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Table of Content  

  • CAT 2022 Overview
  • CAT 2022 Highlights
  • Important Dates for CAT 2022  
  • CAT 2022 Eligibility criteria  
  • CAT 2022 Registration
  • CAT 2022 Application form
  • CAT 2022 Application Fees
  • CAT 2022 Exam Pattern    
  • CAT 2022 Syllabus
  • Preparation Tips (How to prepare for CAT 2022)
  • CAT 2022 Admit card
  • CAT 2022 Exam
  • CAT 2022 Result 
  • CAT Answer Key
  • CAT 2022 Cut-off and Counselling    

 

CAT 2022 Overview

CAT or Common Admission Test is an entrance exam that is conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM courses. IT is a national level exam which is famously known as one of the largest entrance exams in India for Management courses.

CAT or Common Admission Test is conducted every year for admission to 20 IIMS and over 1000 other CAT scoring Top B-schools in the country. As this exam is known as the largest entrance exam for Management courses every year around 2 lakh students apply for this exam.

This year 2022 CAT- Common Admission Test is expected to be held on the last Sunday of November 2022. It is will held on 27 November 2022 in the 3 slots. Common Admission Test is conducted every year by one of the 20IIMs. This year in 2022 IIM Bangalore is expected to conduct the CAT 2022. This year IIM or Indian Institutes of Management will start the registration for the CAT 2022 on August 3, 2022 (Tentative).

In this article we will discuss all about CAT 2022, keep reading the article to know more about the CAT 2022 important dates, exam pattern, preparation plan, syllabus, results and much more.  

To qualify for the CAT exam and admission to India’s top B-schools is the dream of many aspirants, that is why every year over 200000 students register for the Common Admission Test. It is known as one of the most popular entrance exams for MBA aspirants in India.   

 

CAT 2022 Highlights

Name of the exam CAT 2022
Full name Common Admission Test 2022
CAT Conducting Body IIMs (Indian Institute of Management Indore)
Duration of the exam 2 hours
Mode of the Paper Online (CBT)
Exam frequency Once a year
Medium of the exam English
Category Management courses
Application process Online only
Exam Level National
Total marks 198
Official Website iimcat.ac.in
Mode of counselling Online
Application fee (General) INR 2200 for GN category
Participating Colleges 1209

 

A Quick Review on the CAT 2022

  • CAT or Common Admission Test is the entrance for admission to the management courses in India.
  • Every year around 200000 students appear for this exam. 
  • Common Admission Test is gradually changing from a knowledge-based test to an IQ-based test.
  • This year, the CAT exam is expected to be held on November 27 in 3 different slots.
  • It is CBT or computer-based test for admission to MBA/ PGDM courses.
  • This year the application fee for applying to CAT 2022 will be INR 2200 for the Unreserved or General Category candidates and INR 1100 for reserved category candidates.
  • CAT exam is conducted once a year in different slots.
  • The basic eligibility to apply for the CAT 2022 is graduation with 50% marks.
  • After qualifying for this exam you will be eligible for admission to India’s top B-schools and 20 IIMs.
  • You can check the official notification of the CAT 2022 exam by visiting the official website of CAT 2022 i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
  • The exam will be held in around 156 cities in the country.
  • The 20 IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) that accept CAT scores for admission to the PG courses like MBA/PGDM are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Shillong, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Raipur, IIM Indore, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Nagpur, IIM Trichy, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM Ranchi, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Udaipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Kashipur and IIM Rohtak.
  • The other top b-schools and the top institutes that accept CAT scores include IMT (Information management technology), FMS (Faculty of Management Studies), IMI (International Management Institute), SPJIMR (S P Jain Institute of Management and Research), MDI (Management Development Institute), IITs, NITIE, GLIM, NMIMS, GLIM, ICFAI, TAPMI, Amity University, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Xavier University, BIMTECH and many more.    
  • The application process for the CAT 2022 exam is only online to rephrase it you can apply for the CAT 2022 exam by online mode only.
  • The Medium of the CAT- Common Admission Test 2022 is English.
  • The Exam is conducted by one of the IIMs every year. Last year, IIM Ahmedabad was the conducting institute for Common Admission Test and this year IIM Bangalore is expected to conduct the CAT 2022.    
CAT 2022
CAT 2022 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

 Important Dates for CAT 2022

Event Dates for CAT 2022
Release of Notification for CAT 2022 4th week of July 2022
Starting of Registration Process 1st week of August 2022
Last date to submit the application form 2nd week of September 2022
Last date to submit the Application fee 2nd week of September 2022
CAT 2022 Correction dates 3rd week of September 2022
Admit Card release date for CAT 2022 4th week of October 2022
CAT 2022 Exam date 4th week of November 2022
CAT 2022 Answer key release 1st week of December 2022
Last date to challenge answer key 1st week of November 2022
CAT Result 2022 1st week of January 2023

 

List of CAT Exam conducting body every year

The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) initiates this examination every year and uses this test to select the students for their Business Management Programs like MBA or PGDM.

IIM- Indian Institute of management conducting body is based on the principle of rotation each year. The year-wise CAT exam conducting body is mentioned below:

Year Conducting body for the CAT
CAT 2022 IIM Bangalore (Expected)
CAT 2021 IIM Ahmedabad (Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad)
CAT 2020 IIM Indore (Indian Institute of Management-Indore)
CAT 2019 IIM Kozhikode (Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode)
CAT 2018 IIM Calcutta (Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta)
CAT 2017 IIM Lucknow (Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow)
CAT 2016 IIM Bangalore (Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore)
CAT 2015 IIM Ahmedabad (Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad)
CAT 2014 IIM Indore (Indian Institute of Management-Indore)
CAT 2013 IIM Indore (Indian Institute of Management-Indore)
CAT 2012 IIM Kozhikode (Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode)
CAT 2011 IIM Calcutta (Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta)
CAT 2010 IIM Lucknow (Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow)

CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria  

Eligibility criteria for any course are the key points without those you are not able to apply for the particular exam. To apply for CAT 2022 or common Admission Test 2022 you must meet the eligibility criterion.

CAT 2022 eligibility criteria are released by the exam authority on its official website. This Eligibility criterion includes various parameters for different courses such as age, educational qualification, limit, domicile and nationality to apply for CAT 2022. We advise you to check all the eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying for the exam. 

Candidates who are interested in the CAT 2022 must check the eligibility criteria and ensure that they are eligible for the exam. CAT conducting body will release the official eligibility criterion on its official website in PDF format.

CAT eligibility for the aspirants who graduated in the years 2021 and 2022

  • If you are a student with “promotion/ pass” instead of “award of marks” certificates in any of the last two years of the bachelor’s program can enter the “Promotion/ Pass” option in the CAT 2022 application form.
  • Due to the implementation of the above point and the fact that different evaluation patterns may be followed by different institutes/ universities across the country due to the COVID epidemic, the CAT authority has decided to remove the minimum marks (45% and 50% [Or equivalent CGPA] respectively) for appearing for the CAT 2022 exam.
CAT 2022

CAT 2022 Age Limit  

For applying to Common Admission Test 2022, there will be no age limit. You can apply for this exam at any age but must complete the other eligibility.  

CAT 2022 Nationality

To apply for the CAT 2022 candidates belong to the Indian nation, however, foreign nationals/ PIOs are also eligible to apply for CAT 2022.   

Educational qualification:

All the candidates who want to apply for CAT 2022 must hold a Graduation/ Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university/ institute. Students are also eligible to apply for CAT 2022 who have completed a professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA) with the required percentage.

Marks required to apply for CAT 2022

All the candidates must have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA for applying to CAT 2022. Candidates who belong to the reserved category such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and PWD- Persons with Disability must have secured a minimum of 45% marks or CGPA.

Final Year students

Candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam and are awaiting for their graduation results eligible to apply for the CAT 2022.

Work Experience

For applying to the CAT 2022, it is not mandatory to have a work experience. In case a candidate has any work experience he will be eligible to get a preference.

Reservation

IIM- Indian Institutes of Management offers standard reservations as per guidelines of the government for the various categories of students who apply for any business management program.

Who is not eligible for the CAT 2022?
  • If a candidate is in the process of completing his/her professional degree courses like CA/ CS/ ICWA without appearing for their bachelor’s degree.
  • If a candidate is pursuing both his/her bachelor’s degree and a professional degree but has not completed yet any of these.
  • If the candidate’s score in the bachelor’s or UG degree is less than 50% and belongs to the general category is not eligible to apply for the CAT 2022.
  • If a candidate belongs to a reserved category and has less than 45% marks, is ineligible to apply for the CAT 2022.
  • If the degree of the candidate is not recognized by any of MHRD/ AICTE/ UGC, these candidates will not be considered eligible candidates for the CAT examination 2022.

CAT 2022 Registration

Knowing the eligibility criteria for the CAT 2022 is an important step that you must take. But when you check the eligibility criteria for the exam and know you are eligible for it, your next step will be the registration for the same.

The registration for CAT 2022 is completely online and the application form for this entrance exam can be filled out on the official website of the CAT-Common Admission Test. The registration will be starting from the 1st week of August 2022, you can visit the official website for the CAT 2022 for the same.

CAT 2022

Every year over 200000 students apply for the CAT exam with an aim to get admission to the top B-schools of the country. The registration for the CAT Exam is the first and most important step to applying for this largest entrance test in the country.

Some of the important dates for the CAT registration and to fill in the application form are given below:

Event Dates for CAT 2022
Release of Notification for CAT 2022 4th week of July 2022
Starting of Registration Process 1st week of August 2022
Last date to submit the application form 2nd week of September 2022
Last date to submit the Application fee 2nd week of September 2022
CAT 2022 Correction dates 3rd week of September 2022

In this article, we will discuss all the steps to apply for the CAT exam in detail. To know more about the CAT exam keep reading the article.

Things to have in mind when you will fill out your application form for CAT 2022 or Common Admission Test 2022

•             It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to apply for the CAT 2022 to mention their Aadhaar number in the application form.

•             Candidates who wish to claim help under a reserved category or a sub-category should specify their category in the application form.

•             Candidates should prefer to fill out their CAT application form on Internet Explorer 7 or any browser and ensure that they should have high-speed internet that working on their PC or laptop.

•             You should not fill out the CAT application form on a smartphone. To fill in the form using a laptop or a desktop.

CAT 2022 Application form

CAT Application form notification will be released by the exam authority on its official website. The Application form notification is expected to release in the fourth week of July 2022 and the application can be started in the first week of August 2022.

The submission of the CAT application form will be completed in multiple steps. These steps to submit the application form includes the registration, application form filling, payment of the application, document uploading and final submission of the application form.

For the ease of the Common Admission Test 2022 applicants who are interested in knowing how to fill CAT application form, have been detailed all the steps in this article in a simple manner.

The candidates are advised to follow these step-by-step guidelines for the CAT 2022 registration and to apply for this India’s largest entrance test for admission to the top b-schools.

Steps to fill the CAT 2022 Application form

The step-by-step process of filling out the CAT 2022 application form consists of the below-given process.

  • Step 1: Registration
  • Step 2: Filling the application form
  • Step 3: Uploading the scanned documents
  • Step 4: Payment of the application fee

Step 1: Registration

Registration for CAT 2022 involves generating CAT login credentials for filling out the application form for CAT 202. Candidates are advised to follow the below-given steps to register for the CAT 2022.

•             First, visit the CAT 2022 official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in

•             Then go to the “CAT 2022 Registration” link that will be provided on the home page of the website

•             Then you will need to enter or fill in the required valid details such as your email, contact number, name, country, date of birth, etc.

•             Click on the submit button to get an OTP.

•             Then enter the captcha code and the OTP and click on the ‘I agree and submit.

•             Your User ID for the CAT 2022 and the password will be generated and you will receive it on your registered email id.

•             Note down your User ID and Password for future correspondence.

Step 2: Filling the application form

After generating the User ID and Password for the CAT 2022, your next step will be to fill in the application form.

To fill in the application form you will need to log in to the portal by using the credentials that you receive on your registered email Id.

You need to log in with the same ID or the password, when you will enter the correct details the system will redirect you to you on the application form page. You will need to fill in the details in the application form.

Below-mentioned are the details that you have to be filled in CAT application form:

Personal Details:

You will have to fill in your Date of Birth, Gender, Category, Nationality, Details of Parents, Address of correspondence, and Emergency contact details in the application form.

Academic Details:

Your class 10th marks, class 12th marks, graduation and post-graduation scores or marks, professional degree/ course details if any you have.

Work Experience Details:

Although we are already aware of this that it is not a mandatory field to enter the work experience in the application form, if you have, you can enter full-time work experience details in this section.

IIM Program Preference:

This is one of the most important that you must select the IIM institute and the program for which you wish to apply for, and also the interview city.

CAT Exam City Preference:

You can select 6 CAT exam cities from the drop-down list that will be provided at the time of application form filling based on your convenience of time and travel.

Step 3: Uploading the scanned documents

While filling out the application form for Common Admission Test 2022 you will need to upload the documents also without this step your application form will not be submitted. For this you will need to upload the scanned images of the below-given documents:

Photograph:

Candidates will need to upload a recent photograph that should not be older than 6 months. The size of the Photograph should be less than or equal to 80KB and the format should be in JPG or JPEG only.     

Signature:

Candidates will need to upload a scanned photo of signature and it should be done only in black ink on white paper. The size of the image of the signature should not be more than 80KB with a dimension of 80mm*35mm. The format of the image should be JPG or JPEG only.   

NC-OBC/ SC/ ST Certificate:

Candidates will need to upload a scanned Self-attested copy of the category certificate in PDF format. The minimum PDF size for the document should be 200 KB.  

PwD Certificate: 

Candidates will need to upload a scanned PwD certificate if any. The PwD certificate of the candidates should be in PDF format only and it should not be less than 200Kb. 

Step 4: Payment of the application fee

When you will upload your scanned images of the photographs and signature and of the required documents, your next step will be to pay the required application fee. If a candidate doesn’t pay the application fee his/her CAT application form 2022 will not be submitted. So, it is important to pay the application fee for submitting the Application form for CAT 2022.   

For the fee Payment for CAT 2022, you can pay online mode. You are permitted to pay the Application fee by using a Debit/Credit card or Internet Banking or UPI or online wallets.

When you will pay the application fee for Common Admission Test 2022, you will get an SMS on your registered mobile number and also an email regarding the payment of the fee for the CAT 2022. You are also allowed to download your fee receipt and can take it for future reference.          

The application fee for the CAT 2022 for different categories of candidates are as follow:

Category Fee
General/ NC OBC Category INR 2200
SC/ST INR 1100
PwD/DA INR 1100

Documents required to upload the CAT 2022

  • Class 10 mark sheet/certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheets/certificate
  • Date of Birth certificate
  • Address proof
  • Caste category certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD category certificate (if applicable)
  • Scribe certificate (if applicable)
  • Work experience document
  • Credit/debit card or net banking credentials

    

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for CAT 2022 is released by the CAT exam authority on its official website. CAT Exam will consist of 66 questions on many subjects.

Common Admission Test or CAT is designed by the conducting body IIMs. Candidates who are planning to appear for the CAT exam this year must familiarise themselves with the latest CAT exam pattern. It will help you in understanding the structure of CAT- Common Admission test question paper and marking scheme to prepare better.   

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The pattern of the CAT exam is based on similar entrance exams. This entrance exam consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and is to be solved within a particular time duration.

Earlier, the CAT exam duration was 180 minutes with 100 questions but in the year 2020 or for CAT 2022, due to the covid-19 pandemic, both numbers of questions and exam duration was reduced. The number of questions was reduced to 76 and the exam duration to solve these questions was reduced to 120 minutes.

In CAT 2021, the total questions were further reduced to 66 but the exam duration of the paper was the same. This year, the exam pattern for CAT 2022 is expected to be on the same lines as the previous year.

The below-mentioned table will help you in understanding the exam pattern for the Common Admission Test 2022…..

  Particular Details
Mode of exam Online (Computer-based test)
Duration 120 minutes (2 hours) 
Questions type Multiple Choice Questions and non MCQ
Exam Medium English
Marking Scheme +3 for every correct answer
Number of Questions 66
Total Marks 198 marks
Negative Marking for MCQs -1 will be deducted for every wrong answer
Negative Marking for Non-MCQ None
Number of Section 3 sections
Exam Slots Morning: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Afternoon: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Evening: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM  

Below given is the detailed exam pattern for CAT 2022:

Mode of Exam:

CAT 2022 or Common Admission Test will be conducted online as CBT mode at around 438 test centres located in 158+ major cities in the country.

CAT Exam Duration:

The duration of the Common Admission Test 2022 will be 120 minutes for the entire paper in which you will be provided 2 sections to solve.

Sectional Time Limit:

There will be 40 minutes for each section and the total sections will be 3 which are Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA).

Number of Questions: The total number of questions in the exam will be 66 questions in 70-75% MCQs and 25-30% TITA-type questions.

Section-wise number of questions

Section Number of Questions Marks for each section Time allotted for each section
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 24 72 40 min
 Quantitative Aptitude 22 66 40 min
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 20 60 40 min
Total 66   198 120 min

CAT 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus for the CAT 2022 exam is vast, thus the aspirants must plan its coverage in a time-bound manner.

The syllabus for the CAT exam includes three subjects that are Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). The VARC section (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension) of the CAT 2022 syllabus covers various topics of English Grammar, Verbal Reasoning and RC- Reading Comprehension.

The QA or Quant Aptitude section of the CAT syllabus includes all the topics of Mathematics from Class 9 to 10 such as Arithmetic, Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra, and Mensuration. The DILR (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) syllabus of the CAT exam includes the topics that require analytical interpretation of data like Puzzles, Tables, Pie Charts, and Bar Graphs.    

CAT 2022 Syllabus

The subject-wise detailed syllabus for CAT- Common Admission Test 2022 is mentioned below:

CAT Syllabus 2022 for Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Some of the topics including VARC are given below:
  • Para jumbles
  • Para summary
  • Sentence Completion
  • Inferences 
  • Preposition
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Close Passage
  • Synonyms Antonyms
  • Facts-inferences-judgments
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Sentence correction
  • One word substitution
  • Articles usage
  • Parts of speech
  • Syllogisms
  • Different usage of the same word
  • Analogies

CAT Syllabus 2022 for DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)

Some of the topics including DILR are given below:

  • Blood Relations
  • Data Arrangement
  • Statements
  • Data Structures
  • Bars & Line Graphs
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Tables
  • Pie Charts
  • Venn Diagram
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Binary Logic
  • Family Tree
  • Data Arrangement
  • Assumptions
  • Direction Sense
  • Statements
  • Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Sets & Caselets
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Structures

CAT Syllabus 2022 for QA (Quantitative Aptitude)

Some of the topics including DILR are given below:

  • Surds and Indices
  • Geometry (Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles)
  • Trigonometry (Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances)
  • Mensuration (Areas and Volumes- Squares, Rectangle, Triangle, Circles, Cones, Spheres, Cubes, Pipes and Cistern)
  • Number System
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Mean, mode, median
  • Profit & Loss
  • Binomial theorem
  • Geometric Progression
  • Number System
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Simple interest and compound interest
  • Logarithms
  • Probability
  • Square Root and Cube Root
  • Percentages
  • Work and Time
  • Inequalities
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Arithmetic
  • Calculus (Maxima and Minima, Function)

Some Important topics of CAT 2022 for Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Under this section (VARC), questions from sentence correction, vocabulary, grammar, or fill in the blanks have not appeared in the last three years in the CAT exam.

So it’s not meaningful to dedicate to give extensive time to these topics because these have not been part of the questions paper.

Instead of this, the questions from the para jumble topic have become an integral part of this section. But if you want to prepare for the complete syllabus you can also prepare for those topics.

The difficulty level of the para jumbles questions has also been moderate in the past few years.

RC section has been an integral part of the VIRC section, so suggest you give more time to prepare it.

CAT 2022 Syllabus

Weightage Analysis of VIRC Topics

Topics Number of Questions
RC- Reading Comprehension 15-16
Odd Sentence Out 1-2
Para Jumbles 3-4
Summary 3-4
Miscellaneous 1-2

Some Important topics of CAT 2022 for Quantitative Aptitude

•     There will be a total of 22 questions in this quantitative aptitude section. 

•     Arithmetic sections hold the highest weightage of all of the topics in the CAT Syllabus for QA. In fact, this ranks at the second position after reading comprehension in terms of weightage in the CAT 2022 exam.  

•     Most of the questions in a quantitative section are from general topics such as P&L, Number systems, Geometry, etc.   

•     Modern math or mathematics consists of the topics like Logarithm, Set theory, Progression, Permutation & combination, Functions, etc.  

•     In the last year, there were a total of 8 TITA-Type in the answer type of questions in all slots of CAT. 

•     Our recommendation for the CAT 2022 aspirants would be to focus on Algebra, Geometry, Modern math, and the most important Arithmetic.    

Weightage Analysis of Quantitative Topics

Topics Number of Questions
Arithmetic 10-11
Algebra 5-6
Numbers 1-2
Geometry & Mensuration 3-4
Modern Math 1-2

Some Important topics of CAT 2022 for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

There will be a total of 20 questions in this section (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning).

  • Generally, this section has 4 data sets from Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.
  • These sets can be from DI, LR, or a combination of both. In this section, the level of difficulty from the last three years on risen.
  • The DI section will be 2-3 sets that can be further divided into ‘Calculation Based Questions’ or ‘Reasoning Based Questions’.
  • Questions from the arrangement sets have been more noticeable over recent years. So it is worthwhile to practice as much as possible, especially of the CAT previous years’ question paper.

Weightage Analysis of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

 

Topics Number of Questions
Graph, Bar diagram 6-8
Graphs, Charts 7-8
Tables, Pie chart 4-5
Tables & Charts 5-8

 

Preparation Tips (How to prepare for CAT 2022)

CAT- Common Admission Test is known as one of the largest entrance exams for the Management courses in India. AS the JEE exam is famously known as the largest entrance exam for Engineering Courses as CAT is famous for Management Courses.

This Exam is conducted by one of the 20s IIM (Indian Institute of Management) every year. The students or the aspirants who are aiming to pursue a management course from the top-ranked university of the state crack this exam.

By qualifying for CAT 2022, you open up the chances of getting admission to the top colleges in the country. 

If you also have applied for the same or a CAT Aspirant and have a dream to pursue MBA /PGDM from Top b-schools in India, to assist these candidates in the CAT preparation 2022, Admission Discover brings to you some of the tips and tricks on how to prepare for CAT 2022 and how you can complete your syllabus. This article will also provide the candidates with typical last-hour preparation tips to crack the CAT 2022.

The tips to prepare for CAT 2022 are provided below:

Divide your syllabus and your schedule: It is important to divide the complete syllabus as per your schedule in other words you should assign your remaining days to certain topics.  

Analyse yourself

Before making any strategy to prepare for the CAT 2022, it is advisable that you need first check the exam pattern of CAT 2022. The exam pattern for CAT 2022 we have mentioned above should check and understand. You should analyse the number of sections, topics and sub-topics that have been asked in previous year’s exams.

Create a new timetable: You have enough time to prepare for CAT 2022, you should accordingly create a new study timetable for it by which you can cover all the units of subjects. You should need to give enough time that should be allotted for your revision, mock test, and reviewing of chapters. Time management is very important so you will need to give your equal time to cover all the subjects’ syllabus. 

Go Online also: You can check online reference materials that are released by educational institutes to help the candidates with their preparations. You can also go for online lectures that are a good way of understanding the various difficult topics of the CAT 2022 Syllabus.

Don’t forget to attempt Mock Tests: Mock tests are very important, they will play an important role in the preparation of CAT 2022. You should attempt online mock tests regularly to check the current preparation status and your speed to solve the paper. Different Mock tests also allow the candidates to work on their mistakes and to be prepared for their entrance examination.

Revise: You should ensure that you revise every important chapter and the topic thoroughly since this will allow you to remember the formulas and facts. You can also create a separate plan for last-minute preparation in which you can write the topic in short that will help to remember the complete topic.

Solve Sample Papers and previous question papers: Solving previous year papers and sample papers will definitely help you in figuring out the portions or the topics that require more time. You will also be able to know the topics that are most frequent in the previous year. So that you can give more time on that.

Be confident: Confidence is very important for your preparation, you need to be confident to prepare every topic and chapter. You need to focus on understanding and solving the problems rather than worrying about performing well. Your confidence will help you in doing well in your CAT 2022. 

How to Prepare for VARC

The VARC section in the CAT exam is broadly divided into reading comprehension, verbal ability, grammar and Vocabulary. To prepare for the VARC section of the CAT exam, you will need to have a separate approach for each part.

For example, you can prepare for reading comprehension in the early months of the year as it is all about cultivating and developing the habit of reading. Your Verbal Ability can be tackled by practising sample questions or mock tests. Grammar and Vocabulary also can be handled by practising more mock tests.   

How to Prepare for CAT DILR

Everyone wants to score in CAT 2022 so that they will be eligible for admission to the top b-schools of India. To score well in the DILR section in the CAT exam, the most important thing is that you must have clarity of basic concepts.

Meanwhile, the questions in this DILR section are data and logic-based, so, you need to develop a sharp thought and an eye for detail.

And the other thing is there are no formulas or theorems in DILR, so your preparation for this section depends on the practice of sample questions and mock tests. Some of the major topics to study for DILR sections are Tables, Pie Charts, Line Charts, Bar Charts, and Mixed Charts.  

How to Prepare for CAT QA

Quantitative Aptitude Section is the last section and important section of the CAT exam and it is also the most difficult one. This section includes Mathematics topics like Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, and Mensuration. The main key to excelling in this section is a thorough knowledge of all the concepts, theorems and formulas.

CAT 2022 Admit Card

An admit card is the most important document for any exam. This is an essential document that you must have to enter the examination hall without it your entry will be prohibited at the examination hall.

The admit card for CAT 2022 will be released to download by the authority on its official website. The admit card is also known as the Hall ticket. Candidates who have submitted the CAT application form successfully are able to download the IIM CAT Admit Card or Hall Ticket from the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in.

Read this full article on CAT 2022 to know more about how to download the CAT hall ticket 2022 or CAT Admit Card 2022 and what to do if there is any discrepancy with the MBA CAT Admit Card 2022 or PGDM CAT Admit Card 2022 and more such details.

CAT Admit Card 2022 will be expected to be available for downloading in the 3rd week of October 2022. You will be able to download the admit card by using your user ID and the password.  

Important dates for CAT 2022 Admit Card

Events Dates
Last date to submit the application form 2nd week of September 2022
Admit card available on 4th week of October 2022
Last date to download the hall ticket November 27, 2022
CAT 2022 Exam 4th week of November 2022

How to download the CAT 2022 Admit Card or CAT MBA Admit Card 2022?

To know how to download the admit card for the CAT 2022 exam online, you will need to follow the below-mentioned steps. This step-by-step guidance will help you in downloading your CAT Admit Card 2022.

•             First, visit the official website of the Common Admission Test i.e. iimcat.ac.in. 

•             Then find the “Registered Candidate Login” link and click on it. 

•             Next you will need to enter the CAT login credentials (user ID and password) that is created at the time of your CAT registration.    

•             Then you have to choose the CAT 2022 admit card link to download the admit card.

•             CAT Admit Card 2022 will be downloaded automatically on your system.  

•             Check all the details mentioned that are provided on your admit card and print the CAT admit card. 

Details given on CAT Admit Card 2022

After successfully downloading the CAT admit card, you need to make sure all the essential details are available in it or not. The below-given information will be mentioned on your CAT 2022 admit card:

Candidates’ name

Application number

Date of birth

PwD status

Category of the candidate

Date and day of the test

Test times and Session

Gate closing time of centre

Reporting/ Entry time at centre

Google Map Link

Test City

Test Centre

Emergency Contact number

Space will be provided in the admit card to affix the candidate’s photograph and signature

CAT Admit Card instructions for the candidates  

Unable to download the CAT Admit Card 2022? Check the solution for it…….

While downloading the admit card, you can face any kind of problems like wrong ID and password, or browser-related problems. To resolve these types of problems you will need to follow the below-given steps.

Forget CAT ID or the Password

Condition 1: If you forget your CAT 2022 user ID and password, in this case, you should check the email or

  • SMS that you received after completing the CAT registration process. The SMS will find on that
  • Number by which you have registered for the CAT Application as same as the email will be on the same registered ID.

Condition 2: If a candidate loses the email or SMS that he/she received after completing the CAT 2022 application form successfully. For this, he/she can recover or retrieve the user ID and the password by following the given steps:

  • First, you will need to click on the user ID and password tab in the CAT login window.
  • Now you will need to specify the registered email address in the space provided.
  • Next, click on the “Get User ID/ Password” tab that is available just below the submit option.
  • Your user ID and password will be sent to your registered email address.
  • Then sign in again by using the new user ID or password and save it for future reference.

A discrepancy in the CAT Admit Card 2022?

After downloading the admit card, you must check the given details in the admit card are correct or not. If there is any discrepancy or mistake in your details you should correct them. For any correction in your admit card, you can contact the authority of the CAT exam. 

For any correction to the Admit can contact the authority of the exam. The Indian Institute of Management will provide the CAT Helpline number for the candidates by which they can call and resolve candidates’ issues in case of any problem with the CAT admit card.

Candidates can also allow writing the email to the following address.

CAT Helpline desk number: 1800-2090-830 (Toll-Free)

Email Address: cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

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CAT Exam Centres 2022

The exact address for the CAT 2022 examination centre will be mentioned on the hall ticket of the Common Admission Test. This year in 2022 there are 158 cities where the exam authority will conduct the CAT exam. Candidates can choose a minimum of 6 cities on the basis of their preferences.  Some of the cities of the CAT exam centres are given here….

  • Port Blair
  • Hamirpur
  • Jammu
  • Bokaro
  • Dhanbad
  • Nashik
  • Nellore
  • Vijayawada
  • Kakinada
  • Shillong
  • Aizawl
  • Kohima
  • Udupi
  • Kannur
  • Patna
  • Mohali
  • Delhi
  • Gurugram
  • Ghaziabad
  • New Delhi
  • Raipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Madurai
  • Warangal
  • Chennai
  • Trichy
  • Rajkot
  • Hisar
  • Karnal
  • Solapur
  • Bareilly
  • Kanpur
  • Hyderabad
  • Coimbatore
  • Trinuvelveli
  • Thane
  • Roorkee
  • Hooghly
  • Kolkata
  • Burdwan
  • Haldwani
  • Shimla
  • Jhansi
  • Rohtak
  • Panipat
  • Kurushetra
  • Surat
  • Gandhinagar
CAT 2022 Exam

CAT 2022 Exam

Once you will download the admit card for CAT 2022 you will need to prepare for the exam and must revise all the topics that you have prepared to crack the exam.

The final revision is very important for this you will need to give time to revise the complete notes, graphs, formulas and strategy that you are using the crack the exam. Apart from this you must read and understand the exam day guidance that is released by the exam authority.   

Knowing the various exam day guidelines of CAT 2022 is important this enables the candidates to avoid mistakes accidentally.

In the nervousness and excitement of the CAT exam 2022, most of the students forget many important things that can be a reason for their cancellation of the exam. So, it is important to be aware of all the guidelines for the exam day.   

CAT 2022 Exam

Guidelines to be followed on the day of the exam

•             You should ensure to print at least 2 copies of the IIM CAT Admit Card 2022 in colour or black and white on size of A4 size paper. 

•             You should reach the test or exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam. 

•             Carry an original ID proof (Passport, Licence, Aadhaar etc.) with your admit card.

•             Do not forget to carry your admit card along with other documents and the things that we have mentioned above. 

•             Do not carry any of these things at the exam centre like a calculator, mobile phone, iPad etc.

•             Do not sign on the admit card beforehand, you need to be signed it inside the exam hall only.

•             Do not carry any extra bag or luggage.  

•             Do not carry any eatable items, eatable items are not allowed.     

•             You just need to affix your photo same as the one uploaded with the CAT application form 2022.

CAT 2022 Exam Timings

CAT 2022 will be conducted in three slots in a day at different times. Below given are the timings slots for the CAT 2022.

CAT Exam Slot Timing Reporting time Gate closing time
Slot 1 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM 7:00 AM 8:15 AM
Slot 2 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM 11:00 AM 12:15 PM
Slot 3 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 3:00 PM 4:15 PM

CAT Answer Key 2022

CAT 2022 Answer key will be released by the exam authority after the completion of the exam.  The final answer key with the questions for the CAT exam will be available on the official website in the form of a PDF. 

The answer key that is provided by the exam conducting body contains the correct answer, candidates can match their answers with it and can prepare for the further procedure. 

In a case, if a candidate demands to challenge the official answer key of the CAT exam, they will be allowed to raise objections. To raise any objection to the answer key you will need to fill in an online application form.

The duration for the opening of the challenge window for the CAT answer key will be announced by the conducting body means IIMs on the day of response sheet release.  The objection will be examined by the IIMs and if they find that the objection is valid, they will issue a new and final answer key for the same.

Important dates for CAT Answer Key 2022

Events Dates
Release of CAT Answer Key 1st week of December 2022
Last date to download and challenge answer key 2nd week of December 2022
CAT Result 2022 First week of January 2023

Steps to download the CAT Answer key 2022

Candidates can check their answer key for CAT 2022 to check or evaluate their performance and assume their final score in CAT 2022. To download the CAT 2022 Answer Key you will need to follow some steps, to ease the candidates we mentioned step-by-step guidance by following it you can check to download the CAT Answer key.

Step 1: First, visit the official website of the CAT 2022 which is iimcat.ac.in.

Step 2: Then click on the ‘login’ tab

Step 3: After this, you will need to enter the CAT login ID and the password

Step 4: The CAT Answer Key 2022 will appear on the screen

Step 5: You should take a printout of the answer key to check it.

Details you will find in the CAT Answer Key 2022

The CAT 2022 Answer key or we can say it a CAT response sheet will contain the answers to the question. The below-given information will be mentioned on the CAT Answer Key 2022:

  • Name of the candidate
  • CAT 2021 exam centre
  • CAT registration number
  • Test date
  • Test Time
  • Question
  • Question ID
  • Question type
  • Status of candidates answer (attempted/not attempted)
  • Right option/answer
  • Candidate’s response

Want to raise an objection to CAT Answer Key? Check the procedure…..

After downloading the answer key for the CAT exam, candidates evaluate their performance with it. If a candidate wants to raise any objection in the CAT Answer key he/she can raise it by following the right procedure. CAT exam authority has provided this opportunity to the CAT aspirants to raise objections to any answer.

If the test takers feel any of the wrong answers in the official answer key of CAT they can challenge it by filling out an application form. For this, Candidates will need to pay the fee to raise any objection. The objection will be examined by the IIMs and if they find that the objection is valid, they will issue a new and final answer key for the same.

The objection fee of the CAT Answer key will be refunded to those candidates whose objections are found to be genuine or correct.

Steps to submit the Objections in CAT Answer key

The candidates who want to challenge the answer key can fill the objection form by using their CAT login credentials. Objection fee will be charged INR 1,200 per question and this fee should be paid online only.

These are the steps to fill in the CAT objection form:

•             First, visit the official website of CAT 2022

•             Click on ‘Login’ and enter the CAT login credentials (USER ID and PASSWORD)

•             Then move to the ‘Objection tab’ and click on the ‘+’ sign to add an objection.

•             Check the question number from the PDF of the answer key and enter relevant details.

•             Then you will need to upload supporting documents.

•             Next and the last step is to pay the objection fee, i.e. INR 1,200/question through Debit/Credit/ Net banking or UPI.

•             After this your objection will be submitted to the exam authority.

CAT 2022 Result 

The results for the CAT 2022 exam will be released by the exam authority. The result is expected to be released by the exam authority on the 1st week of January 2023. Candidates can check their results by visiting the official website of the CAT. The result will be released online on the official website of the CATIIM and candidates can check their results by using their login credentials i.e. login ID and the Password. 

The details that will contain CAT result 2022are given here….

  • Registration number/user ID of the candidate
  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s category
  • Candidate’s gender
  • Candidate’s Date of birth
  • Date and time of the CAT examination
  • Candidate’s contact details and email id
  • CAT score (overall)
  • CAT score (section-wise)
  • CAT percentile score (section-wise)
  • CAT percentile score (overall)

How to download CAT result 2022

CAT aspirants can check the step-wise procedure to download their CAT 2022 results and can download their respective scorecards.  

  • First visit the official website of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in
  • Click on the ‘CAT Result Tab’ and enter CAT login credentials (user ID and password) to log in
  • Next, click on the ‘IIM CAT Score Card’ tab
  • Your CAT result 2022 will appear on your screen  
  • Then download the CAT 2022 result and keep it for future reference

  

CAT 2022 Cut-off     

CAT 2022 Cut-off and MBA Admission 2023-25

CAT Cut off is the minimum percentile that you will require to participate in the MBA admission process of IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management), IITs, and other CAT score accepting b-schools and top institutions of the country.

In order to admission to these institutions through CAT, candidates have to clear both the sectional and overall cut-offs. The qualifying cut off of CAT 2022 for admission to the 2023-25 batch will be released by the respective IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) to shortlist the candidates for PI/GD rounds.

CAT 2022 Admission Criteria & Process

Each IIM has its own procedure and selection criteria for MBA/PGDM admissions.

There will 3 stages by which you will be eligible for admission to the above-mentioned institutions. The phases of the selection process after CAT 2022 are as follows:

•             First is to clear the qualifying CAT cut-offs and fill out the form on the official website of the respective IIM institute.

•             Second is the GD/ PI round that will be to shortlist the candidates. The list of shortlisted candidates is released on the basis of CAT score, work experience, past academic performance, gender diversity, and academic diversity.

•             Third is appearance for the GD/ PI rounds and preparation for the final merit list.

IIM CAP (Common Admission Process) CAT Cut off and Admission Process

•             IIM CAP is a Common Admission Process which is conducted for admissions to 9 new IIMs- IIM Jammu, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur. These New Indian Institutes of Management are also known as the baby IIMs in India. 

•             Common Admission Process is conducted only for shortlisting the candidates for PI rounds and for conducting the PI rounds. It is not the final process for shortlisting the candidates, the final merit list preparation criteria are diverse for all the 9 IIMs.

•             In the previous year 2021, the CAP counselling process was conducted by IIM Trichy for shortlisting candidates for PI rounds.

Admission to Top Non-IIMs through CAT scores

For admission into IIMs is tough because the cut-offs are usually above the 99 percentile. However, there are 800+ colleges other than IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) that accept CAT scores for admissions to MBA/ PGDM. The Top-ranked non-IIM MBA/PGDM institutes include Delhi School of Economics, FMS Delhi, IITs, KJ Somaiya, etc. CAT 2022 Admission Process for Non-IIMs includes the below-mentioned stages. 

•             Firstly, you will need to clear the qualifying CAT 2022 cut off then you can be eligible for applying to these institutes.

•             CAT-Common Admission Test qualified candidates will be shortlisted for participation in WAT/ GD/ PI.

•             Finally, the Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of CAT scores, academic qualifications, GD/ PI scores, and depending on the parameters set by the respective institute.

With just over 6 months left for the Common Admission Test 2022, it’s time for the preparations. Once you clear this exam, you will be eligible for admission to the top institutions in courses like MBA/PGDM etc. in the top IIMs and over 1000 other top b-schools of the country.

Hopefully, this detailed article on CAT 2022 will help you in gathering factual information regarding Common Admission Test 2022.  

For the latest updates on CAT 2022 (Common Admission Test 2022) like eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam patterns, sample papers, Mock tests, selection process and more keep visiting www.admissiondiscover.com.      

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