CAT 2022 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria & Application Form

CAT 2022

The CAT 2022 registration period will begins on August 3, 2022 on the official website, Indian Institute of Management (IIM Bangalore) will end the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 application process on September 21 at 5pm. Interested candidates can register for the CAT exam at the official website

CAT 2022 or Common Admission Test is the main entrance exam for MBA aspirants to get admission in top B-schools of India like IIM AhmedabadIIM BangaloreIIM Calcutta amongst many others. CAT 2022 will be conducted by IIM Calcutta. 

Apart from the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Shillong, Tiruchirapalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam, Bodh Gaya, Sirmaur, Amritsar, Sambalpur, Jammu and Nagpur, CAT 2022 is also a mandatory entrance examination for several other leading management institutes in India.

Around 2.31 lakh candidates had registered for CAT 2021. The competition among CAT aspirants is very tough for IIMs and the other reputed institutes.

Since CAT 2014, the IIMs have a new testing partner, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for the next 5 years. Prior to this, Prometric used to be conduct CAT for the IIMs.

CAT aspirants often start preparing for CAT almost one year in advance and prepare themselves by joining various specialized coaching institutes like Career Launcher, TIME, IMS etc.

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CAT 2022 Important Dates

The dates of the Common Admission Test (CAT 2022). The test will be conducted only on ONE day: 27th November, 2022. The exam will be conducted in two slots on the same day.

Here are the important dates for CAT 2022:

CAT 2022 Online Registration Starts

3rd August 2022 on

CAT 2022 Online Registration Ends

21th September 2022

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27th October 2022

CAT 2022 Exam Day

27th November 2022

CAT 2022 Result

To Be Announced Soon

Eligibility Criteria

A CAT 2022 aspirant must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category) from any recognized University of India. If the aspirant is in the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification and have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results, he/she can also apply.

For some programmes offered by IIM AhmedabadIIM Bangalore and some other premier management institutes, the eligibility criteria is different. Complete information on CAT 2022 eligibility criteria is available here.

Test Pattern & Duration

Common Admission Test (CAT 2022) will have 3 sections this year. The no. of questions have not been mentioned in CAT 2022 notification 66 (Expected). The following numbers are as per last year’s exam pattern:

  • Quantitative Ability (QA) – 22 questions
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)- 20 questions
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 24 questions

CAT 2022 exam duration has been increased to 120 minutes from the previous 170 minutes.

All questions will not be multiple choice (MCQ) type. There will be some descriptive answers which you will have to type out on the screen.
No tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through the tutorials carefully from the official website which will be available by 18 Oct, 2017.

The total duration of CAT 2022 will be two hours and total number of questions is expected to be around 66.

Practice Test

Click here to access a practice test that has been provided to offer the candidates a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test. You are advised to go through this practice test carefully to familiarize yourself with the screens, layout, and navigation of CAT 2022.

At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. No breaks will be given during the test.

Application Form

You have to make the registration fee payment through online modes only by Credit Card, Debit Card or through Net Banking.

Registration Process

You must log on to the website to register for CAT 2022. You can register for CAT 2022 from 3rd August, 2022


How to register for CAT 2022

3 simple steps:

  1. Login to the official website and create your profile
  2. You’ll get a user ID and password
  3. Fill in all your personal/ academic/ work details
  4. Make online payment to register for CAT 2022

To understand in detail, click here to download the CAT 2022 registration guide.


The CAT 2022 test fees is Rs.2,200 for general candidates & OBC candidates and Rs.1,100 for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.

Test Centres

CAT 2022 will be held in online mode across 159 (approx.) cities in India with a total of 425 test centres.

In 2021 CAT held an exam on 425 centers across 159 exam cities in India.

Some cities will have more than 1 test centres. You can choose 4 test cities in order of your preference. Click here for the list of CAT 2022 test centres.

CAT 2022 Results

The IIM CAT Result 2021 is expected to be declared in the 2nd week of January 2022.

CAT 2022 results will be published by the 2nd week of January, 2023. The link to CAT 2022 results will be available on

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IIMs in India

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