CAT 2022 Exam Notification Out (Latest Exam Pattern, Registration Date)

CAT 2022 Notification PDF

CAT 2022 Exam Notification Released: Important dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Exam fees, Registration process and CAT syllabus

CAT 2022 Notification has been released on their official website. The CAT 2022 Exam is going to be held on Nov 27, 2022, and the CAT 2022 registration will commence on Aug 3, 2022. The notification PDF includes important details like the CAT exam 2022 registration date & application form last date, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and also the other important dates of the CAT 2022 exam. Let us look at the important dates and the latest eligibility criteria for CAT 2022 Exam.

For more detail, one can check out the below video.

Enrol to CAT 4 Months Course

CAT 2022 Important Dates

Events Dates
Notification Release July 31, 2022
CAT 2022 Registration Start Date
August 3, 2022 (at 10 AM)
CAT exam 2022 application form last date
September 14, 2022 (till 5 PM)
CAT 2022 Admit Card Release Date
October 27, 2022 (Thursday)
CAT 2022 Exam Date
November 27, 2022
CAT 2022 Results Date
1st Week of Jan 2023 (tentative)

CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

The Eligibility criteria for the CAT exam has remained unchanged. The candidates who hold a recognized bachelor’s degree with an aggregation of 50% (45% for SC/ST and PWD students) , (or candidates having a professional degree like CA / CS / ICWA / Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) with required percentage) – are eligible for the CAT 2022 examination.

Also, the candidates who are in the final year of their bachelor’s are also eligible to apply for the CAT 2022 examination. They need to submit the required provisional degree at the time of admission to the management institute in which they got selected.

Click on the link given below to visit the CAT official website.

CAT 2022 Official website

Age Limit

  • There is no age limit to taking the CAT 2022 examination.

Reservations in CAT 2022

As per legal requirements, the following percentage of seats are reserved for the respective categories in IIMs.

  • 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates
  • 27% of the seats are reserved for NC-OBC
  • Up to 10% of the seats are reserved for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates.
  • 5% of seats are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).

(EWS is applicable for candidates whose family total income is less than 8.0 lakh per annum.)

Ensure that you have the Caste/EWS certificate handy, as it might be needed at the time of registration.

Registration Fee

Applicants can pay the registration fee through Online mode. The portal for the CAT 2022 registration is available on the official website of IIM. The online payment modes are debit cards (Visa/Master/Rupay), credit cards (Visa/Master/Amex/Diners Club), & net banking. The registration fee for the CAT 2022 is given below for various categories.

Category Registration Fee
General Rs. 2300 + transaction processing fees
SC, ST and PwD Rs. 1150 + transaction processing fees

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

CAT 2022 Exam pattern

Over the past two years (due to the covid pandemic), the CAT exam pattern has been changed. Earlier CAT was conducted in a 3-hour pattern with 1-hour for each section. But, Since 2020, the exam has moved to a 2-hour format. The exam pattern is expected to remain the same for the CAT 2022 examination. The exam pattern for CAT 2022 is as follows.

There will be three sections:

  1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  2. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI)
  3. Quantitative Ability (QA)

Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks, and each wrong answer carries a penalty of -1 mark. Some questions are Type-in-the-answer (TITA) questions. The marking scheme for TITA questions is +3 marks for the correct answer and NO negative marks for the wrong answer. No negative marks for unattempted questions.

Each section has a sectional time limit of 40 minutes, and candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. Candidates are expected to perform well in all the sections, and most of the institutes accepting CAT scores for admission have sectional cut-offs in addition to overall cut-offs.

The below table shows the exam pattern for CAT 2022 (the following pattern is based on the previous year’s exam pattern):

Verbal Ability 40 minutes 24
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 40 minutes 20
Quantitative Ability 40 minutes 22
Overall 120 minutes 66

CAT 2022 Syllabus PDF

There is no defined syllabus for the CAT exam, but based on the previous year’s paper trends, we have made a list of the important topics for CAT 2022. Click on the link given below to download the CAT 2022 syllabus PDF.

Download Complete CAT Syllabus PDF

CAT Registration/Online Application 2022

  • The registration for the CAT 2022 exam will be opened on August 3, 2022, through online mode.
  • The last date for the CAT exam 2022 application form is September 14, 2022.
  • Your uploaded images (Photo Dimension: 30mm X 45mm) and (Signature Dimension: 35mmX80mm) in a JPG/JPEG format.
  • At the time of Exam registration, candidates are required to upload their category certificate (If one belongs to NC- SC/OBC/PWD/ST category).
  • At the time of registration, the candidate can choose six test cities as per their option.
  • You can also take a CAT application print copy for further use.

You can apply for CAT 2022 here (From August 3, 2022)

CAT 2022 Preparation Strategy

A good way to prepare for CAT 2022 is to ensure that you go through the CAT Previous Papers thoroughly. Also, taking a Free CAT online mock tests will help the candidates in gauging their strengths and weaknesses. Ensure that you utilize the free resources available well.

Check out the below excellent video on CAT 2022 preparation in 100 Days by Sayali Mam (IIMA Alumna). The video consists strategy for CAT 2022 preparation, exam taking strategy, a section-wise study plan and also the tips & tricks to crack the CAT exam. You can also enrol to the CAT 2022 Latest batch starting from August 1st (check the detailed schedule at link provided below)

Enrol to CAT 4 Months Course

Free MBA preparation App

Candidates can Join our Telegram group of MBA aspirants for quick and regular exam updates.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here