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Common Admission Test, commonly referred to as the CAT examination, happens to be a nationwide management aptitude test that is held once a year to grant admission to MBA aspirants in IIMs and almost 1200 other business schools across the country.
As per stats gathered till 2021, almost 2,00,000 candidates sit for this highly competitive examination that generally takes place near the end of November. The total number of questions in CAT 2022 is expected to be the same as that of CAT 2021 i.e., 66 questions in all.
The entire marks are distributed among multiple subjects like Quants or Quantitative Aptitude, Logical reasoning, Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
CAT Exam Highlights
The guidelines for the CAT examination are set by any top IIM institute each year. In 2021, IIM Ahmedabad got this prestigious opportunity of hosting the exam. The exam governing body’s name for this year’s Common Admission Test will soon be declared by the General Council. We have listed the highlights of 2022’s CAT examination for your prompt reference:
|Examination Particulars||Detailed Insights|
|Full name of CAT||Common Admission Test|
|Host for 2022||IIM Bangalore (as per provisional announcement)|
|Level of Examination||National|
|Syllabus||Three distinct sections include VARC (Verbal Ability along with Reading Comprehension), Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning coupled with Data Interpretation (DILR)|
|Examination process||CBT (includes both response based and MCQ type questions)|
|Total number of cities participating in CAT 2022||156|
|Examination tentative date||27th November, 2022|
|CAT Eligibility||Students need to graduate with at least 50% marks on aggregate. Percentage relaxation of 5% is allowed for ST/SC candidates|
₹ 2,200 for General caste candidates
₹ 1,100 for Reserved category students
|Course affiliated||MBA/ PGDM|
|CAT Examination’s motive||To secure admission in one of the top IIMS or PJIMR, IMT, MDI, SPJIMR or in any of top 1200 business schools across the country|
|Statistical inputs from CAT Examination 2021|
|Total applications recorded||2.31 lakhs|
|Total number of examinees||1.92 lakhs|
Ideally, a minimum of six months is recommended for each candidate who attempts to fully brush up on the vast syllabus for the CAT examination. For first-timers, this timeframe is sufficient to prepare well by appearing in several mock tests while the students who have already sat before, might need lesser preparation.
|CAT Subjects||Subject Topics|
|VARC||Verbal Ability, Para Summary, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles and ODD Sentence identification|
|Quants||Algebra, Number system, Mensuration, Basic Arithmetic Problems, Geometry|
|DILR||Arrangement, Set theory, Puzzles, Numerical Reasoning, Games and Tournaments etc.|
CAT Exam Pattern
Specific test centers are selected to conduct the CAT exam across various cities. The mode of examination is online and the students answer the papers seated in front of computers.
Exam pattern underwent alterations in 2020 followed by the pandemic effect. The number of questions was reduced to 76 from 100, also the exam duration had been reduced to 120 minutes or 2 hours from 3 hours. In 2021, the number of questions was reduced to 66 from 76.
|CAT Examination mode||Computer Based Test|
|Exam Time||40 minutes are allotted for each section making it a total of 2 hours|
|The time slots for CAT Examination 2022|
Morning: 8:30 in the morning to 10:30 A.M.
Second slot (afternoon): 12:30 in the noon to 2:30 P.M.
Last slot (Evening): 4:30-6:30 P.M.
|Revised number of questions||66|
|Number of options per question||4|
|Question format||MCQ and student response based|
|Question paper’s language||English|
|Marking Criteria||3 marks will be awarded for correct answers, and 1 mark is deducted for each wrongly answered MCQ type question, for student response based, candidates can attempt the question even if they are unsure about the solution as these questions do not apply negative marking.|