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CAT 2022 Exam Notification: Registration, Exam date, Syllabus and Other details

CAT 2022 exam is expected to be conducted by IIM Bangalore. For the uninitiated, the full form of CAT is the Common Aptitude Test, which IIMs conduct for MBA admission every year. CAT exam, of course, is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. 

CAT 2022 is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2022 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. Prospective candidates should note that IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.

CAT Exam Highlights

Exam NameCAT 2022
CAT Full FormCommon Admission Test
CAT Official
Exam Conducting BodyOne of the IIMs on a rotational basis Yet to be announced for CAT 2022
Exam TypeNational Level, MBA Entrance Exam
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Helpdesk No.1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)

CAT 2022 Exam dates

CAT 2022 Official NotificationAugust 2, 2022
CAT 2022 Registration DateAugust 3, 2022
Last date to apply for the application formSept 14, 2022
Last date to submit the fees for the Application FormSecond week of September 2022
CAT 2022 Form Correction Window shall openThird week of September 2022
CAT 2022 Admit Card Release dateOctober 27 – November 27, 2022
CAT 2022 Exam dateNovember 27, 2022
CAT 2022 Result announcement dateSecond week of January, 2023

CAT 2022 Eligibility

Candidates applying for CAT 2022 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks*.
  • Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA/Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI)) with required percentage*.
  • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*.

Note: *SC/ST/PwD candidates should have a minimum 45%. For General, EWS and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.

CAT 2022 Syllabus

Quantitative AptitudeVerbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionLogical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
Introduction to Quantitative AptitudeIntroduction to Verbal AbilityIntroduction to Logical Reasoning
Quantity Aptitude TipsIntroduction to Reading ComprehensionIntroduction to Data Interpretation
Number Systems ShortcutVerbal Ability TipsLogical Reasoning Tips
Shortcut Techniques in AveragesReading Comprehension TipsData Interpretation Tips

Registration details for CAT 2022

Step 1: Registration for User ID and Password 

On the website,, click the ‘Register’ button under New Candidate Registration header to create your user profile. The Registration form window will open in your browser.

Step 2: Login to CAT Website

Using the system generated User ID and Password that you have received at the completion of Step 1 above, you can login as a “Registered Candidate” on the website and fill the Application Form for CAT 2022.

Step 3: Fill Application Form

Registration Fee: ₹1150 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates. ₹2300 for all other categories of candidates.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Section as per CAT Exam PatternTotal Questions*Allotted TimeAllotted Time for PwD Students
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)2440 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)2040 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)2040 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds
Total66120 Minutes160 minutes

Preparation tips for CAT Exam 2022?

  • Join online study groups on Facebook, YouTube, Quora, Telegram, etc.
  • Download MBA entrance exam preparation apps
  • Obtain online study material like CAT mock test series by MBA coaching institutes.
  • Make a month-wise CAT preparation plan

Some Good Books One Can Use for CAT Preparation

CAT 2022 Result

CAT 2022 Result is expected to be announced in the month of December this year.

For more information, please visit CAT 2022 official website.


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