CAT 2022 Notification: Important Dates and related information

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Every year, lakhs of students appear for various management entrance tests like CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. Undoubtedly, CAT is one of the toughest exams and provides a gateway to prestigious IIMs and other premier B-Schools across the nation. CAT is conducted in a computer-based mode by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis. A two-year post-graduate degree in management from one of the top IIMs is an assurance for a bright career in the corporate sector. In these programmes, candidates get to learn management principles and develop the leadership qualities required for working in top multinational companies.
CAT 2022: Official Announcement
CAT remains one of the most sought-after competitive examinations and attracts graduates of all streams. Many working professionals also take CAT in order to step up the corporate ladder. The score is not only accepted by the IIMs, but also by other 100+ top-notch B-schools across the country. Approximately, 5100 MBA seats are offered by the IIMs alone.
One of the IIMs will conduct CAT 2022. While we can expect CAT to be administered without any delay yet a few changes in the pattern are anticipated.
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The official registration of CAT begins in the month of August and the test will be conducted in November. Here, we bring you the tentative timeline of CAT 2022 so that you gain a fair idea about CAT and plan your preparation accordingly. A well-structured plan and a step-by-step approach are required for covering the entire syllabus and scoring well in the exam.
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CAT 2022: Important Dates
CAT 2022 Exam Details CAT 2022 Exam Dates
CAT Notification Release August 2022
CAT 2022 Registration Starts August 2022 (10 a.m.)
CAT 2022 Registration Ends September 2022 (5 p.m.)
CAT 2022 Issue of Admit Card October 2022
CAT 2022 Exam Date To be notified
Release of CAT Answer Key December 2022
CAT 2022 Result Announcement January 2023

Note: Students are advised to go through the official CAT website for latest exam pattern as well as mock tutorials.
CAT 2022: Important Facts
A quick overview of important facts about CAT:
Name of test Common Admission Test (CAT)
Purpose of test Qualifying test for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India
CAT 2022 Exam Date To be notified
CAT Entrance exam sessions 3 Sessions/Slots
Slot Timing(Tentative) Slot 1 (8.30 am to 10.30 am)
Slot 2 (12.30 pm to 2.30 pm)
Slot 3 (4.30 pm to 6.30 pm)
Conducted by IIM
Exam type National level
Periodicity Once in a year
Score/Percentile Validity One Year
Annual Number of Test Takers 2-2.5 lakh
Pattern of Test MCQs and Non-MCQs
Number of Questions (As per CAT 2021) 66
Test Duration 2 hours
Marking Scheme +3 for every correct answer
-1 for each wrong answer
Syllabus Questions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of Conduct Computer-based
CAT 2022 Convenor To be notified
Application Fee Rs. 2200/- for General & NC-OBC candidates
Rs. 1100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools As per the Government of India regulations
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Over the last few years, there have been significant changes in the pattern of CAT; one such major change being the drop in the number of questions from 100 to 76 in 2020 and then to 66 in 2021. Accordingly, the time limit and total marks were altered for the exam. Nonetheless, the dates for the exam notification, registration, and result remain nearly same. The students are required to register online for the CAT 2022 from the month of August.
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