CAT 2022 Notification: Release Date, Official Website, Download Link
CAT Exam Notification- The Indian Institute of Management (IIM Bangalore) will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT 2022) on November 27. CAT Convener Prof Ashis Mishra told CareersToday, "CAT 2022 will be held on November 27, the advertisement cum CAT notification will be released on July 31. The official website of CAT will go live on August 1, with details of the application process, exam date, admit card release date." According to the CAT Convener, the application process is likely to commence on August 3 at iimcat.ac.in.
CAT Notification 2022 contains all the important information such as:
- CAT 2022 schedule
- CAT 2022 exam date
- Start and end date for CAT registration 2022
- CAT 2022 admit Card details
- Exam pattern & Syllabus
- CAT exam 2022 eligibility, and more.
CAT Notification 2022 - Overview
IIM Bangalore will conduct the Common Admission Test also known as the CAT exam, in a computer-based online mode most likely across 159 test cities in India. CAT exam is held for admission in elite B-schools across India. This CAT score is accepted not only by IIMs but also by 500+ B-schools across the country. Nearly 4,000 seats will be filled by IIM.
The overall details regarding the exam are available in the CAT notification pdf. Before going to apply for CAT 2022, candidates are advised to go through the CAT official notification 2022.
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CAT Exam Notification pdf's Highlights
Name of the Exam
Common Admission Test (CAT)
Type of Exam
Computer-Based Test (CBT)
CAT Exam Registration Mode
Number of CAT Test Cities
159 test cities (may change)
CAT exam registration fees
2 Hours (120 Minutes) - 40 Minutes for Each Section
CAT 2022 Official website
CAT Notification Dates 2022
The schedule includes CAT important dates 2022, which is related to events related to the complete admission process, when the CAT exam is held in 2022, admit card release date, result date, etc.
|CAT 2022 notification release date||July 31, 2022|
|CAT 2022 application form last date||August 3, 2022|
|Availability of CAT admit card 2022||Last week of October 2022|
|CAT 2022 exam date||November 27, 2022|
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|Great Lakes Chennai||Great Lakes Gurgaon|
|ICFAI Dehradun||IMT Ghaziabad|
|UPES Dehradun||LPU Jalandhar|
|SRM University Chennai||GD Goenka University, Gurgaon|
|Chandigarh University||BML Munjal University, Gurgaon|
|Manipal University (MAHE)||Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida|
|IPE Hyderabad||IFIM Business School|
Details mentioned in CAT notification 2022
CAT notification 2022 comprises detailed CAT exam 2022 eligibility criteria, reservation details, CAT registration fee, important dates pertaining to CAT 2022, and the number of CAT test centres.
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CAT 2022 official website
The CAT 2022 notification will contain the link to the CAT 2022 official website, iimcat.ac.in. Click here for the official CAT website.
CAT Eligibility Criteria 2022
The CAT announcement, in short, specifies the CAT eligibility criteria, which candidates must check before filling out the application form on or before CAT 2022 form date. This will allow the candidates to know Who can apply for CAT exam 2022. The CAT 2022 official notification also states that fulfilling the qualifications for the exam will not guarantee them a place in the Indian Institute of Management.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50 percent of marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD).
Candidates who are in the final year of the Bachelor's Degree / Equivalent Qualification Examination and are awaiting the results after completing the degree requirements can apply.
*SC/ ST/ PwD candidates should have a minimum 45%. For General, EWS and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.
For more details on eligibility, students are advised to visit the “CAT 2022 Eligibility” section of the CAT 2022 official website.
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CAT Exam Pattern 2022
CAT applicants witnessed the change in the CAT exam pattern due to COVID 19. This year also the CAT 2022 pattern is same as CAT 2022
Latest CAT 2022 Pattern
CAT exam duration
Total number of questions
No. of questions in VARC section
No. of questions in DILR section
No. of questions in QA section
CAT Exam Pattern (Changes over the year)
|Year||Number of questions||Sections||Marking scheme||Exam duration||Exam conducting body|
|2021||Total 66 questions (24 in one section and 20 in the rest two sections)||Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude||120 minutes (2 hours)||IIM Ahmedabad|
|2020||Total 76 questions (24 in one section and 26 in the rest two sections)||Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude||120 minutes (2 hours)||IIM Indore|
|2019||Total 100 questions (32 in one section and 34 in the rest two sections)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Verbal & Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Aptitude||180 minutes (3 hours)||IIM Kozhikode|
|2018||There were a total of 100 questions (32 in one section and 34 in rest two sections)||Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal & Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||180 minutes (3 hours)||IIM Calcutta|
Reservation Criteria Mentioned in CAT 2022 Notification
When completing the CAT 2022 application form on or before CAT 2022 form date, candidates should make sure to fill in the appropriate category as no change will be allowed once the CAT registration process is complete. This is stated in the CAT exam notification 2022.
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)
The categories of disability are:
Blindness and low vision.
Deaf and hard of hearing.
Locomotor disability including leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, and acid attack victims.
Intellectual disability, autism, specific learning disability, and mental illness, and multiple disabilities.
Note- For the purpose of being considered for reservations, the applicable Central Government list as on the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for CAT 2022 and any subsequent selection process of the IIMs. For an updated central list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing of the benefit of reservation and information in respect of the creamy layer, visit the website http://www.ncbc.nic.in
CAT Registration Fees
The CAT advertisement 2022 also mentions registration fees for candidates belonging to different categories. The fee for the CAT application form will have to be paid only once in online mode and it is non-refundable.
SC, ST and PwD candidates
NOTE: SC, ST, and PwD candidates are required to upload a copy of their SC/ ST/ PwD certificates at the time of CAT registration.
More details will be available in the CAT registration guide. When registering, candidates must select six test cities of their choice from a drop-down menu. The candidates can download the CAT admit card from the last week of October 2022 until November 27.
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CAT Exam Centres 2022
CAT 2022 exam centers also include cities where entrance exams will be held. When completing the CAT application form, candidates should select the test center for preference. There will be six cities where candidates had to choose when registering.
The CAT 2022 will be conducted at centers spread across approximately 159 test cities. The test cities are mentioned on the CAT 2022 official website and the test center name will be mentioned on the admit card of CAT 2022. To know the complete list of exam centers, visit the CAT notification download link from the CAT 2022 official website.
NOTE: IIM reserves the right to change or cancel any test center/ city and/ or change the test time and date of their choice.
CAT 2022 Score
The candidate’s CAT 2022 score will be accessed on the CAT 2022 official website. Candidates can be notified individually via SMS. CAT results will be announced in the first week of January 2023. The CAT score 2022 will be valid until December 31, 2023, and will be accessible on the website accordingly. After that, any questions regarding the issuance of CAT 2022 scorecards will not be entertained.
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CAT Admission Process 2022
Remember that each IIM is independent to compel their own qualifications (including academic cutoffs and relative weights) and follow different selection procedures. Performance in the CAT exam 2022 is an important component to consider in the selection process.
IIMs may also use candidates' previous academic performance, relevant work experience, and other similar entries in the shortlist of candidates at various stages of the CAT 2022 selection process. For more information, see the enrollment policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.
NOTE: Candidates must declare and maintain a valid email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.
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CAT 2022 Notification - Programs Offered
CAT 2022 will be conducted by IIM Bangalore as a prerequisite for joining various management programs of IIMs. These programmes are:
PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
PGP, PGPEx, PGPDGM
PGPM, PGPM-HR, PGPBM
MBA, MBA (T&HM)
PGP, PGPEX, PGPWE
PGP, EPGPX, EPGDSM
PGP, PGP-HRM, PGP (BA)
PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, PGP-LSM
MBA, MBA (Analytics), MBA (WX)
IIM Bodh Gaya
PGP, PGPEM, PGPBA
MBA, EMBA, MBA-BA, MBA-HRM
Before a prospective candidate can make a decision on appearing for CAT 2022, he/ she should visit the website and/ or read the program advertisement of the relevant IIM and specific programs to confirm the accurate and up-to-date information of the programs he/ she wants to apply for., Including CAT exam 2022 eligibility requirements and CAT admission processes.
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Should the COVID vaccine be a criterion for CAT 2022?
India has recently recovered from the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic and is preparing to hit its third wave soon. Some experts predict that a third wave will hit India in October, while others predict that it will hit soon (by August or September). The DELTA variant of the virus has already been detected in a few states.
- Meanwhile, the COVID-19 vaccination program has gained momentum and to date (July 7) more than 33 crore people have been vaccinated in India. A lot of conversations are heard about vaccination as a mandatory criterion for traveling, reopening offices, and conducting business activities.
- In fact, Rajasthan has issued a rule that from June 28 people should enter at least one dose of vaccine in public places. Similarly, Goa has made it mandatory for travelers to be vaccinated with both doses of the vaccine. Since it has been proven that a person vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine is best protected from the virus, the vaccine gradually acquires the status of a free pass to go to public places.
- This leads us to the question of whether entrance exams like CAT will also become a requirement for the vaccine to appear. Since CAT is an MBA entrance exam and the age of the candidates is 20+, by the day of the CAT 2022 exam (November 27, 2022), a large number of activists will already be vaccinated.
CAT Aspirant Opinion
CAT aspirant who is preparing for CAT 2022 said, “yes, making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for CAT students is a good idea as it will instill confidence in us to go out and take the exam at CAT exam centres. Since the 3rd wave is imminent and speculated to hit India by October/ November, it will be better if we are vaccinated for the CAT exam.”
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