All CAT 2022 candidates are currently expecting the CAT Exam Dates. Based on trends from past years, the CAT 2022 Exam is estimated to take place on the final Sunday of November 2022. While enrollment for the examination is scheduled to open in August 2022, the official announcement for CAT 2022 was published in July 2022. On the CAT’s official website and in national newspapers, all information was made public. The CAT 2022 exam will be held on November 27, 2022. Registration for the CAT exam 2022 opened on August 3 and will close on September 14, 2022 (5:00 PM). The exam is offered by one of the IIMs on a rotational basis every year. Last year, the CAT 2021 examination was conducted by IIM Ahmedabad. Students can take the CAT 2022 exam if they want to study for an MBA from any of India’s prestigious institutions.
CAT 2022 Highlights
The CAT exam is held annually by one of the top IIMs. IIM Bangalore will host the CAT 2022 session. Check out the CAT exam 2022 highlights listed below:
|CAT full form||Common Admission Test|
|Conducting IIM||IIM Bangalore|
|CAT pattern||CBT with MCQs and non-MCQs|
|No. of test cities||156|
|CAT 2022 Exam date||November 27, 2022|
|Exam fees||INR 2,300 (General category) and INR 1,150 (Reserved category)|
|Eligibility||Graduation with 50 % aggregate (45 % for SC/ST students)|
|Number of applications||2.31 lakh (in 2021)|
|Number of test takers||1.92 lakh (in 2021)|
|Exam purpose||Admission into IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1,200 B-Schools in India|
|Exam helpdesk no.||1-800-210-1088 (Toll-Free)|
CAT Exam Dates 2022
Below is a schedule listing every date related to CAT 2022. Every year on the final Sunday in November, the exam is conducted in a single day. The CAT test was given in two sessions before CAT 2019. Due to the pandemic wave, there will be 3 sessions for the examination. CAT 2022 will be held in three sessions on a single day, just like the previous two years. CAT Exam Dates 2022 were released on July 30 and are crucial, thus applicants should pay attention to them.
|CAT 2022 notification release||30-Jul-2022|
|CAT 2022 registrations start||03-Aug-2022 (10:00 AM)|
|Registrations end||14-Sep-2022 (5:00 PM)|
|Form correction||Fourth week of September 2022|
|Mock test release||The first week of October 2022|
|Admit card release||27-Oct-2022|
|Official tutorial release||The first week of November 2022|
|CAT 2022 exam||27-Nov-2022|
|Answer key release||The first week of December 2022|
|Answer key challenge process||The first week of November 2022|
|Final answer key release||Last week of November 2022|
|CAT 2022 result declaration||The first week of January 2023|
CAT Eligibility Criteria 2022
The CAT 2022 eligibility has been made available by IIM Bangalore in Pdf file format on the CAT 2022 main site. Applicants will be able to determine their eligibility for the CAT admissions test based on the exam eligibility requirements for 2022.
If applicants are later determined to be ineligible for the CAT 2022 exam, their candidature may be revoked. It’s important to remember that qualification for IIM Admission 2023–2025 is distinct from eligibility for the CAT test. They need to be examined separately. Check your eligibility for the CAT exam here.
|Required Marks in Graduate||50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD)|
|Age Limit for CAT 2022||There is no age restriction to apply for the CAT exam|
|Work Experience||Not Mandatory|
|Reservation||Based on category|
Who is Not Eligible for the CAT 2022?
- If the applicant is working toward earning their professional degree (CA, CS, or ICWA) without taking the bachelor’s degree examination.
- The applicant is working toward earning both a bachelor’s and a professional degree but has not yet finished both.
- The applicant is ineligible to enrol for the CAT if his or her degree score is less than 50 per cent (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD applicants).
- The applicant would not be considered eligible for the CAT 2022 if the degree is not acknowledged by MHRD, AICTE, or UGC.
CAT Test Cities
The CAT exam is held at numerous locations around India. Besides the exam timetable, the cities for the CAT 2022 examinations will be announced. In the online application for the CAT 2022 test centre, applicants will have the option to select up to four cities.
CAT Exam Cities
MBA candidates must begin CAT 2022 exam preparation as soon as possible since the CAT Exam Dates are out. It would take at least six months to finish the exam’s syllabus and practise enough mock exams. You will require less time to study if you have taken the exam before. One needs to dedicate a lot of time to studying for the CAT exam because it has a large syllabus and there is fierce competition to get into IIMs or the best MBA programmes in India. With the aid of CAT books, students should finish the CAT syllabus in the first phase. They should practise 25 to 30 CAT mock examinations of various types in the second phase. The final stage should be spent thoroughly revising important concepts, formulas, etc.