CAT 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility & Admit Card

CAT 2022CAT 2022: The CAT which stands for Common Admission Test conducts all India level examinations. Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will Conduct the CAT 2022 exam. CAT examination is held every year for admission in the Post-Graduate Business Administration Programme for the various IIM, IIT, NITs, and many other Government and private institutions located in India. In this article, candidates can check the complete details about CAT 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, pattern, etc.

CAT 2022 Notification:

  • 9th August 2022: CAT 2022 Application Form has been released on 3rd August 2022 and the last date to apply is 14th September 2022


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CAT 2022: Highlights

Exam Name CAT 2022
Full-Form Common Admission Test
Conducting By Indian Institute Of Management
Exam Level National Level
Exam Frequency Once a Year
Application Mode Online Mode
Exam Mode Online
CAT Exam Purpose Admission to top management colleges in India.
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CAT Exam Date 2022:

Besides CAT 2022 Examination Date, other dates like registration form date admit card date, etc are also mentioned here!

Events Exam Dates
Notification Release 31st July 2022  
Start the online application form 3rd August 2022
Closing date of online application form 14th September 2022
Admit card date Availability 27th October 2022
Mock Test 3rd week of October
CAT 2022 Exam Date 27th November 2022
CAT Aptitude Test 4th week of November 
Cut Off Date Release November 
Release the Answer Key 2nd week of December 
Result Date Announcement 1st week of January

CAT 2022 Application Form:

CAT 2022 Application Form will be released by online Mode. The candidate needs to visit the official site to acquire and fill the form. The applicant is required to choose three cities of their own choice and based on this choice, the applicant is allotted with the exam center after the application form is submitted.

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How to Fill the CAT Application Form 2022?

Candidates follow the below steps, it will help to submit the application form for CAT Exam 2022:


  • Go to the Official Website of CAT and there will you see Login & Registration.
  • For the new user click Registration and Make an account there,
  • Candidates fill out the online form, Enter their details Name, Contact Details, Date of Birth, email ID, and Valid phone number.
  • After submitting this form you will get the OTP to verify your phone number.
  • After verifying the mobile number,  candidates will get the User ID & Password.

Applicant Fee:

Applicants under NC/OBC and general category need to pay Rs.2200/ as a registration fee and for SC/ST/and Person with Disability need to submit a small portion of just Rs.1100/. Send the registration fee via online mode. Make sure to use the official portal for associating with this connection. Ensure to check the official website for concise info in this regard.

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CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria:

As it is already known that the CAT exam is to get admitted for the courses like PGPEM, PGP, PGP-ABM, PGPBM, PGP-UAE, PGPWE, PGPPM, EPGPM, PGP-Mumbai, PGPSM, PGDHRM, PGDM, and PGPEX so the applicant should go through the eligibility criteria to acknowledge that whether he/she is fit to appear in this exam or not.

  • The candidate should have done graduation level courses in any of the streams.
  • Minimum marks attained in graduation level course fixed at 50% marks or have done with equivalent CGPA. However, reserved category candidates can apply if 45% of marks are gained.
  • If the candidate is in the final year of the graduation course then he/she can also appear in CAT 2022 examination.
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  • 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates
  • 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates
  • 27% of Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC)
  • up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates
  • 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)

This pattern of percentage can be changed as per the year by Government in India

Admission Process:

The process of admission is plain. It is based on the scores that the applicant has gained in the category like group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview. While shortlisting and ranking the candidates, institutes can check the academic and working backgrounds. Further, these institutes also consider academic performance and other related inputs of the candidates as well.

Exam Pattern:

  • The candidate will appear in the examination using the online mode.
  • The entire question paper consisted of 100 questions.
  • These questions are based on data interpretation, verbal ability, logical reasoning, and quantitative ability.
  • The exam duration will be 2 hours, and 50 minutes.
  • For every question, 3 marks will be added and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect question. However, if the candidate has not answered the question then no mark is given to it.
Sections Subjects Name Duration  Total Questions Total Marks
Section I Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 60 minutes 34 102
Section II Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 60 minutes 32 96
Section III Quantitative Ability 60 minutes 34 102
Total 3 Hours  100 300

CAT Syllabus 2022:

Candidates need the preparation according to their self Authority and not prescribe any kind of syllabus for the CAT Exam. Here we mention the section-wise topics candidates can check below – Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Mathematics or Quantitative Ability:

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Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC):

  • Reading Comprehension: In this section CAT 2022 Exam question will ask comprehension passages of medium length, the passages will carry 250 to 500 words. The question will be asked in the CAT exam directly and inferential.
  • English Usage: In this section, the question will ask about Grammer and verbal reasoning such as Grammar, Fill in blanks, Verbal Reasoning, Sentence Correction, Antonyms, Synonyms, etc:

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR):

  • Data Interpretation: Data Sufficiency, Combination of Graphs, Tables, Bar Graph, Caselet, Line Graph, Pie Chart, etc,
  • Logical Reasoning: Binary Logic, Matching Puzzles, Blood Relations, Family Tree, Proposition, Sets, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Statements, Clocks, and Calendars, etc.

Mathematics or Quantitative Ability (QA):

Algebra, Number System, Geometry, Arithmetic, Higher Maths, Modern Mathematics, Trigonometry, Mensuration, etc.

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CAT Admit Card 2022:

Via an official website, admit card can be acquired. Applicants can download the admit card once the official date is announced till the examination date. Make sure to carry this utmost important card in the exam center while appearing for CAT 2022 entrance exam.

CAT 2022 Result:

The month of December is the fixed month for the official announcement of the CAT Examination. Make sure for using the official portal to check the result. By entering the roll number and name within the given sections it is easy to know the status of one’s result.

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