAT mock test online is important for test-takers. It is designed to help candidates get a feel of the actual CAT question paper. Furthermore, CAT 2022 mock test will help to identify the weaknesses of the candidates and analyze their respective performances. CAT conducting body will release the official CAT mock test 2022 and training guide on the official website. It is advisable to take the official mock test to find out the changes in the exam pattern.
Benefits of CAT Mock Test 2022
- This helps the candidate to understand the online process of the CAT exam.
- CAT mock tests provide a reasonable understanding of the question paper pattern and marking scheme.
- CAT online mock test helps you to improve your speed and accuracy in solving questions.
- Practicing mock tests will help you find the tricks and shortcuts to solve the CAT question paper in the least amount of time.
CAT Mock Test Official Links
|CAT 2022 Mock Test||Click here|
|CAT Mock Test 2022 - For PwD candidates (Blindness and Low vision)||Click here|
|CAT official Mock test 2022- Other PwD candidates||Click here|
Steps to use CAT Mock Test
- Click on Mock Test Link from the CAT 2022 official website
- "Enter your Registration Number and password and click on Sign In” – Since a dummy registration number and a dummy password have already been embedded. Candidates can proceed by just clicking on Sign In.
- Post login, read through the “General Instructions for Candidate”
- Click on the disclaimer check box on the “Other Important Instructions for Candidate:” page
- Click on “I am ready to begin” to start your CAT Mock Test
Sample Image for CAT mock test
* Source from CAT exam 2020 mock test
CAT Exam Mock test Links of past years
|Year||CAT Mock Test Link|
|2020||Click here / Link for PwD candidates (low vision)|
|2018||Test 1 and Test 2|
|2016||Test 1 and Test 2 ; Also Test 3|
CAT 2022 Preparation Tips
|CAT Question Paper||How to use the calculator in the CAT exam?|
|Why, When and How to take CAT Mock Test||CAT Sample Paper|
|CAT Exam 2022 - Sectional Time Management Tips||Why take mock tests before CAT 2022 exam?|
In addition, the CAT syllabus is important. Candidates must know what topics and subjects to study and be ready for CAT 2022. IIMs have not specified any special CAT syllabus but have given sections in which students will be tested. The CAT syllabus 2022 given by all coaching centres and books is all based on the past CAT exam papers.
CAT conducting body will release the admit card of IIMCAT 2022 probably in the last week of October. The last 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.
CAT admit card mentions a name, date of birth, registration number, category, CAT entrance exam day instructions, CAT 2022 exam date and time, reference number, emergency contact number, google map link along displaying the candidate's photograph.
Note: All candidate's primary reference identities will be through their CAT exam 2022 application number printed on the CAT Admit Card. This application number is used to identify the exam lab/console at the exam centre on the CAT Exam Day.
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 Admit Card - Details
- Application Number of CAT exam
- PwD status
- CAT 2022 exam date
- CAT exam time and session
- Reporting/ entry time for CAT 2022 at exam centre
- Gate closing time for CAT exam
- CAT 2022 test city name
- Test Center address
Also know CAT 2022 Dress Code
Snapshot of CAT Admit Card
CAT Exam Schedule
Candidates not allowed
CAT exam Timings
Post 8.15 am
8.30 am to 10.30 am
Post 12.15 pm
12.30 pm to 02.30 pm
Post 4.15 pm
4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Check CAT test day guidelines pdf released by IIM Indore.
Steps to be taken by candidates for CAT 2022
1. Frisking of Candidates prior to entry for the CAT exam.
2. Document Verification:
- CAT Admit Card (with affixed photograph),
- One original valid photo identity proof (such as College ID, Employer ID, Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, and Identification Affidavit)
- Other documents like a medical certificate in case of a candidate using a Pacemaker or implants (metal) or other devices for medical reasons.
** Test Day Exception Forms/ Authorization Form
3. Move to CAT exam lab
Imp: Candidates would be advised to remove their footwear outside the Exam Lab.
4. Registration Process for CAT 2022 (Capturing IRIS and photo)
5. Sign the attendance sheet in the CAT exam hall and begin the exam at the scheduled time.
CAT 2022 Exception and Authorization Form
- CAT Exam Exception Form: Candidates will have to sign the Exception form in case of an exceptional situation arising on CAT exam day. The staff at the test centres will guide students in such a case.
- IIM provided Authorization Form for CAT 2022: This is a document that is required in case candidates have to carry any prohibited or exceptional items inside the exam hall of CAT 2022 on account of medical reasons. Candidates would be required to contact the respective CAT exam centre to get such authorization if any.
Things/ Documents to carry to the CAT exam centre
Candidates will be allowed to carry the following documents
- CAT 2022 admit card
- Original valid photo identity card
- Sanitizer (50 ml)
- Transparent water bottle
- Requisite medical certificate and Scribe affidavit (if applicable).
CAT 2022 dress code: Socks, plain Pullovers/Sweaters/Cardigans (without any pockets) can be worn for the CAT exam. Candidates with metal implants, pacemakers, etc. in their bodies have to submit a supporting medical certificate.
Important: Since there will be no arrangement to safe keep the belongings of the candidates appearing for CAT 2022, it is advisable for aspirants to not carry valuables keeping this in mind.
Points to keep in mind during CAT exam
- Once candidates start answering a section, the clock inbuilt in the system starts ticking and displays the remaining time available for the current section.
- After 40 minutes, the timer becomes 0 and the current section gets auto-submitted.
- Candidates automatically move to the next section and the cycle repeats for all three sections of CAT 2022.
- Movement between sections is not allowed. However, candidates will have an option for submitting the answers to a section at any point of time after the completion of the allotted 40 minutes.
- There is a built-in calculator in the CAT entrance exam. To know more, check " How to Utilize Calculator in CAT 2022 ?"
Candidates can leave the CAT exam hall only after the completion of 2 hours (120 minutes). PWD candidates will be given 160 minutes to complete the CAT exam paper.
Click here for last-minute CAT instructions by IIM Indore
Check what to carry and what to avoid along with CAT 2022 admit card:
CAT Exam Day Guidelines 2022
Candidates appearing for the CAT 2022 examination should take the following documents to the examination center to enter the examination hall:
- CAT Admit card: Students appearing for the CAT exam 2022 must carry a printout of their admit card with a photo affixed on it. Entry without CAT 2022 admit card and valid photo ID will not be permitted.
- Identity Proof: Along with the CAT admit card, students are required to carry an original valid photo ID proof such as PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar card, College ID, Driving license, Employer ID, or Passport.
- Name change document: In case a student changed their name, they will be required to carry a name change document/ certificate along with CAT admit card and ID proof.
Items prohibited inside the CAT exam hall
- Watch, Phone, Calculator, iPad, or any electronic item
- Purses and Bags
- Eatables and beverages
- Jewelry and accessories that contain metal
- Jackets and clothes with pockets
- Closed footwear
Take a look at CAT 2022 exam day workflow for candidates
CAT 2022 - Key Do's for Candidates
Don'ts for Candidates for CAT exam
CAT Test Cities 2022: CAT 2022 will be held in at least 159 test cities at more than 438 test centers across the country. Important details about these CAT test venues in CAT test cities are available on the CAT 2022 official website. Candidates will be assigned a test city nearest to their address. Now, candidates can choose Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) as a preferred city for CAT 2022 exam.
The name of the CAT test center within the test city will also be mentioned on the CAT admit card. Here, we provide some CAT exam centres in 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 centers will be assigned to candidates only after the CAT 2022 registration deadline.
Candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the early days of CAT registration.
Although IIMs try as hard as they can to nominate candidates for their first preferred city, if this is not possible, they will be assigned a city following the option given to them.
The CAT exam session cannot be chosen because it will be assigned approximately.
All Delhi NCR cities were subdivided
CAT applicants from Delhi NCR can choose from six preferred test cities. Cities for Delhi NCR candidates:
IIM reserves the right to change or cancel any test center/ city and/or change the test time and date of their choice. Check the names of states where the CAT exam centres are located from the table below:
CAT 2022 Exam Centres
Andaman & Nicobar
Jammu & Kashmir
CAT 2022 Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- CAT 2022 admit card
- Photo ID
Official CAT Answer Key 2022: CAT conducting body will release the official final CAT 2022 answer key tentatively in the third week of December 2022. Candidates will be able to check the CAT final answer key at imcat.ac.in.
IIM will release the preliminary CAT 2022 answer key in online mode probably in the second week of December. Candidates can also have the choice to raise an objection to the answer key till second week of December on payment of a fee of Rs. 1,200. Since the correct answers will be mentioned in the CAT answer key, candidates can use the same to calculate their probable scores and estimate their admission chances.
CAT exam will be held on November 27, 2022. Many coaching institutes like CL, IMS, TIME, etc have come up with the CAT answer keys using memory-based questions as the test is online.
How to download CAT Answer Key 2022?
- Go to the CAT 2022 official website.
- Find and click the Candidates Login tab.
- Enter your CAT login credentials, i.e., the user ID and password, and click submit button.
- Find your slot (Slot 1/ Slot 2/ Slot 3).
- Download the appropriate answer key by clicking on the link provided.
How to challenge the official CAT 2022 answer key
- Go to the official website of CAT exam 2022.
- Find and click the link called the "Candidates Login" tab.
- Now enter your CAT login credentials, i.e., your registration ID and password.
- Find and click on the link 'Objection Form' on the dashboard where the candidate's personal details are displayed.
- Enter the question number, section, and type of objection. Candidates also have the option to write a remark in up to 500 words.
- Test takers can click on '+' to add another objection against the CAT Answer Key.
CAT Exam Answer Key: Points to keep in mind when raising objections
- There is no limit to the number of objections a candidate can raise. It should be noted that an objection once submitted cannot be amended or revoked under any circumstances.
- Objection Fee: Rs 1,200 per question
- The objection fee will not be refunded if the objection is not supported with proof.
- The objection fee will not be refunded if the objection raised is not valid.
NOTE: Correct answers were marked in green with a tick and incorrect answers were marked in red with an “X” symbol on the CAT Exam 2022 key
CAT Official Answer Key Snapshot
Previous year CAT answer key- Official
|CAT slots||Download shift wise CAT 2022 answer key|
|CAT slot 1 official answer key||CAT shift 1 answer key |
|CAT official answer key slot 2||CAT slot 2 answer key|
|CAT slot 3 answer key||Download CAT shift 3 answer key|
CAT 2022 Answer Key: How to calculate CAT Scores?
The score obtained = 3 x number of correct answers (MCQ and Non-MCQ) - 1 x number of incorrect MCQ answers.
The CAT scores will be normalized as per the methodology announced by IIM Indore in light of the changes in the duration of the exam and other parameters. The details are available on this page in the result section.
After the conclusion of CAT Exam 2022 slot 1, slot 2, and slot 3 on November 27. We will update this section as per students reactions and analysis of various reputed coaching institutes, we will specify the actual CAT 2022 exam analysis.
Previous year CAT exam analysis
According to the students who appeared in the CAT exam, the overall difficulty level of CAT exam 2021 was moderately difficult. Candidates, who took CAT 2021, say, "The Quant section was moderately difficult and tricky to answer.
The VARC was moderate and English was a bit lengthy and the DILR was the easiest section than other sections in CAT. The total number of questions in the CAT 2021 question paper was 66 and it was distributed in the format 24-20-22 (VARC - 24, DILR - 20, QA - 22). Careers360 will bring the CAT exam analysis live from the exam centres as well as expert opinions from leading coaching centres.
Total number of questions
Ideal score/ Attempt for 99%ile
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Easy to moderate
CAT 2021-Slot 1 analysis and students' reaction
As per Varun (CAT aspirant) took the first slot said- It was his first attempt and it went quite well. The English section in CAT was moderate and DILR was quite time-consuming. The QA section was a bit long and time-consuming as well. As per him, the VARC was easy and DILR & Quant was difficult. VARC had 24 questions and the remaining two sections had 20 & 22 questions respectively.
CAT 2021-Slot 2 analysis and students' reaction
As per one of the students, Siddharth Singh, " The VARC section had 2 RCs and some of the VA were easy to moderate. For LRDI, he says, "I don't think there was any easy set, it was moderate or tough. (I hardly did one set)". He also said that QA questions were not very straightforward, you really have to search for easy targets.
CAT 2021-Slot 3 analysis and students' reaction
According to the students who appeared in the CAT 2021 exam slot 3, the overall difficulty level was moderate when compared to CAT slot 1 and slot 2. Candidates who took CAT exam slot 2, said, "Exam was Moderately difficult. The quant was easy but tricky". As per slot 3 paper, the Verbal and DILR were moderately difficult. No surprises were there in the number of questions. It remained the same as CAT Slot 1 and CAT Slot 2 i.e. 66 which means VARC - 24, DILR - 20, QA - 22.
Details in CAT exam analysis are:
- A number of questions in each section in the CAT question paper.
- Number of MCQs and number of non- MCQs asked in CAT 2021
- Difficulty levels for all topics and CAT exam sections
- Topics from VARC, DILR, and QA with weightage
- Expected cutoff based on the difficulty levels and the time available
CAT analysis from CL, MIS, TIME and other coaching experts is available for all slots of the CAT exam. CAT analysis gives details of the difficulty levels of the CAT exam and expected cutoff. The CAT 2020 analysis from coaching centres can be checked by clicking on the link given below in the table.
CAT 2021 Exam Analysis from Coaching Centres
Download CAT Sample Paper 2021
One way to prepare for CAT 2021 is to test what a candidate has read. Before going to take the test, the candidate should know the CAT 2021 syllabus. This is where the previous year’s question papers and mock tests of CAT and sample paper play a role. CAT 2020 question paper should be solved by the candidates as they will help in analyzing the quantity of preparation.
By downloading and going through the CAT question paper and solution pdf file, the candidates will get a clear knowledge about the CAT 2021 question paper. The below table holds the past four years of CAT question paper with answers.
By clicking the "Download" link, candidates can get the appropriate question papers for the CAT entrance exam. If suppose you click on the download slot 1/ slot 2 related to "CAT question paper 2019 pdf", then you will get the CAT 2019 question paper in pdf format.
CAT Sample Papers
IIM will declar the CAT 2022 result probably 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 on the basis of the CAT 2022 result. On the basis of the CAT result 2022, a merit list will be prepared for further IIM MBA admissions 2023.
How to check CAT result 2022?
To know how to check CAT result 2022 online, please follow the steps below.
1st Step - Go to the official website of IIM CAT 2022 and click the "Login" button.
2nd Step - Enter the login details like CAT Login ID and Password.
3rd Step - CAT 2022 Result/ Score Card will be displayed.
4th Step - Download the same and save it for future reference.
5th Step - Check the details given in the result of CAT 2022.
NOTE: The CAT scorecard 2022 will be valid for one year i.e. till December 31, 2023.
CAT 2022 Result: Key Points to Note
- CAT 2022 Result Date & Time will be announced on the CAT official website.
- After the announcement of the CAT 2022 results, the IIMs will announce the CAT scorecard and CAT rank list 2022 live.
- You can download the CAT scorecard 2022 as soon as the results of CAT are declared.
- IIMs will send the CAT score via SMS to all the candidates who appear in the CAT exam 2022.
- Candidates can download the CAT scorecard 2022 in a few steps from the CAT official website.
CAT 2022 Result - Statistics
Total No of Scorers
Total State wise numbers
Andhra Pradesh: 1
Madhya Pradesh: 1
** Source: Official CAT website: iimcat.ac.in
Previous year CAT result statistics
IIM Ahmedabad has released the official statistics of the CAT result on January 3, 2022. Details as per the press release are
A total of 9 candidates scored 100 percentile in CAT 2021. All are male candidates. Maharashtra has the highest CAT 100 percentilers followed by Uttar Pradesh. The figures are Maharashtra: 4, Uttar Pradesh: 2, Haryana: 1, Telangana: 1, and West Bengal:1.
The 99.99 percentile CAT exam scorers are 19 and all are male candidates. Here Maharashtra and Gujarat candidates were more in number than the other states. Maharashtra has 4 candidates in this CAT result list with Gujarat having the same tally of 4. Other states were Karnataka: 2, Haryana: 2, Uttar Pradesh: 2 followed by Andhra Pradesh: 1, Bihar: 1, Chandigarh: 1, Delhi: 1, and Kerala: 1.
One female candidate is amongst the 19 candidates who scored 99.98 percentile in CAT exam 2021. The state-wise statistics for this are - Maharashtra: 5, Tamil Nadu: 3, Rajasthan: 2, Punjab: 2, Madhya Pradesh: 1, Odisha: 1, Telangana: 1, West Bengal: 1, Delhi: 1, Uttar Pradesh: 1 and Gujarat: 1.
What details are mentioned in the CAT exam result 2022?
The sectional and overall scores of CAT 2022 will be mentioned in the result/ scorecard. The exam percentile obtained by candidates in the CAT exam is also be mentioned.
CAT score vs percentile - one of the major questions asked by students is about the score versus percentile in CAT 2022. IIM Indore has released the computation of the CAT Scores and normalization methodology adopted. The process is as follows
The steps to calculate the CAT exam 2022 overall and sectional percentile scores are given. Here the QA section is chosen as an example. A similar process is also followed for DILR and VARC in the exam.
Step 1: Calculate the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT (i.e. including morning, afternoon, and evening sessions).
Step 2: Assign a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section, to all candidates who appeared for the CAT exam. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining identical scaled scores in the QA section, identical ranks are assigned to all such candidates.
For example, if two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both of those candidates are assigned a rank of 1. Then, candidate(s) obtaining the second-highest scaled score in the QA section will be assigned a rank of 3 and so on.
Step 3: Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as:
Step 4: Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.
All percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99, and so on.
How to calculate the CAT scaled scores of a candidate?
The following steps will be followed to calculate the scaled score of a candidate in each of the three sections, i.e. VARC, DILR, and QA in the examination. The overall scaled score is obtained by adding scaled scores of these three sections.
QA section is chosen as an example. A similar process is valid for the DILR and VARC. Three sessions of the examination will be expressed as a morning session (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM), afternoon session (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM), and evening session (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM), on November 27, 2022.
What after CAT Result 2022?
Once the CAT 2022 results are announced, candidates who meet the minimum CAT cut-off score will be notified by email by the respective IIMs for further examination rounds. Each IIM will send the interview letters directly to the shortlisted candidates by registered e-mail/ speed post.
Generally, IIMs follow a selection process that includes the following procedures- Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Newer IIMs have a common selection procedure, i.e., a Common Admission Process (CAP) for which separate online registration is done once the minimum CAP cut-off percentile is released by the CAP conducting authority.
The final selection of the candidates for MBA 2023-2025 admissions will be done on the basis of various parameters such as CAT 2022 score, academic history, work experience (if any), academic diversity, gender diversity, and performance in WAT/GD-PI rounds.
CAT percentile predictor is an online tool developed exclusively by Carriers 360 that helps you evaluate your performance in the CAT exam and predict your sectional and overall score. The CAT predictor tool uses the expected/ estimated CAT score to predict the CAT percentile.
Top Colleges in India offering MBA
IIM CAT Cut Off: One of the big questions asked by many students is what are the CAT cutoff marks for admissions? The CAT 2022 cutoff marks which are minimum marks or percentile required to secure admissions differ from IIM to IIM as well as the course and category of the students.
The minimum marks required for test-takers to get a call for the IIM MBA selection process are called the CAT cut off 2022. IIMs like IIM Lucknow, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Raipur, etc will release the CAT cutoff 2022 from August onwards.
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 percent. CAT 2022 is expected to be 95 to 99 percent to enroll in top MBA colleges like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI. The CAT cutoff includes the overall cutoff and sectional cutoff. Careers360 provides the CAT percentile predictor to predict the candidate's overall performance.
IIM CAT Cutoff - Past Year’s Cut off
IIM CAT Admission 2022 - Parameter and Weightage
Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Class 12 marks
Class 10 marks
Check CAT Cutoff (expected) by leading Coaching centres
|CAT Cutoff by T.I.M.E||CAT 2021 Cutoff by Career Launcher|
|CAT 2021 Cutoff by Bulls Eye||CAT 2021 Cutoff by VistaMind|
|CAT 2021 Cutoff by IMS Learning|
It is to be noted that cutoff for qualifying and admissions are two different things. The qualifying cutoff is the score that decides if a candidate has cleared the exam or not. The admission cutoff of CAT is the score at which the admissions closed last.
Some factors that decide CAT cutoff are
- No. of Candidates taking the test
- Difficulty Level of exam
- Availability of seats
- IIMs and other institutes ranking
CAT Cutoff of Top IIMs
|IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2022||IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2022||IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2022|
|IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2022||IIM Kozhikode Cutoff 2022||IIM Indore Cutoff 2022|
|IIM Udaipur Cutoff 2022||IIM Nagpur Cutoff 2022||IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff 2022|
CAT Cutoff of Top MBA Colleges
|Name of institute||CAT Cutoff Percentile|
|MDI Gurgaon Cutoff||93 to 95|
|IMI Delhi Cutoff||90|
|XISS Ranchi Cutoff||58|
|JBIMS Mumbai Cutoff||93 +|
|XIME Bangalore Cutoff||75|
|IMT Nagpur Cutoff||80|
|FMS BHU Cutoff||85|
List of Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Scores and Cutoffs
There are 600+ B-schools that accept CAT scores and cutoffs. Many participating institutes of the CAT 2020 entrance exam begin the admission process once the CAT entrance exam is conducted. Depending upon the candidate's percentile in the MBA entrance exam, the respective authorities of B-schools shortlist them for the next selection rounds for admission in the MBA program. Check the list of Top B-schools Accepting CAT scores and CAT cutoffs in the table below:
Browse Top MBA Colleges by Location
IIM Admission 2023-25: IIMs and other CAT 2022 participating management institutes will conduct the selection procedure of the exam in two-steps. Candidates who qualify in CAT 2022, will be called out for the second step. After releasing the cutoff of CAT 2022, eligible candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI) round. On the basis of scores received by candidates, the final selection list will be issued.
Candidates who clear the CAT 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. Some of the key elements of the CAT selection process 2022 are the academic performance at the school and college level, gender, and required work experience of candidates.
The respective IIMs determine their own CAT cutoff, on the basis of which they list candidates and assign weightage to different categories. IIM Selection Process will consist of
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Group Discussion (GD)
Personal Interviews (PI)
CAT Reservation Criteria 2022
IIM provides some reservations for different categories of students applying for any business management program. To know CAT 2022 eligibility criteria for MBC, OBC, SC, ST, PwD, General, see the below table:
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 PwD candidates, they must submit the PwD certificate issued by a competent authority. Individuals with a different types of disabilities accepted under the PwD reservation:
Blind/ Low vision candidates.
Candidates with hearing impairment.
Candidates with cerebral palsy or locomotive disability.
CAT 2022 - IIM Counseling Procedure and Seat Allotment
The CAT counseling 2022 and selection process will begin in January 2023. As soon as the CAT results are announced, IIMs will release the individual cut off, and candidates who qualify for the CAT cut off criteria will be invited to WAT, GD/ PI.
That there is no centralized CAT counseling portal for students, so shortlisted candidates are called for the next round of the selection process.
Based on the CAT cut-off determined by each IIM, the candidates will be shortlisted.
Listed candidates will then receive invitation letters for WAT, GD/ PI rounds.
The invitation letter will indicate the registration link, last date for completion of registration, WAT/ GD and PI date, WAT/ GD, and PI location.
IIM MBA Admission 2022: Documents to be Carried
Class 10 mark sheet
Class 12 mark sheet
Reservation category certificates (if applicable)
For seat allotment to various B-schools, you need to visit the official website of the college and fill up the form to register. Select and lock your option before submitting. You will receive a notification via SMS or email. Once the seat is confirmed, go to the designated college/ institute and submit the seat reservation order.
Also read - Know IIM Fee Structure and Seat Intake
Some of the new IIMs may hold common counselling for CAT 2022. This is held as Common Admission Process also called CAP. Details of IIM CAP through CAT exam will be announced shortly and will be updated here too.
CAT 2022 - Know IIM Fee Structure
|Name of IIM||Fee payable *|
|IIM Ahmedabad||Rs 28,00,000|
|IIM Amritsar||Rs. 10,50,000|
|IIM Bangalore||Rs. 23,00,000|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||Rs 10,60,000|
|IIM Calcutta||Rs. 27,00,000|
|IIM Indore||Rs. 16,00,000|
|IIM Jammu||Rs. 13,80,000|
|IIM Kashipur||Rs. 7,31,500|
|IIM Kozhikode||Rs. 17,50,000|
|IIM Lucknow||Rs. 19,25,000|
|IIM Nagpur||Rs 13,75,000|
|IIM Raipur||Rs. 14,20,400|
|IIM Ranchi||Rs. 15,30,000|
|IIM Rohtak||Rs. 15,20,000|
|IIM Sambalpur||Rs. 13,03,000|
|IIM Sirmaur||Rs 11,75,000|
|IIM Trichy||Rs. 14,00,000|
|IIM Udaipur||Rs. 13,00,000|
|IIM Visakhapatnam||Rs 10,50,000|
* Fee may change.
Other Top MBA colleges accepting CAT scores
|Name of B-school||Fee in Rs.||NIRF Rank|
|VGSOM IIT Kharagpur||11,59,760||5|
|DMS, IIT, Delhi||9,60,000||8|
|Management Development Institute||25,00,000||10|
|SJMSOM IIT Bombay||9,90,400||11|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||1715000||23|
|Institute of Management Technology||17,50,000||37|
|FORE School of Management ||15,98,000||43|
Is the CAT exam only for MBA?
While it is a common perception to assume that the CAT exam is only for MBA, it is also for admissions to other post-graduate programmes. MICA uses CAT scores for admissions to its post-graduate programmes. So CAT exam is not just for MBA programmes.
What is the benefit of the CAT exam?
CAT entrance exam scores are used by many institutes and universities for admissions to their management programmes. The benefit of appearing for CAT 2022 is that one can apply to a leading B-School other than IIM on the basis of the CAT result.
It is easier to use the CAT entrance exam as a screening test to shortlist candidates before the selection stage where the GD and PI factors play a role.
CAT Participating Institutes 2022
Candidates should understand that CAT participating institutes are of two types namely IIMs and non-IIMs. About 115 CAT 2022 participating institutes are allowed to enroll in their MBS and postgraduate programs. Non-IIMs must apply to IIM-conducting CAT before being notified as one of the participating institutes. 20 IIMs and other institutes like 6 IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, JNU, IMT Ghaziabad, IPU, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai are such top institutes that use CAT scores.
IIM Admission Criteria and Programmes
Name of IIMs
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
Documents Required at Counselling
- Class 10, Class 12, graduation, and professional (if applicable) mark sheets
- Class 10, Class 12, graduation, and professional (if available) degree certificates
- Proof of date of birth (DOB)
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Admission letter
- CAT admit card
- Address proof of parents
- Passport size photographs (colour/black & white)
- CAT Scorecard
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:When will the CAT 2022 notification release?
The CAT 2022 notification will probably be out in the last week of July 2022.
Question:When is CAT exam 2022?
CAT exam 2022 will probably be held on November 27, 2022, Sunday, in three sessions.
Question:Where can I get CAT syllabus 2022?
Candidates can check the CAT exam syllabus on Careers360 as the official syllabus or exam pattern of IIM CAT is not released by the authorities.
Question:Where can I get the IIM Cutoff?
The IIM cutoff for CAT exam is given by all the IIMs on their official websites.
Question:What is CAT exam pattern?
Indian Institute of Management has specified that the CAT exam syllabus and exam pattern consists of three sections - Reading comprehension and verbal ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Questions are of the graduation level.
Question:Does CAT exam pattern like no of RC questions vary from year to year?
Yes, the CAT pattern has 24 VARC questions, 20 DILR, and 22 QA questions making it a total of 66 questions to answer in 2 hours.
Question:What should I do if I am not able to renew or get a new category certificate owing to the prevailing CORONA pandemic?
In such a case, candidates should fill an undertaking which is printed or handwritten along with the old category certificates in the form of a pdf and upload the same. Candidates will be required to produce original documents for verification if they are shortlisted for admissions.
Question:What is the marking scheme for the CAT 2022 exam?
For every correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded while -1 will be deducted for incorrect answers. Also Non MCQ questions do not have negative marking.
Question:Who are eligible for CAT?
Any graduate with 50% in their graduation (45% for SC/ST/ PwD) are eligible to appear for the exam. Final year students are also eligible.
CAT eligibility for candidates who graduated in 2021 and 2022
- Students with “promotion/ pass” instead of “award of marks” certificates in any of the last two years of the bachelor’s program can enter the “Promotion/ Pass” option in the CAT application form.
Question:Will CAT 2022 exam be postponed?
As of now CAT 2022 exam date is yet to be announced.
Question:Is CAT necessary for MBA admissions?
No. While CAT is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams, there are others that can be taken for admissions to MBA like XAT, IIFT, SET etc in addition to state MBA entrance exams too.
Question:When will CAT admit card release?
CAT 2022 admit card to be released in online mode probably in the last week of October 2022.
Question:When will the CAT 2022 answer key be released?
The provisional answer key of CAT will be available in the second week of December 2022. The final answer key will be released tentatively in the third week of December 2022.
Question:What will be the next stage after the release of CAT cutoff 2022?
The qualified candidates will be invited by respective IIMs for Group Discussion (GD) / Written Ability Test (WAT) / Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
Question:Will the candidates get an option to challenge the answer key?
Candidates can submit objections against the answer key till the second week of December 2022, by remitting the necessary fee.
Question:When will CAT 2022 result be announced?
CAT exam 2022 result will tentatively be out in the first week of January 2023, in online mode.
Question:Are there any changes in CAT syllabus and CAT exam pattern?
IIMA has changed the CAT exam pattern this year. As per the revised pattern, there are a total of 66 questions are asked in the question paper and there no changes in the CAT syllabus.
Question:What is a CAT exam?
CAT exam is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. The full form of CAT is the Common Admission Test and it is a computer-based entrance exam for MBA/PGDM admissions at 20 IIMs and 1000+ B-Schools in India.
Question:What is CAT exam for?
IIM CAT exam is conducted by one IIM in rotation every year for MBA admissions.
Question:What is the last date to submit the CAT exam 2022 application form?
The last date to submit the online CAT exam 2022 application form will probably be the fourth week of September 2022.
Question:Can CAT exam centre be changed?
Yes, at the time of the CAT 2022 application form correction window, candidates can make changes in the CAT exam centre.
Question:When will CAT 2022 registration starts?
The CAT 2022 registration process will probably be start on first week of August 2022.
Question:In how many cities are CAT 2022 being conducted?
The CAT 2022 will be held in 159 test cities and more than 438 test centres.
Question:What happens after CAT result 2022?
Once the CAT exam result is declared, candidates who clear the CAT cutoff for IIMs will be sent the interview letters to appear for next rounds. The other top B-schools will release their respective CAT cutoff where candidates can apply.
Question:How to download CAT result ?
CAT result can be downloaded at IIM CAT official website, iimcat.ac.in.
Questions related to CAT
cat exam eligibility study ms best universities
There are various universities abroad offering management related courses at pg level which readily accept CAT scores;
Singapore Mangement University; MSc and Master in Management,
Audencia Business School, France; MSc in International Management
Emlyon Business School, France; MSc in Management,
ESSEC Business School, France; MSc in Management,
HEC, Paris; Master in Management,
Skema Business School, France; Master in Management,
SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai, Sydney, Singapore; Master of Global Business,
ESCP Business School in France, Singapore, Morocco; MSc in Management
The eligibility criteria for CAT is passed bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University securing 50% aggregate , there is relaxation of 5% for reserved categories, candidates in the final year to are eligible to apply, check out our page at https://bschool.careers360.com/exams/cat/ to know more details regarding this.
for around 40000 (gen cat)rank in neet pg , will i be able to get MS ENT In low paid private colleges? if so name a few colleges please ?
Based on the previous year analysis... according to your NEET PG Ranka nd category..... some of the medical colleges in which you would have possibility of getting a seat are given below
Bharathi Vidyapeeth DU Medical college and Hospital
Government Medical college, Nagpur
Government Medical college and Hospital, Chandigarh
VMKV Medical college and Hospital, salem
Santosh Medical college and Hospital, Santosh University
Sri lakshmi Narayan Institute of Medical Science
For more colleges you can predict using the NEET PG college predictor tool provided below
Hope this information will help you
I got debarred in a subject in my 5th semester now Im in my 6th can I sit for cat examination
Yes, you can apply for Common Admission Test (CAT) even if you have backlog in fifth semester. Candidates who have passed Bachelor’s Degree from any University/ Institute or B.Tech/ B.E. from any recognized University/ Institute with minimum 50% marks if belonging to general category or 45% marks if belonging to reserved category are eligible to apply for CAT. Candidates who are appearing in final year examination in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply provisionally.
You can apply for CAT but you must clear the backlog and pass in the Bachelors Degree with minimum 50% marks if you belong to general category or 45% marks if you belong to reserved category. You must obtain the results before the cut off date specified. If you are CAT 2022 aspirant then the application process for CAT 2022 is expected to start in the month of August 2022. Please check for the updates from time to time. You can use the link below to check the important dates once the schedule is released
I have 96% in 10th,92% in 12th graduation, 77 percent ( distinction) graduation, 2 years career gap due to upsc prepp ,8 months work experience in a reputed bank can i get into IIM A given i score well in cat? will my career gap affect my prospects?
Taking admission in IIM candidate should have to appear CAT MAT GMAT CMAT ,XAT like entrance tests. To Get top 5 IIMs in India candidate has to see your at least 99 percentile of marks in CAT MAT GMAT CMAT exams. Admission in in those top IIM that is IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Kolkata candidate must secure 99 percentile marks in Cat, MAT, GMAT, exam. The entrance tests is taken for IIM admission in pgdm or MBA courses. Marks in the graduation, of 12th class examination, class 10 examination is not the basic criteria for taking admission in Indian Institute of Management. Only the marks from CAT GMAT mat CMAT is the main criteria and the admission is done on the basis of merit only and personal interview.
some institutes like IIM Ahmedabad have some weight is an every year which can differs on 10 12th marks and on graduation marks as well.
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What topics in MATHS is most important for CAT exam...?
Hope you are doing great as per the question asked by you, some of the topics which are important in mathematics for C.A.T exam are:
- Time and Work
- Interests (SI, CI)
- Time, Speed, and Distance
- Geometry & Mensuration
- Number System, Basic Arithmetic
- Permutation & Combination
- Profit, loss, and Discounts
- Trigonometry, Logarithms, and Sets
etc are some of the topics.
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