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CAT 2022 Question Paper

CAT 2022 Question Paper: If you are looking for the CAT 2022 question paper then check this article where you get the free PDF to download.

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CAT 2022

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 ParticularsDetailed Insights
Full name of CATCommon Admission Test
Host for 2022IIM Bangalore (as per provisional announcement)
Level of ExaminationNational
SyllabusThree distinct sections include VARC (Verbal Ability along with Reading Comprehension), Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning coupled with Data Interpretation (DILR)
Examination processCBT (includes both response based and MCQ type questions)
Total number of cities participating in CAT 2022156
Examination tentative date27th November, 2022
CAT EligibilityStudents need to graduate with at least 50% marks on aggregate. Percentage relaxation of 5% is allowed for ST/SC candidates
Examination charges

₹ 2,200 for General caste candidates

₹ 1,100 for Reserved category students

Course affiliatedMBA/ PGDM
CAT Examination’s motiveTo 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 recorded2.31 lakhs
Total number of examinees1.92 lakhs

CAT Syllabus

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 SubjectsSubject Topics
VARCVerbal Ability, Para Summary, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles and ODD Sentence identification
QuantsAlgebra, Number system, Mensuration, Basic Arithmetic Problems, Geometry
DILRArrangement, 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 modeComputer Based Test
Exam Time40 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 questions66
Raw Score198
Number of options per question4
Question formatMCQ and student response based
Question paper’s languageEnglish
Marking Criteria3 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.

CAT Previous Year Question Papers


Frequently Asked Questions

How many different sections make up the CAT 2022 Exam?

Answer: The CAT Exam is divided into three sections: CAT Quantitative Aptitude (QA), CAT VARC, and CAT DILR.

What format does the CAT Question Paper use?

Answer: IIM always creates English-language CAT test questions. Therefore, never anticipate receiving questions in regional languages.

For all three spots, are CAT Previous Year Papers the same?

Answer: The CAT Previous Year Papers are different for each of the three seats. To prevent question leakage, the authority assigned a distinct CAT ...Read full

Who prepares CAT Exam Question Paper?

Answer: IIMs prepare the CAT Exam Question Papers on a rotating basis each year. For instance, it was established by IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Indore, ...Read full