CAT Notification 2024 - CAT 2024 Exam Date - CAT Important Dates

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The CAT notification 2024 has not been released by IIMs yet but the expected date for CAT 2024 exam is 24 November 2024. Every year one of the IIMs conducts CAT exam. CAT exam is one of the most prestigious exams held in country and is a gateway to some of the top management institutes like Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). CAT exam is conducted for admission to MBA offered by the IIMs and over 1500 B schools in India.
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CAT Notification 2024: Important Dates (tentative)
CAT 2024 Exam Details CAT 2024 Exam Dates
CAT Notification Release July 2024
CAT 2024 Registration Starts August 2024 (10:00AM)
CAT 2024 Registration Ends September 2024 (5:00 PM)
CAT 2024 Issue of Admit Card October – November, 2024
CAT 2024 Exam Date (tentative) 24th November 2024
Release of CAT Answer Key 1st week of December 2024
CAT 2024 Result Announcement 2nd week of January 2024
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CAT 2024
CAT exam 2024 is expected to be conducted by IIMs Calcutta. After the exam the results will be provided within one month through SMS. Candidates can also go to the official website to check their scores. Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for CAT exam. So it is important to create a strategy that will help you get into your dream b school. Here is what you can expect:
The official CAT 2024 notification will inform you about-
  • CAT 2024 Registration Dates
  • Starting in August 2024 you can sign up for the CAT 2024(expected). Just fill out the form carefully and pay the fee to complete your application.
  • When You Can Get Your CAT 2024 Admit Card
  • Tentatively you can download your admit card for CAT 2024 in October 2024. This card is your ticket to the exam so keep an eye on the official website to see when you can download it.
  • CAT 2024 Exam Date
  • The expected date for CAT 2024 is 24th November.
  • Why Take the CAT?
  • The CAT exam is your path to getting into some of the top MBA programs including those at the IIMs. It's a chance for students and working professionals to move up in their careers by getting a top notch management education.
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    Did you Know: Until the year 2008, CAT was a paper-based test.
    CAT 2024: Important Facts
    Here is a quick overview of important facts about CAT:
    Name of test Common Admission Test (CAT)
    Purpose of test Qualifying test for admission to 21 IIMs and 100+ reputed B-schools across India
    CAT 2024 Exam Date (tentative) 24th November 2024
    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 66
    Test Duration 2 hours
    Marking Scheme +3 for every correct answer
    -1 for each wrong answer
    Syllabus Questions from VARC, QA and DILR
    Mode of Conduct Computer-based test
    Application Fee (tentative) Rs. 2400/- for General & NC-OBC candidates
    Rs. 1200/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
    Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools As per the Government of India regulations
    In the last few years there have been significant and considerable changes in the format of the Common Admission Test (CAT). The number of questions changed from 100 in 2019 to 76 in 2020 and then to 66 in 2021 which was a significant change. For CAT 2024 you will have to register which you can do on the official page once the notifications will be released.
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    FAQs about CAT 2024 Notification
    • 1. What is CAT notification about?
    • CAT notification is basically an official notice released by the IIM. It is uploaded to the official website and includes details like exam dates, registration schedules, admit card dates, eligibility criteria and related policies.
    • 2. What is the CAT 2024 exam date?
    • In 2024, the CAT exam is expected to be held on 24th November 2024. The common entrance test will be concluded in 3 slots: morning, afternoon and evening for 2 hours each. We recommend you refer to the official notification for the CAT exam for detailed info.
    • 3. When will the official CAT 2024 exam notification be released?
    • The official exam notification for CAT '24 is expected to be released in July 2024. The candidates can check the information on the official website.
    • 4. Is there a way to register for CAT 2024 offline?
    • No CAT has been conducted online since 2009 and candidates can only apply online for it.
    • 5. What will be the CAT ’24 application fees?
    • CAT application fee will tentatively be INR 2400 for General and NC-OBC candidates whereas INR 1200 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
    • 6. How is CAT different from other business management tests?
    • CAT exam is the most prestigious business management test since it is way for business students to pursue MBA/PG courses from IIMs. Apart from that the CAT score is also accepted by top business schools in India including, but not limited to SPJIMR, FMS-DU, MDI, GIM-Goa, LIBA, Amity, GLIM, JIMS and more.
    • 7. Can I apply for the CAT if my graduation will complete in May-June 2025?
    • Yes if candidates are completing their degree by May or June 2024 they can apply for the CAT exam later this year. The only academic eligibility is that you need to complete your bachelors with at least 50% marks.
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