CAT 2022

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CAT 2022 Exam Date: 27th November 2022
CAT 2022 Results: 1st week January 2023 (Expected)

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Introduction

What is the CAT exam, and who conducts it?

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam to select candidates for admission to various management programmes.

Apart from the IIMs, many other top MBA colleges in India accept the CAT SCORE. B-schools such as the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Management Development Institute (MDI), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), IIT-MBAs, IMT Ghaziabad, etc., use CAT score in their admission process. You can also check out the complete list of top MBA colleges in India (with detailed fees and placements) here.

There are many other MBA entrance exams available, but there is a unique preference for the candidates who ace the CAT exam during the admission process of the respective colleges. But why? The reason is that CAT tests a student's aptitude, logical reasoning, reading comprehension skills, time management skills, etc. - the basic skills necessary for aspiring managers/business leaders before starting their MBA journey.

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CAT is the first stage in the selection process. The institutes prepare a shortlist of candidates based on the CAT score and several other criteria like 10th class, 12th class, Graduation percentage and Work experience. The selection criteria and weightage assigned to each criterion, including the CAT score, might vary from institute to institute.

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Important Dates

CAT 2022 Important Dates

The CAT exam is an annual management entrance test, so it will be conducted only once a year, in November. Each year, the CAT exam is conducted by any one of the top six IIMs in India. This year the exam is going to be conducted by IIM Bangalore. Check out the important dates of CAT 2022, including the examination date.

Event Important Dates
CAT 2022 Notification July 31, 2022 (Released)
CAT 2022 Registration starts

August 3, 2022

CAT 2022 Application last date

September 14, 2022 (till 5 PM)

Release of Admit Card

October 27, 2022

CAT 2022 Exam date 27th November 2022
Answer key release 1st week of December 2022 
Results 1st Week, January 2023

Eligibility

Who can take the CAT exam?

Eligibility Criteria:

The CAT is an exam conducted by the IIMs and is held nationwide, so the candidates must fulfil certain eligibility criteria. The requirements to satisfy the CAT exam eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. The applicant should have a bachelor's degree (3 years or 4 years).
  2. Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply.
  3. The applicant must have a minimum of 50% in graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD categories) or an equivalent CGPA.

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 (2-hrs) 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. Also, there is no negative marking 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):

SECTIONDURATIONNumber of questions (Expected)
Verbal Ability40 minutes

24

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning40 minutes

20

Quantitative Ability40 minutes

22

Total120 minutes

66

Syllabus

What is the CAT syllabus?

CAT does not have a defined syllabus. Two sections (VARC & LRDI) out of the three do not require you to memorise even basic formulae. VARC and LRDI are the sections entirely based on the candidate's logical reasoning ability, reading comprehension skills, language skills etc.

Coming to the third section (Quantitative Ability): This section deals with mathematics based on the concepts learned in high school. The weightage for each section is represented in the below pie chart. (You can also download the PDF of the detailed CAT syllabus, which is given under this pie chart)

CAT exam sectional weightage pie chart

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The topics involved in each section are as follows.

Topics in each section of CAT

Each section constitutes specific sub-topics. The below table shows the broad sub-topics in each section.

Section

Topics

Quant

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Number Systems
  • Modern Maths (Probability, Combinatorics)

LRDI

  • Logical Reasoning (Arrangements, puzzles, games & tournaments, Venn diagrams, etc.)
  • Data Interpretation(Graphs, tables, charts, etc.)

VARC

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para Summary
  • Para Jumbles
  • Odd sentence out

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  • 100+ concept notes and solved example sets
  • 25+ CAT previous papers with Video solutions
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Registration Process

CAT Exam Registration Process 2022

The CAT 2022 exam registration started on August 3, 2022. Check out the steps given below to register for the CAT 2022 exam.

  1. Visit the Official website of CAT 2022.
  2. Click on the “Register Now” button.
  3. Now enter the required details like Name, Email Id, DOB, etc., and submit.
  4. Your login credentials will be generated and sent to your registered mail id.
  5. Log in to the official website using your login ID and Password.
  6. Fill out your CAT application form and upload the scanned copies of the required documents.
  7. Click on save & continue.
  8. Now enter the required details like your academic background, and previous work experience (if applicable), and select the programs you prefer, and the cities for the interview.
  9. Finally, make the payment of the CAT exam through Net Banking/Credit/Debit Card/ or other and download the receipt.

    Top B-schools accepting the CAT Scores

    Top Colleges After Clearing The CAT Exam

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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore

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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta

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    Indian Institute Of Management(IIM), Lucknow

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    Indian Institute Of Management (IIM), Kozhikode

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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore

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    Faculty of management studies (FMS), New Delhi

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    S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai

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    Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

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    Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of management studies (JBIMS), Mumbai (for outside Maharashtra candidates)

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    Institute Of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad

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    National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

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    Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong

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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Trichy

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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kashipur

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    Department of management studies (IIT Delhi), New Delhi

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    Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (IIT Bombay), Mumbai

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    Vinod Gupta school of management (VGSOM), IIT Kharagpur

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    Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar

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    International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

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    CAT Question Papers

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    Knowing the level of questions that arrive in the CAT examination is essential. The CAT previous year's question papers are one of the best resources to have an idea regarding the level of questions and the pattern of the examination. One can download the PDFs of the past year's question papers with all slots, with detailed video solutions, for FREE. These PDFs with video solutions of CAT previous papers will help you understand each question well. You can practice these questions or can also take these as an actual test.

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